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Notes for Charles Lewis BRAINARD


CENSUS:  1920 US Census for CO, Denver Co., Denver.  E.D. 112.Enumerated:  2
Jan 1920.  Dwelling/Family:  2/3.  Charles Brainard,roomer, 62, Wd., IL/NY/NY,
carpenter, house.  Owen [sic], roomer, 20,S, NE/IL/OH, teacher.  Charles L.,
Jr., roomer, 15, S, CO/IL/OH.  BoydB., roomer, 20, S, NE/IL/OH,

SOURCE:  "Kansas: The First Century"  Lewis Historical Publishing Co.,1956  p.
12 (with photo)From the theoretical use of his vastarchitectural knowledge
as a college instructor, Charles LewisBrainard has moved to its practical
application as an executive of oneof the largest local store chains. As
assistant secretary and directorof The A.L. Duckwall Stores Company, he
directs the architecturaldesign and construction work of the sixty-five stores
owned by thefirm and is an officer in its affliated companies.Born in
Greeley,Colorado, September 18, 1903, he is the son of Charles LeslieBrainard,
whose ancestry can be traced back to Deacon Daniel Brainardof New Haddam,
Connecticut, who was born in England and came toAmerica in teh 1600's. Mr.
Brainard's father was the first graduate ofthe Agriculture College of the
University of Nebraska an was thefather of seven children, all of whom taught
school. Charles LewisBrainard's mother was Malissa (Calvin) Brainard, a native
ofPennsylvania who died in 1910. He graduated from elementary school
inInglewood, California, and from North Denver, Colorado, High School in1922,
going then to Kansas State College in 1926. He got hisBachelor's degree there
in 1930 and his professional degree inarchitecture in 1937. While in college,
Mr. Brainard was a member ofseveral honorary societies including Sigma Tau,
Phi Kappa Tau, SteelRing, and Blue Key. He was editor fo the 'Kansas State
Engineer' andchairman of the Engineer's Open House of which he was elected
'St.Pat' in 1930.From 1930 to 1937 he taught at the University ofMInnesota
as an instructor in the School of Architecture, going to theDuckwall
organization after the death of his father-in-law, A.L.Duckwall, in the latter
year. Starting as an architect in the Abilenecentral office, he was elected to
the directorate of the company in1940 and named assistant secretary shortly
thereafter. He is also vicepresident and director of The Western Merchandise
Company and directorand assistant secretary of the Duckwall Realty Company,
Incorporated,subsidiaries to the parent Duckwall Stores Company. Mr. Brainard
is adirector of the United Trust Company.Extremely active in civicaffairs,
the executive is a member of the Abilene school board (since1942), a member of
the city planning commission, and a director of theEisenhower Memorial
Foundation and chairman of its landscapecommittee. On October 27, 1955, Mr.
Brainard was appointed to theEisenhower Presidential Library Commission. He is
a Mason, an Elk, and a member of the Rotary Club and the American Institute of
Architects.A member of both the Abilene and State Chamber of Commerce, he
ischairman of the Business Education Days committee of the local groupand a
member of the Educational Council of the state chamber. He ischairman of the
church council of the Trinity Lutheran Church.Hemarried Donna Gayle Duckwall
in Abilene, December 21, 1930. She is thedaughter of A.L. Duckwall, founder of
the Duckwall Storesorganization, and Retta L. (White) Duckwall. Their
daughter, DianeGayle, was married to Don Wiexelman of Wamego in November of
1954. Heholds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics
fromKansas State College and was a farm youth exchange student to Syriaand
Lebanon in 1953. She is a junior at the School of Journalism atKansas State
College."

DEATH:  Social Security Death Index.  Charles L. Brainard  Birth: 18Sep 1903. 
Death: 29 Jun 1988.  Residence of record:  Abilene,Dickinson, KS  Card issued: 
KS

OBITUARY:  "Salina Journal"  [Salina, Kansas]  Saturday, 2 Jul 1988,p. 15.
Deaths & Funerals
Charles L. Brainard
ABILENE - Charles L. Brainard, 84, Abilene, died Wednesday, June 29,1988, at
the Abilene Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Brainard was born Sept. 18, 1903, in Greeley, Colo., and had beenan
Abilene resident since 1937. He was associated with the DuckwallStores. He was
a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Abilene, wherehe served on the church
council for 18 years, and the Abilene RotaryClub. He was on the board of
directors of the Duckwall-Alco Stores and the board of directors of the
Eisenhower Foundation.
His wife, Donna, died in 1986.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane Weixelman of Fort Collins, Colo.;a
brother, Boyd of Sun City, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at alater date.
The body was cremated.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Abilene.
The Martin Funeral Home, Abilene, is in
charge.
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Notes for Cora BRAINARD


