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Howard Branson

Howard Branson

Male 1880 - 1949  (68 years)

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  • Name Howard Branson 
    Born 18 Jul 1880  Camden, Camden County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Mar 1949  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Frederica, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2640  Simon and Related Families | Descendants of John Clark, Descendants of William Hurd (died after 1778)
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2018 

    Father John W. Branson,   b. Jun 1836, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1920, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth M. Hurd,   b. 7 Jan 1842, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1940, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 99 years) 
    Married Abt 1872 
    Family ID F813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Annie,   b. Abt 1883, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 23 Sep 1903  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Albert W. Branson,   b. 14 Sep 1904, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1987, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Effa Hurd,   b. 1 Jan 1885, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1961, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Bef Sep 1918 
    Photos
    Branson, Howard | Hurd, Effa | Branson, Albert
    Branson, Howard | Hurd, Effa | Branson, Albert
    Albert, Effa Hurd,and Howard Branson. Photograph from collection of Catherine Baynard Hurd Dolan, who provided the indentification. 8 cm by 13 cm photographic post card by Miller Art Photo Shop, 2511 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Original in possession of Catherine Dolan Simon.
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F822  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jul 1880 - Camden, Camden County, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Sep 1903 - New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Mar 1949 - New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Frederica, Kent County, Delaware Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Branson, Howard
    Howard Branson at home
    Original in possession of Althea and Allen Clark, who provided the identification.
    Branson, Howard | Hurd, Effa | Branson, Albert
    Albert, Effa Hurd,and Howard Branson.
    Photograph from collection of Catherine Baynard Hurd Dolan, who provided the indentification. 8 cm by 13 cm photographic post card by Miller Art Photo Shop, 2511 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Original in possession of Catherine Dolan Simon.
    Branson, Howard | Hurd, Effa | Hurd, Elizabeth
    Branson, Howard | Hurd, Effa | Hurd, Elizabeth
    Howard Branson and his second wife Effa Hurd Branson, and Howard's mother Elizabeth Hurd Branson. Photo provided by Allen and Althea Clark.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Full date of birth given as 18 July 1880 by Catherine Baynard Hurd Dolan (sister-in-law and first cousin).
      Full date of birth also given as 18 July 1880 in World War I Draft Registration Card No. 971, dated 12 September 1918, from the Camden, New Jersey, Local Board No. 3, a copy of which was downloaded from www.ancestry.com and is in the possession of Robert M. Simon. Place of birth given as Camden, New Jersey.
      Year of birth confirmed by tombstone inscription recorded in "Souls in Heaven, Names in Stone: Kent County, Delaware Cemetery Records," by Raymond Walter Dill, William Martin Dill, and Elizabeth Ann Bostick Dill, Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1989, page 788.
      Month and year given as July 1880 in 1900 U.S. Census for New Jersey, Camden County, Vol. 9, E.D. 68, Sheet 13B, Line 89. State of birth given as New Jersey. Enumerated as Howard Branson, with parents John and Elizabeth Branson.
      Consistent with age (30 years) in 1910 U.S. Census for New Jersey, Camden County, E.D. 57, Sheet 19B, Line 87. State of birth given as New Jersey. Enumerated as Howard Branson, with wife Annie, and son Albert.
      Consistent with age (39 years) in 1920 U.S. Census for New Jersey, Camden County, E.D. 87, Sheet 3A, Line 22. State of birth given as New Jersey.
      Roughly consistent with age (48 years) given in 1930 U.S. Census for New Jersey, Camden County, E.D. 63, Sheet 16B, Line 92. State of birth given as New Jersey.
      Consistent with age (60 years) given in 1930 U.S. Census for New Jersey, Camden County, E.D. 22-108, Sheet 9A, Line 21. State of birth given as New Jersey. Enumerated as Hopward Branson, with wife Effi, mother Elizabeth, and son Albert.

      MARRIAGES:
      Howard Branson's first marriage occurred about 1902-1903, according to number of years married (7 years) listed in 1910 U.S. Census for New Jersey. This is consistent with the birth of his son in 1904. In the 1930 U.S. Census, Howard's age at first marriage was given as 22 years (and his age in 1930 was given as 48 years). This would imply a marriage about 1902.
      The full date of Howard's first marriage was 23 September 1903, according to an entry in the New Jersey Marriage Licenses Index to Grooms for 1903 on archive.com. Marriage License 10539. Wife's name not given.
      Howard Branson's second marriage, to his first cousin Effa Hurd, occurred after 1910 but prior to 1920, since his first marriage is listed in the 1910 Census, but his second marriage is listed in 1920 U.S. Census for New Jersey, Vol. 16, E.D. 87, Sheet 3, Line 22.
      In the 1930 U.S. Census, Effa Hurd's age at first marriage was given as 36 years. This would imply a marriage in 1921.
      The World War I draft registration card, dated 12 September 1918, though, lists Effie Branson as the wife of Howard Branson, indicating a marriage before this date.

      ADDRESS:
      709 Morgan Street, Camden, New Jersey (1910 U.S. Census)
      1125 Princess Avenue, Camden, New Jersey (1918 draft card, 1920 U.S. Census, 1930 U.S. Census, 1940 U.S. Census)

      OCCUPATION:
      Machinist apprentice (1900 U.S. Census)
      Machinist in ship yard (1910 and 1920 U.S. Census)
      Machinist, New York Ship Company, Camden, New Jersey (1918 draft card)
      Carpenter, building (1940 U.S. Census)

      DEATH:
      Full date of death from Catherine Baynard Hurd (sister).
      Year of death confirmed in tombstone inscription recorded in "Souls in Heaven, Names in Stone: Kent County, Delaware Cemetery Records," page 788.

      BURIAL: Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Section 6, Frederica, Delaware.

      NEWS ACCOUNTS:
      Denton Journal, 25 August 1923, page 5, column 3, under "Burrsville":
      "Mr. and Mrs. Howard Braynson [sic] and son, of Camden, N, J., were weekend guests of Mrs. Braynson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Hurd."

      Denton Journal, 19 July 1924, page 5, column 3, under "Burrsville":
      "Mr. David Hurd and children have been entertaining Mrs. Annie Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brynson [sic] and son, of Camden, N.J. The latter is remaining for the summer."


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