The Tribune is called upon the chronicle the death of another prominent business man of Minneapolis this morning. Mr. Z.E. Brown, formerly of the real estate firm of Hamlin & Brown, died in California on Sunday, the news reaching this city yesterday. Mr. Brown has been for years well known in local business circles, and was universally respected and esteemed as a gentleman of fine business ability and unimpeachable rectitude of character. One by one the pioneers of the various business interests of the city are passing away, leaving unfinished tasks to be taken up and completed by the younger generation. Mr. Brown leaves a large circle of warm personal friends and business associates by home he will be sadly missed.
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 31, 1888.