Myrtle Mae Rummley

5 May 1885–25 May 1964 (Age 79)
Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States

The Life of Myrtle Mae

When Myrtle Mae Rummley was born on 5 May 1885, in Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Rumley, was 44 and her mother, Lucinda Palmyra Atha, was 20. She married Ernest Washington Hamilton on 19 December 1906, in Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Eden Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1900 and High Point, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 25 May 1964, in Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Washington Hamilton
Myrtle Mae Rummley
Marriage: 19 December 1906
Milo Raymond Hamilton
Leland Dean Hamilton

Spouse and Children

19 December 1906
Leon, Decatur, Iowa, United States


    Milo Raymond Hamilton


    Leland Dean Hamilton


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Jackson Rumley


    Lucinda Palmyra Atha




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

German (also Rümmler):1. nickname for a noisy person, from a noun derivative of Middle High German rumpeln, rummeln ‘to crash about’, ‘to make a noise’. 2. in some cases, a patronymic from a personal name from Old High German ruom ‘renown’, ‘glory’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Myrtle Hamilton in household of E W Hamilton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Myrtle M Hamilton in household of Earnest Hamilton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrtle Hamilton in household of Ernest Hamilton, "United States Census, 1940"

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