CHILDREN OF COL ANDREW & MARY MYERS
Jane Myers, b. 12/15/1818, Carlton, Ohio
William Perry Myers, b. 12/13/1820, Pickaway County, Ohio
Sarah A. Myers, b. 9/13/1822, Pickaway County, Ohio
Mary Ann Myers,
b. 9/13/1822, Pickaway County, Ohio
Margaret Myers, b. 1824-26, Pickaway County, Ohio
Orpha Binkley Myers, b. 9/1/1827
Pickaway County, Ohio
Levi Willits Myers, b. abt 1830, Indiana
Matilda Myers, b. abt 1833, Indiana;
b. abt 1837, Indiana
WILLIAM PERRY MYERS DESCENDANTS
WILLIAM PERRY MYERS & LOUISA B. LARRANCE FAMILY
|WILLIAM PERRY MYERS & GRND SON EDWIN EARLE MYERS
|Picture taken @1896 Gpa WP Myers age 76 Grd Son Edwin (Son of Myron) 4 mo
WILLIAM PERRY MYERS: The
oldest son & second born child of Andrew & Mary Myers was a Son, William Perry Myers. He
was born 12/13/1820 near Tarton, in Pickaway County, Ohio, and died 9/25/1909 in Mercer County. He is buried in
New Boston Cemetery. (See Obituary Page)
|Album says: LOU MYERS ~ Guessing it's WM P Wife
|Born about 1931 - 02/22/1872
WM PERRY'S FIRST MARRIAGE: William Perry was married twice. His first wife Louisa Brown Larrance,
was the daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Swafford) Larrance, she was also the sister of Noah Noble Larrance who was married
to Jane (Myers) Mannon's daughter Amanda Alice (the niece of her husband WM Perry Myers).
Louisa Larrance was born about 1831 in Henry County, Indiana. She
was married to William Perry on 12/13/1852 in Mercer County, and died 2/22/1872 in Mercer County. She is buried in New Boston
(*About above Photo "Lou Myers") The name under the photo
in the album simply says "Lou Myers" in Irene's hand writting. So this photo could either be William Perry Myers sister
Louisa Myers who was born in 1837 or it could be his first wife, Louisa B. Larrance Myers born in 1831. It's located
in the album just after 2 of William Perry's sisters, but opposite 4 smaller pictures of the 3 children he had with
his second wife. So unless there'e someone out there who know's for sure which LOU this is, I'm guessing it's his
1st wife, but actually it's anyone's guess!
William along with his first wife Louisa and thier family are found in New Boston Town in the 1870 Census: William P.,
age 49, keeping livery, born Ohio; Louisa B., age 39, born Indiana; Myron A., 15; Horace, 11; Grace D., 9; Lloyd, 6; Lillie,
4; Earle, 1. They had an additional child, Mary Orline, born 1857, but she died on 8/28/1858 at the age of 1 yr 7 Mo
14 Ds. She is buried in the New Boston Cemetery. Son Earle also died young on 4/25/1874 at the age of 4 yrs 11
Mo 5 Ds. He is also buried the in New Boston Cemetery in a plot with his parents and younger sister Mary Orline.
MYERS - LARRANCE DESCENDANTS
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM PERRY MYERS:
With 1st wife Louisa B. Larrance:
|MYRON MYERS ~ Oldest son of WM Perry & Louisa
|Age 28 Taken around May 1895
About the Children of WM Perry
MYERS - RHODES DESCENDANTS
Myron Andrew Myers Family
History: I have no dates on this family yet, only these photo's. Myron's is inscribed "Your
affectionate son Myron A. Myers ~ May 1895"(NOTE: UPDATE
~ OCTOBER 29, 2010 ~ A NEW YORK COUSIN, REBECCA MYERS QUINN, FOUND ME ONLINE! SHE'S BEEN SENDING ME THE INFO I'VE
BEEN SEARCHING FOR, FOR YEARS!!!!! WILL CONTINUE TO ADD IT AS SHE SENDS IT... HER INFO WILL ALL BE TYPED IN GREEN!)
|DORA MYERS ~ Wife of Myron A. Myers
|Probably Taken around May 1895
MYRON MYERS LIFE & CLAIM TO FAME
We know by family documents and News paper clippings that
Myron's family resides in Hinsdale, Illinois for most of his older life. Myron is last mentioned in the Mercer County
cesus in 1870 at the age of 15. By the next census in 1880 he would be 25 and is probably married and living on his
I also remember being told that he was the Co-Founder
and Vice President of the Cable-Nelson piano Company out of Chicago. This Piano Company still exists today.
