Joseph Brown Socorro County, New Mexico

Joseph Brown, superintendent of the Graphic mine at Kelly, New Mexico, came to this place in 1887, and has since been identified with the development of the rich mineral resources of the Territory. He was born in Newport, Ontario, Canada, May 10, 1861, and acquired his education in the public schools there. He afterward mastered the machinist's trade and was employed as machinist and engineer in different places until coming to Kelly, in 1887. Here he was employed in the Kelly mine for about three years, on the expiration of which period he accepted the position of engineer in the Graphic mine, in which capacity he served for about eleven years, or until 1901, when he was made superintendent, which is his present connection with the company. Practical experience in all departments of mining has made him thoroughly familiar with the business and qualified him for the important positions which devolve upon him in his present connection.

Mr. Brown is a member of Socorro Lodge, No. 8, A. F. & A. M. He was married in Kelly to Miss Kate Klemmer and to them have been born three sons and a daughter, Lovell, Carl, Ruth and Joseph Brown.


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

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