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Picher Woman Fatally Hurt!

Mrs. Daphne Bradbury Obituary


Fall Results in Death for Mrs. Daphne Bradbury, Former Mine Owner

PICHER, Aug. 30 --- (Special) ---

Mrs. Daphne Bradbury, former owner of the Big Chief Mining company and Tri-State district mining pioneer, died in Miami Baptist hospital at 1:15 p.m. today.

She was taken to the hospital last Saturday after collapsing at her home at 218 Third avenue here. She reportedly received a head injury in a fall from her bed about 4:30 p.m.

The former Mrs. Jack Davis, she moved to Picher in 1915 and since had been a member of the Union church. A talented musician, she was an organist at the Union and Methodist churches here.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Leila Frankel of Denver, Colo., two sons, Jim Davis of Madill, Okla., and Jackie Lee Davis of the home, and two sisters, Mrs. Leila Redmond of Carterville, Ga., and Mrs. Walter Kannier of Westwood, Calif.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Goodson Funeral home.


Funeral services for Mrs. Daphne Bradbury, who died Monday afternoon, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday at the Union church in Picher. The Rev. Leslie Moore of North Miami, the Rev. Wesley Post of Commerce and the Rev. J. H. Mott of Picher will officiate in the rites.

Burial will be in Baxter Springs, Kas., cemetery under direction of the Goodson Funeral home of Picher.

Active pallbearers will be Sam Welsh, Thomas McCombs, Phillip Crollinger, Richard Wright, Burl Lane, Ray Bradbury, Claude R. Jones, Ed Thorpe and Carl Heatherly.

Honorary pallbearers will be A. Clark, Joe Vincent, Henry Austin, Melvin Mayes, Lawrence Voyles, Henry Craig and Ralph Chambers.

The body will lie in state at the home, 218 Third avenue, from 5 p. m. Thursday until the funeral hours.

Note: Daphne had not been well for a short period of time before this fall. It has been felt by family members that she may have suffered a stroke which led to the fall. Now that we have turned the corner on another century we realize how far medicine has come and the ability to diagnose and treat most illnesses. My Grandmother was a talented musician with beautiful eyes and a truly sparkling personality. She suffered many personal losses but always prevailed with the love of her family and her abiding faith.

By: Liz (Frankel) Gunderson

Newspaper clipping from: Diggin' Up Oakies in Ottawa Co.

Daphne Dale (McColloch) Davis Bradbury in tree . . .

Last Updated  ~  August 29, 2013

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