Erasmus Corwin Byers

19 December 1841–19 March 1918 (Age 76)
Noble Township, Morgan, Ohio, United States

The Life of Erasmus Corwin

When Erasmus Corwin Byers was born on 19 December 1841, in Noble Township, Morgan, Ohio, United States, his father, John Albert Byers Jr., was 22 and his mother, Nancy Jane Goodrich, was 22. He married Martha Elizabeth "Lizzie" Funk on 18 November 1875, in Villisca, Montgomery, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Glenwood Township, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Edna Township, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 19 March 1918, in Cumberland, Cass, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Cass, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erasmus Corwin Byers
Pauline Mills Reed
Marriage: 14 February 1889
John Albert Reed Byers
Lillian Mary Byers
Charles Corwin Byers
Sarah Esther Byers

Spouse and Children

14 February 1889
Atlantic, Cass, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Albert Byers Jr.


    Nancy Jane Goodrich





    Sophia E Byers


    Melvin H Byers


    Charles M Byers


    Othello Vernellan Byers


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 5

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a cattleshed, Middle English byre, or a habitational name with the same meaning, from any of several places named with Old English bȳre, for example Byers Green in County Durham or Byres near Edinburgh.2 Americanized spelling of German Bayers .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • D C Byers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Erasmus C Byers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Erasmus C Byers, "United States Census, 1880"

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