John Fletcher Browning

2 January 1839–14 January 1917 (Age 78)
Glasgow, Howard, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Fletcher

When John Fletcher Browning was born on 2 January 1839, in Glasgow, Howard, Missouri, United States, his father, James Harvey Browning, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Cowan, was 25. He married Ada Jane Hampshire on 21 June 1860, in Wayne, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Jefferson Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Grand River Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 14 January 1917, in South Lineville, Mercer, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Lineville, Wayne, Iowa, United States.

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John Fletcher Browning
Julia Ann Hampshire
Marriage: 25 February 1873
Ada Browning
Mina Browning
Caleb Parker Browning
James Garfield Browning
Henry Lawson Browning
Charles Edward Earl Browning
Edna Chloe Browning
Hallie Mae Browning

Spouse and Children

25 February 1873
Wayne, Iowa, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Mary Browning


    Jane Browning



    Joseph Josiah Browning


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 9

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 22

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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 (3)

  • Fletcher Browning in household of James Browning, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Fletcher Browning, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • John F Browning, "United States Census, 1910"

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