Clarence Dan BRADLEY
was born on 19 Aug 1879 in Bangkok, Siam. Parents:
Dwight Blachly BRADLEY and Annie E. Davis.|
Cornelius Beach BRADLEY was born on 18 Nov 1843 in Bangkok, Siam. He died on 18 Feb 1936 in Berkeley, California. From the Colorado College Bulletin:
On Connections and Webs By Richard Bradley
" When I came west with my family in the summer of 1961 to take a teaching job at Colorado College, I thought I was doing something new, going to a school where few of our friends and none of our ancestors had ever trod. Imagine my surprise, then, when some 15 years later my stepmother in Berkeley, California, rummaging through old boxes in her attic, uncovered a diary my grandfather Cornelius Beach Bradley had written in which he described teaching here in the summer of 1892.
A quick visit to the college archives conformed for me that he had indeed been here, and I also learned that 1892 was the first year the college had offered a summer session, calling it The Colorado Summer School of Science, Philosophy, and the Arts (note the regional implication -- Colorado rather than Colorado College or Colorado Springs). The session lasted three weeks, a dozen or so faculty plus several assistants participated, mostly from Front Range schools but a few from as far away as both coasts. There were 175 students, mostly townsfolk. President William Slocum presided. A college bulletin written later boasted a wide range of subjects was covered, and the greatest interest was manifest throughout, in all departments. The attractiveness of Colorado Springs as a place for recreation as well as for work was thoroughly demonstrated. Doubtless true: Katharine Lee Bates succumbed to the attraction the following year and wrote America the Beautiful.
But what had attracted Bradley that first year? His diary gives a hint: I received an invitation to go there and accepted. The work was new to me, and therefore the more desirable, and it would bring me into acquaintance with eastern men.
More to the point, why had Bradley been offered the job at CC? Through what connections or contacts did Slocum even know about him? Again, the diary suggests an answer. Arrived upon the theatre of action, I found the usual confusion of an opening term of school. I was quartered with Rev. C. E. Dickey (1200 N. cascade Ave.), whose home was made, by the kindness shown me by himself and his wife, one of the memorable abiding places of my many wanderings. With them I stayed three weeks and a little over.
The opening exercises were held in the Congregational Church on the evening of the 6th. Speeches were made by Pres. Slocum, the president of the Denver College, and by myself. My lectures began the next day in the course in Hist. & Compar. Grammar, and also in Chaucer. The attendance was remarkable in being made up not of teachers, but very largely of notable women in town and folk not supposed to need further schooling. They did me the honor to attend in good numbers and they seemed greatly interested. There were 10 lectures in the one course and six on the other. Besides these I delivered an evening lecture in the Church on the novel, and read my Big Trees paper in the Chapel. I found a most warm reception everywhere in the community, and enjoyed the hospitality of a number of the good townspeople.
Reading the diary with its many references to church and clergy, I believe I understand why Slocum found him attractive: he was a man of the cloth as well as an educator. Colorado College at that time was a Christian college, founded and presided over by Congregational ministers. Bradley had been born and raised in Bangkok, Siam (now Thailand), the son of missionary parents. After attending Oberlin College and Yale Divinity School, he returned to Siam, for three years of missionary service before settling in California to teach English. The United States was much less populous in those days. The number of people with his qualifications and experience could not have been large, and I suspect Slocum learned about him through the various ecclesiastical and educational societies they both must have belonged to.
But there is another interesting connection to be made here that might have influenced Slocum, this one between the two institutions, UC and CC. The University of California, a land-grant institution chartered in 1868, arose on land ceded to it by the embryonic College of California, a would-be private coeducational liberal arts Christian college very much in the mold of the future Colorado College. One of the people out on the West Coast who had championed the creation of the College of California was none other than Edward Payson Tenney, the same person who in 1868 strove unsuccessfully to create another private coeducational Christian college just south of Denver modeled on the College of California blueprint, and the same person who in 1876 became the first successful president of Colorado College, Slocums immediate predecessor. So Slocum had reason indeed to look favorably on the University of California -- where Bradley was a professor of English and Rhetoric -- when seeking new faculty.
So many connections, such a tangled web! It brings to mind the oft-quoted statement by naturalist John Muir: When we try to pick out something by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
And that suggests yet another strand in the web: Bradley, a good amateur naturalist in his own right (note the allusion in his diary to his paper The Big Trees) who spent all his spare time exploring the region, was a personal friend of Muirs. When, in 1892 (again that date!), Muir gathered together 26 citizens from the San Francisco Bay area to form the Sierra Club, a wilderness advocacy group, Bradley was one of them, a charter member. They signed the articles of incorporation on June 4, just one month before Bradley caught the train to Colorado. Now fast-forward 85 years and we find Colorado College awarding an honorary degree to the Sierra Clubs first executive director, David Brower, widely considered John Muirs heir apparent.
