Ekie G Branch

1901–2010 (Age 109)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Ekie G

When Ekie G Branch was born in 1901, in Virginia, United States, his father, James Huff Branch, was 27 and his mother, Minnie Iowa Newsom, was 24. He married Pattie Annie Austin on 19 November 1921, in Cleveland Township, Johnston, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Clayton, Johnston, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Smithfield Township, Johnston, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died before 2010, in Johnston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 108.

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Ekie G Branch
Pattie Annie Austin
Marriage: 19 November 1921
Glenwood Gattis Branch
Geraldine Austin Branch
William Edward Branch
Donald Davis Branch
Shelby Jean Branch

Spouse and Children

19 November 1921
Cleveland Township, Johnston, North Carolina, United States


    Glenwood Gattis Branch


    Geraldine Austin Branch


    William Edward Branch


    Donald Davis Branch



Parents and Siblings

    James Huff Branch


    Minnie Iowa Newsom




World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 0

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1901 · Maggie Lena Walker Opens Bank

Age 0

Maggie Lena Walker was the first African American and woman to open a bank. She opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on August 20, 1901. She encouraged the young people to start saving their pennies in her bank and when they hit a hundred pennies they could start a bank account with the bank.

Age 28

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elsie G Branch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ekie G Branch, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ekie Branch in entry for William E Branch and Rose Marie Wellons, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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