Was Mrs. Cora Brainard Rice at time of marriage.
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Notes for Fay Edwin BRAINARD


CENSUS:  1900 US Census for Nebraska, Chase Co., Logan.  E.D. 22.Enumerated: 
26 Jun 1900.  Dwelling/Family:  60/60.  Charles Brainard,head, Feb 1857, 43,
m14 yrs, IL/NY/NY, Farmer.  Lissa, wife, Dec 1864,35, m14 yrs, 6 children, 6
living, OH/OH/OH.  Fay, son, Feb 1887, 13,NE/IL/OH.  Onna, son, Jul 1889, 10,
NE/IL/OH.  Rose, dau., Sept 1891,8, NE/IL/OH.  Grace, dau., Oct 1893, 6,
NE/IL/OH.  Omer, son, Oct1896, 3, NE/IL/OH  Boyd, son, Sept 1899, 5/12,
NE/IL/OH.

MILITARY:  WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  Fay EdwinBrainard
registered in Denver City, Colorado 5 Jun 1917.  Birth date:2 Feb 1887.  Birth
place:  Ough, Nebraska.  Occupation:  Teacher,School District.  Married, no
prior military service.  Signed:  FayEdwin Brainard.  Registrar's report: 
Tall and slender with blue eyesand brown hair.  No physical disqualifications
noted.

DEATH:  Social Security Death Index.  Fay  Brainard  Birth: 02 Feb1887. 
Death: Nov 1975988.  Residence of record:  Boulder, BoulderCo., CO  Card
issued:  CO

OBITUARY:  Denver Public Library Index of Microfiche Obituary andFuneral
Notices.  1975-1979
http://history.denverlibrary.org/research/denver_obit_project/1975-1979.pdf
Brainard Fay E. 25 Nov 1975 99 RMN

BURIAL:  Find-a-grave.com
Fay Edwin Brainard
Birth:  Feb 2, 1887
Death:  Nov 1975
Buried:  Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO
Tombstone photo on
memorial.
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Notes for Gertrude M. BRAINARD


SOURCE:  Vail, William Penn, Moses Vail of Huntington, L.I. : showinghis
descent from Joseph (2) Vail, son of Thomas Vail at SalemMassachusetts 1640,
together with collateral lines.  unknown: unknown,1947, 526 pgs.

CENSUS:  1880 US Census for NY, Wyoming Co., Castile.  E.D. 200.  Enumerated: 
14-15 Jun 1880.  Dwelling/Family:  276/288
Lyman Brainard, 35, farmer, NY/NY/NY.
  Olivia, 30, wife, keeping house, NY/NY/NY.
  Gertie, 8, dau, NY/NY/NY.
Ruckah Hiller, 68, mother, Widowed, at home, NY/MA/ny
William Pierce, 23, servant, single, farm laborer, NYNY/NY.

BURIAL:  Find-a-grave.com
Gertrude M. "Gertie" Brainard
Birth:  Oct 19, 1871
Death:  1895
Buried:  Grace Cemetery, Castile, Wyoming Co., NY
Tombstone photo on
memorial.
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Notes for Grace BRAINARD


CENSUS:  1900 US Census for Nebraska, Chase Co., Logan.  E.D. 22.Enumerated: 
26 Jun 1900.  Dwelling/Family:  60/60.  Charles Brainard,head, Feb 1857, 43,
m14 yrs, IL/NY/NY, Farmer.  Lissa, wife, Dec 1864,35, m14 yrs, 6 children, 6
living, OH/OH/OH.  Fay, son, Feb 1887, 13,NE/IL/OH.  Onna, son, Jul 1889, 10,
NE/IL/OH.  Rose, dau., Sept 1891,8, NE/IL/OH.  Grace, dau., Oct 1893, 6,
NE/IL/OH.  Omer, son, Oct1896, 3, NE/IL/OH  Boyd, son, Sept 1899, 5/12,
NE/IL/OH.

CENSUS:  1910 US Census for CO, Weld Co., Gipson.  E.D. 279.Enumerated:  5-6
May 1910.  Dwelling/Family:  176/191.  Charles L.Brainard, head, 53, Wd.,
IL/NY/NY, farmer, truck farm.  Fay E., son,23, S., NE/IL/OH.  Rose, dau., 18,
NE/IL/OH, house keeper, privatefamily.  Grace, dau., 16, NE/IL/OH.  Omer, son,
13, NE/IL/OH.  Boyd,son, 10, NE/IL/OH.  Charles L., Jr., son, 6, CO/IL/OH.

