William M. Myers

25 May 1871–23 June 1953 (Age 82)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William M.

When William M. Myers was born on 25 May 1871, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Charles Myers, was 29 and his mother, Anna Amanda Schaeffer, was 23. He married Lillie E. Townsend on 14 August 1895, in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States for about 20 years and Camden, Camden Township, Camden, New Jersey, United States in 1940. He died on 23 June 1953, in Parkside, Camden, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States.

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William M. Myers
Lillie E. Townsend
Marriage: 14 August 1895
Mabel L. Myers
Anna A Myers

Spouse and Children


    Lillie E. Townsend


14 August 1895
Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States


    Mabel L. Myers


    Anna A Myers


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Myers


    Anna Amanda Schaeffer





    Mary S. Myers


    Anna A. Myers



    Charlotte A. Myers


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 6

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

Age 23

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Mayer 1, i.e. ‘son of the mayor’.2 English: patronymic from mire ‘physician’ ( see Myer 1).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Midhir, probably a variant of Ó Meidhir ‘mayor’ ( see Mayer 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Myers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William M Myers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William M Myers, "United States Census, 1920"

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