Owner and Submitter
The attached photo is of my grandfather, Albert Lee Bradley, and his sister, Ada. It was taken around 1885, when Albert would have been 9 years old and Ada, about 7. The name of the photographer is, E. A. Wilder, Durango, Colo., Albert and Ada were the children of Albert S and Emily Carter Bradley. The family was originally from Wheeling, W Va, and lived in Parrott City and Durango, and perhaps another unidentified La Plata County location, from about 1880 till about 1888.
Albert S. served as Deputy County Clerk for La Plata County and was the Republican candidate for County Treasurer in 1883. He lost. The family next moved to Salt Lake City, where they lived until about 1900, when they moved again to Portland, Oregon.
Unfortunately for me, no Bradley cousins appear to be searching for their Durango connections, but hopefully the name of the photographer will be of interest to some La Plata researcher.
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