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Early Whitehouse History

By A. J. Bradley
Published by Phillips Printing Co., Whitehouse, OH

"In my 77 years of a happy life time, mostly spent about Whitehouse and vicinity, I certainly have had and heard of some very interesting experiences, interesting to me and possibly to others. However I hesitate to try to express myself for publication as I don't quite feel up to it, but have made up my mind to put on an extra crust, do my best on a subject that has always been very dear to my heart, "Old Whitehouse." (from chapter one)

Albert Josiah Bradley

A. J. Bradley, 1859-1940
This small book was written by Albert Josiah Bradley, my great grandfather, and published in 1937. It may have been a compilation from a series of articles published in a local newspaper. The author recalls many events from early Whitehouse, both those that he himself witnessed and those related by others. The book includes a rich list of names of many of the early residents. To my knowlege, this publication has not been previously available on the internet and I suspect that there are not many of the original copies still in existance.

The copy in my possession belonged to my grandmother, Helen M. (Ribble) Bradley, daughter-in-law of A. J. Bradley. She had made small handwritten notes on many of the pages. I scanned this copy and converted it to text using Optical Character Recognition*. This electronic version is available here to the internet community and all those investigating their Whitehouse roots and heritage.

John T. Nicholson, December 2005

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*The Optical Character Recognition or OCR process is imperfect and introduces errors into the text. I corrected quite a few errors but, still, every time I look at the text I find more! Sorry I cannot guarentee the accuracy but I will continue to update and correct the files.