Harold Broder

ID# 210, (1892-1971)
Harold Broder
     Harold Broder's full name was John Harold Broder. He was born on 12 September 1892 in La Conner, Skagit County, Washington.1,2,3 He was the son of John Broder and Alice Mary Graves.1,2,4 He graduated from the high school in Friday Harbor, San Juan County, WashingtonG, in 1913. He registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Friday Harbor, WashingtonG; he claimed exemption as a theology student. Harold Broder was a student at Walla Walla College in 1918.5

He married Mabel Octella Hallberg on 27 September 1920 in Vancouver, British Columbia.3 The 12 May 1921 edition of the North Pacific Union Gleaner reported that Harold Broder had assumed the principalship of the Forest Home School in Tiger, Pend Oreille County, Washington.6 He and Mabel Octella Hallberg adopted Christopher Nicolas McGlashan and Eldine McGlashan about 1930 in Alaska.7

An article in the Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, Washington, on 30 January 1936 reported that Harold's manufacture of fruit pectin was infringing on General Foods' patent. He was assessed $337.89 in costs.8 He registered for the draft on 27 April 1942 in Seattle, King County, Washington. He lived in Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, in 1958.9 He was a teacher in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. He lived in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, in 1971.2 He died on 16 March 1971 in Santa Cruz, California, at age 78.1,2,4

Harold's obituary in the The North Pacific Union Gleaner read:
"Broder - John Harold Broder was born at LaConner, Wash, Sept. 12, 1892 and died March 16, 1971 in Santa Cruz, Calif. He was a teacher for several years in Alaska, Oregon and Washington. Survivors: wife, Mabel; son, Pastor Ernest Broder; brother, Percy C of Seattle, Wash."10

A similar obituary appeared in the Union Pacific Recorder; it also reported that he was survived by 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.11

He was buried on 18 March 1971 in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, OregonG.1
Last Edited=6 Aug 2019

Children of Harold Broder and Mabel Octella Hallberg


  1. [S125] John Harold Broder, Funeral Card, 18 Mar 1971, file: Broder, general, privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta.
  2. [S126] Social Security Death Index, online (https://familysearch.org).
  3. [S582] Harold Broder & Mabel Hallberg, Marriage Record (civil) 20-09-221927 (1 Oct 1920), BC Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia.
  4. [S911] Ancestry.com, online database, "California Death Index 1940-1997" (www.ancestry.ca : accessed 2010 - 2012).
  5. [S940] North Pacific Union Gleaner, 1918, Vol 13 No 22 p 5, on website Seventh Day Adventist Archives, online (https://www.adventistarchives.org/DocArchives.asp).
  6. [S940] North Pacific Union Gleaner, 1921, Vol 16 No 19 p 6, on website Seventh Day Adventist Archives, online (https://www.adventistarchives.org/DocArchives.asp).
  7. [S954] John Broder, "Ernest Lloyd Broder," e-mail message from e-mail address (unknown address) to Faye West, 1 Dec 2010.
  8. [S1836] Patnet Infringed On, Appeals Court Rules, The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, Washington, 30 Jan 1936, pg 2.
  9. [S124] Mabel Manery (obituary), The Penticton Herald, Penticton, BC, 26 Feb 1958, pg pg 3.
  10. [S940] North Pacific Union Gleaner, 1971, Vol 66 No 12 p 27, on website Seventh Day Adventist Archives, online (https://www.adventistarchives.org/DocArchives.asp).
  11. [S940] Union Pacific Recorder, 1971, Vol 70 No 52 p 7, on website Seventh Day Adventist Archives, online (https://www.adventistarchives.org/DocArchives.asp).
  12. [S443] John Broder, 1900 Federal Census (Skagit, Washington), HeritageQuest, http://heritagequestonline.com
  13. [S444] Alice Broder, 1910 Federal Census (Washington), HeritageQuest, http://heritagequestonline.com
  14. [S468] 1911 Census (New Westminster, British Columbia), Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Page 14, lines 21-23.
  15. [S635] Alice Broder, 1920 Federal Census (Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon), HeritageQuest, http://heritagequestonline.com
  16. [S45] Barbara Hill, "Rev Graves Family," e-mail message from e-mail address (Berkeley, California) to Faye West, 9 Mar 2002.