James Edmund Brophy

22 June 1870–
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of James Edmund

James Edmund Brophy was born on 22 June 1870, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States as the son of Richard Brophy and Margaret Maker.

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Richard Brophy
Margaret Maker
Mary Elis Brophy
Johanna Brophy
John Brophy
William James Brophy
William Brophy
Josephine Bropha
Richard Brophy
Edward Edmund Brophy
Henri Edmund Brophy
Mary Brophy
James Edmund Brophy

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Brophy


    Margaret Maker




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World Events (3)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 13

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

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)

  • James Bropha in household of John Bropha, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Edmund Brophy, "Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"
  • James E Brophy, "Wisconsin Birth Index, 1820-1907"

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