Secretary bequeaths $350,000 to library
Stung by the Great Depression, Helen M. Brown knew the
value of a dollar and appreciated those who helped make
her money work.
The tiny, tight-fisted West Sider spent hours at a time in
the Cleveland Public Library studying the stock market. It
was time well spent, for Brown and the library - her
charitable trust has bequeathed $350,000 to the library
system and thousands more to local institutions that
touched her life.