Brady, James Arthur (April 12, 1882 - July 3, 1945)

James Brady Is Laid To Rest Here

On Friday Long-Time Resident Passed Away Last Tuesday Following Long Illness

Unknown - July 5, 1945

Friday morning at 10:00 o'clock at St. James church final rites were held for James Brady, 63, long-time resident, who passed away last Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Brady had been removed from his home to the hospital the previous week. He had been in poor health for several years past but his condition did not become serious until several months ago. Early in May he went to Denver for treatment, returning to Douglas about three weeks ago. Treatments in Denver failed to relieve his condition.

James Arthur Brady was born Apr. 12, 1882 in Milwaukee, Wis. At the age of 15 years he moved to Colorado working in Denver for three years. In 1900 he came to Wyoming to work at the Platte Valley ranch at McKinley as a blacksmith.

After several years there he moved to Douglas to work for T.S. Cook and A.C. Rice. Later on he started his own blacksmith shop located in the building now occupied by George Rookstool.

About 25 years ago Mr. Brady became interested in the oil business working as a driller and later engaged in oil promotion activities in Wyoming. Nine years ago he and Mrs. Brady opened the White Palace store on Center street.

Quiet unassuming, Mr. Brady had many friends and was well known throughout this section of Wyoming.

Surviving are his widow; his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Slonaker; two brothers, Frank of Chicago and Ray of LaCrosse, Wis.

Pallbearers at the services Friday were Tom Sullivan, Gene L. Payne, Ed Werner, Russell Queen, Joseph Garst and T.C. Daniels. Burial was in Douglas Park Cemetery.

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