Nellie Esther Myers

Brief Life History of Nellie Esther

When Nellie Esther Myers was born on 27 June 1908, in California, United States, her father, Theodore Albertus "Bert" Myers, was 29 and her mother, Rose Lee Graham, was 23. She married Gilbert Edson Sproul on 22 December 1927, in Battle Ground, Clark, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Malheur City, Malheur, Oregon, United States in 1950 and Ontario, Canada in 1969. She died on 4 January 1969, in Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Payette, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gilbert Edson Sproul
Nellie Esther Myers
Marriage: 22 December 1927
Gilbert Jess Sproul
Barbara Jane Sproul
Robert Lee "Buck" Sproul
Rose Ellen Sproul
Susan Esther Sproul
Judy Gay Sproul

Sources (18)

  • Nellie Sproul, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Nellie E Myers, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Nellie Esther Myers Sproul, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Irish (Tipperary, Limerick and Waterford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir ‘descendant of Meidhir’, with post-medieval excrescent -s. Meidhir is a personal name based on meidhir ‘mirth’.

English (northern): variant of Myer , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

English (northern): habitational name from one or more of the minor placenames derived from Middle English mire ‘marsh’ (Old Norse mýrr) in the plural form, such as Melmerby Mire in Melmerby, or Mires in Docker (both Cumbria).

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

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