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Wm. Bradley's Sons - Wholesale Groceries
|The first Wm. Bradley involved in the business served in Company F, 21st Michigan Infantry during the Civil War.
Because of ill health caused by his involvement in the service, William moved with his family to Greenville and
in partnership with William Canair, started the Canair and Bradley General Merchandise business located at the
corner of Lafayette and Montcalm Streets. William Bradley bought out Canair in 1868. By 1880 the business was
known as Wm. Bradley's Sons which became a wholesale grocery business in 1902. Wm. H. Bradley joined his
father in the business because of his father's ill health and is considered the driving force behind the business growth.
Loccated on the N.E. corner of Lafayette and Montcalm Streets.
Wyman Bock, William E. Bradley & Charlie Bradley.
Wm. H. and his son Charlie Bradley - WWI.
Wm. T. Bradley (on Left), the fourth generation at
Wm. Bradley's Sons, with his father Wm. E. Bradley.
From Wm. E. Bradley Photo Collection
|Photos courtesy of his son, Curt Bradley
|If you have additions or corrections please contact Paula Johnson
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