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Death Of Rev. John Bradshaw

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
July
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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Rjv. John Bradshaw, of S. División st,. died Saturday eveniug about 6 o'clock of gastnc atrophy. He had attaiued the age of 87 years and bad speut his long life usefully to his iellow men. He spent lus early ljfe in St. Lawrence connty, New York, fitted for college at Potsdaru academy, graduated f rom Middlebury, (Vt. ,) college in 1839, taugbt school for about 10 years in Vermont and northwestern New York, part of the time in Ogdecsburg. After gradnating in Union Seminary in the class of 1851 hu entered the ministry of the Fresbyterian church. For 13 years he was pastor of the churches in Elizabeth and Crown Point, New York. He was tbree years engaged iu the workof the Freedinens Union Cominission with his office in New York. During 1869 and '70 he was pastor of the chnrch at Mooers, N. Y. In 1871 he went to Chicago and for six years was pastor of the Clinton et., Congregational church. Later for three years he was pastor of the Congregational church at DeKalb. 111. Removing to Minnesota in 1879 in consequence of ill health, he afterwards resumed his ministry and for six years waa pastor of the chnrcbes of Glen Coe and Mazeppa, Minn. He removed to Galesbnrg, 111. in 1887 and from there came to this city with his son iu 1888, where he has since resided He was married in 1839 to Miss Sarah F. Williams, daughter of Rev. SolomoD Williams, of Enosburg, Vt. , who died in 1883. He was afterwards married to Miss Charlotte ü'Day, who snrvives him. His only surviviug son is Rev. J. W. Bradshaw of the Congregational church of this city. He was a successful teacher -in his younger years and many of bis pupils attaineci distinctiou. He was au earnest and successful pastor. His penruanship was remarkabie, not a trace of tremor being sbown in it up to witbiu three monthsof his deatb. The funeral serivces wijl be held from the bouseuat 4 o'clock tomorrow aud the reiuains will be taken to Rocbester, Mijin., for interment.