Sylvia Myrtle Gifford

2 September 1894–28 March 1987 (Age 92)
Osage, Kansas, United States

The Life of Sylvia Myrtle

When Sylvia Myrtle Gifford was born on 2 September 1894, in Osage, Kansas, United States, her father, David Raymond Gifford, was 29 and her mother, Clara Chloe James, was 21. She married Ernest Mortimer Fowler on 15 May 1957, in Morrow, Oregon, United States. She lived in Burlingame Township, Osage, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died on 28 March 1987, in Valley, Stevens, Washington, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Kennewick, Benton, Washington, United States.

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Ernest Mortimer Fowler
Sylvia Myrtle Gifford
Marriage: 15 May 1957

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15 May 1957
Morrow, Oregon, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 3

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name for someone from Giffords Hall in Suffolk. It was originally named in Old English as Gyddingford ‘ford associated with Gydda’. Compare Giddens . 2. possibly in some cases a variant spelling of Giffard , which may derive from an Old German personal name, Gifard, or from a Middle English nickname from Old French giffard ‘chubby-cheeked’, ‘bloated’ (a pejorative of giffel ‘jaw’, ‘cheek’, of Germanic origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Myrtle Gifford in household of George Edmondson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sylvia M. Zeigler, "Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975"
  • Sylvia Myrtle Gifford Fowler, "Find A Grave Index"

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