George Meyers

17 March 1917–April 1982 (Age 65)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of George

When George Meyers was born on 17 March 1917, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Otto Meyers, was 23 and his mother, Elsie Greenfield, was 19. He married Olga Chekowitz on 7 May 1939, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Cook, Illinois, United States for about 18 years. He died in April 1982, in Justice, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Justice, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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George Meyers
Olga Chekowitz
Marriage: 7 May 1939
Kenneth P Meyers
Frederick Meyers

Spouse and Children

7 May 1939
Cook, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Otto Meyers


    Elsie Greenfield





    Paul Meyers


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 2

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic meaning ‘son of the mayor’ ( see Mayer 1).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal Meyer ( see Meyer 2).3 American form of German Meyer , with excrescent -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Meyers in household of Peter Piszek, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Myeyers Deceased in entry for Olga Myers, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • George Meyers, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1968"

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