Belvin Branham

1932

Belvin Branham was born on 29 Mar 1932 in Richland, South Carolina, USA a child of James Allen Branham and Mary Cornelia Abbott Branham.

1935

He died on 02 Jan 1935  in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA at Columbia Hospital. Belvin Branham was buried on 03 Jan 1935 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery.

On January 2, 1935, Belvin Branham was listed in the newspaper article “Boy, 3, Wounded By Brother, 5, Dec. 1, is Dead.”

BRANHAM RITES HELD IN KERSHAW COUNTY

Last rites for Belvin Branham, 3-year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Branham (Mary Cornelia Abbott Branham) of Blythewood, who died at the Columbia hospital yesterday morning as the result of a gunshot wound accidentally inflicted by his brother, Clyburn Branham, December 1, were held at 10 o’clock this morning from the Smyrna Baptist Church in Kershaw County. Interment followed in the churchyard.

The younger boy was shot when his older brother obtained a .22 rifle out of the car his father had parked in front of the house and started in the house with the gun which accidentally discharged. The bullet struck Belvin, who was standing just inside the door, in the forehead.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Branham (Mary Cornelia Abbott Branham) of Blythewood, six brothers, Caldwell Branham, Winnsboro; George Branham, Carlilie Branham, Claud Branham, Clyburn and Grady Branham, all of Blythewood; four sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Goff, Winnsboro; Mrs. Melvin Stockman, Kershaw, and Misses Irene Branham and Clara Branham, both of Blythewood.

WOUND IS FATAL BLYTHEWOOD BOY

Belvin Branham, 3, Dies after Accidentally Shot by Brother, 5.

Belvin Branham, 3-year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Branham (Mary Cornelia Abbott Branham), Blythewood, died at 8:10 yesterday morning at the Columbia hospital of a gunshot wound accidentally inflicted by his five-year-oldbrother, Clyburn, December 1.

The older boy obtained a .22 caliber rifle from the car his father had parked in front of the house and was carrying it into the house with the gun which accidentally discharged, the bullet striking Belvin Branham, who was standing just inside the door.

Both parents heard the shot and rushed to the scene to find the young boy lying on the floor. Coroner John A. Sargent announced yesterday that inquest would not be necessary.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 o’clock this morning from the Smyrna Baptist church in Kershaw county. Interment will follow in the churchyard.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Branham (Mary Cornelia Abbott Branham) of Blythewood, six brothers, Caldwell Branham, Winnsboro; George Branham, Carlilie Branham, Claud Branham, Clyburn and Grady Branham, all of Blythewood; four sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Goff, Winnsboro; Mrs. Melvin Stockman, Kershaw, and Misses Irene Branham and Clara Branham, both of Blythewood.

January 3, 1935  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  Columbia, South Carolina
Page 16
January 3, 1935  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
Page 12
“South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6M43-82T?cc=1417492&wc=M6Y6-Q68%3A30812601 : 18 April 2016), 004177737 > image 665 of 1710; Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia.
Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Myra

2011

On March 20, 2011, Belvin Branham was listed as a predeceased brother in the obituary of Clara Branham.

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