William Henry Braghetta

1 July 1897–23 June 1975 (Age 77)
San Mateo, California, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Braghetta was born on 1 July 1897, in San Mateo, California, United States, his father, James Braghetta, was 46 and his mother, Suzie L Braghetta, was 28. He married Ruth Elizabeth Wrigley on 5 June 1921, in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Bucksport, Humboldt, California, United States for about 10 years and Loleta Township, Humboldt, California, United States in 1940. He died on 23 June 1975, in Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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William Henry Braghetta
Ruth Elizabeth Wrigley
Marriage: 5 June 1921
James William Braghetta
Ellen Braghetta
Ellen Berniece Braghetta

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 June 1921Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    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.
    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
    Age 9
    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 21
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John , but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (9)

    • Wm H Braghetta in household of Maggie Stephens, "United States Census, 1920"
    • William Braghetta in household of Susie L Braghetta, "United States Census, 1910"
    • William Braghetta in household of James Braghetta, "United States Census, 1900"

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