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BROWNELL Rainsford Ormond
Birth:          8 Feb 1882 Liverpool, England
Death:          1944 
Burial:         Schuyler Cemetery, Colfax Co., Neb.

BROWNELL, RAINSFORD O: Banker; b Liverpool, England Feb 8, 1882; s of William 
Taylor Brownell-Ida Foweler; ed Dodge Co; Fremont HS; Fremont Normal, BSc, BD 
1901; grad work U of N; Acacia; m Edith Wright Oct 2, 1912 Schuyler; d Winifred (Mrs 
Donald Westover); 1898-1901 tchr, Dodge Co; 1902-03 supt of schs, Alexandria; 
1905-06 with B C Sugar Refinery, Canada; 1906-07 supt of schs, Alexandria; 1907-11 
prin Schuyler HS; 1911-12 supt Hooper HS; 1912- cash Schuyler State Bank; mbr bd 
of edn 6 years, past secy; mbr lib bd 2 terms, VP; AF&AM; OES, past grand patron; 
IOOF; past pres, past VP, past secy-treas of group 2, Neb State Bankers Assn; has 
crossed Atlantic 9 times, has been around Cape Horn twice; hobbies, horticulture, 
travel; father sea capt, came Dodge Co 1890; res 202 W 8th, Schuyler
Rainsford Ormond Brownell

Born at Liverpool, England, February 8, 1882, Rainsford Ormond Brownell has been a 
resident of Nebraska for the past forty years. He is the son of William Taylor and Ida 
(Fowler) Brownell, the former a native of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. William 
Taylor Brownell was a sea captain of Scotch-Irish descent, who died at Burwell, 
Nebraska, in 1903. His wife, Ida, was born in Nova Scotia of French and English 

Mr. Brownell attended Fremont High School, the Fremont Normal College, and was 
graduated in 1901. He was also a student at the University of Nebraska. At the 
university he was made a member of Acacia Fraternity.

His marriage to Edith Wright was solemnized at Schuyler, where Mrs. Brownell was 
born, August 30, 1886. She is of English descent. There is one child, Winifred, born 
July 10, 1913.

For some years Mr. Brownell was active in educational work, three years as a teacher 
in country school, three years as superintendent of school at Alexandria, four years as 
principal of the Schuyler High School, and four months as superintendent of the 
Hooper Schools. He is at the present time cashier and director of the Schuyler State 
Bank, and the Schuyler Savings Bank, and from 1926-29 was a member of the 
Guarantee Fund Commission.

Mr. Brownell is a Republican. While at the university he was a member of the cadets, 
with ranks from private, Company A, to sergeant; and during the World War was a 
member of the Home Guard. He is an Episcopalian, a member of the Knights of 
Pythias, the Masons and the Odd Fellows, and is also a member of the Chamber of 
Commerce. His hobby is gardening. Residence: Schuyler.

BROWNELL William Taylor ()

BROWNELL Rainsford Ormond (8 Feb 1882 - 1944)

Marriage To WRIGHT Edith (30 Aug 1886 - 1946) m. 2 Oct 1912 Schuyler, Colfax Co., Neb. Notes Parents WRIGHT Henry Chester (21 Jan 1847 - 14 Mar 1922) SUMNER Caroline Elizabeth (28 Jun 1853 - 13 Sep 1922) Children by WRIGHT Edith 30 Aug 1886 - 1946
BROWNELL Winifred Edith (10 Jul 1913 - 16 Nov 1986)
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