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Benjamin Franklin BRADBURY

Male 1829 - 1911  (82 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Franklin BRADBURY 
    Born 28 Feb 1829  Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jun 1911  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He is a successful druggist and worker in reforms, and res. in Boston, Mass.

      1860 Census: ME: Penobscot: Bangor, Ward 1:
      Benj. F. Bradbury, age 31, druggist, real estate valued at $1000, personal property valued at $2000, born in Maine;
      Anna P., age 20, born in Maine;
      William B. 9/12, born in Maine;
      Margaret Lynch, age 17, domestic, born in Maine.

      1870 Census: ME: Penobscot: Bangor City, p. 30:
      Bradbury, Benj. F., age 41, apothecary, born in ME, real estate valued at $11,000, personal property valued at $11,000;
      Sarah, age 29, keeping house, born in MA;
      William, age 10, born in ME;
      Annie, age 7, born in ME;
      Woodman, age 2, born in ME;
      George, age 1, born in ME.

      1880 Census MA: Middlesex: Other Townships: Melrose ED#408, p. 44 of 47:
      Bradbury, Ben F., age 51, druggist, born in ME, father and mother born in ME;
      Sarah W., age 39, wife, keeping house, born in MA, father and mother born in MA;
      William B., age 25, son, clerk in store, born in ME, father in ME, mother born in MA;
      Woodman, age 12, son, at school, born in ME, father born in ME, mother born in MA;
      Geo. G., age 11, son, at school, born in ME, father born in ME, mother born in MA;
      Marion E., age 8, daughter, at school, born in ME, father born in ME, mother born in MA;
      Grace, age 7, daughter, born in ME, father born in ME, mother born in MA;
      Edith, age 2, daughter, born in MA, father born in ME, mother born in MA.

      1885 Melrose, Massachusetts Directory:
      Benj. F. Bradbury, apothecary, house 92 Main, Wyoming, 443 Wash., B., Melrose;
      Edward Bradbury, printer, house Third 242 Wash., B., Melrose;
      George G. Bradbury, clerk, bds. 92 Main, 443 Wash., B., Melrose.


      1900 Census: MA: Middlesex Cty: Melrose Township, p. 285:
      Bradbury, Benj. F, head, born Feb. 1829, age 71, married for 35 years, born in ME, father and mother born in ME, druggist (proprietor);
      Sarah H., his wife, born July 1840, age 59, married for 35 years, has had 5 children, 4 still living, born in MA, father and mother born in MA;
      Grace L., their daughter, born Mar. 1872, age 27, single, born in ME, father born in ME, mother born in MA, music teacher;
      H. Edith, their daughter, born Aug 1877, age 22, single, born in MA, father born in ME, mother born in MA, clerk, publishing house;
      Woodman, Sarah H, mother, born Oct 1814, age 85, widow, has had 9 children, 4 still living, born in MA, father and mother born in MA.

      Melrose City Directory of 1900:
      Bradbury, Alice E. piano teacher 507 Main, bds 24 Whittier
      Benjamin F. druggist (637 Washington, B.) h. 296 Main
      Caleb B. teller (85 Devonshire B.), h. 24 Whittier
      Charles C. painter h. 182 Grove
      Charles E. A. plumber, 540 Main, h. 182 Grove
      Edward, printer, h. 10 Third.

      FROM: Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, by William Richard Cutter:
      “Benjamin Franklin Bradbury, son of Benjamin Burbank Bradbury (14), was born in Chesterville, Franklin county. Maine, February 28, 1829. He was educated in the public schools and academy and for one term attended a School of Pharmacy in Philadellphia. Upon his return home he went to work in adrug store in Bangor and learned the business. In 1874 he removed to Melrose, Massachusetts, and established a drug store on the corner of Winter and Washington streets, Boston, where he carried on business for a period of eighteen years. In 1892 he took quarters near Boylston street, and in 1903 removed to the corner of Beach street and Harrison avenue. He retired in 1907. Mr. Bradbury has always been interested in public affairs, especially in those meetings, movements and organizations designed to promote patriotism and to defend from attack the American public school system. For more than twenty years he has been prominent in patriotic movements, and is today as earnest and zealous as ever in this line of activity. In politics he is an independent Republican. In religion he is a Baptist, and attends the
      'Fremont Temple, Boston, and is a deacon of the Church Society.
      “He married (first) March 31, 1856, Anna M. Pierce, daughter of Samuel Pierce, of Bangor. She died at Bangor, July 28, 1863. He married (second), November 15, 1864, Sarah Horton Woodman, daughter of Deacon Edwin Woodman, of Charlestown; she died October 31, 1905. He married (third) Mrs. Clara A. Beal. Children of Benjamin
      F. and Anna M. Bradbury: i. Samuel Pierce born at Bangor, September 7, 1857, died September 10, 1858. 2. William Benjamin, born October 18. 1859, married, July 30, 1883, Bertha Grace Pittsinger, who was born in Keene, New Hampshire, May 9, 185959. Children; i. Edward Benjamin, born at Keene, New Hampshire, died July 18, 1884; ii. William Pittsinger, born in New York City, November 19, 1885; iii. Annie Congdon, born at Mount Vernon. New York. January 9, 1887, died December 15, 1889; iv. Edward Lowell, born October 9, 1890. 3. Ann Pierce, born
      May 15, 1863, died at Barre, Massachusetts, June 25, 1871. Children of Benjamin F. and Sarah H. Bradbury : 4. Woodman, born atBangor, April 9, 1866, married Mary E. Farr, of Waterville. Maine, now pastor of Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts; one child, Elizabeth F., born Januarv 12, 1890. 3. George Goodwin, born January 7, 1868, died 1886. 6. Marion Elizabeth, born September 5, 1871. married, November 12, 1907, Thomas Wilson Pomeroy. 7. Grace Lowell, born March 26, 1873. Hannah Edith, born at Melrose, August 1,
      1877. married June 18, 1903. Albert P. Franklin, Jr.; they have one child, .Sarah Woodman, born July 8, 1906.” [1]
    Person ID I2079  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2020 

    Father Captain Benjamin Burbank BRADBURY,   b. 24 Sep 1802, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1878, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Heath “Betsey” LOWELL,   b. 20 Jul 1804, Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1887, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1823 
    Family ID F211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna M. PIERCE,   b. Abt 1832, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1863, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1856 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Pierce BRADBURY,   b. 7 Sep 1857, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1858  (Age 1 years)
    +2. William Benjamin BRADBURY,   b. 18 Oct 1859, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Anna Pierce BRADBURY,   b. 15 May 1863, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1871, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Horton WOODMAN,   b. Jul 1840, Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1905, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1864  Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Woodman BRADBURY,   b. 9 Apr 1866, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935  (Age 68 years)
     2. George Goodwin BRADBURY,   b. 7 Jan 1869, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1886, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    +3. Marian Elizabeth BRADBURY,   b. 5 Sep 1871, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1952, Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Grace Lowell BRADBURY,   b. 26 Mar 1873, Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 76 years)
     5. Hannah Edith BRADBURY,   b. 1 Aug 1877, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Clara A. BEAL 
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F2883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Feb 1829 - Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Nov 1864 - Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jun 1911 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899., Lowell, Delmar R., (Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vt., 1899).