OBITUARY NOTES. The death of Thomas Brodhead Van Buren in San Francisco on Sunday will grieve a wide circle of friends in this city where he lived until ill health three years ago led him to seek a milder climate. He was sixty-three years old. Up to 1874 he had prac- ticed law here since he won a diploma from Union College. He belonged to the Union League Club, and was in active sympathy with the purposes of that organization during the rebellion. In 1874 he went to Japan as Consul General for this Government. He wrote for the Government a valuable and in- structive treatise upon that country, embodying the results of extended travel and onservation. His official residence there lasted until 1885, when he came home broken in health. Mr. Van Buren's father was Dr. Peter Van Buren, a cousin of Martin Van Buren. William Walter Phelps and Mr. Van Buren married sisters, daughters of Joseph E. Shef- field of New-Haven.
GEN. VAN BUREN'S FUNERAL. A NEPHEW OF MARTIN VAN BUREN BURIED AT ENGLEWOOD, N. J. The funeral of Gen. Thomas B. Van Buren, whose death at San Fransisco on Oct. 13 was announced in THE TIMES, was held yesterday afternoon in the First Presbyterian Church at Englewood, N. J. Many friends and members of the Grand Army of the Republic and Loyal Legion were present. Gen. Thomas Broadhead Van Buren, a nephew of ex-President Martin Van Buren, was born at Clermont, N. Y., on June 20, 1824. He studied law after receiv- ing a classical education. He was attracted to California in the pioneer days of the State, and assisted in shaping its early legislation. He re- turned to New-York shortly before the war broke out. Quickly espousing the Union cause he entered the army as Colonel of the One Hundred and Second New-York Volunteers. He participated in the campaign of 1862 from the Battle Mountain fight to the Second Bull Run. He was also pres- ent at Antietam. His poor health caused him to resign. In 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General by President Lincoln. Gen. Van Buren practiced law until 1873, when President Grant appointed him Commissioner General of the United States at the Vienna Exposition, and a year later Consul General to Japan. On his re- turn from his foreign post he made his home in San Fransisco. He was a member of the Pacific Union Club. Gen Van Buren leaves a widow and three sons and one daughter. He was also brother- in-law to William Walter Phelps of New-Jersey.