Piqua Daily Call

Thursday, September 10, 1914


Funeral services for the late John Walker Brading will be held at the residence on South Main street at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon. The Rev. Dr. John Montgomery will officiate. The Odd Fellows will have charge of the services at the grave. Interment at Forest Hill cemetery.


Piqua Daily Call

Wednesday, September 9, 1914


J. Walker Brading Dies at Home On South Main Street This Morning.

Mr. John Walker Brading, No. 117 South Main street, died at his residence at 15 minutes past 7 o’clock this morning. Death was due to a hardening of the arteries and the weakening of the heart. Mr. Brading’s condition became serious late Saturday evening but not until this morning was his condition considered critical. At the time of death Mr. Brading was 63 years old. He is survived his widow, Mrs. Alice Brading, his aged mother, Mrs. Mary Brading, two daughters, Mrs. Howard Morton, of Ironton, Mrs. Grace Kussman, of this city, and one son, Harry Brading of this city. A step-daughter, Mrs. P. B. Wilson, of Dayton, also survives. The funeral services are not completed and will be announced later. Mr. Brading came to this city from a farm north of the city. At that time he was but a child and his parents took up their resident in Piqua. On May 22, 1877, Mr. Brading was united in marriage to Miss Alice Matthews, of this city. Under Mayor J. E. Smith’s administration of two terms Mr. Brading was street commissioner. He also served during the administration of J. Clare Hughes. As a commissioner Mr. Brading was a city official served for six years and six months. During that period he gained the respect of the citizens because of his strict attention to business. Mr. Brading was a member of Commercial lodge, No. 168, I. O. O. F. and while in health took an active interest in fraternal affairs. During the past year Mr. Brading because of failing health found it almost impossible to mingle with his friends but fought off the final attack with a courage which even gave hope to his wife and family that he would overcome the disease at last. Mrs. Howard Morton (Nellie Brading) will arrive in the city from Ironton this evening. The news of her father’s death will be a terrible blow to the young woman as she had returned but recently to her home in Ironton after a three month’s visit with her parents.

Notes of Cathy Hecker:

J. Walker Brading.......  

Born 1850 in Shelby County, Ohio son fo Jeremiah B. and Mary Ann Cron Brading.  He settled in Piqua when a young man.  He married to Mrs. Alice Elisa Mathews Brown on May 22, 1877 (Recorded in Book 1-335 Troy, O.)  They had three children  

A member of Comercial Lodge I.O.O.F, Piqua.

Services Friday  September 11, 1914

Sec. 1, Lot 116    1850-1914

Provided by Roger A. Hopkins

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