Percy Harold Brackman

25 March 1894–6 December 1971 (Age 77)
London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Percy Harold

When Percy Harold Brackman was born on 25 March 1894, in London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Louis Herman Brackman, was 23 and his mother, Minnie Elizabeth Johnson, was 23. He married Lela Arlis Thomas on 31 December 1939, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States. He lived in Dover, Tasmania, Australia in 1935 and Representative District 2, Kent, Delaware, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 6 December 1971, in Dover, Kent, Delaware, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Dover, Tasmania, Australia.

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Percy Harold Brackman
Lela Arlis Thomas
Marriage: 31 December 1939

Spouse and Children

31 December 1939
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Cecil S Brackman



    Lillian Cillia Brackman



    Leslie Samuel Brackmann


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 19

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1915 · Zeppelins Over London

Age 21

On May 31, 1915 a German zeppelin went over London in dark of night. It released a bomb over the city killing 28 people and wounding 60. 

Name Meaning

1 North German (Brackmann): variant of Brockmann or a topographic name from Middle Low German bra(c)k. According to Brechenmacher this denotes a breach point in a dike, or an area of stagnant water behind one.2 Americanized spelling of German Brachmann ( see Brachman ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • P Herbert Brackman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Percy Brackman in household of Louis Brackman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Percy Brackman in household of Louis Brackman, "United States Census, 1920"

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