A.W. Brown, R.M. Brown, J.Scott Brown
Three Generations of Publishers Passed Away
clipping from Hancock County Independent, (New Cumberland) West Virginia.
February 9, 1956
A.W. Brown, founder of the Independent was born in Wellsburg, W. Va. in 1854. Came to New Cumberland in 1876 and he in company with S.M. Morrow, founded the newspaper. On October 25, 1876 he married Mary V. Morrow of Fairview (Pughtown) Hancock County. They had two children, Robert Morrow Brown and Lucie S. Brown.
During the famous Van Baker trial, the Independent published a daily issue.
Mr. A.W. Brown died in May 1906.
In 1910 the popular attorney became united in marriage with Leora Scott of Somerset, Pa., who preceded him in death July 23, 1944. [He died Oct. 4, 1946]
Begins Newspaper Career in 1906
He was a Presbyterian, member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, IOOF, K of P and Junior Order, Lions club, and Boosters club.
Surviving are his son, J. Scott Brown, one grand-child, Robert Wilson Brown, one sister, Mrs. M.W. Ballantyne and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Wilson Brown, all of New Cumberland.
J. Scott Brown
In 1936, Mr. Brown entered the insurance and real estate business.
He was always active in the civic and social organizations of his community, trying to help in any way he could to better his home town.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge, Boosters club and served for many years on the Hancock County Republican Executive Committee and one term as member of the House of Delegates.
On January 24, 1956, death claimed the third member in succession of the Brown family to publish the Independent.