Catharine Anne Meyer

3 August 1918–25 July 2009 (Age 91)
Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Catharine Anne

When Catharine Anne Meyer was born on 3 August 1918, in Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States, her father, Joseph Henry Meyer, was 27 and her mother, Mary Della Dowden, was 23. She married Merle David Gaudio Sr. in 1945, in Brooke, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Wellsburg Magisterial District, Brooke, West Virginia, United States in 1940 and Follansbee, Brooke, West Virginia, United States in 1993. She died on 25 July 2009, in Weirton Medical Center, Brooke, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Follansbee, Brooke, West Virginia, United States.

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Merle David Gaudio Sr.
Catharine Anne Meyer
Marriage: 1945
Mary Jeanne Gaudio
Merle David Gaudio Jr.

Spouse and Children

Brooke, West Virginia, United States


    Mary Jeanne Gaudio


    Merle David Gaudio Jr.


Parents and Siblings



    Joseph Meyer




    Joseph Henry Meyer Jr


    Ruth Meyer


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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine A Meyer in household of Henry Meyer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Catherine Wheeler in household of Joseph Meyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Catherine A Meyer in household of Joseph Meyer, "United States Census, 1930"

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