A warm thanks to al those that have provided valuable material on the life of Berton Braley, especially to King Wiemann, who preceded me in this quest and who was also able to give me unique references and materials to work with.
I alsoo received 0and am still receiving) the most warm and valuable help from Ian Braley's son Bruce Braley as well as Ian Braley's first wife Pat Taylor.
Of course the presentation and verification of all these biographical materials is entirely my own responsibility.
Primary and secondary biographical sources:
1) It can be done; poems of inspiration; collected by Joseph Morris and St. Clair Adams; publisher George Sully & Company, New York; 18th edition; year published 1925; page 235
2) Pegasus pulls a hack-memoirs of a modern minstrel; an autobiography by Berton Braley; publisher Minton, Balch and Company; year 1934
3) Virtues in verse: The best of Berton Braley; selected and arranged by Linda Tania Abrams; publisher The Atlantean Press; year 1993
5) Correspondence (1927-1933) with Seward Collins from: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
6) Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives
7) The State Historical Society of Wisconsin
8) The Washington Post; January 27, 1966 - obituary
9) Time Magazine; February 4, 1966 - obituary
10) Publisher's Weekly; February 21, 1966 - obituary
11) New York Times; Berton Braley, Poet Dies at 83, January 27, 1966 - obituary
12) Pinellas County Genealogical Society
13) Mr. King Wiemann, who greatly assisted the author of the Braley book 'Virtues In verse' with her research
14) American Authors and Books - 1640 to the present day; by W.J. Burke and Will D. Howe, third revised edition
15) Office of Vital Statistics of Florida
16) My Maiden Effort: Being The Personal Confessions Of Well-known American Authors As To Their Literary Beginnings
; 1921, published by Doubleday, Page & Company for The Authors' League Of America, 1st edition; pages 30-31
18) Taped interview with Patricia Taylor in 2002, Ian Braley's first wife
19) Hygeia magazine
; page 244, article "Who's Who In Hygeia" - small column with some unique details on Braley