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William Hughes "Bill" Bronston, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1889
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1957
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA

His cenotaph in the Lexington Cemetery is the headstone of his daughter Betty Taylor Bronston.

William Hughes "Bill" Bronston Sr was the son of Charles Jacob Bronston, noted Lexington attorney, and his wife Susie Wallace Hughes. Susie died when Bill was two years old and he was reared by his father with help from his elder sisters Sallie and Kate.

Bill was married in 1917 to Nadine Snyder. They had two children, Betty Taylor in 1919 and Bill, Jr in 1923.

Bill graduated from Peekskill Academy and Northwestern University as a Lawyer. He practiced law for several years in Lexington and then quit the practice - family lore says Bill found it unconscionable when he successfully defended a murderer who admitted to being guilty.

Around 1920 he became involved in the fire insurance business, a field in which he worked for the remainder of his life.
Family links: 
  Charles Jacob Bronston (1848 - 1909)
  Susan Wallace Hughes Bronston (1854 - 1891)
  Nadine Elizabeth Snyder Bronston (1894 - 1978)*
  Betty Taylor Bronston (1919 - 2004)*
  William Hughes Bronston (1923 - 1978)*
  Sallie Aurelia Bronston (1875 - 1928)*
  Thomas Hughes Bronston (1878 - 1912)*
  Katherine McCreary Bronston Warren (1878 - 1909)*
  Henrietta Aurelia Bronston (1879 - 1880)*
  Charles Jacob Bronston (1884 - 1961)*
  Henri Cooper Bronston (1884 - 1884)*
  Susan Cromwell Bronston Buford (1888 - 1967)*
  Louise Bronston (1888 - 1888)*
  William Hughes Bronston (1889 - 1957)
*Calculated relationship
Betty Bronston remembered her family on her own headstone in the Lexington Cemetery (I-1, 16, E1/2), although all but she were cremated.

In Memory of the Bronston Family
William Hughes, Father 1889-1957
Nadine Snyder, Mother 1894-1978
William Hughes Jr, son 1923-1978
Betty Taylor, Daughter 1919-2004
Cremated, Other.
Specifically: Total Cremation
Created by: sbhutson
Record added: Feb 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47414142
William Hughes Bill Bronston, Sr
Added by: Barbara Milligan Rowe Elliott
William Hughes Bill Bronston, Sr
Added by: sbhutson
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