John Broadfoot

15 March 1880–12 March 1952 (Age 71)
Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Broadfoot was born on 15 March 1880, in Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Broadfoot, was 27 and his mother, Jane Hannah, was 28. He had at least 5 daughters with Isabella Mc Gregor. He lived in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States for about 10 years and Eden Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1940. He died on 12 March 1952, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

John Broadfoot
Isabella Mc Gregor
Jane Hannah Broadfoot
Elizabeth Hunter Broadfoot
Harriett Agnes Broadfoot
Isabell Margaret Broadfoot
Doris May Broadfoot

Spouse and Children



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    James Harcomb Broadfoot


    Thomas Broadfoot


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 5

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Bradfort, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Broadfoot, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Broadfoot, "United States Census, 1920"

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