SAMUEL H. BROWNING, son of WESLEY and JULIA ANNE BROWNING, was born August 8, l848, at Brownville, Ross County, Ohio.
On August 4, l863, he enlisted in Hill's Highland Battery of the Ohio Volunteer Artillery. He served with distinction and was mustered out with the rank of corporal.
After the war he came west to Iowa and settled in Marion County. On February l9, l868, he was united in marriage to MISS CHARLOTTE J. SPILLMAN. One child was born to this union.
For the last three years he has lived at the Iowa Soldiers Home at Marshalltown. He often came to Grand River for visits among his old friends and comrades. On May 7th, he arrived here and had just started to look about the place when he was stricken with paralysis. He steadily failed until noon on the 20th, when he peacefully passed out to answer the final roll call.
The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church on Friday at 2 p.m. He had been a member of that church up to a few years ago when he left them to join the Apostolic Church.
He leaves to mourn, one brother and three nephews and two nieces, and many old friends.
The Americal Legion sounded taps and the Veterans of the G.A.R. acted as color bearers. The interment was made in the Westerville Cemetery beside his wife and child. --Grand River Local.
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