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Picturing The Past: Looking Back On The Bromfield Family And Business


August 19, 2019

Last week, Picturing the Past featured the businesses of James Bromfield. Bromfield was born on May 7, 1877 in Kentucky. He came to Brevard as a young man and by 1906 had established Bromfield Fuel Company.

Bromfield married Marion Plaster of Virginia in 1907. Mrs. Bromfield's father was a prominent physician in Loudoun County, Va. Her younger sister, Lucy, married Brevard attorney Robert L. Gash several years later.

A notice in the July 31, 1908, Sylvan Valley News read, "Certain warm hearted sympathizers with J.S. Bromfield Thursday morning performed the ancient and honorable ceremony of...

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