Obituary for Charles W. Branson

From the October 15, 1914 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 6:

Obituary, Charles W. Branson

Charles William Branson was born in Waverly, Pike County, Ohio, Jan. 19, 1840, where he resided until the outbreak of the Civil War, when at the first call for volunteers, he enlisted in Co. H. Second West Virginia Cavalry, in which he served until the close of the war.

Soon after returning home, he was united in marriage to Miss Harriett M. Egan of Jasper, Ohio.  To this union was born two sons and one daughter, Wm. F. of Quitman, with whom he has made his home for many years, Charles E. of St. Joseph and Nellie G. of Jackson, Ohio, all of whom were present at his bedside when he expired except his daughter.

The deceased was one of seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Branson, Mrs. Mary Ware of Quitman being the only one to survive him.

Mr. Branson united with the M. E. Church many years ago in Ohio.  Uncle Charlie, as he was usually called, was loved and respected by all who knew him.

He died at the home of his son, William F. Branson, in Quitman Oct. 11, 1914, aged 74 years, 8 months and 28 days.  One sister, three children, three grandsons and many friends and relatives mourn the loss of a good father, brother and friend.

He was a member of the G. A. R. at Quitman.

The funeral services were held in the Christian Church, Oct. 12, conducted by Elder J. N. Cole of Mound City.  Burial in the Quitman Cemetery.

Card Thanks.

We desire to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Hindman and the many friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and burial of our father — William F., Nellie G., and Charles Branson.