Thomas Chester Bradley

[Truman Thomas, William Thomas, James Barefoot, James Banks, Thomas]

Born: 3 December 1920, Trinidad, Henderson County, Texas

Married: 24 September 1941, [location unknown] Martha LaMesa Daniels. They divorced in Henderson County, Texas, 5 April 1968.

  • Born: 9 July 1924, [location unknown – probably Van Zandt County, Texas based on her parents’ 1920 and 1930 census records]
  • Died: 24 October 1990, [location unknown – perhaps Trinidad, Henderson County, Texas, based on her burial place.]
  • Buried: Trinidad City Cemetery, Trinidad, Henderson County, Texas
  • Grid Coord
  • Find-a-Grave: 68730929

Married: 9 May 1980, Henderson County, Texas, Betty J. Talley. They divorced in Harris County, Texas, 10 March 1987.

  • Born: 1945 or 1946
  • Died:
  • Buried:
  • Grid Coord
  • Find-a-Grave:

Occupation: Owned service station in Trinidad, Texas from before WWII until the 1960s, then opened Bradley’s Tractor City in Houston which is still owned and operated by family. Served as a Radar Operator on the USS Hughes in WWII

Died: 4 August 2009 in Houston, Harris County, Texas

Buried: Trinidad City Cemetery, Trinidad, Henderson County, Texas

Children: (all with LaMesa)

  1. Living Bradley (M, 1948, TX)
  2. Living Bradley (F, 1951, TX)
  3. Living Bradley (M, 1954, TX)

Narrative:

Documentation:

  • 1930 Federal Census – (son)
  • 1940 Federal Census – Haven’t found this one yet. Scanned the entire Trinidad federal census from 1940 and found all the usual Bradleys. Even found Chester’s grandmother, Lula Hammett. But his parents and Chester aren’t there at all. Not sure where to look next. They aren’t coming up in searches.

Photos

Thomas Chester - USS Hughes, Radio Operator

Thomas Chester – USS Hughes, Radio Operator

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