Byron Edward Brenton

1901–1974 (Age 72)
Petersburg, Pike, Indiana, United States

The Life of Byron Edward

When Byron Edward Brenton was born on 4 September 1901, in Petersburg, Pike, Indiana, United States, his father, Oliver L Brenton, was 32 and his mother, Lillie Willis, was 20. He married Mabrey Candler on 8 November 1933, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Washington Township, Pike, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and North Carolina, United States in 1974. He died on 19 May 1974, in Candler, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.

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Byron Edward Brenton
Mabrey Candler
Marriage: 8 November 1933

Spouse and Children

8 November 1933
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Lillie Willis




    F L Brenton


    Ronnie L Brenton



    William Victor Brenton


World Events (8)

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 5

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 17

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name primarily from Brenton near Exminster, possibly named in Old English as Brȳningtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Brȳni’ (a personal name from Old English bryne ‘fire’, ‘flame’), or from any of the places mentioned at Brinton .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Byron E Brenton in household of Oliver Brenton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Byron E Brenton in household of Oliver L Brenton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Byron Edward Brenton, "North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994"

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