Help support

Search for soldier.

Last Name



Browse by Last Name


About Us
E-Mail Comments

More Information on Names in Article
Branch Glasgow

Obituary of Charles Branch, Webster Groves, Missouri.

Charles Branch, for more than fifty years a resident of St. Louis, died at his home, in Webster Groves, Mo., on January 6, 1915. He was born in Richmond, Va., on January 8, 1842, and the burial was on his seventy-third birthday. He is survived by his widow and a son and daughter. Rev. Henry Branch, of Baltimore, is his twin brother.

Comrade Branch went to St. Louis in 1857 with his parents and had lived there ever since. He was a member of the first graduating class of the first high school in St. Louis and a member of the first graduating class of Washington University in 1861. At the beginning of the war he returned to his home in Virginia and entered the army, returning to St. Louis after the war closed.

He took great pride in the establishment of his private library and was widely known as a student of a large number of subjects. He entered the insurance business, and up to the time of his death he was connected with the American Central Fire Insurance Company.

In 1870 he married Miss Mary Glasgow, of St. Louis. He was a charter member of the University Club, a member of the Confederate Veteran Camp, Sons of the Revolution, and Sons of the Colonial Wars.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1915.

Promote Your Page Too