|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1843|
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1885|
The Franklin Democrat, Friday, January 23, 1885, Volume XXV, Number 30, page 5, column 3
On Friday morning last Miss Ellen eldest daughter of Thomas Branigin, fell into the fire and was burned so badly that she died from the effects on the following Sunday morning, after suffering great agony. For years she has been subject to epileptic fits, and it was on the occasion of one of these fits that she was so fatally burned. Her funeral took place Monday.
Franklin Jeffersonian, Thursday, January 22, 1885, Volume 41, Number 4, page 1, column 1
Ellen Branigin, oldest daughter of Thomas Branigin, fell into the fire last Friday morning, and was so horribly burned about the head and shoulders that she lingered in great agony until Sunday morning, when her sufferings were relieved by death. For twenty eight years she had been subject to epilepsy, and on the morning mentioned after rising and dressing herself and in the momentary absence of the family from the room, she was suddenly stricken down with the fatal results mentioned. She was forty-one years old last September and during the many years of her affliction was the constant care of the family. Once before she had fallen in the fire and burned her feet but was rescued in time to prevent serious injury. An unusual feature of her malady was that she retained her mental faculties seemingly unimpaired which rendered her condition all the more sympathetic. Her manner of death deeply affects her relatives in whom she was greatly attached, and they have the sympathies of all.
[Submitted by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry]
Thomas Branigin (1825 - 1900)
Perlina Parks Branigin (1822 - 1904)
Ellen B. Branigin (1843 - 1885)
Sarah Jane Branigin Garshwiler (1854 - 1932)*
John Scott Branigin (1856 - 1923)*
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Record added: Dec 07, 2008
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