Bertha Lillian Braker

1891–1924 (Age 32)
Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States

The Life of Bertha Lillian

When Bertha Lillian Braker was born on 16 September 1891, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, her father, George Edward Braker, was 32 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Krug, was 26. She married William H Drochelman on 27 November 1912. She died on 29 May 1924, at the age of 32.

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Bertha Lillian Braker
William H Drochelman
Marriage: 27 November 1912

Spouse & Children

27 November 1912
Vanderburgh County, Indiana

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 10

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

1 Swiss German (Bräker): probably a habitational name for someone from Bräg in the district of Toggenburg. Compare Brager .2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname or occupational name from Yiddish braker ‘chooser (of inferior goods)’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lillian Braker in household of Elizabeth Braker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lillian Drochllmann in household of William H Drochllmann, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lillie Braker in household of Edward Braker, "United States Census, 1900"

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