Frank Brown Jr., businessman, dies at 73Services...


Frank Brown Jr., businessman, dies at 73

Services for Frank Donaldson Brown Jr., chairman of a family-owned investment company and owner of the Mount Ararat Farms in Port Deposit, will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Perryville.

Mr. Brown, who was 73, died Sunday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications after surgery.

He was chairman of the board of the Broventure Co., a family-owned investment firm, and had been the owner or manager of Mount Ararat, a dairy farm, since the 1940s. He was a former president of the American Guernsey Cattle Club.

A former chairman of the Maryland State Fair Board, he also was a member of the Cecil County Fair Board and the board of the Harford Memorial Hospital and the West Nottingham Academy.

A dairy cattle judge, he coached the Cecil County 4-H dairy judging team for many years.

Mr. Brown also served on the boards of the Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Co. and the parent Mercantile Bankshares Inc.

Born in Wilmington, Del., but reared in Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y., he graduated from the Hotchkiss School in 1936, the year before his family moved to Port Deposit.

He graduated with great honors from Williams College in 1940.

In 1941, he was married to Elizabeth Adele Kane, who died in 1974.

He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Brown English of Baltimore and Gabrielle Buck of Port Deposit; two brothers, Bruce Ford Brown of Annapolis and John Vaughan Willcox Brown of Woodbine; a sister, Greta Brown Layton Schutt of Mendenhall, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Jack W. Earnshaw

Retired principal

A memorial service for Jack W. Earnshaw, retired principal of the Hawthorne Elementary School, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Unity of Baltimore, North Charles and 29th streets.

Mr. Earnshaw, who was 68, died Sunday of cancer at his home on Kings Ridge Road in Parkville.

He retired in 1977.

He had also served as principal at the Lutherville, Sparks and Timonium elementary schools.

A 1949 graduate of Washington College, where he majored in history, he began his teaching career in the Baltimore City schools but soon moved to teaching jobs in Baltimore County.

In 1954, while escorting a class on a field trip to Washington, he was a witness to the attack on the House of Representatives by three Puerto Rican nationalists.

Born in Baltimore and a 1942 graduate of City College, he left Washington College after his first year to serve in the Army Air Forces.

He was a flight engineer and top turret gunner on a B-24 on 29 bombing missions over Germany. After the crew flew the plane back to this country after the war, 300 shrapnel and bullet holes were found in it.

After his retirement, he traveled extensively and in 1990 worked as a volunteer park ranger at Fort McHenry.

He is survived by his wife, the former Joan H. Raines; two daughters, Wendy Martucci of Baltimore and Laura Erdman of Perry Hall; two sons, John Earnshaw of Stewartstown, Pa., and Daniel Earnshaw of Havre de Grace; his mother, Mildred Earnshaw of Parkville; and five grandchildren. A memorial service for Emilie Johnson, a member of historical groups and a hospital auxiliary, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Church Hospital Chapel, 100 N. Broadway.

Mrs. Johnson, who was 90, died Saturday at Church Home of kidney failure.

She had moved to Church Home more than seven years ago after living in Guilford and Roland Park.

The former Emilie Blackford was a native of Staunton, Va.

She was reared in Baltimore and graduated from Western High School.

A former regent of the Baltimore chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she was a member of the Bradley T. Johnson chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the auxiliary of Union Memorial Hospital.

Her husband, Louis B. Johnson, a retired steel broker, died in 1972.

She is survived by a daughter, Anne Bennett Johnson Carroll of Ruxton; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Church Home Chapel Fund or the Episcopal Church of St. Michael and All Angels.

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