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Walter C. Branch[1]

Male 1830 - 1907  (77 years)


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  • Name Walter C. Branch 
    Born 5 Feb 1830  Panton, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Aug 1907  Hewittville Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried beside his wife, Eunice, in the Hewittville Cemetary.
    Person ID I103450  My Genealogy

    Father John Harvey Branch, (8),   b. 2 Jul 1799, Whiting, VT. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Samantha [Gaines] Branch,   d. 27 Dec 1882, Hewittville, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Jun 1824  Panton, VT. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F45085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sylvia Pamelia [Lawson] Branch,   d. 1862 
    Married 1860 
    Children 
     1. Sylvia S. [Branch] Shipman,   b. 27 Mar 1861, Norfolk, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885, Lowell, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F45092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eunice L. [Monroe] Branch,   d. 22 Oct 1882 
    Married 11 May 1869  Potsdam, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MARR: OFFI Rev. J.W. Daniels
    Children 
     1. George Harvey Branch,   b. 27 Feb 1870, Hewittville, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1927  (Age 57 years)
     2. William Farrand Branch, (2),   b. 12 Oct 1873, Hewittville, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F45074  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He accompanied his parents on the long trip to Canton, NY, in 1836, and attended district school in his new home. About 1845 the family moved to Norfolk, NY. After his marriage he went to live on a farm at Lost Nation, about two miles northeast of his father's farm. After Sylvia was born Walter's wife Sylvia died the next year, and Walter returned to hes father's house.
      About 1864 Walter moved to Hewittville, NY, with his parents, and continued to live with them until his second marriage.
      He bought the house later known as the Shores place, diagonally across the road from his father's, and it was here that his two sons, were born. About 1875, upon the death of his sister Jane's husband, he rented the Freeman farm, while she returned to her father's home at Hewittville. Thye Freeman farm was located approximately a mile north of Hewittville, on a hill overlooking the Raquette River, and fully a quarter of a mile back from the road. Rhe entrance drive passed through a low, marsh place, which was spanned by a flimsy wooden bridge. One night, in the early spring of 1880, while driving home from an entertainment at the nearby schoolhouse, Walter missed the bridge in the darkness and the whole family was overturned into the creek. His wife, Eunice, caught a cold from the misadventure from which she never recovered; herlings were affected, and later in the year it became necessary for them to give up the farm and live with her mother. Troubles piled up on them; Eunice's mother died in 1881, and she became, herself, too ill to carry on the household. The year 1882 was the climax. Walter's wife died at the age of 39, and was buried in the Hewittsville Cemetery and in Dec. his mother died also, and was buried at Norfolk.
      For the following few years the family was broken up: William went to live with his uncle, Charles S. Monroe, at Hewittville; George lived with with another uncle, George Monroe, a doctor in South Canton; while the father, Walter, went to Lowell, Mass., to live with his daughter, Sylvia, Who had married Sylvas C. Shipman. In 1884 he was temporarily recalled to Hewittville by the death of his father. In 1885 his daughter, Sylvia, died in Lowell, and he returned to Hewittville and settled in the family home with his sisters, Jane and Eliza [Lill], and his two sons. He opened a grocery store and meat market in 1885, having sold his house to raise the necessary funds. In 1890 he sold this business to John Cross.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1644] Andy Lane.