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BRANSTETTER, Nettie Ann Beeves (1879-1964)

Nettie Ann Beeves was born 22 October 1879 in Shasta County, California to Nicholas Alexander and Rebecca Ann Childress Beeves.

The Beeves family lived in the Igo vicinity until upon the death of Nicholas, Rebecca moved with her children to west Redding where she operated a boarding house.

Nettie worked with her mother and a fellow by the name of Theodore Carroll, a boarder, became infatuated with her.

As per the Mountain Democrat:  " Shasta County - Theodore Carroll shot himself in the head during the few minutes his sweetheart absented herself from the room. Death is certain. Carroll, who is but 18 years of age, was infatuated with Miss Nettie Beeves, a daughter of the landlady of his boarding place at West Redding. He is fatally wounded. It is thought he had a more favored rival."

In 1904, Nettie, 25,  married Claude Branstetter. The couple lived in Dunsmuir, Siskiyou County, and reared a family of four boys.

Nettie died in Dunsmuir on 17 Jun 1964 at the age of 84 years. Claude had died in 1938.

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