Bracken County, Kentucky – Obituaries
Mrs. Richard Bratton
December 6, 1936
Mrs. Martha Adaline Bratton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zack Stevenson, and sister of Dr. J. M. Stevenson of this place, died at her home at Bratton, Sunday morning at 7 o’clock, after a long illness. She was born in the neighborhood where she lived all her life, August 14, 1884, and passed away there December 6, 1936.
She was united in marriage to R. C. Bratton, and to them were born three children: one died in infancy, and two, Mrs. Hazel Culp and Jennings Bratton, both at home, survive. Besides her husband, son and daughter, the deceased leaves two grandchildren, Betty and Barbara Culp, her parents and two brothers, Dr. Stevenson and N. H. Stevenson of Bratton. Another brother, John, preceded her to the grave at the age of one year. Mrs. Bratton was a member of the Methodist church since girlhood, and was loved and esteemed as a good Christian woman, a loving wife and mother, and a kind friend. The funeral was held at Foster’s Chapel, Tuesday at 2 o’clock p.m., followed by burial in the church cemetery.
Follows Wife to Grave in Week
December 13, 1936
R. C. Bratton was taken to Hayswood Hospital, Maysville, the same day his wife, who died last week, was buried, and just one week after her funeral was held, last rites were conducted for him.
Almost a week to the hour after the death of his wife, R. C. Bratton, substantial Robertson County farmer living near Mt. Olivet, died Sunday morning at 5:25 o’clock at Hayswood Hospital after a brief illness of pneumonia and complications. He would have been 61 years old next February 2nd.
Mr. Bratton was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, late Tuesday, following funeral services for his wife, Mrs. Martha Adaline Stevenson Bratton, whose death followed a long illness of more than a year.
A native of Robertson County, Mr. Bratton was among its best known citizens and most influential farmers. He was a member of Foster Chapel Church. He and Mrs. Bratton were married December 23, 1905, and had three children one of whom, Claude D., died in infancy.
Surviving are one son, Jennings Bratton, a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Culp, and two grandchildren, Bettie Bratton and Barbara Ann Culp, all of Robertson County. Also, one sister, Miss Jessie Bratton, and one aunt, Mrs. Dave Casey, both of Claysville.
Final services took place Tuesday afternoon at Foster Chapel, with the pastor, Rev. I. C. Wright and Rev. A. D. Houglin, officiating. Burial was made beside his wife in the church cemetery.