Edward Alfred Meyer

31 May 1897–11 May 1954 (Age 56)
Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Edward Alfred

When Edward Alfred Meyer was born on 31 May 1897, in Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska, United States, his father, Frederick William Meyer, was 42 and his mother, Emma Ammanda Lueschen, was 31. He married Esther Roberts on 15 January 1922, in Aurora, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Sheridan Township, Phelps, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and York, York, Nebraska, United States in 1940. He died on 11 May 1954, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Edward Alfred Meyer
Esther Roberts
Marriage: 15 January 1922
Richard Charles Hunter
Jane Esther Meyer
Betty Lou Meyer

Spouse and Children

15 January 1922
Aurora, Hamilton, Nebraska, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 1

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 16

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German meier, a status name for a steward, bailiff, or overseer, which later came to be used also to denote a tenant farmer, which is normally the sense in the many compound surnames formed with this term as a second element. Originally it denoted a village headman (ultimately from Latin māior ‘greater’, ‘superior’).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Meyer (from Hebrew Meir ‘enlightener’, a derivative of Hebrew or ‘light’).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir, from meidhir ‘mirth’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Myer in household of William F Myer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edwin Meyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward A Meyer, "United States Census, 1930"

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