“T.J. Brabham, a civil war veteran and resident of Lane County [Oregon] for 27 years, died at Deadmond Ferry at 2:50 p.m. yesterday at the age of 84 years. He was a member of Company E. 77th Ohio Volunteers, in the Civil War, and served three years and a half in the great conflict. He was born in Morgan county, Ohio, in 1830, and moved to Moultrie county, Ill., in 1865, moving to Ellsworth county, Kansas, in 1877. He came west in 1888 and located in Lane county, residing here until the time of his death.
Mr. Brabham leaves four daughters and five sons, as follows: Mrs. J.T. Carpenter, of Monroe; Mrs. H.H. Bell of Eugene; Mrs. A. D. Graham, of Reserve; Mrs. W. Wilson of Junction City; J.T. Brabham of Eugene; J.H. Brabham, of Deadmond’s Ferry; O.W. Brabham, of Springfield; G.W. Brabham of Junction City, and R.E. Brabham of Santa Clara, besides one sister, Mrs. J. McKinney, of Marietta, Ohio.
Mr. Brabham was a member of J.W. Geary post, G.A.R. of this city. The funeral will be held at the Gordon and Veatch chapel Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. with internment in the I.O.O.F cemetery [Pioneer Cemetery, Eugene]. Rev. H.S. Wilkinson will conduct the services.
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The Brabhams are buried at the Pioneer Cemetery (I.O.O.F) in Eugene Oregon, next to the University of Oregon campus. Cemetery records lists Thomas Jefferson Brabham born 11/22/1830 and died 9/11/1915 at Deadmond’s Ferry, Lane Co., Oregon. Melissa Mehalia Burris Brabham born 7/4/1839 and died 2/7/1910 at Monroe, Benton Co., Oregon. Also buried at the same block are Edward L. Brabham, born 1871 Illinois and died 11/25/1895. Gertrude E. Rogers Brabham born 10/1/1879 Forest City Minnesota and died 3/24/1946 in Eugene, Oregon. Otto Wilmer Brabham born 7/29/1869 Moultrie Co., Illinois and died 11/24/1934 in Springfield, Oregon. See the cemetery records for additional information. There are many other Brabhams buried at this cemetery.