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Iron company, and in 1855 took charge of the saddlery department of that company, and for forty years remained the efficient head of it. In 1895 he resigned the position he had so long and so efficiently filled, and has since lived a retired life, and if there is anything in the saying that "labor sweetens rest," the rest of Mr. Brown must be sweet indeed. Up to the days of "Knownothingism," Mr. Brown was a staunch democrat, but upon the issues of that campaign he left the party of his ancestors and his youth, and has ever since cast his fortunes with the party of Lincoln and Grant.
Fraternally Mr. Brown stands deservedly high. He is a member of Alma Lodge, No. 523, I. O. O. F., and has passed through its chairs; Mineral Lodge, No. 89, Knights of Pythias, in connection with which he was, for a number of years, Master of the Exchequer, passed through the chairs and belongs to the Uniform Rank, No. 18, and has passed the chairs in both lodges.
Mr. Brown is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and has been since 1839. He is a class-leader and an active and devoted worker in the church of his choice, and his walk and conversation reflect that amiableness of disposition, humane sympathy and kindly consideration for the rights and feelings of others, that are the ever-present characteristics and attributes of the true Christian.
Mr. Brown has been twice married. He wedded as his first wife Caroline Tantlinger, January 23, 1845, and this union resulted in the birth of six children: Mary Catherine, born March 26, 1846, is the widow of John E. Hill, in his day a prominent and respected citizen of Morrellville.
William Andrew, born December 23, 1847, now deceased; Joseph Green, whose sketch
follows; Anna Lena, born May 14, 1852, is the wife of John F. Seigh, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this volume; Henry Yeagley, born April 14, 1856, deceased; Samuel, born May 16, 1860, deceased.
The life record of Mr. Brown is a striking lesson in constancy of purpose and faithfulness and fidelity to the interests of his employers. And, although the latter were reluctant to accept his resignation, yet it was done with the kindly assurance that they would only be glad to accept his service should he feel disposed to again enter their employ.
JOSEPH GREEN BROWN, deceased, son of Morganza Brown, whose sketch appears above, was born in Johnstown, December 17, 1849. He was educated in the public schools of his native town and then learned the trade of a cabinetmaker, but preferring mechanical pursuits as an avocation, he entered the pattern department of the Cambria Iron company, where he soon developed consideral skill, and where he was continuously engaged up to the time of his death, which occurred on August 26, 1895, as assistant foreman under Mr. Evan Lewis.
JOHN WESLEY CARTER, superintendent of the supply department of the Cambria Iron company, is a son of John B. and Mary Ann (Goodman) Carter, and was born in Marietta, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, June 8, 1839. His great-grandfather, William Carter, was a native of England, whence he emigrated to America and located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and became a factor in the early history and development of that city. From Philadelphia he removed to Wyoming county, where his wife was a victim in that memorable Wyoming massacre.