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John Moses Browning
Birth: Jan. 23, 1855
Ogden
Weber County
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 26, 1926
Liège
Liège, Belgium

Inventor. Born in Ogden, Utah, he was renowned gunsmith making his first gun from scrap metal when he was thirteen. He patented his first weapon a breech-loading single-shot rifle in 1879 and began work on an automatic machine gun in the 1890s. In 1895, his invention of the Browning machine-gun was purchased by the US Navy. The first automatic pistol designed by Browning was the .32 caliber Model 1900, followed by his most noted design the .45 ACP M1911 Government Model and Browning High-Power Model P-35 in 9mm Parabellum. In 1910, he produced a new 0.30-inch water cooled machine-gun and in 1917, 57,000 of these guns were produced for soldiers fighting on the Western Front during World War I. He also produced the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) which fired a 20 round magazine. Over 52,000 of these guns were purchased by the US Army as a support weapon for the light machine-gun which were used during World War II, Korean War and in the Vietnam War. He died of heart failure in Liege, Belgium. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan Browning (1805 - 1879)
  Elizabeth Caroline Clark Browning (1817 - 1890)
 
 Spouse:
  Rachel Theresa Child Browning (1860 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  John Browning (1880 - 1964)*
  Austin Leroy Browning (1881 - 1883)*
  Hugh Harrison Browning (1883 - 1884)*
  Louie Browning Ford (1885 - 1973)*
  Carrie Browning Olsen (1887 - 1985)*
  Monida Browning Cummings (1892 - 1994)*
  Val Allen Browning (1895 - 1994)*
  Kenneth Sandifer Browning (1898 - 1931)*
  Elizabeth Caroline Browning McLeod (1903 - 2000)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Ann Galliher (1827 - 1901)**
  David Elias Browning (1829 - 1901)**
  Barbara Jane Browning Stewart (1830 - 1898)**
  John Wesley Browning (1832 - 1913)**
  James Allen Browning (1833 - 1902)**
  Asenath Elizabeth Browning Carling (1835 - 1899)**
  Martha Clarissa Browning Middleton (1837 - 1930)**
  Mary Melvina Browning Garner (1840 - 1931)**
  Nancy Lovina Browning Stewart (1842 - 1875)**
  Emma Eliza Browning (1843 - 1843)**
  Jonathan Alma Browning (1844 - 1913)**
  Mary Elizabeth Weir Stewart (1846 - 1926)**
  Melinda Vesta Browning Middleton (1847 - 1926)**
  Nancy Weir Reese (1850 - 1915)**
  John Moses Browning (1855 - 1926)
  Elizabeth C. Browning (1857 - 1857)*
  Mathew Sandefur Browning (1859 - 1923)*
  Jonathan Edmund Browning (1859 - 1939)**
  Thomas Samuel Browning (1860 - 1943)**
  Olive Ann Browning Wallace (1863 - 1933)**
  George Emmett Browning (1866 - 1948)**
  Benjamin Franklin Browning (1868 - 1869)**
  Susan Oetta Browning (1870 - 1880)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Ogden City Cemetery
Ogden
Weber County
Utah, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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