Lulu Hortense Myers

Brief Life History of Lulu Hortense

When Lulu Hortense Myers was born on 18 December 1878, in Missouri, United States, her father, Zachariah Henry Taylor Myers, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ellen Ball, was 21. She married William H. Greer on 8 April 1897, in Davis, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Liberty Township, Schuyler, Missouri, United States in 1940 and Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1950. She died in 1953, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Lancaster, Schuyler, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William H. Greer
1871–1943
Lulu Hortense Myers
1878–1953
Marriage: 8 April 1897
Spencer Isom Greer
1898–1944
Mildred Deloris Greer
1900–1932
Mary Elizabeth Greer
1902–1988
Anna D Greer
1907–2002
Russell F Greer
1913–1994

Sources (12)

  • Lula H Greer, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lula Myers, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Lulu H. Myers Greer, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Irish (Tipperary, Limerick and Waterford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir ‘descendant of Meidhir’, with post-medieval excrescent -s. Meidhir is a personal name based on meidhir ‘mirth’.

English (northern): variant of Myer , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

English (northern): habitational name from one or more of the minor placenames derived from Middle English mire ‘marsh’ (Old Norse mýrr) in the plural form, such as Melmerby Mire in Melmerby, or Mires in Docker (both Cumbria).

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

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