From the Files of Elsie Piper
Newspaper Clippings From the Bradford Republican, Bradford, Illinois

Below are miscellaneous news clipping from Grandma Piper's Files taken from the Bradford Republican.  I've tried to organize them by year.


June 11, 1941
Observe Anniversary Golden Wedding of Mr., Mrs. C. C. Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Corbley C. Wright quietly observed their golden wedding anniversary at their home east of Bradford, Saturday. ...... Mary Melcenia Short and Corbley C. Wright were married June 7th, 1891 at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Short near Hurley, Missouri.  Rev. Crack, pastor of the Hurley Methodist church read the service.

Mr. and Mrs. Wright taught school following their marriage.  Mr. Wright was the principal of the upper grades and Mrs. Wright was in charge of the lower grades in the same building. They started farming near Hurley in 1892.  In February 1909 they moved to Illinois and have farmed the Hinman place for the past thirty years.  

Mr. and Mrs. Wright are the parents of ten boys, nine of whom are living and were at home to help them observe thie happy event.  They are Leslie of Milwaukee, Wisonsin, Byron of Rushville, Illinois; Charlie of Pirnceton, Illinois; Everett, Frank, Ernest and Oscar, are farming near Bradford and Dewey and Raymond are at home.  Edgar, the second son, was killed in action during the World War and is buried in the American cemetery near Verdunne, France.


Double Ring Rites Unite Couple in Methodist Church
Miss Phyllis Ewing, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ewing of Wyoming, and David Rosenbaum, son of Mr.and Mrs. Leo Rosenbaum Jr., of Bradford, repeated their wedding vows in a double ring ceremony in the Saratoga Methodist church, T. J. M. Crapp, D.D., read the nuptial vows to the couple at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 26. .......

The Orval Crooks to Celebrate 25th Wedding Anniversary


Floyd Lords Honored on 25th Anniversary
A surprise party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hufnagel Saturday evening complimented Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Lord for their silver wedding anniversary.  ........ Miss Dorothy Adkins and Floyd Lord were married at the Little Brown church at Nashua, Iowa, on June 9, 1932, by the Rev. William Kent.  They have resided on the farms in the Boyd's Grove community since that time.  They are the parents of two children, a daughter, Marilyn Jean, of Miami, Florida and a son
Farrell, of Peoria.

Ernest Wrights Plan Open House
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Wright will observe their silver wedding anniversary with an open house ot their home southeast of Bradford on Sunday, June 16. All friends and relatives are invited to call......  Miss Mildred Hall and Ernest L. Wright were united in marriage on June 11, 1932, in the First Methodist Church in Bloomington by the late Dr. T. Bloomington.  Since that time they have been farming in the Saratoga township. They are the parents of two sons, Bruce, who will be a senior at the University of Illinois next year and Merrill, who will be a senior at the Henry High School.


Mr. and Mrs. William DeWeerth will observe their 25th wedding anniversary by holding open house Sunday, December 7, at their home.  Miss Reaka Behrends, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Behrends and William E. DeWeerth, son of Mrs. Elias DeWeerth and the late Mr. DeWeerth, were united in marriage at St. John's Lutheran church in Limestone, on Wednesday, December 6, 1933.

The DeWeerths are the parents of tow sons, Eldon, a senior and Paul, a freshman at Bradford High school.  The moved to the Bradford community from Glasford in February 1938, and have made their home east of town since that time.



Mrs. Whisker Died Thursday; Rites Saturday
Mrs. Rollin Whisker, 71, died Thursday at the Kewanee Public hospital where she was admitted Wednesday.  She had been an invalid for two years.  The daughter of Logan and Margaret Forbes Anderson, she was born September 19, 1887 in Stark county.  On January 26, 1910, she married Rollin Whisker at the Methodist church parsonage in Princeton.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Arlene Kitchen of Macomb, Mrs. Clark (Gyneth) Golder of Bradford; four grandchildren, Eleanor Kitchen of Macomb; Larry Whisker, Terry Sue and Hayden Golder of Bradford; three brothers, John Anderson of Bradford; Lloyd Anderson, of Neponset, Elmer Anderson of Aledo and one sister, Mary Gubb of Bradford. She was preceeded in death by her parents, one son Ward, a daughter in infancy, four brothers and two sisters...... (Grandma's notes "Died July 9, 1959")

Bride of August 16
Miss Linda Rediger became the bride of Jerry Manning on Sunday, Aug 16 at Boyd's Grove Methodist church.  The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Arnold Olsen.  The couple sent their honeymoon last week at Fontana Village, N.C.  They will reside in Princeton.  Mr. Manning will drive back and forth to his duties as teletypesetter operator at The Bradford Republican office.


Mary E. Scott, 96 of Bradford Buried On Monday

Mary E. Scott, 96, of rural Bradford died at 7 p.m. Friday, January 30, 1981 at Stark County Health Center.  Born May 23, 1884 in Clark County, Ind., a daughter of Henry and Melvina Weaver Hooker, she married Arnie Leo Scott in Indiana in June 1903.  He died in 1951. ...... Surviving are two sons, Artie and Linus, both of Bradford; seven grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by four brothers, four sisters and one grandchild. ...... Burial was in the Bradford cemetery.

Henry Rosenbaum

Henry Rosenbaum, 79, of rural Bradford, died at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 1981 in Proctor hospital, Peoria.  Born January 16, 1902 in Deer Creek, a son of Leo and Anna Miller Rosenbaum, he was a farmer until retiring in 1980.  Surviving are one brother, Richard of Peoria, eight sisters, Hattie Fouts, Anna Dunn, Dora Rosenbaum, and Helen Bechtold, all of Bradford, Kathryn Rosenbaum, Grace Seward and Martha Peterson, all of Peoria and Mary DeGroot of Wyoming.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John of Peoria and Leo of Bradford; and one sister, Tomma, of Madaryville, Ind.  ....... Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Kewanee.