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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company; Elwood Roberts, Editor.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ANDREW J. BRADLEY, editor of the “Daily News,” of Pottstown, was born in Philadelphia, September 9, 1868. He is the son of Andrew and Ellen (Walls) Bradley, both natives of Philadelphia. They had two children: Sallie, wife of Frank J. Kerr, of Philadelphia; and Andrew J. Bradley.

Andrew Bradley (father) was a blacksmith by trade, and later raised and trained race horses. He now lives retired at Elkton, Maryland. His wife died in 1895, being sixty-five years old at the time of her death. They were both Catholics. The paternal grandfather of Andrew J. Bradley was born in County Derry, Ireland. The maternal grandfather was also a native of Ireland.

Andrew J. Bradley spent the first part of his life in Philadelphia. At the age of sixteen, after completing his education in the public schools, he applied himself to the trade of a printer, a business in which he has been engaged ever since. He worked in the job office of Allen, Lane & Scott, where he learned the trade. He also worked on the Philadelphia “Press” and “Inquirer.” He in 1899 entered the office of the “Daily News” as foreman of the composing room, and showed his ability to be of such a high order that in 1901 he became the editor of the paper.

He is a member of the Republican Ward Workers’ Association; Missimer Assembly, A. C. U., and the Press League of Bucks and Montgomery counties. He was one of the organizers and the first president of the Pottstown Typographical Union. In religious faith he is a member of the St. Aloysius Roman Catholic church. Politically he is a Republican. He resides at the Commercial Hotel.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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