A. P. Bradt. - Among the public spirited and well known pioneer citizens of Fulton is A. P. Bradt, commercial
printer and retired newspaper editor and publisher. He was born at Ira, near Fulton, May 23, 1851, the son of Hiram
H. and Mary Ann (Van Wie) Bradt.
Hiram H. Bradt was born at Albany, N. Y. In early life he was a tailor and he subsequently engaged in truck gardening
near Hannibal, N. Y., where he died at the age of 93 years. His wife, also born at Albany, is deceased. Both are
buried in Hannibal Cemetery.
The education of A. P. Bradt was received Ain the Hannibal public schools and he remained at home until 1876, at
which time he purchased the old Hannibal Reveille, a weekly newspaper at Hannibal. He was identified with that
publication until 1889, and then came to Oswego Falls, where he established the Oswego Falls Observer. That paper
later become the Fulton Observer, and Mr. Bradt continued as editor and publisher for a period of 41 years. He
has been retired from newspaper work since 1921, but has continued his printing business at Fulton. Mr. Bradt has
the distinction of having been the first printer to own a linotype machine in Oswego County, and for three years
was the sole owner of this modern printing machinery.
Mr. Bradt was married in August, 1878, to Miss Phebe A. Cox, born in Granby, Oswego County. She died Nov. 10, 1930,
at the age of 72 years, and is buried in Fulton. She was the daughter of Martin H. and Sally Ann Cox, both of whom
are buried in Fafrdale Cemetery, Hannibal. Mr. and Mrs. Bradt had no children.
Mr. Bradt is independent in politics. He is an active member of the Rotary Club, and belongs to the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, Lower Falls Grange and American Men.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Oswego County, NY
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