Eleanor Myers

8 March 1914–3 July 1985 (Age 71)
Earlville, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Eleanor

When Eleanor Myers was born on 8 March 1914, in Earlville, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, her father, Emil Louis Myers, was 33 and her mother, Laura May Spray, was 23. She lived in Earl Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 July 1985, in Paw Paw, Lee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Paw Paw, Lee, Illinois, United States.

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Carl Rudolf George Eich
Eleanor Myers

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Emil Louis Myers


    Laura May Spray




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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 11

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1933 · Another World's Fair

Age 19

The city of Chicago was presented with another chance to host a World's Fair. It was offered to the city to commemorate the 100 years of its existence. Many people didn't like the idea of them having another Worlds Fair because the nation, as a whole, was coming out of the Great Depression.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Mayer 1, i.e. ‘son of the mayor’.2 English: patronymic from mire ‘physician’ ( see Myer 1).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Midhir, probably a variant of Ó Meidhir ‘mayor’ ( see Mayer 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eleanor Eich in household of Carl Eich, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eleanor Myers in household of Emil Myers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eleanor M Myers in household of Emil L Myers, "United States Census, 1930"

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