|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1884|
|Death: ||May 12, 1971|
"Dick" was born at Dunn, Moultrie Co. Illinois, March 14, 1884, son of Nathan & Sophia Ella Sickafus Bragg. He married Emma Laura Isaacs June 16, 1934 in Moultrie Co. IL. They are the parents of five children: Dorothy, Clifford, Richard, Rosalee & Marvin.
Nathan, his dad, being almost 80 yrs. of age and ill, and Dick being a newlywed, along with his wife Emma & his sister Flo lived at home and helped care for their father. Their mother Sophia being deceased 14 yrs. prior.
After the death of both parents the old Bragg homeplace went to Dick & Emma, and it was here they raised their family of five children, three boys and two girls.
In the earlier days of his life, Dick was a farm hand; during the war years he worked at the "Box Factory" in Sullivan, IL. and later in life he was a Section worker for the C&EI railroad for quite some time before his retirement.
Dick spent most of his entire life at the old Bragg homeplace in Dunn, with the exception of a few short years spent at 612 W. Robinson St. in Bethany where they moved about 1960 and it was here they lived the remainder of their years. Both Dick and Emma are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery at Dunn, which is located only a short distance from the old Bragg place which had been their home.
In 1959 Dick & Emma celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house at their rural home in the Dunn Community.
He first married Leota Evans May 20, 1920 and she died in childbirth, along with their infant daughter only 1 yr. later, in 1921.
Alrick "Dick" Bragg, 87, of Bethany died 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary's hospital, Decatur; born Moultrie county; he was a retired farmer; married Emma Isaacs June 16, 1934.
Leaves wife, daughters Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Butt of Findlay; Mrs. Richard (Rosalee) Beck of Plano; sons, Clifford of Sullivan; Richard of Decatur; Marvin of Bethany; and 10 grandchildren.
Services at 1:30 p.m. Friday, McMullin Funeral Home in Bethany; burial Oak Grove cemetery at Dunn. Visitation 7: to 9: Thursday.
Submitted by - Dorothy "Bragg" Butt
Nathan Bragg (1845 - 1934)
Sophia Ella Sickafus Bragg (1848 - 1920)
Ona L Bragg (1900 - 1921)
Emma Laura Isaacs Bragg (1902 - 1971)
Unknown Bragg (____ - 1921)*
Dorothy Darlene Bragg Butt (1935 - ____)*
Clifford LeRoy Bragg (1936 - 1996)*
John Richard Bragg (1937 - 1987)*
Rosalee Bragg Beck (1942 - 1983)*
Marvin Eugene Bragg (1946 - 2003)*
Evaline Bragg Beauchamp (1879 - 1956)*
Alrick "Dick" Bragg (1884 - 1971)
Flota Olive Bragg (1888 - 1962)*
Oak Grove Cemetery
Maintained by: Dorothy Butt
Originally Created by: janet donner
Record added: Jan 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33379063
Added: Jul. 6, 2010