Myrtle Lavada Easterwood

28 May 1923–7 August 2002 (Age 79)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Myrtle Lavada

When Myrtle Lavada Easterwood was born on 28 May 1923, in Alabama, United States, her father, George W. Easterwood, was 37 and her mother, Isabella Hawthorne, was 28. She died on 7 August 2002, in her hometown, at the age of 79.

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George W. Easterwood
Isabella Hawthorne
Hoyt Easterwood
Howard Easterwood
Estell Easterwood
George Bennett Easterwood
Ileana Easterwood
Elbert Easterwood
Myrtle Lavada Easterwood
Mixen Easterwood
Flora M. Easterwood

Parents and Siblings

    George W. Easterwood





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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 18

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Translation of German Osterholz, a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany or Württemberg.

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

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