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From: Bill Utterback <>
Subject: [KYCALLOWAY] Calloway County - Bios from "History of Calloway County - 1931" - Charles Hill Bradley
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 11:41:35 -0500
My friends -
Here is another biography from the publication entitled, "History of
Calloway County, 1931", as published originall by the Murray Ledger.
Our subject today is Charles Hill Bradley.
Calloway County - Charles Hill Bradley
"Mr. Charles Hill Bradley, merchant and owners of Eggner's Ferry on the
Tennessee, was born Aprilo 16, 1867 at Woodville, in Ballard County, the
son of Dr. Eddie Bradley and Mrs. Nannie Ryan Bradley, deceased. Doctor
Bradley died while Charles was a mere infant, but his mother died in 1926
at an advanced age. At an early age, with his widowed mother, they removed
to Murray where the subject obtained and education from Mrray Male & Female
Institute, in the meantime devoting all his spare time to clerking in the
store of his uncle, Mr. Nat [Nathaniel Hill] Ryan, Sr.
Charles Hill Bradley has been a worker all his life. He never finds time to
stop, except for a minute, to shake hands. For 29 years, he was a grocery
salesman onthe road, being connected with, and owning interests in, the
wholesale grocery concerns of Noble & Overby, and later with Covington
Brothers of Paducah. After 29 years of service, he resigned his psition and
purchased an interest in Eggner's Ferry and the store down there, making
daily trips back to his home.
In 1894, Mr. Badley was united in marriage to Miss Susie Crews, and to this
union four children have been born, as follows: Charlie Crews Bradley, who
died January 19, 1919; Rob Bradley, distract manager for Foodtown Kitchens,
Inc.; Miss Frances Bradley, a teacher in the Rogers Clark School of
Paducah; and Edward, a member of the firm of Houston-Bradley, doing a
general insurance business in Murray. Their only grandchild, Rob Tilghman
Bradley, lives with them and attends the Murray High School. They live in
an elegant home on West College Street in Murray.
Mr. Bradley is a Methodist, a Mason and a Democrat. He has been a member of
the Murray School Board, but never asked for elective office.
Charles Hill Bradley is perhaps the best known traveling salesman in
Western Kentucky. For nearly thirty years he has made his territory over
the roads in bugies and otherwise, and quit his job just about the time our
highways were ordered built. But the roads were never too bad for him
tomake his regular trips. Mr.Bradley is one of Calloway's most prominent
and successful businessmen, a worthy and progressive citizen and a kind,
loving and devoted father."