Charles Meriwether Brand

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Charles Meriwether Brand (1856 - 1897) was the first city editor for the Daily Progress. He died on January 14, 1897. [1]

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Brand was born on July 10, 1856 and was the oldest son of W. W. Brand. He spent his career in the printing press and became city editor of the Daily Progress on its foundation in 1892. He also filed reports for newspapers across Virginia.

Brand was also a member of the Odd Fellows, the Independent Order of Mechanics, and the Woodmen of the World.

He married Ella Goode of Lynchburg and the couple adopted a son. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.


  1. Web. Charles Meriwether Brand - His Death in This City Occurred this Morning, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 14, 1897, retrieved January 14, 2023. Print. January 14, 1897 page 1.

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