Portrait of William M. Brown

Title

Portrait of William M. Brown

Description

Portrait of William M. Brown, an early Washington County pioneer who settled in the area in 1852. Before moving to Oregon, he served the United States during the Mexican War. He held a variety of positions in Washington County, including School Clerk, Road Supervisor, and Justice of the Peace. He died in Washington County in 1872.
[Back] Wm M. Brown. Pioneer, 1852. Built [sic] first co jail in Wa county. Also first gallows and coffin for murderer in 1858. Was School Clerk, Road Supervisor, Justice of Pease [sic], Depy Sheriff 1866.70. Died Aug. 17, 1872. 20 years in Oregon. Mexican War Veteran.

Date Created

circa 1860s

Medium

photographic prints

Language

English

Identifier

WCMpic_000227

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact the Washington County Museum at librarian@washingtoncountymuseum.org.