Roland Abbott Bradford

1915–December 1966 (Age 51)
Prairie City, Grant, Oregon, United States

The Life of Roland Abbott

When Roland Abbott Bradford was born in 1915, in Prairie City, Grant, Oregon, United States, his father, William Abbott Bradford, was 34 and his mother, Ottie Mae Campbell, was 26. He married Virginia Rose Kimberling on 28 August 1937, in Grant, Oregon, United States. He lived in Grant, Oregon, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 3 Union, Grant, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died in December 1966, in John Day, Grant, Oregon, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Prairie City, Grant, Oregon, United States.

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Roland Abbott Bradford
Dorothy Lorene Sorenson
Marriage: 6 December 1964

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6 December 1964
Winnemucca, Humboldt, Nevada, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 2

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 

Age 14

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rolland Bradford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roland Bradford in household of William A Bradford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roland A Bradford in household of W Abbott Bradford, "United States Census, 1930"

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