Harvey Murdock Broadbent

Brief Life History of Harvey Murdock

When Harvey Murdock Broadbent was born on 20 June 1917, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, his father, David Albert Broadbent, was 46 and his mother, Mima Melissa Murdock, was 37. He married Louise Freestone Bawden on 10 June 1943, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States for about 6 years. He died on 1 June 2008, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Clearfield City Cemetery, Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Harvey Murdock Broadbent
Louise Freestone Bawden
Marriage: 10 June 1943

Sources (33)

  • Harvey M Broadbent, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Harvey Murdock Broadbent, "Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"
  • Harvey Murdock Broadbent, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1918 · Chapman Branch Library

The Chapman Branch Library is a Carnegie library that was built in 1918 and is now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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Grandpa Broadbent's connection to President and Sister Carter

President and Sister Carter were the best mission president and wife anyone could ever ask for. They greeted us as we came off the plane in Armenia. Sister Rebecca Bobzien and I rode back to the mis …

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