Charles Eugene Bradish

Charles Eugene Bradish - The Farmers' Museum
Charles Eugene Bradish
Black and White Cabinet Card with white borader and green background. Board has been cut. May have been a multiple portrait piece originally. Image is a bust portrait of Charles Eugene Bradish in presumably his late 30s to 40s. He wears a dark, wool (?) suite, bowtie and white dress shirt. He wears natural moustache, parted hair in the center and nicely groomed. Handwritten in pencil on the back of the card is CHAS EUGENE BRADISH/1850-1915/DAD OF WC BRADISH SR. Charles Eugune (Chas, C.E.) Bradish is the son of Horace Clark Bradish and Elizabeth Coventry Wade Bradish of Rochester, NY. He moved to Illinois where he founded an ice harvesting business which later grew to be one of the largest ice harvesting ventures in the West and the United States. C.E. and W.H. Bradish was the name of one ice firm (W.H. was his brother). A year later he bought out his brother's interest and renamed the wholesale busines Hose, Bradish & Co. It was located in Clear Lake, Illinois and was housed in one of the largest ice houses in the west. The building could hold 18,000 tons of ice. C.E. married Ella Chmbers (b. 1851, d. 1931) in 1872. They had five chidren: Walter Chambers (W.C.) b. 1874, d.1968; Charles Eugene b. 1876; Bessie Bradish b. 1879, HOrace Clark Bradish b. 1886, d. 1970; Essie b.?, d1878?.
Physical dimensions: 

print size 5 3/4" x 3 1/8"