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Bradford, Alexander
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Alexander Bradford, a farmer and stock-raiser of Ursa township, was born January 21, 1855, his parents being Nicholas P. and Elizabeth (Theoble) Bradford, both of whom were natives of Kentucky, the former born in Pendleton county and the latter in Grant county. The father was a farmer by occupation and both he and his wife are now deceased. Alexander Bradford left Kentucky when twenty-nine years of age. He worked by the month in Missouri for two years and then came to Marcelline, Adams county. He was married November 5, 1884, to Ella J. Groves, a daughter of Daniel P. and Elizabeth (Wood) Groves, farming people of Marcelline. Her mother is now living but her father died when twenty-eight years of age. His widow afterward married Alexander Caldwell, who resides in Kentucky. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Bradford were born four children: Homer R., who was born October 21, 1887 and is now attending school in Quincy; Charles M., born February 11, 1890; Edna E., born July 25, 1896; and Estella, born August 21, 1903. Mr. Bradford is the owner of one hundred and ninety-three acres of good land and is largely engaged in stock raising, having good grades of cattle, horses and hogs upon his place. He is an excellent judge of stock and is able to make judicious purchases and profitable sales. His business interests are well conducted and he is strictly reliable in all his deals, so that his business integrity stands as an unquestioned fact in his career. In his political views he is a democrat and served as a school director for several years, but otherwise has held no public office; nor has he cared for political preferment. He is a member of the Court of Honor and of the Modern Woodmen. He belongs to Moose lodge, No. 127, I.O.O.F. and both he and his wife hold membership in the Christian Church of Marcelline, contributing generously and having an active interest in its work.

Collins, William H. Past and Present of the City of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois. Chicago: Clark Publishing, 1905.

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