Myrtle Elizabeth Nora Reisner

21 March 1905–6 September 1986 (Age 81)
Sanilac, Michigan, United States

The Life of Myrtle Elizabeth Nora

When Myrtle Elizabeth Nora Reisner was born on 21 March 1905, in Sanilac, Michigan, United States, her father, Augustus Ludwig Reisner, was 43 and her mother, Augusta Carolina Wilhelmina Winkel, was 33. She married Lester Judson Newell on 18 April 1942, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. She lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Portland City Election Precinct 106, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 6 September 1986, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 81.

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Lester Judson Newell
Myrtle Elizabeth Nora Reisner
Marriage: 18 April 1942

Spouse and Children

18 April 1942
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 5

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

1 German: probably a habitational name for someone from a place called Reisen (for example in Bavaria), Reissen in Thuringia, or Reussen on the Saale river.2 German: variant of Reiser 2.3 German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German rīse ‘veil’; perhaps an occupational name for someone who made veils.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Myrtle Risner in household of August Risner, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Myrtle E Reisner in household of August Reisner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Myrtle Reisner in household of Augusta Reisner, "United States Census, 1940"

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