Guard Herman Brown | City Of Cincinnati Workhouse

Age: 48
Served: About 5 years
1928 to October 4, 1933
Herman was born during 1890 in Ohio to his father from New York and mother from Germany .

Herman worked as an elevator operator until 1927 .
During 1928, Herman joined became a Guard at the Cincinnati Workhouse .

By Fall 1933, Guard Brown was living in the Palace Hotel at 5th and Vine Streets .

While on patrol atop a 25’ wall on October 4, 1933, Guard Brown fell to the ground . Later in the shift, other guards found him on the ground .

He was removed to General Hospital. He died 5 hours later from a fractured skull .

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