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
Ruby Cornelia Schmidt
Marriage: 16 February 1927
Coralie Ann Myers
William Wade Myers
Eugene Roy Myers
Sherelyn Joanne Myers
Joyce Lavonne Myers
Jerred Duane Myers

Spouse and Children

16 February 1927
Lake, Illinois, United States


    Coralie Ann Myers


    William Wade Myers


    Eugene Roy Myers


    Sherelyn Joanne Myers


    Joyce Lavonne Myers


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Wade Hampton Myers






    Joanna E. Myers


    John Myers


    Joel Ross Myers


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.

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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