Francis Greenwood Broadbent

1839–23 April 1917 (Age 78)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Francis Greenwood

When Francis Greenwood Broadbent was born in 1839, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Broadbent, was 28 and his mother, Mary Greenwood, was 28. He married Sarah Frances Steers on 24 December 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Mason, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He died on 23 April 1917, in Leavitt, Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 78, and was buried in Leavitt, Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Francis Greenwood Broadbent
Sarah Frances Steers
Marriage: 24 December 1860
William Francis Broadbent
John Howell Broadbent
Sarah Frances Broadbent
Elijah Steers Broadbent
Charles Franklin Broadbent
Levi Delmar Broadbent
Hyrum Broadbent
Eliza Charlotte Broadbent
Maude Elizabeth Broadbent

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1860Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 3
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 30

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from a minor place in Lancashire, near Oldham, named Broadbent, from Old English brād ‘broad’ (see Broad ) + beonet ‘bent grass’.English: occasionally a variant of B roadbelt, from Middle English brod, brad ‘wide, broad’ + belt ‘belt, girdle’, used for a stout man, i.e. someone who wore a ‘broad belt’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Hyrum Broadbent WWI Story

    Transcribed from Hyrum Broadbent’s recorded testimony: About this time [1918] I was assigned to an advanced transport section. Our job was to keep ammunitions up to the front lines for the machine …

    Sources (36)

    • Francis Broadbent in entry for Elijah Stears Broadbent, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Francis G Broadbent, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Francis in entry for Jno Howell Broadbent, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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