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John Martin Broomall, Jr.

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John Martin Broomall, Jr.

Photograph courtesy of
Anne Broomall Wiegle, awiegle@fast.net, great granddaughter.

John Martin Broomall, Jr.

Contributed by his great granddaughter, Anne Broomall Wiegle,

John Martin Broomall Jr. (2nd of that name to be born)  was the son of George Broomall and nephew to the first John Martin Broomall (the judge.) He was born in upper Chichester Twp. Delaware County, August 4, 1848 [I don't think this date below (in the obituary) of 1 September 1845 can be correct.], and died Nov. 30, 1921.

He was married March 17, 1880 to Ella Horner Lindsay, daughter of Henry Horner Lindsay and Sarah Price. His business establishment was Broomall's Store, which was a pretty fancy dry goods store for the period despite its humble exterior appearance. www.springhillfarm.com/broomhall/places6.html

He had one son, Harold Shoemaker Broomall, who was a medical doctor in Philadelphia.

(The biographical sketch below was taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank


John Martin Broomall, Jr. (1888 --), son of George and Rebecca (Shoemaker) Broomall, was born in Upper Chichester township, September 1, 1845. He was educated in the schools of his native township, and when nineteen entered a large dry goods store in Wilmington, Del., where he acquired a thorough knowledge of the business. In the fall of 1873, he located in Chester and established himself in the dry goods trade at Market Square, where he has continued for more than forty years in control of one of the leading mercantile houses of the city





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