Myrna Black

19 April 1918–15 May 1998 (Age 80)
Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States

The Life of Myrna

When Myrna Black was born on 19 April 1918, in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States, her father, Alonzo Black, was 22 and her mother, Hazel McInelly, was 20. She married Hildreth Cranmer Henderson on 28 February 1941, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 15 May 1998, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hildreth Cranmer Henderson
1913–1999
Myrna Black
1918–1998
Marriage: 28 February 1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 February 1941
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 5

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1941

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or darkhaired man.2 Scottish and English: from Old English blāc ‘pale’, ‘fair’, i.e. precisely the opposite meaning to 1, and a variant of Blake 2. Blake and Black are found more or less interchangeably in several surnames and place names.3 English: variant of Blanc as a Norman name. The pronunciation of the nasalized vowel gave considerable difficulty to English speakers, and its quality was often ignored.

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

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Story Highlight

Antimony Flood and the Power of Prayer

Myrna Black lived in Antimony, Utah, on a ranch in the mouth of a narrow canyon. The family lived in a little white framed home. Myrna’s father, Alonzo had built the home himself in the late 1920’s on …

Sources (3)

  • Myrna Black in household of Alonzo Black, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Myrna Black in household of Alonzo Black, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Myrna Black in household of Alonzo Black, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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