Indiana McCaslins

Elba Lloyd BraniginAge: 79 years18701950

Name
Elba Lloyd Branigin
Birth November 12, 1870 23 20
Source: S3219
Publication: B.F. Bowen & Co., Inc. (Indianapolis, Indiana 1913)
Source: S5599
Birth of a sisterNora L Branigin
about 1873 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterOllie A Branigin
1875 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterDaisy Alberta Branigin
about 1878 (Age 7 years)
Census 1880 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherVerne Branigin
February 15, 1881 (Age 10 years)
Death of a motherNancy Jane Lash
July 20, 1891 (Age 20 years)
Burial of a motherNancy Jane Lash
after July 20, 1891 (Age 20 years)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 64515966)
MarriageZula FrancisView this family
September 19, 1894 (Age 23 years)
Source: S3219
Publication: B.F. Bowen & Co., Inc. (Indianapolis, Indiana 1913)
Birth of a child
#1
Unknown Child Branigin
September 4, 1895 (Age 24 years)
Death of a childUnknown Child Branigin
September 4, 1895 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Gerald Francis Branigin
January 8, 1898 (Age 27 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Birth of a son
#3
Edgar Melvin Branigin
July 1, 1900 (Age 29 years)
Census 1900 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Roger Douglas Branigin
July 26, 1902 (Age 31 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a son
#5
Elba Lloyd (Babe) Branigin
July 31, 1909 (Age 38 years)
Census 1910 (Age 39 years)
Census 1920 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childEdgar Melvin BraniginGarnet WarfelView this family
October 30, 1926 (Age 55 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam David Branigin
October 8, 1930 (Age 59 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a fatherWilliam David Branigin
after October 8, 1930 (Age 59 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 64515847)
Census 1930 (Age 59 years)
Immigration August 31, 1934 (Age 63 years)
Note: from Liverpool, England
Death of a brotherVerne Branigin
July 21, 1949 (Age 78 years)
Death of a wifeZula Francis
October 11, 1950 (Age 79 years)

Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a wifeZula Francis
October 13, 1950 (Age 79 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section 17 Row 6 Large Stone 4, Section Row 7 Small Stone 4
Death October 29, 1950 (Age 79 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: S5599
Burial October 31, 1950 (2 days after death)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section 17 Row 6 Large Stone 4, Section Row 7 Small Stone 3
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
himself
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Family with Zula Francis - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 19, 1894Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
11 months
child
Unknown Child Branigin
Birth: September 4, 1895 24 23Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
Death: September 4, 1895Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
2 years
son
3 years
son
Edgar Melvin Branigin
Birth: July 1, 1900 29 27Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
Death: July 1970Grosse Pointe, Wayne, Michigan
2 years
son
7 years
son

BirthS3219
Publication: B.F. Bowen & Co., Inc. (Indianapolis, Indiana 1913)
BirthS5599
Census1880 US Federal Census
MarriageS3219
Publication: B.F. Bowen & Co., Inc. (Indianapolis, Indiana 1913)
MarriageIndiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941, Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript 1
Marriage1900 Federal Census
Census1900 Federal Census
Census1910 US Federal Census
Census1920 US Federal Census
Census1930 US Federal Census
ImmigrationBorder Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
DeathS3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
DeathS5599
BurialS3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Immigration
from Liverpool, England
Burial
Greenlawn Cemetery Section 17 Row 6 Large Stone 4, Section Row 7 Small Stone 3
Shared note
From the "History of Johnson County Indiana" by Branigin: ELBA L. BRANIGIN. It is a well attested maxim that the greatness of a community or state lies not in the machinery of government, nor even in its institutions, but rather in the sterling qualities of the individual citizen, in his capacity for high and unselfish effort and his devotion to the public welfare. In these particulars he whose name appears at the head of this paragraph has conferred honor and dignity on his county, and as an elemental part of history it is consonant that there should be recorded here a resume of his career, with the object in view of noting his connection with the advancement of one of the most flourishing and progressive sections of the commonwealth, as well as his career as a member of one of the most exacting professions to which man can devote his talents and energies. Elba L. Branigin was born in Nineveh township, Johnson county, Indiana, on the 12th day of November 1870 and is the son of William D. and Nancy Jane (Lash) Branigin, both of whom also were born and reared in that vicinity. William D. Branigin is now an honored resident of Edinburg, this county, where he is successfully engaged in the implement business. The subject's mother is deceased. To these parents