Niagara County

1897 Biography - G. H. Bradley

Bradley, G. H., Somerset, son of Abel and Elizabeth Bradley, was born August 12, 1830, and came with his parents from Vermont when five years of age, settling in the town of Hartford, where his father remained until he died, October 3, 1858; his mother died in June, 1872. Mr. Bradley married Fannie Meade in May, 1855, and they have two sons: Lewis A., born March 8, 1868, and Frank M., born April 11, 1864. Mr. Bradley is president of the Niagara and Orleans County Insurance Company and has held that position for twenty consecutive years. He is also president of the Niagara County Agricultural Society. He is the largest fruit grower in Somerset, having twenty-five acres of apple orchard, his crop in 1896 being 3,000 barrels. He has a peach orchard of 4,000 trees, 1,000 plum trees and 2,000 pear trees. It is both a sight and a pleasure to see his magnificent orchards and fine buildings.

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