Advertisement
Advertisement

Myrtle West (1910 - 1974)

A photo of Myrtle West
Add photo
Myrtle West
1910 - 1974
Born
September 6, 1910
Death
November 1974
Last Known Residence
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77701
Summary
Myrtle West was born on September 6, 1910. She died in November 1974 at age 64. We know that Myrtle West had been residing in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77701.
Updated: November 8, 2011
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement
Every life has a story to tell. This collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Myrtle West. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Myrtle's life.
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 West
Most commonly known as
Myrtle West
Full name
Did Myrtle go by other names?
Other names or aliases
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77701
Last known residence
Female
Gender
Myrtle West was born on
Birth
Myrtle West died in
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 West?
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 West?
View other bios of people named Myrtle West
Advertisement
Advertisement
Myrtle's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the West family tree.

Myrtle's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Myrtle West Myrtle West
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 West died in November 1974 at age 64. She was born on September 6, 1910. We have no information about Myrtle's surviving family. We know that Myrtle West had been residing in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas 77701.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Advertisement

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

In 1910, in the year that Myrtle West was born, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1947, Myrtle was 37 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1957, at the age of 47 years old, Myrtle was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1965, Myrtle was 55 years old when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1974, in the year of Myrtle West's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

Other Myrtle Wests

Other Wests

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