Person:MYERS, John (1861 - 1944)

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MYERS, John (1861 - 1944)
Family(s): Beck
Person ID (Link to genealogy): GED link doc.gif I8607
Sex: M
Date born: 2 Sep 1861
Born in: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Date died: 4 Mar 1944
Died in: Oroville, Butte, California, USA
Father: MYERS, William Henry (1822 - )
Mother: RINKER, Josephine Adelaide (1822 - )
Spouse(s): Unknown
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1870 census-John; 8; born PA

1880 census-John; 18

1900 census-John Myers; born Sep 1861; age 38; born PA; supt. miner

1910 census-John Myers; age 48; engineer; mining

1920 census-CA-Butte-Oroville-8 Jan 1920-ED 4-sheet 5A-lines 25-29-411 Robinson St-dwelling 83-family 162-John Myers; 58; born PA as are his parents; mining engineer; Adelaide W; 50; born CA; father born NY; mother born VT; Helen; 24; born CA; teacher; grammar school; Charles Belding; brother-in-law; 55; born CA; father born NY; mother born VT; county official; Bert Meek; boarder; 36; born CA; father born KY; mother born UT; manufacturer

1930 census-CA-Butte-Oroville-10 Apr 1930-ED 4-3-sheet 8A-lines 33-37-411 Robinson St-dwelling 205-family 212-John Myers; owns home; value $20,000; 67; married at age 28; born PA as are his parents; clerk for Butte County; Adelaide W; 60; married at age 21; Born CA; father born NY; mother born VT; Charles F Belding; brother-in-law; 65; married at age 47; born CA; father born NY; mother born VT; county clerk; Lou Mulligan; lodger; 27; born CO; father born KS; mother born CO; teacher; Laura DeMarais; lodger; 26; born CA; father born MN; mother born NY; teacher

1944-death certificate shows residence to be 2145 Robinson Street, Oroville, Butte, CA; lived in res. 50 years; lived in CA 60 years; not a veteran; has no social security number; male; white; married; spouse is Adelaide W Myers, age 74; born 2 Sep 1861 in Philadelphia, PA; occupation Deputy County clerk; father William Henry Myers born in PA; mother Josephine A Rinker born in PA; burial 7 MAR 1944 Oroville Cemetery; died 4 MAR 1944 7:20 PM

1944-obituary-"The Sacramento Bee" 6 Mar 1944; pg 9; col 2; John Myers, 83, Oroville Figure, Succumbs; Oroville (Butte Co) 6 Mar Funeral services for John Myers, 83, chief deputy in the county clerk's office for 28 yrs, with the exception of nine months in 1938, when he was county clerk, will be held here tomorrow.

Myers, who had held appointive office in Butte County longer than any other person in Butte County government, died of a stroke in his home here at 7:15pm Saturday. Because of failing health he was forced to quit work last October and recently had been given a leave of absence. Myers was appointed county clerk in April, 1938, by the supervisors, but because of his age, did not seek reelection when his term expired and became chief deputy under W F Matthews, county clerk. He was court clerk in many of Butte County's most famous cases, including the rape trial of Rev Madison Slaughter in 1916.

Born in Philadelphia, he studied chemistry and metallurgy in the University of PA. He quit college shortly before graduation to accept a position with the Bunker Hill Mine near Jackson, Amador County. He was with the mine nine and a half years, first as a clerk, then as superintendent. Later he was clerk and assayer for the Gold Bluff Mine in Downieville, Sierra County.

From 1902-1906, he was superintendent of the Continental dredge here, operated by the late W P Hammon, gold dredging pioneer. The Continental was the first continuous bucket line dredge. Myers also worked for the Guggenheim interests in Alaska, the Idlewild Mining Company in El Dorado County, and the Gold Bluff Mine in Sierra County before entering the county clerk's office.

As a boy of 4 he saw Lincoln as the president's body lay in state in Philadelphia.

He was a life member of Henry Clay Masonic Lodge No 95 of Sutter Creek, Amador County.

He is survived by his wife, Adelaide; two daughters, Mrs Rush Hendricks of Los Angeles and Mrs James T Cassell of San Francisco, and a granddaughter, Anne Cassell.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm tomorrow in the First Congregational Church. Masonic rites will be held in Oroville Cemetery.

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