Modena Lee Merical

Female20 December 1930–26 June 2009

Brief Life History of Modena Lee

When Modena Lee Merical was born on 20 December 1930, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, her father, Radford Rollin Merical, was 27 and her mother, Floy Lee Williams, was 21. She married Ronald Thomas Drummond on 1 September 1950, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. She died on 26 June 2009, in Atlanta, Cass, Texas, United States, at the age of 78.

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Ronald Thomas Drummond
Modena Lee Merical
Marriage: 1 September 1950

Sources (5)

  • Modena L Merical, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Modena Lee Merical - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Modena Lee Merical
  • Modena Lee Drummond, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1950Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 4

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

    1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

    Age 21

    Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

    Name Meaning

    Variant of Mericle , a surname of German origin.

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

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