Eugene Wright Merz

10 June 1919–13 April 2010 (Age 90)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Eugene Wright

When Eugene Wright Merz was born on 10 June 1919, in Michigan, United States, his father, Julius Merz, was 34 and his mother, Gertrude May Mudge, was 33. He lived in Birmingham, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Birmingham, Birmingham, Oakland, Michigan Territory, United States for about 5 years. He died on 13 April 2010, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90.

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Eugene Wright Merz
Dawn Louise Palmer

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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

German: variant spelling of Mertz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eugene Merz in household of Julius Merz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eugene W Merz in household of Julius Merz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eugene W Merz in household of Julius Merz, "United States Census, 1940"

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