Kate Catherine Branham Moak was born in 1909 in Blaney to Tom English Branham and Rebecca Jane Branham Branham.
On December 3, 1928, at the home of Judge McDowell, in a triple ceremony, Leslie Moak and Kate Branham were married, see Blaney Couples United in Triple Ceremony By Judge McDowell, Camden for more information.
1930 Census Information:
Leslie S Moak (20) lived in Kershaw, South Carolina, with his wife; Kate B Moak (20), and their child; Jasper Moak (5 months). It was reported that the family rented their home, Leslie and Kate had been married since they were 18. Leslie was a farmer.
1940 Census Information:
Leslie Moak (30) lived in Kershaw, South Carolina, with his wife, Kate Moak (30), and children; Jasper Moak (10), Ruth Moak (8), Andrew Moak (4), and Nellie Moak(2) also in the home was Tallie Goff (40) a hired hand. The family owned a farm house with a reported value of $600.00. Leslie farmed and Kate kept house. Jasper and Ruth attended school. Andrew and Nellie were too young to attend school and were kept at home.
On June 8, 1951, Kate Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Shell Explosion Kills Fort Soldier, Injures 37 Other During Drill.“
On December 10, 1951, Mrs. J. L. Moak was listed as a living maternal grandmother in the obituary of Donald Gene Jeffers.
On July 27, 1958, Mrs. Leslie Moak, was listed in the newspaper article “Goff Wedding Held Recently At Blaney.”
On June 30, 1962, Mrs. Leslie Moak was listed as the mother of the bride in the newspaper article, “Moak – Fisher Wedding Is Conducted.“
On February 23, 1964, Mrs. John Leslie Moak was mentioned in the engagement announcement for Miss Moak.
On August 18, 1964, Mrs. Leslie Moak was listed in as a living daughter in the obituary of Rebecca Jane Branham.
On September 8, 1965, Mrs. Leslie Moak was listed as the living maternal grandmother in the obituary of Leslie Christopher Jeffers.
On January 9, 1966, Mrs. Leslie Moak was listed in the newspaper article “Dorroh -Moak.”
On February 12, 1966, Mrs. John Leslie Moak were mentioned in the wedding announcement, Miss Dorroh and A. T. Moak Exchange Marriage Vows.
On March 19, 1978, Kate Branham Moak was listed as the living spouse in obituary of John L. Moak Sr.
On April 17, 1980, Mrs. Kate Moak was listed as a living sister in the obituary of Mrs. Sallie B. Watts.
Mrs. Kate Branham Moak, 78, of Elgin, widow of J. Leslie Moak, Sr., died Tuesday, October 20, 1987.
She was a Sunday school teacher and member of Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she was a former president of Women’s Auxiliary and first Mother of the Year.
Surviving were daughters, Mrs. Carl (Devla) Fisher of Rock Hill and Mrs. Leroy (Ruth) Brown, Mrs. Bobby (Ruby) Jeffers, Mrs. Algie (Nettie) Campbell Jr., Mrs. Tommy (Jeanette) Anderson and Mrs. Harold (Kathy) Brown of Elgin; sons, Jack E Moak of Lugoff and Andrew T. Moak and John L. Moak, Jr. of Elgin; a sister, Mrs. Ella Coker of Elgin; 23 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 1987 at Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Memorial may be made to the Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church building fund.
The family received friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., October 21, 1987 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.
On August 9, 2005, Kate Moak, was listed as a predeceased sister in the obituary of Ella Branham Coker.
On August 12, 2015, Kate Branham Moak, was listed as the late mother in obituary of Martha Ruby Moak “Beady” Jeffers.
On July 1, 2016, Kate Branham Moak, was listed as the late mother in Jack Moak, Sr.’s obituary.
On January 8, 2021, Kate Branham Moak was listed as the deceased mother in the obituary of Andrew T. Moak.