Colusa County









      U. W. Brown, one of the leading members of the Colusa County bar has been engaged in the practice of his profession in this city for over thirty years, during which time he has won a large and representative clientele and has risen steadily in public esteem.  Mr. Brown was born on a farm near St. Joseph, Missouri, on the 24th of November, 1860, and is a son of William D. and Martha J. (Bentley) Brown, the former a native of Missouri and the latter of Kentucky.  In 1865, when he was about four years of age, the family came west, locating in Corvallis, Oregon, from which place they moved to Colusa County two years later.  The father followed the business of farming and stock raising, in which he was fairly successful.

      U. W. Brown attended the district schools and graduated from Pierce Christian College, at College City, California.  He taught school for four years in Colusa County and then took up the study of law in the office of Richard Bayless in Colusa, was admitted to the bar of California in 1897 and has been engaged in the practice of his profession continuously since.  He has been successful in his material affairs and is the owner of some well improved farm lands, part of which is devoted to the raising of barley and rice, while the remainder is planted to prunes.  For many years Mr. Brown was president and a director of the First National Bank and the First Savings Bank, both of Colusa.

      Mr. Brown’s wife died in 1929.  He is the father of four children, Harris N. Brown, now deceased, U. W. Brown, Jr., B. Lovelace Brown, and Mrs. Harmon M. Albery.  Mr. Brown gives his political support to the Democratic Party and is actively interested in local public affairs.  He has been a member of the board of the Colusa public library continuously since the institution was established and has been one of its wisest advisors and warmest supporters.  He is a member of Colusa Lodge, F. & A. M.; Colusa Commandery, K. T., of which he was commander for several years; and Ben Ali Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., at Sacramento, and his religious connection is with the Christian Church.  An able and successful attorney, public-spirited citizen and loyal and sincere friend and neighbor, he is regarded as one of Colusa’s representative men.



Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3 Pages 15-16. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

© 2010  Gerald Iaquinta.



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