My line of Brethertons starts with Edward Bretherton who married Alice (?). I don't have any dates for them, but I believe Edward was born in England and that he was a lawyer.
Edward and Alice's youngest son, Bernard Joseph was born in Birkenhead, England, January 26, 1861. He came to the United States around 1885 and lived with an older brother in Portland, Oregon. He married Mabel Hatch of Sitka, Alaska in 1892. They had two daughters and a son. Bernard died at Bandon Oregon on February 10, 1903.
Bernard and Mabel's son is Edward R. Bretherton, born in 1894 at Kodiak, Alaska. He married Lottie Florence Hamilton. They had one son that I know of, Edward "Jupe" Bretherton.
Edward "Jupe" was born in 1916 at Portland Oregon. He married Helen Brass and they had two sons, Dennis Edward and William Lyman.
If anyone has a connection to this family I would really like to hear from you!!