Advertisement
Advertisement

Eartha Mercer (1930 - 1983)

A photo of Eartha Mercer
Add photo
Eartha Mercer
1930 - 1983
Born
November 21, 1930
Death
December 1983
Last Known Residence
Bronx, Bronx County, New York 10472
Summary
Eartha Mercer was born on November 21, 1930. She died in December 1983 at 53 years old. We know that Eartha Mercer had been residing in Bronx, Bronx County, New York 10472.
Updated: October 6, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Introduction
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Eartha Mercer. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Eartha's life.
Show & Tell Her Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Eartha is always remembered.
Update biography

Eartha's biography

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Eartha's life so that she is always remembered. What's this?

Biography
Eartha Mercer
Most commonly known as
Eartha Mercer
Full name
Did Eartha go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Bronx, Bronx County, New York 10472
Last known residence
Female
Gender
Eartha Mercer was born on
Birth
Eartha Mercer died in
Death
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for Eartha.
Cause of death
Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Eartha Mercer?
Burial / Funeral
Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Eartha's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Eartha born and where did she live?
Childhood

Education

Did Eartha finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Eartha attend?

Religion

Was Eartha a religious woman?

Baptism

Was Eartha baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

Share what Eartha did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Eartha's life. Experiences, organizations, & how she spent her time.

Military Service

Did Eartha serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Advertisement
Advertisement

Family Tree

Eartha's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Mercer family tree.

Eartha's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Eartha Mercer Eartha Mercer
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Eartha's family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Photos

Nobody has shared photos of Eartha Mercer! Please help add a face to the name by sharing a photo of Eartha.

Photo
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

Comments

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Eartha.

Cancel

Obituary

Share Eartha's obituary or write your own to preserve her legacy.

Eartha Mercer passed away in December 1983 at 53 years old. She was born on November 21, 1930. There is no information about Eartha's family or relationships. We know that Eartha Mercer had been residing in Bronx, Bronx County, New York 10472.
Followers & Sources
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

1930 - 1983 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Eartha's lifetime.

In 1930, in the year that Eartha Mercer was born, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1948, at the age of 18 years old, Eartha was alive when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1955, Eartha was 25 years old when on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1979, when she was 49 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

In 1983, in the year of Eartha Mercer's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

Back to Top