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Photo of John Browning

John Browning

Birthplace Lanarkshire Glenboig ScotlandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna Philadelphia Date of Birth: July 9, 1882


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): John (N) Browning.

Gender: Male.

Date and Place of Birth: September 7th 1882, Glenboig, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

Date and Place of Death: 27 April, 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Nationality: British.

A photo of John, kindly shared with the museum by family members


Childhood: N/A.

Parents: Andrew Browning (1857-) and Isabella Kennedy Weir (1858-).

Parent’s occupations: In the 1871 Scotland census his father is recorded as an errand boy, but he was only fourteen at the time.

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/A.

Occupation: N/A.

Place of residence at Gretna: N/A.

Job title at Gretna: N/A.


Marital status: Married Elizabeth Donley on June 1st 1917, in Carlisle.

Children: He had a daughter called Elizabeth Browning.

Travels: He arrived in the United States in 1923. The family ended up outside Philadelphia where all of them are now buried.

Awards/recognitions: N/A.

Trivia / any other information:

The photo is of the Messrs. P. & W. Anderson, Ltd. Joinery Group engaged at the construction of the H. M. Factory , GRETNA in June, 1916. The picture is about 2 ft in length. Kindly shared with the museum by family members.

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