Myrtle Evelyn Dow

1895–1987 (Age 91)
Rand, Jackson, Colorado, United States

The Life of Myrtle Evelyn

When Myrtle Evelyn Dow was born in June 1895, in Rand, Jackson, Colorado, United States, her father, Willard Barton Dow, was 38 and her mother, Jessie MacFarlane, was 37. She married Asa Richard Martin on 14 July 1917, in Denver, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States for about 5 years and Lafayette, Boulder, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died in 1987, in Concord, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 92.

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Asa Richard Martin
Myrtle Evelyn Dow
Marriage: 14 July 1917
Betty Lou Martin

Spouse and Children

    Asa Richard Martin



14 July 1917
Denver, Colorado, United States


    Betty Lou Martin


Parents and Siblings

    Willard Barton Dow


    Jessie MacFarlane




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.

Age 14

Historical Boundaries: 1909: Jackson, Colorado, United States
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish (also found in Ireland): reduced form of McDow . This surname is borne by a sept of the Buchanans.2 English: variant of Daw .3 Americanized spelling of Dutch Douw, an Old Frisian personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Myrtle E Martin in household of Mary A Martin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrtle E Martin in household of Asa R Martin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle E Martin in household of Asa R Martin, "United States Census, 1930"

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