Brown, Charles and Robert–Rochester, New
York; Ridgeville, Ontario–two brothers who started the Brown Brothers &
Company nursery in Rochester, New York. They purchased a farm on
the Niagara peninsula in Ridgeville, Ontario in 1891, and established a
nursery there. By the turn of the century their firm became one of
Canada’s leading nurseries. By 1904 the company had 1200 to 1500
men working in Canada alone.