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William Henry Broome

Male 1831 - 1876  (~ 44 years)


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  • Name William Henry Broome 
    Born Between May 1831 and Dec 1831  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 18 Jul 1860  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1860 US Federal 
    • in the William Capach household. Enumerated were William Capach 41 male store keeper PProp $200 Italy; WILLIAM BROOME 28 male clerk Real Estate $3000 Personal Estate $800 NY; MARY BROOME 25 female NY; JOHN BROOME 5 male NY; CHARLES BROOME 4 male NY; FLORENCE BROOME 3 female NY; LYDIA BROOME 1 female NY; Margaret P Clemmon 20 female Tor__? Ireland
    Census 16 Jul 1870  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1870 US Federal 
    • in the William H. Broome household. Enumerated were WILLIAM H. 31 male white Clerk Custom House $1400 New York; MARY J. 33 female white keeping house Virginia; JOHN L. 16 male white New York attended school; CHARLES 14 male white New York attended school; LYDIA 10 female white New York attended school; ANNA M. 8 female white New York attended school; FRANCIS 6 male white New York; MARIE A. 3 female white New York; DANIEL J. 1 male white New York
    Died 14 May 1876  Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From the New York Times, May 16, 1876:
      William Henry Broome, Deputy Collector of the United States, died at his residence, No. 97 Park avenue, Brooklyn, on Sunday evening of pleuro-pneumonia. Mr. Broome, who was forty-four years of age, was the son of the late Hon. John L. Broome, and grandson of Col. John Broome, for many years Lieutenant Governor of this State, and an officer during the Revolutionary War. His funeral will take place to-morrow at 2 P.M.


      New York Herald, Tuesday, May 16, 1876: Page 10 Col 2-3
      OBITUARY
      WILLIAM HENRY BROOME.
      Chief Clerk William Henry Broome of the Eighth division, recently acting Deputy Collector of Customs, died in Brooklyn yesterday. The position of Deputy Collector was offered to Mr. Broome, but he declined to accept it. The Eighth division, it may be remembered, has charge of the public stores. The deceased, who a native of this State, was a grandson of General Broome, of Revolutionary fame, and a brother of Colonel Broome, so long in command of the Brooklyn Marines. He entered the Custom House in March, 1855, under Collector Maxwell, as a clerk, and by close attention to his duties gradually rose until on November 1, 1869, he was appointed Chief Clerk of the Eighth. He was a remarkably strict disciplinarian and demanded of all his subordinates the closest attention to their duties. He died at No. 97 Park avenue, Brooklyn, somewhat suddenly, of pneumonia and pleurisy, and at the time of his death was forty-four years of age.
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      Extracted from: Barbara Broome Semans and Letitia Broome Schwarz, «i»John Broome and Rebecca Lloyd, Their Descendants and Related Families 18th to 21st Centuries Volume 1 «/i»(Xibris Corporation www.Xibris.com) page 194

      Brooklyn Eagle, Wednesday, May 17, 1876
      WILLIAM HENRY BROOME -- A large circle of relatives and friends will regret to hear of the death on Sunday last of Mr. WILLIAM HENRY BROOME, Deputy Collector of Customs, ad interim of New York, and for many years a resident of Brooklyn. Deceased came of revolutionary stock, his grandfather Colonel John Broome, having been one of the most active patriots during the great struggle for the independence of this country, from the attack on the City of New York, by the British man of war Asia, until the peace of 1783. After the war Colonl Broome was six years Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York, Broome County , Broome street, and Broome Centre, Schoharie County, New York State, being named after him. His father John L. Broome, was a captain during the War of 1812, and was a distinguished officer. Mr. Broome was genial, quiet, unobtrusive gentleman, one of the class of men by whom the real business of the Government performed. He remained in the Custom House under all Administrations more than 22 years. He was but 44 years of age, and seemed to have a long life before him, when attacked by pneumonia, of which he died.
      He married in 1853 a most estimable lady, Miss Mary Jane Boarman, daughter of then Commandant of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Commodore Charles Boarman, U.S.N.
      Mr. Broome leaves a large family to lament his loss. The chair and room recently occupied by deceased in the Public Stores are draped in mourning, and the flags on the building are at half mast.
      The following resolutions were passed at a meeting of Custom House officers yesterday:
      At a meeting of the clerks of the Eighth Division, held on Monday afternoon, May 15, the following resolutions on the death of William H. Broome were unanimously adopted:
      Whereas, We have learned with deep regret of the death fo William H. Broome, late Chief Clerk of this Division; and
      Whereas, an acquaintance of many years, and his numerous acts of kindness, personally as well as officially have endeared him to us; therefore be it
      Resolved, That in the death of William H. Broome the Customs Department has lost a trustworthy, valuable and efficient public servant, his family a loving and dutiful husband and father, and his associates in the Division a kind friend, a genial companion and a much to be regretted superior official.
      Resolved, That we tender the family of the deceased our heartfelt sympathy in the their hour of bereavemnet, and trust they may find solace and consolation in Him who holds in the hollow of His hands the fate and destinies of mankind.
      Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions, properly engrossed, be sent to the family of the deceased, and that a deputation from this Division attend his funeral.
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      Extracted from: Barbara Broome Semans and Letitia Broome Schwarz, «i»John Broome and Rebecca Lloyd, Their Descendants and Related Families 18th to 21st Centuries Volume 1 «/i»(Xibris Corporation www.Xibris.com) page 195

      Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 18, 1876, page 4, headlined "FUNERAL OF DEPUTY COLLECTOR BROOME Account of His Life and Family History - Obsequies at His Late Residence by Dr. Schenck -- Internment in Greenwood':

      Yesterday afternoon the mortal remains of William Henry Broome, late a Deputy Collector of Customs, ad interim, New Yor, and for many years a resident of Brooklyn, were interred in Greenwood cemetery. The deceased come of an old revolutionary family, his grandfather, Col. John Broome, having been an active participant in the struggle for independence. He entered the patriot army during the attack on New York City by the British man of war, Asia, and remained in service until the close of the long struggle and the final peace in 1783. In recognition of his gallant services he was made Lieutenant Governor of this State, and Broome County, Broome street and Centre, Schoharie county, were named after him. The deceased's father Capt. John L. Broome, rendered efficient services during the War of 1812. No less distinguished is his brother COLONEL JOHN L. BROOME, at present in command of the Marine corps, at the Navy Yard. Colonel Boome served with Farragut in most of his engagements, and was regarded as a singularly brave and efficient officer. In several naval engagements he provd himself worthy of his distinguished ancestors, and achieved a reputation second to none. He was present at the internment yesterday.
      The deceasd was in his forty-fourth year at the time of his death last Sunday. He entered Civil Service of the Government in the New York Custom House twenty-two years ago, and remained there undera ll the changes of administrations until his demise. He was in charge of the eighth Division as Chief Clerk, and the best possible token of esteem in which he was held by his associates was their presence at his funeral yesterday. They also draped his chair and room in mourning and the flags on the Public Store Buildings are at half mast.
    Buried 17 May 1876  Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Green-Wood Cemetery
      Section 185, Lot 20632
      The Broome family Lot
      According to cemetery records, Frances A. Broome was interred here July 14, 1872. Her son William was interred here May 17, 1876.
      This stone is badly eroded and impossible to read fully. The front, most likely inscribed to Frances, is especially damaged. Only a word here or there, out of context, can be discerned. The left side is somewhat easier to read. Here is what can be made out:
      _____ to the memory of
      William H. Broome
      Youngest son of John L.and Frances A. Broome
      Who was born in Brooklyn and died there in May 1876 aged 44 years.
      Respected and beloved by all________ for his strict integrity, _________
      and exceedingly amiable disposition. _______his long and honorable
      career in the service of the United States.
      «b»Added by: Bob Collins 7/31/2011 for Find A Grave Memorial# 73899564 William Henry Broome«/b»
    Broome, William Henry Gravestone (1831-1876)
    Broome, William Henry Gravestone (1831-1876)
    Person ID I4396  Brendas Branches
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2013 

    Father Capt. John Lloyd Broome,   b. 12 May 1771, New York City, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1835, , New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Frances Ann McGlassin,   b. 1794, , , Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1872, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Abt 1820 
    Family ID F2731  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Jane Boarman,   b. Jun 1832, Martinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1920, Hawthorne, Passaic, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1853  New York City, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Extracted from "John Broome and Rebecca Lloyd, Volume One" by Barbara Broome Semans and Letitia Broome Schwarz

      ... From October 1, 1852, to October 1, 1855, Charles Boarman was commander of the navy yard in Brooklyn, New York. Most likely, Mary Jane and her future husband met in Brooklyn, probably through his brother John Lloyd Broome, who was serving as a marine lieutenant at the Brooklyn Navy Yard -- Mary Jane and William were wed there in October 1853. Archbishop John Hughes, head of the Catholic Church in New York, officiated at the wedding. Admiral Boarman bought the house and lot that Mary Jane lived at in Brooklyn and left it to Mary Jane in his will. Admiral Boarman's will was written on July 31, 1876 (after Mary Janes's husband died), and was probated on September 22, 1879, in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Mary Jane also received some of the silver plate given in his will by Admiral Boarman to his daughters.

      Mary Jane was 21 years old, and William Henry was about 22 years old when they married. The Catholic wedding service took place on October 18, 1853, at the Commandant's House, which was the residence of Mary Jane's father, who was commadant of the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the time.
    Children 
    +1. John Lloyd Broome,   b. 19 Jul 1854, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1926, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Charles Boarman Broome,   b. 21 Aug 1855, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1912, Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Florence Helen Broome,   b. 17 Mar 1857, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1864, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    +4. Lela Genevieve Broome,   b. 15 Oct 1859, Martinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1932, Takoma Park, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Anna Mary Broome,   b. 28 Nov 1860, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1944, Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +6. Francis Broome,   b. 1863-1864, Martinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1943  (Age 79 years)
    +7. William H. Broome,   b. 30 Mar 1868, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1903, Acton, Los Angeles, Californiia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    +8. Marie Adele Broome,   b. 8 Dec 1865, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1937, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Jeanette Forrest Broome,   b. 10 Jan 1871, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1894, Takoma Park, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     10. Albert Abell Broome,   b. 1875, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1876, Martinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F1255  Group Sheet