Walter Myhre

15 January 1913–16 February 2009 (Age 96)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Walter

Walter Myhre was born on 15 January 1913, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States as the son of John Myhre and Tobine Johnsen. He died on 16 February 2009, in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Griggstown, Somerset, New Jersey, United States.

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Walter Myhre
Lillian Eleanor Ekeland

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    Lillian Eleanor Ekeland


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    John Myhre


    Tobine Johnsen




World Events (8)


Age 3

"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 28

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Myre, most from the dative case of myr ‘bog’, ‘swamp’ (Old Norse mýrr). Compare Myhr .

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

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