Burrough Brothers' Manufacturing Co.

Digger Odell Publications 2007


Operation for Appendicitis Proves Fatal to Chemical Manufacturer.

Baltimore. Feb. 22.-The news that Horace Burrough, president of the Burrough Brothers' Manufacturing Co., chemists and manufacturers of pharmaceuticals on West Lombard street, near Paca, had died on e 8th inst. after an operation for appendicitis came a great shock to the numerous friends of the deceased, who, though he had pursued his activities quiet nevertheless held a warm place in the hearts of any persons. Mr. Burrough was ill only a few days. The symptoms of appendicitis had begun to manifest themselves but five days before the fatal outcome, but the patient grew rapidly worse. and his remooval to a hospital was ordered. There Dr. M. T. Fincoy, one of the foremost surgeons of the city, operated on him. A second operation was deemed necessary, d Mr. Burrough never rallied.

He was born in Philadelphia. but his parents brought m to Baltimore when he was only a few years old d he obtained his education in the public and private schools here. At an early age he manifested a great interest in chemistry, which study he pursued with perfidity. This brought him into contact with druggists d he naturally took up pharmacy. After being contacted with various concerns he in 1885, organized the Burrough Brothers Manufacturing Co., which under his guidance and direction became very successful. The company put up a commodious warehouse and laboratory on West Lombard street, where the latest machincery was installed and where operations were concocted on a large scale. Several years ago the house is changed into a corporation, with Mr. Burrough as president, which insures continuance without interruption.

The deceased was also active in religious work, being . elder in Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church. president of the Maryland Tract Society and treasurer of e Maryland Bible Society. He was one of the directors of the Maryland Savings Bank, and also belonged the Baltimore Country Club and the Drug Exchange. which latter capacity he shared in the shaping of the food and drug bill now before the legislature. Dignified in his bearing, he was easy of approach and all of his dealings he displayed a highmindedness rich reflected the best tradition of the business life of Baltimore. He was 63 years old and is survived by his life and one son, Horace Burrough, Jr.. who is also connected with the company. The Maryland Savings ink and the Drug Exchange held meetings and .opted resolutions of condolence with the family.