Myra Norene Sinclair

Brief Life History of Myra Norene

When Myra Norene Sinclair was born on 4 August 1905, in Columbia, Marion, Mississippi, United States, her father, Nolan Victor Sinclair, was 33 and her mother, Betty Lee Burkett, was 27. She married William Zeary Pierce on 29 October 1929. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Tylertown, Walthall, Mississippi, United States in 1920. She died on 9 February 1997, in McComb, Pike, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

William Zeary Pierce
1868–1941
Myra Norene Sinclair
1905–1997
Marriage: 29 October 1929
Bobbye Nell Pierce
1931–
Jackie Jean Pierce
1933–2023
Billy James Pierce
1938–2019

Sources (5)

  • Norene S Pierce, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Norene Pierce, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Norene Sinclair in entry for Billy James Pierce, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

1929

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: of Norman origin, a habitational name from Saint-Clair-sur-Elle (Manche), so called from the dedication of its church to Saint Clarus (see Clare 3).

Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

History: The Scottish family Sinclair (see 1 above) came to southern Scotland in the twelfth century from Huntingdonshire with the de Morvilles. Descendants of these Sinclairs became earls of Caithness in the 15th century. The frequency of the surname in Caithness and Orkney is largely due to the adoption by tenants of the name of their overlord.

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

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