James Easton Brodhead

James Easton Brodhead

Birth
Bushkill, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Nov 1943 (aged 92)
Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 99520611 · View Source
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1900 Census - Raritan, Hunterdon, NJ
James E Brodhead 49 - head (b. Feb 1851)
Hattie L Brodhead 42 - wife (b. July 1852)
Walter Brodhead 22 - son (b. Mar 1878)
Fred Brodhead 16 - son (b. July 1883)
Boyd Brodhead 8 - son (b. June 1891)
Christine Anderson 30 - servant

1910 Census - West Raritan
James E Brodhead 59 - head
Hattie L Brodhead 58 - wife
N Boyd Brodhead 18 - son
Elizabeth Turner 34 - cook
Pearl E Turner 11 - lodger
Kate B Mcgolrick 25 - waittress
Margaret Dans 23 - chambermaid

Parental links and obituary courtesy of Find A Grave contributor geebsk (#47159184) ... Thanks, Gail!!!

Obituary published as a special to The New York Times, on November 11, 1943.

James Brodhead, 92, Helped Build U.P.
Flemington's Oldest Resident Worked on Railroad as a Boy
Special to the New York Times

Flemington, NJ, Nov. 10 — James E. Brodhead, Flemington's oldest resident, died this morning in his home at age 92. He began his career in a construction camp of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1867, two years before that line, the first transcontinental system, was opened to the Coast. He continued in that field until 1879, when he entered business for himself as a wholesale dealer in heavy lumber and railroad cross-ties, retiring in 1911.

For thirty years, Mr. Brodhead was a member of the Maritime Exchange in New York and served on its board of arbitration, and for a similar period he was vice president of the Trenton Potteries Company. He was formerly president of the Prospect Hill Cemetery Association here.

Before the incorporation of the borough, in 1910, Mr. Brodhead served as a village trustee. When the high school was erected in 1915 he was a member of the Board of Education and donated the kitchen equipment for the home economics department. Mr. Brodhead was born in Bushkill, Pike Co., Pa., and was a son of the late Andrew Jackson Brodhead and Mrs. Ophelia Easton Brodhead.

On May 1, 1877, he married Harriet Lochlin Boyd who died in 1935. They had four sons, Frederick Moon Brodhead of Manchester, Mass., Nathaniel Boyd of Stamford, Conn., Walter Easton Brodhead who died this year, and Romeyn Brodhead, who died in 1936.



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  • Created by: Ellen Johnson
  • Added: 24 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99520611
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Easton Brodhead (22 Feb 1851–10 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99520611, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Ellen Johnson (contributor 47361931) .