Martin Hubbard Smith
Mary Ann Holmes
Levi Gray Bradford
Tryphenia Maria Gill
Jabez Burritt Smith
Marcia Alice Bradford

Dr. Ernest Smith Bradford Ph.D.


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1. Florence Beatrice Mott

  • Alice Elinor Bradford+
  • Anne Louise Bradford+
  • George H. Arms Bradford+

Dr. Ernest Smith Bradford Ph.D.

  • Born: 19 Aug 1877, Moorhead, Clay Co., MN 367
  • Marriage (1): Florence Beatrice Mott 23 Aug 1906 in Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI 362
  • Died: 12 Mar 1965, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co., CA at age 87 367
  • Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI

bullet   Another name for Ernest was Ernest Smith.

bullet   FamilySearch ID: K2FH-FCG. Find a Grave ID: 105363886.


bullet  General Notes:

Family moved to Wisconsin in 1880 and Ernest attended school in Hammond, Wisconsin. He legally adopted his mother's maiden name on August 18, 1906 in Madison, Wisconsin claiming that the reason was Smith was too common a name and he was having trouble with his mail as result. The family story is that his wife to be thought it a too common name. The name was changed the week before he got married.

There is an extensive biography of Ernest in the National Cyclopaedia of American Biography.

During WWI he was a statistician for the US Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corp in 1918-19 and from that time until the end of his life he served as an advisory economist and statistician to various industries and governmental agencies. In 1930 he was named head of the Bureau of Business Research (later the Bernard Baruch School of Business) at the College of the City of New York, which post he held until he reached the mandatory retirement age of seventy in 1947. Thereafter he joined the faculty of Manhattan College, Bronx, New York until 1957. Author of many books and studies as well as a very active citizen in the public and civic affairs of his city of residence, New Rochelle, New York.

bullet  Research Notes:

Diaries are in a special section of the University of Oregon Library, Eugene, Oregon.
emailed them via form to reqest extended description.


bullet  Events

Occupation. Economist

Education. Univ Of Wisconsin: BA/1897, Grad Work, 1904-06

residence, 1880, Hammond, St. Croix County, WI. 368

Fact 1: Sang at the state Prohibition Party convention, 24 May 1888, Madison, Dane County, WI. 369 Calling themselves The Badger State Trio, the "...three little sons of Secretary J.B. Smith, opened with a son, which was given due applause."
(Opened the afternoon session of the convention on Thursday.)

Authored: "High Joe" ; or, The logger's story, 1892, Madison, Dane County, WI. Prohibitionist book:

residence, 1900, Madison, Dane County, WI. 370 127 W. Gilman St.

residence: 791 Lawrence, 1904, Appleton, Outagamie Co., Wisconsin. 371 Teacher high school

Name Change: From Ernest Smith to Ernest Smith Bradford, 1906. 372 This was copied in many newspapers around the state at the time.

Education: Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1911. 373

Membership: Cosmo Club, 1917, Washington, D.C. 374 Also New York City.

residence: 50 Argyle St, 1930, New Rochelle, Westchester County, NY. 363

residence: 50 Argyle St, 1936, New Rochelle, Westchester County, NY. 364

residence: 50 Argyle St, 1950, New Rochelle, Westchester County, NY. 365

residence: 50 Argyle, 1952, New Rochelle, Westchester County, NY. 366


Ernest married Florence Beatrice Mott, daughter of Wesley Mott and Harriet Lavinia Porter, 23 Aug 1906 in Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI.362 (Florence Beatrice Mott was born 10 Aug 1872 in Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI, died 22 Feb 1954 in Briarcliff, Westchester Co., NY and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Winnebago Co., WI.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Handwritten note of their daughter incorrectly states the year as 1905.

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