Myrtle Louisa Harris

21 June 1893–July 1978 (Age 85)
Iuka, Tyler, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Myrtle Louisa

When Myrtle Louisa Harris was born on 21 June 1893, in Iuka, Tyler, West Virginia, United States, her father, William Sanderson Harris, was 28 and her mother, Mary Minerva Snider, was 26. She married Walter Maywood Mott on 3 December 1917, in Sistersville, Tyler, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States in 1935 and Green Magisterial District, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died in July 1978, in Pine Grove, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Hastings, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States.

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Walter Maywood Mott
1894–1950
Myrtle Louisa Harris
1893–1978
Marriage: 3 December 1917
Walter Maywood Mott Jr.
1918–1928
Betty Lee Mott
1920–2000
Joanna Lou Mott
1922–2012
Harvey Richard Mott
1925–1995

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 December 1917
Sistersville, Tyler, West Virginia, United States
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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • E Myrtle Harris in household of William S Harris, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mertle L Mott in household of Walter M Mott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Myrtle R Mott in household of Walter M Mott, "United States Census, 1940"

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