Proof that he was at least the Vice President can be found in a News paper Article written about his father William Perry
attending a Republican convention in Chicago for the parties founders. (Click HERE to See "Convention" article on William Perry & Levi page). This fact is also mentioned in a section about his life, on pg 967 of the History of Du Page
|Myron A. Myers Taken Aug, 1911
MYRON ANDREW MYERS
Myron was the oldest child of William Perry and Louisa B. Myers. He
was born April 30, 1855 in New Boston, Mercer County, IL. He married Mary Eldora Rhodes on June 10, 1885 in Anamosa, Iowa.
"The DuPage County History" gives many interesting details of Myron's
life after New Boston. First of all it states that he became a citizen of Hinesadale in 1906. And tells of his accomplishments
in life starting with his first job, which was in 1871 at a printing office in New Boston at the age of 15. In
1872 he left that job and went to work for his Uncle Levi Myers at the office of the Wapello Republic in Wapello, Iowa.
He worked at that office until 1876 when he went to Chicago. From that time until 1904 he worked for a Chicago News
Paper Compnay, first as a type setter then as an Advertising Solicitor and then Advertising Manager. Then in September 1904
he became President and general manager of the Company and he held that position unti January 1906. From April 1, 1906
until February 7, 1911 he did indeed hold the position of Vice-President of the Cable-Nelson Piano Company in Chicago.
Since his father, William Perry Myers, was a delegate to the historic
Republican Convention of 1856, it's only natural that Myron himself would also belong to the Republican Party. He served four
years as a board member for Hinsdale. The Family attended the Congregational Church of Hinsdale, whre Myron held several offices
including three years as Sunday School Superintendant. He was a Director of the Chicago Missionary Society and Chicago Theological
Society as well as a corporate member of the American Board of Commissionersfor Foriegn Missions. Sounds like he took
after his Uncle Levi, being involved in both Religious and Political matters.
CHILDREN OF DORA & MYRON MYERS
*Lloyd Rhodes Myers
*Harold Larrance Myers
Myron Arthur Myers
Florence Louise Myers (I
don't think I have any pics of her)
Edwin Earle Myers (Pictured
above with Grndpa Wm Perry)
(* Lloyd & Larrance are the maiden names of the
boys grt grandma & grandma. It's been a family tradition through out the generations to give boys the
name Lloyd, both as a 1st and middle name. Turns out Rhodes was the maiden name of Lloyd's Mother)
|2) HAROLD LARRANCE MYERS age 4 1/2 yrs
|Son of Myron & Dora Myers
|1) LLOYD RHODES MYERS age 6
|Myron & Dora Myers Son
MYRON MYERS BOYS Mystery
These ARE all Myron's sons and All his Children have
now been identified... THANKS to Cousin Becky!
Pictures were Taken by photographer: Steffens of 57,22nd
ST Chicago. On the back of each photo is a photographer stamp with the picture of a building & M.J. Steffens
Atelier 57, 22nd Street Chicago.
First Photo: 1) LLOYD RHODES MYERS age 6 years This
IS Myron's oldest son Lloyd Myers. Myron was W.P. Myers son by 1st marriage.
