|Birth: ||Sep. 4, 1847|
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 1926|
Obituary for Andrew Jackson Bradbury
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ANDREW J. BRADBURY.
1847 – 1926.
Andrew J. Bradbury, son of Leonard and Nancy Brabury, was born near Lisle, Cass County, Missouri on September 4, 1847, this county at that time being called VanBuren county. He departed this life March 7, 1926, at his home west of Everett, Mo., at the age of 78 years, 6 months and 3 days. His entire life was spent in Cass County, Missouri, with the exception of 2 years spent in Illinois during the Civil War under order. 11.
He was married to Miss Mary Ann Hocker January 15, 1871, at Coldwater schoolhouse, which was used as a church at that time. To this union were born two sons and two daughters, the oldest child dying in infancy, October 5, 1876. The surviving ones are his faithful wife, one son, Lee A. Bradbury; two daughters, Mrs. W. W. French (Maud), Mrs. B. B. Limpus (Sallie), all living near the old home; eight grandchildren; Edith Bradbury. Mildred Allienne, and Lyle Limpus. Mary, Thelma, Willa Lee and Virginia French; one sister, Sarah Ellen Rowden, of Lisle; Several nieces and nephews, and many friends.
At the age of 22 years he confessed his faith in Christ and united with the Christian church. He helped to organize and build the Brosley Christian church which was later moved to Drexel. At the time of his death he was a member of the Everett Christian church. His faith at no time wavered and he was always loyal to and an earnest worker in his church and was even ready to help the poor and needy. During his illness which extended through a period of three years, being confined to his bed one year and five months, he was ever patient and cheerful, always appreciative of the many deeds of kindness bestowed upon him by his friends and loved ones.
The funeral services were held at the Everett Christian church Monday afternoon. March 8, at 1 o'clock, being conducted by his former pastor, Rev. Henry A. Pfost or Drexel. The large crowd which gathered gave evidence of the high esteem in which he was held in the community and as the Scripture says, "Ye shall know them by their fruits." Every child and even the grandchildren are following in the footsteps in his faith in Christ.
"Servant of God, well done"
Thy glorious warfare's past;
The battle's fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last."
A host of friends followed the remains to the beautiful Sharon cemetery where the body was lain to rest.
-- Elder H. A. Pfost.
((General Order No. 11 is the title of a Union Army (North, federal government of the United States) directive issued during the American Civil War on August 25, 1863, forcing the evacuation of rural areas in four counties in western Missouri. The order, issued by Union General Thomas Ewing, Jr., affected all rural residents regardless of their allegiance. Those who could prove their loyalty to the Union were permitted to stay in the affected area, but had to leave their farms and move to communities near military outposts. Those who could not do so had to vacate the area altogether.))
ANDREW J. BRADBURY, farmer and stock dealer, was born in Coldwater Township, Cass County, Missouri, September 4, 1847, and is the second child of Leonard and Nancy Ann (Rogers) Bradbury. He is among the oldest settlers now living in Cass County, who were born within its present boundaries. The school facilities of his early days being of the poorest, he never acquired a thorough education, not having attended school more than nine months in his life. In 1862 the family went to Macoupin County, Illinois, remaining there three years (( American Civil War April 12, 1861 - April 9, 1865 )). They returned to Missouri in 1866, and on January 15, 1871, Mr. Bradbury was married to Miss Mary Hocker, daughter of B. D. Hocker. He has since lived either in Everett or Coldwater Townships, and is now residing on a small place adjoining the town of Brosley. In 1881, he sold his farm and went to Colorado, intending to make that his future home, but after spending several months in a fruitless search for a more satisfactory location, he returned to Cass County fully satisfied to remain where he is. He is now taking
special interest in improving the stock of this vicinity, more especially horses and mules. He is the owner of a fine three year old colt that promises to make a record in the horse world: Membrino Patchen, by Eclipse; and he has taken first premiums on his jacks at the fairs in
various places. He has also several fine sheep, and intends to secure a thorough grade of cattle and hogs. Mr. Bradbury and wife have but one child living, a boy of three years, Lee Arthur, born August 3, 1879. One child died in infancy.
After the book was written they had two more children:
Lee Arthur Bradbury
Eva Maude "Maud" Bradbury
Sallie Peral Bradbury
Leonard Bradbury (1822 - 1903)
Nancy A. Rodgers Bradbury (1829 - 1898)
Mary Ann Hocker Bradbury (1855 - 1934)
Lee Arthur Bradbury (1878 - 1943)*
Eva Maude Bradbury French (1883 - 1972)*
Sallie Pearl Bradbury Limpus (1887 - 1963)*
Plot: Row 8, Lot 154
Maintained by: Brian D Vaughn
Originally Created by: Susan Norine Stice
Record added: Jun 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7566964
Added: Jun. 25, 2003