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Dennis Lee Brokaw, Sr. Lcdr. USN Ret. (#47251658)
 member for 5 years, 1 month, 29 days
Dave Sorum
RE: Hazel Brokaw Sorum-Defrasne
Thanks Dennis, Wow...that's interesting that you have family history from that far back. I would love to look at it when you get a chance. I just posted a picture on your memorial of her with her first husband and her five boys. I will forward whatever info I have when I get a chance.... Just leaving now to meet my wife for dinner. If it would be more convenient to call than type, feel free to call me if you cell phone is 916-508-0151. Thanks again, Dave

Added by Dave Sorum on Apr 11, 2015 6:07 PM

Dave Sorum
Re: Hazel Eulalia Dufrasne
Hi Dennis, Thanks for maintaing this site. I am the grandson of Hazel Eulalia Dufranse who was born Hazel Brokaw in South Dakota and married first to my grandfather Bismark Sorum. Unlike my grandfather who died too soon when I was about 4, I was able to grow up knowing my grandmother and her second husband Julian Dufrasne who was also a wonderful man. I have found a bunch of information about my Grandfather Sorum's family, I have found very little about my grandmother. Although I have a number of pictures from my grandmother's early years and know many of the places where she lived, there is still much I would like to know. I will be glad to share these photos with anyone interested. I just signed up for this site I found while looking at, and not sure if there is a way for me to upload pictures and other info to this site.
By the way, I am also a retired Air Force veteran living in the Sacramento area. If anyone wants to contact me about this, my email is Thanks.

Added by Dave Sorum on Apr 11, 2015 4:49 PM

marie higgins
elsie joan palmer bragaw 8-9-1932 to 3-17-2004
to anyone reading this please help.....
I am looking for family history info on a relative of elsie's.....her name is hazel Helen bragaw-tilford-strange.....she was born about 1900 in iowa.....she adopted her son Leroy strange 1-14-1932 (also known as sonny boy).....I want to know his real name and his mothers real name and how to contact any of her living 1940 hazel and Leroy strange lived in Kansas city, mo.....she was a 1947 she may have been admitted to the fulton state hospital in Missouri....the records for fulton were burned in a fire.....I cant find an obit or a death certificate for her....please email me at with a phone # and the best time to call

Added by marie higgins on Feb 28, 2015 2:12 PM

marie higgins
harlow kenneth bragaw 1902 to 1986
to anyone reading this that can help me
...I am looking for info on his relative
...her name is hazel Helen bragaw ( born 1900 ? )
...aka ........hazel Helen tilford
...aka ........hazel Helen strange
...she lived in Kansas city, mo in 1940
...she was a maid for a private family
...she had an adopted son she named
........Leroy strange ( aka- sonny boy )
........Leroy was born in 1 - 14 - 1932 1947 hazel may have been admitted to the
......state hospital in fulton, mo
...I cant find an obit on her or a death
......certificate, hospital records lost in fire
...I want to know leroy's real name and real name
......and relatives of his natural mother
...did Leroy have a twin brother named calvin ?

Added by marie higgins on Feb 28, 2015 1:20 PM

marie higgins
allene waters bragaw
if anyone reading the info about allene waters
bragaw can email me at
( please include phone # and the best time
to call )
I need info on a hazel Helen bragaw born 1900 ?
aka hazel Helen tilford
aka hazel Helen strange
in 1940 she lived in Kansas city, mo with her
son Leroy strange ( aka "sonny boy" )
she was a maid for a private family
in 1947 she may have been admitted to the state
hospital in fulton, mo
I cant find an obit or death certificate on her
- the hospital said lost records in a fire
I want to know if she had any other kids
who did she adopt Leroy from
what was Leroy's real mothers name
how can I find any of her living relatives ?

Added by marie higgins on Feb 28, 2015 1:11 PM

Tracy Pinder
RE: William Scandrett

Added by Tracy Pinder on Feb 28, 2015 10:41 AM

Tracy Pinder
William Edwin Scandrett

William Edwin SCANDRETT
Birth 9 Mar 1891 in Lebanon, Potter, South Dakota, Death 25 Jan 1943 in Winthrop, Buchanan, Iowa,

Wife: Lulu May Garrison, Find A Grave Memorial# 88775990

Daughter: Frances Marie Scandrett,
Find A Grave Memorial #79990949


TRACY PINDER (#47629107)

Added by Tracy Pinder on Feb 27, 2015 9:11 AM

RE: Hardgrove/Brokaw
You're welcome, Dennis.

Added by pamrobin on Jan 20, 2015 10:50 PM

Sarah Elizabeth Brokaw Smith
Thank You for the update for Sarah, I have sent her memorial on to your care, Regards Blumokitty

Added by BluMoKitty on Jan 18, 2015 7:23 PM

Brokaw, Iowa City
Thank you for the updates for John & Patricia Brokaw!

