Arthur Brown, division superintendent of the Imperial Irrigation Company, with office at Calexico, has been a resident of Imperial county during the past two decades. He was born at Tempe, Arizona, January 12, 1891, his parents being W. T. and Eliza (Bowen) Brown, natives of England, in which country they were married. They crossed the Atlantic to the United States in the ‘80s and took up their abode near Superior, Arizona, where W. T. Brown devoted his attention to farming pursuits throughout the remainder of his life, passing away in 1932. For a decade he had survived his wife, whose death occurred in 1922. Their family numbered five children.
Arthur Brown acquired his education in the grammar and high schools of Tempe, Arizona, where he was subsequently identified with the grocery trade and with other lines of business. It was in 1914, when a young man of twenty-three years, that he came to Imperial county, California, and after spending a year in Holtville moved to El Centro, where he resided until establishing his home at Calexico in January, 1920. He is now division superintendent of the Imperial Irrigation Company, with offices at Calexico, and has done very valuable and effective work in the improvement of the district.
In 1912 Mr. Brown was united in marriage to Mary Rohrig, of Indiana, and they are the parents of four children: William Martin, who married Mabel Jones and has a son, William Arthur; Dorothy Mildred; Mary Ethel; and Harry Hubert. Mr. Brown is a consistent member of the Baptist Church and is also a worthy exemplar of the teachings and purposes of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to El Centro Lodge, No. 384, F. & A. M., at El Centro.
Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.
Source: California of the South Vol. V, by John Steven McGroarty, Page 155, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles, Indianapolis. 1933.
© 2012 Cecelia M. Setty.