Obit: Bradford, William F. #2 (1876 - 1955)


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Surnames: Bradford, Miller, Zaleskas, Earl


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 10/20/1955


Bradford, William F. #2 (18 AUG 1876 - 15 OCT 1955)


William F. Bradford, 79, a veteran of the Spanish-American War and a former sheriff of Clark County and a member of the county board of supervisors for many years, died Saturday afternoon at the Wis. General Hospital in Madison, where he had been a patient for 10 days.


The body was removed to the Georgas Funeral Home, Neillsville, where funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Frank B. Harcey, pastor of the First Congregational Church officiating.  Burial was made at the Neillsville Cemetery with full military rites.


Mr. Bradford was born Aug. 18, 1876, at Plymouth, and shortly thereafter moved to Spencer with his parents.  He received his education in the town of Sherman (Clark Co., Wis.) and in Neillsville, graduating from the Neillsville High School.  A member of the old Company A, Wisconsin Volunteers, he enlisted in April 1898, and served in the Spanish American War in Puerto Rico from July 20 to Oct. 26, 1898.


After returning to civilian life he farmed for many years in the town of Grant, and served as Clark County Sheriff for six years.  He also was a supervisor in the city of Neillsville for many years and retired from active duty several years ago because of failing health.  He was a member of the Wilson-Heintz Post 2241, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Neillsville.


Mr. Bradford was married on Nov. 29, 1906, in Neillsville to Anna Miller, who survives him.  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Peter (Irene) Zaleskas, Rockford, Ill.; and Mrs. Ray (Florence) Earl, Portland, Ore.; a son, M/Sgt Charles W. Bradford with the United States Marine Corps in Atlanta, Ga., and three grandchildren.  His parents, one sister and two brothers preceded him in death.



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