Bessie was the daughter of Henry Clay and Mary Elizabeth Spurling Hubbard. She was born on the Hubbard Farm in rural Clark, Randolph, MO. She married 1st John Smith Bradley on May 12,1892 on the Hubbard Farm in rural Clark, Randolph, MO. From this union were born two children: Omar Nelson and Raymond Calvert. After John Smith passed, she married John Robert "Bob" Maddox on Dec 25, 1910 in Huntsville, Randolph, MO.
After Bessie's sister Ida Jane passed away in 1896, John and Bessie raised her two daughters Nettie Ophelia and Opal Minnie Bogie.
Higbee Weekly News 7 Aug 1908--Mrs. John S. Bradley, who has had charge of the central office of the Mutual Telephone company, resigned Saturday and Ed. Sweeney, of near Burton, was employed to fill the vacancy. Mrs. Bradley, we learn, will locate where she can place her son in a good school. Ref: James E. "Jim" Bradley
Obit Wednesday, June 24, 1931 Moberly, MO Monitor Index. Transcribed as written.
--Mrs. J. R. Maddox Dies; Funeral to be Thursday--Mrs. Bessie Bradley Maddox, 56, a lifelong Randolph Countian, died at 9 o'clock last night at her home on Sparks avenue. She had been ill for the past eight weeks of paralysis. Mrs. Maddox is survived by her husband, J. R. Maddox; by one son, Major O. N. Bradley, Fort Benning, Ga.; by two stepsons, David Russell Maddox, New York, and Charles William Maddox, St. Louis; by one brother, Ervin Hubbard of Johnstown, Pa.; by two step sisters, Mrs. A. E. Oldham, St. Louis and Mrs. Gene Olds, Slater; by her step-mother, Mrs. Clay Hubbard, St Louis; by a granddaughter, Mrs Osborn, of Columbia; and a number of nieces and nephews two of whom, Mrs. W. E. Spurling, south of Moberly and Mrs ? Dougerty, of Fayette were raised in her home. The daughter of Henry Clay and Mary Jane Hubbard, both deceased. Mrs. Maddox was born April 18, 1875 near Clark. She was married in 1890 to the late J. S. Bradley and in 1911 to J. R. Maddox. She was a member of the First Christian Church. The Rev. W. T. Henson and the Rev. J. H. Clark will conduct funeral services Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the First Christian Church here. Burial will be at Log Chapel Cemetery, south of Higbee.
Sarah Elizabeth "Bessie" was the mother of Five Star General Omar Nelson Bradley.
John Smith Bradley
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