Friday, February 24, 2012

William Harcomb Broadfoot

William Harcomb Broadfoot by midgefrazel
William Harcomb Broadfoot, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.

William Harcomb Broadfoot 

Shared with me by Ruth Robb of Scotland and family member of my California cousins is this gravestone of my great grand uncle, William Harcomb Broadfoot. This gravestone is in the Dalbeattie Cemetery along with other gravestones of my Broadfoot family. His mother was Margaret Harcomb and his father was Thomas Broadfoot.

I wish my Dad and his brother and sisters could see these great photos. We worked so hard on writing down what we knew. We turned to a older member of our family to find out if what we recorded was correct. She made some additions but she told us that there were family members that she did not know or know much about.

This was one family member that we knew little about but what we did know helped me find out about William. In the next few blog posts, I will show you the process.

This gravestone is granite and very hard to read. Ruth transcribes it as the following:

"In memory of my husband William Harcomb Broadfoot died 1st November 1918 aged 50 years. Also my three children who died in infancy."

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