Joseph Bradley, age 71 years, a pioneer citizen of Ellis county, died suddenly at his home sixteen miles southeast of Arnett, Sunday. Mr. Bradley apparently had not been feeling well for a few days, but his condition was not considered serious. Following the noon meal, Sunday, he complained to Mrs. Bradley of not feeling well, about 2:30 p.m., he suggested to Mrs. Bradley that they go to the home of their son, Clyde Bradley for a visit. Mrs. Bradley consented and began to get ready for the trip. In the meantime, Mr. Bradley, said that he would go feed the hogs while she was getting ready. After waiting some time, Mrs. Bradley went into the barn and found her husband leaning over a manger, she spoke to him and when he did not she went to him and found him dead.
Mr. and Mrs. Bradley have resided in this county more than thirty-five years. They came here with their family among the first settlers, locating on the head of Hackberry creek, In all Mr. Bradley had resided in the state for nearly fifty years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, Clyde and Wallace, Bradley, and Mrs. Erma Beagles of Arnett; Debs, of Vici; and Mrs. Oma Howard of Quemada, New Mexico, also several grand-children and a host of friends
Funeral service will be conducted at the home, Thursday afternoon and burial made in the Eddie Cemetery.
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