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Evelyn Lorraine Breck

Last updated 8 Dec 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

Reference Detail: Message #1.

Comment Detail: 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 Detail: Source includes name (Evelyn Lorraine Breck).

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

Comment Detail: 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.”

Reference Detail: Line 62, household 102

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

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birth

interview-{private}-2009: Email conversation with {private}, 16-17 Dec 2009; privately held

Reference Detail: Message #1.

Comment Detail: 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 Detail: 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.”

Reference Detail: Line 62, household 102

Comment Detail: 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 Detail: 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 Detail: 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

Reference Detail: Message #1.

Comment Detail: 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 Detail: 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 Detail: 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 Detail: 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.”

Reference Detail: Line 62, household 102

Comment Detail: 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

Reference Detail: Message #1.

Comment Detail: 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 Detail: 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 Detail: 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 Life 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 Cemetery) 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 Detail: 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 Detail: 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 Detail: 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)

(no additional information)

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 Detail: 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 Detail: 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 Detail: 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.”

Reference Detail: Line 62, household 102

Comment Detail: 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 Detail: 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 Detail: 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 the LillyforLife Achievement award from Eli Lilly and Company, for her work as a liaison for the South Dakota Diabetes Coalition. She was presented with this award on 30 Aug 2005, in an annual award presentation by Eli Lilly and Company. 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]

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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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