Melinda Vesta Browning

28 November 1847–14 March 1926 (Age 78)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Melinda Vesta

When Melinda Vesta Browning was born on 28 November 1847, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Jonathan Browning, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Stalcup, was 44. She married Charles Franklin Middleton on 4 March 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 14 March 1926, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Franklin Middleton
1834–1915
Melinda Vesta Browning
1847–1926
Marriage: 4 March 1865
Robert Middelton
1865–
Ann Laura Middleton
1866–1921
Rachal Middelton
1868–
Jonathan Page Middleton
1868–1948
James Lester Middleton
1870–1952
Joseph Wesley Middleton
1870–1956
Ida Lucy Middleton
1873–1874
Melinda Clarissa Middleton
1875–1882
Zina Lavina Middleton
1878–1958
Arthur Franklin Middleton
1881–1882
Minnie Sarah Middleton
1883–1953

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 10
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1863
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 21
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Brown
    Brunning
    Brining

    Story Highlight

    MY FATHER HAD TWO WIVES AT THE SAME TIME AND THEY WERE SISTERS

    Out of America’s past comes this story of a strange marriage in the days of the Mormons By Zina Middleton Randall My Father had two wives. There was my mother, Melinda, whom he called Linny, and …

    Sources (39)

    • Melinda Browning in entry for Minnie Sarah Couch, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Malinda Middleton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Melinda Vasta Browning in entry for Charles A Stephens and Zina L Middleton Randall, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"

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