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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Family Time Line

William M. Myers
1871–1953
Lillie E. Townsend
1873–
Marriage: 14 August 1895
Mabel L. Myers
1895–
Anna A Myers
1902–

Spouse and Children

    Male1871–1953Male

    Lillie E. Townsend

    Female1873–Female

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

(2)

    Mabel L. Myers

    Female1895–Female

    Anna A Myers

    Female1902–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Myers

    Male1842–1913Male

    Anna Amanda Schaeffer

    Female1847–1925Female

siblings

(8)

    Male1871–1953Male

    Mary S. Myers

    Female1873–Female

    Anna A. Myers

    Female1875–Female

    Female1877–1951Female

    Charlotte A. Myers

    Female1879–1940Female

+3 More Children

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.
1894

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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