Who was in Colorado Springs in 1892 that might have matched Bradleys enthusiasm for hiking and climbing, and shown him some trails on his leisure time forays? Well, who indeed but mountain man Manley Ormes, one of the organizers of the local hiking group The Saturday Knights, a man who has a mountain peak named after him (as does Bradley). Ormes was not yet connected with the college -- that would come later -- but he was a Congregationalist, was not one to skip Sunday services (except once to climb Pikes Peak). Even if Bradley attended services on campus instead of in Ormes church, which seems likely, he still must have met Ormes at some point. The town was no more than a village in those days. But the diary makes no mention of Ormes, and the archival file on Ormes in Tutt Library makes no mention of Bradley. Too bad. If they didnt meet, they should have.
Happily, that particular deficiency was rectified in subsequent generations. Manleys son, Bob, a mountain man even greater than Manley, was teaching English at CC when we arrived in 1961, and we shared many a trail with him.
I never really knew Cornelius Bradley. I met him briefly only once -- when I was 6 and he was nearly 90 -- and I doubt we had a lot to talk about. But now that I have seen his diary, I would like to be able to swap stories with him. Quite obviously he enjoyed teaching here as much as I did."
(Richard Bradley retired from the physics department in 1987 after serving as college dean from 1973 to 1979. Ric, who has devoted considerable time to enjoying nature as well as defending it, is also a pianist, composer, and singer. The essay printed here is excerpted from a longer piece now sealed tight inside the Colorado Springs Century Chest for residents of the year 2101.)
From THE PEAKS AND THE PROFESSORS - UNIVERSITY NAMES IN THE HIGH SIERRA by Ann Lage: "In 1897, professor of rhetoric Cornelius Beach Bradley made a 200-mile trek in the High Sierra with former student Robert Price and his wife. While Bradley ascended a lower peak, Price and his friend Joseph Shinn made the first ascent of a 13,780 foot peak next to University Peak in the Kings-Kern region, naming it Mount Bradley. Cornelius Bradley, born in Siam, was at Berkeley from 1882 until 1911 and was a charter member of the Sierra Club; his son, Harold, was president of the club in the 1950s." Parents: Dan Beach BRADLEY D.D. and Emelie Royce.
Hon. Dan BRADLEY was born on 10 Jun 1767 in Hamden, Connecticut. He died in 1838 in Marcellus, New York. Judge Dan Bradley graduated with distinguished honors from Yale in 1789, and a year later received the M.A. degree. In 1790 he was licensed to preach. In 1792 he was ordained at Haddam, Connecticut and given charge of the church at Whitestone, New Hartford. In 1795, he was "dismissed" from this church and the same year moved to Marcellus, New York. During the winters of 1796 and 1797 he taught school in the log schoolhouse without pay. He built the second frame house in Marcellus. It was standing in 1896. He owned about 200 acres just south of and including part of the town.
"He was one of the most eminent farmers in Central New York, and was elected president of the first Onondaga County Agricultural Society in 1819. To him is largely due the wholesome development of rural interests in those early days; and the result of his zeal and intelligence is felt even at the present time throughout a large section." He wrote for the "New England Farmer," the "Baltimore Farmer and Plowboy," and the "Genesee Farmer." Many of his articles were published in the State Agricutural Journal.
In 1796, Bradley and Rice built the first local sawmill on Nine Mile Creek.
Dan Bradley was appointed a Judge of Onondaga County Court in 1801 "and by his display of legal knowledge soon became somewhat distinguished as a jurist." In 1808, he was appointed First Judge of the County. This office he held till 1813. "He was somewhat remarkable for amusement and gratification of his friends."
Dan Bradley was a trustee of a community church established in 1801 in Marcellus; also of Franklin Academy, established about 1800. Parents: Jabez BRADLEY and Esther BEACH.
Dan BRADLEY Infant was born in 1835 in Singapore. He died in 1835 in Singapore. Parents: Dan Beach BRADLEY D.D. and Emelie Royce.
Dan Beach BRADLEY D.D. was born on 18 Jul 1804 in Marcellus, New York. He died on 23 Jun 1873 in Bangkok, Siam. Dan Beach Bradley received the M.D. degree from the University of New York in 1833 and was appointed resident physician in the New York Lying-in Asylum. In 1834 he married Emilie Royce and sailed as missionary to Siam. In 1838 was ordained to the ministry. For many years he was family physician and personal friend of two kings of Siam. Besides his ministration to the royal family, Dr. Bradley had a wide practice among the poor, 100 or more patients a day being not uncommon.
