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Re: Larson/Broomfield

Posted: 1259529746000
Classification: Death
Surnames: Broomfield, Dillon, Pollos, Pollis
I found a notice about the death of William Broomfield.

I am not related in anyway. I am just posting for research purposes.

Date: June 05, 1918
Location: Idaho
Paper: Idaho Statesman
Page 10
William Broomfield of Tamarack committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a large caliber rifle. Despondency caused by ill health is believed to have been the reason for his action. For some time past he had not been able to work as a planer operator. He left a wife and two young sons.

I also found two newspaper articles about a Will Broomfield.

Date: March 21, 1912
Location: Idaho
Paper: Idaho Statesman
Page 1


Were Riding on a Handcar When it is Hit by a Train

NEW MEADOWS, Ida. March 20.

Three persons were seriously hurt today when a P. & I. N. train collided with a handcar near Rubicon.

The handcar was in charge of a construction gang of five Greek laborers. Five other men, who were their guests, were riding on the handcar at the time of the collision.

It is understood that all were under the influence of intoxicants and drove the handcar into the train.

The injured are:
Will Broomfield, serious.
Neil Dillon, right foot crushed.
Pete Pullos, both legs fractured.

All of the other seven on the handcar were more or less shaken up and bruised. None of the train crew were hurt.

Date: March 24, 1912
Location: Idaho
Paper: Idaho Statesman
Page 10


Neal Dillon, Hurt on the P. & I. N.,Succumbs to Injuries

WEISER. March 23.
Neal Dillon, a second victim of the handcar wreck on the P. & I. N road near new Meadows Wednesday afternoon, died last night from his injuries, and his body, with that of Peter Pollis, the Greek, who died a few hours after the accident were brought to Weiser today. The funeral will be held here tomorrow with interment in the Weiser cemetery. The body of Pollis will taken to La Grande tonight for burial.

Will Broomfield, a third victim, was also brought to Weiser today, and is in Josephine hospital in serious condition with one foot amputated. It was necessary to remove both of Dillon’s arms and one foot.

Dillon is survived by a wife and two children, who are here with the remains, besides parents and other relatives residing at Speer’s Ferry, Va. A telegram was received this morning from his father asking for further particulars regarding the condition of his son. He has been advised of his son’s death.
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