John James Browning

22 July 1862–27 March 1930 (Age 67)
Harmony Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John James

When John James Browning was born on 22 July 1862, in Harmony Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, George Madison Browning, was 42 and his mother, Hannah Ramsey, was 41. He married Minnie Bell Rohrbough on 1 February 1883, in Harmony Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Bentley, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 27 March 1930, in Harrison, Kootenai, Idaho, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Harrison, Kootenai, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John James Browning
Amy Almira Maria Wells
Marriage: 10 February 1921
Anita May Browning
George Clifton Browning
Etta Leona Browning
Charles Willard Browning
Lela Katherine Browning

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1921Orofino, Clearwater, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 9
    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
    1885 · The First Skyscraper
    Age 23
    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    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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    Sources (32)

    • John J. Browning in entry for Anita May Browning, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
    • John J Browning in household of George M Browning, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John J Browning, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1962"

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