obit for Sarah gertrude McLaughlin Bradbury, 1877-1952
Minneapolis (KS) Messenger, Sept. 18, 1952, page 1:
Mrs. Gertrude Bradbury
Mrs. Gertrude Bradbury, a resident of Ottawa county all her life, died Thursday, Sept. 11, at Asbury hospital in Salina, at the age of 75 years.Mrs. Bradbury had suffered a heart attack on September 6th, from which she never fully recovered.
Sarah Gertrude McLaughlin, daughter of Mary Ann and Humphrey McLaughlin, was born Jan. 26, 1877, at Ada, Kansas.She grew to young womanhood in that vicinity and on Feb. 23, 1898, at Beloit, Kansas, she was married to Samuel Bradbury, of Minneapolis.
They started housekeeping on a farm near Ada and later moved to Ada, although Mr. Bradbury continued with his farming.In 1915 they purchased a farm near Culver.They then moved with their family to Culver, where they spent the remainder of their lives.
To this union five children were born.Her husband and one daughter, Alwilda, preceded her in death.At an early age Mrs. Bradbury accepted Christ as her savior and became a member of the Ada Baptist church.When they moved to Culver she transferred her membership to the Culver Presbyterian church, where she continued to be a faithful member until her death.
For many years she taught a Sunday school class and remained active in missionary work of the church until her passing.
She was interested in the affairs of the community and school, but her special interests were in her church and her home.She was devoted to her home and family.
Besides a host of friends and relatives, she leaves four children, Vivian Mary Bradbury of the home; Everett Henry Bradbury, of Ada; Doii Mae Clark, of Lincoln, Kansas and Marie Avis Bieker, of Salina; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Sechrist of Minneapolis; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.She took great delight in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always looked forward to their visits.
Mrs. Bradbury's hospitable and charming manner was always a welcome to friends and neighbors.She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her most.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Culver Presbyterian church, with the Rev. James Elliott, of Salina, officiating.Music was furnished by Mrs. Howard Chambers, with Mrs. Paul Reed as accompanist.Pallbearers were Cecil Humbarger, Alvin Burger, Paul Reed, Lawrence Meurisse, Marvin Milleson and John McKee.Honorary pallbearers were Victor Dunn, Oscar Peterson, A.C. Runciman, W.B. Runciman, Frank Oliver and Floyd Reed.Interment was made in Highland Cemetery at Minneapolis.