Charles Leroy Bragunier

Male12 December 1912–October 1985

Brief Life History of Charles Leroy

When Charles Leroy Bragunier was born on 12 December 1912, in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States, his father, Clyde Lester Bragonier, was 27 and his mother, Edith Alice Barber, was 23. He lived in District 25, Washington, Maryland, United States in 1930 and Chewsville, Washington, Maryland, United States in 1940. He died in October 1985, in Washington, Maryland, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland, United States.

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Charles Leroy Bragunier
1912–1985
Mary Louise Miller
1916–2003

Sources (11)

  • Chas L Bragunier, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles Leroy Bragunier, "Maryland, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Charles Bragunier, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

Age 1

The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.

1932

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

From a Germanic word, karl, meaning ‘free man’, akin to Old English ceorl ‘man’. The name, Latin form Carolus, owed its popularity in medieval Europe to the Frankish leader Charlemagne ( ?742–814 ), who in 800 established himself as Holy Roman Emperor. His name (Latin Carolus Magnus) means ‘Charles the Great’. Carolus—or Karl, the German form—was a common name among Frankish leaders, including Charlemagne's grandfather Charles Martel ( 688–741 ). Charles is the French form. The name occurs occasionally in medieval Britain as Karolus or Carolus; it had a certain vogue in West Yorkshire from the 1400s, particularly among gentry families. The form Charles was chosen by Mary Queen of Scots ( 1542–87 ), who had been brought up in France, for her son, Charles James ( 1566–1625 ), who became King James VI of Scotland and, from 1603 , James I of England. His son and grandson both reigned as King Charles , and the name thus became established in the 17th century both in the Stuart royal house and among English and Scottish supporters of the Stuart monarchy. In the 18th century it was to some extent favoured, along with James , by Jacobites, supporters of the exiled Stuarts, opposed to the Hanoverian monarchy, especially in the Highlands of Scotland. In the 19th century the popularity of the name was further enhanced by romanticization of the story of ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, leader of the 1745 rebellion.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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