William E. Bradley Obituary

William E. Bradley, May the twenty-seventh 1840 – February the sixteenth 1905.  Frankfort Cemetery, Franklin County, Kentucky.

The Owensboro Messenger, Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky

Friday, February 17, 1905

Prominent Whisky Man

William E. Bradley Dies Suddenly At Frankfort

Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 16 – William E. Bradley, aged sixty-three years, assistant treasurer and general manager of the Kentucky distilleries and warehouse companies, and treasurer of the W. A. Gaines Company, died at his home in this city this morning at 12:30 o’clock.

Mr. Bradley was at his place of business yesterday and had returned from the theater but an hour before he was stricken.  Mr. Bradley was a brother of president Edson Bradley, of the Kentucky distilleries and warehouse companies, of New York, and is one of the best known whisky men in the United States.  He was born in New York state and came to Frankfort in 1878 and was associated with the W. A. Gaines Company.  He was one of the organizers of the Kentucky Distilleries Company and has given his time and attention to the management of the business.  In his early manhood he was married to a Miss Hall, of New York, who died in 1880.  He was married to a Miss Mamie Hawkins sixteen years ago.  He leaves besides his wife two sons, William E., Jr., and an infant, Udolpho Speed.

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