Myrtle Lavina Moore (1893 - 1967)

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Myrtle Lavina Moore
1893 - 1967
September 11, 1893
May 15, 1967
Staw, Australia
Last Known Residence
Morris Chapel, Hardin County, Tennessee 38361
Myrtle Lavina Moore was born on September 11, 1893. She is the child of Ashley Albert Moore and Mary Ann Ashton Moore. She died on May 15, 1967 in Staw, Australia at 73 years of age. We know that Myrtle Lavina Moore had been residing in Morris Chapel, Hardin County, Tennessee 38361.
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Myrtle Lavina Moore died on May 15, 1967 in Staw, Australia at age 73. She was born on September 11, 1893. She is the child of Ashley Albert Moore and Mary Ann Ashton Moore. We know that Myrtle Lavina Moore had been residing in Morris Chapel, Hardin County, Tennessee 38361.

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In 1893, in the year that Myrtle Lavina Moore was born, a songbook, called Song Stories for the Kindergarten, was published by sisters Patty and Mildred Hill. One of the songs included in the book was "Good Morning to All" - later the lyrics were changed and it became "Happy Birthday to You".

In 1901, Myrtle was merely 8 years old when Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1915, at the age of 22 years old, Myrtle was alive when the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

In 1940, at the age of 47 years old, Myrtle was alive when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1967, in the year of Myrtle Lavina Moore's passing, 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.

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