About Ezra M Brady
Home County: O'Brien
Dates Served: 01/08/1895 - 01/09/1898
Bio: EZRA M. BRADY O'Brien county's Representative is the Hon. Ezra M. Brady of Sanborn. He was born in Hambden, Ohio, March 29, 1845. After a moderate amount of schooling he began life as a clerk in a store. After a year of this he went to the oil wells of western Pennsylvania, where he spent three years. During the next five years he was in Ohio as a dealer in fruit trees, and after that went back to Pennsylvania as an oil well operator. Not long after this he concluded to try his luck in the west, so went to O'Brien county. There he went into the hardware and machinery business, which has engaged his attention most of the time since. He became interested in the First National Bank of Sanborn, and was appointed president of the institution. Besides this he was extensively interested in buying and selling livestock. He was married to Miss Clara A. Roberts. They had three children, Eva, aged 12; Vern, 10, and Ezra. 7. Mr. Brady advanced as far in Masonic circles as the Knight Templar. He attended the Presbyterian church. During the time he lived at Sanborn he has was a member of the board of supervisors of the county, and mayor of Sanborn for six years. He has always been a Republican.
E.M. Brady Sr., the first vice president, was the father of the late A.V. Brady, who retired as a director in 1936, Eva Brady, who taught in the Sanborn High school at one time, and who is now retired, and of Dr. E.M. Brady, of Sanborn, one of our state veterinarians.