Myrtle Beckwall (1908 - 1976)

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Myrtle Beckwall
1908 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Myrtle Beckwall was born on July 9, 1908. She died in July 1976 at age 67. We know that Myrtle Beckwall had been residing in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi 39501.

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Myrtle Beckwall died in July 1976 at 67 years old. She was born on July 9, 1908. We have no information about Myrtle's immediate family. We know that Myrtle Beckwall had been residing in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi 39501.
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1908 - 1976 World Events

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In 1908, in the year that Myrtle Beckwall was born, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

In 1918, Myrtle was merely 10 years old when federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

In 1929, at the age of 21 years old, Myrtle was alive when American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1967, Myrtle was 59 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1976, in the year of Myrtle Beckwall's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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