Elizabeth "Bessie" Myers

31 March 1866–14 November 1959 (Age 93)
Jeddore, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Elizabeth "Bessie"

When Elizabeth "Bessie" Myers was born on 31 March 1866, in Jeddore, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Peter Phillip Myers, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Dooks, was 32. She married William Bayers in 1887, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1866. She died on 14 November 1959, in Ostrea Lake, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

William Bayers
Elizabeth "Bessie" Myers
Marriage: 1887
Howard Purcell Bayers
Lelia Florence Bayers
Susie Bayers
Margaret G. Bayers
Muriel B Bayer
Willie Bayer
Edith Alverna Bayers
James Peter Fulton Bayers
Leona Mitchell Bayer
Jennie Moore Bayer

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


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World Events (6)


Age 3


Age 5

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 43

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

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)

  • Bessie Bayers in household of William Bayers, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Elizabeth Myers in household of Peter Myers, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Fulton Peter Bayers and Lillian Grace Manuel, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"

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