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Isaac Bradley

Male 1890 - 1930  (39 years)


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  • Name Isaac Bradley 
    Born 15 Jun 1890  Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 1930  Roundout, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I41033  CB_1_2019
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2009 

    Father Isaac Francis Bradley,   b. 14 Apr 1852, Sun Prairie Twp, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1928, Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Ellen "Nellie" Dynes,   b. 26 Apr 1861, Columbia Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1940, Santa Barbara, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1886 
    Family ID F13441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine Langlois,   b. Milwaukee, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 19 Sep 1922 
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F16324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:
      ISAAC BRADLEY MEETS DEATH IN ACCIDENT

      Isaac Charles Bradley was born at Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, June 15, 1890. Ile was the son of Isaac F. and Ellen Dynes Bradley, and spent his youth on the parental farm south of Sun Prairie.

      He was employed by the Chicago, Northwestern and the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroads since 1910, except the time he served in the Worid War. He was mustered out of the service in 1918.

      Since 1917 he worked on the Chicago and Milwaukee division of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific railroad. Starting as brakeman, he was promoted to conductor in 1925.

      He was married to Josephine Langlois of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 19, 1922. The couple established their permanent home in Chicago where Mrs. Bradley now resides.

      On May 27, 1930, at Roundout, Illinois, Mr. Bradley was bringing in his train from Janesville to Chicago and was about to complete his run, when walking toward the headend of the train, on the top of the cars, to obtain train orders which his brakeman had failed to deliver to him, he fell between the 7th and 8th cars receiving injuries resulting in instant death.

      The exact cause of the accident could not be determined on account of the intense darkness. The headend brakeman, James Costello, who our watching from the top of the cars, could see only the light. He saw Conductor Bradley's signal to stop as he disappeared. Mr. Cosello, in his haste to stop the train, extinguished his lantern and was obliged to light it before he succeeded in bringing the train to a stop.

      The accident was unusual. It was the first of the kind on the Chicago and Milwaukee division in fourteen years. Fellow trainmen are at a loss to explain it, for Conductor Bradley was a seasoned trainman and very sure of his footing. They are of the opinion that the "tell tales" striking him caused him to lose his balance.

      Funeral services were held in St. Priscilla's church, Chicago, at 7:30 a.m. Saturday May 31. The pall bearers, all members of the Brotherhood of Trainmen, were: James Murphy, Max Vogl, Walter Emery, A. L. Jackson, James Costello, and W. M. Johns. The brotherhood showed their esteem and affection for Mr. Bradley by attending the services in a body and escorting the remains to Milwaukee. In the home there was a profusion of floral offerings, emblems of loving sympathy, from neighbors, friends and fellow workers.

      Interment was In the family Iot in Sun Prairie. The funeral party came by train to Watertown. There they were met by the undertaker, Mr. Krebs, and followed by friends and neighbors, brought to Sun Prairie, where he was interred in the famity lot. The Elmer Peterson Post of the American Legion met the funeral procession west of the bridge, took charge and conducted a very impressive military burial.