T. Park Brown

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     Trenor P. Brown also known as T. Park Brown was born in Vermont on 11/17/1872.   According to the 1880 census Trenor was 7 years old as of this census.  

His parents, Lorenzo R. Brown, was a farmer born in NY.
Marietta M. Brown, his mother was keeping house also born in VT., originally from Shaftsbury.
     I searched The Bennington Banner and found a few references to Trenor P. Brown, even found one where he was applying for a dog licence in October 1921.

Trenors home was located at 148 Mechanic Street in Bennington, where he worked as a Gardner.
     Here are some other mentions of T. Park Brown:
The Bennington evening banner. January 18, 1913, Image 8

The Bennington evening banner.  October 07, 1921, Section 2, Page nine, Image 9

The Bennington banner.  December 26, 1889, Image 2      

     Trenor P. Brown is buried in Grandview Cemetery Shaftsbury Vermont. Trenor passed in 1956, he was 84 years old..

     While researching T. Park Brown, I was only finding references to Trenor P. Brown....It was not until I found a copy of his U.S. World War One Draft Registration Card that I saw him registered as Trenor Park Brown.

     Jamie Franklin Curator of the Bennington Museum asks . 

"I'd be interested in knowing his relationship to Trenor W. Park, and why he was named after him, which I assume is true?" 

       In my opinion that is almost an unanswerable question. Trenor W. Park was a famous figure in Bennington. Knowing Trenor  Park  Brown was born 11/17/1872 and conceived nine months earlier, what was Trenor W Park doing at that time.

     In 1864 Park returned to Vermont, where he incorporated the First National Bank of North Bennington, was an original investor in the Central Vermont Railroad, and again speculated in several successful business ventures, including timber and mines.  He also established a second residence in New York City. In 1868 he was a Vermont delegate to the Republican National Convention that nominated Ulysses S. Grant for President and Schuyler Colfax for Vice President. The same year, he was elected as Vermont's member of the Republican National Committee, serving until 1870.

Trenor Park Brown's Draft Registration Card, signed with his full name.

1880 census showing Trenor P. Brown, 7 years old living in Bennington.

Census records in order 1880, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Brown family photo's. First photo 1889 / second much later.