Myrtle Lack

January 1896–1981 (Age 85)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Myrtle

When Myrtle Lack was born in January 1896, in Illinois, United States, her father, James Newton Lack, was 43 and her mother, Julia A Owens, was 29. She married Charles Oliver Martin about 1911, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Ramsey, Fayette, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Ramsey Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died in 1981, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ramsey, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Oliver Martin
Myrtle Lack
Marriage: about 1911
Myrtle Martin
Edna Martin

Spouse and Children

    Charles Oliver Martin



about 1911
Illinois, United States


    Myrtle Martin


    Edna Martin


Parents and Siblings

    James Newton Lack






    Clarence Alexander Lack


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 0

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Lake .2 North German: variant of Laack .3 Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name László ( see Laszlo ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Myrtle Martin in household of Oliver Martin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle Martin in household of Oliver Martin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrtle Lack in household of Newton Lack, "United States Census, 1910"

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