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William Thomas Brown (1866 - 1924)

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William Thomas Brown
Born [location unknown]
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Husband of — married 30 May 1888 [location unknown]
Died in Morehead City NCmap
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A newspaper clipping saved by his niece Annie Maud Pollard cites recollections of W.K. Kronheimer about Winston-Salem in 1890s and early 1900s: "W.T. Brown (whose handsome home was on the site of the Robert E. Lee hotel) owned the first automobile in Winston-Salem. When it was seen coming some distance away, teams were shunted to the curbs and people hugged the side walks. It was a buggy-like body, had high wheels and one cylinder, and seated two persons."

Another clipping quotes an accident where he lost control of the car in 1902.

Obituary, April 29, 1924, Winston-Salem Journal. indexes his death certificate as William Thomas Peawan. The handwriting is nearly illegible.

He is buried in Salem Cemetery, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co. NC[1]


  1. Find A Grave Memorial# 138685595

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