Willard Eli Byers

17 June 1870–19 October 1955 (Age 85)
Van Buren Township, Darke, Ohio, United States

The Life of Willard Eli

When Willard Eli Byers was born on 17 June 1870, in Van Buren Township, Darke, Ohio, United States, his father, Cornelius Byers, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Reichard, was 36. He married Amanda Foureman on 15 October 1892, in Darke, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 19 October 1955, in Darke, Ohio, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Abbottsville, Darke, Ohio, United States.

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Willard Eli Byers
Amanda Foureman
Marriage: 15 October 1892
Edgar Vernon Byers
Flora M. Byers
Flossie M. Byers
Ruth A Byers
William Byers
Ralph B. Byers
Sadie Estella Byers

Spouse and Children


    Amanda Foureman


15 October 1892
Darke, Ohio, United States


    Edgar Vernon Byers


    Flora M. Byers


    Flossie M. Byers


    Ruth A Byers


    William Byers


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Cornelius Byers


    Elizabeth Reichard




    William Vincin Byers



    Estella Byers


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

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.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a cattleshed, Middle English byre, or a habitational name with the same meaning, from any of several places named with Old English bȳre, for example Byers Green in County Durham or Byres near Edinburgh.2 Americanized spelling of German Bayers .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Williard E Byers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willard E Byers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Willard E Byers, "United States Census, 1930"

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