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Title Page
Captain Edward Babcock
Captain George Francis Babcock
W. I. Babcock
Frederick A. Bailey
Captain Joshua Bailey
Captain Robert N. Bailey
Captain Thomas J. Bailey
Captain A. J. Bain
Captain Isaac Guilbert Bain
Captain Edward J. Baker
Captain C. R. Baker
Captain J. Baker
James W. Baker
J. A. Baldwin
Captain T.G. Baldwin
Horatio F. Bangs
Captain G. C. Barnes
William C. Barr
Captain John Barrow
Fred B. Barrows
Captain John L. Bartlett
Peter D. Bauld
William Baumert
James W. Beach
Oscar M. Beach
Charles Beatty
Richard Beaubien
Henry Beck
William G. Beckbissinger
Captain Daniel M. Becker
G. W. Beers
Thurman E. Beers
Harvey C. Beeson
David Bell
George M. Belloir
Captain W. H. Beltz
Captain Charles E. Benham
Captain W. P. Benham
D. C. Bennett
J. C. Bennett
James Bennett
Captain Fred G. Benson
Captain John G. Betke
Captain John M. Beverly
C. F. Bielman
Frank Bingham
A. D. Birdsall
W. E. Bishop
William H. Bishop
David A. Black
William A. Black
James B. Blair
Edward R. Blanchard
Joseph R. Blanchette
H. J. Blaney
C. Blauvelt
Robert S. Blauvelt
Henry Bloecker
Captain David Blom
Captain Frank Bloom
Charles A. Bloomer
Thomas J. Bluett
Adam G. Bohland
Captain George Bohn
George M. Bohnert
Captain David Bordeaux
Henry Born
Captain William A. Boswell
Captain Benjamin Boutell
Captain Thomas T. Boyd
Captain P. Boylan
George A. Brabant
George L. Brackett
Captain Thomas J. Brady
Fred A. Bradley
William E. Bradley
M. E. Brady
William Brake
Henry Braund
Samuel H. Braund
Patrick Brennan
Captain Julius Brett
Hiram Philip R. Brey
Captain John Bridge
Thomas W. Bristow
Engineer Peter Britz
John Broderick
J. P. Brogan
Captain Charles T. Bronson
Captain George E. Brooks
James William Brooks
Captain R. H. Brooks
Captain A. J. Brown
Alexander A. Brown
Capt. C. W. Brown
Captain Charles T. Brown
Charles W. Brown
Captain Frank H. Brown
Captain George H. Brown
Captain James E. Brown
Captain John Brown
Nelson Brown
Willis Brown
Hugh Buchanan
James Buchanan
Daniel Buie
Captain Dugald Buie
Henry Bullard
William Bullock
Captain Thaddeus F. Burbank
Henry B. Burger
James V. Burke
Captain William C. Burnett
William Ritchie Burnett
David Burns
Captain George C. Burns
M. J. Burns
Captain Riley M. Burrington
Captain F. O. Burrows
A. E. Bury
Captain Thomas Bury
Charles W. Butler
E. D. Butler
Captain F. G. Butlin
John Butterworth
Corey H. Buzzard
Irvin G. Buzzard
Captain Robert L. Byers
Captain James Byers
James T. Byers
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Charles W. Brown

Charles W. Brown, chief engineer of the Armour & Co., Glue, Soap, Felt and Curled Hair Works, Chicago, has full control of the management of the construction of these various plants. He also serves the firm as consulting engineer for their elevators, which position he has filled during the past seven years.

Mr. Brown was born in Essex, Clinton Co., Mich., April 16, 1859, and at the age of thirteen years he went to work in the machine shops of the Detroit Dry Dock Company. Later he went into the machine shops of the Chicago & West Michigan Railway Co., at Muskegon, Mich., and in 1879 he commenced on the lakes, serving in the capacity of engineer, following continuously until 1889. In that year he entered the employ of the Muskegon Street Railway Company, installing their electric equipment, and operating the same until May, 1892, when he resigned this position to go back on the lakes, where he remained until September, at which time he accepted the position of chief engineer and master mechanic with Armour & Co., Chicago, which he still holds. The following letter speaks for itself:

Messrs. J.H. Beers & Co., Publishers, Chicago.

GENTLEMEN: Your valued favor of the 13th inst. duly received, and it affords us much gratification to supplement the very commendable record of the services of our Mr. Charles W. Brown as a marine engineer, alluded to by you, by our own unqualified endorsement of him as a mechanical engineer.

Mr. Brown has given conclusive evidence of his eminent professional ability during the past six years, in which period he has been continuously connected with this firm in the capacity of chief engineer. He has had exclusive charge in this capacity of our Glue, Soap, Curled Hair, Felt, Glycerine, Ammonia and Fertilizer establishments, and has recently shown conspicuous ability in the construction of our new Felt Works, the modern mechanical equipment of which, under his superintendence, excels anything of its kind in this country or, indeed, in the world.

Very truly yours,
September 15, 1898


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