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George Emmett Browning

1 August 1866–28 April 1948

Born 1 Aug. 1866 in Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Territory.[1] Son of Jonathan Browning and Sarah Ann Emmett.[2] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Moroni Brown, 3 Sept. 1874.[3] Married first Marian (Marianne) Manning, 26 Jan. 1887.[4] Met EBW while serving on the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association stake board, 3 Feb. 1890.[5] Served in the Samoan mission, leaving Nov. 1890; served as mission president, Feb. 1892–Nov. 1893.[6] Served in the Spanish-American War, 1898.[7] Appointed as bishop of the Ogden Second Ward, 15 Oct. 1917.[8] Manager at Browning Arms and acting postmaster, 1919–1921.[9] Served as stake president of the Ogden Stake, 1922–1938.[10] Elected as mayor of Ogden, 1926–1927.[11] Married second Lulu May Stephens, 24 Mar. 1943.[12] Died 28 Apr. 1948 in Ogden.[13] 

 

[1] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Logan Temple Endowment Records, vol. A, 1884–1899, p. 133, line 4785, George Emmett Browning, 26 Jan. 1887, microfilm 178052, DGS 4342223 (restricted access), FHL. Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860–1959, vol. B, 25 Apr. 1860–27 Apr. 1894, p. 118, Geo. E. Browning, image 119/148, CR 301 22, CHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 12 Oct. 2020), George Emmett Browning (KWD3-N3H).

[2] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Logan Temple Endowment Records, vol. A, 1884–1899, p. 133, line 4785, George Emmett Browning, 26 Jan. 1887, microfilm 178052, DGS 4342223 (restricted access), FHL. Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860–1959, vol. B, 25 Apr. 1860–27 Apr. 1894, p. 118, Geo. E. Browning, image 119/148, CR 301 22, CHL.

[3] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Logan Temple Endowment Records, vol. A, 1884–1899, p. 133, line 4785, George Emmett Browning, 26 Jan. 1887, microfilm 178052, DGS 4342223 (restricted access), FHL. Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860–1959, vol. B, 25 Apr. 1860–27 Apr. 1894, p. 118, Geo. E. Browning, image 119/148, CR 301 22, CHL.

[4] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Logan Temple Sealing, vol. A, 1884–1900, p. 120, line 2145, George Emmet Browning and Marianne Manning, 26 Jan. 1887, microfilm 178135, DGS 5270270 (restricted access), FHL. Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860–1959, vol. B, 25 Apr. 1860–27 Apr. 1894, p. 118, Geo. E. Browning, image 119/148, CR 301 22, CHL.

[5] EBW, Diary, 3 Feb. 1890. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 3 (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1920), 349.

[6] Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860–1959, vol. B, 25 Apr. 1860–27 Apr. 1894, p. 118, Geo. E. Browning, image 119/148, CR 301 22, CHL Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 3 (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1920), 349.

[7] United States, Adjutant General’s Office, United States Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898, George E. Browning, microfilm 1002445, DGS 5077651, image 1896/2489, FHL.

[8] Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 3 (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1920), 349. “Robert M’Quarrie’s Funeral Will Be at 1 p.m., Sunday,” Ogden (UT) Standard, 1 Dec. 1918, 14. “Death Claims Civic Worker, Former Mayor,” Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner, 29 Apr. 1948, 1–2.

[9] “Mayors and Postmaster of Ogden, Utah,” PoliticalGraveyard.com (http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/UT/ofc/ogden.html, accessed 24 Nov. 2020). “Death Claims Civic Worker, Former Mayor,” Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner, 29 Apr. 1948, 1–2.

[10] Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Weber Stake, Segment 2, p. 2, George E. Browning, CR 375 8, box 7484, folder 2 (limited access), CHL. “Death Claims Civic Worker, Former Mayor,” Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner, 29 Apr. 1948, 1–2.

[11] “George E. Browning (1826–1927),” Utah Division of Archives and Records Service (https://images.archives.utah.gov/digital/collection/27746/id/32/rec3/, accessed 12 Oct. 2020). “Death Claims Civic Worker, Former Mayor,” Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner, 29 Apr. 1948, 1–2.

[12] George Emmett Browning and Lulu May Stephens, “Clerk-Auditor Marriage License Search,” Weber County (http://www.webercountyutah.gov, accessed 1 Sept. 2020). 

[13] “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 1 Sept. 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 244/282-J (1948), George Emmett Browning. “George Emmett Browning of the Firearms Family,” Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Apr. 1948, 10.