Hurley Brian Branch

16 September 1896–6 January 1984 (Age 87)
Bedford, Trimble, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Hurley Brian

When Hurley Brian Branch was born on 16 September 1896, in Bedford, Trimble, Kentucky, United States, his father, Edward Branch, was 43 and his mother, Elvirie Haynes, was 32. He married Ruth Jewel Clifford on 24 December 1913, in Trimble, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Trimble, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 January 1984, in Manatee, Florida, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bradenton, Manatee, Florida, United States.

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Hurley Brian Branch
Ruth Jewel Clifford
Marriage: 24 December 1913
Doris Eileen Branch
William Howard Branch

Spouse and Children

24 December 1913
Trimble, Kentucky, United States


    Doris Eileen Branch


    William Howard Branch


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 2

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French branche ‘branch’ (Late Latin branca ‘foot’, ‘paw’), the application of which as a surname is not clear. In America it has been adopted as a translation of any of the numerous Swedish surnames containing the element gren ‘branch’, and likewise of French Labranche , German Zweig , and Finnish Haara, Oksa, and Oksana.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hurley Branch, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hurley Branch in household of Edward Branch, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hurley B Branch in household of Edward Branch, "United States Census, 1900"

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