Myrtle married Charles Otis Keith on May 29, 1901 in New York. They divorced him in New Hampshire twelve years later on October 20, 1913 - the cause was listed as willing absence. Sometime thereafter (we're not sure of the date), she married William McDivitt who was listed as as salesman in the 1915 census and a chauffeur in the 1920, 1925, and 1930 census. In 1930 Myrtle's mother was living with them - we don't know whether she continued to live with Myrtle, just that she died in January 1939 and an article published in October 1939 in the Long Island Star-Journal stating that her estate valued at $26, 398 was left to her daughter Mrs Myrtle McDevitt of 30-81 30th street, Astoria.
We haven't found any additional information about Myrtle until 1955 when at the age of 74 she married 58 year old Williard Howard Parker in New Hampshire. It was her third marriage and his first. His occupation was listed as hotel manager - we believe of the Hotel Geneva on Baboosic Lake which he and his sister built in the mid 1920s.
Myrtle died at the age of 82 in Florida on June 15, 1963. Her obituary describes the many activities in which she was involved in her community. Her husband Willard died three years later on May 18, 1966.
Mrs Myrtle B, (Shackford)
Parker, wife of Willard H. Park-
er, died Saturday afternoon at
her home 1754 Lucerne avenue
Lake Worth, Florida after a long
She attended the Presbyterian
Church in Lake Worth and was
a member of the Lake Worth
Chapter III Order of the Eastern
Star and the Souhegan Grange
of Amherst and Hillsborough Po-
Mrs Parker was born in Nash-
ua and lived here several years.
Since 1920 she had resided in
Amherst, NH in the summer and
in Lake Worth, Florida during
The only survivor is her hus-
band, Willard H. Parker.
Funeral services will be held
at the E. Earl Smith funeral
home, Lake Worth, Florida on
Monday June 17, at 5:30 p.m.
The body will be returned to
Nashua where funeral services
will be held on Thursday after-
The Davis funeral home 1 Lock
street is in charge of arrange-
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