Marie Myrtle Nordstrom

30 April 1937–5 March 2010 (Age 72)
Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States

The Life of Marie Myrtle

When Marie Myrtle Nordstrom was born on 30 April 1937, in Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States, her father, Chester Anders Nordstrom, was 21 and her mother, Ruth Hazel Surface, was 17. She married Paul William "Bill" Sandstrom on 22 November 1955. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Pinehurst Election Precinct, Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1940 and Redmond, Deschutes, Oregon, United States in 2010. She died on 5 March 2010, in Deschutes, Oregon, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Prineville, Crook, Oregon, United States.

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Paul William "Bill" Sandstrom
Marie Myrtle Nordstrom
Marriage: 22 November 1955
Paula Marie Sandstrom

Spouse and Children

22 November 1955


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 3

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Age 4

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 21

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

Swedish (Nordström): ornamental name composed of the elements nord ‘north’ + ström ‘river’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Maria M Nordstrom in household of Chester A Nordstrom, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mrs Marie Myrtle Cornwall, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Marie Myrtle Cornwall, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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