Alice Leah Breckenridge

16 November 1888–1 July 1934 (Age 45)
Percy Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Alice Leah

When Alice Leah Breckenridge was born on 16 November 1888, in Percy Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, her father, Palen Clark Breckenridge, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Holmes, was 39. She married Christopher Long Dracup on 15 July 1918, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. She lived in Northumberland, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1910. She died on 1 July 1934, in Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Christopher Long Dracup
Alice Leah Breckenridge
Marriage: 15 July 1918

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15 July 1918
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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World Events (8)

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 1

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 13

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Scottish, northern Irish, and English: habitational name from Brackenrig in Lanarkshire, so named with northern Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (Old Norse brækni) + rigg ‘ridge’ (Old Norse hryggr), or from a similarly named place in northern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alice Breckenridge in household of Peter C Breckenridge, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Alice L Breckenridge in household of Palen C Breckenridge, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alice L Dracup in household of Christopher L Dracup, "United States Census, 1920"

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