Elizabeth "Betty" Bretherton (1914 - 1915)
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Elizabeth "Betty" Bretherton (1914 - 1915) was born in February 1914 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California. She was born into the Bretherton family.
She was born to Cyril Bretherton and Norah Keating Bretherton, and had 1 sibling: Paul Bretherton. Elizabeth died on May 7, 1915 at Mid-Atlantic Ocean, at 1 years of age. Her family lists the cause of death as: lusitania sinking. She was buried on May 11, 1915 in Old Church cemetery, Cobh, Cork County, Ireland.
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Elizabeth 15 months old boarded Lusitania as 2nd class with her mother Norah and 3 year old brother Paul.
Paul was the only child in the family to survive the disaster. Elizabeth ended up lost. Elizabeth was given to a man while Norah went to fetch Paul who was sleeping in his cabin. Cyril (who was the father) had to pay for Elizabeth's burial.
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- Bretherton family history
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California
- at Mid-Atlantic Ocean,
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at Old Church cemetery,
Cobh, Cork County, Ireland
- Cause of death
- Lusitania sinking
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Norah handed Elizabeth to a man to fetch her sleeping son Paul. The man who was in a panic lost sight of Elizabeth and decided to save his own life.
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