James Eckels Myers

8 April 1904–29 December 1998 (Age 94)
Zion, Lake, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Eckels

When James Eckels Myers was born on 8 April 1904, in Zion, Lake, Illinois, United States, his father, Wade Hampton Myers, was 32 and his mother, Irene Alice Eckels, was 34. He married Ruby Cornelia Schmidt on 16 February 1927, in Lake, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Benton Township, Lake, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 29 December 1998, in Zion, Lake, Illinois, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Zion, Lake, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Eckels Myers
1904–1998
Ruby Cornelia Schmidt
1907–1992
Marriage: 16 February 1927
Coralie Ann Myers
1929–2018
William Wade Myers
1932–
Eugene Roy Myers
1933–
Sherelyn Joanne Myers
1935–
Joyce Lavonne Myers
1936–2019
Jerred Duane Myers
1938–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 February 1927
Lake, Illinois, United States
children

(6)

    Coralie Ann Myers

    Female1929–2018Female

    William Wade Myers

    Male1932–Male

    Eugene Roy Myers

    Male1933–Male

    Sherelyn Joanne Myers

    Female1935–Female

    Joyce Lavonne Myers

    Female1936–2019Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Wade Hampton Myers

    Male1871–1937Male

    Female1869–1960Female

siblings

(4)

    Male1904–1998Male

    Joanna E. Myers

    Female1905–1998Female

    John Myers

    Male1907–Male

    Joel Ross Myers

    Male1909–1997Male

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 6

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1929

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James I Myers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James E Myers in household of Wade H Myers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James E Myers in household of Wade Myers, "United States Census, 1930"

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