Ira Sheridan Bracken

1911–2001 (Age 89)
Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ira Sheridan

When Ira Sheridan Bracken was born on 8 October 1911, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William George Bracken, was 37 and his mother, Martha Belle Orner, was 35. He married Gaynelle Anna Lutman. He lived in White, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and White Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 5 January 2001, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Ira Sheridan Bracken
1911–2001
Gaynelle Anna Lutman
1910–1993
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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 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 saint who lived at Ballyconnel, County Cavan, and was famous as a healer; St. Bricin's Military Hospital, Dublin is named in his honor.2 English: topographic name from Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (from Old English bræcen or Old Norse brakni), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Bracken in East Yorkshire or Bracon Ash in Norfolk.3 German: especially in the north, probably a topographic name from Middle Low German brake ‘brushwood’, ‘fallow land’, ‘copse’, an element of many field and place names.

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

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  • Iva S Bracken in household of Wm G Bracken, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ira H Bracken in household of William G Bracken, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ira Bracken, "United States Census, 1940"

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