Henry Clay Browning

Henry Clay Browning
(obituary provided by Shirley Pickering)

Oroville-Gazette, Oroville, Washington
Henry Clay Browning was born in Oregon, Missouri, January 26, 1858, the youngest of five children born to Josiah D. and Martha Burdine Browning. And departed from this life May 23, 1937 at the age of 76 years, three months and 26 days.
At an early age he moved with his parents to Fairbury, Nebraska, and this was his home for many years. On February 10, 1889 he was married to Carrie Viola Cooper and they made their home in Nebraska for several years, later homesteading in western Kansas. AFter living in Kansas a good many years, the family moved to Alberta, Canada where they resided for twelve years, coming to the state of Washington ten years ago. Since then he as made his home at Ellisforde.
He is survived by his widow Carrie V. Browning, and six children, Jessie Pickering of Ellisforde, Carl and Frank of Busby Alberta, Clara Haege of Busby Alberta, Marie Linton of Tonasket and Hal D. of Wenatchee. He also leaves several nieces, nephews and twenty grandchildren to morn his departure.
Funeral services were held at the Barnes Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Vern Stern of the Church of the Brethren and internment was made at the Ellisforde cemetery.
Pall bearers were friends and neighbors living in the vicinity of Ellisforde were Mr. Sam Longanecker, Mr. Ed Crocker, Mr. N.G. Jensen, Mr. James Jpyen, Mr. Bair and Mr. H.B. Meacham

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all those who so willingly assisted us during the illness and death of our dear husband and father. We are indeed grateful for the lovely flowers and for the expressions of sympathy extended to us. Especially to we wish to thank Dr. Bevins and Mrs. Brattain for their serices and the Quartette for the music so beautifully rendered.
Mrs. C.V. Browning and family.

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