At the Corbin-Harrison-Sanders Reunion on 19 May 1940 at Grapevine Springs Park, Tarrant County, Texas. When he was almost age 10, Bob fell into the creek that had a dam built across it where it ran through the park. He could not swim, but was pulled to safety by his second cousins, James and Dick Adkins. After that misfortune, he developed a bad fear of having his face and head submerged in the water and as a result never learned to swim.
Bob attended Carroll M Peak Elementary, Ernest Parker Junior High, and Robert Lee Paschal High schools in Fort Worth. He delivered both the morning and evening Fort Worth Star Telegram newspaper until the summer of 1946. During the last two years of his high school education, he was enrolled in the Distributive Education program working in the afternoons and on Saturday for the Monnig Dry Goods Company ("The Friendly Store"). This department store was located on the block bounded by Houston St, Fifth St, Throckmorton St, and Fourth St in downtown Fort Worth. He was named as an outstanding student at R L Paschal in Distributive Education by the Fort Worth Sales Executive Club for the 1947-48 school year. Bob graduated cum laude from R L Paschal in May, 1948 and then attended Rice University in Houston, Texas.
After leaving college in 1950, Bob was employed by Texas Electric Service Company in Fort Worth (now a part of TU Electric). He worked at the North Main Plant before enlisting in the U S Air Force in late 1950 just before being drafted during the Korean conflict. He was discharged in April, 1951 and went back to work for TESCO in the Fort Worth distribution department. He was transferred to the Arlington District in 1955 and transferred again in 1958 to the GO Engineering department. There he worked with Gilbert Paul Rhoten in the design and development of computer applications for solving Electric Distribution Engineering problems.
After interviewing with several major companies including IBM and XEROX, Bob took the position of Programming Manager for the Dallas County Auditor in 1966. The family moved to Dallas in the summer of 1966. He left Dallas County in 1968 to form a partnership with John P Carter. This partnership designed and developed computer systems for city and county governments. Their systems included Instrument Indexing and Voter Registration for Tarrant County; Instrument Indexing, Auto License Registration, Property Tax Accounting, and Voter Registration for Gregg County; and Property Tax Accounting and Voter Registration for Smith County. The assets of the partnership were acquired by University Computing Company (UCC) in 1969.
TRES Computer Systems, Inc., a national consulting firm, sought Bob out in the fall of 1969 due to his electric utility background and experience. He agreed to become the Engineering Applications Manager. While there he served as Project Director for the simultaneous joint development of three major systems for Gulf States Utilities, and the development of a Plant Accounting (Fixed Assets) system for Philadelphia Electric Company. During his tenure at TRES he served as Marketing Vice President, Administrative Vice President, and as a company Director.
In late 1973, after being approached by some of his old clients from the partnership, Bob formed The Branham Company to serve city and county governments once more. This company was dissolved in early 1982 and Bob declared personal bankruptcy at the same time as the result of losing a civil lawsuit by TRES. A new corporation, IBC Systems Corporation, was formed in September, 1982, by the other members of Bob's family. He worked for this new corporation as an independent contractor until the corporation was dissolved in 2012.
At that time, Bob started The Branham Company again, This time he was the sole owner selling handmade crafts that he produced under the trade name "Dollhouses, Quilts and More...".
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On 17 Oct 2018 at 13:04 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:
We are cleaning up these project-management errors at this time. Thanks, Natalie, WikiTree Leader
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On 16 Jun 2017 at 16:32 GMT Connie (Daniels) Graves wrote:
On 4 May 2017 at 14:04 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:
I noticed you added some categories to Mattie Branham- thanks! I also saw that you removed any inline citation to find -a- grave and moved it to being just a source, leaving the later references to it voided. I am confused as to why you may have done this, but I put it back. An inline reference is preferred so I can see what information came from where. Thanks for adding to the tree :-)
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On 8 Jun 2016 at 02:52 GMT Maryann (Thompson) Hurt wrote:
Thanks for your message expressing interest in adding WikiTree categories. I've awarded you the Categorization Project Badge.
Please add your name to Project:Categorization/Members under the section that most describes your current interest with a link to examples of your work.
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On 19 May 2016 at 02:10 GMT Elizabeth (Hart) Hyatt wrote:
On 16 May 2016 at 17:38 GMT Michael Geary wrote:
I took a peak at your bio. This is a longshot, but would you happen to remember a man named John Covert (or "Blind John") who ran candy/snack stands various places in Fort Worth, including the Star Telegram.
On 11 May 2016 at 18:48 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:
On 5 Apr 2016 at 07:18 GMT Debra Perkins wrote:
I am just getting started here. I have limited time and use of a computer. Also getting used to the way this site is set up. Thank you for helping me along with additions / changes to some of my ancestors profiles. Much appreciation, Debra Perkins
On 21 Mar 2016 at 07:07 GMT Jamie (Sexton) Spence wrote:
On 13 Mar 2016 at 14:30 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:
We don't use the term 'British America' on WikiTree', please don't add it to profiles. See discussions on G2G. Thank you.
On 8 Mar 2016 at 23:23 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:
Hannah Gates that married Oliver Perkins was born in Preston, Connecticut, April 17, 1715. She was the daughter of Stephen Gates-207 and his wife Hannah Woodward. See this source for further info (page 691): Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 1 It looks like there is not a profile for her. Once it is created, the Perkins children on Hannah (Gates) Davis' profile will need to be switched to her and Oliver.
On 12 Feb 2016 at 17:24 GMT Sandi Wiggins wrote:
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On 29 Nov 2015 at 05:37 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:
On 23 Nov 2015 at 07:49 GMT Maryann (Thompson) Hurt wrote:
It's great to see you using categories but please don't place profiles in [[Category:Saint John The Baptist Church, Hillmorton, England]] or [[Category: Hillmorton, England]].
The correct categories are [[Category:Saint John The Baptist Church, Hillmorton, Warwickshire]] or [[Category: Hillmorton, Warwickshire]].
Please see Category: England Churches for how to correctly create categories for churches in England.
Please check the existing categories for places in England by going to Category: England then selecting the county.
On 5 Nov 2015 at 21:15 GMT Vic Watt wrote:
I have proposed on G2G that Elizabeth Perkins' (Lovell-588) LNAB be changed to Unknown: http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/192538/who-was-elizabeth-1629-1685-wife-of-jacob-perkins-of-ipswich
On 2 Nov 2015 at 18:20 GMT Vic Watt wrote:
You are now officially a member of the PGM Project.
Also, the Hillmorton Parish Registers are on Wikitree at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Hillmorton_Parish_Registers
On 27 Oct 2015 at 22:40 GMT Vic Watt wrote:
If you read the Bio for Elizabeth Perkins, Unknown-245667, you will see that the Eveleth origin is unproven. We did leave it as an "Other Name," just so people wouldn't add it. We use Robert Anderson has our main source, and he gives her no LNAB. Vic
On 27 Oct 2015 at 00:38 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:
Good job sorting out duplicate names in Perkins family, My Grandmother was a Perkins from Fayette County, Ky. Regards, Cheryl Stone Caudill~WikiTree Ranger
On 23 Oct 2015 at 10:07 GMT Leisa (Kelly) Buckmaster wrote:
On 22 Oct 2015 at 21:43 GMT Terry Welshans wrote:
The sender was on this profile page when they sent the message: http://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Parkyns-4 Please change Birth Name to Perkins. Done, Thanks for noticing.
On 24 Sep 2015 at 15:51 GMT Myrtle Mandane Ennis wrote:
On 8 Sep 2015 at 19:20 GMT Denis Givogue wrote:
On 27 Jun 2015 at 13:28 GMT Andreas (Basso) West wrote:
please read through this free space profile which has all the help and detailed information on how to setup regional location categories for Germany.
Should you find any info missing or something being misleading, not well explained then I'd be glad if you could give me personally feedback (either through a PM or by commenting on my answer).
On 11 Jun 2015 at 22:05 GMT Helmut Jungschaffer wrote:
That answer was to the question "How to correctly enter foreign locations(France, Germany, etc)?" which I assumed referred to the location field. For categorization purposes you need to create Category:Mahlberg (it does not yet exist), on the new category page then enter Category: Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg.
On 1 Jun 2015 at 17:23 GMT Philip Smith wrote:
Is the name right? Category: The Branham Company,D Dallas, Texas Seems like an extra D. Please verify the correct name. Thank you.
On 2 Apr 2015 at 22:17 GMT B (Neel) B wrote:
On 1 Apr 2015 at 22:32 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
I noticed your new Club 100 badge.
Keep up the nice work,
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You are now a member of the WikiTree Community. Please note we are trying to build one Collaborative Tree which means one profile per person. It is important to ensure no duplicates are entered as you add any Profiles to WikiTree. Everything on WikiTree is a collaborative work in progress so don’t forget to read and sign our Honor Code. This is what keeps WikiTree a friendly and helpful community. We have many friendly members, feel free to ask if you have any questions.
On 22 Jun 2014 at 00:21 GMT Robert Branham wrote:
Robert Jason (Bob) Branham
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