Frank Brown is filling the office of county treasurer of
Uinta county and his public record is one which commends him to the
confidence and further support of his fellow townsmen, who have
always found him faithful and loyal, to the interests intrusted to
Mr. Brown is a native of Scotland, his birth having occurred in Lanarkshire on the 14th of January, 1871. His father, James Brown, was also born in the land of hills and heather and in 1881 crossed the Atlantic to America, making his way direct to Evanston, where he resided for two years. He then removed to Paris, Bear Lake county, Idaho. In his native land he had engaged in business as a machinist and civil engineer, but after removing to Idaho he took up his abode upon a homestead, where he continued to reside until his demise, which occurred when he was sixty-two years of age. Soon after crossing the Atlantic he took out his naturalization papers and always gave his allegiance to the republican party. He was active in politics and in civic affairs and at the time of his death was a candidate for judge of the third judicial district. His aid and influence were always given on the side of progress and improvement and his work for the benefit and upbuilding of city and state was of farreaching and beneficial effect. He married Isabella Dick, a native of Scotland, in which land their marriage was celebrated. She passed away at the age of fifty years.
Frank Brown, who was the fifth in order of birth in their family of nine children, • pursued his primary education in the schools of his native country and since that time his life's lessons have been largely learned in the school of experience, for when only eleven years of age he started out to provide for his own support and has since depended solely upon his own resources and efforts. He. was first apprenticed to the printing business and was employed on the Uinta Chieftain. He continued, to devote his attention to the printing trade for five years, after which he took up the occupation of farming and engaged in the tilling of the soil for five years. He then returned to Evanston and entered mercantile lines, doing clerical work. He was also with the Union Pacific Railway Company in clerical work at Evanston for a period of nine years and in 1904 he became deputy county treasurer under Joseph Goodman and continued in the position under Joseph B. Martin during his term of office. Mr. Brown had proven his worth and ability during his service as deputy and became his party's choice for the office of county treasurer, to which he was elected in 1914. So excellent a record did he make during his first term's service that he was reelected in 1916 and is therefore still the incumbent in the position. He has proven a most faithful custodian of the public funds, loyal to the interests intrusted to his care, and his work has been highly satisfactory to his constituents and to the public in general. He was also a member of the city council for six years, beginning in 1901, and exercised his official prerogatives in support of many movements which have been most valuable to the city in the upholding of its high civic standards. He has always voted with the republican party since age conferred upon him the right of franchise and has been a recognized leader in its local ranks.
In the Temple at Salt Lake City, on the 3d of June, 1897, Mr. Brown was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Ewer, who was born at Morgan, Utah, March 30, 1875, a daughter of George and Janie (Rollison) Ewer, who were pioneer settlers of Evanston, where for many years the father was connected with the Union Pacific Railroad Company. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have become the parents of three children: Frances Isabella, who was born in Evanston, October 8, 1898; Frank James, 'who was born July 10, 1903 ; and Jennie, born June 6, 1908.
The religious faith of the family is that of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints. Fraternally Mr. Brown is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and with the Royal Highlanders and in his life exemplifies the purposes of these organizations. Starting out in life for himself when a lad of eleven years, he has steadily worked his way upward, making wise use of his time and his opportunities. Those who know him—and he has a wide ac-quaintance—esteem him as a man of genuine worth and well deserving of the trust that has been reposed in him in making him the custodian of the public funds of Uinta county.