|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1860|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 1926|
Big Horn County
LIFE SKETCH OF WILLIAM HENRY BRADSHAW
William Henry Bradshaw was born April 30, 1860, in Slaterville, Weber County, Utah – His father Thomas Bradshaw, Jr. was born February 3, 1820 in Burnley, Lancashire, England; (1); his mother Hannah Hobson was born March 27, 1823 (2) Yorkshire, England. (3) (4); - His brothers and sisters were: Mary Ann born 9, Oct. 1844, in Staleybridge (also Stalybridge), Lancashire,England (5); Hyrum born 13 Aug. 1848 in Staleybridge (6); Sarah born 6 Dec 1850 in Staleybridge (7); Thomas born 12 July 1853 in Staleybridge (8); James born 13 Dec 1856 in Staleybridge (9); **William Henry born 360 April 1860 in Slaterville, Weber County, Utah (10); George Alfred born 8 Feb. 1862 in Slaterville, Utah (11); John Daniel Franklin born 16 July
1866 at Slaterville, Utah (12); Eliza Hannah born 19 June 1868 at Slaterville, Utah (13).
In Father's younger days he and a friend Isaac Wilson herded cows in the summer. One day a lady asked them to have dinner - said they had Johnnie Cake - So the boys thought, "Oh, my, just have cake to eat instead of bread!" Well, what they didn't know was that the Johnnie Cake was
just corn bread. So Father never did care for corn bread after that and when we moved to Byron in 1901 Isaac Wilson and family were living there so they met again.
When he was about 18 years of age he left the family home and went to Ashley Valley – There he took up some land – I think it was 30 acres. He built a log cabin to live in – Was in Ashley he met Caroline Murray – After a short courtship they were married on the 8th day of Dec. 1886. They lived on the farm from the time of their marriage until the fall of 1900. He had a few head of cows, horses to do the farm work – the crops were hay, oats and wheat. He used to take the wheat to the flour mill and have flour ground.
The family members were: *Sarah born 3 Oct. 1887, Millward, Uinta County, Utah (14);
Hannah born 19 Nov. 1889, Millward, Uinta County, Utah – she died 27 April 1891 Millward,Utah, is buried in the Maeser or (Maiser) ward cemetery; Caroline born 27 July 1891, Millward, Uinta County, Utah (15); Richard Thomas born 2 April 1894 Millward, Uinta County, Utah (16);
Earl (17) born 15 May 1898, died 18 May 1898 Millward, Uinta County, Utah; Martha Ann born 4 July 1900 Maeser, Uinta County, (18) Utah (19); (20); (21).
In January of 1900 Dad and Mother took Caroline (Cany) to Salt Lake City to an eye specialist – Went to Price, Utah, with a team and wagon. He was there until the 1st of April – Came home to get the farm work going. Mother returned about the 1st of June. Martha Ann was
born the 4th of July.
Before fall Dad sold the farm and we moved to a small house with two rooms for the winter.
He had decided to move to Colorado near Grand Junction. The water outlook wasn't too good so we were there a week. Someone said, "Let's go to the Big Horns." So the next day we started out – Had a about 75 head of cattle, some were horses, a trail wagon had four horses on it, also
some loose horses – Had a new white-top light wagon – Mother drove the team on that. We
stopped in Burlington a few days to visit a family that formerly lived where we did – Always
called them Uncle Tom and Aunt Susan Riley.
On the 19th day of July we left there – Came through the hills – Was a long hot day. We arrived on the Shoshone River where the Penrose bridge is (22) – Stayed all night – The next day moved on down and camped – still on the south side of the river across from where a Mr. Nauzer
lived. The river was high and quite treacherous to ford. In a day or two we went across to Byron to see Mother's half brother, Ellison Murray, but went back to the camp at night. In a few days we moved over to Byron. Father picked out a city lot, pitched the tent and we stayed there. He
went to Pryor Mountains for house logs – Built a one room house and we moved into it – Later on he built another room – Had brought our household goods with us. The next summer he went to work up in Yellowstone Park. He and Robert Carroll took some land another party had given
up – 50 acres I think.
