Chiyo Okamoto

30 June 1908–26 April 1996 (Age 87)
Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii, United States

The Life of Chiyo

When Chiyo Okamoto was born on 30 June 1908, in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii, United States, her father, Sozaburo Okamoto, was 31 and her mother, Taka Miyamoto, was 35. She married William Meyers Jr on 8 November 1932, in Wahiawä, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hawaii, United States in 1908. She died on 26 April 1996, in Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Meyers Jr
1906–1998
Chiyo Okamoto
1908–1996
Marriage: 8 November 1932
Donald Glenn Meyers
1933–1933
Bruce Kunio Meyers
1937–1976
Helene Maile Meyers
1939–2016
Sylvia Lei Meyers
1942–2005

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 November 1932
Wahiawä, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
children

(4)

    Donald Glenn Meyers

    Male1933–1933Male

    Male1937–1976Male

    Helene Maile Meyers

    Female1939–2016Female

    Female1942–2005Female

Parents and Siblings

    Sozaburo Okamoto

    Male1877–1960Male

    Taka Miyamoto

    Female1872–1941Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1931

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘(one who lives) at the base of the hill’. This is found mostly in western and central Japan, and the Ryūkyū Islands.

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

Story Highlight

The Molokai Miracles

The Molokai Miracles The power of the priesthood and how it worked in the lives of Bruce K. and Theresa M. Meyers, prepared and given to bless our posterity and those who seek after righteousness. …

Sources (3)

  • Chiyo Okamoto Meyers in household of William Meyers, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Chiyo Vkamoto Meyers in household of William Meyers Jr, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Chiyo Okamoto Meyers in household of William Meyers, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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