|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1907|
JOHN BRADWAY - There occurred in Milledgeville Friday, December 27, 1907 the death of John Bradway, aged 73 years 4 months and 26 days. Mr. Bradway was born in Erie county, Pennsylvania August 1, 1834. He grew to manhood in the state of his birth and when 21 years of age came with his parents to Illinois and settled in Elkhorn Grove where he lived continuously until four years ago, he moved to Milledgeville. The deceased leaves to mourn his death two brothers, Benjamin of Springfield, Missouri, and Henry of Milledgeville, and three sisters, Mrs. Snovel, Mrs. Sargeant and Miss Mary Bradway, all of Milledgeville, He was widely known and had a large number of warm friends. He did not seek popularity, but his kindly feeling toward his fellowmen won their respect. He was an honest and well meaning man in all his dealings. For twenty-five years prior to his death he was afflicted with rheumatism of a severe form that made it impossible to perform manual labor. In addition to this great affliction he was deprived of his hearing to quite an extent which made it difficult for him to carry on conversation easily with others. Mr. Bradway suffered from the effects of a fall not many weeks ago, and then he was taken down with a severe attack of pneumonia two weeks prior to this death which was the direct cause of his death. There has passed from this community a man against whom naught can be said. A good citizen has made a faithful race. Funeral services were conducted at the Union church Sunday forenoon by Rev. M. A. Witter, pastor of the Brethren church of Milledgeville.
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Record added: Nov 16, 2010
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