Alfaretta J Myers

14 September 1861–13 May 1923 (Age 61)
Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States

The Life of Alfaretta J

When Alfaretta J Myers was born on 14 September 1861, in Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States, her father, Daniel Stephenson Myers, was 23 and her mother, Helen Benedict, was 18. She married William B Burget on 28 April 1878, in Adair, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Adair, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Greenfield, Adair, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 13 May 1923, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William B Burget
Alfaretta J Myers
Marriage: 28 April 1878
Maude Edna Burget
Willis Heaton Burget
Allen Wilson Burget
Jennie May Burget
Howard C. Burget

Spouse and Children

    William B Burget



28 April 1878
Adair, Iowa, United States


    Maude Edna Burget


    Willis Heaton Burget


    Allen Wilson Burget


    Jennie May Burget


    Howard C. Burget


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Stephenson Myers


    Helen Benedict




World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 6

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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Story Highlight

Daniel S Myers in William G Cutler's HISTORY OF THE STATE OF KANSAS, 1883

Biography Daniel S Myers from William G Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, A T Andreas, publisher, Chicago, Illinois, 1883 DANIEL S. MYERS, of the firm of Myers & Bell, loan, land and insurance …

Sources (3)

  • Alfretta Myers in household of Samuel Myers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alfaretta Myers in household of Samuel Myers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alpha J Burgit in household of William B Burgit, "United States Census, 1910"

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