Troy Daily News

July 7, 1932 

BROWN, HIRAM - Hiram Brown, 86, former Miami county deputy auditor, clerk of the board of elections, teacher and educator, died Thursday morning in his home in Brandt, according to a message received in Troy, his former home.  He was the last member of his immediate family, his sister, Mrs. Albert Allen, and his brother, Harvey, having preceded him in death.  He was the son of David and Sarah (Giesseman) Brown and was born in Brandt June 9, 1846.  He attended the public schools and the academy at New Carlisle.  He taught schools for many years, being for a time superintendent at the Bethel township school.  He also was for a time engaged in the nursery business.  He served as justice of the peace several terms and also as township clerk.  In 1875 he was the Democratic candidate for county treasurer.  Later he removed to Troy and while residing here he was engaged in work in the auditor's office and with the board of elections.  Several years ago he returned to Brandt.  Surviving Mr. Brown are five daughters, the Misses Irma and Sylvia, who reside at home; Mrs. C. A. Bechtolt of Greenville, Mrs. S. C. Bechtolt of Brandt, and Mrs. S. J. Shroyer of New Carlisle.  His wife, Hattie Gantz Brown, died many years ago.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Brown home at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Burial will be in Bethel cemetery.

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