Myrtle Rutter

13 February 1884–29 August 1953 (Age 69)
Cynthiana, Smith Township, Posey, Indiana, United States

The Life of Myrtle

When Myrtle Rutter was born on 13 February 1884, in Posey, Indiana, United States, her father, John Wesley Rutter, was 26 and her mother, Frances D Skelton, was 27. She married James Omer Smith on 21 October 1903, in Posey, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Smith Township, Posey, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Cynthiana, Smith Township, Posey, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 August 1953, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Cynthiana, Smith Township, Posey, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Omer Smith
Myrtle Rutter
Marriage: 21 October 1903
Ralph E Smith
Marion Omer Smith
Doris Louise Smith

Spouse and Children

    James Omer Smith



21 October 1903
Posey, Indiana, United States


    Ralph E Smith


    Marion Omer Smith


    Doris Louise Smith


Parents and Siblings


    Frances D Skelton




World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a player on the rote ( see Root 2).2 English: nickname for an unscrupulous person, from Old French ro(u)tier ‘robber’, ‘highwayman’, ‘footpad’.3 Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch rut(t)er ‘freebooter’, ‘footpad’, cognate with 2. Compare Reuter 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Myrtle R Smith in household of Omer J Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle Smith in household of James O Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrtle Smith in household of J Omer Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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