For nearly half a century, Albert E. Brown has been a leading merchant of the town of Carolina, his business career having been in process of development since the time he left school in his youth. As proprietor of a meat and grocery establishment, he has contributed to the commercial growth and prosperity of the community. His father, Edward C. Brown, born in South Kingstown, was engaged in the grocery and provision business until his death. A veteran of the Civil War, he served with a regiment of Rhode Island Volunteers, and was a member of Shannock Post, Grand Army of the Republic. He married Nancy R. Tucker, born in Charleston, who has since died.
Albert E. Brown was born in Carolina, October 4, 1865, and was educated in the public schools of that town. He then associated himself with his father in the grocery and meat business, the firm becoming E. C. Brown & Son. In 1904 he became the sole proprietor and has since been engaged in building up a large and prosperous business.
A record of public service performed by Mr. Brown covered a period as tax collector. In political allegiance he is a Republican, and in fraternal circles affiliated with Friendship Lodge, No. 16, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he is a Past Noble Grand; the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the State of Rhode Island; Charity Lodge, No. 23, Free and Accepted Masons; and the Order of United American Mechanics. His religious preference is Baptist, and he attends the church of that denomination in Carolina. His fondness for hunting urges him now and again to indulge in this sport.
Mr. Brown married, January 11, 1893, Salomy C. Money, a native of this State, and they have children:
- Linton L. Brown, who served in the United States Navy Hospital Corps during the World War.
- Iris C. Brown.
Source: Carroll, Charles. Rhode Island: Three Centuries of Democracy, vol 3 of 4. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1932.