This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...from the business which had prospered continuously through his wisdom and energy as its head. Though Mr. Bradley devoted most of his life to merchandise, he took active interest in other things. He represented the JEtna Fire Insurance Company of Hartford in Southington for over forty years; he was postmaster of 204 AMON BRADLEY. Southington for twelve years, and town representative in the Legislature in 1863, 1864 and 1866. After retiring from the mercantile business, Mr. Bradley gave his attention largely to real estate which he owned extensively in Southington. He did much to develop the commercial interest of his town, and indeed furthered its growth along many important lines during his long and useful life. When the Lewis Academy was erected he was one of the building committee. By his zeal and enterprise he, with others, promoted the cause and secured the charter of the Southington Savings Bank, of whose first board of directors he was a member, having continued as such to the time of his death. On October 9th, 1836, Mr. Bradley married Sylvia Barnes of Southington, and to them were born three children: Franklin B., Alice B., deceased, and Emma M. He was a member of the Unitarian Church while it existed in Southington. In politics he was a Democrat. He was a Freemason, and until his death was the oldest living member of the fraternity in Southington, having joined Friendship Lodge No. 33, F. & A. M., about 1850. Mr. Bradley died Aug. 18th, 1906. HENRY HOPKINS KELSEY KELSEY, REV. HENRY HOPKINS, A.M., pastor of the Fourth Congregational Church of Hartford, was born in Evans Mills, town of LeRoy, Jefferson County, New York, April 9th, 1853, and is a descendant of William Kelsey, one of the first settlers of Hartford. He is the son of...
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