|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1868|
Mount Pleasant (Titus County)
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 1907|
Distrito Federal, Mexico
Samuel E. Braswell grew up in Dallas, and was the third son of Judge Samuel N. and Mary A. Braswell. He was a well known lawyer in Dallas until about 1897, when he went to Mexico as a civil engineer with the United States Government Superintendent of Court of Panama Canal. He also held a high position with the Panama Government around 1904. Although he resided in the City of Mexico, Samuel traveled several times to Central and South America.
At the time of his death, Samuel had three sisters, Neal Beall Braswell Garrison, Emma Annie, and Daisy Braswell (who was unmarried at that time). He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister who all died as children, and by his older sister Hermione Braswell.
His sister Daisy traveled to Mexico on November 5, 1907, in order to accompany his remains home. However, on November 6, 1907 the Dallas Morning News reported "A telegram has been received stating that the remains of Samuel E. Braswell, who died in the City of Mexico, will not be brought to Dallas, but have already been interred in the Mexican capital."
A follow-up notice was published later with more information:
DEATH OF S. E. BRASWELL. Information of the Demise of Dallas Man in Mexico.
The Mexican Herald publishes the following regarding the death of S. E. Braswell of Dallas in the City of Mexico some days since:
"S. E. Braswell, the civil engineer who died yesterday morning at the American Hospital of heart disease, was well known among the employes [sic] of the Mexican Light and Power Company in this city, for which company the latter worked at Necaxa about a year ago, in the construction department.
"Mr. Braswell was a friend of C. H. MoLin, now of the Mexican Mine and Smelter Supply Company, who was at the time working at Necaxa. Mr. Braswell, he states, came to Mexico about ten days ago from the Isthmus, where he had been working, and registered at the Grand Hotel. He left the hotel Tuesday night, seriously ill, to go to the hospital.
"He had worked on the Isthmus of Panama and had traveled all over Mexico. He had been in this city at various times during the last few years. Mr. Braswell left some baggage at the Grand Hotel, which has not been opened.
"The funeral was held this afternoon from the National Undertaking Parlors, and interment was made in the American Cemetery."
Samuel was never married and did not have any descendants. I am the closest living relative because his sister Neal Beall Braswell Garrison is my great grandmother.
~A HUGE THANK YOU to Julane for finding the news articles regarding Samuel Braswell's death and burial.~
Samuel Newton Braswell (1827 - 1908)
Mary Alethia Anderson Braswell (1836 - 1908)
Mexico City National Cemetery
Distrito Federal, Mexico
Created by: Cyndi Wiseman
Record added: May 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36853581
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