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John Thomas Brannan
Birth: Mar. 8, 1861
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1925
Orange County
Florida, USA

John married Aloysica Pacetti, 10 Sep 1888, St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., Florida. Son of John B. Brannan and Susan Ann Fouche. Father of Walter Dennis, Ishmael Joseph, Gussie Aloysia Cecilia, Johnnie Theresa, Susie Antonia, Mary Julia, Pearl Margarita, and John Thomas Brannan, Jr. John was deaf and was killed in a train/automobile accident at Columbia Avenue and Hughy. He was crossing the tracks and did not hear the train. He was buried in the Catholic Cemetery originally.

"Pinecastle Man Meets Death on R.R. Crossing," Orlando (Florida) Morning Sentinel, Sunday, 29 March 1925, page 1.

J.T. Brannan is Instantly Killed When His Car is Struck by Train at Columbia and Hughey Sts.

J. Tom Brannan, of Pine Castle, lost his race with the Atlantic Coast Line Train No. 60, north bound, about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, at Columbia and Hughey streets.

Brannan "stepped on the gas" as he neared the crossing and tried to cross in front of the train, according to J.F. Arthur, only witness to the tragedy besides the engineer and fireman.

The car, a light touring model, was knocked ten or fifteen feet higher than the top of the engine, as was Brannan's body. The battered wreckage of the car was propelled forward 134 feet and deposited on the side track with Brannan's body falling about 15 feet short of the car.

The train stopped in its own length, which is said by railroad men to indicate that it was traveling less than 30 miles an hour.

Brannan was dead when reached. Sheriff Karel and the city police department were notified.

The sheriff, in company with County Judge Frank Smith, acting as coroner, went to the scene. No inquest was held, the officails holding that the statement of Arthur, tire marks at the crossing and other physical aspects indicated that the railroad was not at fault.

The pilot and cylinder head of the engine were badly damaged in the crash, the pilot being almost torn off.

The train was in charge of Conductor Hansard and Engineer Fullerton, according to local A.C. I. officials.

The body, badly mangled, was turned over to Carey Hand.

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John's body was moved to Greenwood Cemetery, 18 July 1936. (Courtesy of Merf).
Family links: 
  John B. Brannan (1826 - 1863)
  Susan Ann Fouche Brannan (1837 - 1936)
  Aloysica Pacetti Brannan (1870 - 1958)*
  Walter Dennis Brannan (1889 - 1974)*
  Ishmael Joseph Brannan (1891 - 1943)*
  Gussie Aloysia Cecilia Brannan Warren (1894 - 1969)*
  Johnnie Theresa Brannan Henderson (1896 - 1974)*
  Susie Antonia Brannan Kelly (1899 - 1995)*
  Pearl Margarita Brannan Hansen (1904 - 1999)*
  John Thomas Brannan (1908 - 1933)*
  Sarah Ann Brannan Claiborne (1856 - 1941)*
  John Thomas Brannan (1861 - 1925)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Carey Hand Funeral Home record image courtesy of the UCF Libraries and Central Florida Memory
Greenwood Cemetery
Orange County
Florida, USA
Plot: G6/1-1
Created by: Leonard J. McCown
Record added: Sep 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21850246
John Thomas Brannan
Added by: Leonard J. McCown
John Thomas Brannan
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John Thomas Brannan
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