Bio: Bradford, Ira B. Hon. (1881)


Surnames: Bradford, Burnham, Hackett

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 339

HON. IRA B. BRADFORD, lawyer and banker. Was born in the town of Fulton, Rock Co., Wis., June 24, 1851. When he was but a few months old his parents, Elbridge and Lovina A. (Burnham) Bradford, removed to New Hampshire, with their family. Ira was educated in the academies and seminaries of New Hampshire. He read law in that State and in Erie Co., Pa. In the Spring of 1873, he came to Wisconsin. After spending a few weeks at Janesville, in the office of Cassoday & Carpenter, he went to Monroe, Green Co., where he was admitted to the Bar. He then came to Augusta and began practice in April, 1873. In 1875, he commenced the banking business, in partnership with Russell Hackett, a well-known farmer of this region; theirs was the first and only banking institution ever established in this place. Mr. Bradford is manager of the business. He has been village attorney most of the time since he came here. In l830, he was elected Assemblyman, and was chosen Speaker of the House, being the youngest officer who ever presided over that body, and the only native of Wisconsin that ever filled that position. He was married in Edinboro, Erie Co., Pa., Aug. 20, 1872, to Allie M Burnham. They have two children, Archie E. and Sadie M. Mr. Bradford's parents now reside in Washington, N. H.



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