John T. Brake

Male9 January 1893–2 November 1965

Brief Life History of John T.

When John T. Brake was born on 9 January 1893, in Conway, Laclede, Missouri, United States, his father, Jesse Hillyard Brake Jr, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Deckard, was 22. He married Mary Myrtle Howerton on 4 January 1913, in Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Evansville, Washington, Arkansas, United States in 1935 and Lindsay Judicial Township, Tulare, California, United States in 1940. He died on 2 November 1965, in Ivanhoe, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Woodlake District Cemetery, Woodlake, Tulare, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John T. Brake
1893–1965
Mary Myrtle Howerton
1895–1973
Marriage: 4 January 1913
Floyd Vernell Brake
1913–2005
Inez Pauline Brake
1915–1968
Ralph Vern Brake
1917–1984
Russell Brake
1919–2008
Wilma Juanita Brake
1924–1925

Sources (25)

  • John Brake, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John T. Brake - Individual or family possessions: birth: 9 January 1893; Conway, Wright, Missouri, United States
  • John Brake, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1913Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

    Age 11

    Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 19

    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    Name Meaning

    English (Somerset and Dorset): 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.

    North German: habitational name from any of several places so named, notably a town on the Weser River, or a topographic name from Middle Low German brāke mening either ‘breach in the dyke’ or ‘brushwood’.

    Dutch (Te Brake, Van de Brake): topographic name from braak ‘wasteland, fallow’, or ‘breached (dyke)’.

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

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