Elizabeth "Betty" Bretherton (1914 - 1915)

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Born February 1914 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California
Died May 7, 1915 at Mid-Atlantic Ocean at 1 years old. The cause of death is listed as: Drowning+Exposure in Atlantic
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Family

Father: Cyril Bretherton
Mother: Norah Bretherton (Keating)
Siblings: Paul Bretherton

Birth


Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California

Death

at Mid-Atlantic Ocean,

Cause of death

Drowning+Exposure in Atlantic

Burial / Funeral


Cobh, Cork County, Cork Ireland

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Last Known Residence

Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California

Given name

Elizabeth

Nickname

"Betty"

Surnames

Bretherton family history

Ethnicity

English

Nationality

American

Gender

Female

Last updated

June 19, 2014 2:51 pm

Family History

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 Bretherton (Keating), and had 1 known sibling: Paul Bretherton. Elizabeth died on May 7, 1915 at Mid-Atlantic Ocean, at 1 years old. Her family lists the cause of death as: drowning+Exposure in Atlantic. She was buried on May 11, 1915 in Cobh, Cork County, Cork Ireland.

Elizabeth "Betty" Bretherton 's last known residence is at Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California.

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Elizabeth, her mother Norah and her 3 year old brother Paul boarded the Lusitania as 2nd class passengers. Norah was traveling to England to introduce them to her for parents. Elizabeth was 15 months old when she traveled on the voyage. When the torpedo hit, she retrieved Elizabeth from B deck and put her in the lifeboats. She tried to persuade men whom she known during the voyage to rescue her 3 year old son. Thus was forced to leave her infant daughter behind. Norah recalled that she forced her baby in a man's arms. She saw the man didn't have her baby. Elizabeth body was recovered on May 11, 1915 and buried in a covenant in Cobh, County Cork Ireland.

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