While still married to his first wife, Adele, Browning put out an ad looking for young girls to adopt. They settled with two and when they divorced only a couple of years later, they split the children. Dorothy stayed with Edward, and when she soon became lonesome, he took out another ad looking for another girl to adopt. This “young” girl turned out to be not so young—she was 21-years-old and Browning had the adoption annulled. During his third attempt at finding a companion for Dorothy, he fell in love with the teen, and decided to marry the girl instead. Frances Belle “Peaches” Heenan, at the age of 15, became the next Mrs. Browning.