He introduced into Siam western medicine and surgery, vaccination and obstetrics, and established first private hospital in that country. He translated and printed Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ecclesiastes, and with his second wife, more than 75 hymns. He prepared and made ready for publication a Siamese dictionary (750 pages; a copy in the library of congress). For 15 years he prepared and published annually a Siamese yearbook. For many years he was the official printer for the Siamese Government and published histories, laws and official documents, as well as newspapers. He wrote and published many religious tracts. In 1845, Emelie Bradley died, and Dan returned to Marcellus the following year for a three year break from his work in Siam. While in the United States, Dan ran into some difficulty with his sponsoring organization, the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Dan had developed the theory that people could possibly acquire 'sanctification' during life on earth, a view which the Board found unacceptable. When they refused to return him to Siam, Dan affiliated himself with the American Missionary Association, which tolerated his radical views. The association agreed to send Dan to Siam if he could come up with matching funds, and thus he spent over a year in the US raising money for the return trip. During his stay he married Sarah Blachly, whom he met during a short stop at Oberlin College, and together they returned to Siam with Dan's children. Dan continued his missionary work in Siam until his death in 1873 of typhoid fever. His influence on the cultural development of Siam was tremendous, and he remains an important figure in the history of Thailand to this day.
Following from the Oberlin College Archives:
Dan Beach Bradley (1804-73)
Family Papers, 1800-88, 1930, 1966-69
Printer, linguist, and the first western physician to enter Thailand as a missionary, Dan Beach Bradley was born in Marcellus, New York on July 18, 1804. He was the fifth son of Judge Dan Bradley (1767-1838) and Eunice Beach Bradley (d. 1804). At age 20, Bradley experienced an episode of deafness from which he was apparently healed by his own prayers. Two years later, in 1826, he dedicated himself to the Lord's service after a revival of the Second Great Awakening in Marcellus aroused in him a strong religious conviction.
Unable to afford to attend seminary, Bradley chose the medical profession. Bouts of ill health prolonged his studies. From 1827 to 1832, he studied medicine intermittently, both privately and at Harvard University. In June 1832, he began study at the College of Physicians in New York City, receiving the Doctor of Medicine in April 1833. During his residency in New York, he met the revivalist Charles Grandison Finney (1792-1875), who may well have influenced his decision to become a missionary. Bradley applied to the American Board of commissioners of Foreign Missions for an appointment in Asia and was accepted in November 1832. On June 5, 1834, after a year-long courtship by correspondence, Bradley married Emilie Royce (1811-45) of Clinton, New York, preceptress of the female seminary in Manlius, New York. The two set sail on the Cashmere from Boston for Thailand on July 2, 1834, arriving in Bangkok just over a year later.
Bradley's career in Thailand was multifaceted. He combined mission work with the practice of modern medicine, introducing inoculation, vaccination, drugs to relieve pain, and modern obstetrics among the Thais. It is said that he won more converts through his battles against smallpox that through his preaching. His reputation as a healer spread, and he became the physician and tutor to Mongkut, the King of Siam (reigned 1851-68), an intellectually curious Buddhist eager for western educational and scientific improvements in his country. Bradley's literary activities included translations of Scripture into Siamese, the publication of a
Siamese Dictionary, and the founding in 1844 of the first newspaper published in Thailand, the Bangkok Recorder. Bradley is credited with inventing and casting the Siamese types for printing and for introducing the printing press, bookbinding, and lithography into Thailand.
Emilie Royce Bradley died of tuberculosis in 1845 after ten years of teaching among the women of the Siamese court and raising her family. In 1847, Bradley withdrew from the Board of the Commissioners for Foreign Missions after controversy erupted among the missionaries over Bradley's theological views of "holiness" or "sinless perfection." During his three-year sojourn in the United States between 1847 and 1850, Bradley solicited financial support for the work of the American Missionary Association, which had arranged to take over the work of the A.B.C.F.M. in Thailand. While in Oberlin, Ohio, Bradley met his second wife, Sarah Blachly (1817-93), an 1845 graduate of the college and a friend of Oberlin President Asa Mahan (1800-89). The two were married November 1, 1848 and after a year, they returned to Thailand.
After 1857, the American Missionary Association ceased official connections with the mission in Bangkok and donated its printing plant to Bradley. This allowed Bradley to serve as an independent missionary, supporting himself by his printing. In 1859, he founded the almanac entitled the Bangkok Calendar, which he published until his death in 1873. Mrs. Bradley continued missionary work among the Thais, printing tracts, and teaching English to the women of the royal household. Sarah Bradley died in 1893, never once having left Thailand.
Dan Beach Bradley and Emilie Royce Bradley had five children; one died at birth in 1835. The others were Emilie Jane (d. 1848, Oberlin), Sophia Royce (1839-1923), Harriet (b. 1841;d. 1842), and Cornelius Beach (1843-1936; Oberlin, A.B. 1868, sem. 1870). Bradley's children from his marriage to Sarah Blachly (A.B. 1845, Oberlin) were Sara Adorna (b. 1850; Music, 1875), Dwight Blachly (1852-89; A.B. 1875), Mary Adele (1854-1926; A.B. 1880), Dan Freeman (1857-1939; B.A. 1882), and Irene Bell (1860-194?), all of whom, except Irene, graduated from Oberlin College as their mother had.
Sources Consulted: Archival
Bradley, Dan Beach, "We the subscribers..." excerpt from the subscription notebook, Oberlin, Ohio, 1848-49. in Dan Beach Bradley Family Papers (30/5), Subgroup I, Series 3.
