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William Calvin and Tamsie (or Tannie) Branson
Posted by: Sarah Taylor (ID *****9318) Date: July 03, 2007 at 17:02:06
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Looking for further information on the following couple. They married about 1921 in TX. They died within about 6 weeks of one another in 1947. Would like to find any children they may have had as well as obituaries for one or both of them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

Family Group Record for William Calvin BRANSON

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Husband: William Calvin BRANSON
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Born: 21 Aug 1892 - Hazel Patch, Laurel Co., KY
Died: 19 Dec 1947 - Palo Pinto Co., TX
Buried: - Santo North Cemetery, Santo, Palo Pinto Co., TX
Father: Charles A. BRANSON (1866-Bef 1910)
Mother: Winnie E. UNKNOWN (1872-Aft 1920)
Marriage: Abt 1921 Place: TX
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Events
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1. Census, Age 7 - Single, Son, 10 Jul 1900 - Laurel Co., KY

living in 6th Magisterial District, Haselpatch Precinct, ED #157. Page
24B, Dwelling #431, Family #433, beginning at line #63. Listed as
William G. Branston, born July 1892 in KY. He is living in the household
of his parents, Charles A. and Winnie E. Branston, both born in KY.

2. Census, Age 17 - Single, Brother - Attended School, Railroad Laborer, 21
Apr 1910 - Laurel Co., KY

living in Hazel Patch Voting Precinct, Magisterial District 4, ED #122 on
Old State Road. Page #3B, Dwelling #53, Family #54, beginning at line
#97 and continued on the next page. Listed as Calvin W. Branson, born in
KY. Reads, writes and speaks English. Both his parents listed as born
in KY. He is living with his widowed mother, Winnie Branson, in the
household of his oldest brother, James Branson, born in KY.

3. Draft Registration, WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, 5 Jun 1917
- Erath Co., TX
4. Census, Age 27 - Single, Head of Household - General Farmer, 18 Mar 1920
- Erath Co., TX

living in Justice Precinct 6, ED #16. Page #3B, Dwelling #52, Family
#56, beginning at line #58. Listed as William C. Branson, born in KY.
Reads, writes and speaks English. Owns his farm - mortgage free. Both
his parents listed as born in KY.
Members listed in this household:
Winnie Branson, Age 49 - Widowed, Mother, born in KY;
Fred Branson, Age 23 - Single, Brother, born in KY;
Mamie Branson, Age 20 - Single, Sister, born in KY;
Alice Branson, Age 18 - Single, Sister - Attended School, born in KY;
Tonnie Branson, Age 16 - Single, Brother - Attended School, born in KY;
Esker Branson, Age 14 - Single, Brother - Attended School, born in KY;
Oscar Branson, Age 14 - Single, Brother - Attended School, born in KY;
Lena Branson, Age 12 - Single, Sister - Attended School, born in KY;
Nora Branson, Age 10 - Single, Sister - Attended School, born in KY.

5. Census, Age 37 - Married, Head of Household - General Farm Laborer, 17
Apr 1930 - Erath Co., TX

living in Justice Precinct #6, ED #18. Page #9A, Dwelling #201, Family
#202, beginning at line #33. Listed as Calvin Branson, born in KY.
Reads, writes and speaks English. Rents his farm home. Married at age
28. Both his parents listed as born in KY. Spouse listed as Tannie
Branson, age 31, born in TX. Both her parents listed as born in TX.

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Wife: Tamsie Last UNKNOWN
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Born: 3 Jan 1899 - TX
Died: 31 Oct 1947 - Palo Pinto Co., TX
Buried: - Santo North Cemetery, Santo, Palo Pinto Co., TX
Father:
Mother:
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Events
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1. Census, Age 31 - Married, Wife, 17 Apr 1930 - Erath Co., TX

living in Justice Precinct #6, ED #18. Page #9A, Dwelling #201, Family
#202, beginning at line #33. Listed as Tannie Branson, born in TX.
Reads, writes and speaks English. Married at age 22. Both her parents
listed as born in TX. Spouse listed as Calvin Branson, age 37, born in
KY. Both his parents listed as born in KY.

2. Death Certificate, #86883, 31 Oct 1947 - Palo Pinto Co., TX

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
about Warnsie Branson
Name: Warnsie Branson
Death Date: 31 Oct 1947
Death County: Palo Pinto
Certificate: 86883

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Children
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General Notes (Husband)
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Conflicting birth and death dates for William Calvin Branson.

Birth Dates:
WW I Draft Registration Card states date of birth as July 24, 1893.
Social Security Death Index states date of birth as July 26, 1893, but
Cemetery Transcription states that headstone date of birth is Aug 21, 1892.

Death Dates:
Texas Death Record states date of death as Oct 11, 1978.
Social Security Death Index states date of death as Oct 1978, but
Cemetery Transcription states that headstone date of death is Dec 19, 1947.
He is buried in the same cemetery (North Cemetery, Santo, Palo Pinto Co., TX)
as his wife, listed as Tamsie Branson, and brother Hascue.

Hascue's dates seem to be correct. If Hascue's date of birth is correct (March
18, 1894) and going by William Calvin's birthdate of July 1893, then Hascue
would have been born less than 8 months after William Calvin. I am inclined to
go with the Aug 21 1893 date for William Calvin. This would make him born 16
months after James Edward and almost 19 months before Hascue.

When I searched for vitals/deaths in Parker Co., TX, I found they listed the
middle initial for William as William A. Branson, d. Oct 11, 1978. So, I
believe the dates on the headstone are correct.

BUT......what about the WW I Draft Registration Card? It definitely shows his
birth date as July 24, 1893 in Hazel Patch, Laurel Co., KY. Also on that same
card it shows his dependents as being his mother and 5 sisters and brothers.

Do you think he had his birth date wrong all that time?

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Medical Notes (Husband)
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Information from:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Height: Medium
Build: Stout
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light
Has person lost arm, leg, hand, foot, eye or both eyes or is he otherwise
disabled (specify)? None shown

Last Modified: 3 Jul 2007


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