Tampico Area Historical Society
20 Jul 2007
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
Bradford C. Church, Jr., one of the proprietors of the Sterling Roller Flouring Mill, was born June 20, 1860, at Kankakee, Ill. He came to Sterling with his father in 1868, where he received a practical education, and in the year 1881 accepted a position as book-keeper in Church & Patterson’s mills. After his father’s death he purchased his half interest in the mill from the other heirs, and has since been engaged in conducting that establishment. He is one of the young and leading men of Sterling, is a Republican in his political action, and is a member of the A.O.U.W. and of the Order of Modern Woodmen of America.
Mr. Church’s marriage to Mary Patterson occurred Oct. 17, 1883. Her parents were William L. and Isabel (Wallace) Patterson. Mr. and Mrs. Church have one child, John L., born Aug. 6, 1884.