Second Photo: 1) HAROLD LARRANCE MYERS age 4 1/2 years. Myron Myers second son.
|3) MYRON ARTHUR MYERS
|Son of Myron & Dora Myers
|4) MYRON & DORA MYERS BOYS
|Lloyd Rhodes 9yrs & Harold Larrance 7 1/2yrs
The Third photo 3) MYRON ARTHUR MYERS ~ Myron
Myers third Son was also taken by Steffens, stamped on the front with: Steffens Photo 57n 22nd ST Chicago,
The Fourth Photo: 4) LLOYD RHODES 9 yrs and HAROLD LARRANCE MYERS 7
|FAMILY FLOCK'S TO UNCLE SAM
|CHICAGO TRIBUNE SUNDAY MAY 12, 1918
NEW PAPER ARTICLE: This article about three of Myron and
Dora's children appeared in the Chicago Sunday Tribune. They are pictured left to right; Capt Harold Larrance Myers, Elizabeth
Louise Myers and Edwin Earle Myers. The artilce states that "Hinsdale Brothers and Sister Enlist for Their Share of National
The article tells that Mrs Myers had been working weekly at the Red Cross Headquarters
in Chicago as an instructress and Myron was an investment broker. Son Edwin was a soph at Dartmouth college, but
had enlisted for service begining at the end his his school year which was in one month. He had applied for the aviation service.
Captain Harold Larrance Myers had graduated from the University of Illinois in
1909 and was in the insurance business until the reorganization of the Nationa Guard unit for the Mexican trouble in 1914
at which time he went to the border as a member of Battery E 1st Illinois Field Artilary.
The remainer of the article is missing which tells about Elizabeth's enlistment
duties, but I'll check in the ancestry.com archieves and see if I cant find a copy.....
Cousin Becky was checking out the passport
application for Edwin Earle Myers (William Perry Myers' Grandson, Myron Myers' son), and it states the purpose of the
passport is to go to Belgium as "Olympic games participant". He applied for the passport on July 6, 1920, with the intention
of sailing on July 20th.
MARY ORLINE MYERS
Mary Orline Myers was the oldest daughter and second of
seven children born to William Perry & Louisa Brown (Larrance) Myers. She was born on January 14, 1857 and died in
infancy at the age of 1 yr 7 Mo 14 Ds. on August 28, 1858. She is burried in a family plot with her Parents and
two other siblings that died at young ages.
|JAMES LLOYD MYERS age 10 months
|Date or Parents?
|HORACE ARTHUR MYERS age 2 mo 11 days
|WM Perry 2nd OR Jim Myers 1st Son?
|HORACE GRAHAM MYERS
|Son of WM PERRY & LOU MYERS
GRAHAM MYERS DESCENDANTS
Horace Graham Myers Family History Horace
was the second son and third child born to William Perry & Louisa B. (Larrance) Myers. The last time I find Horace
mentioned in history (on Jill & Nadine's website) was in the 1870 Census, at the age of 11.
Cousin Becky Sent me Additional Info
On Horace 2/2/2011:
Horace G. Myers was born in April 1860 in New Boston,
In 1892 He married Blanche R. Rogers, b. Feb 1872 Ark.
As far as I can tell Horace and Blanche only had once child;
Clara Louise, born Dec 1897 in New York.
An article about Horace G. Myers appears in "Notable
Men of Rochester and Vicinity: XIX and XX Centuries" along with his photo. The article lists Horace as a Proprietor
of Myers' Advertising Agency.
In the 1900 Census Records Horace & family are found
living as boarders in Monroe County, Rochester, New York with his wife Blanche and three year old daughter CLara Louise. Horace's
occupation is listed as Advertising. Also listed as a boarder next to Horace and Blanche is Widow, Clara E. Rogers, age 50 (probably
Blanche's mother). She was b. March 1850 in Indiana.
In the 1910 Census Records Horace is found as Head of House
Hold still living in Monroe County, Rochester, New York. Living with him are his wife Blanche, daughter Clara, Nephew Horace
M. Martin born Texas and servant Martha Barth born Germany.
In the 1920 Census Records Blanche is listed
as Widow. Blanche and daughter Clara are found living as "Guest" in New York County, Manhattan, New York.