BURIAL:  Find-a-grave.com
Grace M. Brainard
Birth:  1894
Death:  15 Mar 1919
Buried:  Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, Weld Co., CO
Tombstone photo on
memorial.
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Notes for Lyman L BRAINARD


CENSUS:  1880 US Census for NY, Wyoming Co., Castile.  E.D. 200.  Enumerated: 
14-15 Jun 1880.  Dwelling/Family:  276/288
Lyman Brainard, 35, farmer, NY/NY/NY.
  Olivia, 30, wife, keeping house, NY/NY/NY.
  Gertie, 8, dau, NY/NY/NY.
Ruckah Hiller, 68, mother, Widowed, at home, NY/MA/ny
William Pierce, 23, servant, single, farm laborer, NYNY/NY.

CENSUS:  1900 US Census for NY, Wyoming Co., Castile.  Series: T623Roll: 1178
Page: 67.  Lyman L. Brainard is 56 years of age, born in NYon Sept 1844 and he
is a farmer.  His wife, Olevia, was born in NY on April 1848.  They have been
married 34 years and had one child who didnot live.  Also living with them is
his mother, Rucksbe Hiller, b. Jan1811 in NY and two servants.

BURIAL:  Find-a-grave.com
Lyman L. Brainard
Birth:  Sep 5, 1844
Death:  1912
Buried:  Grace Cemetery, Castile, Wyoming Co., NY
Tombstone photo on
memorial.
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Notes for Omer L BRAINARD


CENSUS:  1900 US Census for Nebraska, Chase Co., Logan.  E.D. 22.Enumerated: 
26 Jun 1900.  Dwelling/Family:  60/60.  Charles Brainard,head, Feb 1857, 43,
m14 yrs, IL/NY/NY, Farmer.  Lissa, wife, Dec 1864,35, m14 yrs, 6 children, 6
living, OH/OH/OH.  Fay, son, Feb 1887, 13,NE/IL/OH.  Onna, son, Jul 1889, 10,
NE/IL/OH.  Rose, dau., Sept 1891,8, NE/IL/OH.  Grace, dau., Oct 1893, 6,
NE/IL/OH.  Omer, son, Oct1896, 3, NE/IL/OH  Boyd, son, Sept 1899, 5/12,
NE/IL/OH.

Did not find WWI Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918.

CENSUS:  1920 US Census for CO, Denver Co., Denver.  E.D. 112.Enumerated:  2
Jan 1920.  Dwelling/Family:  2/3.  Charles Brainard,roomer, 62, Wd., IL/NY/NY,
carpenter, house.  Owen [sic], roomer, 20,S, NE/IL/OH, teacher.  Charles L.,
Jr., roomer, 15, S, CO/IL/OH.  BoydB., roomer, 20, S, NE/IL/OH,

Colorado Department of Personnel &
Administration.http://accipiter.state.co.us/archive/publicrecordview.do?instrumentId=316181
Record Type: War Risk Insurance
Name: Brainard, Omer L
County: Denver
Year: Month: Day:
Origin: Denver County
Record No.: 3775
Page: 32
Rank Title: Pvt Sq Cas

DEATH:  Social Security Death Index.  Omer Brainard. Birth: 29 Oct1896. 
Death:  Jul 1977.  Residence of record:  Denver, Denver Co.,CO. Card issued: 
CO

OBITUARY:  Denver Public Library Index of Microfiche Obituary andFuneral
Notices.  1975-1979
http://history.denverlibrary.org/research/denver_obit_project/1975-1979.pdf
Brainard Omer L. 25 Jul 1977 109 RMN
Brainard Omer L. 26 Jul 1977 30 DP

BURIAL;  Find-a-Grave.  Omer L. Brainard.  Birth:  1896.  Death:1977. 
Cemetery:  Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson Co.,Colorado.  Plot: 
Block 16.
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Notes for Onna BRAINARD


CENSUS:  1900 US Census for Nebraska, Chase Co., Logan.  E.D. 22.Enumerated: 
26 Jun 1900.  Dwelling/Family:  60/60.  Charles Brainard,head, Feb 1857, 43,
m14 yrs, IL/NY/NY, Farmer.  Lissa, wife, Dec 1864,35, m14 yrs, 6 children, 6
living, OH/OH/OH.  Fay, son, Feb 1887, 13,NE/IL/OH.  Onna, son, Jul 1889, 10,
NE/IL/OH.  Rose, dau., Sept 1891,8, NE/IL/OH.  Grace, dau., Oct 1893, 6,
NE/IL/OH.  Omer, son, Oct1896, 3, NE/IL/OH  Boyd, son, Sept 1899, 5/12,
NE/IL/OH.
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Notes for Rose BRAINARD


