Cornelius Breen Jr

28 August 1892–1955 (Age 62)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Cornelius

When Cornelius Breen Jr was born on 28 August 1892, in Iowa, United States, his father, Cornelius Breen Sr, was 34 and his mother, Maaritje Fraaken, was 32. He married Blanche Leah Terpstra on 16 February 1916, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Baxter, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Elk Creek Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1955, in Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Cornelius Breen Jr
Blanche Leah Terpstra
Marriage: 16 February 1916
Una Rae Breen

Spouse and Children

16 February 1916
Iowa, United States


    Una Rae Breen


Parents and Siblings

    Cornelius Breen Sr


    Maaritje Fraaken





    Jane Breen


    Mary Ann Breen




    Cornelia Breen


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Irish: either a shortened form of McBreen or an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Braoin ‘descendant of Braon’, a byname meaning ‘moisture’, ‘drop’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cornelious Brun Jr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cornelius Brain in household of Harman Zwark, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cornelius C Breen in household of Cornelius Breen, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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