1892 City Directory for Portland Editha at 41 East 15th St. Eva teaching at the Holladay School and boarding at some establishment on the corner of East 6th and East Pine.
1894 City Directory for Portland showed Adeline E. Browning a widow, 41 East 15th St.
City Directories for Portland in 1895 reveal Editha A. Browning (widow of Jeptha P.) living at 41 East 15th St., Portland. Also listed was Miss Eva M. Browning, teacher, N. Central school, boarding at the corner of East 6th and East Pine St. J. P. Browning appears earlier and a J. P. is in the book the same time as Edith. They were apparently separated. Edith was shown as a widow but Jeptha Browning was still alive. He was listed as being at the County Poor Farm.
City Directory Portland 1896, Editha is the same, Eva does not appear.
In 1900 census Editha was living alone in Portland, Oregon, E.D. 74, Sheet 15, Line 55, FHL Film #1,247,663. She had one daughter, Eva, who was the daughter of Samuel Austin but Eva went by Browning when she taught school in Portland, Oregon. She used the name Eva Austin upon the occasion of her marriage to Mr. Howell. They lived on Sauvies Island near Portland many years. Eva was reported to be a DAR but when I was in Washington, D.C. at the DAR library they could find no record of her under the name Eva Howell (I have forgotten the surname under which I looked. Must look again under all her surnames, maiden name and married names.)
When Editha died her daughter Eva sent her remains back to the cemetery in Agency, Iowa for burial. Mr. Browning's remains were also sent with her to be buried there, though he had died 10 years earlier and been buried in Portland, Oregon. Apparently he was disinterred and accompanied his wife to Agency, Iowa. See Film No. 981,931 Agency, Iowa Cemetery: Edith Browning, 78 years, 1 month, 17days old; white; died Portland,Oregon 21 Sep 1910, heart disease. Charley Shoelbing, Mortician.
Family records showed her name as "Editha" but other records showed a name of Edith Adeline.