Myrtle Walker (1914 - 1981)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Myrtle Walker’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Myrtle so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Myrtle’s biography.

Myrtle Walker Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Myrtle Walker and her immediate Walker family. Add to Myrtle Walker's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Myrtle.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Myrtle Walker? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

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? Add education.

Professions

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

Military Service

It is unknown if Myrtle Walker is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Myrtle's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Myrtle's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Myrtle a religious woman? Add Myrtle’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Myrtle during various points of her life.

Timeline

1914 - In the year that Myrtle Walker was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

1917 - She was only 3 years old when "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

1944 - By the time she was 30 years old, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

1964 - At the age of 50 years old, Myrtle was alive when on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

1981 - In the year of Myrtle Walker's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

Myrtle Walker Family Tree

Who was Myrtle’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Myrtle’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Myrtle's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Myrtle Walker
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Myrtle's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Myrtle Walker is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Myrtle Walker died in July 1981 at 66 years of age. There is no known cause of death. She was born on October 31, 1914. We are unaware of information about Myrtle's family or relationships. We know that Myrtle Walker had been residing in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.

Memories

What do you remember about Myrtle Walker? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Myrtle is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Myrtle Walker

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources