Kit Carson County, Colorado
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Arthur W. Broderick , 7S 42W
 


In 1870 Schuyler County, New York, Arthur is 5, with mother Anne E. 49, Anna B. 12, and Sydney C. 7.

In 1880 Schuyler County, New York, Arthur Brodrick is 16, a farm laborer for Isaac Overton, 65 and his family.

Arthur cash-claimed up a quarter in 14, 7S 42W in 1890, and proved up one in 11 in 1894.
Arthur Brodrick married Nellie Renie on April 14, 1897, recorded in Kit Carson County.

She might be the Nellie Raney in 1885 Gage County, Nebraska, 11, with parents J.T. 35 and Mattie E. 33. Clayton is 7, and Charles is one month.
Clayton G. Raney is widowed in 1930 Gage County, 52, with widowed mother Mattie E. Raney 78, born in Ohio.
James Francis Raney 1852-1925 and Martha E. Raney 1851-1931 are buried in Gage County
In 1900 Kit Carson County, Arthur born Mar 1864 in New York, married 3 years to Nellie Aug 1873 Nebraska, have Margaret March 1898 Colorado.

Arthur Brodrick is in Clay County, Nebraska in 1910, 46 born in New York, with Nellie 36 Nebraka, Margaret 12 Colorado, and Russell 6 Nebraska.
Arthur 1864-1929 is buried in Clay County # 54101127, with Nellie 1873-1946.
In 1930 Clay County, Nellie is 56, widowed, managing a farm, with Margaret 30 and Russell B. 26, farming.
In 1940, Margaret is 40, married to Gerald V. Humbert, 32, and Nellie is living with them.
Margaret and Gerald, and Russell and Elsie Brodrick are also buried in Clay County.

Former Fairfield resident Francis Brodrick, 68, of Hastings, died Aug. 23, 2007, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.
Services were held Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sutton, with Rev. Judy Terry-Nuss officiating. Interment was in the Fairfield Cemetery. Visitation was held Aug. 26 from noon-9 p.m., with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Chapel. A memorial has been established to the family.
Brodrick was born December 13, 1938, in Clay Center to Russell and Elsie (Hilborn) Brodrick. He received his education in Fairfield and graduated from Fairfield High School in 1956.
After high school, he began farming with his father on the family farm. Brodrick married Sharon Layher on April 3, 1960, in Grand Island. He was employed at the Meat Animal Research Center from 1984 until his retirement.
He received the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award from the Knights of Aksarben Foundation, which recognizes farm ground owned by a family for more than 100 years. He enjoyed cars and car shows, horses and horseshows, and spending time with family and friends.
Brodrick is survived by his wife, Sharon of Hastings; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Terri Brodrick of Fairfield; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Brian Sheridan of Sutton; son and daughter-in-law, Rich and Lavina Brodrick of Sutton; grandchildren, Justin and Megan Brodrick, Kiley and Chad Sheridan, Allison Brodrick, and Samantha and Shelby Overturf; and numerous other friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an aunt and uncle, Gerald and Margaret Humbert.


One tree said Arthur's brother was Monmouth Brodrick - 1842-1922, buried in Clay County # 54101387.
In the debate over a Nebraska state tree Carl A. Brodrick, Fairfield, Monmouth's son wrote: "Perhaps I can add a little ammunition for your fight for the cottonwood." He told how his father was planting corn in May, 1873, when he saw a prairie fire approaching a mile or two to the northwest. In the field stood a young cottonwood tree, to which he tied one horse and then straddled the other and rode swiftly to help the neighbors fight the fire. They were successful in extinguishing the fire and father returned to find his horse still safely tied to the cottonwood," He wrote. "This cottonwood tree was spared and grew to be about 35 feet in height and spread. Many times he rested my team under the welcome shade. It finally succumbed to age at three score years. Father was known as the 'Lone Tree' man from Clay County in the legislature of 1899-1900."

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