Bradshaw, Jack

BRADSHAW – Brook’s first plumber and tinsmith, who arrived here in 1910 from the U.S. to ply his trade, Jack Bradshaw, passed away at the home of his nephew, J.D. Bradshaw, north of Brooks, on Monday, October 10. He was 82 years of age.

The pioneer local resident was born in Cook County, Ontario, on October 16,1867. He was a widower as his wife predeceased him many years ago.

He stayed with his plumbing trade for only about four years and left in 1915 to take up a homestead at Steveville on the Red Deer River northwest of Brooks. There he farmed and ranched for twenty-eight years and finally retired to live in town in 1943.

He suffered a stroke several years ago and was one of the first patients in Brooks Hospital. He made a remarkable recovery, however, and was up and around within a few months. For the past several years he had lived with his nephew on his farm just north of Brooks and lived a remarkably active life in spite of his age.

Funeral services for the late Mr. Bradshaw, who was highly respected and admired by all who knew him, will be held from Brooks United Church on Saturday, October 15, at one o’clock.

Pattison’s Funeral Home, Medicine Hat, will be in charge of arrangements.

Brooks Bulletin   October 13, 1949           Roll 9   Image 1271