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Clara J. Test Branson
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1887
Marshall County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1982
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Clara was the youngest of four children b. to John S. Test, b. Jun. 6, 1848 in Columbiana, Columbiana, OH. and d. Oct. 16, 1908 in Bangor, Marshall, IA. & Martha Emily Whinery,
b. Aug. 28, 1855 in New Garden, Columbiana, OH. and d. Aug. 30, 1930 in Pasadena, L.A. Co., CA.

John and Martha Test's children were:
1) Emmett D., 18 Sep 1876 in OH.
2) Cora Blanche Test, b. Mar. 8, 1880 in Marshall, IA. and d. Jan. 8, 1942 in Los Angeles, CA.
3) Bertha A Test, b. Feb. 7, 1883 in Marshall, IA. and d.
Feb. 27, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA.
4) Clara J Test, b. Feb. 18, 1887 in Marshalltown, Marshall, IA. and d. Mar. 13, 1982 in Glendora, L.A. Co., CA.

In the 1900 U.S. census, 13 yr. old Clara J. Test, b. Feb. 1887 in IA., was living in St. Anthony, Liberty, Marshall, Iowa with her
51 yr. old father, John S. Test, b. Jun. 1848 in OH.
44 yr. old mother, Martha E., b. Aug. 1855 in OH.
23 yr. old brother, Emmet D., b. Sept. 1876 in OH.
20 yr. old sister, Cora B., b. Mar. 1880 in IA.
17 yr. old sister, Bertha A., Feb. 1883 in IA.
John and son Emmet were both working as farmers. John and Martha had been married 25 years. Martha had had four children, all still alive by the date of this census.

In the April 23, 1910 U.S. census, 23 yr. old Clara J. Test, b. in IA., was living in Liberty, Marshall, Iowa with her
54 yr. old widowed mother, Martha E. Test, a housewife
29 yr. old sister, C. Blanch Test, b. in IA.
Clara's parents were both born in Ohio. Clara was employed as a rural teacher.

Earl married Clara J. Test on Feb. 6, 1911.

In his June 5, 1917 WWI Draft Registration card, Earl J. Branson was living in Minidoka Co., farming with his wife and three children. He was described as being of medium height and build and had hazel eyes and dark brown hair.

By the 1930 U.S. census, 43 yr. old Earl J. Branson, a steam engineer in road construction, b. in SD was living at 822 Elizabeth St. in Pasadena, L.A. Co., Ca. with his
43 yr. old wife, Clara J., b. in IA.
16 yr. old Alberta, b. in ID.
15 yr. old daughter, Helen O., b. in ID.
13 yr. old daughter, Ruth J., b. in IA.
12 yr. old daughter, Lola M., b. in ID. and
9 yr. old son, Delbert E., b. in ID.

In his 1942 WWII Draft Registration card, 55 yr. old Earl John and wife, Clara J. were listed as living in Yuba City, Sutter, CA. Earl was working for the Army Cantonment (a large military training camp) at Marysville, CA. 
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  Earl John Branson (1886 - 1959)


Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Created by: Chloe
Record added: Mar 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66442119
Clara J. <i>Test</i> Branson
Added by: Chloe
Clara J. <i>Test</i> Branson
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 Added: Jul. 3, 2011

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