Lieut Isaac Branson

Lieut Isaac Branson

Birth
Death 2 Nov 1897 (aged 64)
Burial Bureau, Bureau County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 14730491 · View Source
Suggest Edits

"Our community was greatly shocked last week Wednesday to hear that Isaac Branson had been kicked by a horse and was dead. The particulars as learned at the inquest areas follows.

On Tuesday at 4 o'clock Isaac and his son John returned from Bureau to their home in Arispie. John went to the house to prepare supper and his father to the barn toattend the horse which they had driven. When supper was ready John went to the barn to call his father and found him lying near the horse motionless and thinking he had been kicked, drew him away from the horse and ran up to J.W. Mavity's house and asked them to get the doctor.

Joseph Langtree immediately started to Bureau for the Doctor, and Mrs. Mavity and hired men went to see the fallen man and found him dead, and by examination concluded he must have fallen immediately upon entering the stable, as he was cold as one who had been dead that length of time. As Mr. Branson had two paralytic strokes, prior to this time, it is thought he was stricken with a third one on entering the stable and died instantly, as the horse had not been fed.

Isaac Branson was born in Muncie, Indiana on Sept. 19, 1833 and died Nov. 2, 1897, aged 64 years. He served in the late war as lieutenant and received three ballsin his person, one of which was in his head which he carried to his grave.

J.P. Spaulding preached the funeral sermon, after which the G.A.R. boys accompanied the remains to the Bureau cemetery, where they were buried from our site. About forty vehicles were in the procession, which showed that the people had no ill will but rather love for the deceased.

Obituary Source: "Bureau County, Illinois newspaper article dated Nov. 11, 1897."

In 2005, Phil Harris replaced Isaac's tombstone--the previous tombstone had been in poor condition. He also provided a Memorial Day re-dedication service for the new headstone. A group of Civil War re-enactors did a graveside military service and a local preacher was on hand to preach at the site. Phil read a 20 minute speech on the life of Isaac Branson before, during and after the war. Thank you, Phil Harris!


Advertisement

Plan a visit to Greenwood Cemetery?

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Bobette
  • Added: 25 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14730491
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Isaac Branson (19 Sep 1833–2 Nov 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14730491, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Bureau, Bureau County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Bobette (contributor 46842310) .