Etta L. Breckenridge

March 1893–19 May 1978 (Age 85)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Etta L.

When Etta L. Breckenridge was born in March 1893, in Illinois, United States, her father, John Burnett Breckenridge, was 37 and her mother, Violetta E Tourney, was 33. She married Ralph Henry Johnson about 1916, in Illinois, United States. She lived in Liberty Township, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Liberty, Adams, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died on 19 May 1978, at the age of 85, and was buried in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Ralph Henry Johnson
Etta L. Breckenridge
Marriage: about 1916

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about 1916
Illinois, United States

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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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 17

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish, northern Irish, and English: habitational name from Brackenrig in Lanarkshire, so named with northern Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (Old Norse brækni) + rigg ‘ridge’ (Old Norse hryggr), or from a similarly named place in northern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Etta Breckenridge in household of John B Breckenridge, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Etta Johnson in household of John B Breckenridge, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Etta L Breckenridge in household of John B Breckenridge, "United States Census, 1900"

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