William F Browning (1924 - 2004)

A photo of William F Browning
William F Browning
1924 - 2004
updated February 06, 2019
William F Browning was born on February 15, 1924. He died on October 15, 2004 at 80 years old. We know that William F Browning had been residing in Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16001.


William F Browning Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of William Browning, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Browning family.

Most Commonly Known Name

William F Browning

First name


Middle name


Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases




William Browning was born on


William Browning died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for William.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of William F Browning?



Ethnicity & Lineage

What is William's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived



Unknown. Was William a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16001


Did William finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did William attend?


Share what William did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of William's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did William serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different William Browning?
View other bios of people named William Brownings
Back to Top

William F Browning Family Tree

William's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Browning family tree.

William's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
William F Browning
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling


Click to add friends & family.

Share Memories about William

What do you remember about William F Browning? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that William is remembered.

William Browning Obituary

This obit of William F Browning is maintained by William's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

William F Browning passed away on October 15, 2004 at 80 years old. He was born on February 15, 1924. There is no information about William's family. We know that William F Browning had been residing in Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16001.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of William F Browning

1924 - 2004 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during William's lifetime

In 1924, in the year that William F Browning was born, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1931, at the age of only 7 years old, William was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1954, by the time he was 30 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1986, he was 62 years old when on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

In 1990, when he was 66 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

Other Biographies

Other William Brownings

William Robert Browning
Died: May 9, 1917
William Richard Browning
around 1921 - Feb 23, 1942
William John Browning
around 1884 - Oct 1, 1914
William James Browning
around 1887 - Dec 5, 1917
William Jackson Browning
around 1889 - Jun 4, 1918
William Hunter Browning
around 1893 - Oct 11, 1917
William Henry Browning
around 1911 - Aug 11, 1941
William George Browning
around 1911 - Oct 17, 1944
William Edward Browning
around 1922 - Jan 25, 1941
William Amos Browning
around 1897 - Oct 4, 1918
William Browning
Died: Nov 1, 1914
William Browning
around 1912 - Mar 10, 1943
William Browning
around 1919 - Apr 26, 1941
William Browning
Died: Jun 7, 1917
William Browning
around 1883 - Mar 27, 1946
William Browning
around 1889 - May 1, 1915
William Browning
around 1897 - Jul 1, 1916
William Browning
Died: Oct 20, 1917
William Browning
around 1890 - Mar 27, 1918

Other Brownings

Ralph L Browning
Apr 18, 1915 - Nov 21, 1989
Bethlehem, PA
Margaret Browning
Sep 15, 1926 - Jun 16, 2010
Eastlake, OH
Cecelia Browning
Jan 28, 1925 - Sep 9, 2006
Las Vegas, NV
George Browning
Jul 24, 1920 - March 1970
Eleanor Browning
Feb 15, 1908 - Nov 28, 1991
Travis S Browning
Jul 5, 1983 - Jun 7, 2009
Frances Browning
Aug 21, 1915 - Sep 11, 1998
Bristol, PA
Glenn Browning
Jul 20, 1898 - November 1978
York, PA
Simon Browning
Jan 26, 1919 - January 1969
Marie Browning
Jun 28, 1925 - Dec 7, 1998
Peckville, PA
Claire E Browning
Sep 28, 1915 - May 7, 1996
Scranton, PA
Janice M Browning
Dec 16, 1942 - Apr 1, 2008
Olyphant, PA
Georgia Browning
Apr 21, 1907 - December 1979
Thomas Browning
Feb 16, 1914 - May 1978
Philadelphia, PA
Richard M Browning
May 11, 1916 - Sep 24, 1992
Runnemede, NJ
Ercel Browning
Oct 25, 1894 - January 1975
Beckley, WV
James Browning
Jul 21, 1889 - August 1970
Miami, FL
Nora E Browning
Jul 7, 1899 - Apr 23, 1991
West Chester, PA
Xander Z Browning
Aug 26, 2003 - Feb 20, 2007
George Browning
Aug 17, 1894 - October 1975
Drexel Hill, PA

Other Bios

Sylvis Leasure
Jul 1, 1899 - December 1986
Scottdale, PA
Anne R Miller
Oct 1, 1907 - Apr 10, 2000
Reynoldsville, PA
Virginia Jones
Dec 8, 1914 - August 1984
Reynoldsville, PA
John B Campbell
Feb 15, 1911 - August 1996
Coraopolis, PA
Helen E Sakson
May 16, 1917 - Dec 29, 1993
Irwin, PA
Ralph W Asel
May 12, 1919 - Jun 10, 2006
Ridgway, PA
John Medved
Mar 9, 1914 - Jan 9, 1999
Maple Heights, OH
Stewart Woods
Dec 25, 1902 - June 1965
Charleston, WV
Frank C Tepper
Mar 26, 1918 - Dec 29, 1990
Frank Hague
Feb 1, 1882 - November 1965
Kathleen M Casey
Apr 2, 1916 - March 1994
Pittsburgh, PA
Andrew Dedig
Nov 20, 1914 - November 1971
Pittsburgh, PA
Andrew Fritz
Mar 5, 1900 - August 1976
Elizabeth, PA
Lora Warthen
Jan 4, 1918 - September 1981
Newark, OH
Doris H Kunzelman
Jul 15, 1916 - Jul 15, 1993
Evans City, PA
Wanda F Haise
May 3, 1909 - Nov 23, 1991
Willard G Lippold
Nov 22, 1912 - Jun 12, 2002
Pittsburgh, PA
Ellen M Fitzgerald
Jun 9, 1919 - Aug 16, 1995
Pittsburgh, PA
Nellie A Reynolds
Oct 5, 1916 - Dec 22, 1996
West Mifflin, PA
Wilbert Salm
May 24, 1906 - November 1984
Pittsburgh, PA
Success Stories from Biographies like William F Browning
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.