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Egmont Giles Brower

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[This information is from Vol. IV, p. 23 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Egmont Giles Brower, second son of Dr. Abram Giles and Jennie Helen (Vedder) Brower, was born in Utica, New York, June 25, 1885, and died there October 8, 1918. He was educated in the Cicely Baker School of Utica, the Stone School, Cornwall-on-the-Hudson; and at the Lowell Textile School, Lowell, Massachusetts, where he took the course in cotton spinning. He was distinctively an investigator who dug deep into the secrets of science for the truths he needed, and although but a young man when his work was ended he accomplished much, and from his investigations and experiments others have obtained the data and the facts that have advanced their work further along the path of success and in some instances the end sought has been attained. His work during the World war was done in the laboratory of the Bossert Company of Utica, behind locked doors through which no secrets passed, but at the time of his death Mr. Brower, with others, was seeking a protection for vessels from sunken bombs, and in other important but secret war work known only to the few.

Mr. Brower made Utica his home and was a member of both the Fort Schuyler and the Automobile Clubs. He was one of the executors of his father's estate and a young man of fine character and pleasing personality. While his genius was mechanical, he also possessed decided artistic talent, and was a devotee of the out-of-doors sports, hunting and fishing preferred. In politics he was a republican, and in religious preference an attendant at Grace Protestant Episcopal church.

Egmont G. Brower was married on September 9, 1911, to Sarah M. Stebbins, daughter of William Van Rensselaer and Lauretta Bell (Mahon) Stebbins of South Poultney, Steuben county, New York. Two sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Brower: Egmont Giles, (II), born October 7, 1913; and Nicholas Vedder, born May 4, 1915.

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