Joseph Broomall

1844–1900 (Age 56)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Broomall was born in 1844, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Cheyney Broomall, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Porter, was 28. He married Margaret A Wood on 25 February 1869, in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States in 1880. In 1880, at the age of 36, his occupation is listed as engineer in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States. He died before 1900, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States.

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Joseph Broomall
Margaret A Wood
Marriage: 25 February 1869
Fannie Broomall
Priscilla T. Broomall
Louis Dowdney Broomall
Eva Bush Broomall

Spouse and Children


    Margaret A Wood


25 February 1869
Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States


    Fannie Broomall


    Priscilla T. Broomall


    Louis Dowdney Broomall


    Eva Bush Broomall


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Porter




World Events (8)


Age 0

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 17

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of English Broomhall , reflecting a local pronunciation, but see also Bromwell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Broomall, "New Jersey State Census, 1885"
  • Jooseph Broonall, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph W Broomall in household of Cherry Broomall, "United States Census, 1850"

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