|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1866|
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 1943|
George Cochran Broome was born December 7, 1866 in Brooklyn, New York. At age 18 he was appointed color bearer in the Second Brigade, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia and was honorably discharged on September 20, 1887 at age 20. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant of the 13th Regiment, New York Infantry on September 16, 1887 and First Lieutenant on April 30, 1888. He was promoted to Captain of the 32nd Regiment, New York Militia in October 1890. In January 1891, he transferred to the 12th Regiment, National Guards, New York. In October 1891, he was elected supervisor of the First Ward, Brooklyn, New York, serving for two years. On May 3, 1893, he received an honorable discharge from the 12th Regiment and on the same day enlisted in the Sixth Battery Artillery of New York in Binghamton, New York. On July 4, 1893, he was appointed Corporal and then Guidon Sergeant on September 2, 1893. In 1895, he was Captain and then Adjutant in the First Regiment of the Hawaiian Army and aid-de-camp to the President of the Hawaiian Republic. On July 27, 1895 he was removed from the rolls of the battery due to a change in his residence. On April 12, 1898, he married Mary Orme Keyworth at her residence at 1741 Rhode Island Avenue in the District of Columbia. In 1898, during the Spanish American War, he was Captain in the Fourth Regiment, United States Volunteer Infantry. In 1901 he was appointed Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant and then Captain in the regular United States Army, Porto Rico Regiment which later became the 65th United States Infantry. He was wounded in action and was honorably discharged on June 30, 1904. On November 23, 1904, his wife, Mary, obtained a divorced at the California Supreme Court in Los Angeles. During World War I he was with military observation on the western front from April to May 1915. From 1917 to 1918 he served as Captain in the New York Guard and commanded the garrison at Albany, New York. He was a member of the Sons of Veterans, Sons of the Revolution, Loyal Legion of the United States, the Saint Nicholas Society, Huguenot Society of America, Society of Colonial Wars, the Aztec Society of the Mexican War and the Masonic fraternity. He was also a member of the Metropolitan Club in the District of Columbia and in 1923 was Captain of the Polo Club of the District of Columbia. In 1927, he moved to California where he filed for his military pension. On the 1930 census he is found at the National Military Home in Los Angeles County, New York. He died on September 11, 1943 at the Veterans’ Home Hospital in Napa, California.
Sources: The New York Times, April 13, 1898; The Washington Post, February 27, 1904; November 30, 1904 and August 15, 1908; Matthew’s American Armory and Blue Book by John Matthews; John Broome and Rebecca Lloyd, Their Descendants and Related Families by Barbara Broome Semans and Letitia Broome Schwarz, Xlibris Corporation, 2009.
John Lloyd Broome (1824 - 1898)
Mary Cochran Broome (____ - 1892)
Mary Orme Keyworth Tucker (1876 - 1913)*
Josephine Broome Schilling (1900 - 1954)*
Mamie Broome (____ - 1882)*
John H.F. Broome (____ - 1870)*
George Cochran Broome (1866 - 1943)
Josephine Frances Broome (1874 - 1876)*
Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery
Plot: Section I, Row 7, Site 21.
Maintained by: SLGMSD
Originally Created by: Betty Patterson
Record added: May 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52702869