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Galba Edward Branson
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Birth: May 14, 1841
Gasconade County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1889
Taney County
Missouri, USA

Sheriff G.E. (Galba Edward) Branson, was shot and killed by three brothers at a picnic on the fourth of July, 1889 in Kirbyville, Taney County, Missouri. Also killed was U.S. Marshal Ed Funk.
The sheriff and the Marshal were trying to avoid a tragedy to befall citizens of Kirbyville. The three brothers had been drinking and were displaying weapons.
The brothers were Bill, James and Emanuel Miles.
The sheriff announced he would have to arrest the brothers, and that's when things got ugly.
After a shootout with Sheriff Branson and Marshal Ed Funk, the boys got away into the dense brush. The next day, 2 of the 3 brothers were captured. Emanuel was not located.
The sheriff and the Marshal both died at the picinic that Fourth of July 1889.
In a sensational trial in Sept 1890, both Jim and Bill Miles were found not guilty of the murder of these two lawmen.
*****Please note that some information indicates that Ed Funk was a detective, while other information suggests he was a U.S. Marshall. Further research will be required to answer this question. *****

Killed at a 4th of July picnic 1889

Birth and spouse information provided by FAG User # 47442725.

1st wife Eliza A Cooper, 23 Oct 1880 Gasconade county, Missouri
2nd wife Elizabeth David, her 2nd marriage to Thomas P Wright.

Parent links provided by FG user # 47442725.

 (bio by: calebsbud) 
Family links: 
  Valentine Branson (1810 - 1876)
  Alpha Sherrill Haynes (1819 - 1882)
  Mary Elizabeth Wright (1858 - 1940)
  Elizabeth Ann Cooper Branson (1845 - 1880)*
  Mary Elizabeth F. Branson Boyd (1864 - 1939)*
  Charles Leander Branson (1868 - 1930)*
  Edward Monroe Branson (1872 - 1931)*
  William Anderson Branson (1874 - 1936)*
  Sam M Branson (1876 - 1926)*
  Nancy Frances Branson Spurgeon (1880 - 1951)*
  Alfred Preston Branson (1838 - 1909)*
  Olivia Catherine Branson Barbarick (1839 - 1897)*
  Galba Edward Branson (1841 - 1889)
  Hannah Minerva Branson Barbarick (1843 - 1885)*
  Lewis Franklin Branson (1845 - 1924)**
  Thomas Jefferson Branson (1847 - 1914)*
  Mary Ann Branson Young (1849 - 1866)*
  Valentine Hadriana Branson (1851 - 1934)*
  Reuben Spalding Branson (1853 - 1935)*
  William Henry Branson (1855 - 1933)*
  Samuel R. Branson (1857 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: S/S E S Funk; Stonemaker - Fred Michel
Branson Family Cemetery
Taney County
Missouri, USA
Created by: WRVHS
Record added: Jan 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33299474
Galba Edward Branson
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Galba Edward Branson
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Galba Edward Branson
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- CK3
 Added: May. 18, 2014
I just wanted to say to you Galba Edward Branson, that your not fogotten at all to me and our Ancestors out there!
- Christopher N Cooper
 Added: Aug. 21, 2012
Sheriff of Taney County who died in the line of duty
- afam 212
 Added: Jul. 25, 2010
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