Edward Benjamin Britten

Male22 November 1913–4 December 1976

Brief Life History of Edward Benjamin

When Edward Benjamin Britten was born on 22 November 1913, in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, his father, Robert Victor Britten, was 36 and his mother, Edith Rhoda Hockey, was 40. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1949. He died on 4 December 1976, in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England, at the age of 63, and was buried in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England.

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Edward Benjamin Britten
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Sources (17)

  • Benjamin Britten in entry for Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier Lord, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Benjamin Britten, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Edward B Britten, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

World War I began, Sweden neutral.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.


Age 18

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Brittain .

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

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