James Thomas Brotherton

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James Thomas Brotherton

  • Birth 15 Jan 1873 Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 7 Feb 1939 Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 94696439

James Thomas Brotherton
15 January 1873 - 07 February 1939

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(Obituary combined info from both, The Joplin Globe, and The Joplin News Herald, Feb 8, 1939)

James Brotherton, 66 years old, died at 6:30 o'clock at his home, 408 East Fourteenth street.

Mr. Brotherton, a WPA nightwatchman, had been ill the last five days suffering from influenza.

Born January 15, 1873, at Springfield, Mo. where he lived before moving to Joplin 36 years ago.

Surviving are his Widow, Addie Brotherton; four sons, Harvey, Harry, and Lee Brotherton, all of Los Angeles, Calif., and Alfred Brotherton of Fort Leavenworth; a daughter, Mrs.Juanita Cavener, 214 Connor avenue; two brothers, George Brotherton, 2230 Picher avenue, and Homer Brotherton, 2207 Joplin street, and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Hindman and Mrs. Allie Hindman, both of Joplin, and Mrs. Lou Underwood of Nevada.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Lanpher chapel.

The Rev. William Kelly, pastor of the Sunshine Mission, will officiate.

Burial will be in the Fairview cemetery.

(Obituary combined info from both, The Joplin Globe, and The Joplin News Herald, Feb 8, 1939)


Note: Addie was his second wife, Elizabeth Adeline 'Addie' Mathis. After his death she married a Morris. See more below.


James T. Brotherton

Born: 15 January 1873; Springfield, MO
Died: 07 February 1939; Residence: 408 E. 14th St. Joplin
Age: 66yrs 0mos 23das.
Occupation: Night watchman; W.P.A.

Male; White; Married: Husband of: Addie Brotherton

Father: Hamilton Brotherton; Born: Tennessee
Mother's Maiden Name: Mary Jackson; Born: Unknown

Informant: Mrs. J. T. Brotherton
Joplin, MO

Burial: Fairview Cem. Date: 2 10 1939

Funeral Director: Lanpher Mortuary
Joplin, MO


Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 – 1961

Name Date of Death County City Certificate Number

James T. Brotherton February _[07], 1939 Jasper Joplin 6839 view image


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James middle name is Thomas. The only record showing this, that I have found, is the World War I Draft Registration Cards.


Name: James Thomas Brotherton
[Permanent Address: 2518 Moffett Joplin, Jasper Co. MO]
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1917-1918
Event Place: Joplin County, Missouri
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 15 Jan 1873
[Age: 45]
Birthplace: , , United States
Nationality: United States

[Occupation: Mac Moving
Employer: John ?I/J? Burgess
Address: 1806 Va Joplin, MO

Nearest relative: Mrs. Mary Brotherton (Mother)
Same Address: 2518 Moffett Joplin, Jasper Co. MO

[Note: If the house was still there, the Sunday, May 22, 2011 EF5 tornado got it.]

[Description of Registrant: Tall; Slender; Brown eyes; Black hair;]

Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft
Registration Cards
Affiliate Publication Number: M1509
GS Film number: 1683328
Digital Folder Number: 005151858
Image Number: 01526

Citing this Record

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3RX-6V5), James Thomas Brotherton, 1917-1918; citing Joplin County, Missouri, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 1683328.


United States Census, 1930

Name: James T Brotherton
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Joplin, Jasper, Missouri
Gender: Male
Age: 57
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: Missouri
Estimated Birth Year: 1873
Immigration Year:
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee

Enumeration District Number: 0016
Family Number: 42
Sheet Number and Letter: 2A
Line Number: 35
NARA Publication: T626, roll 1205
Film Number: 2340940
Digital Folder Number: 4660797
Image Number: 00490

Household Gender Age Birthplace

35. Head James T Brotherton M 57 1873 Missouri
36. Wife Addie E Brotherton F 57 1873 Arkansas Parent's Birthplace: Mississippi
37. Son Woodrough F Brotherton M 16 1914 Missouri
38. Dau. Juanita J Brotherton F 10 1920 Missouri

Source Citation

"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHFJ-RGQ), James T Brotherton, Joplin, Jasper, Missouri; citing enumeration district (ED) 0016, sheet 2A, family 42, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1205.


United States Census, 1920

Name: James T Brotherton
Residence: , Jasper, Missouri
Estimated Birth Year: 1875
Age: 45
Birthplace: United States
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Birthplace:
Film Number: 1820921
Digital Folder Number: 4312408
Image Number: 00888
Sheet Number: 16

Household Gender Age Birthplace

SELF James T Brotherton M 45y 1875 United States
WIFE Addie Brotherton F 42y 1878 Arkansas
Step Son Floyd Fitzgerald M 8y 1912 Oklahoma
SON Woodrow Fitzgerald M 4y 1916 Missouri
DAU Jaunita Brotherton F 3m 1920 Age: 0 Missouri

Source Citation

"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8HQ-YJ7), James T Brotherton, , Jasper, Missouri; citing enumeration district (ED), sheet 16B, family 415, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820921.


