Myrtle May White (1921 - 1937)

A photo of Myrtle May White
Add photo
Myrtle May White
1921 - 1937
Born
1921
Death
1937
Melbne, Australia
Last Known Residence
Melbne, Australia
Summary
Myrtle May White was born in 1921. She is the child of White William Charles White and Alice Young White. She died in 1937 in Melbne, Australia at 16 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Show & Tell Her Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Myrtle is always remembered.
Update biography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Myrtle's life so that she is always remembered.

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

Ethnicity & Lineage

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

Nationality & Locations

Where was Myrtle born and where did she live?
Childhood

Education

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

Religion

Was Myrtle a religious woman?

Baptism

Was Myrtle baptized?
Adulthood

Professions

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

Personal Life

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

Military Service

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

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Myrtle White?
View other bios of people named Myrtle White
Myrtle's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the White family tree.
+ Add

Myrtle's Family Tree

Myrtle May White Myrtle May White
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

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

Add bio

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

Cancel

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

Myrtle May White died in 1937 in Melbne, Australia at 16 years old. She was born in 1921. She is the child of White William Charles White and Alice Young White.

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

In 1921, in the year that Myrtle May White was born, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1930, Myrtle was merely 9 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1933, when she was only 12 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1935, by the time she was merely 14 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1937, in the year of Myrtle May White's passing, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

Other Myrtle Whites

Other Whites

Other Biographies

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later." Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends. These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top