Myrtle Rhodella Spangler

5 February 1923–20 October 1999 (Age 76)
San Bernardino, California, United States

The Life of Myrtle Rhodella

When Myrtle Rhodella Spangler was born on 5 February 1923, in San Bernardino, California, United States, her father, Elton Brooke Spangler, was 38 and her mother, Myrtle Driggers, was 31. She married Ralph Eugene Cones on 5 April 1942, in San Francisco, California, United States. She lived in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1930 and San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. She died on 20 October 1999, at the age of 76, and was buried in Colton, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Eugene Cones
1916–1995
Myrtle Rhodella Spangler
1923–1999
Marriage: 5 April 1942

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 April 1942
San Francisco, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

German (Bavarian): originally an occupational name for a maker of buckles, from an agent derivative of a diminutive form of Middle High German spange ‘clasp’, ‘buckle’, ‘ornamental fastening’, later coming to mean ‘tinsmith’, ‘plumber’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Myrtle R Spangler in household of Myrtle Spangler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle R Spangler in household of Elton Spangler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Myrtle R Spangler, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"

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