Myers Family Bible

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Myers Family Bible OR John F. Myers Family Bible

Bible Info[edit | edit source]

Also known as the John F. Myers Family Bible. TITLE PAGE MISSING, WAS IN A BOX OF BOOKS TO BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION. COPIED THE DATA, RAIN CAME AND I LEFT WITHOUT KNOWING THE PURCHASER. (EDNA K. CONRAD) Bible seems to have made it's way to the Wayne County Public Library Genealogy and Local History Department sometime between 1995-2017.

Date of Bible[edit | edit source]

1880

Dimensions of Bible[edit | edit source]

12 Inches Tall

77 Inches Wide

3.25 Inches Thick

Researcher Name and Date[edit | edit source]

Maggie Rose, Librarian and Emily Gammons, volunteer

Wayne County Public Library

Researched compiled between November, 2016 and February, 2017.

Cover[edit | edit source]

Myers Family Bible, Cover

Notes[edit | edit source]

The cover is made from carved wood, possible with a leather overlay. The metal clasp is still present. The cover is separated from the binding as well as the first several pages of the Bible. The Myers Family Bible is in poor condition.

Title Page[edit | edit source]

Myers Family Bible, Title Page

Accompanying Paperwork Associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

None Present

Items Associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

Marriage Records associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

Myers Family Bible, Marriage Records

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Myers Family Bible, Marriage Records, Transcript

In a faint, black fountain pen cursive:


John F Myers

To Lena A Ward

Dec. 25 1877


In a bright blue ink:


Marin S blouse

To Gertrude M. Myers

Dec 23 1905


Birth Records associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

Myers Family Bible, Birth Records

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Myers Family Bible, Birth Records Transcript


In a faint, black fountain pen cursive:

John Franklin Myer

was born March 4-1856


Lena A. Ward

was born May 16th 1857


Alda Luc Myers

was born April 12 1881


Gertrude M. Myers

was born March 10, 1887


Death Records associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

Myers Family Bible, Death Records

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Myers Family Bible, Death Records Transcript

Dark blue faded ink, written in cursive script:


John F. Myers

Oct – 15, 1910- Aged 54 yrs.

7 mos. and 11 days.


Gertrude M. blouse.

Srpt. 26, 1919 – aged

32 yrs – 6 mos and 16 days.


Black ink, cursive script:


Alda L. Muers

Mar. 4, 1921 – aged

39 yrs. – 10 mos. and

22 days.


Light blue ink, cursive script


Christina Myers

July 7, 1941- 1am aged

84 years, 1 month and

21 days.


Handwritten Notations inside Bible[edit | edit source]

None Present

Other Items of Interest[edit | edit source]

Myers Family Bible, Front Illustration

BIBLE CONTAINED A NEWSPAPER CLIPPING, AN OBIT. DATA GIVEN ABOUT "CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MYERS," WAS BORN IN WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PA ON APRIL 1, 1831 AND FELL ASLEEP AT HIS HOME IN WEST SALEM, OH ON DEC. 21, 1905. AT THE AGE OF TWO HE MOVED TO WAYNE COUNTY, OH WITH HIS PARENTS. SEPT. 25, 1853 HE MARRIED ELIZABETH TALLEY. THEY THEN MOVED TO HANCOCK COUNTY, OH. HE FOLLOWED HIS TRADE AS A BLACKSMITH AND MANUFACTURER OF TOOLS. TWO AND ONE HALF YEARS LATER RETURNED TO WAYNE COUNTY AND SETTLED IN THE OLD HOMESTEAD IN KILL BUCK VALLEY, NEAR ARMSTRONG STATION WHERE HE LIVED UNTIL 1881, WHENCE HE MOVED TO ASHLAND COUNTY, NEAR WEST SALEM, IN LATER YEARS HE LIVED IN WEST SALEM. HE WAS THE FATHER OF EIGHT CHILDREN, THREE DAUGHTERS AND FIVE SONS. ONE DAUGHTER DIED IN INFANCY. SONS: WILL DIED SEPT. 4, 1886 IN IDAHO; MARION RESIDED IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON; GEORGE IN MEDORS, NO RTH DAKOTA; EDD IN DICKINSON NORTH DAKOTA: JOE ON THE HOME FARM; MRS. NAFTZGER NEAR WEST SALEM; MRS. HEFS (I BELIEVE IT IS SPELLED HESS) IN ASHLAND, HE WAS A MEMBER OF ZION CHAPEL U.B. CHURCH. FUNERAL WAS HELD AT THE M.E. CHURCH, WEST SALEM OH BY REV. JENNIE METSKER.