Myrtle Wilhelms

20 October 1891–22 July 1980 (Age 88)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Myrtle

Myrtle Wilhelms was born on 20 October 1891, in Iowa, United States. She died on 22 July 1980, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

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Robert Kiefeer Bierley
1885–1951
Myrtle Wilhelms
1891–1980

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 22

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

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

German: patronymic from Wilhelm .

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

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