Who’s Who in Yelm – Ed Brown
Nisqually Valley New January 28, 1943
A lifelong resident of this state is Ed Brown of the Brown Bros. Garage for he was born in Roslyn, raised in Roy, and has resided in Yelm since 1924. Before this date he had occasionally worked here as an assistant to his brother George.
While on a pleasure trip to Los Angeles during this same year, Mr. Brown married Barbara Sproufske with whom he had been acquainted before his journey south. They now have three children, all of whom attend school in Yelm. Jimmy, who is seventeen and Barbara, who is sixteen, both attend the Yelm High School, whereas Lucille, seven, is in grade school here.
In 1925 Ed and George built that part of their garage which is used for servicing cars and machines, and it wasn’t until a year or two later that they purchased the building in which they have their office. Miss Vera Brown, a sister of the mechanical minded brothers, is in charge of the office of their concern.
Like his brother, Ed finds little time for outside interests and amusements, most of his time being spent from necessity at the garage. He did confess, however, to an interest in deer hunting, in season of course.
Wit hath familiar twinkle in his eye, he drawled, “Yeah, and sometimes I even manage to get one when I go hunting.