Marcus Alexander Pickel

17 June 1922–8 February 2013 (Age 90)
Putnam, Indiana, United States

The Life of Marcus Alexander

When Marcus Alexander Pickel was born on 17 June 1922, in Putnam, Indiana, United States, his father, Glen Orphila Pickel, was 36 and his mother, Ruth Elizabeth Byrd, was 30. He married Mary Carolyn Neal on 17 June 1947, in Putnam, Indiana, United States. He lived in Franklin Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States in 2013. He died on 8 February 2013, in Florida, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Florida, United States.

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Marcus Alexander Pickel
Mary Carolyn Neal
Marriage: 17 June 1947

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17 June 1947
Putnam, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 19

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 25

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 Southern German: metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used pickaxes or a nickname for a gambler; a variant of Bickel 1.2 Dutch: from Middle Dutch pickel ‘leg’, hence a nickname for someone with long or otherwise remarkable legs, or a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter.3 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Pikeli in Lithuania.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marcus Pickel in household of Glenn Pickel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marcus A Pickel in household of Glenn O Pickel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marcus Alexander Pickel, "Indiana, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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