Biography of Dr. Oscar E. Bradley
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





OSCAR EVANS BRADLEY, D. O., the only practitioner of the science of osteopathy at Ellwood City, has met with remarkable success in his profession as is evidenced by his record that shows that. some 250 patients are treated by him per month. Dr. Bradley was born at Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri, August 30, 1874, and is a son of James H. and Nancy Minerva (Baker) Bradley.

The parents of Dr. Bradley both survive and reside on the father's farm in Misouri. The family is an old one in that State, and the grandfather was a captain in the Confederate army during the Civil Wars James H. Bradley and wife had a family of four sons and, one daughter, namely: Oscar Evans; Augustus C., who resides at Bible Grove, Missouri; Everett, L., who is also a resident of Bible Grove; Cora W., who is the wife of Dr. M. P. Browning, residing at McComb, Illinois; Leo I., who resides at Downing, Missouri; and Atlee B., who is a resident of Bible Grove.

Dr. Bradley's elementary education was obtained in the district schools near his home and later he entered the State Normal School at Kirksville, where he, remained until he had completed the work of the senior year. In 1902 he engaged in teaching school, keeping up with his classes in the Normal school in the meanwhile, after which he attended the American School of Osteopathy, at Kirksville. The school is still presided over by the venerable Dr. A. T. Still, its founder, who, in the current month (August, 1908) celebrates his eightieth birthday. In January, 1903, Dr. Bradley took a post graduate course in osteopathy, at St. Louis, and entered into practice at McComb, Illinois. In October, 1906, he came to Ellwood City and established his office in the Dambach Building, on Lawrence Avenue. As a practitioner in a new school of healing, Dr. Bradley has had many prejudices to overcome but his remarkable success, curing cases which had been given up by physicians and surgeons as hopeless, established a confidence that subsequent developments went far to make lasting.

Dr. Bradley married Miss Anna May Browning, who was born and reared near Memphis, Missouri. She is a daughter of William Perry and Sarah E. (Harrington) Browning. Her father served in the Union army during the Civil War, as a member of Company C, Twenty seventh Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He died in June, 1906. His widow survives and resides at Memphis, Missouri. There were six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Browning, namely: Alfred, H., deceased; Charles P. and Albert C., both residing in Missouri; Etta, wife of Edward M. Smith, residing in Oklahoma; Martin P., who is engaged in the practice of osteopathy at McComb, Illinois; and Mrs. Bradley. Dr. and Mrs. Bradley have two sons, Horton Kenneth and Raymond DeLoss. They are members of the Christian Church at Ellwood City.


From:
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Pennsylvania
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908


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