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 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
Brodhead family plot, Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, NJ, after my grandfather’s burial
Elizabeth Daily Journal, May 18, 1951
21 May 1951, Elizabeth Daily Journal
Obituary notice, 24 May 1951, Westfield Leader (New Jersey)
Westfield Leader obituary notice (continued)