Russell L Brantner

Brief Life History of Russell L

When Russell L Brantner was born on 15 March 1891, in Rockford, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, John F Brantner, was 42 and his mother, Emma Diantha Blakely, was 38. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Mary Bell Gray. He lived in Algoma Township, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 February 1956, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 64.

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Russell L Brantner
1891–1956
Mary Bell Gray
1897–1967
May Brantner
1919–
James Brantner
1920–1984

Sources (7)

  • Russel Brantner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Russell L. Brantner, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Russell Brantner, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

German (also Bräntner): topographic name for a settler on land cleared by fire, from Middle High German brant ‘burn’ + the suffix -ner denoting an inhabitant.

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

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