Saturday, January 24, 2009


Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
Annie H. Ferguson, wife of Thomas A. Broadfoot, was born in Dumfries, Scotland [passport application] came to America in 1887 and lived her married life in Westerly. She obtained a passport in 1919 to travel back to Scotland to see her ailing and aged parents who are not named. However there is a photo of her taken for the passport.

Her gravestone lists her dates of birth [30 Oct 1863] and her death [9 May 1945].

In 1900, Annie Ferguson Broadfoot is listed with 6 children but only 5 living so this probably means that baby Hugh was the child who lived and died in this time period. In 1910, she is listed with 8 children, 6 living.

Her son, Josiah F. Broadfoot the WWI hero who died in France and is buried there died in 1918. Son Howard was born in 1904. Daughter Agnes is listed in the 1900 and 1910 census and has no dates in the River Bend Cemetery Book. Notes from my family interview say she died in 1918 but that is not a proven fact as her gravestone lists only her first name.

Annie (Ferguson) Broadfoot lived in Westerly until about 1930 when she is listed in the census living in Providence, RI with her youngest child, Howard. C. Broadfoot who at the time was unmarried. He married Eliza Bell Button after this date but it is not known if there were any children.

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