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Mary Francis (Von Eich) Bergan (1881 - 1958)

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Mary Francis (Von Eich) Bergan
1881 - 1958
Born
c. July 2, 1881
Death
c. December 24, 1958
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Mary Francis (Von Eich) Bergan was born c. July 2, 1881. Her maiden name is Von Eich and she married into the Bergan family. According to her family tree, Mary was mother to 2 children. Mary's partner was Matthew Bergan, and they had children Harold Francis Bergan and Irene Bergan. She died c. December 24, 1958 at 77 years old.
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She was married 5 times. I only know of one other last name - Whitney. Father was from Germany & was possibly a "younjason" or baron.
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Mother to 2 children, she died c. December 24, 1958 at age 77. Mary Francis (Von Eich) Bergan was born c. July 2, 1881. According to her family tree, Mary's partner was Matthew Bergan, and they had children Harold Francis Bergan and Irene Bergan.
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1881 - 1958 World Events

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In 1881, in the year that Mary Francis (Von Eich) Bergan was born, on March 4th, James A. Garfield became the 20th President of the United States. On July 2nd, he was shot by Charles Guiteau, a lawyer, in Washington, D.C. The wound became infected and Garfield died on September 19. Vice President Chester A. Arthur immediately became the 21st President.

In 1907, she was 26 years old when the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1914, by the time she was 33 years old, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1949, at the age of 68 years old, Mary was alive when on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1958, in the year of Mary Francis (Von Eich) Bergan's passing, on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

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