From 'Fanning the Embers', published 1971, Range Rider Reps, Miles City, Montana
Joe was born in Dougherty, Iowa, Apr. 1, 1903, to Thomas M. and Margaret Dougherty Brady. His family came to the Powderville area in 1916. Joe came to Miles City to work and was employed by the Milwaukee Railroad. He worked in Seattle for several years before returning to Miles City in the early 1930's. Later he was employed by the Work Projects Administration as area timekeeper with several counties in eastern Montana under his supervision.
Joe and I were married on July 2, 1938, in Miles City. I was born in Miles City on Aug. 10, 1910, to Walter H. and Mary Dunnigan Martin, a pioneer family. I attended Sacred Heart and Washington elementary school, graduated from Custer County High School and have earned credits at Miles Community College. After graduating from high school I worked for several years as a secretary for various Federal relief agencies.
Shortly after our marriage we were transferred to Wolf Point, Mont., where we lived a year before returning to Miles City.
When WPA was discontinued due to World War II, Joe went back with the Milwaukee Railroad and he worked in the clerical department until he retired in January, 1970. For the past 19 years I have been employed by Custer County in the assessor's office and have served as deputy for 13 years.
We have three children. Mary Patricia married Kenneth L. Young and lives in Mentor-on-the-Lake, 0.; Joseph A. Jr. lives in Miles City and James Martin, a 1970 graduate of the University of Montana, is working in Connecticut. We have four grandchildren.