Martha Leona Metzger

11 November 1929–14 June 2011 (Age 81)
Cerro Gordo, Piatt, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martha Leona

When Martha Leona Metzger was born on 11 November 1929, in Cerro Gordo, Piatt, Illinois, United States, her father, Arthur E Metzger, was 32 and her mother, Marie Edna Wagoner, was 34. She married Elmer Selby on 3 April 1955. She lived in Long Creek Township, Macon, Illinois, United States in 1940 and New Carlisle, Bonaventure, Quebec, Canada in 2002. She died on 14 June 2011, in Pleasant Hill, Miami, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Pike Township, Clark, Ohio, United States.

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Elmer Selby
Martha Leona Metzger
Marriage: 3 April 1955

Spouse and Children

3 April 1955

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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1932 · The Miners Union

Age 3

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 22

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a butcher, Middle High German metziger, metzjer, German Metzger (probably a loan word from Latin, but of uncertain lineage).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leona Metzger in household of Arthur Metzger, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leona Metzger in household of Arthur E Metzger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leona Selby in entry for Robert J Metzger, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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