GEORGE C. BROWNE
a native of Ontario, Canada, and was born June 25, 1863. He is a son of S. D. and Eliza (Rounds) Browne, residents of Vacaville, Solana County, California. He lived in Ontario until he was nearly nineteen years old, and received a good education at the high school of that city. When between the age of sixteen and seventeen years he commenced the study of the drug trade as an apprentice, and continued it in two different stores for two years and a half. He came to California in 1882, and located in Salinas, Monterey County, as a prescription clerk, in the drugstore of Dr. E. K. Abbott, where he remained five years and a half. In the fall of 1887 he came to Los Gatos and bought the drug-store of E. M. Brickey & Co. The store had recently been opened by the above-named firm, and had been running about one month, when the change of management was made to the present proprietor. Mr. Browne is a courteous and accommodating young business man, and is building up a fine trade in the community in which he resides. He has a neat and attractive store, and makes a specialty of handling pure drugs, together with a fine stock of stationery, books, and druggists' sundries.
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Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated.
- Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
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