Ethel Georgia Braker

1899–1995 (Age 96)
Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ethel Georgia

When Ethel Georgia Braker was born on 7 April 1899, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, her father, George Edward Braker, was 40 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Krug, was 34. She married LaRau Sidney Waddell on 18 January 1921, in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. She died on 27 December 1995, at the age of 96.

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Ethel Georgia Braker
LaRau Sidney Waddell
Marriage: 18 January 1921

Spouse & Children

18 January 1921
Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 7

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 28

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Swiss German (Bräker): probably a habitational name for someone from Bräg in the district of Toggenburg. Compare Brager .2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname or occupational name from Yiddish braker ‘chooser (of inferior goods)’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ethel Braker in household of Elizabeth Braker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ethel Braker in household of Edward Braker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mrs Ethel Waddell in entry for Mrs Alice Elizabeth Arney, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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