Dorothy Irene Myers

17 March 1918–28 March 2013 (Age 95)
Flat Rock, Crawford, Illinois, United States

The Life of Dorothy Irene

When Dorothy Irene Myers was born on 17 March 1918, in Flat Rock, Crawford, Illinois, United States, her father, Lawrence W. Myers, was 35 and her mother, Blanche E. Martin, was 28. She married Floyd Wiley Eddleman on 4 September 1934, in Florida, United States. She lived in Titusville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Portville, Portville, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 28 March 2013, in Moyock, Currituck, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 95.

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Floyd Wiley Eddleman
Dorothy Irene Myers
Marriage: 4 September 1934

Spouse and Children

4 September 1934
Florida, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Goldie W Myers


    Victor S Myers



    Claude J Myers


    Helen L Myers


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920 · Women Get the Vote

Age 2

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Mayer 1, i.e. ‘son of the mayor’.2 English: patronymic from mire ‘physician’ ( see Myer 1).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Midhir, probably a variant of Ó Meidhir ‘mayor’ ( see Mayer 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorthy Eddleman in household of Floyd W Eddleman, "Florida State Census, 1935"
  • Dorothy Eddlerman in household of Floyd W Eddlerman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy Myers in household of Lawrence Myers, "United States Census, 1940"

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