DR ROBERT G. BROWN (their story)

Dr. Robert G. Brown

Their Story


     Robert G. Brown was born June 13,1839, in Ontario County, New York to George I. Brown (Nov.3,1815-July 23,1883) [Duchess Co. N.Y] and Mary (Ogden) Brown (Nov.25,1814-May 24,1876) of Connecticut.  He was the oldest of three sons born to George and Mary.  He like his brothers worked the farm with their father until he was 17 years of age.  After High School graduation, he farmed for 1 year.

     In April of 1862, he married Miss Clara B. Stanley of Danville, New York. To this marriage there were three children, George S., Jesse J. and Willie, all living in 1886.

     He studied medicine with Dr. Campbell of New York.  In 1868 he and family moved to Battle Creek, Michigan, and for some time was engaged in the sewing machine business.  The family moved to Caldwell Co. Missouri in 1868, he purchased land and devoted himself to farming.

     On July 30,1872 Clara died of what is assumed to be related to childbirth issues, as they had a 4th child on July 14,1872, a son named Clarence, who died on Sept.22,1872.

That left Robert with three sons, aged 7yrs, 6 yrs and 2yrs of age.

     By the year 1874, he had remarried to Florence Melora Polley, and they had a new son named Arthur H. Brown. They had a total of four sons, one named Robert died in infancy.

     In 1879 Robert began studying Dentistry under Dr. Simcock, of Hamilton.  Pursuing his studies for one year, he entered into a partnership with Dr. Simcock, and in 1880 had an active profession.

     Robert G. Brown died August 20,1899 in Caldwell County Missouri and is buried in Highland Cemetery, Hamilton Missouri along with both wives, and several sons.

     His father George I. and mother Mary are also buried in Michigan, where they had lived since 1868. George served in the Calhoun Co. Legislature 1871-72.  Mary died in 1876, and George suffered a fall from a building in July 1883 and didn’t survive .

     Of the eight sons born to Robert/Clara&Florence, three earned the title of Dr.of Dentistry. (DDS). Jesse J. the oldest of sons of Robert and Clara, went on to develop a dental lathe, which was patented in 1902. Drawing and specs are included in folder.   Jesse J.’s son Russell G. also became a Dentist. 





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