Transcribed from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.


Willis P. Bradshaw, a prominent farmer of Harper county, Kansas, is a Kentuckian, and comes from old Kentucky stock. He was born November 23, 1852, in Mercer county, Kentucky, and is a son of Frederick H. and Sadie (Curd) Bradshaw, both natives of the Blue Grass State. The father was born February 22, 1812, and died December 9, 1866, and the mother was born March 22, 1822, and died July 21, 1914. She was a daughter of Aaron and Nancy (Woolridge) Curd. To Frederick H. and Sadie (Curd) Bradshaw, were born twelve children, two of whom died in infancy and ten grew to maturity, seven of whom are now living: Virgil M.; Mattison T.; Willis P., the subject of this sketch; Aaron; George W.; Benjamin C., and Minerva. Virgil and Mattison T. are Civil war veterans, and now reside in Salina county, Missouri. Those deceased are: Rose, Martha, Gilford R., and Thomas. Willis P. Bradshaw was reared in Kentucky, until he attained the age of seventeen, when his father died and the family removed to Salina county, Missouri, in 1870. The responsibility of helping support the family fell on him, and he remained at home with his mother until 1882, when he came to Kansas. He located in Harper county, where he bought State school land six miles northwest of Harper, which has since been his home. He has a well improved farm, and is considered one of the progressive and up-to-date farmers of the county. Mr. Bradshaw was united in marriage March 10, 1881, to Miss Alice, daughter of W. M. and Martha (Leggitt) Gwinn. She was born in Salina county, Missouri, September 24, 1860, and came to Kansas with her parents in 1881. To Mr. and Mrs. Bradshaw have been born six children: Clarence W., born March 12, 1882; Leonard Y., born September 23, 1884; Anna May, born April 22, 1886; Jessie, born January 17, 1897; Fred, born February 27, 1899, and Martha, born April 6, 1907. The Bradshaw family are members of the Christian church and are prominent in the community. Mr. Bradshaw is a Democrat, and has served in various offices of trust and responsibility.

Pages 225-226 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.

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