Information courtesy of Roger Hopkins  26 May 2003


Piqua Daily Call

Piqua, Ohio

Saturday, February 18, 1922




     George Brading who has been in failing health of the last several years passed away at the home of his sisters, at 610 North Main street, early Saturday morning.  Born in Shelby county, January 23, 1862, Mr. Brading has resided in this section most of his life.

     Surviving hime are two sons, Armon, of Texas, William, of Piqua, one daughter Ruth, of Detroit, a twin brother, Edward, of Seattle, and three sisters, Mrs. William McMacken, Mrs. Belle Pearse and Miss Tillie Brading with whom he resided.

     Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home on North Main St., Rev. John S. Altman, officiating.


Piqua Daily Call

Piqua, Ohio

Tuesday, February 21, 1922




     George Brading, who passed away early Saturday morning, was buried at Forest Hill cemetery Monday afternoon after a brief funeral service at the home.  Rev. John S. Altman, of the Greene street M. E. church, officiated at the funeral, delivering a short talk and reading two of the deceased’s favorite hymns, “Lead Kindly Light.” and “Abide with Me.”

     Only the committal service was held at the grave, pall-bearers being Elmer Moore, Granville Lane, George Ziegenfelder, W. P. Rice, Charles Bowdle, and Charles Anderson.  Many friends of Mr. Brading and the family expressed their sympathy by sending lovely floral tokens and their respect by attending the service.

     Mr. Brading will be remembered to many Piqua people as the first manager of May’s Opera House and the many wonderful attractions which he brought here were among the best ever shown in the city.  After leaving Piqua, he conducted a number of family hotels in the east until his health failed him.