Mary Elvira Weakland

2 July 1893–19 April 1971 (Age 77)
Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elvira

When Mary Elvira Weakland was born on 2 July 1893, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Austin Peter Weakland, was 21 and her mother, Emma Margaret Hileman, was 23. She married Patrick Aloysius Breslin on 14 June 1917. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Barr Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 19 April 1971, at the age of 77, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Hileman Heights, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Patrick Aloysius Breslin
Mary Elvira Weakland
Marriage: 14 June 1917
Bernard Austin Breslin
Dorothy M Breslin
Robert P Breslin
Joseph R Breslin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 June 1917
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    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.
    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 12
    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 23
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an Americanized form of German Wickland .

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Elvira M Breslin in household of Patrick Breslin, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Elvira M. Heakland, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Elvira Breslin in household of Patrick Breslin, "United States Census, 1920"

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