Myrtle May Tooker

1896–1981 (Age 84)
New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Myrtle May

When Myrtle May Tooker was born on 28 December 1896, in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, United States, her father, Haywood Henry Tooker, was 42 and her mother, Lorena Griffin Chadwick, was 28. She married John Reginald Carr on 17 December 1936, in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, United States. She died on 9 March 1981, in Williamston, Martin, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84.

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Myrtle May Tooker
John Reginald Carr
Marriage: 17 December 1936

Spouse & Children

  • Female1896–1981Female

  • John Reginald Carr


17 December 1936
New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Haywood Henry Tooker


  • Lorena Griffin Chadwick




World Events (8)

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 1

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Tucker .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Myrtle T Carr in household of John Reginal Carr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Myrtle M Tooker in household of Haywood H Tooker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Myrtle M Tooker in household of Haywood Tooker, "United States Census, 1910"

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