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 William Hamilton Browder, Sr

William Hamilton Browder, Sr

Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Death 16 Sep 1963 (aged 91)
Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Union, Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 76670491 · View Source
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William Hamilton Browder is the son of John Franklin Browder and Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Gallaher. William married Margaret May "Maggie" Billingsly on October 25, 1898 in Roane County, Tennessee, they had 10 known children: John Franklin Browder, Mary Byrd Browder, Joseph Houston Browder, William Hamilton Browder Jr., Edward Carmack Browder, George Wade Browder, Roswell Rhea Browder, Lula Maude Browder, Sarah Browder and Margaret "Peggy" Browder.



Retired Farmer, 91, Was Member of Prominent Family in County:
HARRIMAN, Tenn. - William Hamilton Browder, 91, a retired farmer and a member of one of Roane County's most widely known families, died at a hospital Monday after a long illness.

In the Wheat community, Mr. Browder formerly operated a 1,200 acre farm which now is the site of the gaseous diffusion plant in the Oak Ridge atomic operations.

A bridge across the Emery River was named for Mr. Browder when it was dedicated in 1958.

The oldest graduate of Roane College, which was in the Wheat community, Mr. Browder was also the oldest living member of the East Fork Masonic Lodge in the Dyllis community. He had been a member 63 years.


Mr. Browder and his wife, the former Margaret May Billingsley of Chattanooga, would have been married 65 years Oct. 24.

Mr. Browder formerly was employed at the state toll bridge in Kingston, Tenn. His last work was for Harriman Oil Co., which two of his sons now operate.

Mr. and Mrs. Browder had 10 children, seven of whom survive. They are Mrs. L. B. Burnett of Knoxville: Joseph Houston, Edgar Carmack and Rhea Roswell Browder, all of Harriman: George Wade Bachman Browder of Kingston: Mrs. William Weigel of Powell, Tenn., and Mrs. Richard H. Stegall of Kingston.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Kyker Funeral Home here. Burial will be in Gallaher Cemetery.




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Hamilton Browder, Sr (25 Oct 1871–16 Sep 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76670491, citing Gallaher Cemetery AEC #01, Union, Roane County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Johnnie Zollinger (contributor 47397776) .