Nellie Delight Bradford

17 April 1878–23 September 1950 (Age 72)
Olmsted Township, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Nellie Delight

When Nellie Delight Bradford was born on 17 April 1878, in Olmsted Township, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Freeman Philo Bradford, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Jane Brooker, was 26. She married Charles Brigham Maxon on 14 June 1899, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 7 Pine Barren, Escambia, Florida, United States in 1940. She died on 23 September 1950, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Olmsted Falls, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Brigham Maxon
Nellie Delight Bradford
Marriage: 14 June 1899
Bradford Charles Maxon
William F Maxon
Rose L Maxon
Jean D Maxon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 June 1899Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1882 · Cleveland School of Art
    Age 4
    Originally called the Western Reserve School of Design for Women, the Cleveland School of Art is a co-educational school that has highlighted its students works in different arts and designs. After World War II, the school began offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and soon after became the Cleveland Institute of Art. The school today offers 17 different artistic programs all year long.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 20
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    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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    Sources (18)

    • Delight Bradford Maxom in entry for Bradford Maxom, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
    • Delight B Maxon in household of Charles B Maxon, "Florida State Census, 1935"
    • Nellie Bradford in entry for Dean E Gingrich and Jean D Maxon, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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