Myrtle Lula Waddell

3 March 1908–24 June 1996 (Age 88)
Smyth, Virginia, United States

The Life of Myrtle Lula

When Myrtle Lula Waddell was born on 3 March 1908, in Smyth, Virginia, United States, her father, Dexter Snow Waddle, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Eliza Fortner, was 26. She married Herman Orval Davis on 11 November 1926, in Pax, Fayette, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Fayette, West Virginia, United States in 1935 and Fayetteville District, Fayette, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 24 June 1996, in Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States.

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Herman Orval Davis
Myrtle Lula Waddell
Marriage: 11 November 1926

Spouse and Children

11 November 1926
Pax, Fayette, West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 9

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant of Weddle .2 English: topographic name for someone who lived at the hill where woad grew, from Old English wād ‘woad’+ hyll ‘hill’, or a habitational name from a place so named, as for example Woodhill, Wiltshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Myrtle Davis in household of Joseph D Newsome, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Myrtle Davis in household of Herman Davis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle Waddle in household of Maggie Waddle, "United States Census, 1920"

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