Nora Branson

10 January 1871–13 September 1894 (Age 23)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Nora

When Nora Branson was born on 10 January 1871, in Illinois, United States, her father, Levi Preston Branson, was 44 and her mother, Elenor Hampton Reeder, was 43. She married John H Stocker about 1892, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Gypsum Township, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 13 September 1894, in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States, at the age of 23.

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Family Time Line

John H Stocker
Nora Branson
Marriage: about 1892
John F. Stocker

Spouse and Children

    John H Stocker



about 1892
Kansas, United States


    John F. Stocker


Parents and Siblings





    Sarah Philena Branson


    John Joseph Branson


    William Perry Branson


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 6

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 10

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of several places: Branston in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Staffordshire, Brandeston in Suffolk, Brandiston in Norfolk, or Braunston in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. All are named with the Old English personal name Brant + tūn ‘settlement’. 2. (of Norman origin) habitational name from a place called Briençun in northern France. Compare Brinson . 3. patronymic from the personal name Brand ( see Brand ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Nora Branson in household of Levi Branson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nora Branson in entry for John F Stocker and Ruby L Jakeway, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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