Reva Blanche Mercer

4 October 1916–25 September 1996 (Age 79)
Liberty Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Reva Blanche

When Reva Blanche Mercer was born on 4 October 1916, in Liberty Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, her father, Edward Samuel Mercer, was 28 and her mother, Iva Luellen Ramsey, was 24. She had at least 1 daughter with Gaylord Dale Myers. She lived in Polk Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 September 1996, in Packwood, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Packwood, Jefferson, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gaylord Dale Myers
1910–1971
Reva Blanche Mercer
1916–1996
Kathryn Mae Myers
1937–2002

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World Events (8)

1917
Age 1
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Camp Dodge
Age 1
Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1937 · The Neutrality Act
Age 21
The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Catalan: occupational name for a trader, from Old French mercier, Late Latin mercarius (an agent derivative of merx, genitive mercis, ‘merchandise’). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

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

Possible Related Names

Marker
Melcer
Mercier

Sources (11)

  • Reva Myers in household of Dale Myers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Reva B Mercer in household of Edward S Mercer, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Reva B Mercer in household of Edward S Mercer, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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