Bradley, Cornelius Beach, [Genealogical records of the Bradley Family] Manuscript, Berkeley, California, ca. 1930. In Dan Beach Bradley Family Papers (30/5), Subgroup III, Series 4.
Feltus, George H., ed., Abstract of the Journal of Reverend Dan Beach Bradley..., Cleveland, Ohio, 1936. In Dan Beach Bradley Family Papers (30/5), Subgroup I, Series 4.
"Next Weeks's Centenary: Sketches of the Pioneers, Bradley and Caswell," article appearing in The Bangkok Times, December 1,1929. Photocopy, formerly in the possession of George H. Feltus of Troy, New York. In Dan Beach Bradley Family Papers (30/5), Subgroup IV, Series 5.
[Venn, Mary Charlotte], "Sarah Blachly Bradley," ca. 1938, typescript (3pp; photocopy), Oberlin, Ohio. In Dan Beach Bradley
Family Papers (30/5), Subgroup IV, Series 5.
Bliss, Edwin Munsell, ed. The Encyclopedia of Missions (New York: Funk & Wagnalls Co., 1904).
Bradley, William L. Siam Then: The Foreign Colony in Bangkok Before and After Anna (Pasadena: William Carey Library, 1981).
Lord, Donald C. Mo Bradley and Thailand (Grand Rapids, Mich: W.B. Erdmans Publishing Co., 1969).
Strong, William E. The Story of the American Board (Boston: The Pilgrim Press, 1910).
Goldberg, Marcia, "On a Trip to Siam: An Account of an Ocean Voyage in 1834," Alumni Magazine (Jan-Feb, 1980), 2-9. Parents: Hon. Dan BRADLEY and Eunice BEACH.
Dan Fordham BRADLEY was born on 26 Apr 1928. Parents: Dan Theodore BRADLEY and Eloise Smiley ?.
Dan Freeman BRADLEY was born on 17 Mar 1857 in Bangkok, Siam. He died on 11 Nov 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1877, Bradley came to the United States and enrolled at Oberlin College, his mother's alma mater, graduating with the A.B. in 1882 and the B.D. from Oberlin Theological Seminary in 1885. From 1885 to1902, he held pastorates at Steubenville, Ohio; Yankton, South Dakota (where he was also Acting President of Yankton College); and Grand Rapids, Michigan. After serving for three years as President of Grinnell College, he took up the pastorate of Pilgrim Church in Cleveland in 1905, a post he held until his retirement in 1937. He was an outspoken critic of the evangelism of Billy Sunday, a lifelong Republican, and a temperance advocate. An active member of the Oberlin Alumni Association, he was only the second recipient of the Association's Distinguished Service Medal. He served as a member of the Oberlin College Board of Trustees from 1891 to 1902 and from 1906 to 1939, the year of his death. Parents: Dan Beach BRADLEY D.D. and Sarah BLACHLY.
Dan Theodore BRADLEY was born on 21 Jun 1900 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Parents: Dan Freeman BRADLEY and Lillian Josephine Jaques.
Dea. Daniel Bradley was born on 4 Aug 1706. He died on 9 Feb 1773. He resided at in Hamden, Connecticut. Parents: Capt. Daniel Bradley and Sarah BASSETT.
Capt. Daniel Bradley was born in 1679. He died on 2 Nov 1723. He resided at in New Haven, Connecticut. Parents: Abraham BRADLEY and Hannah THOMPSON.
Daniel BRADLEY Parents: Stephen Joseph BRADLEY and Anne Hurlburt.
Daniel Charles BRADLEY Parents: Charles Crane BRADLEY Jr. and Susannah Louise Remple.
David H. BRADLEY Parents: Richard Crane BRADLEY and Dorothy Holden.
David John BRADLEY was born on 22 Feb 1915. Letter from Markus Bradley, 2002: "Dave, my grandfather, was married to Lilla McLane Bradley but they were divorced after 50 years of marriage. Dave is remarried and lives in Norway, Maine. Dave is quite an interesting personality. Besides being an excellent skier and jumper, he is also an avid sailor and mountian climber. He studied medicine and physics. He spent time in Finland during WWII (Finland's and Russia's fighting occurred prior to America's fight) working as a journalist. During WWII he was involved in the Bikini bomb test. He wrote a best seller called No Place to Hide. Later in life he did a lot of teaching. He and Lilla had 6 children. Kim lives in Paris, ME, Darby lives is Calais, Wendy Morgan lives in Peacham, Ben lives is Strafford, Bronwen lives is Hanover, NH, and Steve lives is Thetford. When the family was quite young Dave and Lilla went back to Finland for a couple of years. My father was in high school and the only child not to join them." Parents: Harold Cornelius BRADLEY and Mary Josephine Crane.
He was married to Elizabeth Bancroft McLane in 1941. Children were: Kim McLane BRADLEY, David McLane (Darby) BRADLEY, Josephine McLane (Wendy) BRADLEY, Ben McLane BRADLEY , Elizabeth Bowen (Bronwen) BRADLEY, Steven Rama BRADLEY.
