Frank W. Brophy

19 February 1888–1955
Deckerville, Sanilac, Michigan, United States

The Life of Frank W.

When Frank W. Brophy was born on 19 February 1888, in Deckerville, Sanilac, Michigan, United States, his father, Wesley W. Brophy, was 29 and his mother, Nellie Berry Grinnell, was 24. He married Myrna V. Doan on 18 September 1909, in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Highland Park, Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He was buried in Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Macomb, Michigan, United States.

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Frank W. Brophy
Myrna V. Doan
Marriage: 18 September 1909
Gerald L Brophy
Gerald Leith Brophy

Spouse and Children


    Myrna V. Doan


18 September 1909
Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States


    Gerald L Brophy


    Gerald Leith Brophy


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World Events (8)

1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

Age 1

The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bróithe ‘descendant of Bróth’, a personal name or byname of unknown origin. Also Anglicized as Broy.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Brophy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank W Brophy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank Brophy in household of Wesley W Brophy, "United States Census, 1900"

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