Harrison was a Star Route Mail Carrier and his route was Confluence, Harnedsville, Dumas, Beachley, Listonburg and Straun (State Line).
On a Saturday in 1912 he was carrying a payroll to the Beachley Mine. Leaving his Surrey on the road with three passengers, Gertrude Smith Holliday, Joe Ward and Joe’s Mother. Harrison walked, with the payroll in mail pouch toward the mine when he was clubbed, shot and killed for the payroll.
Harrison Brown gave his life in the performance of his duty and this is why a plaque was erected near the site in his memory by the Somerset County Rural Letter Carriers Association in June 1928.
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