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Illinois, Cook County, Certificate of Birth, Chicago, no. 42487, Robert Allan Browne, 13 Sept 1925.
Illinois, Cook County, Certificate of Birth, Chicago, no. 42487, Robert Allan Browne, 13 Sept 1925.

Robert Allan Browne was born on 13 September 1925 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois to Richard Allan Browne and Margaret Frances Binder.1

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Sadly, Robert’s father, Richard, died at the age of 29 when Robert was only one.2 Robert, his sister, Margaret, and his mother lived with his mother’s parents and siblings in Chicago following his father’s death.3

"Richard A. Browne," death notice, Chicago Daily News (Chicago, Illinois), 6 Dec 1926, p. 39, col. 5.
“Richard A. Browne,” death notice, Chicago Daily News (Chicago, Illinois), 6 Dec 1926, p. 39, col. 5.

At the age of 18, Robert was working at Linde Air Products in Chicago.4

On 28 August 1948, Robert married Julia A. Phillis and the couple had six known children and three foster sons.5 The family moved to South Bend, Indiana in 1955 where Robert worked as both general manager of Tip Top Bakers at Ward Baking Company and also as a licensed practical nurse.6 

"Ward Baking Co., Robert A. Browne," newspaper article and photo, The South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana), 1 Jan 1972, p. 13, col. 6.
Ward Baking Co., Robert A. Browne,” newspaper article and photo, The South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana), 1 Jan 1972, p. 13, col. 6.
"Pen Instead of a Cap, Robert Browne," newspaper article and photo, The South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana), 7 June 1977, p. 23, col. 5.
“Pen Instead of a Cap, Robert Browne,” newspaper article and photo, The South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana), 7 June 1977, p. 23, col. 5.

Robert’s mother, Margaret F. Binder Browne, died at the age of 70 on 1 March 1973 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma California, California.7

"Margaret Browne," obituary, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, California), 2 Mar 1973, p. 6, col. 1.
“Margaret Browne,” obituary, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, California), 2 Mar 1973, p. 6, col. 1.

Robert A. Browne died at the age of 63 on 25 November 1988 in South Bend.8 Robert is buried in Highland Cemetery in South Bend.9

"Robert A. Browne," obituary, South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana), 26 Nov 1968, p. 5, col. 3.
“Robert A. Browne,” obituary, South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana), 26 Nov 1968, p. 5, col. 3.

Endnotes

1. Illinois, Cook County, Certificate of Birth, Chicago, no. 42487, Robert Allan Browne, 13 Sept 1925. Father: Richard Allan Browne, age 27, born in Chicago, Illinois, occupation Secretary Treasury of a Foundry. Mother: Margaret Frances Binder, age 22, born in Zanesville, Ohio. Address: 7320 Prairie Ave.

Note: Middle name is spelled Allan on his birth record and Allen on WWI draft registration and social security records.

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, Robert Allen Browne, birth 13 Sept 1925, death 25 Nov 1988. Parents: Richard A Browne and Margaret F Binder.

Also, United States World War II Draft Registration Card, Robert Allen Browne, serial no. W157, Local Draft Board 11, Chicago, Illinois, 13 Sept 1943. Birth: 13 Sept 1925, Chicago, Illinois.

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2. Cook County, Illinois Death Index, Chicago, no. 6032798, Richard A. Browne, 5 Dec 1926.

Also, “Richard A. Browne,” death notice, Chicago Daily News (Chicago, Illinois), 6 Dec 1926, p. 39, col. 5.

Also, Find A Grave, memorial 100001119, Richard Allen Browne (1897–1926), Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois; no headstone photo.

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3. 1930 U.S. census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 16-346, ward 8, sheet 11A, dwelling 89, family 166, Mike Bender household.
Address: 1300 71st Place
– Mike Bender, age 59, born in Germany
– Mary, wife, age 54, born in Pennsylvania
– Edward, son, age 24, single, born in Ohio
– James, son, age 20, single, born in West Virginia
– Marie, daughter, age 20, single, born in West Virginia
– Richard, son, age 17, single, born in Ohio
– Margaret F. Brown, daughter, widowed, age 27, born in Ohio
– Margaret, granddaughter, age 6, born in Illinois
– Robert, grandson, age 4 ½, born in Illinois

1940 U.S. census, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 103-415, ward 6, sheet 1A, dwelling 89, family 166, Mike Bender household.
Address: 1300 E. 71st Place
– Mike Bender, age 69, born in Pennsylvania
– Mary, wife, age 64, born in Pennsylvania
– Margaret F. Browne, daughter, widowed, age 38, born in Ohio
– Margaret, granddaughter, age 16, single, born in Illinois
– Robert, grandson, age 14, single, born in Illinois

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4. United States World War II Draft Registration Card, Robert Allen Browne, serial no. W157, Local Draft Board 11, Chicago, Illinois, 13 Sept 1943. Birth: 13 Sept 1925, Chicago, Illinois.
Birth: 13 Sept 1925, Chicago, Illinois. Employer: Linde Air Products, Chicago, Ilinois.

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5. No marriage record found. Date of marriage, 28 Aug 1948, and children are listed in the obituary.
“Julia A. Browne,” obituary, South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana), 28 Apr 2005, p. E4, col. 1.

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6. “…Julia and Robert Browne, who moved their family to South Bend, Ind., in 1955.”
“John P. Browne,” obituary, South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana), 26 Mar 1999, p. 29, col. 3.

Also, “Ward Baking Co., Robert A. Browne,” newspaper article and photo, The South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana), 1 Jan 1972, p. 13, col. 6.

Also, “Pen Instead of a Cap, Robert Browne,” newspaper article and photo, The South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana), 7 June 1977, p. 23, col. 5.

Also, “John P. Browne,” obituary, South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana), 26 Mar 1999, p. 29, col. 3.

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7. California, U.S., Death Index, Sonoma County, Margaret F Browne, 1 Mar 1973. Birth: 28 Nov 1902.

Also, “Margaret Browne,” obituary, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, California), 2 Mar 1973, p. 6, col. 1.

Also, headstone reads: Margaret F. Browne / Nov. 28, 1902 / Mar. 1, 1973.
Find A Grave, memorial, Margaret F. Browne (1902–1973), Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, Plot: Dorm K with headstone photo.

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8. Indiana State Department of Health, Certificate of Death, no. 88-041272, Robert A. Browne, 25 Nov 1988. Birth: 13 Sept 1925, Chicago, Illinois. Married. Spouse: Julia A. Phillis. Occupation: LPN. Place of death: St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. Burial: Highland Cemetery, South Bend, 29 Nov 1988.

“Robert A. Browne,” obituary, South Bend Tribune (South Bend, Indiana), 26 Nov 1988, p. 5, col. 3.

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9. Find A Grave, memorial 197599906, Robert A. Phillis Browne (1925–1988), Highland Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana; no headstone photo.

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