James Bradford

Submitted by Sandra Nichols

Van Buren County Democrat
December 12, 1924

James E. Bradford, aged 54 years, 10 months and 29 days, died at his home here in Clinton, Thursday morning, December 4th, terminating an illness of high blood pressure and other complications of several months duration. Interment took place at the Clinton Cemetery Saturday afternoon, services at the grave being conducted by Messrs M.B. Lefler and L. D. Usrey. A large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives were in attendance.

James E. Bradford was born at Eglantine, Jan. 5th, 1870, the son of William and Shady (Lynn) Bradford. The mother died when our subject was a child, the father surviving until 1904. On March 8th, 1891, he was united in marriage with Miss Sallie Lee Towery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua H. Towery, well known citizens of Shirley. To them six children were born, and five of whom survive as follows: Clyde E, Fletcher M, Garner F, Mamie, now Mrs J. L. Aubrey of ElDorado, and Poe. Besides the immediate family, one sister, Mrs. Wm Linn of near Shirley, and two half sisters, Mesdames Maud Gray and Dulah Compton of Bekchito, Okla., and one half brother, Grover Bradford of Durant, Okla., survive.

In the death of James E. Bradford his family suffers the loss of a true and loving husband and a kind and indulgent father, while the town and county mourns the departure of an upright, honorable, and loyal citizen who had proven his worth by a life of correct living and noble deeds.

**Transcribed from a very poor newspaper copy so some spellings may be incorrect.