Albert Brady - Fulton, MD
October’s story comes to us from Charles Iager. Charles recently came across some information on Albert Brady and as those who have been following “Tales from the Archives” know, I have mentioned Brady’s wonderful store and what a vital part of the Fulton Community it was and a part of St. Paul’s history too as many of our youth visited the store as part of Youth Activities. It was quite the treat to go to Brady’s to pick out something for Confirmation.
Albert Brady was one of Fulton’s oldest and most prominent residents. He served as Fulton’s Post Master General until the age of 70 as well as running a general store. He had taken over the store as a young man upon his Father’s death. (Ernest Brady) and lived in Fulton for over 90 years.
He was a member of the advisory board of the Citizen’s National Bank, Clarksville Office. He sold the store in 1961 to what was then the Fulton Antique Shop.
On April 27, 1969 Albert Brady died on a Sunday afternoon as flames destroyed the Brady’s home and most of the furnishings as a result of a kerosene stove used for cooking in the kitchen. Mr. and Mrs. Brady attempted to put out the flames, but Mr. Brady was trapped in the kitchen. His 82 year old wife, Nettie survived having gone next door for help to her daughter’s house. (Mrs. Claire Madison)
Fireman from Clarksville, Burtonsville and Savage responded to the alarm. The blaze took more than two hours to get under control.
Albert was then survived by his wife Nettie, daughter Claire Madison (saleslady for Block’s department store in Laurel, MD.), grandson Charles A. Madison and two great-grandchildren, a brother Norman C. Brady of Baltimore, two sisters, Irene Kemp of Towson and Lottie Iager of Germantown and Laurel.
Funeral Services were held May 1, 1969 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where Albert was buried.