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Item 19074 - Broughton, Henry P. obituary

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CA BWGPL VS-1900-19074

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Broughton, Henry P. obituary

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  • 1957-11-20 (Creation)

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Bradford Witness

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Event Date : Thursday, November 14, 1957
Event Type : Death

Description : One of the Sault's earliest and most prominent businessmen, Henry P. Broughton, passed away at the Plummer Memorial Hospital late Thursday afternoon after a week's illness. Mr. Broughton, who had celebrated his 81st birthday last June, was born in Bradford, Ontario, and came to the Sault in 1900. He graduated in pharmacy from the University of Toronto in 1898. He worked in Montreal for a short time before coming to the Sault. His first business stand was a counter in a dry goods store, but with a short time he had purchased a business block and opened his own pharmacy. Broughton's Pharmacy has been in business in its present location, 482 Queen East, since 1901, and is the oldest established Sault business still going under the same name. A faithful member of Central United Church, Mr. Broughton joined 57 years ago when he first came to this city. He had been an elder of the church for many years. The late Mr. Broughton was always active in sports. During his younger days he played lacrosse at Bradford. After coming here he played tennis, winning the city championship many times. When he was 50 years old he defeated his son Alan for the city tennis championship. This was his last game of tennis. He then turned to golf and enjoyed that game until a year ago. Mr. Broughton was also an ardent curler, and has held practically every trophy in the Sault Curling Club.A prominent Mason, Mr. Broughton was a Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge of Ontario, a Past Master of Keystone Lodge AF and AM, and was the Canadian representative to the Grand Lodge of Kansas. For many years he was president of the St. Mary's River Boat Club, chairman of the Parks Board, and a member of the Ontario Pharmaceutical Council. Mr. Broughton is survived by his wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Young; one son, Alan Y. Broughton; two granddaughters, Beverley and Barbara Broughton, all of this city; and a twin sister, Miss Ellen Broughton of Newmarket. He was predeceased by one brother, Robert, a druggist in Newmarket., and two sisters, Misses Vida and Jane Broughton. Funeral services will be conducted from Langstaff's Funeral Chapel at two o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. E. L. Bishop and Rev. J. W. Dudgeon in charge. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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The Bradford Witness
Wednesday, November 20, 1957
Vol. 92, No. 47
Page 7
Microfilm Reel # 80

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