W.B. BROWN, or Barringer Brown, as he is universally known in Lake County, a dealer in hay, grain and live-stock, is the son of Alexander F. and Eliza A.* (Barringer) Brown, and was born in Eagle Creek Township, Lake County, Ind., June 18*, 1843, where his home has since been. He attended the schools of the day, and was reared a farmer. In October, 1877, he was married to Miss Carrie Sigler, of Hebron, to which union there has been issue of two daughters -- Mabel and Bessie. Shortly after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Brown removed to Crown Point, where they now reside. In addition to his present business, Mr. Brown has general charge of the old homestead of 600 acres, of which a stock farm has been made. The business of dealing in hay, grain and stock, carried on by Brown Bros., amounts to $60,000. Mrs. Brown’s parents were among the oldest settlers of Lake and Porter Counties, and mention of this family is made in the history of Boone Township, Porter County.
-- Although this source listed Mr. Brown's mother as Eliza A. (Barringer) Brown, other sources give her middle initial as "M." The Brown family tree, sent by descendant Renee Genovese, uses the name "Eliza Ann."
-- This article puts the death date of W.B. Brown as June 18, 1843, but the family tree done by Mrs. Genovese puts it as June 17, 1843.
This Jan. 1, 1925, Lowell Tribunearticle appeared on page 1, column 6:
Barringer Brown died at his home in Crown Point last Friday.* His death was not unexpected by his family, as he has been very low for some time. He was one of the Lake county's most prominent and representative men. He was born at Southeast Grove, and was 81 years of age. He was a brother of the late John Brown, who died only a few weeks ago.
-- Although this article indicates that William Barringer Brown died in Dec. 1924, the family tree done by Mrs. Genovese lists the year as 1929, probably a typographical error.