Delbert Reno Mercer

10 December 1935–27 May 1989 (Age 53)
Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Delbert Reno

When Delbert Reno Mercer was born on 10 December 1935, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, his father, Vester Mercer, was 23 and his mother, Lessie Taylor, was 25. He lived in Magisterial District 2, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 27 May 1989, in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States, at the age of 53.

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Vester Mercer
Lessie Taylor
Delbert Reno Mercer
Violet C Merser
Lee Darwell Mercer
Claude Robert Mercer

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World Events (8)

1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky
Age 1
The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1937 · The Neutrality Act
Age 2
The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
Age 15
United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

English and Catalan: occupational name for a merchant, from Old French mercier, merchier (see Mercier ). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

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

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Sources (4)

  • Delbert R Merser in household of Vestel Merser, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Delbert R Mercer, "Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880-2009"
  • Delbert R Mercer, "Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880-2009"

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