Person:Thomas Broadwater (1)

Dr. Thomas Olin Broadwater
m. 17 Nov 1924
Facts and Events
Name Dr. Thomas Olin Broadwater
Gender Male
Birth? 3 Apr 1891 Grantsville, Allegany, Maryland
Marriage 17 Nov 1924 to Esther V. Bender
Death? 26 Mar 1948 Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland


 Dr. Thomas Olin Broadwater, 56, well known dentist, died Friday, March 26, at

7 a.m., at the Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient since Tuesday. He had been in ill health for some time and his death was due to complications.

 Dr. Broadwater, born in Grantsville, April 3, 1891, was the son of the late

James S. Broadwater and Marian (Frost) Broadwater, and a great grandson of Meshack Frost, the founder of Frostburg in 1812.

 He attended Alleghany High School, Cumberland; St. Johns College, Annapolis

and was graduated from University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, in 1916.

 He practiced dentistry since 1916 in Grantsville and also had a branch office

in Friendsville.

 Dr. Broadwater was a member of Ali Ghan Shrine, A.A.O.N.M.S., and Cumberland

Consistory; Mountain Lodge No. 99, A.F. and A.M. of Frostburg; American Dental Association and Allegany-Garrett Dental Society. He served six months in the Dental Corps in World War I. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 214. He served as financial secretary for Woodmen of the World, Camp No. 41, Grantsville, from 1931 to 1947. He was a past Elk of B.P.O.E., Frostburg, and was a Rotarian. He was an active member of the Grantsville Methodist Church, and he served on the Town Council. Dr. Broadwater was a member of Psi Omega and Psi Sigma Kappa fraternities. While at St. Johns College, he played on the Varsity football team.

 Dr. Broadwater married Miss Esther Bender, daughter of Mrs. C. A. Bender and

the late C. A. Bender of Grantsville, Nov. 17, 1924.

 He is survived by his wife; two sisters, Ethel Broadwater at home, and Marian

Viola Broadwater, Garrett County teacher; and one brother, Dr. Melvin Frost Broadwater, dentist, Frederick, Md.

 Funeral services were conducted from the Misses Ethel and Marian Viola

Broadwater home, Monday at 2:30 p.m., with the Masons Lodge No. 99 of Frostburg officiating, assisted by Rev. D. J. Combs, pastor of Methodist Church, and Rev. George Ely, pastor of Evangelical and Reformed Church.

 Members of the American Legion and W.O.W. were flower bearers.
 Rev. D. J. Combs, discoursed on "Briefness of Life", and he brought out three

points: "Drink to the Cup", "Give the Roses" and "Live the Verses". Rev. George Ely's topic was centered on "Faith and Kindness". Olen Yoder's quartet sang "The Streets are Paved with Gold" and "Passing On".

 Interment was in the Salisbury, Pa., Cemetery.
 Dr. Broadwater had a pleasing personality, was kind and friendly and was well

known both in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He will be missed by his many friends.

 High tribute was paid to Dr. Broadwater with a room filled with flowers from

churches, societies, organizations and friends from many states. Five hundred visited the home, including the following relatives and close friends:

 Dr. and Mrs. Melvin Frost Broadwater of Frederick, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. J. R.

Gnagey and children, Sally Ann and Bob, of Baltimore; Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hostetler of Washington, D.C.; Charles Bevans, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Livengood and family of Alexandria, Va.; Dr. G. V. Broadwater, Mrs. Isabell Hull, public health nurse, Hagerstown, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. James Hilton and son, John, of Canton O.; Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Getty of Hancock; Dr. Russell Cook, president State Dental Society; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Webster, W.A.S. Somerville; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Franklin, Charles Smouse, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smouse, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Warnick, John Warnick, Mrs. Lloyd Warnick, Mrs. Ruth Shuck, Edward Apple, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dietle, Allen Bender, all of Cumberland; Emmons Younkin of Pittsburgh; John Livengood of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Nell Zellers, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barkley, Mr. and Mrs. James Lemment, Bill Zellers, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Zellers, Mrs. Ella Neff, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Simons, Miss Pearl Neff, Miss Virginia Neff, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rand, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Pettit, Oliver Wittig, Clifton Jeffries, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Evans, Misses Mary and Nealthea Evans of Frostburg; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Yutzy, Charles Yutzy and daughter, all of Cumberland; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Naylor, Spencer Graham, of Oakland; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kellum of Winchester, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. John Holman, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nicklow of Friendsville, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. John Myers and Mr. and Mrs. Nat Friedline of Meyersdale; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Livengood, Bayard Maust of Salisbury; Fred Bender and family, John Bender, Mark Bender, Mr. and Mrs. Olen Bender of Springs; John Engle of Clarksburg, W.Va.; Mr. and Mrs. A. Claude Stanton, Asa Stanton Jr., and Mrs. Florence Maurer of Oakland, Md.; Miss Betty Beachy, Clyde Bender of Silver Spring, Md.

Meyersdale Republican, April 1, 1948