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 Paul Browning

Paul Browning

Death 1960 (aged 75–76)
Burial Palmyra, Wayne County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 175488784 · View Source
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Adopted son of the widow Olive Downing. Paul managed her farm after the death of her husband Andrew.

Paul was born 27 Feb 1884 in Jersey City, Hudson Co., NJ although he may have never known his actual birth date and location. Throughout his lifetime he used 05 Oct 1884 as his DOB and NY as his POB.

His unmarried parents were both attending Hiram College in Hiram, OH when he was conceived. On Paul's birth certificate his mother's name is Fannie E. (Ferry) Brown and the father is unknown. Ferry is his maternal grandmother's surname.

Paul is first seen in the 1900 census in Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY where he is attending school and living with a widower and his schoolteacher foster daughter.

At some point Paul's father reached out to him and was made aware of his parents' names.

Paul married but had no children of his own. Paul's wife, Gertrude, had a son, Daniel, and he hyphenated his surname to include Browning.

We suspect Gertrude died in 1949.

Daniel O'Keefe-Browning's (b. 21 Apr 1916, New Brunswick, Canada) last known location was Italy in 1989.

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  • Maintained by: S&E
  • Originally Created by: Barbara Gibson
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175488784
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Browning (1884–1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175488784, citing Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, Wayne County, New York, USA ; Maintained by S&E (contributor 47475092) .