Joseph Broadbent

2 June 1863–6 October 1933 (Age 70)
Wibsey, Yorkshire, England

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Broadbent was born on 2 June 1863, in Wibsey, Yorkshire, England, his father, Timothy Broadbent, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Knowles, was 23. He married Mary Hannah Smithies on 13 November 1886, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Ward 4 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 6 October 1933, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Broadbent
Mary Hannah Smithies
Marriage: 13 November 1886

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 November 1886Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 6
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 19
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    Northern English: habitational name from a minor place in Lancashire, near Oldham, named Broadbent, from Old English brād ‘broad’ ( see Broad ) + beonet ‘bent grass’.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Joe Broadbent, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Joseph Broadbent, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Joseph Broadbent in household of Timothy Broadbent, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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