Myrtle Louise Ryerson

1 June 1928–6 October 2014 (Age 86)
Pershing, Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of Myrtle Louise

When Myrtle Louise Ryerson was born on 1 June 1928, in Pershing, Marion, Iowa, United States, her father, Arthur Louis Ryerson, was 28 and her mother, Blanche Lorene Fry, was 24. She died on 6 October 2014, in Knoxville, Marion, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville Township, Marion, Iowa, United States.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 6

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 23

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Reierson or of any of its cognates, for example Dutch Ryerse(n) or Norwegian and Danish Reiersen.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Louise M Ryerson in household of Arthur L Ryerson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle L Ryerson in household of Arthur Ryerson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Myrtle Louise Ryerson, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"

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