L. H. BROWN, one of the oldest residents and well known business men of Toronto, Ohio, where he has been engaged in tinning, slating and roofing since 1881, was born at Holliday's Cove, on the old Ferguson farm, in West Virginia, March 23, 1849, a son of James W. and Hannah (Wilhelm) Brown. His father was a civil engineer, who died in West Virginia.
L. H. Brown was twenty-one years of age when he left the farm and went to New Cumberland, W. Va., at which place he learned his trade with H. G. Filson. After spending eight years in West Virginia, Mr. Brown came to Toronto, and here he has resided to the present time. In 1883 Mr. Brown erected a comfortable frame house on River Avenue. In 1882 Mr. Brown was married in New Cumberland, W. Va., to Miss Lenora S. Foreman, who was born in that place, a daughter of Robert P. Foreman. Two children have been born to this union, namely: Harvey F., a student in the Ohio State University at Columbus, Ohio, who is taking a course in civil engineering; and Fred R., residing at home. Mr. Brown belongs to the Masons and the Odd Fellows.