John Whiting Myers

31 March 1874–4 August 1941 (Age 67)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of John Whiting

When John Whiting Myers was born on 31 March 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, his father, George Yost Myers, was 22 and his mother, Mary Ann Whiting, was 17. He married Emma Elizabeth Gardner on 12 January 1903, in Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in American Fork Ward 2, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920 and American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 August 1941, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Whiting Myers
Emma Elizabeth Gardner
Marriage: 12 January 1903
Kenneth John Myers Sr
Verl Helen Myers
La Priel Myers
Garth Gardner Myers

Spouse and Children

12 January 1903
Utah, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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Story Highlight

Letters and History concerning John W Myers compiled by Helen Gae Baxter Bergeson

Letter to Verl Helen Myers (John's daughter) April 21, 1925 Dear Verlie Ellen (Verl Helen Myers), Just a few lines to tell you to keep out of the water. When you go to swim hang your clothes on a h …

Sources (3)

  • John Whiting Myers, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Whiting Myers, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Whiting Myers, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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