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C. S. Brown Charles Sumner Brown
Full Name: Charles Sumner Brown
Date of birth: September 18, 1857
Date of death: January 23, 1945

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 12 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Stilson / Liberty   Hardin, Liberty, Tyler
(1) The Stilson townsite was about thirty-six miles northeast of Houston in southwestern Liberty County.The post office was discontinued in 1925 Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Roll of counties lists C.S. Brown - Liberty county. House Journal.
(3) "Old Stilson, three miles west of Dayton, was Mr. Brown's home when he came to Liberty County." Obituary, 1/25/1945, p. 1. Liberty Vindicator.
(4) Home address - Stilson; home county - Tyler. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Home post office Stilson. Texas Legislative Manual.
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Other Resources
  • Census of 1920 - Chas. S. Brown, Stilson town, Liberty County, age 62, born circa 1858 in Wisconsin, farmer, father and mother's birthplace in New Hampshire, spouse Bertha B., son Harry C., and daughter Olive G. FamilySearch.
  • Charles Brown, birth date 9/18/1857 in Vernon County, Wisconsin; death date 1/23/1945 in Dayton, Liberty County, Texas; mother and father's birthplace New Hampshire; burial in Britt, Iowa. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Charles Sumner Brown (1845-1945 on grave marker), interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Britt, Hancock County, Iowa. Find a Grave.
  • Charles Sumner Brown. "Brown will talk about his remarkable grandfather, Charles Sumner Brown, who arrived with his family at the Stilson Community outside of Dayton in 1901 from Iowa. An educated man, C.S. Brown was a pioneer rice farmer, entrepreneur, business man, writer, postmaster, and served as Texas State Representative from 1918-1920." "Dayton Historical Society Will Hear From Norman Brown," 7/16/2015. Liberty Vindicator.
  • Obituary, "Pioneer Citizen of Dayton Dies: C.S. Brown Ends Career of Service," 1/25/1945, p. 1. Charles Sumner Brown "served the 1918-20 term as state representative from this legislative district." Birth date 9/15/1857 in Vernon County, Wisconsin; death date 1/23/1945 in Dayton, Texas. Liberty Vindicator.
  • 36th Legislature (1919) - C.S. Brown, postoffice Stilson, nativity Wisconsin, age 61 (born circa 1858), 18 years in Texas, farmer and merchant, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. C. S. Brown, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 36th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
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    36th R.S. - 1919
    Public Printing  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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