Myrtle Viola Brewster

Female17 December 1892–11 October 1947

Brief Life History of Myrtle Viola

When Myrtle Viola Brewster was born on 17 December 1892, in Tylersburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Franklin Brewster, was 33 and her mother, Clara Daugherty, was 30. She married Melvin E Peaker on 17 June 1907, in New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Wilmington Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Union Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 11 October 1947, in New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Castle View Memorial Gardens, New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Franklin Josiah Biddle
Myrtle Viola Brewster
Marriage: 3 March 1915

Sources (9)

  • Myrtle V Biddle in household of Frank J Biddle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Myrtle V. Brewster, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Myrtle Viola Brewster Biddle, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1915Summit, Ohio, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 4

    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.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 13

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 15

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

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Middle English brewestere, browestere ‘(female) brewer’ (from Old English brēowan ‘to brew’). Brewer is the usual term in southern England, while Brewster is mainly midland, northern, and Scottish.

    History: The Mayflower Pilgrim William Brewster (1567–1644) was the son of the bailiff of the manor of Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, home of one of the earliest Puritan congregations. He was a prominent leader in Plymouth Colony from the 1620s until his death.

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

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