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
1850–1920
Matilda Marrs
1849–1919
Hugh Broadfoot
1874–
Elizabeth Broadfoot
1876–1942
Janet Broadfoot
1879–
William Broadfoot
1885–1904
James Broadfoot
1886–
Thomas Broadfoot
1888–
George Broadfoot
1890–1916
Daniel Broadfoot
1878–1949
George Broadford
1881–

Parents and Siblings

    Hugh Broadfoot

    Male1850–1920Male

    Matilda Marrs

    Female1849–1919Female

siblings

(9)

    Hugh Broadfoot

    Male1874–Male

    Elizabeth Broadfoot

    Female1876–1942Female

    Daniel Broadfoot

    Male1878–1949Male

    Janet Broadfoot

    Female1879–Female

    George Broadford

    Male1881–Male

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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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