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The PNHS board voted to not hold the awards luncheon this year with all the unknowns happening at this time. However, we do not want to totally eliminate the Legends program honoring people from our community. For this year only, we nominated and honor historical Legends from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
Dr. Edward Burton Bradford
Recognized as a Legend of Port Norris on Nov.1, 2020
Dr. Bradford was the son of Lemuel Bradford and Marth Ladlow. He married Carrie Mayhew Buzby. They had one child - Miriam Bradford. Dr. Bradford graduated from Jefferson Medical School and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Dr. G.L:.Harker had a large practice in Port Norris that he started in 1879. While on vacation he had a young doctor cover his practice - this was Dr. Bradford. Dr. Bradford liked the town and the people. Around 1900 He purchased the practice from Dr. Harker. He maintained this practice for nearly 50 years.
Dr. Bradford served as president of the Port Norris National bank along with being involved in several local businesses. He also belonged to several local lodged while holding office in each one.
In 1950 Dr. Bradford was disabled in a car accident and several months later in 1951 he died of complications. He was buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Cedarville.
The Port Norris Historical Society has in its collection many personal items that belonged to Dr. Bradford. We are so privileged to have so many of his things.
Donated by Joe and Mary Linda Lacotte
His medical bag
Inside his medical bag