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Harold Robert Bradley

Harold Robert Bradley

Male 1890 - 1980  (89 years)

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  • Name Harold Robert Bradley 
    Born 22 Sep 1890  Silver Creek, Town of Hanover, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1 Apr 1930  Silver Creek, Town of Hanover, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1 Apr 1940  Dennison Road, Hanover Twp, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • valued household at 3,000; showed Harry had -0- income in 1939 from wages, but also had income from another source (farm).
    _UID 5F306DA0DECC407D9307AAB0C7192C80835B 
    Buried Aug 1980  Evergreen Cem., Hanover Center Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 Aug 1980  Silver Creek, Town of Hanover, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I539  Bradley - Post
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2016 

    Father Robert Ogden Bradley,   b. 2 Jan 1852, Portland, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1942, Silver Creek, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Mary Campbell Wilson,   b. 17 Dec 1856, Hanover, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1939, Silver Creek, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1886 
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mildred Ada Krueger,   b. 12 Sep 1898, Dunkirk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1985, Hanover Township, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1922  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Ada Jean Bradley,   b. 21 Jul 1924, Silver Creek, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 2009, Lake Shore Nursing Home, Silver Creek, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Elaine Mildred Bradley,   b. 22 Jan 1927,   d. 3 Dec 2007, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
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     4. Margaret Anne Bradley,   b. 11 Nov 1935, Silver Creek, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 2005, Phoenix, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Harry Bradley Navy
    Harry Bradley Navy
    Harold Bradley circa 1917 in Navy uniform; ; Condition: good; Location: Robert Bradley; Date: 01 Jul 1917
    Beacon Diner
    Beacon Diner
    the Beacon Diner in Westfield, New York circa 1960, with owner Harry Bradley (right); ; Date: 01 Jul 1960
    Marriage License
    Marriage License
    Marriage License, Bradley-Krueger; Page 40 from the Chautaqua County marriage licenses book.
    BradleyHarryR1972
    BradleyHarryR1972
    Harry R. Bradley, 1972
    HarryMildredBradleyChildren197
    HarryMildredBradleyChildren197
    Harry Robert and Mildren Ann Bradley (seated) with children, 1972
    Harry Bradley WWI Draft Registration
    Harry Bradley WWI Draft Registration
    World War I draft registration card for Harry R. Bradley.
    Harry, Mildred Bradley gravestone
    Harry, Mildred Bradley gravestone
    Gravestone at Evergreen Memorial in Hanover.
    Bradley Family, 1928
    Bradley Family, 1928
    Far left: Harold Robert Bradley; standing, to his left, Mildred Krueger Bradley; woman reading to girls: Mary Wilson Bradley; two girls, seated: Ada Bradley and Elaine Bradley; man reading to girls: Robert Ogden Bradley.
    Harry R. Bradley, US Navy, 1917
    Harry R. Bradley, US Navy, 1917

  • Notes 
    • Although born Harold, he received a name change to Harry Robert Bradley at the time he entered military service. The name Harry appears on his marriage license in 1922.

      His daughter Ada says that he recounted the time when, after working in the fields all morning, he and his siblings came in for lunch. Upon arriving, they noticed a woman at the table whomthey did not recognize. As everyone was seated, Harry's father introduced her as "your sister Alice". That was the first time they had ever met their half-sister.

      According to his son: Harry, Mildred and the children lived on the farm, but the 43 acres did not produce much income. During World War II Harry took a job at the Curtiss Aircraft plant makingthe P-38 aircraft.

      The family sold the farm and moved to town (Silver Creek). After 3-4 years (and after the war, around 1947) Harry bought land in Westfield NY and built a tractor garage and subsequently a farmtractor dealership.

      Harry and Mildred always enjoyed going to diners. About 1949 Harry discovered a diner in Jamestown that was being auctioned; he placed the winning bid and had the diner moved to his Westfieldproperty. Harry, Mildred, and son Robert ran the diner for some years, selling the Beacon Diner about 20 years later.

      The diner, dealership, and their mobile home were located at 8300 W Main Street, Westfield NY (lat/lon: 42.310196,-79.598667).

      Harry served in the US Navy during World War I, being in the Aviation division working on the Curtiss NC-4 flying boat, mostly in Pensacola Florida but also at Rockaway Beach and Newport News.

  • Sources 
    1. [S182] Marr Lic Bradley Krueger, Marriage license shows birthplace as "Hanover NY", parents as Robert O. Bradley and Mary Wilson, both born in America.

    2. [S151] Census, 1930, Enumeration District 0050, Family Number 202, Sheet Number 8A.

    3. [S188] Census, 1940, enumeration district 7-61, image 20, lines 76-80.

    4. [S182] Marr Lic Bradley Krueger.
      Family history records their wedding as 22 June rather than the record's date of 21 June.