Myrtle Mae Gunn

8 August 1910–27 August 1995 (Age 85)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Myrtle Mae

When Myrtle Mae Gunn was born on 8 August 1910, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Harry Percy Gunn, was 39 and her mother, Emma Frances Lander, was 24. She had at least 2 sons with Albert Edgar York. She lived in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Victoria, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 27 August 1995, in Victoria, Victoria, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Memory Gardens, Victoria, Victoria, Texas, United States.

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Albert Edgar York
Myrtle Mae Gunn
Albert Edgar York
Charles Edward York

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    Charles Edward York


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    Emma Frances Lander




World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 4

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 6

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 29

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: name of a clan associated with Caithness, derived from the Old Norse personal name Gunnr (or the feminine form Gunne), a short form of any of various compound names with the first element gunn ‘battle’.2 Scottish: sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Dhuinn ‘son of the servant of the brown one’ ( see Dunn ). (According to Woulfe a name of the same form also existed in Sligo, Ireland.)3 English: metonymic occupational name for someone who operated a siege engine or cannon, perhaps also a nickname for a forceful person, from Middle English gunne, gonne ‘ballista’, ‘cannon’, ‘gun’. The term originated as a humorous application of the Scandinavian female personal name Gunne or Gunnhildr.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Myrtle York in household of Albert E York, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle M Gunn in household of Harry P Gunn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrtle M Gunn, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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