Merle Christina Hilbert

7 December 1912–8 April 2009 (Age 96)
Hamlin, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Merle Christina

When Merle Christina Hilbert was born on 7 December 1912, in Hamlin, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States, her father, Albert Sidney Johnson Hilbert, was 23 and her mother, Effa Mae Stewart, was 20. She married John Earl Perkins Jr on 24 June 1962, in Powell, Park, Wyoming, United States. She lived in Aitkin, Aitkin, Minnesota, United States in 1930. She died on 8 April 2009, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Earl Perkins Jr
Merle Christina Hilbert
Marriage: 24 June 1962

Spouse and Children

24 June 1962
Powell, Park, Wyoming, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Ruth Jean Hilbert



    Infant Hilbert


    Wilford Albert or Buddy Hilbert


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1932 · Zoo Idaho

Age 20

Zoo Idaho opened its doors at a local trailer park with just two animals on display. A few years later, C. Ben Ross appropriated funds for the purchase of land to create a park and a zoo. Today the zoo is home to 89 animals, all of which are native to the Intermountain West.
1938 · The Chief Theater

Age 26

The Chief Theater was a local landmark that served the community for over 40 years. When the Theater closed in 1984 it was donated to the city and major renovations were under way. With the help of the newly formed Chief Foundation, bookings started being accepted. Sadly, in early 1993, a fire broke out and destroyed the building. The only thing that survived was the tile mosaic which was installed next door after the rest of the building was demolished for a parking lot.

Name Meaning

English, French, Dutch, and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Merle Hilbert in household of Sidney J Hilbert, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Merle Hilbert in household of Floyd P Horsley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrl Hilbert in household of Sidney J Hilbert, "United States Census, 1920"

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