Priscilla Jane Branson

2 March 1856–5 June 1918 (Age 62)
Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Priscilla Jane

When Priscilla Jane Branson was born on 2 March 1856, in Greene, Illinois, United States, her father, Nathan T. Branson, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Odell, was 34. She married George Frank Thompson on 12 February 1874, in Brown Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Millard, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1880 and Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 June 1918, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Matthew Smith
Priscilla Jane Branson
Marriage: 3 June 1882
William John Smith
Pearl Smith
Grace Smith
Maynard Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1882Sarpy, Nebraska, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 15
    Historical Boundaries 1871: Spokane Falls, Stevens, Washington Territory, United States 1879: Spokane Falls, Spokane, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Spokane Falls, Spokane, Washington, United States 1891: Spokane, Washington, United States
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 19
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 3999;2007: 8187; 2010: 11587)English: 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’.

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

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    Sources (22)

    • Pricilla Jane Branson in entry for William John Smith, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Jane Smith in household of William W Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Jane Branson in entry for Herbert J Mustell and Pearl May Smith, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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