Gerrard Crane Brown
Portrait and Bio: Rodearmel, Senate of Pa., 1893-94.
Gerrard Brown was born in the Tower of London, England, November 12, 1842, while his father, Benjamin F. Brown of Putnam County, New York, was visiting Europe. Brown received his education at Philips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, and Yale College, graduating in 1863. He volunteered in April 1861, Co. G, 38th Regt., New York State Volunteers. He received a commission as 1st Lt., was wounded July 1861 at 1st Manassas, and honorably discharged in September of the same year. After the war, he returned to Westchester County, New York; pursued farming; moved to York, Pa. in 1874; resumed the same vocation; became state Grange Deputy for York County, 1876; and achieved the same position in Adams County, 1882. He organized the Lower Windsor Mutual Fire Insurance Co.; was elected to state Senate, 1886-1894; and often lectured for the Pa. State Grange, 1886-1888. Gerrard Brown passed away at his home in Lower Windsor, York County on July 20, 1899.