John Brady,born in 1837, son of Edward Brady and Sarah Duffy of Gortnacarrow,Newtownbutler,Co.Fermanagh,Ireland. He migrated to US in 1855, graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1860, and settled in Grand Rapids.In 1862 he entered the Union Army as assistant surgeon and served in military hospitals until 1863, when he was assigned to the 45 Regiment, Illinois Infantry in the field at Millikens Bend,Louisiana. He participated in the battles of Raymond,Champion Hills and in the assaults on Vicksburg. He had at one time charge of the soldiers liberated from Andersonville. He resigned and returned to Grand Rapids in 1866; became a charter member that year of the State Medical Society. He was also a member of the International Medical Congress in 1887 and later Coroner of Kent County. He died in 1914 and is buried in St.Andrews cemetery Grand Rapids.