Emma Elizabeth Braker

1893–1995 (Age 102)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emma Elizabeth

When Emma Elizabeth Braker was born on 9 August 1893, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, George Edward Braker, was 34 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Krug, was 28. She married Andrew Travis Beal on 30 March 1912. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States for about 30 years and Perry Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 23 August 1995, at the age of 102, and was buried in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emma Elizabeth Braker
Andrew Travis Beal
Marriage: 30 March 1912
Raymond Chester Beal
Clyde Edward Beal
Vernan Beal
Arthur Herman Beal
William Earl Beal

Spouse & Children

30 March 1912


  • Male1913–2000Male

  • Clyde Edward Beal


  • Vernan Beal


  • Male1926–1951Male

  • William Earl Beal


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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 4

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 

Age 27

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 Swiss German (Bräker): probably a habitational name for someone from Bräg in the district of Toggenburg. Compare Brager .2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname or occupational name from Yiddish braker ‘chooser (of inferior goods)’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Emma Braker in household of Elizabeth Braker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma Beal in household of Travis Beal, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma Beal in household of Travis A Beal, "United States Census, 1940"

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