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Evelyn Lorraine Breck

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 24 Feb 1936 in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Died: 9 Dec 2013 in Groton, Brown County, South Dakota, United States

Father: Albert Bernard "Al" Breck (1908 – 1990)

Mother: Myrle A. Newman (1915 – 2007)

Supporting evidence for:
name

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 16-17 Dec 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #1.

Comment: Source includes name (Evelyn Lorraine Breck).

obituary-evelyn-breck-2013: Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Breck (2013); Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home (https://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com: accessed 10 Dec 2013), single location (Aberdeen, South Dakota), published 9 Dec 2013

Comment: Source includes name (Evelyn Lorraine Breck).

memorialcard-ruby-breck-1995: Memorial card (funeral program) for Ruby (Davis) Morgan Breck (1995); privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Evelyn Breck).

census-us-1940-ps-sd-lawrence-29-5b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Township 4 Range 3, enumeration district 41-29, sheet 5B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Jul 2019) > "Dakota > Lawrence > Township 4 Range 3 > 41-29" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3860 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 62, household 102

Comment: Source includes name (Evelyn L. Breck).

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birth

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 16-17 Dec 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #1.

Comment: Source includes date (Feb. 24, 1936).

obituary-evelyn-breck-2013: Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Breck (2013); Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home (https://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com: accessed 10 Dec 2013), single location (Aberdeen, South Dakota), published 9 Dec 2013

Comment: Source includes location (Lead, SD) and date (February 24, 1936).

census-us-1940-ps-sd-lawrence-29-5b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Township 4 Range 3, enumeration district 41-29, sheet 5B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Jul 2019) > "Dakota > Lawrence > Township 4 Range 3 > 41-29" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3860 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 62, household 102

Comment: Source includes age (4) and location (So Dakota). Using the census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1935 to 1 Apr 1936.

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death

interview-<private>-2015: Email conversation with <private>, 11 May to 20 Jun 2015; privately held

Comment: Source includes date (Dec 9, 2013).

obituary-evelyn-breck-2013: Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Breck (2013); Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home (https://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com: accessed 10 Dec 2013), single location (Aberdeen, South Dakota), published 9 Dec 2013

Comment: Source includes location (Groton Living Center [, Groton, South Dakota]) and date (December 9, 2013).

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father

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 16-17 Dec 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #1.

Comment: Source identifies Albert Bernard Breck as the father of Evelyn Lorraine Breck. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source identifies Evelyn [Brech] as a daughter of Albert B. Breck. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-evelyn-breck-2013: Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Breck (2013); Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home (https://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com: accessed 10 Dec 2013), single location (Aberdeen, South Dakota), published 9 Dec 2013

Comment: Source identifies Albert Breck as the biological father of Evelyn Lorraine Breck.

periodical-friday-ceremony-unites-couple-1951: “Friday Ceremony Unites West River Couple,” wedding description; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 May 2018) > “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1951 > 07 > 05” page 6; citing “The Rapid City Daily Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Jul 1951 (Thursday), page 6, column 7”

Comment: Source identifies Evelyn [Breck] as a daughter of Albert Bernard Breck. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

census-us-1940-ps-sd-lawrence-29-5b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Township 4 Range 3, enumeration district 41-29, sheet 5B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Jul 2019) > "Dakota > Lawrence > Township 4 Range 3 > 41-29" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3860 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 62, household 102

Comment: Source identifies Evelyn L. Breck as a daughter of Albert B. Breck. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

interview-<private>-2009: Email conversation with <private>, 16-17 Dec 2009; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #1.

Comment: Source identiies Myrle Newman as the biological mother of Evelyn.

obituary-albert-breck-1990: Obituary for Albert B. “Al” Breck (1990); “Albert B. ‘Al’ Breck,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 20 May 2018), image “United States of America > South Dakota > Rapid City > Rapid City Journal > 1990 > 03 > 05” page 14; citing “The Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota), 5 Mar 1990 (Monday), page B2, column 1”

Comment: Source identifies Evelyn [Brech] as a daughter of Myrle Newman. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

obituary-evelyn-breck-2013: Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Breck (2013); Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home (https://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com: accessed 10 Dec 2013), single location (Aberdeen, South Dakota), published 9 Dec 2013

Comment: Source identifies Myrle Newman Breck as the biological mother of Evelyn Lorraine Breck.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Graduation: (High School) 1955 at Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Graduation: (Crown College with an associate degree) 2004 at Waconia, Carver County, Minnesota, United States

Honors: (Lily for Liife Achievement Award (Adult Achiever Category)) 30 Aug 2005

Funeral: (Groton Christian and Missionary Alliance Church) 9 Dec 2013 at Groton, Brown County, South Dakota, United States

