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James Brady: Popular mayor had an unfortunate demise


Last updated 1/18/2018 at Noon

The grave of James and Margaret Brady, forever together at the Edmonds Cemetery.

In Edmonds from 1890 to 1912, when people mentioned Big Jim, everyone in town knew immediately that Big Jim was the well-known charismatic and jovial Irishman, James Brady.

Brady was one of the men who helped shape Edmonds into the city it is today – he was progressive, and his energy seemed to be unlimited.

There was an adversarial relationship between the very popular Brady and the not-so-popular attorney and publisher/editor of The Edmonds Tribune, T.A.A. (Thorwald) Siegfriedt – a man whose presence in Edmonds in 1908 was a short and confrontational one.

Unlike Siegfriedt’s own fa...

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