Born: Feb 25, 1833
Died: Oct 20, 1903
Married: Amorett Miller (also listed in censuses as Amoretta and Annetta)
Children: Edwin E. Sumner (son of Mrs. Calvin Brown), born c. 1852; guide Charles Brown, born c. 1856; Abbie, wife of Titus N. Spaulding, March 21, 1859 - July 20, 1901; Lowell Brown, born c. 1861; Mary (Katherine, wife of George Potter, July 12, 1863 - September 9, 1945, who may have been named Mary Katherine); Emma, born c. 1867; and Frank, born c. 1868, Mace W. Brown, born c. 1869
Calvin Brown was a Civil War veteran with the 118th New York Infantry. He enlisted at Harrietstown on September 27, 1864, at the age of 32, to serve one year. He was mustered in as private, Co. F, October 7, 1864, and mustered out with the company on June 13, 1865, at Richmond, Virginia.
Brown owned a farm comprised of property at the lower end of Park Avenue. In 1896 he subdivided about 15 acres of his land to the east and north of Rosemont and Margaret Streets to create 47 relatively small "villa sites," most about 1/5 acre in size. The portion of Park Avenue from (old) #28 to #40, north of the intersection Baker Street, lies on Calvin Brown's land. His daughters Abbie and Katherine donated a lot from the subdivision to the Village Improvement Society for a park. It has never been developed.
Malone Farmer, October 28, 1903
BROWN.—At Saranac Lake. N. Y., Monday, Oct. 19th. 1903. Calvin Brown, in his 71st year.
Mr. Brown was a man of sterling character and unblemished reputation and had resided at Saranac Lake for 46 years, building his log cabin out on the West Harrietstown road when the place contained only a few log cabins. However humble the cabin in former years it was always the abode of hospitality and happiness. Not long ago he erected a handsome new home on the old place, which was one of the most picturesque in the outskirts of thriving Saranac Lake. He was a good soldier in the Civil War and a leading member of the Guides' Association, having followed that occupation in the mountains until very recent years. He leaves six children surviving: Mrs. Geo. Garwood, Mrs. Geo. Potter, Lowell W. Brown and E. E. Brown, of Saranac Lake, Mrs. P. M. Benedict of New Haven, Conn., and Mace W. Brown, of Juneau, Alaska.