Charles Reginald Brodhead

Charles Reginald Brodhead

Birth
USA
Death 13 Jul 1899 (aged 12–13)
Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Burial New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
Memorial ID 117042450 · View Source
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Son of Daniel Dingman Brodhead Jr. and Lenora Hubbard Brodhead. Brother of Clement Potts Brodhead, Maude H. Brodhead, Mary Ann Brodhead, and Lenore Hubbard Brodhead.

Injured with a blank cartridge on July 4, 1899, and days later became terribly ill with tetanus. He spent several days in Bayonne Hospital before succumbing to the affliction on July 13, 1899. Buried on 15 July 1899. His last moment of enjoyment may have been on July 7 when he felt well enough to take a steamship on the Long Island Sound. He was just 13 years old.

Many other boys died of tetanus after that 4th of July due to exploding toy pistols and fireworks accidents. The cases were widely reported in the NY/NJ press.


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  • Created by: gbk
  • Added: 14 Sep 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 117042450
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Reginald Brodhead (1886–13 Jul 1899), Find a Grave Memorial no. 117042450, citing Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by gbk (contributor 47159184) .