AUGUSTUS WILLIAM BROWN
The Humboldt Union, Thursday, Sept. 26, 1912
Died: Sept. 17, 1912
Was born at Charlestown, Mass., September 29th, 1844, where he resided until eighteen years of age, when having obtained the consent of his parents, he enlisted in the signal corps of the Navy. He was assigned first to the guard ship Ohio, stationed at Charlestown. After a short time he was transferred to the North Carolina, stationed at New York. Later he served on the Brandywine at Fortress Monroe, and was with the Hunchback in the battle of Tar river, N. C., where after great danger and considerable loss of life, Gen. Banks and his forces at Little Washington, N. C., were relieved by the fleet of which the Hunchback was a member.
In 1863 Mr. Brown joined the merchant vessel Arabia, and sailed from Boston to San Francisco, via Cape Horn, taking six months and two days for the journey. Later, having returned to Boston, he came West, and in April, 1866, arrived at Humboldt where he made his home until the time of his death.
He married to Marian Chambers March 27, 1867, and to this union three children were born: Mrs. Wm. Kemmerer of this city; Jessie C. of Independence, Mo., and Oliver H. of Raton, N. M., all of whom are present to mourn the loss of their father. Mrs. Marion Chambers Brown died January 15, 1894, and seven years later Mr. Brown was united in marriage to Mrs. Marguerite Lincoln, with whom he lived until her death, June 13, 1911.
Forty-five years ago Mr. Brown became a member of the local lodge of Ancient, Free, and Accepted Masons, in which connection he remained a devoted member until the time of his death.
Had he lived twelve days more, Mr. Brown would have been 68 years old.