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Frank Martin Brodhead (1882-1951)

Frank Martin Brodhead portrait

Frank Martin Brodhead portrait

This post is dedicated to my grandfather, Frank M. Brodhead, who was born on February 5, 1882.

I never got to meet him–he died long before I was born. Coincidentally, he and I almost share the same birthday; we’re just a day apart.

My father passed away many years ago, so I can’t ask him about his dad; if anyone out there has their own remembrances to share, please pass them along. The included newspaper obituaries provide a generous amount of information, but it’s always good to hear the personal stories.

Brodhead-Murphy Co. letterhead

Brodhead-Murphy Co. letterhead showing the hardware store my grandfather had. A Google street view of the address today shows a much different looking building—sadly rather dilapidated!

Watercolor of the Scotch Plains home, painted by my Grandmother Fannie Brodhead

Watercolor of the Scotch Plains home, painted by my Grandmother Fannie Brodhead

Brodhead family plot, Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, NJ, after my grandfather’s burial

Elizabeth Daily Journal, May 18, 1951

Elizabeth Daily Journal, May 18, 1951

21 May 1951, Elizabeth Daily Journal

21 May 1951, Elizabeth Daily Journal

Obituary notice, 24 May 1951, Westfield Leader (New Jersey)

Brodhead Frank obit

Westfield Leader obituary notice (continued)

Categories: Brodhead, Elizabeth, Union Co., Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, NJ, Obituaries | 8 Comments

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