James Brown was a traveller for the brewers Threlfalls.
He was born in 1837. His wife's name was Mary and they had a daughter Elizabeth. James died at Cross Lane, on 15th April 1890, Mary died on 13th July 1886 and Elizabeth died on 29th January 1936.
The Salford Reporter of 26th April 1890 records, "The funeral of the late Mr James Brown, who died on Thursday week, took place on Saturday (19th April). For the last 28 years, the deceased was a traveller for Messrs Threlfall and Company Limited, Brewers, Chapel Street, Salford. He was not only respected by the workmen in their employ, but by the licensed victuallers and beer sellers in general. The remains of the deceased were interred (in plot A4) in the Dissenters portion of Salford Cemetery in the forenoon.
The officiating clergyman was Rev. James Clark of the Bible Christian Church, Cross Lane. (This was somewhat ironic as the BCC were very much against the consumption of alcohol)! Four wreaths were sent by Messrs Threlfall's employees and others by the relatives and friends of the deceased. Amongst those who attended were Miss Brown (daughter), Mr W. Firby (nephew), Mr and Mrs Burgess, Mr H. Kellet, and the firm with which Mr Brown was connected were represented by Messrs R.G.H. Thompson, (manager), J. Bates (cashier) and J. Linton (one of the oldest workmen)."