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Elizabeth Ellen BreshearsAge: 72 years18691941

Elizabeth Ellen Breshears
Given names
Elizabeth Ellen
Married name
Elizabeth Ellen Colbert
Birth September 15, 1869 28 27
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Death of a paternal grandmotherAtsey Mae Ethridge
November 30, 1878 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 8 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageHenry Methusalah ColbertView this family
September 28, 1890 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Leona May Colbert
August 3, 1897 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 28 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Death of a husbandHenry Methusalah Colbert
December 6, 1907 (Age 38 years)
Death of a motherSusannah Ihrig
October 3, 1909 (Age 40 years)
Marriage of a childOliver Arthur “Babe” CookLeona May ColbertView this family
April 12, 1914 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 46 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 47 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 48 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Death of a fatherJohn Martin VanBuren Breshears
February 4, 1922 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Ralph Arthur Cook
May 18, 1922 (Age 52 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 60 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 72 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Death December 12, 1941 (Age 72 years)
Last change December 21, 201705:51:13

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
John Martin VanBuren Breshears
Birth: November 19, 1840 39 34Benton, Missouri, United States
Death: February 4, 1922Benton, Missouri, United States
Susannah Ihrig
Birth: October 29, 1841Hanover, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: October 3, 1909Hickory, Missouri, United States
Marriage: January 30, 1862Wheatland, Hickory, Missouri, United States
8 years
Elizabeth Ellen Breshears
Birth: September 15, 1869 28 27Alexander, Benton, Missouri, United States
Death: December 12, 1941Tonasket, Okanogan, Washington, United States
Family with Henry Methusalah Colbert - View this family
Henry Methusalah Colbert
Birth: March 25, 1867Mason, Illinois, United States
Death: December 6, 1907Molson, Okanogan, Washington, United States
Elizabeth Ellen Breshears
Birth: September 15, 1869 28 27Alexander, Benton, Missouri, United States
Death: December 12, 1941Tonasket, Okanogan, Washington, United States
Marriage: September 28, 1890Benton, Missouri, United States
7 years
Leona May Colbert
Birth: August 3, 1897 30 27Benton, Missouri, United States
Death: March 6, 1959Tonasket, Okanogan, Washington, United States

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