Mervin Herman Frank Meyer

20 May 1919–9 July 2007 (Age 88)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Mervin Herman Frank

When Mervin Herman Frank Meyer was born on 20 May 1919, in Missouri, United States, his father, Walter Fred Meyer, was 23 and his mother, Anna Caroline Schnake, was 22. He married Delta Josephine Purdy on 11 May 1940. He lived in Carthage, Jasper, Missouri, United States in 2007. He died on 9 July 2007, in Brooklyn Heights, Jasper, Missouri, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fidelity Cemetery, Jackson Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States.

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Mervin Herman Frank Meyer
Delta Josephine Purdy
Marriage: 11 May 1940

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11 May 1940

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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.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 12

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Murvin Meyer in household of Walter Meyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Merbin Meyer in household of Walter Meyer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Merwyn H Meyer in household of Walter F Meyer, "United States Census, 1920"

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