Mary Mildred Bracken

Female29 February 1908–6 March 1978

Brief Life History of Mary Mildred

When Mary Mildred Bracken was born on 29 February 1908, in Belsano, Blacklick Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Edward Burke Bracken, was 30 and her mother, Bertha M Huffman, was 25. She married Harvey Amandus Semelsberger on 26 August 1924, in Belsano, Blacklick Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. She lived in Blacklick Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Nanty-Glo, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 6 March 1978, in Ebensburg, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Belsano, Blacklick Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harvey Amandus Semelsberger
Mary Mildred Bracken
Marriage: 26 August 1924
Betty Louise Semelsberger
Ella Mae Semelsberger (Pisarcik)
Genevive semelsberger (Lupe)
Patty Semelsberger
Dorothy Jean Semelsberger
Patricia Ann Semelsberger

Sources (14)

  • Mildred Semelsberger in household of Harvey Semelsberger, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014
  • Mary Mildred Bracken Semelsberger, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1924Belsano, Blacklick Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 1

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 2

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.


    Age 19

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breacáin ‘descendant of Breacán’, a personal name from a diminutive of breac ‘speckled, spotted’, which was borne by a 6th-century Christian saint who lived at Ballyconnel, County Cavan, and was famous as a healer; Saint Bricin's Military Hospital, Dublin is named in his honor.

    Irish: from Ó Bragáin, see Bragan .

    English: topographic name from Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (from Old English bræcen or Old Norse brakni), or a habitational name from a place called with this word, such as Bracken in East Yorkshire, Bracken Fold in Westmorland, or Bracon Ash in Norfolk.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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