HENRY BROWN FAMILY.
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Winfield Courier, June 6, 1878.
The new firm of Brown & Glass, who succeed to the business of B. F. Baldwin, is composed of Mr. Henry Brown, late of Pueblo, Colorado, and Mr. Quincy A. Glass, late of Chicago. Mr. Brown is one of the early settlers of Kansas, having lived at Lawrence for seventeen years and having taken an active part in the early Kansas struggles. He is a gentleman of good address and will please his customers. Mr. Glass is an experienced druggist, having been in the business from early boyhood. He is a pleasant gentleman, and the new firm will sustain the popularity of the house.
Jan 2, 1879 - BROWN & GLASS deal in drugs, paints, oils, books, stationery, etc. They have an immense stock and do a very large business. Brown does up things brown, and Glass is of the "can't break 'em" kind. Customers are always pleased when dealing at this house.
March 6, 1879 - BROWN & GLASS, SUCCESSORS TO B. F. BALDWIN/Dealers in Pure Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass, Putty, School Books. A large assortment of Notions/Blank Books, Stationery, Toilet Sets, Perfumery, Fine Soaps/Tobacco, Cigars/Trusses, Shoulder Braces, Plain and fancy Lamps, Lamp Chimneys/Winfield, Kansas.
Oct 16, 1879 - An advertisement of Brown & Glass, our popular druggists, will be found in this paper. Since they assumed control of this establishment, it has lost none of its popularity, but is still the center of the drug trade in Winfield.
AD: BROWN & GLASS, DRUGS, BOOKS, STATIONERY, -AND- FANCY GOODS. MAIN STREET, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Jan 8, 1880 - The firm of Brown & Glass has been dissolved, Mr. Glass retiring, and Messrs. Brown & Son continuing the business.
Jan 8, 1880 - Mr. Quincy A. Glass, late of Brown & Glass, will in a short time open a drug store in the Martin building, next to Aubuchon's. He started east on Tuesday to purchase his stock. Mr. Glass is one of our most popular druggists and will be followed to his new quarters by many of his old customers.
The handsome gilt sign in town now swings over the entrance to Henry Brown's drug store.
Henry Brown is bound to have the best drug store in town. He has thoroughly renovated and refitted the store inside and out, and is putting in a stock of drugs never before equaled in Cowley county.
Feb. 5, 1880 - In this paper will be found the ad of Quincy A. Glass. Quincy is a druggist of large experience.
AD: READY FOR BUSINESS. QUINCY A. GLASS. (Late Business Manager of the firm of Brown & Glass.) WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST, SOUTH MAIN STREET, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Jan 22, 1880 - Quincy Glass has received his stock of drugs and with a corps of assistants is marking and shelving the goods. He will be ready for business the first of next week.
March 4, 1880 - The school board has purchased the quarter block of Henry Brown, on 10th avenue, Manning's addition, on which to erect the second ward school house.
March 18, 1880 - Quincy Glass has rented the room now being occupied by Mr. Spotswood, and will occupy it as soon as Spotswood & Co. get into the Morehouse building. We have not learned who is to occupy the room that Glass vacates.
Quincy Glass will add a line of books and stationery to his drug stock as soon as he removes to his new building.
June 17, 1880 - Quincy Glass is fixing up the Bahntge building preparatory to moving his stock of drugs into it. Quincy is a live businessman and has worked up a first class drug trade since he opened out on South Main street.
June 24, 1880 - Mr. Louie Brown returned from a trip to his old home near Lawrence Saturday.
WALL PAPER: Trimmed free of charge at HENRY BROWN'S drug store.
July 22, 1880 - Mrs. Henry Brown presented our worthy druggist with a twelve pound boy Tuesday afternoon.
July 15, 1880 - REMOVED. I have removed my stock to the building lately occupied by Spotswood & Co. I have added to my stock very largely, and have put in a full line of blank books and stationery. I now have the largest and best assorted stock in Winfield and shall be pleased to see all my old friends at my new stand.
COURIER, SEPTEMBER 16, 1875. Cowley County District Court. The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the September term of the District Court, to be holden on and from the 27th, and have been placed on the Trial Docket in the following order. Robert T. Jordan vs. John H. Brown, et al.
