Elizabeth "Betty" Bretherton (1914 - 1915)

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Birth Elizabeth was born in February 1914 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California.
Death Elizabeth died on May 7, 1915 at Mid-Atlantic Ocean, at 1 years old. The cause of death is listed as: Lusitania sinking

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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.

Given name
Elizabeth
Nickname
Betty
Surnames
Bretherton family history
Born

Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California
Death
at Mid-Atlantic Ocean,
Burial / Funeral
at Old Church cemetery,
Cobh, Cork County, Ireland
Cause of death
Lusitania sinking
Gender
Female
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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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The average lifespan in our database of 964 Brethertons is 55.6 years old. Elizabeth "Betty" Bretherton lived -54.6 years shorter than this.

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