|Birth: ||May 17, 1829|
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 1914|
William Frothingham Bradbury, born 17 May, 1829, to William Sanders and Elizabeth Emerson Bradbury. His middle name is from his maternal grandmother, Esther Frothingham, daughter of Major Benjamin Frothingham, of Charlestown.
He was the second of 6 children, but the 1st son.
He attended his schooling at Westminster Academy, began teaching writing at age 19, and entered Amherst College in Sept, 1852. In 1856, he graduated Amherst as Valedictorian, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Upsilon.
In Sept, 1856, he began teaching physics and mathematics at Cambridge High School, temporary becoming the head master. He also held the position on 3 other occasions, before being appointed head master in March 1881.
William published an extensive collection of books, from Math to Physics: Elementary Geometry, Trigonometry and Surveying, Academic Algebra, just to name a few.
In 1886, he left Cambridge High School, to become the head master at The Latin School. He retained that position for more than 30 years. Chosen Master Emeritus, 1910-1914.
From 1864-1914, he was director and secretary of the Handel and Haydn Society, and member of the Cambridge city council in 1883 and 1884.
He served as president of both the Middlesex County Teachers Association and the Massachusetts Teachers Association, secretary and treasurer of the Classical and High School Teachers Association. And served as a Member of the Common Council under Mayor Fox in 1883 and 1884.
William was listed in "Who's Who in the World, 1910-1911." as Headmaster of the Cambridge Latin School.
On 17 April, 1857, William married Margaret W. Jones, daughter of Abijah and Phebe Cutting Jones. Margaret was a 1856 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, and teaching at the Latin School, were they met.
They were the parents of 3 children: William Howard, Marion and Margaret Seymour Bradbury. They made their home at 369 Harvard Street, Cambridge.
William's funeral was held at his Harvard Street home; the services were performed by the Rev. Dr. Francis G. Peabody of Harvard.
William Sanders Bradbury (1800 - 1881)
Elizabeth Emerson Bradbury (1800 - 1870)
Margaret W Jones Bradbury (1835 - 1923)*
William Howard Bradbury (1858 - 1924)*
Marion Bradbury Hovey (1863 - 1959)*
Margaret Seymour Bradbury (1877 - 1979)*
William Frothingham Bradbury (1829 - 1914)
Charles Fletcher Bradbury (1836 - 1854)*
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Plot: Cuphea Path Lot 4060
Created by: nancy robison
Record added: Feb 28, 2012
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