John Edward Brennan (1865 - 1949)

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John Edward Brennan
1865 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
John Edward Brennan was born in 1865. He was born to Brennan Michael Francis Brennan and Margaret Murphy Brennan, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Terang, Australia at age 84.


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John Edward Brennan passed away in 1949 in Terang, Australia at 84 years of age. He was born in 1865. He was born to Brennan Michael Francis Brennan and Margaret Murphy Brennan, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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In 1865, in the year that John Edward Brennan was born, on September 26th, Champ Ferguson, a Confederate guerrilla, became the first person to be convicted of war crimes arising from the Civil War. (There was only one other person convicted of war crimes in the Civil War.) He was found guilty by a U.S. Army tribunal on 23 charges arising from the murder of 53 people. On October 20, he was hung.

In 1913, at the age of 48 years old, John was alive when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

In 1926, at the age of 61 years old, John was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1937, John was 72 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1949, in the year of John Edward Brennan's passing, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

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John Thomas Brennan
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John Robert Brennan
1914 - May 27, 1942
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John Richard Brennan
around 1891 - Aug 15, 1917
John Patrick Brennan
around 1906 - Dec 3, 1944
John Oliver Brennan
around 1917 - Jun 2, 1944
John Kenneth Brennan
Died: Aug 2, 1918
John Joseph Brennan
around 1924 - Jun 13, 1941
John Joseph Brennan
around 1918 - Apr 27, 1943
John Joseph Brennan
around 1899 - Jun 18, 1916
John James Albert Brennan
around 1915 - Mar 19, 1941
John James Brennan
1896 - Jan 13, 1940
Wyuna, Australia
John James Brennan
around 1886 - Oct 24, 1914
John Henry Brennan
around 1869 - Oct 19, 1914
John Francis P. Brennan
around 1899 - Oct 15, 1918
John Cornelius Brennan
around 1880 - Mar 12, 1941

Other Brennans

Margaret Murphy Brennan

Terang, Australia
Ellen Brennan
1863 - 1950
Northcote, Australia
James Brennan

Northcote, Australia
Margaret Kenny Brennan

Northcote, Australia
James Brennan
1890 - 1950
Parkville, Australia
John Brennan

Parkville, Australia
Annie Elizabeth Mabel Brennan
1905 - 1950
Parkville, Australia
Cosgrove William John Brennan

Parkville, Australia
Rebecca May Hind Brennan

Parkville, Australia
Kevin Francis Brennan
1901 - 1950
Fitzroy, Australia
Michael Brennan

Fitzroy, Australia
Mary Omeara Brennan

Fitzroy, Australia
Mortimer Birt Brennan
1875 - 1950
E Bruns, Australia
Michael Patrick Brennan

E Bruns, Australia
Mary Florence Ryan Brennan

E Bruns, Australia
Richard Bernard Brennan
1868 - 1950
Fitzroy, Australia
Michael Brennan

Fitzroy, Australia
Uk Brennan

Fitzroy, Australia
Dorothy Amy Brennan
1900 - 1950
R Park, Australia

Other Bios

Margaret Murphy Brennan

Terang, Australia
Thomas Carmody
1872 - 1949
Terang, Australia
Carmody John Thomas Carmody

Terang, Australia
Mary Wilson Carmody

Terang, Australia
Euphemia Mcraid
1875 - 1949
Terang, Australia
Christina Wood Mcraid

Terang, Australia
John Ramage Murfett
1871 - 1949
Terang, Australia
Murfett John Murfett

Terang, Australia
Jane Murfett

Terang, Australia
Robert John Hayhoe
1891 - 1949
Terang, Australia
Hayhoe James Robert Hayhoe

Terang, Australia
Ellen Lambert Hayhoe

Terang, Australia
Mary Janet Mcconnell
1857 - 1949
Terang, Australia
Elizabeth Mcveigh Mcconnell

Terang, Australia
Margaret Nicholson
1878 - 1949
Terang, Australia
Kelly Patrick Nicholson

Terang, Australia
Margaret Daucuan Nicholson

Terang, Australia
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