Edward Leroy Menges

9 September 1892–16 December 1953 (Age 61)
Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Edward Leroy

Edward Leroy Menges was born on 9 September 1892, in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. He married Ruth Agnes Kirk on 15 May 1921, in Junction City, Geary, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 16 December 1953, at the age of 61.

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Edward Leroy Menges
Ruth Agnes Kirk
Marriage: 15 May 1921
Helen Louise Menges
William Millard Menges
James Kenneth Menges

Spouse and Children

15 May 1921
Junction City, Geary, Kansas, United States


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. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: from an altered form of the personal name Magnus .2 German: from the personal name Me(i)ngoss, from Germanic magin ‘strength’, ‘might’ + gōt ‘Goth’.3 Hungarian (Mengesz): Magyarized spelling of the German family name.

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

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  • Edward Leroy Menges, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"

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