Merle Gladys Eagan

14 February 1900–7 September 1975 (Age 75)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Merle Gladys

When Merle Gladys Eagan was born on 14 February 1900, in Missouri, United States, her father, Michael Patrick Eagan, was 28 and her mother, Lauina Paradine Bacon, was 21. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with John A Gilbert. She lived in Creek, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Olive, Creek, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 7 September 1975, at the age of 75, and was buried in Elm Cemetery, Leach, Delaware, Oklahoma, United States.

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John A Gilbert
Merle Gladys Eagan
Allen J Gilbert
Delores Ann Gilbert

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    Allen J Gilbert


    Delores Ann Gilbert


Parents and Siblings

    Michael Patrick Eagan


    Lauina Paradine Bacon




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World Events (8)

1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 4

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 7

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 21

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Egan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Merle G Gilbert in household of John A Gilbert, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrl Eagan in household of Mike Eagan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Merle G Eagan in household of Micheal Eagan, "United States Census, 1910"

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