James Bolesworth Bradwell

James Bolesworth Bradwell

Loughborough, Charnwood Borough, Leicestershire, England
Death 29 Nov 1907 (aged 79)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 45615247 · View Source
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Chicago Tribune (IL) - December 01, 1907

James Bolesworth, Bradwell, Nov. 29, 1907, of pneumonia, at his residence, 1428 Michigan-av., age 79 years 7 months and 13 days. Funeral from late residence, 1:30 Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1. Funeral car attached to C. & N. W. Ry. train for Rosehill cemetery leaving Chicago at 3 p.m.
Born April 16, 1828, at Loughborough, England. Son of: Elizabeth (Gutridge) Bradwell & Thomas Bradwell

When James was 16 months old, him family migrated to America in 1833, settling in Jacksonville, Illionis. James grew up on a farm in Cook County, Illinois. He was initially educated in a log schoolhouse; however, he later attended Wilson's Academy in Chicago, and Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.

1852, married MYRA COLBY. James and Myra moved to Memphis, Tenn. and opened a school. They became the parents of four children.

1854, James Bradwell was admitted to the Bar; they returned to Illinois,settling in Chicago in 1855. In 1861,elected as County Judge of Cook County. 1873, elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. Represented MARY TOOD LINCOLN after her son Robert Todd Lincoln had her committed to a sanitarium. He & his wife Myra were instrumental in her release and return to society.

James Bradwell was one of the Founders of "Union League Club of Chicago" 1893,James Bradwell served as Chairman of the Photographic Congress Auxiliary at the World's Columbian Exhibition(The Chicago World's Fair)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 45615247
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