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James E Brainard

  • Birth 20 Mar 1855 Hebron, Porter County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 20 Nov 1927 Hebron, Porter County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Hebron, Porter County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 17367861

James was the son of Lorenzo Brainard and Susan Howe. James' second wife's (a widow) name was Mrs. Jennie L. Wise Brody. She was the daughter of Jonathan Wise and Margaret Clemmons. She had four children by her previous late husband. James also preceded her in death.

Source: Family information researched and written by Frances Kay Replogle Parsons (1993)--privately published.
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Info submitted by original memorial creator:

Porter County Death Index, 1884 - 1927
Brainard, James
11/20/1927 - 3/20/1865 age 62 -- Indiana Hebron (cemetery)
Jennie (wife)
Lorenzo Brainard (James' father) -- Ohio (POB)
Hebron Cemetery

possible unmarked grave

"Vidette Messenger"
Nov. 21, 1927 p. 4, Monday

"DEATH CLAIMS HEBRON MAN"

James Brainard, pioneer resident of Hebron, died at his home in that place Sunday morining at 9 o'clock, following an extended illness.

The decedent was born in Hebron on March 20, 1855, and was 72 years at the time of his death. For many years he followed the carpenter trade, until forced to retire because of ill health.

He was twice married, his first wife died eight years ago. For thirty years he was a resident of Chicago, returning to Hebron about ten years ago.

Surviving are a widow, and one brother, John Brainard, residing at Mishawaka.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon from the home, Rev. S. B. Nickerson, of Aurora, Ill., assisted by Rev. H. H. Williams, pastor of the Hebron Cristian church officiating. Burial will be in Hebron cemetery.
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"United States Census, 1900," James Brainard, ED 981 Precinct 28 Lake Township Chicago city Ward 31, Cook, Illinois, United States

name: James Brainard
titles & terms:
event: Census
event date: 1900
event place: ED 981 Precinct 28 Lake Township Chicago city Ward 31, Cook, Illinois, United States
birth date: Mar 1855
birthplace: Indiana
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Kentucky
mother's birthplace: Ohio
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Male
marital status: Married
years married: 15
estimated marriage year: 1885
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:
page: 4
sheet letter: A
family number: 51
reference number: 12
film number: 1240285
digital folder number: 004113744
image number: 00011

Household Gender Age Birthplace
head James Brainard M 45 Indiana
wife Laura Brainard F 36 Indiana
father Lorenzo Brainard M 78 Kentucky
boarder Paul Hoffman M 23 Germany
boarder Harry Smith M 20 Iowa

Source Citation
"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS7M-QNN : accessed 17 July 2012), James Brainard, ED 981 Precinct 28 Lake Township Chicago city Ward 31, Cook, Illinois, United States.
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"Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992," James E. Brainard, 1920

groom's name: James E. Brainard
groom's birth date: 20 Mar 1855
groom's birthplace: Hebron, Ind.
groom's age:
bride's name: Jennie Brody
bride's birth date: 18 Aug 1862
bride's birthplace: Valparaiso, Ind.
bride's age:
marriage date: 20 Jun 1920
marriage place: Elkhart County, Indiana
groom's father's name: Lorenzo Brainard
groom's mother's name: Susan Howe
bride's father's name: Jonathan Wise
bride's mother's name: Margaret Clemmons
groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Widowed
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Widowed
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M00479-3
system origin: Indiana-EASy
source film number: 1845564
reference number: p313

Source Citation
"Indiana, Marriages, 1780-1992," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XFQP-B2N : accessed 17 July 2012), James E. Brainard, 1920.
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"United States Census, 1910," James E Brainard, Chicago Ward 31, Cook, Illinois

name: James E Brainard
birthplace: Indiana
relationship to head of household: Self
residence: Chicago Ward 31, Cook, Illinois
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Male
immigration year:
father's birthplace: Connecticut
mother's birthplace: Connecticut
family number: 260
page number: 13

Household Gender Age Birthplace
self James E Brainard M 56y Indiana
wife Laura A Brainard F 57y Michigan

Source Citation
"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MK88-KSM : accessed 02 Aug 2012), James E Brainard, Chicago Ward 31, Cook, Illinois; citing sheet 13A, family 260, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374291.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kathy in NW Indiana
  • Added: 9 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17367861
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James E Brainard (20 Mar 1855–20 Nov 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17367861, citing Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .