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Robert Branham

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Robert J. Branham
Born 1930s.
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Biography

Robert Branham is a Project Member of the Texas Project.

Robert Jason "Bob" Branham was born on 05 Aug 1930 to Robert Grammer Branham and Ruth Ann Lotspeich at St Joseph Hospital, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

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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Hi,

I sent you a message a while ago on behalf of the Germany Project and have yet to hear back from you. I hope you are well.

If I don't hear from you in the next week or so I'll assume you no longer wish to be in the project and go ahead and remove you. You would, of course, be most welcome to rejoin at any time via the G2G sign-up post.

Best wishes,

Kylie :-)

posted by Kylie Haese
Hi,

The Germany/German Roots Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? We have many new teams so have a look on the Germany project page for the list of them. Is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (GERMANY) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all the work you have been doing. We look forward to hearing back from you and that you will decide to be part of the project as we move forward with the new teams for the project.

Please respond by email. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kylie ~ Germany Project Leader

posted by Kylie Haese
Robert, Also, you should remove the US History Template from your own profile, since US History is not a manager of your profile. This will also remove [Category:US History Project-Managed]] from your profile.

We are cleaning up these project-management errors at this time. Thanks, Natalie, WikiTree Leader

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Robert,

if you want you can now place this sticker on your profile page.

Robert Branham is a Project Member of the Texas Project.

Mary

posted by Mary Richardson
Thank you so much for completing the merge! Donna Glass
posted by Donna (Boyd) Glass
Hi

Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

posted by Guy Constantineau
Hello, just a word (late) to congratulate you on the contributions you made during the month of November. Whatever the quantity, they are all important.

Your work is appreciated.

Thanks

Guy Constantineau

posted by Guy Constantineau
HI Robert, the merge and clean up for Andrew Branham is complete. Thanks for proposing it. There was only one bad link:

Connie

Hi Robert,

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  :-)

Abby

posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Bob, thank for quickly approving the Peak merge. Alma looks good, but she needs some sources. I'll get on it! Thanks again.
posted by Jo Gill
Bob, The Dennie Pigg Cemetery category shows in red because there is no category to link to---I thrashed around a little but couldn't figure out how to create the category :-(
posted by Nick Andreola Jr
Hi Robert, Thanks for merging the Thomas Bordman profiles! I think the PGM category is only for the immigrant, and Bordman-1 was actually born in Massachusetts. It was his parents who were the immigrants. I'd like to remove the PGM category from his profile. Do you agree?
posted by Kay (Johnson) Wilson