Monday, January 26, 2009


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William Alan Broadfoot, son of Thomas A. Broadfoot and his wife Annie Ferguson was born 19 Oct 1892 and died 11 May 1957. Born in Westerly, Washington, RI, William is listed with his parents and siblings on the 1900 and 1910 census.

In 1911, the Westerly City Directory lists him as a driver for a business at 8 Canal St. where it looks like he may have been delivering bakery goods for the company his mother works for as a Annie Broadfoot is listed there as a baker. This is the year his father died and so his mother may have needed the income.

William's draft card for 1917 (WWI), lists his employer as Bradford Dyeing Association, a company that still is in operation today. [My father and my uncle were both employed there at one time and the company was founded in 1911.] William is still single as of that time as he is at the time of the 1920 census at age 28.

In the 1930 census, he has married Gerda Peterson, and has a daughter but they live in Jewett City, New London, CT. He is listed in passenger records in 1936 and 1940 with his wife and in 1942 (WWII) he is listed as continuing to live and work in CT.

William died in 1957 and is buried with his parents, wife and daughter in River Bend Cemetery in Westerly, Washington, RI.

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