Was hoping to find more...this may be his work...
Book of Records / fast times and extraordinary feats edited by David K Brown 1879http://archive.org/stream/cihm_10173#page/n3/mode/2up
Yes!!! looking at the cover for the original it is the same publisher!!!! at least I found a tidbit more :)http://www.archive.org/stream/cihm_10172#page/n3/mode/2up
and he & brother Robert mentioned in this snippet from
The Typographical Journal, Volume 89 The Union, 1936 - Printing industry
"Printing is in the blood of the Brown family, for Bob's brother, the late David Kerr Brown, was employed with the Daily Sun, one of the earlier publications in the city of Winnipeg. Bob sneers at the idea of being too old at 75 and sees no reason....."
The eBook is herehttp://books.google.ca/books?id=IpMuAQAAIAAJ&q=%22David+...