O. D. BRADSHAW
A leading soft drink establishment in Weed is owned and managed by O. D. Bradshaw, who has developed a large and prosperous business. He was born in Kansas, on the 4th of January, 1882, and is a son of Daniel Austin and Nancy (Choate) Bradshaw. His father, who was a farmer, moved to Nevada in 1882 and lived in that state for ten years. In 1892 he located in Inyo County, California, near Bishop, where he devoted the remaining years of his life to general farming. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Bishop.
O. D. Bradshaw, who was but a babe in arms when brought west, received his education in the grade schools in Owens Valley, California, after which he engaged in the saloon business, which he followed at various places. About twelve years ago he came to Weed and here opened a soft drink parlor, which he is still conducting. He carries a full line of such goods as are demanded by the local trade and has won success in the business, due to his courtesy and accommodation. He owns his home in Weed.
In 1905 Mr. Bradshaw was united in marriage to Miss Fannie Bryant, who was born and reared in Oregon, but later spent some years in the state of Montana. They are the parents of two sons, Ted Austin and Russell Howard, both of whom are employed by the Weed Lumber Company. Mr. Bradshaw is a lover of outdoor life, fishing and hunting being his favorite sports, and in both he is an expert. He is a genial and agreeable man, a good mixer, and is very popular throughout the circle of his acquaintance.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: Wooldridge, J. W. Major, History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Page 267. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.