Wiley Bradsher (1885 - 1962)

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Wiley Bradsher
1885 - 1962
updated February 06, 2019
Wiley Bradsher was born on September 15, 1885. He died in October 1962 at age 77. We know that Wiley Bradsher had been residing in North Carolina.


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Wiley Bradsher passed away in October 1962 at age 77. He was born on September 15, 1885. There is no information about Wiley's immediate family. We know that Wiley Bradsher had been residing in North Carolina.
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In 1885, in the year that Wiley Bradsher was born, on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

In 1902, at the age of 17 years old, Wiley was alive when the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

In 1931, by the time he was 46 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1945, Wiley was 60 years old when on June 22nd, the Battle of Okinawa ended. A joint Army and Marine campaign, supported by the Navy, the Battle of Okinawa went on for 82 days. The last Japanese resistance on Okinawa was defeated. 4,907 Navy, 4,675 Army, and 2,938 Marine Corps personnel were killed in the battle on the US side. It is estimated that 110,071 on the Japanese side were killed - the estimate includes Okinawan citizens who were pressed into service and includes children. With the win of Okinawa, the United States gained an important base of operations in the Pacific.

In 1962, in the year of Wiley Bradsher's passing, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

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Clarice A Bradsher
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Ruby Bradsher
Jun 19, 1907 - May 1984
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Shanks Bradsher
Jan 3, 1932 - December 1984
Clarisse H Bradsher
Jun 17, 1913 - Jul 6, 2010
Haw River, NC
Rosa Bradsher
Mar 1, 1927 - March 1979
John Bradsher
Jan 6, 1931 - February 1976
Katherine Bradsher
Dec 19, 1903 - February 1981
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Ira W Bradsher
Jun 23, 1906 - Mar 19, 1991
Martha A Bradsher
Mar 2, 1918 - Jul 15, 2007
Hurdle Mills, NC
Otis Bradsher
Sep 5, 1932 - July 1978
Alton, Virginia
Emma T Bradsher
Feb 17, 1916 - Oct 22, 1999
Hurdle Mills, NC
Louise H Bradsher
Jun 4, 1921 - Dec 21, 1999
Roxboro, NC
Charles W Bradsher
Oct 6, 1930 - Feb 8, 2008
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