Orville Roland Broder1

ID#  219, (1895-1918)
2nd great-grandson of Samson Striker
Granduncle of Faye Louise Doyle
Descendants of Samson Striker
      Orville Roland Broder was born on 3 September 1895 in Washington.2 He was the son of John Broder and Alice Mary Graves.2 He registered for the draft on 19 September 1917 in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington; he claimed exemption because of a dependent mother. He died on 4 November 1918 of influenza, during the "Spanish Flu" pandemic, in Seattle, King County, Washington, at age 23.2,3

Orville's obituary in the The Seattle Daily Times on 5 November 1918 read:
"ORVILLE BRODER aged 23 yrs beloved brother of Harold Broder - College Place WA. Body at private reception room Butterworth & Sons. Announcement later."
And on 6 Nov: "Private service for Orville Broder of 1531 Summit Ave will be held tomorrow morning. Broder was born in LaConner 23 yrs ago. He is survived by his parents Mr & Mrs John Broder & 1 brother Harold."3

An obituary also appeared in the North Pacific Union Gleaner on 5 Dec 1918.

He was buried in Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington.4,3
Last Edited=24 Nov 2010


  1. [S7] Letter from Elaine King Willson (Coquitlam, BC) to Faye West, May 1978; privately held by Faye West (Edmonton, Alberta). File: Broder, general. Elaine received info from Mabel Hallberg Broder (for Harold) and from Sam Manery (for Mabel).
  2. [S45] Barbara Hill, "Rev Graves Family," e-mail message from e-mail address (Berkeley, California) to Faye West, 9 Mar 2002.
  3. [S648] Find a Grave, online (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 2009 - 2016).
  4. [S128] Percy Broder, Funeral Card, 20 Aug 1974, privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
  5. [S443] John Broder, 1900 Federal Census (Skagit, Washington), HeritageQuest, http://heritagequestonline.com
  6. [S444] Alice Broder, 1910 Federal Census (Washington), HeritageQuest, http://heritagequestonline.com