TRAVELER, JUNE 5, 1878. Masonic. A commandery of the order of Knights Templars, to be known as Mt. Olivet No. 12, was organized in this city, last Monday night, under a charter granted by the Grand Commandery of the State of Kansas. Sir Jno. H. Brown, R. E. P. G. C., of Wyandotte, Special Deputy of the Grand Commandery, presided at the organization. The following are the principal officers, viz: M. S. Adams, Wichita, E. C.; Jno. D. Pryor, of Winfield, General Issimo; and Lewis K. Myers, of Wellington, Capt. General. The present membership of the Commandery is twenty-one. Wichita Beacon.
TRAVELER, JULY 14, 1878. MESSRS. BROWN & GLASS, successors to B. F. Baldwin, Winfield, are meeting with general favor, and doing a lively drug business. The irresistible Ed. Clisbee [? Clisbes ?] remains with them, and doubtless draws the custom of the fair ones.
TRAVELER, SEPTEMBER 4, 1878. BROWN & GLASS, of Winfield, the genial successors to B. F. Baldwin, are doing an immense business in the drug line, it being almost impossible to close the store on Sunday. Ed. Clisbee, the most popular drug clerk in the town, has just returned from a visit to Topeka, and is at the prescription case day and night.
COURIER, JUNE 27, 1878. BROWN & GLASS, SUCCESSORS TO B. F. BALDWIN DEALERS IN PURE DRUGS, CHEMICALS, PATENT MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, GLASS, PUTTY, SCHOOL BOOKS. A large Assortment of Notions. BLANK BOOKS, STATIONERY, TOILET SETS, PERFUMERY, FINE SOAPS, TOBACCO, CIGARS, TRUSSES, SHOULDER BRACES, PLAIN AND FANCY LAMPS, LAMP CHIMNEYS. And in fact everything kept in a first class Drug Store, and all goods warranted genuine.
Physicians prescriptions carefully compounded at all hours of the day or night. WINFIELD, KANSAS.
QUINCY A. GLASS,
South End Drug Store.
Henry Brown, who was sheriff of Douglas county when Quantrell
raided Lawrence, died yesterday at his home in Winfield. The remains
will be brought here in the morning for burial. Mr. Brown was for a
third of a century a prominent business man in this city. He was in
partnership with City Treasurer Charles Duncan in the early days, and
made a good deal money which he has carefully invested in paying
property. The body will arrive at 5:26 in the morning and will be met
at the depot by an escort of old soldiers and taken to Smith's under‑
taking establishment, from where it will be buried under the auspices
of the old settlers.
He came to Winfield, established Brown's Drug Store and later sold it to his son Lewis.
(1) shows him as a miller at 807 Manning in 1887.
shows him owning Alexander Milling Co. at 807 Manning in partners‑
ship with C. M. Wallace. He was living at 713 Manning in 1903.
Came to Winfield in 1901. Born in Scotland, where she married
George Clarkson. They came to America later and settled first in
Rockford, Illinois and then to Sterling, Illinois.
Married M. A. Clarkson in Chicago where he was an attorney. They
came to Winfield about a year later.
He was a law partner of his brother Matthew with offices in the
1st National Bank building. The two brothers were in a partnership
with Matthew Alexander in the flour milling business, operation a mill
on west 8th and the Clarkson Milling co. operating the Tunnel Mill
south of Winfield.
James K. Clarkson came to Winfield in 1896.
He was associated with his brothers John and Matthew and an uncle
Matthew Alexander in the milling business.
1925 city directory shows him as a clerk at Home National Bank.
1946 city directory lists as Asst. Cashier at Home National Bank.
He first shows in 1932 city directory as a student. 1936 shows
him as a teller. 1938 shows him as assistant cashier. 1941 shows him
as a vice‑president. 1943 shows him as a vice‑president but with a
wife "Mary Jane" and still living at the family address of 225 South
B street. 1946 shows them living at 708 North 3rd.
After the death of her husband she was elected vice‑president of
the Home National Bank and served until 1941.
The family came to America in 1875.
The family came to Winfield, Kansas in 1892.
(1) Elected City Atty 03/07/1873
(2) Operated an Iron foundry in Rock Falls, Illinois.
(1) Tom Parker was the best man and Kathryn Clarkson was the maid of
honor at this wedding.
(2) Was cashier at a Winfield bank before coming to Arkansas City
where city directory of 1909 lists him as a teller at the Citizen and
Farmers State Bank. The 1916 city directory shows him as a clerk at
Home National Bank where he advanced to become President in 1926 and
held that position until his death in 1930. His address in Arkansas
City was 225 North B street.