Biography of Brooks Broadbent
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





BROOKS BROADBENT, whose well improved farm of 200 acres is situated in Wilmington Township, on the east side of the Mercer and New Castle Road, about two miles east of New Wilmington, was born April 23, 1852, at Fayetteville, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, and is a son of Henry and Lydia (Wostenholm) Broad bent. The father of Mr. Broadbent was born in England and was a son of William Broadbent, who was a merchant in Sheffield and never came to America. Henry Broadbent engaged in a grocery business at Fayetteville, Pa.

Brooks Broadbent was married October 12, 1876, to Lizzie Reed, who is a daughter of James and Margaret (English) Reed, prominent farming people of Mercer County. They have three children, namely: Nellie, who married John M. Reed, of Youngstown, Ohio; Henry, who married Alice Black, of Indian Run; and James, who died when nine years old. Mr. Broadbent is a member of the Presbyterian Church, at Volaut.

Mr. Broadbent has also dealt extensively in stock and real estate, having the enviable record of buying and selling more farms than any one farmer in Lawrence County.

The larger part of Mr. Broadbent's life has been given to agricultural pursuits. His residence is a handsome one of block stone, and he has a large and substantial barn, and all his buildings have slate roofs. He is a Republican in politics.


From:
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Pennsylvania
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908


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