were born seven children, of whom five are living, namely: Nora L., the wife of William O. Springer, of Greenwood, Indiana; Ollie A., wife of Samuel Gibbs, of Indianapolis; Daisy A., wife of Watson VanNuys, of Hopewell, Indiana; Verne, an attorney at Mt. Vernon, Washington, and Elba L., the immediate subject of this sketch. The latter was reared on the home farm and secured his elementary education in district school No. 6, of Blue River township. In 1887 the family removed to Franklin. In 1886 Elba Branigin had entered the preparatory department of Franklin College, in which institution he remained six years, graduating with the class of 1892 and receiving the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He made a splendid record while in college and in his freshman year won the declamation contest, being a speaker of unusual grace and eloquence. In 1891 he was president of the State Oratorical Association and in 1892 he represented Franklin College in the state oratorical contest. After his graduation, in 1892-3, Mr. Branigin taught a term of district school, and then served three terms as principal of the Trafalgar schools, having in the meantime married and removed to that town. During this period he had been applying himself closely to the reading and studying of law, and on April 27, 1896, he was admitted to the bar of Johnson county. On March 7, 1896, he had formed a law partnership with Thomas W. Woollen, who had formerly been attorney-general of the state of Indiana, this association continuing until the death of Mr. Woollen, on February 12, 1898. About a year later Mr. Branigin formed a partnership with Thomas Williams, which relation still continues. This is a strong and popular law firm, which has been connected, on one side or the other, as counsel in much of the most important litigation which has been tried in the local court, and Mr. Branigin's reputation as a lawyer has steadily increased until now he is numbered among the leaders of the bar in his county. Well informed in his profession, faithful to his clients and the law, and possessing a rare equinimity of temper and kindness of heart, Mr. Branigin has not only gained high prestige in his profession, but he has also gained to a notable degree the confidence and good will of the people generally, He is an honest and fair practitioner, taking no part in the tricks of the pettifogger, which sometimes cast odium upon the profession. . Mr. Branigin is a man of high intellectual attainments, gained by much reading and study and close observation of men and things. He possesses a splendid library and some of his most enjoyable hours are spent among his books. In local history Mr. Branigin is especially interested and he has for a number of years given much attention to the collection of a vast fund of valuable information and data relative to the early history of Johnson county, the fruits of his work being presented in the historical portion of this volume. On September 19, 1894, Mr. Branigin was married to Zula Francis, the daughter of Milton and Mary (McCaslin) Francis, of Franklin, and they have four children, namely: Gerald F., Edgar M., Roger D. and Elba L., Jr. Politically, Mr. Branigin has, since attaining his majority, been actively interested in the success of the Democratic party, having served several years as secretary of the county committee and one term as chairman of that body. In 1896, while teaching at Trafalgar, he was elected county surveyor. From 1906 to 1910 he served as attorney of the city of Franklin and from 1910 to 1913 he served as county attorney, discharging his duties in these positions to the entire satisfaction of all concerned. He has rendered efficient and appreciated service as secretary of the Franklin Public Library ever since its organization, is president of the Franklin Commercial Club, and has been a trustee of and attorney for Franklin College since 1912. Socially, he is a member of the Phi Delta Theta college fraternity. His religious membership is with the First Baptist church of Franklin, of which he is a trustee and in the prosperity of which he is earnestly interested, being also teacher of the Bible class in the Sunday school Fraternally, Mr. Branigin has for a score of years been deeply interested in the work of the Masonic order, in which he has received distinctive preferment. In Franklin Lodge No. 107, he was received as an entered apprentice on October 6, 1893, passed to the degree of fellowcraft on October 31, 1893, and raised to the degree of a Master Mason on November 8, 1893; he was made a Royal Arch Mason on October 3, 1901, and received the orders of Knight Templar on December 12, 1901. He took the degrees of the Scottish Rite with the fall class of 1906, and on November 29, 1907, he became a noble of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, being a member of Indianapolis Consistory of the former order and of Murat Temple, Indianapolis, of the latter. Mr. Branigin served as worshipful master of Franklin Lodge No. 107 in 1903, as eminent commander of Franklin Commandery No. 42. Knights Templar, in 1907 and in 1911 was excellent prelate of the latter body. He is now junior grand deacon of the grand lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the state of Indiana. While laboring for his individual