Cemetery: (Groton Union Cemetary) 13 Dec 2013 at Groton, Brown County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

obituary-evelyn-breck-2013: Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Breck (2013); Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home (https://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com: accessed 10 Dec 2013), single location (Aberdeen, South Dakota), published 9 Dec 2013

Comment: Source indicates she graduated high school in Lead [, South Dakota] in 1955.

misc-evelyn-breck-award-2005: Press release, “Diabetes Activist and Waconia Resident Honored for Outstanding Achievement” (2007); Eli Lilly and Company (http://lilly.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=9042&item=11676: accessed 26 July 2018)

Comment: Source includes degree (associate), college (Crown College), location (Waconia, Minn.) and year (2004).

obituary-evelyn-breck-2013: Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Breck (2013); Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home (https://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com: accessed 10 Dec 2013), single location (Aberdeen, South Dakota), published 9 Dec 2013

Comment: Source notes college (Crown College [, Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota]), entering in 2000 and grauating in 2004.

misc-evelyn-breck-award-2005: Press release, “Diabetes Activist and Waconia Resident Honored for Outstanding Achievement” (2007); Eli Lilly and Company (http://lilly.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=9042&item=11676: accessed 26 July 2018)

obituary-evelyn-breck-2013: Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Breck (2013); Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home (https://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com: accessed 10 Dec 2013), single location (Aberdeen, South Dakota), published 9 Dec 2013

Comment: Source includes award (Adult Achiever Lily for Life), Eli Lilly's highest honor, and date (2005).

obituary-evelyn-breck-2013: Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Breck (2013); Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home (https://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com: accessed 10 Dec 2013), single location (Aberdeen, South Dakota), published 9 Dec 2013

Comment: Source includes funeral location (Groton Christian and Missionary Allaince Church [, Groton, South Dakota]) and date (December 13, 2013).

obituary-evelyn-breck-2013: Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Breck (2013); Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home (https://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com: accessed 10 Dec 2013), single location (Aberdeen, South Dakota), published 9 Dec 2013

Comment: Source includes cemetery (Grouton Union Cemetery [, Groton, South Dakota]).

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Attributes

Residence: 1 Apr 1940 at , Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States

Education: (University of South Dakota, Vermillion) 1956 at Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota, United States

Residence: 27 Oct 1995 at Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota, United States

Education: (Entered Crown College) 2000 at Waconia, Carver County, Minnesota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1940-ps-sd-lawrence-29-5b: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, South Dakota, Lawrence County, Township 4 Range 3, enumeration district 41-29, sheet 5B; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 Jul 2019) > "Dakota > Lawrence > Township 4 Range 3 > 41-29" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3860 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 62, household 102

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1940) and location (Township 4N3E, Lawrence County, South Dakota).

periodical-abbie-breck-returned-1956: “In Lead / <Abbie Breck returned…>," local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 8 May 2018) > “United States of America > South Dakota > Lead > Lead Daily Call > 1956 > 01 > 06” page 6; citing “Lead Daily Call (Lead, South Dakota), 6 Jan 1956 (Friday), page 6, column 5”

Comment: Source identifies Evenlyn (sister of Abbie Breck) as a student at Univeristy of South Dakota, Vermillion on date (Jan 6, 1956).

memorialcard-ruby-breck-1995: Memorial card (funeral program) for Ruby (Davis) Morgan Breck (1995); privately held

Comment: Source includes location (Vermillion [, South Dakota]) on event date (27 October 1995).

obituary-evelyn-breck-2013: Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Breck (2013); Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home (https://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com: accessed 10 Dec 2013), single location (Aberdeen, South Dakota), published 9 Dec 2013

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General Notes and Anecdotes

In 2005, Evelyn won an award from Eli Lilly and Company, The LillyforLife Achievement award for her work as a liaison for the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition. It reflects her critical role in helping to pass a state law to provide health insurance coverage for patients with diabetes. She also won the American Diabetes Association's Advocacy Achievement award. [misc-evelyn-breck-award-2005]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

misc-evelyn-breck-award-2005: Press release, “Diabetes Activist and Waconia Resident Honored for Outstanding Achievement” (2007); Eli Lilly and Company (http://lilly.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=9042&item=11676: accessed 26 July 2018)

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Evelyn's grandmother's name was Mary Jane [Newman] [obituary-evelyn-breck-2013]

Her obituary states she was honored in the March 2005 issue of The Ladies Home Journal, but I have not yet checked a copy. [obituary-evelyn-breck-2013]

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research notes

obituary-evelyn-breck-2013: Obituary for Evelyn Lorraine Breck (2013); Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home (https://www.spitzerfuneralhome.com: accessed 10 Dec 2013), single location (Aberdeen, South Dakota), published 9 Dec 2013

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