Myrtle Catherine Boetsch

28 April 1895–18 December 1983 (Age 88)
Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Myrtle Catherine

When Myrtle Catherine Boetsch was born on 28 April 1895, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States, her father, George H Boetsch, was 29 and her mother, Margaret Mary Hertzfeld, was 23. She died on 18 December 1983, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88.

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George H Boetsch
Margaret Mary Hertzfeld
Myrtle Catherine Boetsch

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 1
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 3
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
Age 23
To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

South German (Dötsch): nickname for a lumpish person, a variant of Detsch, from detsch ‘soft’, ‘fat (person)’.

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

Sources (6)

  • Catherine Boetsch in household of George Boetsch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Myrtle C Boetsch in household of George H Boetsch, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Myrtle C Boetsch in household of Geo Boetsch, "United States Census, 1900"

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