Lee Bradbury Dies Near Everett
Three Weeks Illness Ended In Death of Prominent Farmer At Home Near Everett.
Lee A. Bradbury, age 65, died early Sunday afternoon, May 30, 1943, at his farm home three and one-half miles west of Everett, Mo., in southern Cass County, following a three weeks serious illness from a heart ailment and complications. His death removed the last member of the family by the name Bradbury, a name that has much to do with the development of the southwest Cass County for more than a century. In 1833 his great-grandfather Walter Bradbury, native of Scotland, came from Kentucky to Missouri and settled. His son, Leonard came with the parents and in 1844 purchased a tract of land nearby which was the first permanent settlement in Coldwater township. Lee A. Bradbury was the only son of A. J. Bradbury, son of Leonard Bradbury above mentioned; the father of Lee continued the pioneering spirit in the vicinity of his birth in that part of the country. Lee was born August 3, 1878 on the farm at Old Brosley, north of Drexel. In Lee's childhood the father located west of Everett and it is in the Everett community that he has led a very influential life in the religious, civic, agricultural and political affairs of that community, through the past half century. He was yet a young man un many respects and his untimely passing takes a worthwhile landmark from the church, the school and the home. No one in that part of the country was better known or more beloved than was Lee Bradbury. Mr. Bradbury was a farmer all his life. He had served some eight or nine years as president of the Cass County Farm Bureau, having been connected with that organization in some capacity since it existed. He was chairman of the annual soils and crops conference; chairman of the soil improvement association; and chairman of the tenant purchase committee for the Farm Security Administration. He was a large land owner and stockman. He had developed a high class herd of registered shorthorn cattle, and was known throughout this section by prominent agriculturalists and stockmen. He was a stanch supporter of every progressive idea that would better his church, community or county. He had been and was the newly elected trustee of Everett Township, and served as Democratic committeeman 25 years. He was a leader of a number of 4-H beef clubs. Mr. Bradbury was an active christian student and worker all his life and gave of his time and means and abilities to the service of the Everett Christian church of which he was a member. For some 45 years he had been a teacher of the Bible class of that church. He was well versed in the Scripture and made it a part of his daily life to study the Bible. Mr. Bradbury had served as president of the Cass County Sunday School Council for several years. He had been an official in his own church throughout the years and was ever ready to perform any service whenever he was needed in his church and community. Lee A. Bradbury and Miss Bertha Davis were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents at Main City, September 18, 1901. They have always made their home in that community. A daughter, Mrs. Ted (Edith) Stanhope of Alexandria, Va., and the wife of the home are the immediate survivors. His two sisters, Mrs. W. W. (Maude) French of Archie, and Mrs. B. B. (Sallie) Limpus of Drexel, and an aunt, Mrs. Ella Hocker of Lisle, and six nieces. Miss Mary French, Warrensburg; Mrs. Thelma Kappleman, Great Lakes; Mrs. Willie Lee Graham, Shreveport, La.; Miss Virginia Pearl French, Kansas City; Mrs. Mildred Atkinson, Harrisonville; Mrs. Allienne Davis, Drexel; and a nephew, Lyle Limpus, Drexel, and numerous cousins also are among the loved ones who will greatly miss the splendid man whose home was a most hospitable one and its doors always open to welcome their coming. The funeral service was held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Everett Christian church the Rev. C. Allen Burrus of Harrisonville in charge. Interment was in Sharon cemetery west of there beside his parents and ancestors of three generations before him.
LEE ARTHUR BRADBURY 1878-1943 Lee Arthur Bradbury, a well know resident of Cass County, died at his home 10 Miles northeast of Drexel, Missouri, at 2:10 p.m., Sunday, May 30, 1943 at the age of 64 years, 9 months and 27 days. His death was caused by complications arising from high blood pressure. He had been confined to his bead only about three weeks. He was the son of the late Andrew J. and Mary A. Bradbury. He was born August 3, 1878, near Lisle, Missouri, and has spent his entire life in Cass County. When he was 13 year of age his family moved to the farm northeast of Drexel where his death occurred. On September 18, 1901, Lee A. Bradbury and Miss Bertha Davis were united in marriage at the bride's home south of Everett, Missouri. They became the parents of a daughter and son. The son died a few days following his birth in 1921. Mr. Bradbury united with the Everett Christian Church in 1902 and became an active church worker. For a number of years he served as superintendent of the Sunday school, taught the Men's Bible class and has been as Elder in the church for many years. He was very public spirited and was especially interested in improving agricultural conditions in Cass County. He served five year as president of the Cass County Farm Bureau and was leader of a number of 4-H Beef Clubs. He served the Democratic party of Everett Township faithfully for 25 year as a committeeman. To mourn his passing he leaves his faithful wife and his daughter, Mrs. Edith B. Stanhope of Alexandria, Virginia; two sisters, Mrs. Bennett B. Limpus and Mrs. Walter W. French of the home community; six nieces, one nephew and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Everett Christian Church at 2 o'clock p.m. Wednesday in charge of the Rev. Mr. Burrus, pastor of the Christian church at Harrisonville, and J. B. Hays, funeral director. Special music was furnished by Mrs. E. C. Swearngin and W. S. Miller, with Mrs. Miller piano accompanist. Casket bearers were E. D. Frazier, Walter Bishop, C. W. Dudley, A. M. Frazier, J. M. Fortner, and Logan Limpus. Burial was at Sharon cemetery.
Those in attendance from Drexel and vicinity were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. George, Mr. and Mrs. George Hatch, Mrs. J. E. George, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Mitchell, Mrs. M. W. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Miller, Mrs. E. C. Swearngin, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Frazier, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Lane, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Cory, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McClarnon, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frazler.
The sons name was Lee. A. Bradbury, buried in Everett Cemetery, Everett, Cass County, Missouri.
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