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 Milton J. Braucher

Milton J. Braucher

Stark County, Ohio, USA
Death 31 Oct 1934 (aged 72)
Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA
Burial Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 100339116 · View Source
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The Sun
North Canton, Ohio
November 14, 1934


Born On Land In Jackson Township His Grandfather Received From the U. S. Government He Became In Early Life a Teacher and Lawyer.


Facts furnished by Leo Braucher

They laid to rest on Saturday, Nov. 3, 1934, in West Lawn Cemetery a man who a few days before was taken suddenly ill in his law office in the Renkert building, Canton, Milton J. Braucher.

A friendship lasting for upwards of 50 years, not only unbroken, but gaining in tenderness as the years lengthened, must by my apology or excuse, for speaking of my relative as he passes to greet his forebears in another world.

His was a joyous, unchanged and lovable personality. I believe the words of his associate in the practice of law with whom he was in daily contact, Charles R. Raedel, sums up the career of my relative.

Tribute From Raedel "The unusual simplicity, directness and charm of Mr. Braucher's personality must have impressed everyone with whom he came into contact. His devotion to his chosen career, his whole-souled co-operation with leading members of the Stark County Bar to improve and keep aloft the ideals of the legal profession will never be forgotten, and I know the members of the Bar will join me in this expression of affection and gratitude for those years of complete', unselfish service."

Milton J. Braucher was born in Jackson township. His father was Samuel Braucher and his grandfather Daniel Braucher. The latter received the land from the U. S. government shortly after this part of Stark county was opened to the white man. In a farm house on this tract Milton J. Braucher grew from babyhood to manhood.

Always of a studious nature, he became a school teacher and for a number of years was successful in guiding the minds of youngsters into proper program committee has announced channels in Jackson and Plain townships. Several of the most successful men in Stark county today received their first schooling and inspiration from him.

In an unobtrusive manner he entered politics when a young man and was elected township clerk and justice of the peace. He studied law and 10 years ago was admitted to the Bar. It is said of him that he had drawn so many wills and knew the eccentricities of people that when a client called on him to change a will he never displayed even the appearance of surprise.

Although several times offered political positions he preferred to remain "a practising attorney." When Herman R. Witter was Mayor of Canton he prevailed upon Mr. Braucher to enter his cabinet as safety director, in which capacity he served with credit to himself and the administration.

Faithful Church Member Milton Braucher was a member of Trinity Reformed church in Canton and of its consistory. He also taught a Sunday-school class. He was active in the affairs of the church and his influence was always on the side of better living conditions for the people.

His friend, the Rev. H. N. Kerst, pastor of the church, officiated at the funeral, which was attended by all of the leaders of the Stark county Bar. Family Reunion President Milton J. Braucher was president of the Braucher family reunion and was serving in that office until overtaken by death.

He frequently remarked, with a twinkle in his eye, that "it is a great thing to have a number of relatives. They can make you president of a family reunion." His brother Frank held the position of president until his death, about twelve years ago, as did John J. Snyder, his brother-in-law. When "the judge," as Mr. Snyder was called, passed away Milton J. Braucher succeded to the honor.

Mr. Braucher was 72 years old when he died. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Todd, who resided with her father; Mrs. W. R. Killinger of Upper Mont Clair, New Jersey; two brothers, Charles of Manchester and Romanus of Akron. Seven grandchildren survive him. Other near relatives are the Charles B. Straussers of South Main street, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rose, and William Smith of Orchid Hill road.

Relations are as thick as blackberries in August. From Oxen To Autos Occasionally Mr. Braucher would let his mind turn to the yesteryears when as a boy he drove a team of oxen on his father's farm. "To me it was a pleasure to drive those plodding bovines and sometimes I think I learned methodical habits from them. You know one can build character by constant association with animals." The other boys preferred the horses.

In those days they used the cradle and the old-style reapers when they worked with grain. About the time Milton started teaching school the binder came into use. The Aultman company of Canton manufactured the Buckeye binder and Milton's father, Samuel, purchased one, in fact it is believed he was the first farmer in Stark county to use one.

Seeing the amount of service the binder and reaper could do on a farm, Milton took the agency for this part of the county and during the summer months and other spare time he went among the farmers and sold them binders. The money thus earned, with some assistance from his father, helped him get his start as a lawyer.

In his day he rode in a cart pulled by oxen; in a buggy drawn by a horse, and in an automobile propelled by gasoline and oil. When he thought of the ocean he knew that submarines raced under the waves, and when he looked toward the sky he saw ships manned by men and women speeding like eagles.

Most of his early associates have preceded him in leaving the strife of the world and so it is for his younger and later friends to express their deep regard and sense of loss at his passing. Would that more men could leave such a long trail of cheerful kindliness and successful attainments.

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