Robert Earl Bragg

5 August 1922–20 August 2001 (Age 79)
Moultrie, Illinois, United States

The Life of Robert Earl

When Robert Earl Bragg was born on 5 August 1922, in Moultrie, Illinois, United States, his father, Orval Bishop Bragg, was 26 and his mother, Gladys Gilbreath, was 24. He married Ida May West on 6 April 1947, in Bruce, Moultrie, Illinois, United States. He lived in Whitley Township, Moultrie, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 August 2001, in Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Sullivan, Moultrie, Illinois, United States.

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Robert Earl Bragg
Ida May West
Marriage: 6 April 1947

Spouse and Children

6 April 1947
Bruce, Moultrie, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 3

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a cheerful or lively person, from Middle English bragge ‘lively’, ‘cheerful’, ‘active’, also ‘brave’, ‘proud’, ‘arrogant’ (of unknown origin).

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

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Story Highlight

Earl Bragg in war

Grandpa Earl served in the Philippines during the war. He was the last of the Bragg boys to go to war. He worked in an army store at one time; he had malaria at one point. He married Grandma Ida Ma …

Sources (3)

  • Earl Bragg in household of Orval Bragg, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl Bragg in household of Orval B Bragg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl Bragg in entry for Ellen Jane Ledbetter, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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