Added by Sue on Jan 06, 2015 10:52 PM

randal nichoalds
Anna clothida Roberts Brokaw
Can you please remove the picture you posted of Bellefontaine Cemetery as it is already posted for her. Go to the bottom and you will see show all pictures.


Added by randal nichoalds on Jan 01, 2015 12:14 PM

randal nichoalds
William H. Brokaw
Thank you for the information and it has been added so his mother is linked. Just for you information things would be much easy on members if you used the edit button on right corner of each memorial for updates such as these.

Thanks for your time

Added by randal nichoalds on Dec 31, 2014 2:03 AM

Anna J Brokaw Buttner
Just wanting to make sure I have the middle name for Anna spelled correctly. You put Jossphine and not Josephine, right? Much appreciated.

Added by Sharon on Nov 29, 2014 7:32 PM

Sylvia Hertel
Estella M. L. Hertel
Thank you, Dennis. I so greatly appreciate your help.

Very Sincerely,
Sylvia M. Hertel

Added by Sylvia Hertel on Nov 09, 2014 8:34 PM

John Dowdy
RE: James Brokaw
No problem Dennis take care.

Added by John Dowdy on Nov 07, 2014 6:11 PM

Cora Brokaw Bagley
You're very welcome. I did have a good day. I spent a couple of hours in an old book shop which is one of my favorite things to do. I took a ride down to the Stoutsburg Cemetery in Mercer County just to check it out. I was hoping to get photographs of the other Brokaw gravesides. Unfortunately, there did not appear to be stones for the other members, but it was a beautiful spot in a rural setting. It was worth the trip.

There is a memorial page for another child of Joseph & Martha Brokaw. Her name is Puritan Hughes and she is also buried in Stoutsburg. I did request an edit to include her maiden name, but it hasn't been changed yet.

Take care,
Pam Robinson

Added by pamrobin on Oct 29, 2014 4:06 PM

Corri Ackerman
Milton F. Forbis
I added a death certificate to the memorial for Milton Forbis.

Some additional details:

- Place of death (Susan's Nursing Home in Trenton, Grundy Co, MO)
- Date of death is different than memorial (Jun 26, 1955)
- Mother's maiden name (Sarah E. Lovern)
- Informant (Walter Forbis...son? brother?)
- Burial date (Jun 28, 1955)

Hope this helps some-
Corri Ackerman

Added by Corri Ackerman on Aug 31, 2014 1:19 AM

Jacqueline "Jacquie" Bielicki - Hihn
Marion Roberts Brokaw
Marion Roberts Brokaw marker reads 1838-1865 Find A Grave has it as 1869-1950

Added by Jacqueline "Jacquie" Biel... on Aug 24, 2014 1:19 PM

Mila and Mylonnia are one and the same? She's the mother of the children?

Added by CABrown on Aug 19, 2014 4:37 AM

Brokaw, Maple Grove, Frewsburg, NY
All I can say is WOW. I just added them yesterday from the cemetery records. Someone had a photo request for Brokaw in a different cemetery, and I tend to look for the same names in other cemeteries, just in case. The thing with these Brokaws is as far as I can tell, there is just one big stone with Brokaw on it. I did not see any individual markers around it. So when I was in the cemetery records yesterday, I ran across the name and decided to add them. Will get a photo of the stone next time I'm up that way. As far as the dates go, records have been wrong, but I would have no stone to say different. So will make your corrections. Did you know they were there?

Added by CABrown on Aug 19, 2014 4:28 AM

Michael McCue
John W Evans
I've been photographing stones in the Germonds Cemetery in New York.
The dates for both the birth and death of Mr. Evans differ significantly from the memorial you created.
I added the photo but did not edit the dates.

I also added photos for a number of Brokaws buried there.


Added by Michael McCue on Aug 14, 2014 6:32 PM

RE: Brokaw in Leiding Cemetery
Dennis - consider it done. I've got the same percentage with my maiden name Rivinius. Anywhere in the world, you're related. Ancestor changed name in 1770 :-)
Have a good day

Added by JudyH on Jul 23, 2014 6:15 AM

Brokaw in Leiding Cemetery
Hi Dennis. I just checked my edits and found you've already found the entries I just put in. I'm not related to them, just took photos of all the grave markers in that cemetery. If you would like me to transfer them, please let me know.

Added by JudyH on Jul 22, 2014 2:26 PM

F Priam
RE: Catherine
Ok, I deleted those two Graves.

Added by F Priam on Jul 13, 2014 9:14 AM

F Priam
Catherine Brokaw
Thank You, I'm sure I have made alot of Mistakes. The Old Cemetery Records just have Field (Private) Cemetery as the name, which I could not find on Find A Grave

Added by F Priam on Jul 11, 2014 9:45 PM


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