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Henry William Bradley
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1831
Maine, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1904
Clare County
Michigan, USA

I believe that this is Henry William Bradley's headstone the birth date should be 1831. His death record indicates that he is buried in Clare, Michigan, but Henry W Bradley is not on the cemetery listings. This headstone is near his wife and daughter and I can find no death record or any other record for a William H Bradley buried in Clare born 1881 and died 1904 or any Bradley that dies in 1904 other than Henry.
His father was Henry Bradley and mother Abigail (Freeman) Bradley were from New Brunswick, Canada they also resided in Aroostook County Maine. Brother Angus Bradley and sister Abigail (Bradley) Fairbanks Melville Goheen are also buried in Cherry Grove


Friday, October 7, 1904 issue of the Clare, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Began publication in 1896. Previously known as Clare Sentinel and the Democrat-Press.

W. H. Bradley Gored to
Death by a Mad Bull on
His Farm Saturday.
man Seventy-two Years Old
and Highly Respected as
a Citizen.
Last Saturday evening just at dusk
the lifeless body of Henry Bradley was
found by his son, Arthur, in .a field
some distance from the house north-
east of Clare. From its mutilated
condition and the knowledge that
there was a vicious bull in the 'field
the conclusion was reached that the
unfortunate man was attacked and
gored to death by the enraged animal
Such is the belief of the jurors em-
panelled and all who investigated the
matter but no one saw the tragedy.
Mr, Bradley was last seen alive at
two o'clock and was then near the
house. At 5:30 he was missed by the
women folks as he usually was on
hand to get the cows and to milk.
Soon after his son, Arthur, returning
home from Clare, started out to find
his father, fearing that he had gone
to keep the cattle from going into W.
H. Virtue's field adjoining where they
were and had fallen and was injured
thereby at the log fence. Failing to
find any trace of him at the fence, he
started across to ^he neighbors and
accidentally looking over his shoulder
in the dusk caught sight of the body
lying there on the ground and .on examination found that life had fled.
Help was soon obtained, Dr. Reeder
sent for and Justice Virtue empanelled a jury consisting of Fred Hudson, F* McCarey, W. Hampton, J.
Russ, Fred Banks and R. Fairbanks
and in their presence a post mortem
examination of the body was made.
The chest was found crushed in,
nearly all the ribs being more or less
broken. Decease's wife, his son,
Arthur, the latter's wife, W. H, Virtue and James Henderson were called
to testify to the jury and verdict re
turned in accordance with the facts.
The body was found-lying face downward with tho hat some distance away.
The opinion is held that the bull attacked ]Mr, Bradley as the latter was
crossing the field and that, taking off
his hat, he tried to drive the animal
off, retreating ail the time till reaching a dead furrow where he fell and
was immediately crushed by the infuriated brute pressing its head on its
victim, the usual method adopted by
such an animal, and crushing out the
•very life.
William Henry Bradley was born in
Maine February 10th 1831 and died at
his home in Grant township October
1st, 1904 at the age of seventy-three
years, seven months and twenty days
In 1849 he sailed to the Isthmus of
Panama where he remained a year after which he located at Waterford,
Ont. Subsequently he sailed the river
St. Lawrence in the employ of a transportation company. At Waterford in
1858 he 'married Sarah Ann Saylor.
To thisunion were born nine children:
Augusta E.., ArthurW.,Mark, Blanch
A., Nellie M., Jennie A., Clarence, Edgar and Lena A., of whom Mark, Nellie and Edgar proceeded the father to
that Spirit World'.
In 1866 the family moved to Saginaw. Here they resided till 1887 and
then located on the old homestead in
Grant township where deceased lived
and labored until entering that sleep
from which none ever wake again to
earth's woes A kind husband and a
loving father, always at home with
his family, the fragrance of his memory will ever remain with those for
whom he labored so devotedly. The
thought of his last conversation was,
The reunion of his family which" he
expected to en joy Tuesday October 4th.
But alas! instead of it being a day of
earthly reunion it was a day of sorrow
and weeping over the remains of a
father loved so dearly.-
Father Bradley, leaves a sorrowing;
wife, two sons and four daughter?,
four grandchildren, one brother, three
sisters and a host of friends who mourn
his sad demise. .
Funeral services were held at the
old home Tuesday conducted by Rev.
A. L. Woodlock of clare and the remains were interred at Cherry Grove
cemetery to await in solemn silence
the resurrection morn,

Family links: 
  Sarah Ann Saylor Bradley (1839 - 1919)
  Augusta Edith Bradley Truckner (1860 - 1915)*
  Nellie May Bradley (1868 - 1891)*
  Genevieve T Bradley Kilmer (1874 - 1961)*
  Edgar Bradley (1878 - 1879)*
  Arlene M. Bradley Price (1882 - 1964)*
*Calculated relationship
Cherry Grove Cemetery
Clare County
Michigan, USA
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Record added: Jul 30, 2010
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Henry William Bradley
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Henry William Bradley
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Henry William Bradley
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