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Elbert Lee Myers

Elbert Lee Myers

Male 1881 - 1961  (79 years)

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  • Name Elbert Lee Myers  [1
    Born 17 Dec 1881 
    Gender Male 
    Alternate Name Elbert Lee /MYERS/ 
    Birth 17 Dec 1881  Nelson, Butte Co., CA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Engineer for the Southern Pacific Railroad. 
    Buried 1961  Paradise Cemetery; 980 Elliott Road, Paradise, Butte Co., CA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Oct 1961  Paradise, Butte Co, CA. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2695  Carley Bisher's Ancestry
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2011 

    Father John Franklin Myers,   b. 1 Mar 1862, Silveyville, Solano Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1924, Butte Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Ada Lee,   b. 17 Nov 1864, Sacramento, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1940, Stockton, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1881  Butte Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Divorced unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alternate Marriage Date 21 Mar 1881  Butte Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Obtained license on 17 Mar 1881 in Butte Co., CA. Married at the home of John's sister, Annie Spurgeon.
    Family ID F322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruby Davis Smith,   b. 26 Mar 1888, Wellsfleet, Lincoln Co., NE. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1971, Chico, Butte Co, CA. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1913  Oroville, Butte Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Their marriage license was issued on the 15th of September, 1913.
    Children 
    +1. Elberta Lorene Myers,   b. 18 Nov 1914, Chico, Butte Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 2004, Chico Cemetery, Chico, Butte Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +2. Russell Donald “Don” Myers,   b. 31 May 1916, Chico, Butte Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1981, Mid Valley Hospital, Omak, Okanogan Co, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +3. John Amos Myers,   b. 2 Jan 1919, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1993, Paradise, Butte Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    MYERS, Elbert Lee
    MYERS, Elbert Lee
    Contributed by Jennie Wright
    LEE, Ada (Myers) Markle with her four grown children
    LEE, Ada (Myers) Markle with her four grown children
    Contributed by Jennie Wright
    L to R: Lottie (aka Dixie) Myers (Farmer, Caldwell) LILLYBRIDGE; Edmond James MYERS; Anna Leata Myers CLARK; Ada Lee (Myers) MARKLE; Elbert Lee MYERS.
    Group Picture with Ada (Lee) Myers Markle, 2 or 3 of her children, granddaughter & great grandson.
    Group Picture with Ada (Lee) Myers Markle, 2 or 3 of her children, granddaughter & great grandson.
    Contributed by Jennie Wright
    Back Row - Left to Right:
    Ada Lee Markle; second woman on right -not sure who this is.

    Front Row - Left to Right
    Woman on left ?; small girl ?; Ruby Davis (Smith) Myers; Elbert Lee Myers holding his first grandchild -Robert Wahl; Elberta Lorene (Myers) Wahl.

  • Notes 
    • Enterprise-Record 27 October 1961
      Elbert Myers Dies Suddenly

      Elbert Lee Myers, 79, died at his home at 893 West Billie Road unexpectedly Wednesday.

      Her was born December 17, 1881, near Biggs. He started school in Paradise. His family was renting the old Newland ranch here and his sister was born on the ranch. The family lived here for six years at that time.

      Myers first started work for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Sacramento. He later returned to this area and worked on the run from Chico to Stirling City.

      He had lived in Paradise and Stirling City for the past 45 years, retiring following a heart attach in 1949.

      He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive, Fireman, and Engineman of Sacramento.

      Survivors are his wife, Ruby, of Paradise; two sons, John of Auburn and Russell of Sacramento; a daughter, Lorene Wahl of Chico; two sisters, Anna Clark of Chico and Dixie Caldwell of Stockton; a brother, Edmund Myers of Dunsmuir, and nine grandchildren.

      The Rev. Ione Swan of the Church of Religious Science will officiate at services tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Pines. Interment Monday will be in the Paradise cemetery.

      RESEARCH:
      Vital Record-Marriage License # 6037 - 15 Sep 1913 (copy in poss of Jennie Wright)

      Newspaper Misc: (Elbert, Ruby & family lived in Stirling City, CA in Nov. 1929 according to an article in the "Chico Record" on Nov. 14, 1929). " Mr. & Mrs. Elbert Myers went to Sacramento Tuesday."

      Soc Sec # 556-03-4277 per state death index on microfiche at SCGS lib


      Census
      1920-Chico, Butte Co., CA (apparently 3 families in one house John F. Myers and his 2 grown married children))

      Myers, John F. Head of household/ 58 yrs old/ Widowed (this is not right, unless he remarried after he & Ada divorced)
      )
      Farmer, Lottie Daughter 31 Widowed
      Leta Granddaughter 12
      Lloyd Grandson 7
      Myers, Elbert Head of household 38 married (my grandfather)
      Ruby 31 (my grandmother)
      Lorene 5
      Donald 3 (my father)
      John 1

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      Cemetery Record

      Note: Was Russell in Sacramento at this time. Who is grandchild number 9. There should have been only 8!!! Did Russell, my father who deserted his family, have another family????

    Died:
    • Heart Attack

  • Sources 
    1. [S848] .

    2. [S739] .

    3. [S727] .