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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Family Time Line

John Fletcher Browning
1839–1917
Julia Ann Hampshire
1852–1934
Marriage: 25 February 1873
Ada Browning
1873–
Mina Browning
1875–1954
Caleb Parker Browning
1878–1960
James Garfield Browning
1881–1955
Henry Lawson Browning
1883–1975
Charles Edward Earl Browning
1887–1941
Edna Chloe Browning
1889–1968
Hallie Mae Browning
1892–1977

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 February 1873
Wayne, Iowa, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Male1832–1922Male

    Mary Browning

    Female1834–Female

    Jane Browning

    Female1836–1927Female

    Male1839–1917Male

    Joseph Josiah Browning

    Male1841–Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

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.

Possible Related Names

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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