Myrtle Menges (1900 - 1976)

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Myrtle Menges
1900 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Myrtle Menges was born on December 27, 1900. She died in September 1976 at 75 years old. We know that Myrtle Menges had been residing in Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois.


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Myrtle Menges died in September 1976 at age 75. She was born on December 27, 1900. We have no information about Myrtle's immediate family. We know that Myrtle Menges had been residing in Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois.
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In 1900, in the year that Myrtle Menges was born, the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

In 1924, at the age of 24 years old, Myrtle was alive when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1946, Myrtle was 46 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

In 1968, at the age of 68 years old, Myrtle was alive when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1976, in the year of Myrtle Menges's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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Apr 13, 1904 - May 1982
Nantucket, MA
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May 15, 1917 - Nov 28, 2008
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W Menges
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Mary E Menges
Dec 9, 1914 - May 1, 1999
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Helen M Menges
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Jun 20, 1913 - January 1969
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Hamden, CT
Robert Menges
Feb 22, 1931 - July 1977
Ellen Menges
Dec 14, 1901 - October 1981
Bristol, CT
Charles P Menges
Jul 8, 1909 - Jun 27, 1993
Baldwin, NY
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Nov 19, 1907 - September 1994
Washington Depot, CT
Florence Menges
Jan 31, 1889 - February 1968
Maspeth, NY
Donald S Menges
May 6, 1931 - Nov 1, 2009
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Joseph Ferdinand Menges
Mar 9, 1917 - Jun 5, 1999
Tampa, FL
Margaret E Menges
Dec 29, 1909 - Jan 13, 2004
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