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RUSSELL EDWARD BRATTON

DAD'S HAT


He almost always wore that hat
It was so much a part of him
that he didn't feel completely
dressed without it...
We could spot that hat coming
from a long way off
and with shouts of joy...
we'd run to meet Dad
and walk back with him.
Under that Hat was an
understanding Man
with a kind and Loving Heart...
And when his hat was hanging on the rack
it was an unspoken way...
of saying to us that all was well
for Dad was home.

~ SONGS BY RUSS BRATTON ~

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is Russ singing
"Mommy Please Stay
Home With Me"

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RUSS BRATTON
YODELLING

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Russell Bratton
1915~1996

~ Russell Edward Bratton ~ 1915-1996 ~

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Russell Edward Bratton born 23 Dec 1913 Cincinnati,Hamilton Co. Ohio died 16 July 1996 Lasvegas, Clark Co. Nevada, buried Normal Hill Cemetery,Lewiston, Nezperce Co. Idaho

FATHER: Ocel Ester Mccord/Bratton bn ~ May 15,1890 Ky MOTHER: Belle Elizabeth Williams bn ~ Feb 4, 1892 Tx

SPOUSE: Mary Ella Stewart bn ~ May 18,1920 Pocatello, Bannock Co. Idaho ~ married~ marr. Aug 16, 1954 ~ Reno, Washoe Co. Nev ~dd~ Jan 4,1995 ~ LasVegas, Nev

CHILDREN:

1. Debra Kay Bratton bn ~ Feb 28, 1953 GreatFalls, Cascade Co. Mont

2. Sandra Lee Bratton bn ~ March 16, 1955 Clarkston, Asotin Co. Washington



~ Ocel & Bell Bratton ~Father and Mother of Russell Bratton
Ocel Mccord/Bratton
1890-1942
Bell E. Williams/Bratton
1892-1961

Ocel Ester Mccord Bratton bn May 15, 1890 ~ Ellisville, Nicholas Co. Kentucky died ~ Nov 15, 1942 Salida, Chaffee Co. Colorado ~ buried at Alhambra Cemetery~ Martinez, Calif.

FATHER: John Henry Mccord bn ~ July 17, 1854 Fleming Co. Kentucky ~ death date & place Unknown

MOTHER: Mary Nannie Bratton bn ~ Dec 27, 1868 Mason Co. Kentucky died ~ May 25, 1890 Elizaville, Fleming Co. Kentucky buried ~ Elizaville Cemetery (Lot 54) Elizaville, Fleming Co. Kentucky ~ married: June 27, 1889 Fleming Co. Kentucky

SPOUSE: #1. Anna Cheeseman ~ marr: Sept 9, 1912 Indianapolis, Marion Co. Indiana

SPOUSE: #2. **Belle Elizabeth Williams ~ bn ~ Feb 4 1892 Kaufman, Kaufman Co. Tx ~ marr: Dec 3, 1913 Indianapolis, Marion Co. Indiana ~ died ~ Nov 1, 1961 Lewiston, Nezperce Co. Idaho ~ buried Normal Hill Cemetery Lewiston, Nezperce Co. Idaho ~~ (note: Belle married George A. Howard after the death of Ocel)

CHILDREN of Ocel and Bell

1. James Kenneth Bratton ~ bn ~ Oct 30, 1914 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. Ohio ~ died ~ Sept 1976 Kennewick Benton Co. Washington ~ buried ~ Normal Hill Cemetery, Lewiston, Nezperce Co. Idaho ~ marr: #1. Edna unknown/Bratton ~ #2. Dorothy Unknown/Bratton ~ bn between 1914~1920 in Belfast or Dublin Ireland

James Kenneth & wife Dorothy Bratton

2. Russell Edward Bratton ~ bn Dec 23, 1915 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. Ohio ~ died ~ July 16, 1996 LasVegas, Clark Co. Nev ~ buried ~ Normal Hill Cemetery, Lewiston, Nezperce Co. Idaho


RUSS and ELLA BRATTON
~married~
AUG 16 1954
RENO NEVADA

3. Merele Elizabeth Bratton/Flockhart ~ bn Feb 11, 1917 Indianapolis, Marion Co. Indiana ~ died ~ Nov 29, 1959 Lewiston, Nezperce Co. Idaho ~ buried ~ Normal Hill Cemetery ~ marr: Ralph Alexander Flockhart Oct 20, 1933 Billings, Yellowstone Co. Mont.

Merele Bratton
and husband
Ralph Flockhart
married Oct 20 1933
Billings Mont


Note Sources for OCEL E. Mccord/Bratton

Ocel was born with the *Mccord surname, but was raised with the *Bratton surname. There have been no records found as of yet showing a Legal Adoption.

Ocels mother Mary Nannie Bratton died possibly due to complications of child birth. She died 10 days after Ocels birth. Ocel lived with his Grandfather Luther E. Bratton for awhile. He was raised by Mary N. Bratton's brother John F. Bratton and his wife Sarah (Sallie) Paul. click to see Ocel/Owen Ester Bratton's Tombstone Photo~1889-1942 Gravesite is mark with an "X"


~ Mary Nannie Bratton ~

Mary Nannie Bratton ~ mother of Ocel E. Mccord/Bratton

Mary Nannie Bratton bn ~ Dec 27, 1868 Mason Co. Ky ~ died ~ May 15, 1890 Elizaville, Fleming Co. Ky ~ buried ~ Elizaville Cemetery (LOT 54) Elizaville, Fleming Co. Ky

FATHER: Luther E. Bratton bn ~ bn 1839 Mason or Fleming Co. Ky ~ died ~ Jan 21, 1911 Fleming Co. Ky

MOTHER: Elizabeth Cracraft bn ~ unknown ~ died ~ between 1874~1878 ~ marr: 1860

CHILDREN:

1. Ora or Nora Ellen Bratton/Mccord bn ~ Nov 11, 1861 marr: James Mason Mccord bn ~ Aug 1866

2. John F. Bratton bn ~ Sept 16, 1866 Sabino, Clinton Co. Ohio ~ died ~ Aug 20, 1944 buried ~ Shannon Cemetery, Shannon, Mason Co. Ky ~ marr: Sarah (Sallie) Paul ~ date ~ Unknown

3. Mary Nannie Bratton/Mccord

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FATHER of Luther E. Bratton: *Milton Bratton bn ~ Abt. 1812 Ky

FATHER of Milton Bratton: *James Bratton bn ~ between ~ 1775-1785 ~ place: Unknown

~ JOHN HENRY MCCORD ~
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~ ELLA STEWART/BRATTON PAGE ~
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~ Bell Wiliams Family Tree ~
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