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Harold Robert Bradley

Harold Robert Bradley

Male 1890 - 1980

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  • Born  22 Sep 1890  Silver Creek, Hanover Twp., Chautaqua Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census  01 Apr 1930  Hanover Twp, Chautauqua Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  01 Apr 1940  Dennison Road, Hanover Twp, Chatauqua, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • valued household at 3,000; showed Harry had -0- income in 1939 from wages, but also had income from another source (farm).
    Buried  Aug 1980  Evergreen Cem., Hanover Center Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  09 Aug 1980  Hanover Township, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1006  Bradley - Post
    Last Modified  5 Aug 2012 

    Father  Robert Ogden Bradley,   b. 02 Jan 1852, Portland, Chautaqua Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1942, Silver Creek, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Campbell Wilson,   b. 17 Dec 1856, Hanover, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1939, Silver Creek, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Nov 1886 
    Family ID  F216  Group Sheet

    Family  Mildred Ada Krueger,   b. 12 Sep 1898, Dunkirk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1985, Hanover Township, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 Jun 1922  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Ada Jean Bradley,   b. 21 Jul 1924, Silver Creek, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 2009, Lake Shore Nursing Home, Silver Creek, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elaine Mildred Bradley,   b. 22 Jan 1927,   d. 03 Dec 2007, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. R.O. Bradley
     4. Margaret Anne Bradley,   b. 11 Nov 1935, Silver Creek, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2005, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F210  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Harold (Harry) Robert Bradley, 1910, age 20
    Harold (Harry) Robert Bradley, 1910, age 20
    Harry R. Bradley, US Navy, 1917
    Harry R. Bradley, US Navy, 1917
    Harry R. Bradley (right) at his Beacon Diner, 1960
    Harry R. Bradley (right) at his Beacon Diner, 1960
    Bradley Family, 1928
    Bradley Family, 1928
    Far left: Harold Robert Bradley; standing, to his left, Mildred Krueger Bradley; woman reading to girls: Mary Wilson Bradley; two girls, seated: Ada Bradley and Elaine Bradley; man reading to girls: Robert Ogden Bradley.
    Harry Bradley Navy
    Harry Bradley Navy
    Harold Bradley circa 1917 in Navy uniform; ; Condition: good; Location: Robert Bradley; Date: 01 Jul 1917
    Bradley, Harry R. yo
    Bradley, Harry R. yo
    Harry R. Bradley 1910; Bradley, Harry R. young; from group photo taken Aug 16, 1910
    Beacon Diner
    Beacon Diner
    the Beacon Diner in Westfield, New York circa 1960, with owner Harry Bradley (right); ; Date: 01 Jul 1960
    Marriage License
    Marriage License
    Marriage License, Bradley-Krueger; Page 40 from the Chautaqua County marriage licenses book.
    BradleyHarryR1972
    BradleyHarryR1972
    Harry R. Bradley, 1972
    HarryMildredBradleyChildren197
    HarryMildredBradleyChildren197
    Harry Robert and Mildren Ann Bradley (seated) with children, 1972

  • Notes 
    • Although born Harold, he received a name change to Harry Robert Bradley at the time he entered military service. The name Harry appears on his marriage license in 1922.

      His daughter Ada says that he recounted the time when, after working in the fields all morning, he and his siblings came in for lunch. Upon arriving, they noticed a woman at the table whomthey did not recognize. As everyone was seated, Harry's father introduced her as "your sister Alice". That was the first time they had ever met their half-sister.

      According to his son: Harry, Mildred and the children lived on the farm, but the 43 acres did not produce much income. During World War II Harry took a job at the Curtiss Aircraft plant makingthe P-38 aircraft.

      The family sold the farm and moved to town (Silver Creek). After 3-4 years (and after the war, around 1947) Harry bought land in Westfield NY and built a tractor garage and subsequently a farmtractor dealership.

      Harry and Mildred always enjoyed going to diners. About 1949 Harry discovered a diner in Jamestown that was being auctioned; he placed the winning bid and had the diner moved to his Westfieldproperty. Harry, Mildred, and son Robert ran the diner for some years, selling the Beacon Diner about 20 years later.

      The diner, dealership, and their mobile home were located at 8300 W Main Street, Westfield NY (lat/lon: 42.310196,-79.598667).

      Harry served in the US Navy during World War I, being in the Aviation division working on the Curtiss NC-4 flying boat, mostly in Pensacola Florida but also at Rockaway Beach and Newport News. [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S190] Marr Lic Bradley Krueger, (21 June 1922), Marriage license shows birthplace as "Hanover NY", parents as Robert O. Bradley and Mary Wilson, both born in America.

    2. [S159] Census, 1930, Enumeration District 0050, Family Number 202, Sheet Number 8A.

    3. [S196] Census, 1940, (1940), enumeration district 7-61, image 20, lines 76-80.

    4. [S190] Marr Lic Bradley Krueger, (21 June 1922).
      Family history records their wedding as 22 June rather than the record's date of 21 June.

    5. [S195] Bradley, Robert O, (various interviews).