David McLane (Darby) BRADLEY Unsung heroes are often the most effective. It is time, though, to strike up the chorus for Darby Bradley of Calais. His name is not widely known by Vermonters, but his work is shaping the state's land and economy for generations to come. Bradley is president of the Vermont Land Trust, an organization that is striving to balance people's need for good jobs with their desire for the solace of wildlife. After years of accomplishment, he played a key behind-the-scenes role in the spectacular deal that saved 133,000 acres from development and clear-cutting. For serving as a catalyst in land conservation, for offering an example of civility in his respectful conduct as a leader, for finding the elusive balance between using land and protecting it, Darby Bradley is The Burlington Free Press Editorial Board's choice for Vermonter of the Year.
Vermont is not a park, nor should it become one. The respect Vermonters feel for the land has been shaped through the centuries not by keeping fields and woodlands idle, but by working them in a manner that can be sustained over time. However, there are a multitude of challenges to that heritage today. Financial concerns pressure farmers and foresters to make choices from subdividing to overcutting that solve present problems, but might erode the land's long-term value and beauty. Meanwhile, Vermonters have become accustomed to enjoying the land in a relatively unspoiled condition hiking and hunting and fishing and snowmobiling on private property. As this state's population has grown, so has conflict between these interests. That is where the Vermont Land Trust, and Bradley, come in.
Land conservation means buying the development rights to a piece of farmland. That thwarts sprawl, gives a financial boost to the farmer and keeps the property affordable for the next generation. Land conservation means capturing the huge holdings that major property owners are selling, and then establishing guarantees of recreation access and timbering practices that will not erode the resource over the long term. Land conservation means buying locally valued land to improve it, protect it and maintain it for future generations to enjoy. That is what Bradley has accomplished, with one essential further aspect: The land is still worked. It is still farmed or logged, but in a way that balances the importance of jobs in these industries with Vermonters' equally legitimate desire for a preserved and enjoyable landscape.
It takes an exceptional person to strike this balance. Someone who has equal credibility with tree huggers and tree cutters. Someone who comprehends the countless legal details, yet keeps the larger goal in mind. Someone who can find and win financial backing. Someone who can persuade the Legislature that a land deal has sufficient public benefit to deserve public money. Someone who can turn adversaries into partners. Time after time, Bradley has filled these roles, to increasing success. Last year, the Vermont Land Trust conserved as many acres as it did in its first 15 years of operation 52,000 and that's not counting Bradley's role in the unprecedented 133,000-acre Champion deal. This success is built on Bradley's long record of effective leadership: on the Environmental Board, as an adviser to several governors, as a member of the steering committee of the Vermont Forum on Sprawl. Granted, friends tease him about the gritty animal he becomes on the hockey rink, but his work on the Forest Resources Advisory Council exemplifies his quiet leadership style. Members of the group were openly hostile to one another, yet they were expected to agree about clear-cutting and aerial spraying of herbicides. With Bradley's leadership, they did. They reached a consensus that he presented persuasively to the Legislature. After testifying, he stood for hours on the Statehouse steps listening to a crowd's criticism but he upheld the group's consensus, his personal opinion impossible to detect. Of course, land conservation is never a one-man show. The Champion deal could not have happened without the multistate leadership of The Conservation Fund, the generous up-front contribution of the Freeman Foundation, the financial support of taxpayers and more. But these deals all require glue, a person who can work with all of the negotiating parties and when the ink is dry, a person who can resolve the many conflicts over details.
Not counting the Champion deal, the Vermont Land Trust has conserved 171,936 acres in Vermont, in 555 projects across the state. Thousands of farm and timber jobs have been secured, as well as the natural resource they depend on. Tens of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat have been protected. But Bradley's cumulative effect goes far beyond numbers. His work has prevented sprawl from consuming key productive soils. It has assured Vermonters of recreational access to some of the state's finest lands. It has preserved natural beauty. It has provided an example for building consensus among disparate interests. It has assured a future for land-based industries that are central to Vermont's character and values. It has fostered a greater sense of community in this state. Darby Bradley is not just Vermonter of the Year. His work is a gift to the generations.
From the Burlington Free Press
Parents: David John BRADLEY and Elizabeth Bancroft McLane.
Dorothy Maynard BRADLEY Parents: Charles Crane BRADLEY and Mary Maynard Riggs.
Dwight Blachly BRADLEY was born on 15 Oct 1852 in Bangkok, Siam. He died on 3 Sep 1889 in Northboro, Massachusetts. Parents: Dan Beach BRADLEY D.D. and Sarah BLACHLY.
Dwight Culver BRADLEY Ph. D. Parents: Dr. William Lee BRADLEY and Paula Ann Elliot.
Dwight Jaques BRADLEY was born on 16 Dec 1889 in Yankton, South Dakota. He died in 1957 in New York. Parents: Dan Freeman BRADLEY and Lillian Josephine Jaques.
