Gladys Ora Lee Browning

29 May 1886–27 June 1969 (Age 83)
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Gladys Ora Lee

Gladys Ora Lee Browning was born on 29 May 1886, in Missouri, United States. She married Meade Gardner Beslin on 2 June 1908. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1930. She died on 27 June 1969, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Meade Gardner Beslin
Gladys Ora Lee Browning
Marriage: 2 June 1908
Lois Beslin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1908
  • Children


    World Events (8)

    1898 · Oregon Historical Society
    Age 12
    The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 18
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
    Age 22
    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    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 (4)

    • Gladys Beslin in household of M G Beslin, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Gladys Browning in entry for M G Beslin, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Gladys Beslin in household of Mead G Beslin, "United States Census, 1930"

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