Martha Jean Bratton

25 April 1931–16 October 2007 (Age 76)
Winter Haven, Polk, Florida, United States

The Life of Martha Jean

When Martha Jean Bratton was born on 25 April 1931, in Winter Haven, Polk, Florida, United States, her father, Elmer Dale Bratton, was 40 and her mother, Alta B Brogan, was 38. She lived in Election Precinct 6 Auburndale, Polk, Florida, United States in 1940. She died on 16 October 2007, in Columbia City, Whitley, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 10

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 20

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Bratten .2 English: habitational name from any of the places called Bratten (in Shropshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire) or from Bratton Clovelly or Bratton Fleming in Devon. The Shropshire and Somerset places are named with Old English brōc ‘hook’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The Wiltshire and Devon names are from Old English brǣc ‘newly cultivated ground’ + tūn.

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

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  • Martha Bratton in household of Elmer D Bratton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha Jean Bratton in entry for Ray E Wilson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Martha Jean Bratton in entry for Ray E Wilson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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