Hyrum Broadbent

Brief Life History of Hyrum

When Hyrum Broadbent was born on 8 January 1875, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, Francis Greenwood Broadbent, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Frances Steers, was 36. He married Lorana Smith on 28 May 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Canada in 1893 and lived in Alberta, Northwest Territories, Canada in 1901 and Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada in 1911. He died on 9 June 1959, in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyrum Broadbent
Lorana Smith
Marriage: 28 May 1919
Hyrum Smith Broadbent
Francis Everett Broadbent
Jesse Mons Broadbent
Karna Loraine Broadbent
Emma Broadbent

Sources (41)

  • Hiram Broadbent, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Hyrum Broadbent en el registro de Unknown, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
  • Hyrum Broadbent, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

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.


Historical Boundaries 1878: Yavapai, Arizona Territory, United States 1879: Apache, Arizona Territory, United States 1895: Navajo, Arizona Territory, United States 1912: Navajo, Arizona, United States

1898 · War with the Spanish

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

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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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 …

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