Edward W. Brown Socorro County, New Mexico

Edward W. Brown, owner of a cattle ranch forty miles southeast of San Marcial, in Socorro County, was born in Kerrville, Texas, in April, 1858, and was reared to ranch life, so that practical experience equipped him for the duties which he assumed on embarking in business on his own account. He came to New Mexico in 1884, spending the first year in Lincoln County, and since 1886 he has been engaged in the cattle business in Socorro County. He has a large ranch and has run as high as thirty-five hundred head of cattle. At different times he has engaged in the butchering business at San Marcial and Alamogordo, but at all times has continued his ranching interests, which are extensive and profitable.

Mr. Brown is an earnest Democrat, but has no desire for the honors and emoluments of office. Fraternally he is connected with the Knights of Pythias at Alamogordo. He was married in 1883 to Miss Nettie Johnson, who died in 1892, leaving two sons, James PI and Stephen I. Brown. His present wife bore the maiden name of Mary Latham. 

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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