William A Branch

  • Birth 1854 Burke County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 8 Apr 1900 Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 88983795

Son of James M and Mary E (Clontz) Branch.

In 1893, William was placed in Broughton Hospital. He had been assisting in fighting a fire in his role as a policeman. He became overheated and later was having delusions. Additionally, he had received an accidental blow to the head in 1884, which left him unconscious for two weeks. This was considered a major contributing factor to his delusions. He never really recovered. He was released for eight days in March of 1895, but returned by his family. He was greatly missed and his family came to visit with him at Broughton often. He died of Bright's Disease in the hospital. Hospital records show that he was a hard worker, helpful and well-liked by the staff. William's family was broken-hearted to lose him in this way.


Family Members

Gravesite Details Unmarked grave

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  • Created by: Cal Bear
  • Added: 22 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88983795
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William A Branch (1854–8 Apr 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88983795, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Cal Bear (contributor 47281776) .