William Bracken

1865–1917 (Age 51)
Missouri, United States

The Life of William

When William Bracken was born on 13 December 1865, in Missouri, United States, his father, David Bracken, was 25 and his mother, Rebecca Ann Bridges, was 24. He married Daisy Johanna Haley about 1897. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, United States in 1910. He died on 18 July 1917, in Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Bracken
Daisy Johanna Haley
Marriage: about 1897
Marvin Paul Bracken
Mary Adele Bracken
Lillian Esther Bracken
Margaret Ellen Bracken
Maxine Frances Bracken
Erma Clara Bracken

Spouse & Children

  • Male1865–1917Male

  • Daisy Johanna Haley


about 1897


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 2

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 16

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Bracken in household of David Bracken, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William M Bracken, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm M Bracken in household of David Bracken, "United States Census, 1870"

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