Homer Bronson

20 March 1796–29 August 1862 (Age 66)
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Homer

When Homer Bronson was born on 20 March 1796, in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Abel Bronson, was 52 and his mother, Esther Hawkins, was 31. He married Mary Sherard Pelton on 26 November 1826, in Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 29 August 1862, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 66.

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Homer Bronson
Mary Sherard Pelton
Marriage: 26 November 1826
Homer Bronson
Harriette Electa Bronson
Joseph Perry Bronson
Mary P Bronson

Spouse and Children


    Mary Sherard Pelton


26 November 1826
Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


    Homer Bronson


    Harriette Electa Bronson




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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 6

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: variant of Brunson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Homer Bronson, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Homer Branson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Homer Bronson, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"

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