William David BROCKMAN

Male 1854 - 1951  (96 years)


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  • Name William David BROCKMAN 
    Born 17 Dec 1854  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Anecdote 1868  Lake Charlotte, Martin Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cen-Head 15 Jun 1880  Rutland, Martin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1880 census at Rutland, Martin, MN shows Wm Brockman, 25, farmer, b. PA, parents b. ENGLAND; Priscilla, 20, b. WI, parents b. NY/NY; Florence A., 2/12 (Mar), b. MN; Robert Truman, 20, farm laborer, b. WI, parents b. NY/NY; George Brockman, half-brother, 15, b. MN, parents b. ENGLAND/NY; George, father, 47, b. ENGLAND, parents b. ENGLAND.
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    Cen-Head 15 Jun 1900  Corona, Riverside, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1900 census at Corona, Riverside, CA shows William D. Brockman, b. Sep. 1854, 45, married 20 years, b. PA, parents b. ENGLAND, occupation is a numbered code that looks like NY-007; Priscilla, b. 1860 (no month given), 40, 7 children born/6 living, b. WI, parents b. NY/NY; children b. MN: Harry, b. July 1885, 14; Grace, b. Jan 1887, 13; Everett, b. Nov 1888, 11; Olive, b. Oct 1892, 7; Rollin, b. Jul 1899, b. CA; George, father, b. Sep 1831, widowed, b. ENGLAND, parents b. ENGLAND, immigrated 1854, 46 years in country, naturalized.
    Cen-Head 11 May 1910  Corona, Riverside, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1910 census at Corona, Riverside, CA shows William Brockman, 54, b. PA, parents b. ENGLAND, farmer; Priscilla, 49, b. WI, parents b. NY/NY; Olive, 1, b. MN; Roland, 11, b. CA; Grace Blackwell, 23, widow, b. MN.
    Cen-Head 10 Apr 1930  Corona, Riverside, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1930 census at Corona, Riverside, CA shows William Brockman, 70, first married at age 24, b. PA, parents b. ENGLAND, laborer, ranch; Francis, 66, first married at 19, b. CA, parents b. US/US.
    Died 29 Mar 1951  Riverside Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Obituary 30 Mar 1951  [8
    • W.D. Brockman, Pioneer in Water Developing, Dies
      Lived 58 Years at Same Railroad St. Address in Corona
      William David Brockman, 96, a resident of this community since 1893 who pioneered water development in Corona, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 812 Railroad Street. He had been quite active until a few weeks ago.
      Mr. Brockman was one of the very few early-day residents who continued to reside at the same location. He had lived at the Railroad street address for 58 years.
      He leaves many relatives including five great great grandchildren. With his passing Corona loses another of its time honored pioneers.
      He was born in Harrisburg, Penn., Dec. 17, 1854 soon after his parents George and Eliza Ann Brockman came to the United States from Lands End, England.
      At a very early age he went with his family to Minnesota where he lived many years. In 1879 he married Priscilla Sickler who preceeded him in death in 1917.
      The Brockmans came with their family to Corona, then known as South Riverside, in Feb. of 1893. Mr. Brockman purchased land at the corner of Railroad and Vicentia streets where he built his home.
      He was a well driller by trade and dug a number of the first wells producing water for the colony.
      He leaves three sons, Harry A. and Everett W. of Corona, and Roland W. Brockman of Compton; three daughters, Mrs. Della Mann of Lebanon, Ore., Olive R. Patten of El Cajon and Grace F. Thatcher of Corona.
      Also surviving are 19 grandchildren. Among them are three who live in this community, Mrs. Margaret McClure, Richard Brockman, Norco, and Kenneth Plymate.
      Also surviving are 26 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.
      Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m., at the Bell-Thomas Mortuary chapel with Rev. Roy Tucker, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be at Sunnyslope cemetery.
      Corona Daily Independent 30 Mar 1951

      Note: William's mother was not Eliza Ann but Frances Jane Sladden.
    Reference Number S 14.1 
    Buried Sunnyslope Cemetery, Corona, Riverside, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I20919  mm
    Last Modified 26 May 2014 

    Father George M. BROCKMAN,   b. 27 Sep 1831, Little Brooks End, Birchington, Kent, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1921, Corona, Riverside, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Francis Jane SLADDEN,   b. Abt 1832, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Stanton, Goodhue, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 1854  Kent, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Priscilla SICKLER,   b. 08 Apr 1860, Oshkosh, Winnebago, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1917, Corona, Riverside, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1879  [1
    Children 
     1. Florence Adele BROCKMAN,   b. 27 Mar 1880, Rutland, Martin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1976, Lebanon, Linn, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    +2. Harry Edward BROCKMAN,   b. 25 Jul 1885, Fairmont, Martin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1979, Riverside Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Grace Fern BROCKMAN,   b. Jan 1887, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1963, Riverside Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    +4. Everett William BROCKMAN,   b. 08 Nov 1888, Fairmont, Martin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1954, Riverside Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. William Henry BROCKMAN,   b. 1891, Martin Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1891  (Age 0 years)
     6. Olive R. BROCKMAN,   b. Oct 1892, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1976, Placer Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     7. Roland Wesley BROCKMAN,   b. 29 Jul 1899, Corona, Riverside, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1970, Roseville, Placer, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F7491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Francis R. FRAZIER,   b. 1863, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1947, Corona, Riverside, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1921  Santo, Palo Pinto, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F7503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1854 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAnecdote - 1868 - Lake Charlotte, Martin Co., MN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 15 Jun 1880 - Rutland, Martin, MN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 15 Jun 1900 - Corona, Riverside, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 11 May 1910 - Corona, Riverside, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Aug 1921 - Santo, Palo Pinto, TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 10 Apr 1930 - Corona, Riverside, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Mar 1951 - Riverside Co., CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sunnyslope Cemetery, Corona, Riverside, CA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S602] Dawes Family File, Compiler: Dawes, Dawn K., (2006).

    2. [S264] CA Death Index, Compiler: State of California, Department of Health Services, (ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com, 2000).

    3. [S783] The First Settlers, Charles Brockman, (1927).

    4. [S88] 1880 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1880, Ancestry Date, 2010).

    5. [S90] 1900 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1900, Ancestry Date, 2004).

    6. [S91] 1910 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1910, Ancestry Date, 2006).

    7. [S93] 1930 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1930, Ancestry Date, 2002).

    8. [S995] Bowman Reed et al Family Tree, Compiler: jasiler70, (2014).

    9. [S500] Find a Grave.