Brainard, Tyler W.; merchant; born, Brooklyn, O., Nov. 19, 1848; son of George W. and Delight Hall Brainard; educated, district school in the village of Brighton; enlisted in the army in 1864, so that ended his school days; married, Ashtabula, O., Oct. 15, 1872, L. Adella Puffu; one daughter, Mabel; was elected to city Council for one term in 1884; traveling salesman for Tuller, Warren & Co., from 1872-1875; in 1876, engaged in the wall paper and decorating business, on Pearl Street; still in the business; was charter member in organizing the Brooklyn Heights Cemetery; was 1st. vice pres. for 19 years; pres. the board of trustees, Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, in 1886; pres. for one year Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Ass’n; member Memorial Post, G. A. R., No. 141, since 1880; has held different offices; member Masonic Lodge Halcyon, No. 498; also Forest City Commandery, No. 40.