William Broadfoot

about 1885–11 May 1904 (Age 19)
Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Broadfoot was born about 1885, in Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Hugh Broadfoot, was 35 and his mother, Matilda Marrs, was 36. He lived in Old Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 11 May 1904, in Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, at the age of 19.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Broadfoot
Matilda Marrs
Hugh Broadfoot
Elizabeth Broadfoot
Janet Broadfoot
William Broadfoot
James Broadfoot
Thomas Broadfoot
George Broadfoot
Daniel Broadfoot
George Broadford

Parents and Siblings

    Hugh Broadfoot


    Matilda Marrs




    Hugh Broadfoot


    Elizabeth Broadfoot


    Daniel Broadfoot


    Janet Broadfoot


    George Broadford


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World Events (4)

1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 0

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 5

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.
1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 11

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.

Name Meaning

Scottish (also Braidfoot): from Old English brād ‘broad’ + fōt ‘foot’, probably a descriptive nickname but in some cases possibly a topographic name for someone who lived at the foot of a mountain.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Bradford in household of Hugh Bradford, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • William Broadford in household of Hugh Broadford, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Broadfoot - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: William Broadfoot

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