Andrew Verne Myers

23 April 1918–11 November 2015 (Age 97)
Olney Springs, Crowley, Colorado, United States

The Life of Andrew Verne

When Andrew Verne Myers was born on 23 April 1918, in Olney Springs, Crowley, Colorado, United States, his father, Vance Edmund Matczak Or Myers, was 29 and his mother, Leah Ethel Myers Pierce, was 24. He married Lettie Edwina Latta on 5 July 1940, in Dolores, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Election Precinct 1, Crowley, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 24 Ash Mesa, Montrose, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 11 November 2015, at the age of 97, and was buried in Crestone, Saguache, Colorado, United States.

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Andrew Verne Myers
Lettie Edwina Latta
Marriage: 5 July 1940
Kathie B Myers

Spouse and Children

5 July 1940
Dolores, Colorado, United States


Parents and Siblings





    Harry Meyers


    Glenn Meyers


    Helen Leah Meyers


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Flash floods kill 1500

Age 3

On June 3 1921, flash floods in Pueblo cause over $20 million in damage and kill over 1,500 people in its wake.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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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Sources (3)

  • Vern Meyers in household of Vance Meyers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Verne A Myers in household of Vance E Myers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Andrew Verne Myers, "Colorado, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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