|The Detroit Free Press, June 26, 1908|
Now comes this article from 1908 concerning W. Brown and his boyhood friendship with Grover Cleveland in Buffalo (at least I think that's what it says; which makes sense since Cleveland grew up in New York) where they sang together in the choir.
Brown apparently died in 1905 but the death of Cleveland in 1908 rekindled the story. There were several letters between the two men in Brown's possession when he passed. The former president had offered the pauper a good home but his pride refused to allow such alms. I'll likewise proffer any further articles on the matter if I can uncover them.