GRACE D. MYERS FAMILY HISTORY
|YOUNG GRACE MYERS
|Oldest daughter of WP & Louisa Myers born about 1861
Grace D. Myers was the second (but first
to live) daughter and fourth child born to William Perry & Louisa B. Larrance Myers. I know Grace married a man
named Albert Sayers and they had at least one child. I have several photo's of Grace and her family but I know very little
about them. Searching for info on this family.....
Pictured above is a young Grace Myers. The
back of the photo has photography info: Brund 210 & 212 Wabash Avenue Portraits. Established 1858. Chicago. Hand written
on the picture is the following info: Grace Myers Sayers W.P. Myers daughter by 1st marriage.
|ADULT GRACE MYERS SAYERS
|Mrs. Albert Sayers
|Husband of Grace Myers
ALBERT SAYERS To the left is pictured Albert
Sayers. He was the husband of Grace Myers. This photo was taken by a Chicago photographer. Taylor's
Studio, 81 State ST Chicago. There is no photographer stamp on the back of the photo, only a hand written message that reads:
"Compliments of A. M. Sayers Walnut, ILL"
PICTURED ABOVE RIGHT: A more mature, adult Grace Myers. This photo has a gold trim around the border. The front is stamped
by the photographer: Stevens; (Inside a ribbon, surrounding an eagle it says) Superior Finish Cabinet Portrait; (at the side)
McVicker's Theater Bldg CHICAGO.
The back of the photo has an elaborate gold stamped photographers signature,
with words running through a ribbon surrounding an eagle like on the front; and on designs the eagle seems to be standing
on. Words: INSTANTANEOUS PORTRAITS OF CHILDREN (J.K. Stevens, Chicago) SUCCESSFUL SPECILTY; Stevens Art Studio, McVicker's
Theater Bldg. CHICAGO. DUPLICATES OF THIS PICTURE CAN BE HAD AT ANY TIME. AT REDUCED RATES.
Hand written on the photo it says: "For Lloyd Xmas '88"
Since some of the family moved to Chicago in the late 1800's and the
photos of Grace and her family are taken at Chicago Photographers I'm guessing her family went to Chicago area as well.
|BRUCE LARRANCE SAYERS
|Taken 3/30/1896 age 3 months
|GRACE & HER BOY
|Bruce Larrance Sayers 22 mo old
CHILD OF ALBERT & GRACE MYERS SAYERS
BRUCE LARRANCE SAYERS (pictured above)
PHOTO ON THE LEFT:
Bruce Larrance Sayers is the only child I've found so far for this couple. By the dates on the
above photos he would have been born around December 1895. The left Photo was taken by Coupier 351 Lincoln Ave Chicago,
No photographer stamps on the back. Only info in 2 different handwrittings - time periods. 1) Dates the photo March 30, 1896
when Bruce was just 3 months old. 2) William P Myers grnadchild by 1st marriage *NOTE: Larrance is the maiden name of
PHOTO ON THE RIGHT:
Is 22 month old Bruce Sayers with his mother Grace. The photo is taken by yet another Chicago photographer:
Friesleben ~ 3932 State ST Chicago. The back of the photo has no photgrapher stamps but handwritten in 2 different writtings & time
periods: 1) Bruce Larrance Sayers 22 months old. 2) Grace & Son; WP Myers daughter by 1st marriage.
SECOND CHILD OF ALBERT & GRACE (MYERS) SAYERS
(Added 5/4/2011) MYRON
Myron was born in Cook County, Illinois about 1907. In
the 1910 census the family lived in Lyons, Cook County, Illinois but in the 1920 census they are in El Paso, Colorado.
Myron died of heart trouble on May 4, 1921, at the age of 14 years, nine
months and 27 days. His illness covered a period of nine and one half weeks
WILLIAM LLOYD MYERS DESCENDANTS
LLOYD MYERS FAMILY HISTORY
|Born About 1864
Lloyd Myers was the third son and fifth
child born to William Perry & Louisa Brown (Larrance) Myers. He was born about the year 1863 or 1864, probably in
Mercer County, IL. The last time I find Lloyd mentioned in Mercer County history (on Jill & Nadine's website) was
in the 1870 Census, at the age of 6.
