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William Henry Branson

Missionary

William Henry Branson was a Seventh-day Adventist minister and administrator.

Background

Branson, William Henry was born on August 16, 1887 in near Fairfield, Illinois, United States. Son of Franklin Parker and Mary Ann (Dickey) Branson.

Education

Student Battle Creek (Michigan) Academy, 1901-1903. Emanuel Missionary College, Berrian Springs, Michigan, 1903-1904. Correspondent courses.

Career

; children—Ernest Lloyd, Lois Esther (Mistress R. W. Numbers). Married second, Elizabeth Hinton Robbins, March 19, 1936. 1 stepson, Jackson H., M.D. Ordained to ministry Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1910, served as evangelist in Florida, 1908-1910.

Pastor, Greenville, South Carolina., 1910-1911. President South Carolina. Seventh Day Adventist Conference, 1911-1913, Cumberland Conference, Chattanooga, 1913-1915, Southern Union Conference, Atlanta, 1915-1920.

Organized African division Seventh Day Adventist Conference, Capetown, 1920, served as president, 1920-1930. Vice president Seventh Day Adventist General Conference, Washington, 1930-1946 (charge denominational work N. American), president since 1950. President China division, 1946-1950.

Author: The Way to Christ, 1927. In Defence of Faith, 1931. Pioneering in the Lion Country, 1925.

God’s Two Sanctuaries, 1933. The Holy Spirit, 1931. How Men are Saved, 1935.

Missionary Adventures in Africa, 1928, The Drama of the Ages, 1950. Home: 11729 Westwood Doctor, Arlington, Cal.

Achievements

  • Among his notable achievements was organizing the 1952 Bible Conference.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Way to Christ, 1927. In Defence of Faith, 1931. Pioneering in the Lion Country, 1925.God’s Two Sanctuaries, 1933. The Holy Spirit, 1931. How Men are Saved, 1935.Missionary Adventures in Africa, 1928, The Drama of the Ages, 1950.

Connections

Married Minnie Gertrude Shreve, 1904 (deceased.; married second, Elizabeth Hinton Robbins, March 19, 1936. Children: Ernest Lloyd, Lois Esther (Mistress R. W. Numbers).

father:
Franklin Parker Branson

mother:
Mary Ann (Dickey) Branson

spouse:
Elizabeth Hinton Robbins

spouse:
Minnie Gertrude Shreve

child:
Ernest Lloyd Branson

child:
Lois Esther Branson (Mistress R. W. Numbers)