William Parley Broomhead

2 May 1863–10 July 1922 (Age 59)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of William Parley

When William Parley Broomhead was born on 2 May 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, his father, William Broomhead, was 29 and his mother, Dinah Ann Clayton, was 28. He married Elisa Ellen Gleason on 20 December 1900, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Riverside, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1910 and Sunset, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1920. In 1921, at the age of 57, his occupation is listed as carpenter in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 10 July 1922, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Parley Broomhead
Elisa Ellen Gleason
Marriage: 20 December 1900
William Sutherland Broomhead
Oliver Gleason Broomhead
Marion Streator Broomhead

Spouse and Children

20 December 1900
Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 2

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Broomhead, now a district of Sheffield.

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

Story Highlight

William Broomhead (1802) history, May Broomhead, 1916

This family history was dictated to May Broomhead, by ELlen Jane Broomhead Sherman Norcross, youngest daughter of WILLIAM BROOMHEAD (born 1802) and CATHERINE ROBBINS BROOMHEAD, in Los Angeles, Califor …

Sources (3)

  • Brigham Br*inhead in household of William Br*inhead, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm P Broomhead in household of Lavina Mcleod, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm R Broomhead, "United States Census, 1910"

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