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Brandon, John 1840-1917


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/6/2011 at 12:42:25

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel

Worked For Illinois Central Company
Here Over Twenty Years.
Word was received on Wednesday at t h e German-American Savings bank of t h e d e a t h of John Brandon, a former well known resident o LeMars for many years. His death occurred at
West Cliff, Col., where he had lived for the past few years since leaving LeMars. His son, Edward Brandon, living at West Cliff, sent the telegram. A letter was received from another son, Charles Brandon, living in Minneapolis,yesterday, saying Mr. Brandon succumbed to a brief attack of pneumonia and heart failure. The letter stated that Ed Brandon would accompany the remains to LeMars, arriving here tonight, and the funeral will be held on Saturday and the body buried
beside t h a t of his wife and son, in the city cemetery. Another son, George Brandon, lives in St. Louis.

John Brandon lived in LeMars for nearly t h i r t y years, being an early settler here. For n e a r l y twenty-five years he was employed in t h e Illinois Central freight office here and retired a
few years ago on a pension and went to live with his son, Edward, in Colorado. Ed Brandon conducted a jewelry store in LeMars for many years.

John Brandon was about seventy years old and was well known to most of the residents of LeMars and enjoyed the esteem and friendship of a large circle of acquaintances.
A brother, Charles Brandon, formerly conducted the Klngsley Times. He is now a resident of Sioux City.

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
August 21, 1917

Was A Member of the Fifth Iowa Cavalry

The remains of the late John Brandon, who died on Tuesday at Westcliffe, Col., were brought to LeMars on Friday night, accompanied by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ed Brandon.

Mr. Brandon was a survivor of the Civil War and Company K furnished a guard of honor to escort the body from the depot to the Engelken undertaking parlors. The funeral was held on Saturday morning at the First Presbyterian Church, Rev. H. V. Comin, officiating. The pallbearers were members of Mower Post G.A.R., and an escort from Company K marched to the cemetery and fire a last volley over the grave.

John Brandon was born on January 23, 1840, at Georgetown, Wis., where he received his early education and grew to manhood. He came to LeMars in 1874 and lived here for thirty years when he moved to Colorado. During the Civil War he served as sergeant in Company E., Fifth Iowa company, and at the close of the war was granted an honorable discharge.

While a resident of LeMars, he was employed in the office of the Illinois Central freight depot for nearly a quarter of a century. Mr. Brandon served as City Treasurer under the administration of the late N. L. Greer. He was a member of LeMars lodge of the Order of Elks, and later a member of the lodge at Canon City, Col. His wife died in LeMars, July 31, 1891.

He leaves three sons, Ed Brandon, of Westcliffe, Col., George Brandon, of St. Louis, Mo., and Charles Brandon, of Minneapolis, and a daughter, Louise, living at Tampa, Florida. Three sons preceded him in death, John, who died in 1882, James in 1884, and Leslie E. Brandon, who died in 1916. He also leaves four brothers, Frank and Charles, of Sioux City, Albert of Fallbrook, Cal., and Joseph Brandon of Dubuque, and a sister, Mrs. Oleson, of Kingsley. A brother, Oscar Brandon, and a sister, Miss Margaret Brandon, died in LeMars.

Mr. Brandon was ill only two days and passed peacefully away on Tuesday, August 14, death being due to heart failure. His son, Charles, of Minneapolis, and his brothers from Sioux City and Dubuque, came to attend the funeral.

Mr. Brandon was a good upright citizen and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.

The pallbearers were J. T. Carpenter, A. W. Crouch, W. S. Freeman, M. Hilbert, John Lovell, and Wallace Winslow.

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