John Levi Browning

Brief Life History of John Levi

When John Levi Browning was born on 29 August 1872, in Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States, his father, Levi A. Browning, was 51 and his mother, Tabitha Layman, was 36. He married Daisy B Blake on 10 December 1895, in Perry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 27 December 1940, in Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Levi Browning
1872–1940
Sarah Emaline Emma Pope
1867–1950
Marriage: 23 August 1898
Nancy Pope Browning
1899–1965
Mary Louisa Browning
1903–1904
John William Browning
1906–1985
Ruth Browning
1908–
Lillian A Browning
1909–

Sources (11)

  • John L Browning, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Levi Browning, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • John L. Browning, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English (southern): from the Middle English personal name Brouning (Old English Brūning), a derivative of the byname Brūn (see Brown ).

History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. William Browning was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

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

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