Myrtle Emerson (1891 - 1977)

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Sebring, Highlands County, Florida

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Addie A. Patterson

Addie A. Patterson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mary and Russell Emerson

Mary and Russell Emerson

Adelle Powers Emerson

Adelle Powers Emerson

Miram Miranda Emerson

Miram Miranda Emerson

William Arnold Emerson

William Arnold Emerson

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Jimmie Emerson on right

Jimmie Emerson on right

Emersons of Gilmer County

Emersons of Gilmer County

Emersons of Gilmer County, WV

Emersons of Gilmer County, WV

Emersons of Gilmer County

Emersons of Gilmer County

Emerson's of Gilmer County

Emerson's of Gilmer County

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Ellen Elizabeth Emerson-Reed Addie A. Patterson Ralph Waldo Emerson Mary and Russell Emerson

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1891 - In the year that Myrtle Emerson was born, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

1914 - She was 23 years old when in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

1929 - When she was 38 years old, 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".

1945 - Myrtle was 54 years old when on February 19th, US Marines landed on the island of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Iwo Jima began. Lasting 5 weeks, it was some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. The occupying Japanese forces were heavily armed and there were 21,000 Japanese soldiers on the island at the beginning of the battle. Only 216 Japanese soldiers were captured afterwards - the rest had been killed in action or committed suicide. 6,800 American soldiers died but the Americans took control of the island.

1977 - In the year of Myrtle Emerson's passing, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

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Myrtle Emerson died in June 1977 at age 85. There is no listed cause of death. She was born on June 27, 1891. We have no information about Myrtle's surviving family. We know that Myrtle Emerson had been residing in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida.

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