United States Census, 1910


United States Census, 1900


United States Census, 1880

Name: J. H. Brotherten
Residence: Campbell, Greene, Missouri
Birthdate: 1850
Birthplace: Tennessee,
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse's Name: M. A. Brotherten
Spouse's Birthplace: Missouri,
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee,
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina,
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 30 years
Occupation: Farmer

NARA Film Number: T9-0688
Page: 281
Page Character: D
Entry Number: 1795
Film number: 1254688

Household Gender Age Birthplace

SELF J. H. Brotherten M 30 1850 Tennessee,
WIFE M. A. Brotherten F 29 1851 Missouri, Father's Birthplace: Tennessee, Mother's Birthplace: Arkansas
SON James T. Brotherten M 7 1873 Missouri,
SON Wm. F. Brotherten M 5 1875 Missouri,
SON Geo. A. Brotherten M 2 1878 Missouri,
SON T. J. Brotherten M 5M 1880 Missouri,

Source Citation

"United States Census, 1880," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6X3-1G4), J. H. Brotherten, Campbell, Greene, Missouri; citing sheet 281D, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-0688.


United States Census, 1870

Name: John Brotherson
Estimated Birth Year: 1850
Gender: Male
Age in 1870: 20y
Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1870: Missouri, United States

Household Gender Age Birthplace

Wm D Lyman M 51y 1819 New York
M C Lyman F 45y 1825 South Carolina
John Brotherson M 20y 1850 Tennessee
Frank W Brotherson M 17y 1853 Tennessee

Jno H Ivy M 19y 1851 Tennessee

Source Citation

"United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M463-TJB), John Brotherson in household of Wm D Lyman, Missouri, United States; citing p. 12, family 82, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552276.


Thanks to Dale Brotherton (#48068008) for the above combined obit from the Globe & News Herald newspapers, World War I Draft Registration, and the below information on his first & second wives and family.


1st Wife - Susan E Padgitt, married Sept 10, 1893, Greene County Mo.

They had 4 sons, Harvey James (1893 - 1946), Harry B. (1897 - 1961), Alfred (1902 - 1983) and Lee E. (1904 - 1969)


Divorce Granted

Susie from James T Brotherton, 12 Oct 1912, Jasper County, Mo.,

The Joplin Morning Tribune, 12 Oct 1912, page 10


Susan, then married William Leonard Flint, Apr 4, 1913 in Jasper County, Mo.

(Susan) Cora Flint
Age: 41
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1920: Joplin, Jasper, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Will Flint
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Household Members:

Name Age

Will Flint 39
Cora Flint 41
Harvey Brotherton 23
Harry Brotherton 21
Alfred Brotherton 18
Lee Brotherton 16

Source Citation:

"United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8HQ-Y82), Cora Flint in household of Will Flint, Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States; citing sheet 19A, family 521, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820921.

She, (Susie Flint) died Nov 17, 1920, Joplin, Jasper County, Mo. DC #34464


2nd wife - Elizabeth A. (Mathis) Morris - (1872 - 1963) Find A Grave Memorial# 63285109 she died 28 June, 1963, Joplin, Jasper Co. Mo. DC # 63-024806) daughter, Juanita Baugh was the informant.

Elizabeth Adeline 'Addie' Mathis Morris


Her obit was in The Joplin Globe June 29, 1963 page 2.

Elizabeth Adelina Morris

Mrs. Elizabeth Adelina Morris, 90 years old, died at 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon in her home at 1717 Iowa avenue after a six month illness.

Born in Van Buren, Ark., she had lived in Joplin 50 years, moving from Mulgrove [Muldrow], Okla.

She was formerly married to the late James T. Brotherton of Joplin.

Mrs. Morris was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Juanita Hendricks Ball [Baugh], of the home; a son, Floyd Nichols, 828 Empire avenue, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be under direction of Mason chapel.

The Joplin Globe June 29, 1963 page 2.


There are 2 mistakes in that obit, there isn't a Mulgrove, Okla. that I can find, and Juanita's last name was Baugh, not Ball.

She was married to a John Cavener, James D Hendricks and an unknown Baugh (still need to find his name).

She was the only child James and Addie had together. (That I'm aware of)



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  • Created by: Orlena
  • Added: 2 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94696439
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Thomas Brotherton (15 Jan 1873–7 Feb 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94696439, citing Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Orlena (contributor 46627566) .