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Emily E. Bradley ...
Emily E. Bradley
...Emily E. Bradley
...Emily E. Bradley Emily Ecker Bradley
, 95, a native of Washington, D.C. and a longtime summer resident of Westport Island, died March 27 of a stroke in her
home in Washington. Mrs. Bradley
was born in Georgetown, a part of Washington, D.C.Her
father died when she
was ten, and her
mother, Grace Glasgow Dunlop Ecker, moved Mrs. Bradley
three brothers to Lexington, Va. to live less expensively.Mrs. Bradley
later attended Stuart Hall school in Staunton, Va. and Hollins College
In 1933, she
married Fontaine C. Bradley in Washington.Mr. Bradley became a partner in the law firm of Covington and Burling where he practiced for 65 years.
In the 1950s, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley
bought property on Westport Island and spent their summers there.Mr. Bradley
died in 1991.She
enjoyed the friendships they made over the many years in Maine and continued to come to Westport until recently, when her
failing health prevented her
from doing so. She
was an avid tennis player, both in Westport and in Washington. Mrs. Bradley founded the Historic Lexington (Va.) Foundation which worked to preserve the home of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.
In Maine, she
was a member of the Wiscasset Female Charitable Society
, and she
and Mr. Bradley
were charter members of the Wiscasset Yacht Club
.In Washington, she served as president of the Board of Lady Visitors of the Children's Hospital and on a similar board for the Columbia Hospital.Mrs. Bradley also founded the Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington and served on the national board of that organization.She was active in the National Society of Colonial Dames, and was related to Martha Custis Washington andthree of her grandchildren, America, Columbia and Britannica.She was a direct descendant of Robert Peter, who was the first mayor of Georgetown in 1790, before Washington, D.C. was built.