30. May 2013 · Comments Off on BROWN, Robert Hutton · Categories: Biographies · Tags: ,

ROBERT HUTTON BROWN, engaged in the automobile and garage business in Pulaski, was born in Asheville, North Carolina, on the 25th of March, 1892, a son of Robert S. and Sally (Smith) Brown. The paternal grandfather was J. V. Brown, a native of North Carolina. Robert S. Brown was born in 1859 and in early life entered the Presbyterian ministry. He is now pastor of the church at Petersburg and is a man of much prominence in that community. He was a chaplain in the United States army during the Spanish-American war. Mrs. Brown was born in 1862. Besides Robert Hutton Brown of this review, Mr. and Mrs. Brown have three daughters: Roberta, Madeline and Sarah.

Robert Hutton Brown attended the public schools of Giles county and in due time was graduated from high school. He then enrolled in the Southeastern State Normal School at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and subsequently came to Tennessee, locating in Fayetteville. There he engaged in the garage business. While on his wedding trip in 1917, Mr. Brown enlisted in the United States army at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was sent to Denver, Colorado, and thence to Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas. Subsequently he was sent to Camp Hancock, Georgia, and to Camp Greene, South Carolina, where he was given intensive training courses. He was subsequently sent to Hoboken, New Jersey, and sailed overseas a short time afterward. He landed at Brest, France, on the 1st of August, 1918; was in Italy for five months, and then returned to France and eventually embarked from Brest for the United States. He landed at Newport News, Virginia, and received his honorable discharge at Camp Lee in August, 1919. He immediately returned to Tennessee and located at Pulaski, where he established an automobile agency for the Dodge and Hudson cars. This concern is one of the representative business interests in Pulaski.

At Fayetteville [Lincoln County], on the 27th of October, 1917, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Brown to Miss Mildred Rhodes, a daughter of W. C. and Laura Rhodes, prominent citizens of Lincoln county. To Mr. and Mrs. Brown two children have been born: Ann, whose birth occurred on the 24th of January, 1920, and who died on the 11th of August, 1922; and Roberta, born in 1918.

Politically Mr. Brown is a democrat and his religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church. He is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and is also identified with the Kolumbian Klub. (Tennessee, The Volunteer State, 1769-1923, Vol. 3, John Trotwood Moore and Austin P. Foster, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1923)

[NOTE: Helen Brown, daughter-in-law of Robert Hutton Brown, has submitted a surname spelling correction. The correct spelling should be Rodes, not Rhodes. Corrected should read “… marriage of Mr. Brown to Miss Mildred Rodes, a daughter of W. C. and Laura Rodes … ” Submitted 02 May 2003]