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- Larry Broe
- Dr. Lawrence Broe
- Dr. Broe
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4/4/1882 - 25/6/1949
Lawrence Broe was born in Buxton, North Dakota, USA to John Larson Broe and Serena Broe (nee Satre). The family settled in Anyox, British Columbia when Lawrence was a child. Broe would become a doctor and Chief Medical Officer in Anyox until 1921, when he relocated with his young family to Yarrow and finally Hammond, where he became the first doctor in the area.
Broe married May Alice Elliott on September 11, 1913 in Okanagan Landing and the pair had a son, Howard Elliott, born ca. 1916.
Broe remained a doctor until his death from a cerebral hemorrhage at New Westminster on June 25, 1949.
Birth: Buxton, North Dakota, USA (1882)
Residence: Anyox, British Columbia, Canada (ca. 1885-1921)
Residence: Yarrow, British Columbia, Canada (1921)
Residence: Hammond, British Columbia, Canada (ca. 1920s-1949)
Death: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada (1949)
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Medical doctor (ca. 1918-1949)
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Broe was the first medical doctor to settle in the growing district in Hammond, establishing a practice that served the area until 1949. Broe's legacy remains in the form of a heritage home in Maple Ridge, which was renovated and received official recognition in 2013.
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Created: November 19, 2021
Gent, Doug (2016). Anyox BC. Doug Gent's History Pages. https://gent-family.com/BC/anyox.html
Authority record created by Gordana Dimovska, Archivist. There may be further revisions as more details surrounding Broe's life become known.