advancement, Mr. Branigin has never forgotten his obligations to the public and his support of such measures and movements as make for the general good can always be depended upon. A man of vigorous mentality and strong moral fibre, he has achieved signal success in an exacting calling and is eminently deserving of the large prestige which he enjoys in the community with which his entire life has been identified. Transcribed by Lois Johnson In the 1880 US Federal Census for Blue River, Johnson, Indiana, 33-year-old Indiana-born farmer W D and his 29-year-old Indiana-born wife Nancy J [Lash] Brannigin [sic] have in their household their Indiana-born children, 9-year-old Alba L [sic], 7-year-old Nora, 5-year-old Ollie, and 2-year-old Daisy. Elba and Nora have attended school in the past year. W D's father was born in Kentucky and his mother in Indiana; everyone else's parents were born in Indiana. The Franklin Democrat, Friday, September 17, 1897, Volume XXXVIII Number 10, page 1 column 2 LOCAL and PERSONAL. Ert Slack and Elba Branigin made their maiden speeches Monday before the circuit court in the Beach-Nixon cases, and acquitted themselves in the most creditable manner. The Franklin Democrat, Friday, December 10, 1897, Volume XXXVIII Number 22, page 1 column 1 LOCAL and PERSONAL. Elba Branigan [sic], of Franklin, was here this morning looking up a case recently filed in the curcuit court, in which he is interested. Mr. Branigan [sic] is the law partner of Judge Wool- len and is an exceptionally bright young man.-Shelby Rep. The Franklin Democrat, Friday, February 11, 1898, Volume XXXVIII Number 31, page 1 column 5 Real Estate Transfers. A and G O Stewart to Elba L Branigan [sic], pt lot 2, King's add, Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,350 In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 29-year-old Indiana-born lawyer Elba L and his 27-year-old Indiana-born wife Zula [Francis] Branigin have been married five years and have had two children. One is living, 2-year-old Indiana-born Gerald. The family is living in a house which Elba owns but with a mortgage. Elba and Zula can read, write and speak English. Elba's father was born in Kentucky and his mother in Indiana. Zula's and Gerald's parents were born in Indiana. In the 1910 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 38-year-old Indiana-born Elba L and his 38-year-old Indiana-born wife Zula [Francis] Branigin have been married fourteen years. Zula has born five children but only four are living. These four, all born in Indiana, are 12-year-old Gerald, 9-year-old Edgar, 7-year-old Roger and 8-month old Elba L Jr. The family is living at 320 Adams Street in a house that Elba owns, free of mortgage. Gerald, Edgar and Roger have attended school in the past year. Elba Sr is a lawyer in his own practice. Elba Sr, Zula and Gerald can read, write and speak English. Elba's parents were born in Indiana [sic]; Zula's parents were born in Kentucky [sic]; the children's parents were born in Indiana. In the 1920 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 48-year-old Indiana-born E L and his 48-year-old Indiana-born wife Zula [Francis] Branigin have in their household their Indiana-born sons, 21-year-old Gerald, 18-year-old Edgar, 17-year-old Roger and 10-year-old Elba. Gerald, Roger and Elba have attended school in the past year.The family is living on West Banta Street in a house that Elba owns, free of mortgage. Elba is a lawyer in general practice and Edgar is a telegraph operator. Everyone can read, write and speak English. Elba's parents were born in Indiana [sic]; Zula's father was born in Kentucky and her mother in Indiana [sic]; the children's parents were born in Indiana. In the 1930 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 59-year-old Indiana-born lawyer Elba L and his 57-year-old Indiana-born wife Zula [Francis] Branigin were married when he was 33- and she was 22-years old. They have in their household their youngest son, 20-year-old Indiana-born Elba L Jr, who has attended school in the past year. The family is living on Banta Street in a house that Elba Sr owns, worth $6,000. They have a radio. Elba has worked on the last regularly scheduled work day. He has not served in the military. Everyone can read, write and speak English. Everyone's parents were born in Indiana [sic]. Sixty-three year old Elba Lloyd Branigan (born in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana [sic] on 12 Nov 1870) arrived at Quebec, Canada on 31 Aug 1934 on the SS Duchess of Bedford, which had sailed from Liverpool, England on 24 Aug 1934. His passport number was 106695, issued in Washington DC on 25 May 1934. His address in the United States was Banta Place, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana. Logansport Pharos-Tribune Logansport, Cass, Indiana Monday Evening, October 30, 1950 AGED LAWYER DIES FRANKLIN, Ind., Oct 30. (UP) Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Elba L Branigin, Sr., 79, veteran Johnson county law- yer and Democrat who died yes- terday. He was survived by four sons, Roger of Lafayette, who is presi- dent-elect of the Indiana Bar as- sociation; Elba, Jr., and Gerald, who practiced law with him here, and Edgar, clerk of Wayne coun- ty,, Michigan. Branigin's wife Zu- la, died earlier this month.