CENSUS:  1900 US Census for Nebraska, Chase Co., Logan.  E.D. 22.Enumerated: 
26 Jun 1900.  Dwelling/Family:  60/60.  Charles Brainard,head, Feb 1857, 43,
m14 yrs, IL/NY/NY, Farmer.  Lissa, wife, Dec 1864,35, m14 yrs, 6 children, 6
living, OH/OH/OH.  Fay, son, Feb 1887, 13,NE/IL/OH.  Onna, son, Jul 1889, 10,
NE/IL/OH.  Rose, dau., Sept 1891,8, NE/IL/OH.  Grace, dau., Oct 1893, 6,
NE/IL/OH.  Omer, son, Oct1896, 3, NE/IL/OH  Boyd, son, Sept 1899, 5/12,
NE/IL/OH.

CENSUS:  1910 US Census for CO, Weld Co., Gipson.  E.D. 279.Enumerated:  5-6
May 1910.  Dwelling/Family:  176/191.  Charles L.Brainard, head, 53, Wd.,
IL/NY/NY, farmer, truck farm.  Fay E., son,23, S., NE/IL/OH.  Rose, dau., 18,
NE/IL/OH, house keeper, privatefamily.  Grace, dau., 16, NE/IL/OH.  Omer, son,
13, NE/IL/OH.  Boyd,son, 10, NE/IL/OH.  Charles L., Jr., son, 6, CO/IL/OH.
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Notes for Elizabeth Ann BRAKE


Killed in a trash truck/bicycle accident.

SOURCE:  Family reunion CD "History, documents and photos" February2002.  The
information was compiled by various family members over theyears and gathered
for a family reunion in 2002.   June 2002.
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Notes for Carrie L BRALEY


OBITUARY:  "The Otsego Farmer"   [Coopertown, New York]  1 Dec 1939
Mrs. Carrie Colvin
Mrs. Carrie Braley Colvin passed away at her home Thursday evening,Nov. 23rd,
after a long illness, at the age of 85 years. She was bornJune 3, 1855 at
Maple Grove, a daughter of Olney Braley and HelenClinton Braley. Her entire
life was spent in the towns of Morris and Butternuts.
She finished her education at the Gilbertsville Academy after whichshe taught
school for a number of years.
On June 17, 1872 she was united with Melchert Colvin in marriage andfor a
number of years they resided on the
Colvin homestead in the western part of Morris township. In 1894 theymoved to
Morris on account of the ill health of Mr. Colvin where thevlived until his
death in 1895.
To the couple was born one daughter, Miss Helen M. Colvin, who aftergraduating
from Morris school was engaged as a grade teacher in theschool and was very
successful. She retired a few years ago and hastenderly cared for her mother
since.
Mrs. Colvin is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Katherine Coburn. Tothem, the
heart-felt sympathy of their wide circle of friends goesout. She was a
life-long member of the Universalist church and ofJewel Chapter O. E. S. since
its organization
in Morris over 30 years ago.
The funeral was largely attended Sunday afternoon at her home. Herpastor, the
Rev. Fred Leonard officiating who spoke feelingly of theirmany years of work
together for the church. 25 members of the.O.'E. S.were present in a body. The
floral pieces were many and beautiful.Several relatives and friends came from
a distance.
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Notes for Lulu BRAMAN


SOURCE: "A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of BranchCounty,
Michigan," Rev. Henry P. Collins [The Lewis PublishingCompany, New
York-Chicago, 1906], p.p. 509-510
Jay Oliver Paul was married  April 26, 1905, to Miss Lulu Braman, whowas born
in the county, she being the daughter of Charles Braman, anative of northern
Michigan, and Lillie Smith Braman, who was born inOhio. Mr. and Mrs. Braman
have been residents of Algansee township,this county, for the past five years.
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Notes for Harry Cornell BRANCH


MILITARY:  WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  Harry CornellBranch
registered in Wise Co., VA.  He gave his birth date as 25 Jun1882.  He listed
his wife, Julia Lee Branch as his nearest relative.He is medium in height and
build and has brown eyes and brown hair.

DEATH:  Social Security Death Index.  Sept
2004
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Notes for Laura E BRANCH


BURIAL:  Find-A-Grave.com
Laura E. Branch Vail
BIRTH:  Nov 30 1885
DEATH:  Jul 5 1916
BURIAL:  Pine Hall Cemetery, Brandon, Rutland Co.,
VT
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