Beatrice Cornelia Brenton

16 February 1911–17 June 1999 (Age 88)
Vigo, Indiana, United States

The Life of Beatrice Cornelia

When Beatrice Cornelia Brenton was born on 16 February 1911, in Vigo, Indiana, United States, her father, Gordon "Gordy" Brenton, was 23 and her mother, Emma Myrtle Harper, was 21. She had at least 2 sons with Ernest F Pearson. She lived in Clinton, Vermillion, Indiana, United States in 1920 and East Chicago, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 17 June 1999, in Munster, North Township, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Ernest F Pearson
Beatrice Cornelia Brenton
Jack Wayne Pearson Sr
Raymand Person

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Gordon "Gordy" Brenton


    Emma Myrtle Harper




World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name primarily from Brenton near Exminster, possibly named in Old English as Brȳningtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Brȳni’ (a personal name from Old English bryne ‘fire’, ‘flame’), or from any of the places mentioned at Brinton .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Beatrice Person in household of Tage Person, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Beatrice Brenton in household of Nick Popa, "United States Census, 1920"

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