Fannie Elmira Brackley

19 July 1914–14 December 1998 (Age 84)
Freeman Township, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Fannie Elmira

When Fannie Elmira Brackley was born on 19 July 1914, in Freeman Township, Franklin, Maine, United States, her father, Carroll Henry Brackley, was 29 and her mother, Grace Mabel Peary, was 30. She married Edward Gilkey Starbird on 18 August 1938, in Aberdeen, Harford, Maryland, United States. She lived in Strong, Franklin, Maine, United States in 1930. She died on 14 December 1998, in Zellwood, Orange, Florida, United States, at the age of 84.

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Edward Gilkey Starbird
Fannie Elmira Brackley
Marriage: 18 August 1938

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 August 1938Aberdeen, Harford, Maryland, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 2
    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.
    1917 · World War I Contributions
    Age 3
    The legislature of Maine dedicated approximately $1 million towards World War I at the time that US involvement began. By the time armistice would be declared in 1918, Maine contributed roughly 35,000 men and $116 million.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 23
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (Buckinghamshire): habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire named Brackley, from an Old English personal name Bracc(a) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. In some instances this is a topographic for someone who lived ‘(at the) clearing in the bracken’, from Middle English braken + legh, leye (Old English bracu + lēah).

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

    Sources (6)

    • Fannie E Brackley in household of Conral H Brackley, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Fannie E Brackley in household of Carroll H Brackley, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Maine Birth Records, 1621-1922

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