Bessie Brannon

1898–9 October 1986 (Age 88)
Kershaw, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Brannon was born in 1898, in Kershaw, South Carolina, United States, her father, Jesse Elias Brannon, was 32 and her mother, Lilly M Gaskins, was 29. She married Henry Boyd Gaskin in 1918. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Flat Rock, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States in 1930 and Flat Rock Township, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 9 October 1986, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Henry Boyd Gaskin
Bessie Brannon
Marriage: 1918
Roy R Gaskins
Oscar Smyrl Gaskin
Boyd H Gaskins
Walter R Gaskins

Spouse and Children




    Oscar Smyrl Gaskin


    Boyd H Gaskins


    Walter R Gaskins


Parents and Siblings




    John Roth Brannon


    Joseph Kershaw Brannon


    Bryant Ellerby Brannon



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 18

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Variant of Irish Brennan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Brannon in household of Jessie E Brannon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Brannon in household of Jesse Brannon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie L Gaskins in household of Henry B Gaskins, "United States Census, 1940"

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