Miriam M Rettew

29 September 1919–28 December 2009 (Age 90)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Miriam M

When Miriam M Rettew was born on 29 September 1919, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Charley W Rettew, was 26 and her mother, Susan Phillips, was 24. She lived in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. She died on 28 December 2009, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Charley W Rettew
Susan Phillips
Arthur Rettew
Miriam M Rettew

Parents and Siblings


    Susan Phillips




    Arthur Rettew



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Possibly of German origin: unexplained. This name is concentrated in PA.

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

Sources (1)

  • Miriam Rettew in household of Charles Rettew, "United States Census, 1920"

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