Oral Brake

12 June 1919–6 September 2003 (Age 84)
Duffy, Lewis, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Oral

When Oral Brake was born on 12 June 1919, in Duffy, Lewis, West Virginia, United States, his father, Ora Brake, was 37 and his mother, Harriet Safronia Wood, was 36. He died on 6 September 2003, in Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Kincaid Cemetery, Roane, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oral Brake
1919–2003
Virginia Elouise Bolton Palmer
1923–1991

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1882–1968Male

    Harriet Safronia Wood

    Female1883–1968Female

siblings

(2)

    Male1919–2003Male

    Junaita Gay Brake

    Female1922–Female

World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1941

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a clump of bushes or by a patch of bracken. Brake ‘thicket’ and brake ‘bracken’ were homonyms in Middle English. The first is from Old English bracu; the second is by folk etymology from northern Middle English braken, -en being taken as a plural ending. After the words had fallen together, their senses also became confused.2 North German: habitational name from any of several places so named, notably the town on the Weser, or a topographic name from Middle Low German brāk ‘clearing’, ‘coppice’.

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

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