Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick1,2,3,4,5,6

M, b. 25 December 1868, d. 18 November 1943
Bishop Bonaventure Finbarr Broderick
FatherJohn Harris Broderick1,7,4 b. 1835, d. by 1910
MotherMargaret Healy1,8,9,4,10 b. 15 Apr 1830, d. 5 Jul 1917
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Taryn Lynn Phelan
     Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick was a Catholic bishop at the Archdiocese of New York, New York.4,11
     Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick appears as Bonaventure Broderick, age 1, in the census of 11 July 1870 at Hartford, Connecticut,in the household of John Harris Broderick as his son.1
     Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick appears as Bonaventure Broadwick, age 11, in the census of 12 June 1880 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of John Harris Broderick as his son.8
     Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick resided in June 1880 at Harrisville Road (near South Wilson), Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and brothers Clement and David. His parents ran a boarding house filled with Irish men working on the railroad.12 He was educated in 1891 at Saint Charles College, Ellicott, Maryland, graduating with an A. B. degree.4 He was educated in 1893 at Urban College, Rome, Italy, graduating with a Ph.D degree.4 He was educated in 1897 at University of the Propoganda, Rome, Italy, graduating with a D.D. degree.4 He took post graduate courses in history and archeology between 1897 and 1898 at Rome, Italy.4 He was a professor of History, English Grammar and Italian literature in 1898 at Diocesan Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut.4 He was a professor of History, English Grammar and Italian literature in 1900 at Diocesan Seminary, Westport, Connecticut.4 He was appointed American secretary to Monseigneur Sbaretti, papal delegate, in 1900 at Havana, Cuba, in which capacity carried on negotiations between the Church and the Gov't which were successfully concluded in 1905.4 He was created private chamberlain by Pope Leo XIII in 1901.4 He was the American secretary to Apostolic delegation to the Philippine Islands, serving until the apppointment of Taft Comm'n between 1901 and 1902.4 He was a representative of the Roman Catholic Church at the inauguration of the Cuban Republic on 20 May 1902.4 He served as auxiliary bishop between 1903 and 1905 at Havana, Cuba.4 He was appointed titular bishop of Juliopolis on 7 September 1903.4 He was appointed general commissioner of the Pope for the collection of the Peter's Pence in 1904.4 He was a member of the Arcadia, and of the Collegium Cultorum Martyrum at Rome, Italy.4
     Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick appears as Bonaventure Broderick, age 41, in the census of 26 April 1910 at Yonkers, Westchester, New York,in the household of Margaret Healy as her son; Helen Bowlen was also enumerated with this family and noted to be a companion. She was 26 years old and born in Illinois. A servant, Anna Horken, age 25 and born in Hungary, was also listed.3
     Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick resided in April 1910 at 15 Tower Place, Yonkers, New York, with his mother. Helen Bowlen, companion, and Anna Horka, servant, were also living with them.3 He was a clergyman (bishop) in April 1910 at Yonkers, New York.3
     Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick resided in 1911 at Stattsburg-on-Hudson, New York.4 He was an informant to the death of Margaret Healy, his mother, on 5 July 1917 in the village of Saugerties-on-the-Hudson, New York; from diabetes mellitus and a secondary cause as gangrene of both feet.13,14
     Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick, age 51, appears as head of household in the census of 7 January 1920. in Saugerties, Ulster, New York; Also enumerated on this census was Helen Bowlen. She was 39 years old and listed as a foster sister born in Missouri. On the 1910 census she was living with Margaret Healy Broderick and Bonaventure and listed as a companion who was born in Illinois. Could the reason why the 1910 census had Margaret Broderick shown as having 9 children be that she took in foster children? Also enumerated on this census was Mary Weber, 55, a cook.5
     Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick resided in January 1920 at 70 Main Street, Saugerties, New York, with his foster sister, Helen Bowlen and the house cook, Mary Weber.5 He was a clergyman (bishop) in January 1920 at Saugerties, New York.5 He was also known as Brodrick.15
     Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick, age 61, appears as Bonaventure Brodrick in the census of 3 April 1930 in Pleasant Valley, Duchess, New York, in the household of Helen Bowlen.6
     Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick resided on 3 April 1930 at Pleasant Valley, New York, with Helen Bowlen as head of the household. She was listed on the 1910 census as a companion and on the 1920 census as a foster sister to Bonaventure. She was 41, single, and had occupation listed as NONE.6 He was a Catholic clergyman on 3 April 1930 at Pleasant Valley, New York.6
     Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick, age 71, appears in the census of 5 April 1940 in Frances Shervier Hospital, Riverdale, Bronx, New York. Interestingly enough, the patients who were documented on the census at the hospital were called inmates.16
     Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick died on 18 November 1943 at Frances Shervier Hospital, Riverdale, New York, at age 74.17 He was buried on 20 November 1943 at The Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York. He was interred in Plot: Section 43, Block B4, Plot 60, Grave 3.18 Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick's funeral was on 20 November 1943 at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, New York, and was celebrated by Cardinal Spellman.

