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Charles Brannon

Birth: He was born around 1853 in Ohio.  

Family Information: Husband of Sarah Brannon.

Father of Dick and Ross Brannon.  


Pre-Colony History: In 1900 and 1905 he was living with his wife and three children in Kansas. In 1910 he still lived in Kansas with his wife and two sons while he worked as a farmer.

In 1915 he, his wife, and older son, Ross, remained in Kansas, but by 1920 they had moved to Colorado where Charles worked as a farmer and Ross as a farm laborer.

He came to the colony around 1928 with his family.

Home in Colony: In 1930 he was living in a colony home with his wife and son, Ross. 

Job in Colony: In 1930 he was listed as a farmer in the colony.  

Other Info: In 1932 he, along with many other colonists, signed a protest against colonists E.G. Webb and Walter Groth remaining in the colony "to save them".

In 1933 Ida Ann Bartlett began a series of "musical treats" for the elderly shut-ins of the colony featuring music from her Victrola. The first afternoon she visited the home of the Brannons. In the party were: Ross Brannon, Mrs. Banta, Mrs. Collins, Mother Pickett, Mrs. Lucas, Mrs. Condon and Mr. Bartlett.

In 1934 he and Sarah were visited by their daughter, Jessie Maher.  

Post-Colony History:  

Death: He died in July 1939 in Louisiana and was buried in the O'Banion Cemetery located at New Llano, Louisiana.  

Sources: US Census: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930; Kansas State Census: 1905, 1915; "Llano Colonist": August 6, 1932, May 20, 1933, May 12, 1934; Louisiana Statewide Death Index;; "Leesville Leader": December 26, 1940


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