Mack Chaney Mercer

16 March 1923–17 July 1954 (Age 31)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Mack Chaney

When Mack Chaney Mercer was born on 16 March 1923, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Harvey Mack Mercer, was 43 and his mother, Sally Ursula Newton, was 36. He lived in Douglas, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Alila Judicial Township, Tulare, California, United States in 1940. He died on 17 July 1954, at the age of 31, and was buried in Porterville, Tulare, California, United States.

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Mack Chaney Mercer
Carolyn Lorraine Reynolds

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    Carolyn Lorraine Reynolds


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    Sula Diantha “Diane” Mercer


World Events (8)

1924 · The Egyptian Theater is Constructed

Age 1

"After the Arlington Hotel burnt down in 1923, Harman and Louis Peery devised a plan to build a grand theater like the Grand Opera House but with moving pictures. It was constructed after the manner of other famous theaters that were Egyptian-themed. The first feature played there was a silent film titled, ""Wanderer of the Wasteland"" and was accompanied by the famous pipe organ named, ""The Mighty Wurlitzer"". In 1951 the theater was renovated so that more people would be able to enjoy the films shown there. The theater exists today but only as a community theater and performing arts house."

Age 4

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

Age 9

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English and Catalan: occupational name for a trader, from Old French mercier, Late Latin mercarius (an agent derivative of merx, genitive mercis, ‘merchandise’). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mark Mercer in household of Mark Mercer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mack C Mercer in household of Mack Mercer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mack Mercer in entry for Mr Harvey Mack Mercer, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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