Myrtle Leola Sweet

November 1886–14 February 1965 (Age 78)
Grizzly Bluff, Humboldt, California, United States

The Life of Myrtle Leola

When Myrtle Leola Sweet was born in November 1886, in Grizzly Bluff, Humboldt, California, United States, her father, John Logan Sweet, was 42 and her mother, Jessie Elizabeth Gormley, was 23. She married Daniel R. Dodd in September 1909, in Humboldt, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Pacific Judicial Township, Humboldt, California, United States in 1910. She died on 14 February 1965, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Daniel R. Dodd
Myrtle Leola Sweet
Marriage: September 1909
Daniel R. Dodd

Spouse and Children

September 1909
Humboldt, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 3

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 21

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

1 English (most common in the West Country): nickname from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’. The Old English bynames Swēt(a) (masculine) and Swēte (feminine) derived from this word survived into the early Middle English period, and may also be sources of the surname.2 Translation of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess .3 In New England, a translation of French Ledoux .

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Sources (1)

  • Myrtle Dodd in household of John Sweet, "United States Census, 1910"

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