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Bradley, James 1851 - 1922

BRADLEY

Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 1/26/2011 at 16:02:51

James Bradley, one of the pioneer residents of western Plymouth County died Tuesday afternoon, October 3, 1922, at the home of his brother, E. J. Bradley, In Akron, where he had been making a home for several months during which time he has been a sufferer from rheumatism and other complications.

He had attained the age of 71 years and. 25 days. A suitable obituary will appear next week in these columns.

After a brief service today (Thursday) at 1 p. m., in the E. J. Bradley home, the funeral was held in the U. B. Church at Adaville, the services being conducted by Rev. C. V. Allison, of the Christian church of this city. Interment was beside his parents in the Adaville Cemetery.

E. J. Bradley and Mrs. Chas. W. Ruble came from Ravinia, S. D., to attend the funeral of their brother and uncle

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, October 5, 1922
Akron, Iowa

In last week's issue of the Register Tribune a brief mention was made of the death of James S. Bradley, a pioneer and highly esteemed resident of Western Plymouth County, at the home of his brother, E. J. Bradley, in this city, on Tuesday. October 3, 1922, of rheumatic trouble and complications, at the age of 71 years and 25 days.

James Silas Bradley, son of Silas and Lucy Ann Bradley, was born at Battle Creek, Michigan, September 8, 1851. At the age of four years he moved with his parents to Whiteside county, Ill., and resided there until 1865, when they located in Cedar county, Iowa. Five years later in 1870 the family came further west and were among the early day settlers in western Plymouth County Iowa, near Adaville, in Liberty Township.

The subject of this sketch early in life became deeply imbued with the religious spirit and was a close student of the Bible. During his young manhood ho preached the Gospel for about five, years. In 1873 he affiliated with the United Brethren Church, but the past few years he attended the Methodist church and was also a member of the Brotherhood of American Yeomen Lodge. He also assisted his father on the farm near Adaville, and after the latter's death engaged in farm work for others.

Mr. Bradley was a man of firm and strong convictions for the right in all things, and at the same time was possessed of a congenial and sympathetic nature, and gained the friendship and esteem of all with whom he came in contact.

Both his parents passed away in this county a number of years ago, and he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Edson Stone, of Ainsworth, Nebr., and one brother, Ed. J. Bradley, of Akron, besides a number of nieces and nephews, who mourn his departure.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. V. Allson, of Akron, in the U.B. Church at Adaville last Thursday afternoon and interment was in the cemetery there beside his parents.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, October 12, 1922
Akron, Iowa


 

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