Blake Boyd Branham

1894

Blake Boyd Branham was born on 23 Sep 1894 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA as the second child of J Lawson Branham and Georgianna Martha Sims Branham.

1900

Blake Branham was counted in the census on 09 Jun 1900 in Fairfield, South Carolina, USA, as a 6-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father, J Dawson Branham; his mother, Georgiana Branham; and his siblings, Thomas Branham, and Allie Branham.

1910

Blake Branham was counted in the census on 22 Apr 1910 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 16-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father, Lawson Branham; and his mother, Georgiana Branham.

1917

On June 6, 1918, Blake Branham completed his United States World War I Draft Registration Card, giving his current address as Lugoff, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA. His date of birth as June 4, 1896, near Blaney, as a natural born citizen. His occupation was a Western Union Telephone operator. He was a single, white, male with no previous service. He was described as medium height, slender built, gray eyes, light hair and balding.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YTX-9TZX?cc=1968530&wc=9FWB-K68%3A928310301%2C928570701 : 24 August 2019), South Carolina > Kershaw County; A-I > image 602 of 2518; citing NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Blake Branham served in the military bet. 18 Sep 1917-31 Mar 1919 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA.

“United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS1C-HSWK-T?cc=2968245 : 3 September 2021), > image 1 of 1; citing NARA microfilm publication 76193916 (St. Louis: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985).

1920

Blake B Brasham was counted in the census on 06 Jan 1920 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 25-year-old, male, single, white, brother. Also in the home was his brother, Henry L Brasham; his sister-in-law, Annie Brasham; his nephews, Eugene Brasham and Paul Brasham; and his niece, Sallie Brasham.

1930

Blake Branham was counted in the census on May 1, 1930 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 35-year-old, male, single, white, boarder. Also in the home was the owner, Thomas M Keith; his wife, Ada C Keith; and their children; Everett E Keith, Elizabeth O Keith, Sarah L Keith, Rembert Keith, and Mildred L Keith.

1940

Blake Branham was counted in the census on 12 Apr 1940 in Wateree Township, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 40-year-old, male, married, white, head of household. Also in the home was his wife, Eliza Branham; and their children, Alvin Branham, Lorene Branham, and Jackline Branham.

1951

On April 20, 1951, Blake Branham was mentioned as the living brother in the obituary of Henry L Branham.

1967

He died on 03 Mar 1967 in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA at Veterans Hospital. He was buried on 05 Mar 1967 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. His cause of death was cerebral arteriosclerosis. His Social Security Number was 247-12-2118.

B. B. Branham Dies In Hospital

Blake Boyd Branham, 77, died Friday night in Baptist Hospital after an illness of several months.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, by the Rev. Sellers and the Rev. C. Alton Fleming. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Branham lived on Star Route, Elgin.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eliza Hornsby Branham of Elgin; two daughters, Mrs. Jackie Rhodon of Sumter and Mrs. Lorne Peake of Elgin, and two sons, Alvin E Branham of Columbia and Russell E Branham of Elgin.

Friends may call at the family residence or Thompson Funeral Home until 2 p.m. Sunday, when the body will be moved to the church.

Blake B. Branham

Blake Boyd Branham, 77, of Elgin, died Friday night at Veterans Hospital in Columbia.

Mr. Branham had lived in Elgin all of his life, and was a member of Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eliza Hornsby Branham, of the home; Mrs. Jackie Rhoden of Sumter and Mrs. Lorine Peake of Elgin, and two sons, Alvin E Branham of Columbia and Russell E Branham of Elgin.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, Elgin, conducted by the Rev. N. D. Sellers and the Rev. Alton C Fleming.

Friends may call at Thompson Funeral Home.

Active pallbearers will be Thomas Hornsby, Horace Peake, Tommy Davis, Gene Rabon, Rodney Hornsby and Clark Hornsby.

March 4, 1967  Columbia Record (published as THE COLUMBIA RECORD)  Columbia, South Carolina
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March 5, 1967 State (published as The State THE COLUMBIA RECORD) Columbia, South Carolina Page 10
“South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS1F-Z3NC-5?cc=1417492 : 1 February 2022), > image 1 of 1; Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia.
Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Patricia Johnson

1985

On February 16, 1985, Blake B Branham was mentioned as the deceased husband in the obituary of Mrs. Eliza Hornsby Branham.

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