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Brown, William L.


Age: 0, credited to Sheldon, VT
Unit(s): 88th OH INF
Service: enl 5/26/62, 2LT, Co. D, 88th OH INF, m/i 6/26/62, m/o 9/26/62, Camp Chase, OH

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Birth: 12/25/1840, Sheldon, VT
Death: 12/13/1906

Burial: Mahaiwe Cemetery, Great Barrington, MA
Marker/Plot: Mausoleum
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 125292256


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Mahaiwe Cemetery, Great Barrington, MA

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Founder of New York Daily News Passes Away.

NEW YORK, December 13. - Col. William L. Brown, formerly publisher of the New York Daily News, died at his country home in Great Barrington, Mass., early today. He was sixty-six years old and had been ill for nearly two years. Bright's disease was the cause of death.

With the late Benjamin Wood Col. Brown founded the New York Daily News, and under their management the paper was a power in the east side district. Col. Brown was born in Vermont, December 25, 1840, but went with his family to Ohio when a small boy. He taught school in that state for several years and at the outbreak of the civil war enlisted in the 85th [sic] Ohio Volunteers. He later served in the 115th Ohio Infantry. He attained the rank of colonel while serving on the staff of Gov. Allen of Ohio as aid de camp.

After the war he made a trip across the plains and finally settled in Montana. Later he returned to Ohio and located at Youngstown, where he founded the Youngstown Vindicator. He went to New York in 1877 and founded the Daily News. He was a delegate to the democratic national conventions in 1872, 1876, 1884 and 1888, and served two terms in the state senate from the fourteenth district.

Source: Evening Star, Washington, District of Columbia, December 13, 1906.
Submitted by Heidi McColgan

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