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Academy of Sciences and a contributor to the organ of that body. Dur-

ing his years of study and field explorations, Mr. Brown assembled a

large collection of Geological and Archaeological specimens. A few years

before his death he presented to the Bellbrook High School, where as

a youth he had been a pupil, his Geological collection, and a few years

previously gave his Archaeological collection to the Museum of the

O. S. A and H. Society.

On May 23, 1861, in St. Barnabas Church in Baltimore, Maryland,

Mr. Brown was married to Sophia Annie Stinchcomb, who died March

13, 1911, shortly before the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding. The

couple began life at Cottonwood Farm, near Ferry, Greene county, but

in 1878 they moved to Waynesville, where they spent the remainder of

their lives.

In a business way Mr. Brown, perhaps, was best known as the owner

and editor of the Miami Gazette, which paper he edited for more than

a quarter of a century.

Two daughters, Annie Urith and Mary Thomas, were born to Mr.

and Mrs. Brown.

Despite his great age, Mr. Brown's mind remained clear until within

a few moments of his death, and he was able to converse with his

daughters concerning the events of the day.


Abraham J. Baughman, for many years a member of the Board

of Trustees of the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society, died at

Mansfield, O., October 1, 1913. He was born

September 5, 1838 in Monroe Township, Rich-

land County, this State. He received his edu-

cation in the district schools, taught school and

studied law, but on the breaking out of the Civil

War he enlisted in Company 1, 16th Ohio Vol-

unteer Infantry and afterwards in Company E,

32nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Owing to ill-

health he was honorably discharged on account

of physical disability.

In 1885 he was appointed to a clerkship in

the U. S. Treasury Department at Washington,

D. C. He afterwards was connected with the

New York World and the Chicago Inter-Ocean.

His taste however seemed to divert him to historical study and writing,

so he returned to Ohio to devote his labor to this work. He wrote a

history of Richland county, and contributed to the local state press re-

sults of his historical research. He organized the Richland County His-