Ferdinand Eugene Myers

20 February 1852–6 August 1925 (Age 73)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Ferdinand Eugene

When Ferdinand Eugene Myers was born on 20 February 1852, in Michigan, United States, his father, David Henry Myers, was 35 and his mother, Starira Morella Bates, was 33. He married Lourancy Serell Gauley about 1875. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Eldora, Hardin, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Matteson Township, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 6 August 1925, in Bethel Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Ferdinand Eugene Myers
Lourancy Serell Gauley
Marriage: about 1875
Mary J Myers
Ethel I Myers
Henry Eugene Myers
Avilo H Myers
George Myers

Spouse and Children

about 1875


    Mary J Myers


    Henry Eugene Myers


    Ethel I Myers


    Avilo H Myers


    George Myers


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 2

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Ferdinand Myres in household of David Myres, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Fred E Myers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ferdnand Meyers, "United States Census, 1880"

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