"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Brown, Webster A. vice president and secretary of the Brown Land & Lumber Co., and one of the leading business men of Rhinelander, was born in this city Sept. 28, 1885, son of Anderson W. and Anna (HUNCHETT) BROWN. He acquired his elementary education in the common schools of this city, was graduated from the high school with the class of 1904, and then entered the University of Wisconsin, where he took a commerical course, being graduated with the class of 1908. Then making his headquarters at Rhinelander, he engaged in the business of handling cut-over and timber lands and logging contracts. In the following year his brother Luther E. became associated with him as partner, the Brown Land & Lumber Co. thus coming into existence, and in 1913 the concern was incorporated under the same name, Webster A. BROWN having since served as vice president and secretary. He is also a stockholder in the Rhinelander Refrigerator Co., and is not only active and enterprising as a business man, but also takes a prominent part in civic and social matters. The local lodge of Elks numbers him as one of its interested members. On May 31, 1913, Mr. BROWN was united in marriage in Elgin, Ill., to Louise WILCOX, daughter of John H. and Louise (SECORD) WILCOX; her father is now deceased but her mother is living and a resident of Elgin. Mr. and Mrs. BROWN are the parents of four children; Louise, Anderson W., Ruth R. and Anna J. The family attend the Congregational Church, Mrs. BROWN being an active member of the Ladies' Aid Society; she also belongs to the Priscillas and the Woman's Club of Rhinelander.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 770, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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