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NOTE: The identification on the photo indicated "America"
This photo could be either Catharine C. - BROWNE's first wife or else
Ada, his second wife.

Robert Boyd Browne

Born: February 19, 1845
Born: May 1872 in Missouri
Died: December 19, 1927 in Boise, Idaho Died:
Father: Daniel Gunn BROWNE Father:
Mother: Margaret JACKSON Mother:
Married: 1922 is the date that Robert Boyd BROWNE married Ada, his second wife

An obituary clipping found in a Browne family Bible held at Gilford Castle. The newspaper was unidentified:

BROWNE: Robert Boyd Browne formerly of Atlanta, Idaho, passed away at the family residence; 1403 Harrison Boulevard, Monday evening. He has been an invalid for the past two years. Mr. Browne was born Feb. 19, 1845, at Newtonhamilton, County Armagh, Ireland. He came to Idaho in 1877 and has followed mining since that time. Surviving are his widow of Boise, one brother in Pennsylvania and two sisters in Ireland. Mr. Browne was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. The body is at the McBratney funeral parlors. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. from McBratney Chapel. Rev. William Crosby Ross will officiate. Burial in Caldwell cemetary.

Thanks to the diligence of Wendy Jack, I can shed more light on Robert Boyde BROWNE. The names of his wives come from various census sources which she scoured on our behalf. She wrote on November 30, 2003: Robert appears to have married twice, but doesn't seem to have had any kids. In the 1880 census, his wife was recorded as Catharine C Browne. The 1900 census records Robert's birth date as February 1845, and his arrival in the USA 1863. His wife's name was Ada (born May 1872, Missouri); they had been married 5 yrs, and had no children. I couldn't find them in 1910. In 1920, Robert is recorded as having been naturalized in 1883. In the 1930 census, the widowed Ada is shown as being the sister of Arthur B Golden, but I think this should have been sister-in-law, as their parents were born in different places. I assume the picture you have of Robert's wife is of Ada, not Catharine.

Browne worked as a mining engineer in the Brownesburg Mining Camp.



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