In the spring of 1905 Father got some land at Penrose. Mother had a baby boy the 16 of May about 3:00 P.M. Mother died at nine that evening. She was buried the 18 of May. The baby died the 25 October.
In the spring of 1906 Dad moved us to Penrose on another farm. September 18, 1906 he married Mary Eliza Holliday in her home in Byron. He farmed there for a few years. On the 4th day of Oct. 1908 their son John Holliday was born. After several years of farming there he sold again – Bought a city lot and 10 acres of other land and went into the truck garden business in Lovell. On the 14th of Oct. 1924 (23), Mary passed away – Was buried in Byron.
Father continued living in their home with John and continued his gardening. In the fall of 1926 he made a trip to Canada in hopes of going to the Temple but it was closed – Had planned on having John go up on the bus so they could be sealed to Aunt Mary – So he returned a very
disappointed man – It seemed like he gave up – His onion crop all froze after he had them all pulled in rows to dry. He just kept failing – He passed away the 5th day of Nov. 1926 – His death was quite sudden. The three girls were there at the time also his son John. His son,
Richard, was in Canada – He couldn't come to the funeral.
The funeral was held in the Lovell West Ward church – burial was in the Byron Cemetery beside his wife Caroline, son Wilson and wife Mary, the 18th of Nov. 1926.
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Footnotes, references, etc.:
1. Thomas Jr. (1820) died 4 Nov. 1880
2. Hannah, born at Hillhouse, Holmfirth, Yorkshire, England.
3. Hannah died 28 Sep. 1892
4. Thomas and Hannah buried at Slaterville, Utah
5. Mary Ann died 7 Mar. 1892
6. Hyrum died 10 Dec. 1849
7. Sarah died 22 April 1919
8. Thomas (1853) died 21 Feb. 1854
9. James died at Florence, Nebraska, 3 Aug. 1858
10. William Henry (of our story) died 5 Nov. 1926
11. George Alfred died 31 Oct. 1938
12. John Daniel Franklin died in Salt Lake City, 15 July 1958, buried in Kamas, Utah
13. Eliza Hannah died 20 July 1938
14. Sarah died 4 Aug. 1969
15. Caroline died 23 Feb. 1972
16. Richard Thomas died 15 May 1931
17. My Family Group Sheet: name: Guy Earl – L.L.J.
18. My Family Group Sheet: Martha Ann born at Millward, Utah. – L.L.J.
19. Martha Ann – Living – (12 Oct. 1972)
20. Uinta – Altas spelling: Uintah.
21. Wilson born 15 May 1905, Byron, Big Horn, Wyo. died 25 Oct. 1905
22. Penrose Bridge (1972) has been removed and replaced by a cement structure.
23. My Family Group Sheet gives death of Mary 4, Oct. 1924. – L.L.J.
Source: Julia Bloomfield
Typist: LaMar Lindsay Jensen
Copied November 2001 – bjg
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Thomas Bradshaw (1820 - 1880)
Hannah Hobson Bradshaw (1823 - 1891)
Caroline Murray Bradshaw (1868 - 1905)
Mary Eliza Holliday Bradshaw (1871 - 1924)
Sarah Bradshaw Lindsay (1887 - 1969)*
Caroline Bradshaw Asay (1891 - 1972)*
Richard Thomas Bradshaw (1894 - 1931)*
Wilson Bradshaw (1905 - 1905)*
Sarah Bradshaw Field (1851 - 1919)*
William Henry Bradshaw (1860 - 1926)
George Alfred Bradshaw (1862 - 1938)*
John Daniel Franklin Bradshaw (1866 - 1958)*
Eliza Hannah Bradshaw Knight (1868 - 1938)*
Big Horn County
Plot: Block C Lot 2 Grave 9
Maintained by: SA Baxter
Originally Created by: Cindy C.
Record added: Nov 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31708487