Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Ross & Brackman Families Of Scranton Kan.

A while back I looked into the Isaacs family of Scranton Kan., for Joanne Tudor, of England. She wrote me the other day and asked if I could look into another family member who moved to Scranton Kan., and she said;

“Just to let you know I have told 2 other Isaacs descendents that I know of in the UK about your site. They are as delighted as I am with all the information. I am sure your website will be visited more than a few times in the next week or two....?!
I am currently looking into whether there are any Isaacs of even Ross's (the only sister to emigrate, Mary Ann was married to William Ross in UK, 1870, before going to Scranton.“

Well I took a look and found that indeed she came to Scranton. I found a lot of information on the family, so I decided to put up this page in the hope it will help other Ross & Brackman families looking into this line.

Topeka State Journal.
Monday August 17, 1931, p.6.

William Ross, 83, died at his home in Scranton, Kan., He had lived there for the last fifty years. He is survived by a son, Thomas Ross, Scranton, and a grand-daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Brackman, Scranton. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Nethodist Episcopal church of Scranton.

Topeka Capital Journal.
Wednesday October 12, 1966, p. 25.

Scranton-Services will be at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Methodist Church here for Mrs. Elizabeth ( Bade ) Brackman, 70, Scranton, who died Monday in a Topeka hospital where she had been a patient since Oct. 3., She had a heart ailment and had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage several years ago.

She was born April 21, 1896, at Scranton and spent most of her life in the Scranton community in Osage County. She was postmistress at Scranton 18 years until 1957.
She was a member of the Scranton Methodist Church and the Kansas Authors Club. She wrote poems and had received several honors for her work.
Surviots include a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Bleidissel, at home; two grandsons and two great-grandsons. Burial will be in Scranton Cemetery. Carey Funeral Home at Burlingame is in charge of arrangements.

Short notes from census.

1900, Thomas & Grace, and four year old daughter Mary E. Ross.

1910, Thomas, Grace and Mary E., were living in Burlingame.
Note. Burlingame, Kan., is about 14 miles S. W. of Scranton Kan.

1920, William, Mary and Abraham Isaacs, William’s brother-in-law.

1920, James L., Mary Elizabeth and Lois M. Brackman, age 2.

1925. James L., & Mary Elizabeth and two children Elizabeth Maxine age 7., and J. D., age not shown.

1930. William & Thomas both widowers, came to the U. S. from England in 1881.
They lived near Elizabeth and her husband James and their two children Lois Maxine 12., and James 9.

The families lived closed to each other in Scranton; in 1930 particularly, Thomas and his father were only 3 or 4 houses away from Thomas daughter Elizabeth and her family.

Scranton Cemetery.
Ross Family.

Ross, Grace V, b. 1875, d. 1921
Ross, Mary Ann, b. 1851, d. 1927
Ross, Tom, b. 1872, d. 1934
Ross, William, b. 1848, d. 1931

Scranton Cemetery.
Brackman family.

Brackman, Elizabethm, b. 1896, d. 1966
Brackman, James Donald, b. 1920, d. 1931
Brackman, James L, b. 1889, d. 1948

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