James Polk Browning

30 November 1851–1920 (Age 68)
Augusta Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of James Polk

When James Polk Browning was born on 30 November 1851, in Augusta Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, John Washington Browning, was 39 and his mother, Mary Ann Lilly, was 23. He married Joanna Rebecca Fosdyck on 1 January 1874, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Augusta, Hancock, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. He died in 1920, at the age of 69.

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James Polk Browning
Joanna Rebecca Fosdyck
Marriage: 1 January 1874
Ruth Browning
Joseph W. Browning
Abigail Irene Browning
Elizabeth Browning
Anna Browning
George Polk Browning

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 5
William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
Age 12
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 19
Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old English personal name Brūning, originally a patronymic from the byname Brūn ( see Brown ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (20)

  • James P Browning, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Browning in household of John A Browning, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James P Browning in household of John Browning, "United States Census, 1870"

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