Allen County Kansas

Obituaries and Death Notices


William J. MYERS -- The Iola Register -- Nov.6, 1950

William J. MYERS, an Allen county farm resident most of his life, was killed in a traffic collision three miles north of LaHarpe Saturday morning, the third fatality in the county in the past month. Myers was 73 years of age. He was married to Perna Elizabeth WILLIS. She preceded him in death. He has lived near Moran most of his life and was the father of 11 sons and daughters.


MYER'S car, a 1929 Ford coupe, was struck at a county road intersection about 10:30 a.m. The other driver was Kenneth CALLAHAN, who lives near Mildred.


MYERS was headed west from his home, three miles north and about a mile west of Moran. CALLAHAN, accompanied by Mrs.CALLAHAN and their small daughter, was driving south. Sheriff John PAGE and other officers were called to survey the crash. MYERS was thrown through the top of the coupe and into a ditch suffering a broken neck. He died instantly.


MYERS body was first brought to Iola and later removed to the Ralston Funeral home at Moran, where funeral services for the victim will be held Tuesday.


MYERS has lived on various farms in the Moran vicinity during his lifetime and has been at his present address four years. He lived along and did not from the land on the place.


Myers was a member of the Masonic lodge.


His sons and daughters include the following: Claude MYERS, Alameda, Calif., Frank MYERS, Oden, Ill, Leo MYERS, Independence, Mo., Roy MYERS and Arthur MYERS, Elsmore, Everett MYERS, Bayonne, N.J., Mrs. Ona SCHOOLEY, Gasconade, Mo., Mrs. Effie JUSTUS, Manhattan, Miss Beulah MYERS, Moran, Mrs. Lola CRUM, St.Louis, Mrs. Ruth MORRISON, LaHarpe. He leaves 29 grandchildren, one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie MORGAN, Leadville, Colo., Mrs. Effie WETZLER, Pueblo, Colo.,two brothers George MYERS, Moran, and John MYERS, Grier, N.M.


The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Moran, with burial in the LaHarpe  Cemetery.  The Rev. Darrel ZWINK will conduct the service.

Submitted by: Nancy J. Willis
903 N. Kentucky
Iola, Kans.

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