|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1872|
|Death: ||Jul. 9, 1935|
Funeral services are being held this afternoon at 2:30 from the home on Beckwith Avenue for Chas. Edgar Bragg, who passed away at the home Tuesday afternoon at 6:10. Rev. Elmer Peal will preach the funeral.
Mr. Bragg suffered a stroke about five years ago and has been in ill health since that time. He had recovered sufficiently to attend to business. On the afternoon of June 20th, he complained of feeling ill at his office in the Rood Building and friends drove him home. Later that afternoon he suffered another stroke which left him unconscious for several days. Sunday he developed bronchial pneumonia.
Mr. Bragg was born November 18, 1874, at Gleason, Tenn. After graduating from the high school at Gleason, he attended McTeer College at McKenzie, Tenn. Later he entered Vanderbilt University, from which he graduated with a law degree. He came to this city about 35 years ago and began practicing his profession. He was elected and served three terms as prosecuting attorney of Pemiscot County. Four years ago he was elected to the office of police judge of the city of Caruthersille, and as justice of the peace of Little Prairie township, and in April and November respectively, of last year, he was re-elected to these two offices. He had owned considerable farm land in this county, but like everyone else, he suffered heavy losses during the depression years.
He was united in marriage on March 9, 1926, to Miss Maude Speak, who survives him. No children were born to this union.
Mr. Bragg was held in high esteem by the members of his profession and all who knew him. He was a man of a very sympathetic nature and one member of the local bar has remarked that he had given much of his time and legal ability in assisting those who needed legal advice and were financially unable to pay for it.
Mr. Bragg was a member of the Shriners and a 32nd Degree Mason.
The pall bearers will be A. (Gobler) Elliott, E.G. Roland, Henry P. Thweatt, Morrell DeReigh, Tom Simpson and ...........The honorary pall bearers will be practicing attorneys in this city.
In addition to his widow, Mrs. Maude Bragg, he is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Claude Lovelace, Union City, Tenn.; Mrs. Corliss Oliver, Mrs. Maggie Allman, Mrs. Stanley Muzzell, and Mrs. James Jackson, all of Gleason, Tenn., and one brother, Walter Bragg, of Gleason.
The Republican - Caruthersville, Missouri - Thursday, July 11, 1935
The funeral service was held at the home at 2:30 p.m. yesterday and was very largely attended, members of the bench and bar of this county and elsewhere and many friends from over the county, in addition to neighbors and friends here gathering to pay their last tribute of respect. The service was jointly conducted by the Rev. C.C. Barnhardt, pastor of the local M.E. church, of which Mr. Bragg had been a member for many years, and the Rev. Elmer Peal, also a practicing attorney who had been associated professionally with the deceased for a number of years here. The oration, delivered by Mr. Peal, was in large part a tribute to the deceased as a brother attorney and as a friend, of whom he said that the deceased had left an untainted record as a citizen, a member of the bar and as an official, which could be summed up best in the brief statement, "He was a good man."
With this summation of the life of Charles Edgar Bragg everyone who knew him agrees unreservedly. The speaker stated he knew him as a man who never spoke ill of any one, who was always kindly, jovial, cheerful, under whatever reserves might come, and who spent a great deal of time aiding others with the problems and cares, at no matter what sacrifice of his own interests. Everybody who knew Judge Bragg was his friend and the large concourse who gathered and the wealth of floral tributes sent bear out the fact of the high esteem in which he was held.
Interment was in a local cemetery immediately following the service at the home, with J.W. Ray of Hayti, a cousin of the deceased, in charge.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Friday, July 12, 1935
John Monroe Bragg (1848 - 1920)
Sarah Isabella Clark Bragg (1851 - 1909)
Maude Speak Bragg (1879 - 1967)
Charles Edgar Bragg (1872 - 1935)
Margaret Jane Bragg Allman (1879 - 1955)*
Eunice Bragg Oliver (1881 - 1973)*
Beatrice Bragg Jackson (1886 - 1959)*
Walter V Bragg (1888 - 1947)*
Note: Headstone had year of birth as being 1872, same as Missouri Death Cert.
Little Prairie Cemetery
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