Joseph Perkins Brightenburg

11 October 1913–October 1986 (Age 72)
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Joseph Perkins

When Joseph Perkins Brightenburg was born on 11 October 1913, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, his father, Fredrick Franklin Brightenburg, was 33 and his mother, Mary Cleophas Smay, was 35. He lived in Glenwood, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1942. He died in October 1986, at the age of 73, and was buried in Little Bethel Cemetery, Duncanville, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Fredrick Franklin Brightenburg
Mary Cleophas Smay
Mark Fredrick Brightenburg
Virginia Brightenburg
Francis William Brightenburg
Grace Brightenburg
Joseph Perkins Brightenburg
Lucile C Brightenburg
Mary Gertrude Brightenburg
Florence A. Brightenburg
Thomas Brightenburg
Elsie Jane Brightenburg

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World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 4

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 21

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

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Sources (3)

  • Joe Brighenburg in household of Fred Brighenburg, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph Brightenberg in household of Fred F Brightenberg, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Joseph P Brightenberg in household of Fred F Brightenberg, "United States Census, 1930"

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