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Dr James Lemuel Ernest "Lonnie" Brantley, Sr
Birth: Jan. 29, 1881
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1929
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

James Lemuel Ernest Brantley was a physician and father of six children. He was married to Beulah Louise Watson/Brantley/Gresham. They apparently divorced and she remarried and had two daughters with her second husband. Little is known about Dr. Brantley or his wife.

They were still married in August of 1922. She had to have remarried very soon after that to Charles Raymond Gresham. The children by the first marriage apparently still lived with Dr. Brantley. The 1930 census shows three of the children, Charles Quillian, Margaret and Lammie living in Dr. Brantley's house - both parents had died, she in 1926 and he in 1929. If you are kin to and/or have pictures of Dr. Brantley or his family, please contact me - he was my uncle.

Dr. Brantley died of apoplexy - cerebral hemorrhage (stroke). Aged 48 years, 7 months, 9 days. Widowed. His wife, even though they were divorced, is buried here with him.
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Atlanta Constitution - DR. J. L. E. BRANTLEY DIES AT RESIDENCE ------Funeral Services Will Be Conducted Sunday Afternoon - - - - Funeral services for Dr. J. L. E. Brantley, 48, Atlanta physician, who died Friday morning at the residence, 837 Pryor Street, S. W. will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon from the chapel of Sam Greensberg & Company, with the Rev. C. R. Stauffeur officiating. burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.

Dr. Brantley, whose death was a result of an apoplectic stroke, had been a practicing physician here since 1906. He was a graduate of Georgia Eclectic college, a member of the South Side Baptist church and various medical societies.

Surviving are two daughters, Misses Margaret and Thelma Brantley; two sons, Charles and James Brantley, and a brother W. T. Brantley, all of Atlanta.
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The pictures you see to the right were given to me by Debra, a granddaughter of Beulah Gresham/Brantley. She is from the second marriage of Beulah. She wanted a Brantley relative to have the pictures. We met two days after initial contact in Savannah, Ga, where she lives. She graciously gave me a box of albums, pictures, etc that had belonged to Thelma Louise Brantley, Dr. Brantley & Beulah's daughter. She had the box of pictures for 30 years in a shed, waiting to find someone kin.

Some of the pictures were of Thelma's friends. Many of these pictures were placed on findagrave under their appropriate names. Many were returned to family members of that person.

Because of her generous gift, it made many people happy, especially me. I had no pictures of Dr. Brantley or any of his family - now we do. They can now be shared for many years to come.

The day after Debra contacted me, another granddaughter of Dr. Brantley's contacted me - Linda, who lives in California. I have now been in touch with her, and her mother's sister, who lives just a little way from me in Georgia. She plans to come to visit their graves with me and to place a marker on her little sister's grave, which has no marker. We found out she was buried by the Brantley's, and we didn't know that before.

So, you see here the wonderful benefits of findagrave. Had it not been for it, I wouldn't have met Debra or Linda. There would be no pictures to share nor none for you to see here.

Many, many thanks to Debra for her wonderful gift to me. I feel so very grateful for each and every picture and also the gift of her friendship and our phone visits. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Pope Brantley (1848 - 1916)
  Mattie Peevy Brantley (1854 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Beulah Louise Watson Gresham (1885 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  Ernest Elzie Brantley (1905 - 1906)*
  Leonard L. Brantley (1905 - 1907)*
  Thelma Louise Brantley (1906 - 1987)*
  Charles Quillian Brantley (1910 - 1938)*
  Margaret Frances Lorraine Brantley/Smarr Perteet (1913 - 1971)*
  James Lemuel Ernest Brantley (1916 - 1958)*
 
 Siblings:
  W. T. Brantley*
  Daughter Brantley Bullard (1870 - ____)*
  Melba Brantley Graham (1872 - ____)*
  John Brantley (1876 - ____)*
  Levi L. Brantley (1876 - 1903)*
  William Newton Brantley (1877 - 1953)*
  James Lemuel Ernest Brantley (1881 - 1929)
  Quill F. Brantley (1883 - 1906)*
  Nellie Leona Brantley Boston (1888 - 1917)*
  Charles Brantley (1891 - 1903)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Plot: End of tiered section near intersecting street.
 
Created by: Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
Record added: May 25, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7492642
Dr James Lemuel Ernest Lonnie Brantley, Sr
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Dr James Lemuel Ernest Lonnie Brantley, Sr
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Dr James Lemuel Ernest Lonnie Brantley, Sr
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Remembering Dr. Brantley during this Christmas Season and always.
- Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
 Added: Dec. 26, 2013
Dear Great Grandfather, I've chosen St. John's Wort flower to represent you. St. John's Wort is a flower of healing as you were a healer also. I heard stories from my mother that spoke about you riding up & down Peachtree Avenue in your buggy to visit and...(Read more)
- Linda Loughlin
 Added: Jun. 22, 2011
At long last, we get to see you and your family in old photos that were passed down - what a lucky gal am I to receive them. We know you are all looking down and smiling - we are also smiling as we cousins are finding each other. Know that you are alway...(Read more)
- Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
 Added: Jun. 20, 2011
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