Myrtle Lillian Houston

Brief Life History of Myrtle Lillian

When Myrtle Lillian Houston was born on 16 April 1900, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, her father, Caleb Pfifer Houston, was 36 and her mother, Eliza Lillian Allison, was 33. She married John Henry Barry on 11 June 1921, in Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States. She lived in Globe, Gila, Arizona, United States in 1920 and Supervisorial District 2, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 5 March 2001, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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John Henry Barry
Myrtle Lillian Houston
Marriage: 11 June 1921

Sources (18)

  • Myrtle H Barry, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Myrtle Houston, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
  • Myrtle Houston Barry, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.


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

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the barony of Houston (Renfrewshire), from the genitive case of the personal name Hugh + Middle English, Older Scots ton ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’). The landlord in question was a certain Hugo de Paduinan, who held the place c. 1160. The Scottish surname is also common in Ulster.

Irish: variant of McCutcheon from Mac Uisdein or Mac Uistein.

History: In 1836 the newly founded city of Houston, TX, was named in honor of Sam Houston (1793–1863), soldier and statesman. As commander in chief of the Texan army he achieved Texas independence from Mexico by routing the army of the Mexican general Santa Anna. His ancestors were Ulster Scots who had emigrated to Philadelphia, PA, in the 18th century.

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

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