Joseph Elias Myler

31 January 1846–17 June 1922 (Age 76)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Elias

When Joseph Elias Myler was born on 31 January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, James Myler, was 23 and his mother, Julia Ann Brownell, was 19. He married Ann Maria Thacker on 11 July 1866, in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Newton, Cache, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 17 June 1922, in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Clarkston City Cemetery, Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Elias Myler
Emma Elizabeth Godfrey
Marriage: 10 October 1872
John Elias Myler
Mary Emma Myler
Sarah Ann Myler
Kathrine Lovina Myler
George Joseph Myler
Orin Franklin Myler
James Myler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 2
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
    Age 2
    On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 20
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and Irish (Wexford): variant of Meyler, which was taken to Wexford, Ireland, in the 12th century by a Welsh family so named. The surname is from the Welsh personal name Meilyr (British Celtic The name contains post-medieval excrescent -s), and was Gaelicized as Mac Maoilir.

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

    Story Highlight

    Joseph's encounter with an Indian

    One evening Joseph's father sent him with the horses west of town where they pastured during the night to turn the horses loose (this was about 2 miles from his home). With a small rope in his hand Jo …

    Sources (30)

    • Joseph E Madson in household of Jas Madson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph E Myler, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Joseph Myler in entry for Elizabeth Or Lizzie Myler Angell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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