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Lydia Moss Bradley
Birth: Jul. 31, 1816
Vevay
Switzerland County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1908
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Lydia was born the daughter of Capt. Zeally Moss and Jennette Glascock Moss.

Founded and endowed the Bradley Polytechnic Institute, now called Bradley University in Peoria. She was a pioneer in many fields.

In May 1837 she married Tobias S. Bradley and moved to Peoria.

(Lydia Moss Bradley was also the first woman ever to draft a marriage contract (in modern terms a 'prenuptial agreement') protecting her assets.)

She established the school to honor her husband Tobias and her six children, all of whom died at an early age.

She gave land to the Society of St. Francis to build a hospital, now known as the St. Francis Medical Center. In 1884, Lydia built the Bradley Home for Aged Women to care for widowed and childless women.


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Zeally Moss (1756 - 1839)
  Jennet Glascock Moss (1766 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Tobias S. Bradley (1811 - 1867)
 
 Children:
  Rebecca Jennet Bradley (1839 - 1847)*
  Clarissa Bradley (1843 - 1847)*
  Tobias Moss Bradley (1847 - 1847)*
  Laura Moss Bradley (1849 - 1864)*
  Mary Bradley (1851 - 1852)*
  William Moss Bradley (1853 - 1855)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Semmes Moss (1799 - 1883)*
  Nancy Jeanette Moss Chambers (1807 - 1901)*
  McCajah Moss (1810 - 1891)*
  Lydia Moss Bradley (1816 - 1908)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Tobias S. Bradley
Jan. 21, 1811 - May 4, 1867
Lydia Moss Bradley
July 31, 1816 - Jan. 16, 1908
 
Note: Plaque from Zeally Moss Society on headstone.
 
Burial:
Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 06, 2006
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