Maj William Hall Brodhead

Maj William Hall Brodhead

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Jun 1895 (aged 37)
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 104621322 · View Source
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Son of:
Daniel Dingman and Mary Ann (Brodrick) Brodhead.
Husband of Mary (Van Tassel) Brodhead.
Father of: William Hall Brodhead Jr.
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From Portraits of the Heads of State Departments and Portraits and Sketches of Members of the Legislature of Pennsylvania, 1893-1894 by E. K. Meyers Printing House of Harrisburg (p. 208)

… He received his education in the public schools of Philadelphia. Had never held any political office before moving to Wilkes-Barre in 1890, though had taken a lively interest in politics. Six month after moving to the above mentioned city he was delegate to the Luzerne County convention. In 1892 he was elected to the Legislature on the Democratic ticket and ran 350 votes ahead of President Cleveland in his district. He was put on the Committee on Military Affairs, Corporations, Judiciary, Local and Retrenchment and Reform. He introduced a bill creating a Mining institution for the purpose of educating young men in the several branches of mining, to better fit them to become foremen and fire bosses ; also a bill for the purification and improvement of the water supply in the Wyoming Valley ; also a bill providing for the repeal of an act which requires the tax collector of Wilkes-Barre to be appointed, and providing that the office shall become an elective one, to be filled by the votes of the people and bill providing that the funeral expenses of paupers shall be paid by the county, instead as now by the poor district in which such indigent person had a residence. Mr. Brodhead takes a very active interest in the National Guard and is now the senior captain of the Ninth Regiment. He and his boys did service at Homestead last fall for five weeks. As will be seen by the number and character of the bills he has presented, he takes a lively interest in affairs affecting his constituents, and attends well to the duties devolving upon him as a member.



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 104621322
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj William Hall Brodhead (15 Nov 1857–7 Jun 1895), Find a Grave Memorial no. 104621322, citing Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Steve225 (contributor 47927528) .