Myrtle Welty

19 December 1895–8 July 1969 (Age 73)
Louisville, Clay, Illinois, United States

The Life of Myrtle

When Myrtle Welty was born on 19 December 1895, in Louisville, Clay, Illinois, United States, her father, Elza Peter Welty, was 42 and her mother, Rebecca Margaret Beadle, was 25. She married James Henry Githens on 17 February 1916, in Louisville, Clay, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Oskaloosa, Clay, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Omega Township, Marion, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 8 July 1969, in Salem, Marion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Louisville, Clay, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Githens
1892–1943
Myrtle Welty
1895–1969
Marriage: 17 February 1916
James Edgar Githens
1917–1917
George Henry Githens
1918–1943
Margaret Ann Githens
1920–1985
Richard Everett Githens
1924–2007
Dora Arvena Githens
1927–1993
Levina Alice Githens
1929–2016
Levina Alice Githens
1930–2016
Bertha Arlene Githens
1933–1991
Eliza Leon Githens
1937–1937

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 February 1916
Louisville, Clay, Illinois, United States
children

(9)

    James Edgar Githens

    Male1917–1917Male

    George Henry Githens

    Male1918–1943Male

    Margaret Ann Githens

    Female1920–1985Female

    Richard Everett Githens

    Male1924–2007Male

    Dora Arvena Githens

    Female1927–1993Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Matilda Jane Welty

    Female1884–1900Female

    Male1886–1964Male

    Elza Riley Welty

    Male1889–1900Male

    Bertha J. Welty

    Female1890–1910Female

    Levina Elizabeth Welty

    Female1892–1926Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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 15

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Walther ( see Walter ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Myrthe W Githens in household of James H Githens, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Myrtle Githens in household of James H Githens, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle Welty, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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