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Elizabeth Madison Braly Papers
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Genealogical research and other material collected by Elizabeth Madison Braly, daughter of James Madison Braly and Susan I. Braly, sister to Bertha Hyde Braly. Includes Braly, Madison and Hyde family genealogy research, and papers and correspondence related to the families of John Eusebius Braly and James Madison Braly.
Elizabeth Madison Braly was the daughter of James Madison Braly and Susan Isabella Braly, and sister to Bertha Hyde Braly. James M. Braly was a native of Missouri who originally came to California in 1850. He farmed in Santa Clara County on and off until 1864, when he settled in San Jose and opened up several businesses. In 1881 he left for Fresno, where he was involved in real estate. His wife Susan Isabella Braly was the daughter of Rev. John Eusebius Braly and Susan Hyde Braly. The Bertha Hyde Braly scholarship at Stanford University was created by sister Elizabeth Madison Braly in her honor.
2 linear feet (4 boxes)
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