John Robert Broyles

12 December 1875–22 February 1961 (Age 85)
Smith, Texas, United States

The Life of John Robert

When John Robert Broyles was born on 12 December 1875, in Smith, Texas, United States, his father, John W Broyles, was 32 and his mother, Mary S Pauline Adair, was 23. He married Melinda Speers on 15 April 1907, in Henderson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Brownsboro, Henderson, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 4, Henderson, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 22 February 1961, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Leagueville, Henderson, Texas, United States.

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John Robert Broyles
Melinda Speers
Marriage: 15 April 1907
Mary Lena Broyles
Betty Lucille Broyles
Dora Lorien Broyles
Johnnie Frankie Broyles

Spouse and Children

15 April 1907
Henderson, Texas, United States


    Mary Lena Broyles


    Betty Lucille Broyles


    Dora Lorien Broyles


    Johnnie Frankie Broyles


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 1

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Breil or Breyhel, a variant of Bruehl . Compare Briles .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John R Broyles, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John R Broyles in household of Claborn Henry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J R Broyles, "United States Census, 1920"

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