Olive Blossom Willson

14 August 1873–8 July 1956 (Age 82)
Climax, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The Life of Olive Blossom

When Olive Blossom Willson was born on 14 August 1873, in Climax, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, her father, William Henry Harrison Willson, was 32 and her mother, Viola Minerva Burdick, was 27. She married Leslie J Bradley on 1 June 1898, in Charleston Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Augusta, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Charleston Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. She died on 8 July 1956, in Kalamazoo Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Springport, Jackson, Michigan, United States.

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Leslie J Bradley
Olive Blossom Willson
Marriage: 1 June 1898
Hester Rosabel Bradley
Hazel Louise Bradley
Albert Ferris Bradley
Evelyn Rose Bradley
Walter Gurski

Spouse and Children

1 June 1898
Charleston Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 6

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wilson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Olive Bradley in household of Leslie Bradley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Olive B Bradley in household of Leslie J Bradley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olive Bradley in household of Lester J Bradley, "United States Census, 1920"

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