W.H. Bradley

1826 - 1908

Wm. H. Bradley Death
Old Resident of This County Died at Home of Daughter

Mt. Pleasant News: Wednesday evening at 10:30 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. M. Boydston, of North Broadway, occurred the death of Mr. William H. Bradley, an old and respected resident of Mt. Pleasant. He as been in feeble health for some time, death being due to bowel touble, with complications.

Mr. Bradley lived to the ripe old age of 82 years, and his long life has been an active and useful one. Wherever he lived he was universally respected and esteemed, and his scores of friends will long remember him and keep his memory green. He was devoted to his family and friends, and all that could be desired as an upright citizen and man. For many years he had been a member of the Methodist church, and although in recent years deprived of the privilege of church attendance, died strong in faith and hope. He was also a Mason of long standing.

The deceased was born in Morgan county, Indiana, in 1826, and was married there in 1848 to Miss Martha Ann Elliott. In 1850 they came to Iowa and settled on a farm in Appanoose county, near Centerville. He engaged in farming and stock raising and they made that their home until 1882 when the good wife passed away, and Mr. Bradley made his home with his several children. To this union were born nine children; two dying in infancy, and one son, P. H. Bradley, died about ten years ago. Those who remain are: Mr. John R. Bradley, of Centerville; Mr. C. F. Bradley, of Chicago; both of who are here; Mr. W. A. Bradley, of Centerville, Mrs. J. A. Sidles, of Jerome, Ia., and Mrs. B. M. Boydston, and Mrs. James John, of this city. One son, Mr. W. A. Bradley, is in Texas on a trip at the present time, and no word has been received from him this afternoon in answer to telegrams sent. In addition, to these sons and daughters, the deceased has one brother living in Mattoon, Ill.; and a number of grandchildren.

A short service will probably be held at the home of Mrs. Boydston here Friday morning, and the remains will then be taken to Centerville and the funeral will be held from the Jerome circuit near there, conducted by Rev. Perdew, pastor of the M. E. church, at Centerville, assisted by the Masonic lodge of which Mr. Bradley was a member. Interment will be at the Jerome cemetery.