Trying to ‘find a grave’ for John Romeyn Brodhead (1849 – ?)

John Romeyn Brodhead

John Romeyn Brodhead (photo from my family’s private archives)

One of the great things about Find a Grave (sadly now owned by that behemoth Ancestry dot com) is that it allows you to link parents to children across generations. With the contributions of countless kindhearted individuals, many ‘trees’ are taking shape. Of course, mistakes happen, and I have seen a few, but overall, these connections offer tremendous value, apart from the fact that it’s just plain nice to see family members linked together.

In my family tree, the Andrew Jackson Brodhead and Ophelia Easton family members are now almost all linked together—quite wonderful considering there were 10 children. Only John Romeyn Brodhead (not to be confused with the famous historian of the state of New York) is missing. I’ve tried to find his burial place over the past few years, but without success. The last trace of him appears to be in Santa Monica, CA, according to the 1930 census. I know he died before 19 March 1936 as he is not listed among the surviving family members in his sister Charlotte Easton Brodhead Burk‘s obituary.

So where is he? If you know, please get in touch. It would be nice to get him (and his wife Mary Martha Holbert and sons Henry & Arthur) linked with the rest of the family on Find a Grave!

Link to Andrew Jackson Brodhead memorial on Find a Grave

P.S. I did find a small clipping in a San Diego newspaper dated Wednesday, October 24, 1934, that described one ‘Arthur J. Brodhead’ speeding to the aid of his dying father in Pasadena who was in desperate need of a blood transfusion. The father’s name is not given. John Romeyn Brodhead’s son was ‘Arthur S. Brodhead’. If the ‘J.’ is a typo, then perhaps this is a clue.


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4 thoughts on “Trying to ‘find a grave’ for John Romeyn Brodhead (1849 – ?)

  1. I am amazed at how much is out there in terms of locating graves. I must say, however, finding them on the Internet isn’t nearly as much fun as wandering through graveyards. 🙂 –Curt


  2. Barbara Brodhead

    It really would be great to find this last missing puzzle piece.
    James and I were just at the cemetery where Andrew Jackson Brodhead and some of the other family members are buried in August of this year. A very well kept cemetery.

    Sent from my iPad



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