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A Third Generation Takes Over
Nineteen eighteen saw a third generation of the Brown family take over the funeral business. Roland H. Brown's three sons assumed the direction of the funeral home, Joseph S. Brown, who later became a medical doctor, D. Paul Brown, who helped run the business until dying at an early age, and R. Bradford Brown, Sr.
Nineteen eighteen also saw a change in location for the funeral home. Roland H. and son R. Bradford, Sr. purchased the Snyder Undertaking and Furniture Co., and moved the business from Academia to Main St., Mifflintown (see photo at left). After Roland H. Brown's death in 1934, R. Bradford Brown, Sr. assumed sole responsibility for the funeral home. R. Bradford, Sr. eventually moved from the furniture business to opening an ambulance service, which he operated from the late 1930's until about 1950. The funeral business again, passed to the next generation in 1962, when R. Bradford Brown, Jr. took over the business.