Henry C. Branch died at his home on Lincoln street in this village Monday afternoon, after a period of ill health of about two years, at the age of 82.
He was the son of Stephen and Sarah Friday Branch and was born in the town of Canadice June 8th, 1849. On October 7th, 1870, he married Emily Parshall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Parshall. Her death occurred March 3d, 1872 and in 1874 he married Miss Margaret Adams of Canadice, who with one son, Clarence G. Branch, of New York city, survives him.
For many years Mr. and Mrs. Branch were residents of Canadice, coming to Wayland to reside in 1902.
Besides his wife and son he is survived by two brothers, Stephen Branch of Lake Odessa, Mich., and George Branch of Livonia, also by one sister, Mrs. Emma Rix of Canadice and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the First Evangelical church this afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. C. A. Whitehead officiating, and burial will be in the local cemetery.
Mrs. Margaret Branch, widow of H. C. Branch, died last Friday at her home on Lincoln street, aged 76 years. Although she had been in poor health her death was unexpected and came as a great shock to the son and friends, so closely following that of her husband, who passed away January 27th.
Mrs. Branch was the daughter of Gabriel and Charlotte Adams of Canadice. She was united in marriage to Mr. Branch in 1874, and they continued as residents of that town until 1902, when they came to Wayland, this village having since been their home. She is survived by one son, Clarence G. Branch of New York city.
Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. C. A. Whitehead officiating, and burial was in the local cemetery.