Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     GEORGE D. BROWN, who resides about eight miles northeast from Toler, is one of the well-to-do farmers of Douglas county, who adds to the good work of raising the cereals and handling stock. the business of the promoter.  In all these capacities, he has been successful and is one of the widely and favorably known men of this locality.  He is a native of Ontario, Canada, being born on February 23, 1869, the son of George and Margaret (Wiggans) Brown, both natives of Canada.  In the excellent schools of Ontario, our subject was trained and remained in his native place until grown to manhood.  At Orangeville, he was engaged for two years as apprentice in the Flemming flour mills, learning the art of the miller.  In 1890, he came west and after due search and investigation located on the place he now owns, buying the right to the same from Sarah Morgan.  His location here was in 1891, and the year previous was largely spent in the Fraser river valley.  Since coming here, Mr. Brown has continued steadily in operating his farm, which is handled largely to the cereals.  In 1898, he organized the M. M. & B. Co., for the purpose of handling and developing the water power in the Chelan river.  They have about thirty thousand horse power in the falls and will develop it to a higher amount by the addition of machinery.  Mr. Brown has the following brothers and sisters, John A., William J., Robert A., Samuel J., Joshua, Levi, Alfred G., Frederick W., Mrs. M. McKenzie, and Mrs. Thomas J. Manley.
     The wedding day of Mr. Brown was on July 19, 1893, and his marriage to Miss Amelia Marshall occurred in this county.  The parents of the wife are Robert and Hester (Tinney) Marshall, natives of Canada.  She was born in Ontario, Canada, on March 1, 1868, and has three brothers and two sisters, Henry, John, James, Mrs. John Brown and Mrs. Eliza Marshall.  The children born to this worthy couple are named as follows with the dates of their respective births: Margaret H., July 17, 1894; Mary G., June 1, 1895; Lillian A., August 4, 1897; Anna L., January 7, 1899; Marshall W., July 18, 1901.  All of the children are natives of Douglas county except the last one, who was born in Chelan county.  Mr. and Mrs. Brown are members of the Presbyterian church and have always evinced a great interest in the moral as well as the material welfare of the community, being progressive and capable people.