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George Augustus Brackett
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1836
Calais
Washington County
Maine, USA
Death: May 17, 1921
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

US Mayor. Served as Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, from 1873 to 1874.

nformation from the Lakewood Cemetery self-guided Tour guide;
George A. Brackett, a Lakewood founder, moved to Minnesota from Maine in the 1850's. He helped organize the Northern Pacific Railroad with William Washburn, Col. William King and Dorilus Morrison in 1869. He helped establish the Minneapolis Free Dispensary, which later became the University of Minnesota Medical School. He was elected Minneapolis mayor in 1873. Bracket built an estate in the Lake Minnetonka peninsula now known as Brackett's Point.
In the Brackett plot lies Millie Bronson. Born into slavery, Bronson was brought north to Minneapolis during the Civil War. She lived with the Brackets and cared for their children. She was especially devoted to Annie Brackett, who died in childhood. When she was very old, she said she would like to be buried beside Annie. Millie Bronson was more than 100 years old when she died in 1885. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Annie Maria Hoyt Brackett (1838 - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  Mary L. Brackett (1861 - 1862)*
  Annie L. Brackett (1863 - 1864)*
  George S. Brackett (1864 - 1865)*
  William Davidson Brackett (1867 - 1914)*
  Susie Belle Brackett Dowling (1869 - 1948)*
  Thomas Thayer Brackett (1872 - 1901)*
  Chapin Russell Brackett (1874 - 1941)*
  Karl Loring Brackett (1882 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakewood Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 12, 2002
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