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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 April 28th, Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County Jail in New Mexico. He killed James Bell and Robert Ollinger in the escape and then stole a horse and rode out of town. On July 14th, Pat Garrett shot and killed Billy the Kid in Billy's friend's home near Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

In 1904, by the time she was 23 years old, the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

In 1915, Mary was 34 years old when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1933, she was 52 years old when on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

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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