Stella Geraldine Soden (1897 – 1986)

Stella was born in Kelso, Bathurst on 27/04/1897.

She married to James Broadbent in Bathurst on 06/03/1916. James was born in Wickham on 04/12/1893.

They had the following children:

  • Alva James Broadbent (1918 – 1983)

  • Oriel Alberta Broadbent (1920 – 1978)

  • Walter David Broadbent (1922 – 2019)

  • Stella Margaret Broadbent (1924 – 2016)

  • Maxwell Herbert Broadbent (1931 –       )

Broadbent, James - 1893-1970 - Portrait with brother Robert Broadbent

James (R) with his brother Robert Broadbent

James died in Wallsend on 28/06/1970.

Stella died in Belmont on 23/07/1986.

The story goes that Stella didn’t like her middle name Geraldine and therefor crossed it of on her Marriage certificate (see below).
Click below for the different Certificates.
Mariage Stella       Birth Stella            Birth James 

MC Stella Soden   BC Stella Soden    BC James Broadbent

Alva James Broadbent (1918 – 1983)

Alva was born in Kelso on 08/09/1918.

He married to Beryl Daphne Beale on 20/06/1942 in Methodist Church Stockton NSW. Beryl was born in Stockton on 10/04/1920.

Wedding notice in the Newcastle Sun of 02/07/1942
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They had 1 daughter:

  • Colleen Lynette Broadbent

Alva died in New Lambton on 10/01/1983.

Beryl remarried on 11/01/1995 in Nelson Bay to Edwin William Trotman. Edwin was married to Ethel Marjorie Luckett (1920 – 1973) in Chatswood in 1941.

Edwin died on 11/06/1996 in Charlestown.
Beryl died on 02/08/2016 in Bundaberg QLD.

Stella Margaret Broadbent (1924 – 2016)

Stella was born in Kelso on 02/03/1924.

She married to Russell Robinson Hughes in Newcastle NSW on 23/03/1946. Russell was born in Durham, England on 06/02/1919.

They had 1 daughter:

  • Dianne Hughes

Russell died on 24/11/1976 in Newcastle.
Stella died in in Waratah NSW on 20/06/2016.

Maxwell Herbert Broadbent (1931 –         )

Maxwell was born in Coffs Harbour NSW on 05/11/1931.

He married to Fay Catherine Nicholson (born in Boolaroo on 29/10/1937) at Hamilton Wesley Church on 28/09/1956.

Fay died on 04/08/2018 in Eleebana.

Fay Catherine BROADBENT Notice

Published in The Newcastle Herald on Aug. 8, 2018.

BROADBENT (Nicholson) Fay Catherine Late of Eleebana.

Passed away 4th August 2018, Aged 80 years.

Loving wife of Max. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Mark, Jan and Rick. Adored grandmother of Travis and Kate, Dean and Elaine, Blake, Lachlan, Abbey. Treasured great grandmother of Zeke. Loved sister and sister-in-law of John (dec’d) and Carol (dec’d) and their families.