Niagara County

1897 Biography - Wesley P. Brown

Brown, Wesley P., was born at Peru, Berkshire county, Mass., October 15, 1838, and is the youngest son of Elija Brown, who was by occupation a farmer. Mr. Brown attended the public schools at Pittsfield, Mass., whither his parents removed during his infancy. At the age of seventeen he entered the employ of the New York Central Railroad Company, as fireman, and afterward became an engineer for that company, which position he held for eighteen years. Since October, 1875, he has been engine dispatcher at Niagara Falls and has complete charge of the locomotive department of the works of the New York Central Railroad Company at that place. He has the full confidence of the company, and is faithful in the discharge of the responsible position.

Extracted from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York

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