m. 25 Oct 1877
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About Elizabeth Jane Mayfield Bradley
Elizabeth Jane according to her on hand writing found in William J Bradley's Bible : "was converted and joined the missionary Baptist Church when 16 years old at Lick Creek Camden County, Missouri"
Elizabeth Jane was born Elizabeth Jane Mayfield the oldest of five girls and one boy, Elizabeth Jane, Annie Lee, Hettie Victoria, John Samuel, and Mary Margaret Mayfield... Elizabeth Jane was born and live most of her early years in Missouri, then she married, after that she and her husband Rev. William J. Bradley know as Preacher Will J. moved to Oklahoma Territory later in about 1907 they mover to Arkansas and then back to Oklahoma in 1910, They then lived in the Mason area till they move to Okemah and lived the rest of their life out. about 4 miles from Mason and Okemah they lived in a little place called Last Chance (was the last chance to get gas till you got to Okemah) It was their I ( Donald Bradley) remember visiting my grandparents. It was at Last Chance that I remember going with my parents, and sister Leveta, and brother George Gene in the summer we would meet with my Uncle John, and Uncle Tom and Aunt Esther and their families...We would all meet at my grandparents(William J and Elizabeth Jane Bradley) house it would be hot summer and Oklahoma having no dew to fall we all sleep out side in the yard. It was about 1947 and we had all gathered and my grandmother (Elizabeth Jane) knowing that I loved chocolate pie baked one for me but she forgot to put the sugar in it and it was awful, but we tried not to let my grandmother know... They always kept two pots of coffee on the stove one was strong coffee the way my grandfather Preacher Bradley like it and the other was the weak coffee (and it was so strong you could not drink it with out putting a lot of cream in it) this was my grandmother's (Elizabeth Jane) pot. Then in about 1948 they moved to a three room house on 4th street in Okemah and it was in that house that she pass away in, with her husband, children, her sister Anne Lee, Victoria, Mary and brother John and many others standing by her bedside. She had always prayed that it would be a beautiful sun shinning day when she was buried..she died in on the 15th of February and the winter is cold in that part of Oklahoma we had left home with the ground covered in snow and Ice.. but the day she was laid to rest the sun was shinning bright and you did not need a jacket it was so warm...God had answered her prayer... All Data is entered by Donald Lloyd Bradley grandson of Elizabeth Jane Mayfield Bradley and known to be fact...
Elizabeth Jane Mayfield Bradley 10 NOV 1895 MARRIED WILLIAM JOHNSTON BRADLEY OKEMAH NEWSPAPER FEB 17, 1950
OBITUARY of Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Mayfield Bradley, Who was born Elizabeth Jane Mayfield, July 21, 1878 in Camden County, Missouri, Died February 15, 1950 at her home in Okemah. She was married to W. J. Bradley in 1895 and to this union was born five children four of which still survive. She professed a hope in Christ at the age of seventeen and united with the Missionary Baptist Church. Sister Bradley lived a devoted Christian life, and bore the toils and hardships of life without murmuring or complaining, while her husband was away from home Preaching the Gospel and the entire Family has authorized the writer of this sketch to extend their thanks and appreciations to the many friends and neighbors for the many acts and deeds of kindness during mother's last illness and death...S. M. Speer Funeral services was held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Last Chance Church Rev. J. T. Champion officiated, Pall bearers was Carl Wilson, Tom Moore, Oscar Stigall, Clayton Armstrong, S. M. Speer, and Fred Branscum. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Okemah Funeral Home in charge.