Charles Meyer

23 February 1879–6 January 1971 (Age 91)
Ursa, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Meyer was born on 23 February 1879, in Ursa, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, Andreas Mayer, was 48 and his mother, Anna Maria Haas, was 41. He married Lillie Mae Williams on 23 October 1902, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Adams, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Ellington Township, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 6 January 1971, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Meyer
Lillie Mae Williams
Marriage: 23 October 1902
Mary Ida Meyer
Andrew Charles Meyer
Florence Mae Meyer
Catherine Oneta Meyer
Adam Frank Meyer
Edna Francisca Meyer
Floyd Frederick Meyer
Rita Dorothy Meyer
Teresa A Meyer

Spouse and Children

23 October 1902
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States


    Mary Ida Meyer


    Andrew Charles Meyer



    Catherine Oneta Meyer


    Adam Frank Meyer


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Andreas Mayer


    Anna Maria Haas




    Frank Joseph Meyer



    Mary Edith Meyer



    William Albert Meyer


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 6

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 24

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Chas Meyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charlie Meyer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Meyers, "United States Census, 1920"

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