Clay County Democrat
Editor, O.T. Ward
A recent wedding of much interest to the people in and around Rector was that of Miss Freeda Bradsher and James A. Waldron. The marriage took place at Kennett, Mo. The Rev. Francis M. Lane, pastor of the Methodist church of that city, officiated.
The young couple were married in the afternoon of December 24, at 4:00 o'clock. Only a few close friends were present.
Miss Bradsher is the only daughter of Mr. Garland Bradsher of this city. Mr. Waldron is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Waldron of near Rector. Both families are old residents of this community and their many friends wish them worlds of luck in their life together.
The Bradsher family migrated to the Rector area from southwest Tennessee sometime before 1880. Weldon Bradsher, our bride Freeda's grandfather, was a bachelor when he settled just west of Rector in the Lone Oak school community. He married Annie C. Province in 1880 and they became parents of Garland M. (Cora Abney), Oscar H. (died young) and Elizabeth (Edward Bucy). Garland and Cora Bradsher's children were Raymond (Floy Hill), daughter Freeda, Wayne (Louise Todd), Gwin (Lillie Stallings) and Doyle Bradsher (Marcelle Frets and Alene Ford). Freeda's mother, Cora, died in 1917 when Freeda was eight years old.
The Waldron family migrated to the Rector area from southern Indiana about 1891. John P. and Sarah Waldron were grandparents of James Arthur "Jay" Waldron. Parents of Jay, our groom, were John H. Waldron and Lillie Wells. Freeda Lucille Bradsher and Jay Waldron were both about 25 years old when they married on Christmas Eve 1934.
Freeda and Jay were parents of two children, Shirley Ann (Jefferies) and Jimmy Waldron (Linda Kay King). Jay Waldron was a truck driver and stock dealer.
Freeda died in 1988 and Jay died in 1994. Both are buried in Woodland Heights Cemetery.
Your writer would enjoy hearing from readers who could share more information on these folks.