James Brierton (1879 - 1949)

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James Brierton
1879 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
James Brierton was born in 1879. He was born to Brierton Frederick Brierton and Hannah Brierton Brierton, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Wandin N, Australia at 70 years old.

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James Brierton died in in Wandin N, Australia

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Wandin N, Australia

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Brierton Frederick Brierton

Wandin N, Australia
Hannah Brierton Brierton

Wandin N, Australia

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James Brierton died in 1949 in Wandin N, Australia at 70 years of age. He was born in 1879. He was born to Brierton Frederick Brierton and Hannah Brierton Brierton, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1879 - 1949 World Events

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In 1879, in the year that James Brierton was born, on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

In 1891, when he was merely 12 years old, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

In 1922, he was 43 years old when the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1937, he was 58 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1949, in the year of James Brierton's passing, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

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Other Briertons

Brierton Frederick Brierton

Wandin N, Australia
Hannah Brierton Brierton

Wandin N, Australia
Dorothy J Brierton
Born: around 1923
New York, United States
Miriam T Brierton
Born: around 1917
New York, United States
Jack Brierton
Born: around 1920
Texas, United States
Edward J Brierton
Born: around 1917
Pennsylvania, United States
Leo E Brierton
Born: around 1919
Illinois, United States
Joe Brierton
Born: around 1913
Texas, United States
George S Brierton
Born: around 1919
Texas, United States
Charles D Brierton
Born: around 1927
Texas, United States
Francis Xavier Brierton
around 1890 - Aug 14, 1916
Matthew Brierton
around 1889 - Feb 7, 1917
William Brierton
around 1890 - Apr 24, 1915

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Brierton Frederick Brierton

Wandin N, Australia
Hannah Brierton Brierton

Wandin N, Australia
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Mary Iris Macleay
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Macleay Alex Macleay

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Susan Mary Haines Macleay

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John Raymond Gale
1916 - 1949
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Mary Josine Roland Gale

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Sarah Ellen Quinn
1869 - 1949
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Mccarthy William Quinn

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Bridget Hefferman Quinn

Watta, Australia
Joseph Henry Counsel
1877 - 1949
Watta, Australia
Susan Cruickshank
1865 - 1949
Watta, Australia
Oakley Cruickshank

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Adams Cruickshank

Watta, Australia
Mary Annie Owena
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Watta, Australia
Slater Daniel Owena

Watta, Australia
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