Edwin Rice Brown

Full Name: Edwin Rice Brown
Date of birth: July 29, 1853
Date of death: November 22, 1928

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) DEER PARK, TEXAS. "A Deer Park post office was established in 1893, discontinued in 1919, and reestablished in 1930." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Houston. House Journal.
(3) Houston, Harris County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Deer Park. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Edwin Rice Brown II, birth date 7/29/1853 in Copiah County, Mississippi, death date 11/22/1928 in Houston, Texas. Marriage to Myra Lubbock Cabaniss, 1/6/1890. Ancestry.com.
  • Edwin Rice Brown, Sr., real estate holdings described in "An Application for an Official Texas Historical Marker for Wooster," by Trevia Wooster Beverly with assistance of Bernice Mistrot and Janet K. Wagner for the Baytown Historical Preservation Association and presented to the Harris County Historical Commission, 9/20/2014, pp. 8, 18. Baytown Historical Preservation Association.
  • Historical marker photo, Deer Park, mentions Edwin Rice Brown. City of Deer Park.
  • Local history collection, As I Remember: Deer Park, Birthplace of Texas, Texas Sesquicentennial 1986. "Deer Park, deserted until 1905, when the first big rancher moved into the abandoned hotel and Deer Park sent its first representative to the state legislature." (p. 2) "On the northeast corner of this same intersection [LaPorte Road and Center Street] stood the Farmer Brown Hotel." (pp. 84-85) City of Deer Park.
  • Census of 1900 - Ed R. Brown, Houston, Harris County, age 48/49, born July 1851 in Mississippi, stockman, spouse Myra, daughters Catharine and Adele U., sister-in-law Annie Cabaniss.
    Census of 1910 - Edwin R. Brown, San Jacinto, Harris County, age 56, born circa 1854 in Mississippi, farmer and stockman, spouse Myra, daughters Catherine and Adde, son Edwin R.
    Census of 1920 - Edward R. Brown, Justice Precinct 2, Harris County, age 66, born circa 1854 in Mississippi, cattle man/ranch, spouse Myra C., daughters Adella, son Edwin R. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920
  • Edwin R. Brown, birth date 7/29/1853 in Copiah County, Mississippi, death date 11/22/1928 in Houston, Texas, father H.G.D. Brown (born in South Carolina), mother Mary P. Talifierro (born in Mississippi), retired, informant Mrs. E.R. Brown, interment in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Edwin Rice Brown, birth date 7/29/1853, death date 11/22/1928, burial in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston. Find a Grave.
  • E.R. Brown, mentioned in Myra C. Brown's obituary, "Brownwood Developer Dies at 85," Baytown Sun, 4/15/1953, pp. 1, 4, crediting Sterling Municipal Library. "Her husband, E.R. Brown was a pioneer cattleman during the early 1900's and was well known in Baytown and Deer Park. Mr. and Mrs. Brown moved from Deer Park to Houston in 1927 and Brown died in 1928." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Historical marker, Deer Park, Texas. "In 1905, the Edwin Rice Brown family leased as their family home the Deer Park Hotel, the focal point of area social life." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • 33rd Legislature (1913) - E.R. Brown, postoffice Deer Park, nativity Mississippi, age 60 (born circa 1853), farmer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. E.R. Brown, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

33rd R.S. - 1913
Game and Fisheries  
Municipal Corporations  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Vice Chair) 
Stock and Stock Raising  

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