When Charles Edward Brackett was born on 13 March 1847, in Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, his father, David Brackett, was 24 and his mother, Mary Elisabeth Beach Francis, was 18. He married Angie K Silloway on 29 August 1868. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 55 years.
English (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French brachet, a diminutive of brach ‘hound which hunts by scent’ (see Brack 4). The word was also used as a term of abuse.
History: Captain Richard Brackett (1610–c. 1691) came to Boston, MA, c. 1629, and moved to Braintree, MA, in 1641.
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