Great Grandfather on my Fathers Mothers side.............
The Alliance Review, Friday October 19, 1941 DEATHS
E. C. BRANFIELD
Relatives in Alliance have received word of the death Thursday of E. C. Branfield which occurred at Albuquerque, N. M. while on route from a three month visit in Alliance to
Tuscon, Ariz., where he and Mrs. Branfield planned to reside.
Mr Branfield who observed his 81st birthday anniversary in July, came to the United States from England as a child or 9, the son of Edward and Esther Branfield. He resided in Alliance for 32 years and had been in the coal business, his life occupation.Since his retirement he had spent most of his time in the west.He was a member of the First Methodist Church and on December 31 would have been a member for the Knights of Pythfas for 60 years.
He is survived by his widow and seven children: John Branfield of Pasadena, Calif; Albert Branfield of East Mill Street; Mrs John Gardner of South Linden Avenue; Mrs Ed Thomas of Gettysburg, PA; Vancil R Branfield of Lakewood; Mrs Ben F Davis of Pittsburgh PA and Dr Richard Branfield of Hartshorn Street. There are 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, also three sisters and a brother, Mrs William Bryn and Mrs Alan Hindson of Youngstown, Mrs William Gee of Kinsman and Charles Branfield of Masury.
Funeral arrangements have not been set.
I believe they visited their son John Edward BRANFIELD before going to Arizona. I believe that were going to move to Arizona because Mrs Branfield had asthma and needed the Arizona climate. Doesn't look like that came to be. After her husband passed away unexpectedly in Arizona, I believe she traveled back to Alliance Ohio where most of her children lived and stayed till she passed away in 1945.