Myrtle Ida Upton

Brief Life History of Myrtle Ida

When Myrtle Ida Upton was born on 21 February 1892, in Lompoc, Santa Barbara, California, United States, her father, John Sylvester Upton, was 45 and her mother, Flora Ellen Ball, was 32. She married Andrew Leroy Parrish on 4 February 1907, in San Luis Obispo, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Judicial Township 5, Santa Barbara, California, United States for about 40 years and United States in 1949. She died on 18 August 1953, in Lompoc, Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 61.

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Harry Rollin Howerton
Myrtle Ida Upton
Marriage: 1910
Stanley Harry Howerton
Irene Elizabeth Howerton
Baby Howerton
Warren Mattison Howerton
Harry Howerton
Earl Fredrick Howerton

Sources (36)

  • Myrtle Howerton, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Ida Myrtle Upton, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Myrtle Ida Howerton, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places in England called Upton, most of which are named with Old English upp ‘upper’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though some have different origins, such as one in Essex, originally named with the phrase upp in tūne ‘up in the settlement’, i.e. the higher part of the settlement, and Upton Lovell (Wiltshire), which derives from the Old English personal name Ubba + Old English tūn. This name was brought to Ireland (Antrim) in 1598 by Henry Upton, from Upton in Devon.

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

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