Oliver William Bradford

Oliver William Bradford
birth: 20 Sep 1831 in Patriot, Switzerland Co., IN, to Orin R. and Roxanna (Hinman) Bradford
death: 22 Feb 1907 in Cedar Twp., Van Buren Co., IA
burial: Stockport, Van Buren Co., IA

marriage: 29 Nov 1861 at Centerville, Appanoose, IA
Nancy Ann Peckham
birth: 4 Feb 1842 at Holmes, Wright Co., IA to Frederick Plumer and Nancy Jane (Denning) Peckham
death: 21 Jan 1881, Cedar Twp., Van Buren Co.,, IA
burial: Stockport, Van Buren Co., IA

Children of Oliver William Bradford and Nancy Ann Peckham:

  • Horace Maynard Bradford, b.31 Aug 1865, d. 22 Mar 1938, did not marry
  • Laura Jane Bradford, b. 31 Jan 1867, d. 17 Jun 1944, m. Ebenezer Nelson Bundy
  • Loyd S. Bradford, b. 23 Mar 1868, d. 8 Mar 1870
  • Corwin Wentworth Bradford, b. 3 Jan 1870, d.  5 Mar 1942, m. Mary Amata Smith
  • Orin Reade Bradford, b. 14 Oct 1871, d. 9 Jan 1956, m. Mary Emily Walker
  • Randall Plummer Bradford, b. 12 Jan 1874, d. 7 Aug 1967, m. (1) Gladys I. Smith,  (2) Pearl May Smith, (3) Evelyn M.
  • Florence J. Bradford, b. 9 Apr 1875, d.  7 Nov 1976, m. (1) Francis L. Silver, (2) Joe W. Grinn
  • Georgie Bradford, b. 22 Jun 1876, d. 5 Aug 1876
  • Pierson S. Bradford, b. 21 Oct 1877, d. 3 Jul 1962, m. Hettie Marvin Smith
  • Andrew Bradford, b. 22 Jan 1879, d. 3 Aug 1879
  • Babe Bradford, b. 15 Jan1881, d. 15 Jan 1881

Other Information:

Oliver was a life long farmer in Van Buren County, Iowa. He and his wife had eleven children, nine of whom survived to adulthood. Oliver served in the Iowa 14th Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He fought in the battles of Fort Henry, Fort Donaldson, and Shiloh. He was captured at the “Hornets Nest” after his unit was surrounded and had exhausted their ammunition.

Submitted by:
Larry A. Peck Sr
Email: pscpeck@gmail.com

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