Myrtle Garrett

1875–1970 (Age 95)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Myrtle

When Myrtle Garrett was born in 1875, in Iowa, United States, her father, Evan Garrett, was 38 and her mother, Lydia Hockett, was 41. She lived in Adams Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States for about 20 years and Madison Township, Madison, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1970, at the age of 95, and was buried in Earlham, Madison, Iowa, United States.

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Evan Garrett
Lydia Hockett
Menary S. Garrett
Minerva Garret
Adalaska B. Garrett
Cassius C Garrett
Mary Viola Garrett
Rosetta M. Garrett
Elizabeth Garrett
Emma Garrett
Myrtle Garrett

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 9

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 25

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: from either of two Germanic personal names introduced to Britain by the Normans: Gerard, composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; and Gerald, composed of the elements gār, gēr ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + wald ‘rule’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Myrtle Garrett in household of Evan Garrett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Myrtle Garrett in household of Evan Garrett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrtle Garrett in household of Evan Garrett, "United States Census, 1880"

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