Katherine Marue Philbrick

Female6 November 1909–4 March 1999

Brief Life History of Katherine Marue

When Katherine Marue Philbrick was born on 6 November 1909, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Manning Hodgdon Philbrick, was 25 and her mother, Ruth Maurice Drake, was 24. She married RADM Charles Kniese Bergin on 21 October 1936. She immigrated to United States in 1932 and lived in National Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940 and Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1972. She died on 4 March 1999, in Fairfax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

RADM Charles Kniese Bergin
Katherine Marue Philbrick
Marriage: 21 October 1936

Sources (17)

  • Katharine M Philbrick in household of Ruth D Philbrick, "United States Census, 1930"
  • <Unknown>, "New Hampshire Birth Certificates, 1901-1915"
  • Katherine P Bergin, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 October 1936
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 1

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

    Age 5

    After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 25

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): probably a habitational name from Felbrigg in Norfolk, named with Old Norse fjǫl ‘board, plank’ + Old English brycg ‘bridge’.

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

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