Piqua Daily Call

June 10, 1936

Burr J. Brotherton

"Committal Service is Held Wednesday"

A committal service was held this afternoon at Forest Hill cemetery where the Hon. Burr J. Brotherton, 87 years of age, a former Common Pleas judge of Van Wert county, was laid to rest beside members of his family, the funeral having been held at 1:30 o'clock in the First Presbyterian church, Delphos. He died at 5:15 o'clock Monday morning at his home in Delphos.  Judge Brotherton was a native of Piqua and member of an old pioneer family of this vicinity. He was born in this city July 24, 1849, in the Brotherton homestead at 412 Caldwell street where a sister still resides. His early education was acquired in the Piqua public schools but he practiced law in Delphos for many years, retiring from active practice only a year and a half ago. Besides being a distinguished member of the Ohio bar, he served for two terms as State Commissioner of Soldiers Claims under Governor Harmon. He was a veteran of the Civil War, 1st Ohio Cavalry.  He leaves two daughters, the Misses Mary and Jane Brotherton, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Ludlow and Miss Susan Brotherton of this city, and a grandniece, Miss Mary Rebecca Upton, also of Piqua.

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