Henry Edward "Harry" Brothers

17 January 1879–12 April 1921 (Age 42)
Chrisman, Edgar, Illinois, United States

The Life of Henry Edward "Harry"

When Henry Edward "Harry" Brothers was born on 17 January 1879, in Chrisman, Edgar, Illinois, United States, his father, William D Brothers, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Compton, was 22. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Florence Pearl Berry. He lived in Edgar Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 12 April 1921, in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Hoult Cemetery, Chrisman, Edgar, Illinois, United States.

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Henry Edward "Harry" Brothers
Florence Pearl Berry
William Harry Brothers
Roley Edward Brothers
Sarah Lucile Brothers

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    William Harry Brothers


    Roley Edward Brothers


    Sarah Lucile Brothers


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 6

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 12

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicization of Irish Ó Bruadair, an ancient Donegal sept name: it has also been derived, probably wrongly, from Gaelic bruadar ‘dream’, ‘reverie’.2 In New England, an Americanized form of French Brodeur .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Harry Brothers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harry E Brothers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry E Brothers in household of William Brothers, "United States Census, 1900"

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