Myrtle Wilhite

23 March 1902–15 July 1985 (Age 83)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Myrtle

When Myrtle Wilhite was born on 23 March 1902, in Indiana, United States, her father, Henry Wilhite, was 42 and her mother, Susan Anna Darling, was 37. She had at least 2 sons with Charles E Tarr. She lived in Center Township, Posey, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Center Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 15 July 1985, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States.

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Charles E Tarr
Myrtle Wilhite
Everett Tarr
Austin Tarr

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    Charles E Tarr





    Everett Tarr


    Austin Tarr


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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 4

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

German: Americanized spelling of Willeit, a variant of Willeitner, a habitational name from a more recent form of the place name Weillitnen in northern Bavaria. Willeit is probably also a topographic name from Middle High German wīl ‘small settlement’ + leite ‘slope’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Myrtle Tarr in household of Charles E Tarr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle Wilhite in household of Henry Wilhite, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrtle Wilhite in household of Henry Wilhite, "United States Census, 1910"

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