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1870Hartford, ConnecticutBonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick appears as Bonaventure Broderick, age 1, in the census of 11 July 1870 at Hartford, Connecticut,in the household of John Harris Broderick as his son.1
1880Waterbury, ConnecticutBonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick appears as Bonaventure Broadwick, age 11, in the census of 12 June 1880 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of John Harris Broderick as his son.8
1910Yonkers, Westchester, New YorkBonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick appears as Bonaventure Broderick, age 41, in the census of 26 April 1910 at Yonkers, Westchester, New York,in the household of Margaret Healy as her son; Helen Bowlen was also enumerated with this family and noted to be a companion. She was 26 years old and born in Illinois. A servant, Anna Horken, age 25 and born in Hungary, was also listed.3
1920Saugerties, Ulster, New YorkBonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick, age 51, appears as head of household in the census of 7 January 1920. in Saugerties, Ulster, New York; Also enumerated on this census was Helen Bowlen. She was 39 years old and listed as a foster sister born in Missouri. On the 1910 census she was living with Margaret Healy Broderick and Bonaventure and listed as a companion who was born in Illinois. Could the reason why the 1910 census had Margaret Broderick shown as having 9 children be that she took in foster children? Also enumerated on this census was Mary Weber, 55, a cook.5
1930Pleasant Valley, Duchess, New YorkBonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick, age 61, appears as Bonaventure Brodrick in the census of 3 April 1930 in Pleasant Valley, Duchess, New York, in the household of Helen Bowlen.6
1940Frances Shervier Hospital, Riverdale, Bronx, New YorkBonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick, age 71, appears in the census of 5 April 1940 in Frances Shervier Hospital, Riverdale, Bronx, New York. Interestingly enough, the patients who were documented on the census at the hospital were called inmates.16

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
June 1880Harrisville Road (near South Wilson), Waterbury, ConnecticutBonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick resided in June 1880 at Harrisville Road (near South Wilson), Waterbury, Connecticut, with his parents and brothers Clement and David. His parents ran a boarding house filled with Irish men working on the railroad.12
April 191015 Tower Place, Yonkers, New YorkBonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick resided in April 1910 at 15 Tower Place, Yonkers, New York, with his mother. Helen Bowlen, companion, and Anna Horka, servant, were also living with them.3
1911Stattsburg-on-Hudson, New YorkBonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick resided in 1911 at Stattsburg-on-Hudson, New York.4
January 192070 Main Street, Saugerties, New YorkBonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick resided in January 1920 at 70 Main Street, Saugerties, New York, with his foster sister, Helen Bowlen and the house cook, Mary Weber.5
3 April 1930Pleasant Valley, New YorkBonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick resided on 3 April 1930 at Pleasant Valley, New York, with Helen Bowlen as head of the household. She was listed on the 1910 census as a companion and on the 1920 census as a foster sister to Bonaventure. She was 41, single, and had occupation listed as NONE.6

Citations

  1. [S633] John H. Broderick household, 1870 United States Federal Census, Hartford, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 2nd Ward, sheet 138, dwelling 1124, family 1107.
  2. [S129] John Broadwick household, 1880 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 42, page 48, dwelling 313, family 467, shows Bonaventure Broadwick in error.
  3. [S634] Margaret Broderick household, 1910 United States Federal Census, Westchester, New York, population schedule, Yonkers, ED 173, sheet 15A, dwelling 15, family 160.
  4. [S631] W. F. Brainard, Who's Who in New York.
  5. [S635] Bonaventure Broderick household, 1920 United States Federal Census, Ulster, New York, population schedule, Saugerties, ED 201, sheet 7A, dwelling 150, family 161.
  6. [S636] Helen Bowlen household, 1930 United States Federal Census, Dutchess, New York, population schedule, Pleasant Valley, ED 39, sheet 1B, dwelling 19, family 20.
  7. [S129] John Broadwick household, 1880 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 42, page 48, dwelling 313, family 467, shows Bonaventure as John's son.
  8. [S129] John Broadwick household, 1880 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 42, page 48, dwelling 313, family 467.
  9. [S634] Margaret Broderick household, 1910 United States Federal Census, Westchester, New York, population schedule, Yonkers, ED 173, sheet 15A, dwelling 15, family 160, shows mother as Margaret Broderick.
  10. [S940] The NY Times, 6 July 1917, stated that she was the beloved mother of the Right Rev. Bishop Broderick.
  11. [S632] Dates and Death of Priests of the Archdiocese of New York, online http:// hometown.aol.com/mtmc525/myhomepage/index.html, shows his name followed by rank of "BISHOP."
  12. [S129] John Broadwick household, 1880 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 42, page 48, dwelling 313, family 467, shows his residence.
  13. [S940] The NY Times, 6 July 1917.
  14. [S955] Margaret Broderick's Death Certificate, The Public Register of Deaths.
  15. [S636] Helen Bowlen household, 1930 United States Federal Census, Dutchess, New York, population schedule, Pleasant Valley, ED 39, sheet 1B, dwelling 19, family 20, shows Brodrick.
  16. [S1293] Most Reverend Bonaventure Broderick household, 1940 United States Federal Census, Queens County, New York, population schedule, New York, ED 3-1242, sheet 5B.
  17. [S632] Dates and Death of Priests of the Archdiocese of New York, online http:// hometown.aol.com/mtmc525/myhomepage/index.html.
  18. [S1280] Find-A-Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Bishop Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick.