George William Bracken

12 March 1906–4 February 1947 (Age 40)
Lewiston, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life of George William

When George William Bracken was born on 12 March 1906, in Lewiston, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, George Asper Bracken, was 35 and his mother, Agnes Crookston, was 26. He lived in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 4 February 1947, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 40.

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George Asper Bracken
Agnes Crookston
Pearl Bracken
Nellie May Bracken
Dolores Agnes Bracken
George William Bracken

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1907 · The Marshall Public Library

Age 1

The first Public library in Pocatello opened its doors in 1907 and has served the community even since.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 12

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

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breacáin ‘descendant of Breacán’, a personal name from a diminutive of breac ‘speckled’, ‘spotted’, which was borne by a 6th-century saint who lived at Ballyconnel, County Cavan, and was famous as a healer; St. Bricin's Military Hospital, Dublin is named in his honor.2 English: topographic name from Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (from Old English bræcen or Old Norse brakni), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Bracken in East Yorkshire or Bracon Ash in Norfolk.3 German: especially in the north, probably a topographic name from Middle Low German brake ‘brushwood’, ‘fallow land’, ‘copse’, an element of many field and place names.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Brocken in household of George A Brocken, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George W Bracken in household of Geo Asher Bracken, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George W Bracken in entry for George A Bracken, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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