Myrna Williams

Myrna Adele Williams (1905 - 1993)

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Myrna Adele Williams aka Loy
Born in Helena, Montana, U.S.map
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Died in New York City, New York, U.S.map
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Biography

American film, television and stage actress. Trained as a dancer.

Myrna Loy is the daugther of David Williams and Adele Johnson. [1] She had a brother named David Williams who moved with her and her mother to California after their father died.[1]

Birth Certificate

Name: Myrna Adele Williams
Event Date: 02 Aug 1905
Event Place: Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States
Gender: Female
Father's Name: David Franklin Williams
Mother's Name: Della Mae Johnson[2]

Parents

David Franklin Williams (b. 6 June 1880 d. 7 Nov 1918)[3][4] and Adele “Della” Mae Johnson (b. 1881 d. 6 Oct 1966)[5] were married 08 Mar 1904.[6]

  • Note the single 'L' in her mother's name matches Loy's, rather than the double 'L' in some publications.
  • Note that her father's Find a Grave's death date (4 Nov 1918) differs from the death certificate, obituary and Loy's own writings.
  • Loy also had a brother named David Williams who moved to California with her and her mother after their father died in Montana.

Grandparents

Loy's paternal grandparents were natives of Wales.
Grandfather's Name: David T. Williams
Grandmother's Name: Ann Davis[7]

Her maternal grandparents were Swedish and Scottish.
Grandfather's Name: John Johnson
Grandmother's Name: Belle Giles[8]

Marriages

  • Howland H. Sergeant (1951 – 1960) (divorced)
  • Gene Markey (1946 – 1950) (divorced)
  • John Hertz Jr. (1942 – 1944) (divorced)
  • Arthur Hornblow Jr. (1936 – 1942) (divorced)[9]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kotsilibas-Davis, James, and Myrna Loy. “Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming.” Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming, D.I. Fine, 1988, pp. 6–10.
  2. "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNR-PCZ1 : accessed 22 February 2016), Myrna Adele Williams, 02 Aug 1905; citing Birth, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States, various county recorder offices; FHL microfilm 2,314,681.
  3. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122180006
  4. "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNR-TNSS : accessed 22 February 2016), David Williams, 07 Nov 1918; citing Death, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States, various county recorder offices; FHL microfilm 2,314,978.
  5. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122180008
  6. "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F338-9H3 : accessed 22 February 2016), David F. Williams and Della Johnson, 08 Mar 1904; citing Marriage, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, county courthouses, Montana; FHL microfilm 1,906,340.
  7. "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F338-9H3 : accessed 22 February 2016), David F. Williams and Della Johnson, 08 Mar 1904; citing Marriage, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, county courthouses, Montana; FHL microfilm 1,906,340.
  8. "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F338-9H3 : accessed 22 February 2016), David F. Williams and Della Johnson, 08 Mar 1904; citing Marriage, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, county courthouses, Montana; FHL microfilm 1,906,340.
  9. http://myrnaloycenter.com/about-the-myrna-loy-center/


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