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 Charles Clifton Branch

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Charles Clifton Branch

  • Birth 14 Jan 1901 Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 24 Dec 1938 Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
  • Burial San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
  • Plot D/SOU, 1181A
  • Memorial ID 3521534

Born in Morganton, North Carolina, Charles enlisted in the US Army at a young age. He was a motorcycle courier for Headquarters Company, 60th Artillery CAC (Coast Artillery Corps.) In September of 1918, his unit participated in the St Mihiel Offensive in France. He was reported killed in action to his family. Charles' father died in October 1918 believing that his son had died in France.
On April 2, 1919, not long after returning from France, Charles married Mattie Wade in Granite Falls. They lived in Stanley until it became difficult to find work. In the summer of 1937, they moved to California where Charles found work as a house painter.
On August 13, 1938, Charles fell 20 feet when the scaffold he was working on collapsed. His left thigh was fractured. His leg had not healed by December, so the decision was made to surgically repair the fracture. He died on Christmas Eve of complications from the surgery.

Great-grandparents:
James M. Branch (1818 - about 1900)
Mary Ann (Clontz) Branch (1828 - after 1910)
Elisha Fletcher Walker (1834 - 1902)
Caroline Virginia (Cooper) Walker (1840 - 1923)
Parrott "Paddy" Williams (1810 - after 1881)
Clarkey (Bennett) Williams (1811 - 1874)
Wesley Alexander Cox (1803 - 1883)
Catherine (Shuffler) Cox (1807 - 1887)

Grandparents:
William A. Branch (1854 - 1900)
Mary Jo (Walker) Branch (1860 - 1897)
Joseph Bright Williams (1841 - 1930)
Jane Eliza (Cox) Williams (1846 - 1909)

Step-mother:
Martha "Mattie" Ann (Icard) (Marsh) (Branch) Cline (1875 - 1939)


Family Members


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  • Maintained by: Cal Bear
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3521534
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Clifton Branch (14 Jan 1901–24 Dec 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3521534, citing San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA ; Maintained by Cal Bear (contributor 47281776) .