Charles O. Brown was born in New York in 1920. In Rye his family lived at 24 Hillcrest Lane and were members of the Presbyterian Church. Charles was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1938. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Promoted to First Lieutenant
Edgewood Arsenal, Md. , Jan. 29 Charles O. Brown, Jr. , 24 Hillcrest Lane, Rye, N. Y. , was recently promoted from second lieutenant to first lieutenant.
PAGE FOUR THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, January 29, 1943
Charies Owen Brown Jr j chemical company vice president
Charles Owen Brown Jr., a vice president of a chemical import agent business, died yesterday of leukemia at his home in Rye. He was 69.
He was born May 5, 1922, in Syracuse to Charles O. and Helen Purington Brown. The family moved to Rye when he was a child. He graduated from Rye High School. . Mr. Brown earned a bachelor's degree in. chemistry from Cornell University and studied for a master's degree in chemistry at Columbia University. He belonged to Theta XI fraternity at Cornell.
During World War II, Mr. Brown served as a captain in the Army in Delray Beach, Fla. He later returned to Rye and married Nancy Hamilton on Oct 25, 1952, in Scared ale. They lived in Chicago for three years, where Mr. Brown worked for American Cyanamid. They then returned to Rye.
At his death, Mr. Brown had been vice president in charge of sales for Howard Hall International, a chemical import agent business, for 22 years. He was a member of the American Chemical Society. He belonged l$the Rye Presbyterian Church, where he had been a deacon and elder. He belonged to the church bowling league from 1975 to 1985. He was active in the Boy Scouts from 1966 to 1969. He was past coach of the Rye Ravens Little League team from 1965 to 1969. , Mr. Brown had belonged to the Apawamis Club in Rye since 1948. He was a former club governor and senior golf champion there.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jeffrey 0. Brown of Stamford, Conn., and Charles 0. Brown III of Cos Cob, Conn.; a daughter, Jean T. Brown of New York City; and a sister, Helen C. Reader of Rye. Donations are being made to the Leukemia Society of America, Westchester-Hudson Valley Chapter, 35 Orchard St, White Plains N.Y., 10603. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the William H. Graham Funeral Home in Rye.