Lloyd was married to Josephine Friesleden. At the time of his father's death
in 1909 he is living in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. According to his own obitiuary he died on Dec 13, 1913 in Chicago. I'm
searching for additional info on this family member and his descendants.
LILLY MYERS FAMILY HISTORY
|YOUNG LILLIE MYERS
|Youngest daughter of WP & Louisa Myers born about 1866
|LARRANCE LUNDINE ANDERSON
|Lillie Myers Anderson's Child
Lillie Myers was the third daughter and sixth
child born to William Perry & Louisa B. Larrance Myers. She was born in Mercer County about the year 1866.
The last time I find Lillie mentioned in Mercer County history (on Jill & Nadine's website) was in the 1870 Census,
at the age of 4.
I know from Irene's photo's she married a man by the last name of Anderson,
and they had at least one child they named Larrance Lundine Anderson. I'm searching for additional info on this family
member and his descendants.
EARLE LARRANCE MYERS
Earl Larrance Myers was the youngest of seven children born to William
Perry & Louisa Brown (Larrance) Myers. He was born on March 20, 1870 and died at the very young age of 4 yrs 11 Mo
5 Ds, on April 25, 1874 and just two years after the passing of his mother.
CHILDREN OF WM PERRY & LOUISA B. MYERS
|Children of Wm Perry & Louisa
Pictured at left are the five surviving children of William Perry
Myers and his first wife Louisa Brown (Larrance) Myers.
From left to right: Myron A. Myers, W. Lloyd Myers, Mrs. Grace D.
Sayers, Horace G. Myers & Mrs. Lillie L. Anderson.
|MARY WESTERBLOW MATTSON MYERS
|01/19/1843 - 09/20/1917
WILLIAM PERRY MYERS DESCENDANTS
WILLIAM PERRY MYERS & MARY WESTERBLOW'S FAMILY
SECOND MARRIAGE: William Perry Myers second marriage was to widow *Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Westerblo) Mattson on 8/24/1873 in Mercer County.
She came to the US from Sweden with her
parents Mr and Mrs. Andrew Westerblo, between 1850 and 1860. (SEE the Mattson page for more details)
Mary Westerblow came
from a very large family with the possibility of ten children (siblings), BUT due to their Swedish accents information from
census to census varies the spelling of their name (ex. - Westerblo, Westerblow, Westerblad, Westercreek, Westerbrook) so
much that it's very difficult to find or even follow this family line. Correct spelling and family details seem not
to be an important issue back then.
A cousin Rowena, who is a Grand
daughter of Mary Westerblo by her first marriage to Pete Mattson, found records in 2001 at the Iowa City Historical
library that Mary Westerblo Mattson Myers parents were buried over there in Page Co Iowa. So at some
point after settling in Mercer County they must have migriated to Iowa. Anyone who can get to Court Houses, Libraries,
ect in Iowa should look up this info if they get a chance.
MARY WESTERBLOW'S 1ST MARRIAGE
Mary Westerblo was the widow of Peter Mattson. Mary had two children with Peter Mattson, Alice and Julius. Peter and Mary were both from Sweden but both
of their children were born in Illinois.
* When I was a kid listening to Irene's stories about her Grandma
I was often confused about who was who. Irene always refered to her Grandma as Grandma Mary Westerblo Mattson Myers.
I always wondered why she had so many names but once I started researching the family I found out that there were at
least 7 Mary Myers in JUST the first three generations - No wonder I was confused!
MYERS - MATTSON (STEP
(from 2nd wifes 1st marriage to Pete Mattson):
Alice Mattson born about 1861
Julius Farrow Mattson 03/20/1865.
(See more info on Julius on Obit Page)
MYERS - WESTERBLOW DESCENDANTS
With 2nd wife Mary Westerblo Mattson:
Charles Clyde born about 05/01/1874 died in infancy,
James Thomas born 1876-1933,
Mary Ora born 04/06/1878
As far as I can tell all Children/Step Children of William Perry
were born in Mercer County, Illinois.
