Helen Lee Bouldin

b. 9 February 1897, d. 7 December 1969
  • Helen Lee Bouldin was born on 9 February 1897 in Louisiana.
  • James Edward Bouldin II and Catharine (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Dallas, Texas, at 115 Browden Strtte. Other members of the household included Helen Lee Bouldin.
  • James Edward Bouldin II and Jennie Ann Scott appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Dallas, Texas, at 715 Fitzhugh. Other members of the household included Helen Lee Bouldin, David Wooldridge Bouldin and Virginia Lee Bouldin.
  • She married Wallace Sims Bransford on 9 October 1922 in Lonoke County, Arkansas. At the time of their marriage Helen's residence was Austin, Texas..
  • The following appeared on 21 September 1945 in the Tucson Daily Citizen: Word has been received here of the death of James E. Bouldin, 69, at his home in Dallas, Tex., Wednesday. He lived in Tucson from 1912 to 1920 and visited here frequently since then. Funeral services will be held in Austin, Tex.
         Mr. Bouldin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Bouldin, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Rutherford, Hollywood, and Mrs. W. S. Bransford, Tucson; and a granddaughter, Mrs. Alfred Figueira, of Tucson. Mrs. Bransford is now in Dallas.
          Mr. Bouldin is the former owner of the north half of Baca Float ranch No. 3, and several years ago he deeded the land on which Tumacacori mission is located to the government to be used as a part of the national monument.
  • Helen Lee Bouldin became a widow at the 9 July 1948 death of her husband Wallace Sims Bransford.
  • The following appeared on 10 July 1948 in the Tucson Daily Citizen: Rites for Wallace Sims Bransford, 53, former Pima county treasurer and auditor for the Arizona industrial commissio who died Friday afternoon, are ste for 4 p. m. Monday at the First Baptist church. . .
          Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Bouldin Bransford, East Third street; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Martin, of Phoenix; and two grandchildren.
  • The following appeared on 9 July 1948 in the Tucson Daily Citizen: Wallace Bransford, former county treasurer and one-time exalted ruler of the Eliks lodge here, died suddenly of heart disease about 1:30 p.m. at the industrial commission office, 57 East Jackson street.
         Jack Stille said that Bransford, employed as an auditor by the commission for the past two years, came back from lunch and complained he was not feeling well.
         A physician arrived at the office and administered oxygen, but Mr. Bransford was unable to respond to treatment.
         Mr. Bransford was county tresurer just before the term of County Treasurer A. B. Cole, immediately following the term in the office of now Acting Gov. Dan Garvey.
         After serving as chief deputy, Mr. Bransford was elected treasurer for two terms and served from 1939 to 1943.
         "The death of Mr. Bransford is a loss to the industrial commission," Stille asserted. "He was valuable to our office as an auditor."
         Mr. Bransford resided at the corner of North Warren avenue and East Third streed.
         Born in Lonoke, Ark., Dec. 6, 1894, Mr. Bransford has lived in Tuscon since 1918. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Bransford, a married daughter who lives in Phoenix, and two grandchildren.
  • Helen Lee Bouldin died on 7 December 1969 at age 72 in Garden Grove, Orange County, California.
  • She was interred at Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.
  • The following appeared on 9 December 1969 in the Tucson Daily Citizen: Helen L. Bransford, 72, formerly of 1704 E. 3rd St., passed away in Garden Grove, Calif. December 7th. Survived [sic] by husband Wallace S. Bransford; daughter, Mary M. Martin, of Garden Grove, Calif. Funeral services Wednesday, 2 p.m., Reilly's Chapel with the Rev. R.C. Allen, of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Brewster Home for Girls.
  • Last Edited: 22 May 2015

Family: Wallace Sims Bransford b. 6 December 1894, d. 9 July 1948