|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1829|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1907|
Woodland Daily Democrat - January 19, 1907, Woodland, California
William York Browning was born in Jackson Co Tn March 15 1839. His parents were Charles Browning(native of NC) and Elizabeth Crawford, a native of Kentucky.
Shortly after his birth, his parents moved from Jackson Co Tn to Monroe Co, KY. When he was 20 years old he went to MO. The following spring in 1850, he joined the company that crossed the plains to CA by ox teams. It took over 4 months.
IN 1852 he went to Sacramento and engaged in freighting from that city to the various mines in the vicinity. In the fall of 1852, he took up a claim of 160 acres near Woodland and engaged in stock raising. In 1854 he decided to visit his old home in KY. The trip was made via Panama. His visit was brief and he returned with his brother R W. Browning and their parents.
He started with a herd of one hundred cattle but at the end of a 6 months journey, when they arrived in this state, not more than one third of them were left. In 1856 he decided to visit Moniteau Co, MO and on the 27th of March, he married Miss Rowena Howard, a native of that county who survives him.
Mr Browning was a Democrat of the old school. Fraternally he was a Mason and was active and influential in all matters relating to the general welfare of the order and the growth and success of the local lodge.
He was a pioneer member of Woodland Parlor No 20 NSGW
Charles L. Browning (1861 - 1936)*
Created by: Steve McLaughlin
Record added: Jun 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19771256
Son of Charles Browning of NC and Elizabeth Crawford of KY. Born in Jackson Co Tn. Married Rowena Howard on March 27th 1856.|
Added: Mar. 22, 2010