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Harriet York Bradshaw
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Birth: 1828, England
Death: Aug. 18, 1873
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA

Wife of Robert Bradshaw and the mother of 8 children. At the time of her death, the Bradshaw's lived near Orchard, Iowa where they farmed. Elizabeth "Lizzy" Bradshaw was among the older children and still living at home. Harriet was accustomed to taking tonics for ailments and Elizabeth was asked to fetch her tonic, according to family lore. There was a mix-up of what was in what bottle and Harriet was given a bottle with Laudnum, a typical medicine in those days, but a potent narcotic. As the story goes, Harriet not recognizing the difference between her tonic and the laudnum, drank a lethal dose of laudnum. She was soon in trouble and the family tried walking her around to help keep her conscious. Unfortunately, those efforts failed and Harriet died of that accidental overdose.

A few months later, their 12 year old daughter, Eliza Ann, also passed away and is buried next to her mother.

Elizabeth eventually married Joseph Lord Pike and her brother, John Bradshaw, married Joseph's sister, Abbey Evaline "Eva" Pike. The Bradshaw family eventually moved to Chicago where Robert reportedly lived into his 90s. He is supposedly buried in a cemetery there.
Family links: 
  John Bradshaw (1850 - 1940)*
  Elizabeth Ann Bradshaw Pike (1859 - 1939)*
  Eliza Ann Bradshaw (1862 - 1873)*
*Calculated relationship
Stillwater Cemetery
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: David Pike
Originally Created by: K. Pike
Record added: Aug 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11517683
Harriet <i>York</i> Bradshaw
Added by: K. Pike
Harriet <i>York</i> Bradshaw
Added by: David Pike
Harriet <i>York</i> Bradshaw
Added by: David Pike
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God Bless You and Your Family and May You Rest In Peace Harriet!
- Dave Weiss
 Added: Aug. 12, 2009
Harriet's husband, Robert Bradshaw lived into his 90s and is buried in Chicago, IL. Robert and Harriet were my great great grandparents. Their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Bradshaw, married Joseph Lord Pike in Charles City, IA in September 1876. Elizabeth's...(Read more)
- David Pike
 Added: Jan. 19, 2008
Harriet's grave stone also denotes the loss of her 11 year old daughter just a few months after Harriet's accidental poisoning (an overdose of laudnum). Harriet is one of my great-great grandmothers.
- David Pike
 Added: Jan. 19, 2008
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