Mary Pearl Merkle

Female13 October 1919–15 January 1973

Brief Life History of Mary Pearl

Mary Pearl Merkle was born on 13 October 1919, in Illinois, United States. She had at least 1 son with Arley Leslie Selvia. She lived in Harlan, Kentucky, United States in 1935 and Magisterial District 2, Bell, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 15 January 1973, in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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Arley Leslie Selvia
Mary Pearl Merkle
Earl Cecil Selvia

Sources (3)

  • Mary Selvia in household of Orlie Selvia, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Pearl Selvia, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Pearl Merkle in entry for William Earl Richey and Dorothy Leona Selvia, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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Children (1)

World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 6

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 16

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Alfons, Armin, Gerhard, Klaus, Aloysius, Dieter, Ernst, Gotthilf, Guenter, Hellmut, Inge.

German: variant of Merkel or Merkl and, in North America, (also) an altered form of these. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Markle 2.

History: The surname Merkle is listed along with the variant Merklen and the altered form Markle in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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