Mercedes Mary Greenhoe

16 April 1911–7 April 1999 (Age 87)
Owosso Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mercedes Mary

When Mercedes Mary Greenhoe was born on 16 April 1911, in Owosso Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, her father, Howard Leon Greenhoe, was 31 and her mother, Evelyn Mae Spangler, was 27. She married Sheldon Keith Dack on 7 March 1928, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States. She lived in Belvedere, Marin, California, United States in 1935 and Brea Judicial Township, Orange, California, United States in 1940. She died on 7 April 1999, in Brea, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Brea, Orange, California, United States.

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Sheldon Keith Dack
Mercedes Mary Greenhoe
Marriage: 7 March 1928

Spouse and Children

7 March 1928
Riverside, Riverside, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

Probably a respelling of English Greenhow .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mercedes Dack in household of Sheldon Dack, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mercedas Mary Greenhoe in entry for Barbara Jeane Dack, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Mercedes Mary Greenhoe in entry for Walter Ray Cram and Barbara Jeane Dack, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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