Dempsey Branham

19 February 1920–15 August 1987 (Age 67)
Olive Hill, Carter, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Dempsey

When Dempsey Branham was born on 19 February 1920, in Olive Hill, Carter, Kentucky, United States, his father, Andrew Branham, was 26 and his mother, Bessie Stevens, was 27. He married Edith Mae Walton on 2 April 1948, in Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Magisterial District 8, Lewis, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 15 August 1987, in Jackson, Ohio, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Dempsey Branham
Edith Mae Walton
Marriage: 2 April 1948
Marianne Branham

Spouse and Children

2 April 1948
Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Bessie Stevens




    Gladis Branham



World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 6

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name, possibly from Bramham in West Yorkshire or Brantham in Suffolk. The first is named with Old English brōm ‘broom’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘river meadow’; the second is from the Old English personal name Branta + hām or hamm.

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

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Story Highlight

Edith Mae Walton

On February 14, 1930 Mama's Valentine and the last of Dad's "five mistakes," as he affectionately called his girls, was born. Dad wanted her named Edith Mae. She became Edie and Petey to the family. …

Sources (3)

  • Dempsey Branham in household of Andrew Branham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dempsey Branham in household of Andrew Branham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dempsy Branham in entry for Donnie Ray Mayes and Sherrie Lynne Branham, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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