Elizabeth Bowen (Bronwen) BRADLEY Parents: David John BRADLEY and Elizabeth Bancroft McLane.
Emilie Jane BRADLEY was born on 26 Nov 1836 in Bangkok, Siam. She died on 27 Jul 1848 in Oberlin, Ohio. Parents: Dan Beach BRADLEY D.D. and Emelie Royce.
Esther BRADLEY was born on 3 Jul 1762. She died in 1832. Parents: Jabez BRADLEY and Esther BEACH.
Eunice BRADLEY was born on 17 Nov 1805. Parents: Hon. Dan BRADLEY and Nancy Rose.
Francis Remple BRADLEY was born in 1976. Parents: Charles Crane BRADLEY Jr. and Susannah Louise Remple .
Hannah BRADLEY was born on 21 Dec 1758. She died in 1786. She was the mother of Mrs. Tillotson and Mrs. Chloe Bradley. Parents: Jabez BRADLEY and Esther BEACH.
Harold Cornelius BRADLEY was born on 25 Nov 1878 in Oakland, California. He died on 5 Jan 1976 in Berkeley, California. University of Wisconsin archives: "Professor Harold Cornelius Bradley was a "champion of the student community," according to UW-Madison's history books, and was a well-respected member of the faculty. He was wealthy of both spirit and finances-contributing actively to the life of undergraduate students and to Medical education. The Bradley Learning Community could not have been named for a better person: Bradley was an early and strong advocate for faculty and student out-of-class interaction, being one of the founders and designers of Hoofers, University Health Services, the Lakeshore Residence Halls, and the Memorial Union's student governance system.
Born in California in 1878, Professor Bradley came to the University of Wisconsin as a junior professor of biochemistry and physiology in 1906, having just received his doctorate in physiological chemistry from Yale. Then President Charles Van Hise and the founding Dean of the Medical School, Charles R. Bardeen, hired Bradley as one of a team of three faculty to develop a true medical education at the university. In 1907, Professor Bradley initiated instruction in physiology and physiological chemistry. Physiological chemistry became an independent department in 1921 and was headed by Bradley until 1947. He was extremely outgoing, forthright, and personable, suiting him well to take leadership on campus and in his scientific organizations. (One UW-Madison history book remarked that a testament to his leadership ability was that he garnered local and national recognition for his relatively small department in the shadow of a much stronger and extremely successful biochemistry department in the College of Agriculture.) Some aspects of Bradley's out-of-class student-faculty interaction could only have occurred when they did: within two years of coming to Madison, Professor Bradley met, fell in love with, and married an undergraduate in her junior year. Mary Josephine Crane became an accomplished organizer and philanthropist in her own right; the fact that she was completely deaf from age two did not appear to slow her down. The bride's father, wealthy Chicago industrialist Charles Crane, was a personal friend of Chicago architect Louis Sullivan, then at the end of his career. Crane hired Sullivan to design and build a house for the newlyweds, to occupy all of block 19 of a fancy new western suburb of Madison. This house is the huge and now famous Bradley house in University Heights (its current address is 106 N. Prospect Ave.) The Bradley's first child, Mary Cornelius, was born in 1909. Seven other children, all boys, were to follow.
Tragedy struck the Bradley family when 6 1/2 year-old Mary contracted spinal meningitis and pneumonia and died in January 1916. Their house clearly contained too many memories for them: in the following 8 months, the Bradleys began selling off the parts of their land not occupied by their house, and in September 1917, they sold the house and the four lots on which it stood to the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity (now called the Sigma Phi Society) for $30,000. As another means to cope with Mary's death, the Bradleys donated $50,000 towards the construction of a memorial hospital to research childhood diseases. The Mary Cornelius Bradley Memorial Hospital still stands today, facing Linden Drive.
Because of his outgoing personality, his strong connection and commitment to undergraduates, and his reputation for saying exactly what was on his mind, Professor Bradley was an effective advocate both for students and with administrators. He envisioned faculty-student interactions that were based on healthy and responsible extracurricular student-focused activities. Professor Bradley had a hand in shaping many of the major student life programs on campus that we now take for granted:
After a 1908 outbreak of typhoid on campus that killed several students, Bradley took up the charge to bring a student health service to campus-a health facility that was not only easily accessible to university students, but that would be tailored specifically to their needs. The University Health Services opened in 1910.
Bradley was an avid skier and outdoors enthusiast, and often took students with him to ski in orthern Wisconsin. On one such trip that included then President Glen Frank, Bradley convinced Frank that these outdoor activities should be institutionalized by the university-they were exactly what promoted faculty-student relationships based on mutual interests and responsibility. In 1926, the Hoofers Outing Club was formed.
Professor Bradley was appointed to the 1932 Brown Commission, which studied the growing professional and commercial character of intercollegiate sports. What was specifically a problem at the time was "the relation of intercollegiate athletics to the educational activities and policies of the University and the proper balance to be maintained between the same." The Brown Commission report became a blueprint for UW-Madison athletics for the next 20 years.
