Anthony Gerit Meyer Jr.

23 August 1917–5 September 1994 (Age 77)
Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States

The Life of Anthony Gerit

When Anthony Gerit Meyer Jr. was born on 23 August 1917, in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States, his father, Anthony Gerit Meyer Sr., was 64 and his mother, Mary Sullivan, was 28. He died on 5 September 1994, in Sedro-Woolley, Skagit, Washington, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Anthony Gerit Meyer Jr.
1917–1994
Flossie Lee Whitener
1919–2006

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Anthony Gerit Meyer Sr.

    Male1853–Male

    Mary Sullivan

    Female1889–1989Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · Seattle General Strike

Age 2

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anthony G Meyer Jr. in household of Anthony G Meyer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anthony Gerit Meyer, "Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Anthony Gerit Jr. Meyer, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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