Myrtle Etta Lotton

Female23 September 1892–22 February 1973

Brief Life History of Myrtle Etta

When Myrtle Etta Lotton was born on 23 September 1892, in Indiana, United States, her father, John Jenkins Lotton, was 33 and her mother, Laura Ann Corson, was 25. She lived in United States in 1949 and Randolph Township, Ohio, Indiana, United States in 1950. She died on 22 February 1973, in Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Township, Dearborn, Indiana, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Aurora, Center Township, Dearborn, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jenkins Lotton
Laura Ann Corson
Ronald Lee Lotton
Albert Samuel Lotton
Myrtle Etta Lotton
Dilver Lotton

Sources (9)

  • Myrtle Lotton, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Myrtle Lotton, "Find A Grave Index" 1973
  • Myrtle Lotton, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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Siblings (4)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 14

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Litton (Derbyshire, Dorset, Somerset and Yorkshire), Leyton (Essex), or perhaps Liddaton Green in Bentor or Leddon in Welcombe (both Devon). The Derbyshire and Yorkshire placenames probably derive from Old English hlith ‘slope’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Devon, Dorset, and Somerset places take their names from rivers named with Old English hlȳde ‘the loud one, noisy stream’ + Old English tūn. The Essex place takes its name from the river Lea (of uncertain origin) + Old English tūn.

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

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