Leonard Herbert Branham

Leonard H. Branham
October 14, 1920 – December 15, 1995
Photo added by Tammie Brazell Goad

1920

Leonard Herbert Branham was born on October 14, 1920 in Kershaw county, a son of John Hubert Branham and Daisy Susannah Sloan Branham.

1930 Census Information:

According to the United States Census recorded on April 5, 1930, John Branham, 38, was the head of household at a rented farm in Wateree Township, in Kershaw County. John was a farmer on a general farm. Also in the home was his wife, Daisy Branham, 32. It was reported that they were married when John was 22 and Daisy was 16, placing their marriage about 1914. Also residing in the home was John and Daisy’s children; Ruth Branham, 12, Leonard Branham, 10, John W. Branham, 8, Ruby L. Branham, 5, and Maude Branham, 1; and John’s aunt, Fannie Young, 73. All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina.

1940 Census Information:

According to the United States Census recorded on April 15, 1940, John Branham (49), was the head of household at a rented farm for $3.00 per month. in Wateree Township, in Kershaw County. Also in the home was his wife, Daisy Branham (43); son, Leonard Branham (19), Son, J W Branham (17); daughter, Leona Branham (14); daughter, Maude Branham (11) and Juanita Branham (9). It was reported the family members were all born in South Carolina. John Branham was an operator of a farm, Daisy Branham kept house,  Leonard Branham and J W Branham were helpers on the farm. Leona Branham, Maude Branham, Juanita Branham all went to school.

1943

On August 1, 1943, Cpl. Leonard Branham was listed in the news paper article “N. Columbia News.”

On August 24, 1943, Corp. Leonard Branham was listed in the newspaper article “N. Columbia News.”

1946

On December 21, 1946, Leonard Herbert Branham and Mae Ruth Hare were married in Kershaw County, South Carolina.

“South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91K-63DQ-8?cc=3161369 : 19 June 2020), > image 1 of 1; South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
“South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91K-6343-8?cc=3161369 : 19 June 2020), > image 1 of 1; South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
“South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91K-63DX-T?cc=3161369 : 19 June 2020), > image 1 of 1; South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

1995

Leonard H Branham, 75, of Elgin, died on Friday, December 15, 1995.

He was a district Manager for The State Newspaper and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Surviving were his wife, Mae Ruth Hare Branham; daughter, Elaine Williams and Patricia Miles, both of Elgin; sisters, Ruth Morgan and Juanita Coker, both of Elgin, and Maude Cherry of Lugoff; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 18, 1995 at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Visitation was held from 5 to 6 p.m., December 17, 1995 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Elgin, Chapel.

Obituary Information:

December 17, 1995 State (published as The State) Columbia, South Carolina Page 10

Tombstone Information:

Located in Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA

Additional Photos:

Leonard H Branham and wife Ruth Hare Branham
Leonard H Branham
Leonard H. Branham
Leonard H. Branham

2012

On August 19, 2012, Leonard Branham was listed as a deceased brother in the obituary of Juanita B. Coker.

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