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0scar Elllis Bransky  

0scar Elllis Bransky BORN: 29 Jan 1886 Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland Died: Oct 1958 Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida buried Ridgelawn Cemetery Gary, Lake County, Indiana son of Jacob Bransky and Esther Rebecca Eisenberg

married 21 Sep 1918 - Oak Park, Cook, Illinois Thelma Celeste Elmore Birth: 7 Sep 1894 Yosemite Casey, Kentucky Death: 31 Aug 1983 - Palm Beach, Florida buried Ridgelawn Cemetery Gary, Lake County, Indiana married 2nd 12 Jun 1971 Palm Beach, Florida James Transue Young daughter of George Elmore and Amanda F Bastin


    Seth Elmore Bransky Birth Date: 18 Jun 1922 Death Date: 30 Dec 1955 France buried Ridgelawn Cemetery Gary, Lake County, Indiana
    Claire Frances Bransky Birth: 18 Oct 1925 - Chicago Cook, Illinois Death: 8 Mar 2004 married 17 Dec 1942 - Cook, Illinois Richard Harlow Spencer Birth: 19 Apr 1921 Utah Death: 13 Jun 1991 - San Diego, California Marriage: 17 Dec 1942 - Cook, Illinois burial Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery San Diego, California Parents: Frank Daniel Spencer and Edna H Harlow

    Ruth Ellis Bransky Birth: abt 1917 - Illinois married died August 2, 2011 Tallahassee Flordia married 1938 Willard F. Findling Birth: 1 Dec 1915 Hammond, Indiana death 21 Nov 1998 son of Martin J Findling ANd Hazel Larue

The Johns Hopkins University Circular 1908 By Johns Hopkins University pg. 10
    The Tocqueville Medal the gift of the Baron Pierre de Coubertin, of Paris commemorating the name of the illustrious Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville was awarded to Oscar Ellis Bransky AB 1907 for his essay on "Alphonse de Lamartine" It is offered by the University that student who shall write the best essay on some subject illustrating any phase of French History political or social from 1815 to 1890 or a review of some important historical work published in France since 1890

1942 - Oct 19 - At a brithday part on Saturday
    night in the Drake Hotel Dr. and Mrs. Oscar E. Branskey of East End Avenue announced the engagement of their daughter Claire Frances to Richard Harlow Spencer of Cleveland, O. Mr. SPencer's aunt Mis Ethel K. Harlow, and his sister Mrs. John T. AuWerter were here from Cleveland for the party.

    Miss Bransky attended Mis Porter's school in Farmington, Conn. and was graduated in June fron Dana Hall at Wellesley, Mass. She is not attending Northwestern University.

    Mr. Spencer was graduated from Culver Military Aceademy, where he was captain of the military bad. After completing his junior year at Yale University he enlisted as an army aviation cadet and is awaiting his call to enter a training school - Chicago Tribune

0scar. E. Bransky, Former Resident, Dies in Flordia

Widely Known in Petrileum Field

Dr. Ocsar E. Bransky, 72, former chief of the petroleum branch of the Economic Coopoeration Administration (Marshall Plan) and retired assistant general manager of manusfacturing of Standard Oil Company (Indiana), died Wednesday, Oct 1, at Palm Beach, Fla.

He formerly lived in Chicago and in Hammond, Whiting and Culver.

The Branskys were lake Maxinkuckee summer residents of Lake Maxinkuckee summer sididents on the East SHore for some years

Private services were held Saturday in Ridge Lawn Cemetery at Gary.

Surviving are his widow Thelma of Palm Beach; two daughters Mrs. Willard F. Findling of Crete, Ill and Mrs. R. H. SPencer of Woodbridge, COn..; and six grandchildren. A son Seth died in France in 1955.

Noted Research Chmeist

Dr. Bransky retired from Standard in 1948 after more than 38 years company serivce. He joined Standard in 1910 as a research chemist at Whiting, after receiving his Ph.D. degree from John Hopkins University. After working four years in the chemical laboratory, he assumed duties as assistant superintendent of the paraffin department, and later served as superintendent of the that department.

In 1931 he was he was promoted to manager of the Whiting refinery and in 1934 was transferred to the general office at Chicago as assistant general manager of the manufacturing department.

After retiring from Standard, Dr. Bransky became a consultant for the Economic Cooperation Amdininstration, and in 1950 was appointed by ECA as cheif of the petroleum branch of the Marshall Pal.

He served for about four years in Wahington D.C. and Europe. - Oct 8 1958 Citizen

RUTH ELLIS FINDLING, 95, died at home in Tallahassee on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, after a short illness.

She was born in Chicago to Oscar E. and Thelma C. Bransky but had been a Florida resident for more than 50 years. She moved to Tallahassee in 1999.

In 1938, she married Willard F. Findling, an engineer and painting contractor, who died in 1998.

She and Willard had three children: John E. Findling (Carol) of Louisville, KY, a professor emeritus of history at Indiana University Southeast; and a partner in Collectors' Stamps, Ltd., of Louisville; Janet L. Findling,, of Tallahassee, a lawyer, family mediator, and legal advocate for persons who are poor, disabled, or elderly, and Fred Findling of Tempe, AZ, formerly an engineer for a CBS affiliate in Lafayette, LA, and now for Echo Star, the parent company of DISH Network. She had one grandchild, Jamey, John's son, a philosophy professor at Newman College in Wichita, KS, and two great-grandchildren.

Ruth earned a B.A. in Speech Pathology from the University of Michigan in 1937, and a Master's degree in Special Education from Florida Atlantic University in 1969. Over the years, she worked as a substitute teacher, an intake coordinator for both a non-profit counseling agency and for the HRS Epilepsy Services Program, and as an office manager for Fleischer's Inc., in West Palm Beach, a painting business co-owned by her husband.

An active volunteer all of her life, Ruth was a member of the League of Women Voters for 52 years, serving at various times as president, co-president, education chair, treasurer, and board member for over 35 years of the West Palm Beach LWV. She served four years on the state board of the League, two as membership chair and two as treasurer. She volunteered with the PTA organization for more than 20 years. She was also active with the March of Dimes, the Friends of the Library, the American Civil Liberties Union, AARP, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, FSU music events and the Tallahassee Little Theater. She worked with migrant workers' organizations and with the public defender's office, helping migrants and new parolees find jobs, apartments, and a useful place in the local community. She enjoyed participating for many years in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University. She also had an abiding love for animals, especially dogs, which she enjoyed as "adopted children" all her life. Later in life, Ruth and Willard traveled extensively, visiting Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Poland, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Australia, as well as much of the United States and Canada. She lived a long, full, and productive life, full of love for her family and a strong belief in social justice and service to her community.

The family is planning a private service, but donations may be made to the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee (P.O. Box 10216, Tallahassee 32301-2216) or friends may donate time to a worthwhile cause in Ruth's honor.

Arrangements are under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood in Tallahassee, Florida.

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