Burnice Cleo Bradford

Brief Life History of Burnice Cleo

When Burnice Cleo Bradford was born on 27 February 1898, in Missouri, United States, his father, William Robert Bradford, was 29 and his mother, Minna Lee Oldridge, was 20. He married Myrtle Magdalen Barrois on 2 December 1927, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He lived in Powhattan, Brown, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Kechi, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 5 April 1959, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Blue Island, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Burnice Cleo Bradford
1898–1959
Callie Marie Smothers
1908–1996
Marriage: 30 March 1934
Robert William Bradford
1934–
Bette Arlene Bradford
1936–
Bruce Bradford
1942–1975

Sources (20)

  • Burnice Bradford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Burnice C Bradford, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"
  • Burnice Cleo Bradford, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1939, 1955-1994"

World Events (8)

1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

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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