William Branhan McLaws

5 July 1924–29 January 2006 (Age 81)
Gallup, McKinley, New Mexico, United States

The Life of William Branhan

When William Branhan McLaws was born on 5 July 1924, in Gallup, McKinley, New Mexico, United States, his father, Walter McLaws, was 40 and his mother, Anna Lou Branham, was 30. He lived in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1935 and El Cajon Judicial Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940. He died on 29 January 2006, in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States, at the age of 81.

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Walter McLaws
Anna Lou Branham
Walter McLaws Jr.
Hester McLaws
William Branhan McLaws

Parents and Siblings


    Anna Lou Branham




World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1930 · Carlsbad Caverns Established

Age 6

Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico, became a National Park on May 14, 1930. Tourists can explore the caverns through guided and self-guided tours. In the 1960's, an amphitheater opened and started where tourists can sit and watch as the bats exit the cave for the night. The only part of the caverns that is off limits to tourists is where the bats come out.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Perhaps a Americanized form of Scottish or Irish McLeish .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William B Mclaws in household of Anna L Mclaws, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Branham Mclaws in household of Walter Mclaws, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William B McLaws in entry for Blanche Lucille Russell, "Wyoming, Reclaim the Records, State Archives Vital Records, 1908-1966"

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