WILLIAM PERRY (2ND) FAMILY CENUS RECORDS
William Perry & second wife Mary's family are found in the 1880 census in New Boston: William P.
Myers, 60, farmer, born Ohio, parents born Pennsylvania; Mary, 39, born Sweden, parents born Sweden; Jimmy, 3, born Il; Ora,
2, born Il; Julius Matson, 15 stepson, laborer, born Il, parents born Sweden.
About the Children of WM Perry & Mary Elizabeth.....
|Son of Wm Perry & Mary Elizabeth Myers
|Charles Clyde Myers b. 05/01/1874
CHARLES CLYDE MYERS
Charles Clyde Myers was the oldest of three children born to William Perry and Mary Elizabeth (Westerblow)
He was born about 05/01/1874 and died in infancy, on Feb 2, 1875 at the age of 1 yr 9 Mo 1 Dy.
He is buried in the New Boston Cemetery with his father and two other young children from his father's first marriage.
JAMES MYERS DESCENDANTS
JAMES THOMAS MYERS FAMILY HISTORY
|Rochester, New York
|James Myers & Wife Irene Mary Parker (1878-1926)
|Son of Wm Perry & Elizabeth Myers
|James Thomas Myers (1876-1933)
JAMES T. MYERS
James Thomas Myers was born in 1876 in Mercer County, IL, died in 1933 in Rochester,
NY. He married Irene Mary Parker b. 1878, d.1926.
James T. & Irene had three children:
Horace Parker Myers (b. 1905, d.?)
James Lloyd Myers (1908 - 1979)
Arthur Springer Myers (b. 1918, d.?)
(I received the 2 pics of James Thomas Myers &
his wife Irene Mary (Parker) Myers and James Thomas & his son from Cousin Becky, and she got them
from her Grandma).
|Wm Perry Myers Son & Grand Son
|James Thomas & his son James Lloyd Myers
|James T. Myers Wife & Son
|Irene Mary (Parker) Myers & Arthur Myers
JAMES LLOYD SON OF JAMES T. & IRENE MYERS
(James Lloyd, the little boy in picture at the right) Known as J. Lloyd, married
Arlene Emily Cole. Arlene was born in 1913.
|Arlene Emily (Cole) Myers
|Mr & Mrs J. Lloyd Myers
|Taken Nov 1973
|James Lloyd Myers son of James Thomas
|Arlene Emily (Cole) Myers ~ What a Beautiful Smile
|Taken May 2010 at her Grandson's Wedding
OCTOBER 1913 - JANUARY 2012
I met Lloyd and Arlene once in the 70's when I
was a little
girl. At the time I had no idea how very special these cousins were. I wished I
had been able to reconnect with Arlene again as an adult, but sadly she passed away in Jan
of 2012 at the age of 98! From what cousin Becky tells me though, our beloved Aunt Irene was a similar type of person,
so in a round of bout way I did know her grandma Arlene! I can just imagine the talks Irene & Arlene are having now in
heaven about the two family branches!
James Lloyd & Arlene
had four Children:
Kenneth Lloyd Myers
Douglas, Linda, &
I'm still constructing info
James Thomas Myers
and other New York
Since he left Mercer County in
Feb 1903, I knew very little about his family, until I met Becky, Doug,
Maggie and Deb.
MARY ORA MYERS FAMILY HISTORY
(Mary Ora was my Great Grandmother)
|Daughter of Wm Perry & Mary Elizabeth Myers
|Mary Ora (Myers) Nelson b.1878, d.1948
MARY ORA MYERS
Mary Ora Myers, known as Ora, was the daughter of WM Perry and Mary Elizabeth (Westerblow) Mattson-Myers.
She was born in and lived out her whole life in New Boston Township.
Ora was married to Nels Nelson on
October 28, 1898 in Oquawka, Illinois. Ora and Nels were the parents of one daughter Mary Irene Nelson and five sons, Ellis,
Earle, Lester, Lloyd and Carl Nelson.