Arvilla M. Bradford

Female10 July 1839–22 October 1867

Brief Life History of Arvilla M.

When Arvilla M. Bradford was born on 10 July 1839, in Crown Point, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States, her father, Enos Bradford, was 32 and her mother, Mary R. Smith, was 33. She died on 22 October 1867, in Crown Point, Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Deerhead Cemetery, Lewis, Essex, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enos Bradford
Mary R. Smith
Mary Jane Bradford
Abial Bradford
Olive Bradford
Arvilla M. Bradford

Sources (4)

  • Arvilla Bradford in household of Enos Bradford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Arvilla M Bradford, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Arville Bradford in household of Enos Bradford, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (3)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 24

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places, large and small, called Bradford; in particular the city in Yorkshire, which originally rose to prosperity as a wool town. There are others in Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Greater Manchester, Norfolk, Somerset, Cheshire, Wiltshire and elsewhere. They are all named with Old English brād ‘broad’ + ford ‘ford’.

History: This name was brought independently to North American by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. William Bradford (1590–1657), born in Austerfield in South Yorkshire, England, the son of a yeoman farmer, was among the Pilgrim Fathers who emigrated to North America on the Mayflower in 1620. He was a signer of the Mayflower Compact and in 1621 he was elected governor of Plymouth colony, being re-elected thirty times. Another William Bradford (1663–1752), printer, came from Barnwell, Leicestershire, England, to Philadelphia, PA, in 1685, subsequently moving to New York, where he set up a printing press and founded a paper mill. His grandson, also called William Bradford (1721–91), was known as ‘the patriot printer’, famous for his Philadelphia newspaper, which among other things denounced the Stamp Act, "which no American can mention without abhorrence".

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

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I hereby the Trustees of Clark University, Atlanta Georgia, the sum of $1,000.00...The above bequest is made in accordance with the dying wish of my beloved daughter Arvilla Bradford, who sp …

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