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James Perry Braden
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1880
Jersey County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 4, 1953
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA


James Perry Braden, 73 years eight months five days of age, departed this life on May 4, 1953.

Some few weeks ago Jim, as everyone knew him, received a serious injury and was hospitalized until death overtook him with a heart attack.

He was born in Jefferson County, Illinois, the son of John and Jerusha Nebraska (Hicks) Braden.

He was a mail carrier for the town of Waltonville for many years. He was married to Zula Clampett Ison and they lived all their married life and raised their children in Waltonville. He and his family were of the Methodist Faith.

James was preceeded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Zula, one daughter Myrl Isom Martin, four grandchildren, Lowell Atkins, Charles Dale Isom, infant Ulan Ray Isom and Sergent Wendell J. Martin.

He leaves to mourn his passing eight of nine children, Bernard Braden, Eudean Braden (Holly) Dees and Clifford Braden, all of Waltonville and Geraldine "Louise" Braden (Tommy) Williams of Fulton, Missouri, five step-children, Nelson (Inez) Isom, Viva Fern Ison (Tom) Atkins, both of Waltonville, Gusty Isom Lackey of Sesser and Clarence "Elmer" Isom, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-mother Mandalia Hall Braden of Waltonville, two sisters, Mrs Laura Bushong of Centralia, and Amanda "Manda" Lee of Michigan, a brother, Levi Braden of Mt. Vernon, a half brother, Harrison Braden of Sesser, two half sisters, Mrs, Annabel Fairchild of Waltonville and Mrs. Alice Pugh of Mt. Vernon ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

My mother told me that when Grandpa Jim died there was a wreath imprint on his pillow.

Grandpa Jim ran the icehouse which was by the Waltonville store. He also carried mail from the train depo to the post office in Waltonville. 
Family links: 
  John Thomas Braden (1856 - 1937)
  Jerusha Nebraska Hicks Braden (1858 - 1889)
  Zula Ethel Clampet Braden (1876 - 1949)*
  Bernard Braden (1910 - 1966)*
  Eudene Mae Braden Dees (1912 - 1995)*
  James Clifford Braden (1917 - 1978)*
  Geraldine Louise Braden Williams (1921 - 2006)*
  James Perry Braden (1880 - 1953)
  Levi M. Braden (1885 - 1957)*
  Albert Harrison Braden (1893 - 1976)**
  Annabel Braden Fairchild (1910 - 1962)**
  Alice B. Braden Pugh (1913 - 1999)**
*Calculated relationship
To weary hearts, to mourning homes,
God's meekest angel gently comes
No power has he to banish pain
Or give us back our lost again
And yet in tenderest love, our Dear and Heavenly Father sends him here
O' thou who mournest on thy way, with longings for the close of day
He walks with thee that Angel kind
and gently whispers "Be resigned"
Bear up, bear on, the end shall tell
The Dear Lord doeth all things well.
Note: The information was obtained from Rosemary Atkins and Lisa @Griff.Com
Knob Prairie Cemetery
Jefferson County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Marsha Williams Byrd of...
Originally Created by: Terry Hartley
Record added: Dec 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62874434
James Perry Braden
Added by: Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
James Perry Braden
Added by: Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
James Perry Braden
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I love you Grandpa James.
- Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
 Added: Dec. 23, 2015

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- Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
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