President Frank and Professor Bradley shared a vision of student life "integrated" into the values of an undergraduate education. He named Bradley chair of a broad-based committee, whose forty members included alumni as well as faculty, students and administrators, to plan for the governance of the Memorial when it was to open in 1928. Two important issues were to be taken up by this committee: the inclusion of women in the Union activities (up to that point, women were excluded from student unions across the country), and the extent to which students should control the Union's programming and management. Including women fully in Union activities and programming proved to be a relatively easy issue compared to the much more contentious one to determine the role of student governance. But, as Chair of the committee, Bradley's vision to develop opportunities for student leadership and responsibility won out. On May 16, 1928, Professor Bradley presided over a ceremony transferring control of union affairs to a new student-dominated Union Council. As reported by the Daily Cardinal at that time, this was "an unparalleled advance in student self-government at Wisconsin and nationally."
Professor Bradley played a key role in the development of our lakeshore residence hall system, and led the way to create the innovative house fellow system that is now the norm across the country. In 1922, new dormitories were to be constructed on the lakeshore area of campus, the first student residences to be built in almost 40 years. The regents appointed Bradley to a three-member Dormitories Committee to oversee the physical planning as well as the student programming that these structures would contain.
In the words of the Committee, dormitories "should make student living conditions less costly, more comfortable, more thoroughly decent ... lessen social distinctions in student society ... and help to develop a vigorous and healthy morale." The structures themselves should be built to best promote these ideals, and so the Committee recommended "entry-quadrangle type buildings, each containing several separate structures grouped to enclose a central court, with a separate door for each building of a varied and noninstitutional character. The buildings should be divided into houses ... [each with] a common room to help promote the social unity of the house." These open-quadrangle style dormitories opened as Tripp and Adams Halls in 1926. They were meant to provide a "neighborhood feel" to student living.
Bradley championed the idea that older students, house fellows, should live in the undergraduate houses to provide leadership and peer counseling and to serve as role models to foster well-rounded social and intellectual interests. Bradley fought to have house fellow selection and training "professionalized"-it was to be made uniform across campus, the selection and training was to be done by professionals within the housing system, and house fellows were to be paid a wage commensurate with their duties.
Building on his success as a member of the Dormitories Committee, President Frank appointed Bradley to the All University Commission, to study "the problems of the articulation of the University in its several parts;" its charge being an early incarnation of what we now call "integrative learning"-the blurring of the boundaries between in-class and out-of-class learning and experiences. One program that occupied the Commission was the creation and overseeing of Alexander Meiklejohn's Experimental College. The "Ex College" had a storied and contentious life. It lasted only 5 years, from 1927 to 1932, but its legacy spread across the country and to this day in the Bradley Learning Community.
Professor Bradley continued his advocacy on behalf of an integrated student life. He was on the Dormitories Committee when the Kronshage houses were built in the late 1930s, and left this committee only as residence halls began to be built as high rises. The Kronshage buildings expanded the vision of university houses providing a comprehensive and active neighborhood for students. By the early 1940's these buildings contained a barbershop, a nonprofit food co-op, a library, and a music room. Students began a newspaper and a radio station, and the dorms themselves were administered, fashioned after Tripp and Adams, by a student-run government. These buildings, like Tripp and Adams before them, embodied the student-driven, active and vibrant neighborhood that Bradley envisioned.
Harold C. Bradley retired from the university in 1949, and died in 1976. By then his vision of a university providing rich opportunities for student leadership and responsibility was largely realized. The programs that he helped create were so much a part of student life that UW-Madison is unimaginable without them. In 1976, the regents honored Professor Bradley's contributions to the university by giving his name to one of the lakeshore residence halls. That the Bradley Learning Community was founded in his hall twenty years later would have made him very proud.
--Aaron M. Brower, Ph.D. (Aaron Brower is a Professor of Social Work and Integrated Liberal Studies, and one of the founding Faculty Fellows in the Bradley Learning Community.)"
From The Nordic Voice: "The Bradley family truly represents three generations of mountaineers and environmentalists to whom we should look for inspiration. Cornelius Bradley was a personal friend and mountaineering companion to John Muir and a charter member of the Sierra Club. Mount Bradley in the Sierra was named for him.
Cornelius' son Harold often joined his father and Muir on summer treks in the Sierra. It is no wonder that Harold fostered a commitment to preservation of our country's wildlands. Upon returning to Berkeley after retirement, Harold put in two hitches as President of the Sierra Club. A small grove of coastal redwoods, the H.C. Bradley Grove, honors his lifetime commitment to our national parks and our wild areas.
Harold and Josephine Bradley raised seven sons who followed in the Bradley traditions. Harold and his sons were instrumental in the construction of the Josephine Bradley Ski Hut; they supplied both money and labor. It was the final link in the Sierra Club chain of ski huts between Highway 89 and Highway 50.
