Herbert Smith Bramer

23 June 1896–22 July 1978 (Age 82)
Highlands, Florida, United States

The Life of Herbert Smith

Herbert Smith Bramer was born on 23 June 1896 as the son of John L Bramer and Nna May Smith. He married Dorothy Marie Arthur on 14 August 1920, in Lewis, New York, United States. He lived in Gloversville, Fulton, New York, United States in 1930. He died on 22 July 1978, in Highlands, Florida, United States, at the age of 82.

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Herbert Smith Bramer
Dorothy Marie Arthur
Marriage: 14 August 1920

Spouse and Children

14 August 1920
Lewis, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John L Bramer


    Nna May Smith




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 2

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 German: topographic name in the south for someone who lived where brambles grew ( see Brahm 3).2 German (Brämer): variant of Bremer .3 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a janitor, Yiddishized form of Polish bramarz.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Herbert Bramer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herbert Smith Bramer, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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