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 William Benjamin “Bill” Brandt

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William Benjamin “Bill” Brandt

  • Birth 22 Apr 1886 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 6 Jun 1971 Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona, USA
  • Plot Section: Elks, Block: 73, Lot: 9
  • Memorial ID 78033203

Bill and his brother Lew were orphaned at an early age. Siblings passed at an early age:
Rebecca Reynolds Brandt 1883-1886
Minnie Hamsher Brandt 1884-1886
John Raymond Brandt 1887-1888
and Joseph Arthur Brandt 1889-1890.

The family lived in Big Springs, Cumberland Co, PA. before Bill resided in Philadelphia Ward 29, Philadelphia, PA. Census shows Bill as a student in 1900 at age of 14 years of age.

Bill registered for WWI, 1918, PA Serial #1830 Order #1275.

He became a bookkeeper/accountant. Bill moved to NM where he lived near Albuquerque Bernalillo NM to work for the AT&SF Railway section department. Bill and Lew spent a lot of time with the Burroughs family section crew housing. This is where he met Veda Ann Burroughs. There was a big age difference. He would bounce Veda on his knee and say that he would wait for her to grow up so he could marry her! He did! They did!

Bill and Veda moved to Winslow, Navajo Co, AZ where he continued to work for AT&SF Railway. Bill enjoyed playing Pinochle and poker at the Elks Lodge. He had a great sense of humor, medium height, brown eyes, light brown hair and slender man who seemed to always have a cigar in his hand while he would sit for hours on their front porch swing.

Obit-Winslow Mail:
William B. Brandt
Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8 at the Scott Chapel for William B. Brandt, 85, who died early Sunday morning in the Winslow Memorial Hospital. Requiem Mass was held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 1971 in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church with burial in the Desert View Cemetery.
Mr. Brandt was born in Pennsylvania and came to Winslow in 1922 where he was employed as a timekeeper and statement clerk for the Santa Fe Railroad until his retirement in 1968.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge #536 of Winslow for 48 years.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Veda Brandt of Winslow.

John P. Scott Funeral Director
Scott McMillan Mortuary presided.

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  • Maintained by: Elyse Hardin
  • Originally Created by: David Woody
  • Added: 10 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78033203
  • Elyse Hardin
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Benjamin “Bill” Brandt (22 Apr 1886–6 Jun 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78033203, citing Desert View Cemetery, Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Elyse Hardin (contributor 47094398) .