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Subject: Charles Ira Bragg
Date: 29 Jul 2001 07:58:28 -0600
Thanks to Marylin Tetschner for this obit.
The Burwell Tribune #14 Thursday April 3,1913 Burwell, Garfield co.,
CI BRAGG PASSES AWAY
Through hourly expecting the sad news, as it has been previously given
out that there was no chance for his recovery, the Community was
nevertheless shocked to learn that CI Bragg had passed away at the Methodist
Hospital in Omaha, at an early hour last Friday morning. The deceased has
not been in the best of health for many months, but the first warning of the
seriousness of his condition came during the latter part of November when he
was compelled to take to the sick bed, and while he later recovered
sufffieciently to be up and about again, the improvement was but for a few
days. Some two weeks ago he was taken to Methodist Hospital at Omaha,
(Nebraska) where it was hoped that some relief might be gained through a
surgical operation, but at no time had he suffiecient strength to stand
treatment of the kin, and instead of gaining in strength as was hoped for he
gradually weakened from day to day until the end came at the time and place
as above stated.
Charles I Bragg was born at Sanford, New York April 24,1863.
He was a very precocious boy as may be seen from the fact that he had
already completed his course at Unadilla Academy and received a life
certificate to teach school when 12 years old. After teaching school for a
couple of terms in his native state he came west and pursued the same
occupation at Cedar Rapids, Nebraska. Later he spent three years in the
regular army, but soon realized that in time of peace the ambitious youth
may find greater avenues for advancement in civil life. From 1882 onward he
engaged in the insurance business. This took him to Kent, Loup county,
Nebraska in 1885. The following year he commended the study of law and was
admitted to the Bar in 1889. a life long Republican Mr Bragg was always
active in public life and took a leading part in the councils of his party.
While a resident of Loup county he held the office of County Attorney one
term and that of County Clerk for three years. He moved to Burwell in the
Fall of 1898 as this town seemed to offer greater possiblities for a greater
usefulness. While here he become on of the founders of the American Order of
Protection through later devoted all of his time to his large law practice.
In 1904 he was elected County Attorney of Garfield co. and served the people
well in that capacity.
In 1885 he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie M Ginder, and to this
union seven children were born, six of them, three daughters and three sons
together with the bereaved wife surviving him.
Mr. Bragg was a kind and devoted husband and father and in his death the
tender ties of a Happy family have been broken. The body of the deceased was
brought to Burwell last Saturday evening and was met at the depot by a half
hundred citizens and conducted to the family home to await the final
ceremonies. Deceased was a member of the Congregational Church also a member
of the Blazing Star Lodge No. 200 AF and AM
Funeral services were conducted at the family home Sunday afternoon, the
former pastor of the deceased, Rev. Stocking officiating. Following the
Funeral Services the body was taken in charge by the Masonic Fraternity and
borne to the Burwell Cemetery where the last sad rites of that order were
preformed ere the body was lowered to the final resting place.
In the death of Mr Bragg not only the ties of a happy family have been
broken, but a useful citizen, charitable, and considerate has answered the
final roll call.
In their sad hour of bereavement the wife and mother with the children
have the sympathy of the entire community.
CARD OF THANKS
In this public manner, we desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the
many kind friends and neighbors who so freely assisted in the recent
sickness and death of a beloved husband and father. Their kind deed and
words were appreciated beyond our power of expression. The family of CI
copied by MAT 2001