Interesting is the fact that in 1922 Harold Bradley predicted not only the loss of untouched lands, but also the coming of the ski hut system. In the last paragraph of an article in the Sierra Bulletin in 1922 (No. 11) he wrote: "It will not be long, I think, before the Sierra Club will route its winter trips, from cabin to cabin through the snows, as it now does in summer excursions, making possible, for a few enthusiasts at least, that return to the untouched primitive world which in summer grows each year more difficult to find."
If you would like a copy of his article "Across the Sierra Nevada on Skis" send a self-addressed, stamped envelop to the Nordic Voice, P.O. Box 1211, Livermore, CA 94551." Parents: Cornelius Beach BRADLEY and Mary Sarepta Commings.
He was married to Mary Josephine Crane on 8 Jul 1908 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Children were: Mary Cornelia BRADLEY, Charles Crane BRADLEY, Harold Cornelius BRADLEY Jr., David John BRADLEY, Stephen Joseph BRADLEY, Joseph Crane BRADLEY, Richard Crane BRADLEY, William Crane BRADLEY .
He was married to Ruth Aiken in 1952.
Harold Cornelius BRADLEY Jr. was born on 8 Apr 1913 in Chicago, Illinois. He died in 1969 in California. Died while mountain climbing in the summer. Parents: Harold Cornelius BRADLEY and Mary Josephine Crane.
He was married to Frances Scott.
Harriet BRADLEY was born on 7 May 1842 in Bangkok, Siam. She died on 30 Dec 1842 in Bangkok, Siam. Harriet died of the Smallpox. Parents: Dan Beach BRADLEY D.D. and Emelie Royce.
Harriet BRADLEY was born on 3 Mar 1793 in Whitestown, New York. She died on 4 Feb 1824. Parents: Hon. Dan BRADLEY and Eunice BEACH.
Helen BRADLEY was born on 12 Jun 1886 in Steubinville, Ohio. She died on 12 Nov 1892 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Died of diphtheria. Parents: Dan Freeman BRADLEY and Lillian Josephine Jaques .
Helen Gibson BRADLEY was born on 26 Aug 1932. Parents: Robert Gamble BRADLEY and Mabel Gibson.
Helen L. BRADLEY Parents: Richard Crane BRADLEY and Dorothy Holden.
Howard Dwight BRADLEY was born on 10 Jun 1882 in Bangkok, Siam. Name changed in 1889 to Dwight Blachly Bradley. Name and birthdate from Dan Beach Bradley's bible. Parents: Dwight Blachly BRADLEY and Annie E. Davis.
Irene Bell BRADLEY was born on 19 May 1860 in Bangkok, Siam. She died on 14 Jan 1943 in Bangkok, Siam. Unmarried. Irene kept every letter written to her by her sister Dellie, but never responded once. Parents: Dan Beach BRADLEY D.D. and Sarah BLACHLY.
Isaac BRADLEY was born on 19 Jan 1817. Parents: Hon. Dan BRADLEY and Nancy Rose.
Jabez BRADLEY was born on 13 Oct 1733. He died in 1793. Died suddenly by the rupture of a blood vessel. He resided at in Hamden, Connecticut. Parents: Dea. Daniel Bradley and Abigail PUNCHARD.
Jabez BRADLEY was born on 16 Aug 1765. He died on 20 Feb 1817. Parents: Jabez BRADLEY and Esther BEACH.
Jacob David BRADLEY was born on 22 Feb 2001. Parents: Richard Kari BRADLEY and Gabrielle Malena.
James Richard BRADLEY Parents: Dr. William Lee BRADLEY and Paula Ann Elliot.
James Watrous BRADLEY Parents: Joseph Crane BRADLEY and Katharine Tryon.
Job BRADLEY was born on 24 Aug 1755. He died on 22 Jun 1767. Died by drowning. Parents: Jabez BRADLEY and Esther BEACH.
Joseph BRADLEY Parents: Joseph Crane BRADLEY and Josephine Trumbauer.
Joseph Crane BRADLEY "Joe is still alive but in failing health. He had some sort of stroke in mid-life that definitely changed his life." [Markus Bradley letter, 2002] Parents: Harold Cornelius BRADLEY and Mary Josephine Crane.
Josephine Crane BRADLEY Parents: Richard Crane BRADLEY and Dorothy Holden.
Josephine McLane (Wendy) BRADLEY Parents: David John BRADLEY and Elizabeth Bancroft McLane.
She was married to Robert Morgan.
Kathy BRADLEY Parents: Stephen Joseph BRADLEY and Anne Hurlburt.
Kim McLane BRADLEY Parents: David John BRADLEY and Elizabeth Bancroft McLane.
Lois BRADLEY was born on 12 Feb 1769. She died on 18 May 1821. Parents: Jabez BRADLEY and Esther BEACH.
Lynn BRADLEY Parents: Stephen Joseph BRADLEY and Anne Hurlburt.
She was married to Aldo Carl Leopold.
Maija Matilda BRADLEY was born on 2 Aug 1998. Parents: Markas BRADLEY and Laura White.