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BRASFIELD George Albright[1]
Male 1910 - 1990

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  • Birth  22 Nov 1910  Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Birth  1911  [4
    Occupation  1930 
    Apartment house manager 
    Residence  1930  Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  1951  Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death  22 Jul 1990  Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    SSN issued  California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Name  George A Brasfield  [2
    Name  George A Brasfield  [4
    Name  George A. Brasfield  [3
    Name  George Arthur Brasfield 
    Social Security Number  548-03-6519  [3
    Died  22 Jul 1990  Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I11341  Brasfield-Brassfield Genealogies
    Last Modified  17 Feb 2015 
     
    Father  BRASFIELD Hiram Smith,   b. 29 Jul 1869, Harrisburg, Linn, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1945, Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  ALBRIGHT Ina,   b. 01 Mar 1872, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1964, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F4667  Group Sheet
     
    Family  NEILSON Fern T.,   b. 20 Feb 1913,   d. 20 Dec 2004, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Berkeley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID  F3625  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • October 28, 1934

      The New York Times, which lacked both cartoons and comics, nevertheless found a reason to chuckle over the California race. Upton Sinclair, the Times declared, had accomplished an authentic miracle in transforming Frank Finley Merriam into a New Dealer. "When a standpat Republican politician abandons a lifetime of party regularity at 70 to come out in hearty praise of a Democratic President," the paper noted, "it is time for connoisseurs of the unusual to stand by and take notes." Surely a GOP-White House deal to scuttle Sinclair was in the works.

      Another notable aspect of the Merriam campaign, the New York Times observed in a second article, was the effective way it pitted jobholders against the jobless. That's what the paranoid warning about an invasion of indigents -- transmitted via billboard, radio, and movie screen -- was all about. In fact, the entire Merriam message was aimed at "the great white-collar class of the State. It is a unique sort of campaign," the Times commented, "as it probably marks the first attempt at a large scale and effective organization of this class in the history of American politics."

      The Times hinted, however, that the election of Sinclair was not out of the question. The EPIC movement remained formidable, and public outrage over the GOP vote-purge drive had aroused "resentment and suspicion." The Times, which trumpeted news of the bums' rush earlier, now labeled as propaganda the GOP's charge that the unemployed were flocking to California.

      Among Republicans in California, certainty was giving way to worry, even trepidation. The smear campaign had peaked too early, some feared; intimidation tactics backfired, others believed.

      Upton Sinclair remained hopeful of a miracle finish. Returning this week to Southern California, EPIC's hotbed, had lifted his spirits. And every time he thought about quitting, someone came along to put him back on track.

      This morning he received a telegram from a man named George Brasfield, who had lost his job Thursday at a biscuit company in San Francisco for objecting to the distribution of "nefarious, intimidating" anti-Sinclair literature at his office. But Brasfield seemed more concerned about Sinclair than himself. "Stay in and fight," he wired the candidate. "You are the next governor of California... "
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S165] California Death Index, 1940-1997, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000;), Database online. Place: Alameda; Date: 22 Jul 1990; Social Security: 548036517..
      Record for George Albright Brasfield

    2. [S173] California Birth Index, 1905-1995, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Birthdate: 22 Nov 1910; Birth County: Alameda..
      Record for George A Brasfield

    3. [S161] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Database online. Number: 548-03-6519; Issue State: California; Issue Date: Before 1951..
      Record for George A. Brasfield

    4. [S148] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Database online. Year: 1930; Census Place: Berkeley, Alameda, California; Roll: 111; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 309; Image: 704.0..
      Record for Hiram Brasfield