Merle Leon Neff

28 September 1940–4 October 1995 (Age 55)
Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States

The Life of Merle Leon

When Merle Leon Neff was born on 28 September 1940, in Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States, his father, Roy Edward Neff, was 37 and his mother, Esther Alice Lindley, was 31. He died on 4 October 1995, in The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Roy Edward Neff
Esther Alice Lindley
Hazel Jean Neff
William Roy Neff
Lois Marie Neff
Wanda Louise Neff
Russell Edward Neff
Milton Almus Neff
Merle Leon Neff

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 1

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 15

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 German and Swiss German: from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application, rather like cousin in English), hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage.2 Dutch: variant of Neve , cognate with 1.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’.

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

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  • Merle Leon Neff, "Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998"
  • Merle L Neff, "Find A Grave Index"

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