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Myer in Illinois: William - Isaiah - R.C.

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Myer in Illinois: William - Isaiah - R.C.

Micky Dawson (View posts)
Posted: 22 Jul 2002 10:37AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Myer, MacKinzie, MacInturf , Conner, Walker
I was in Illinois and visited the Blackstone Cemetery and found the following information from headstones:

Blackstone Cemetery : Isaiah Myer died Oct. 2, 1888 aged 78y 7m 19ds.

Rebecca Wife of Isaiah Myer died May 1, 1864 aged 57yr. 1mo. 19dys.

Another headstone, to the right of Isaiahs reads: Katie dau. of R.---illegible-- & illegible initials died M(illegible) 11, 1871 1y 6mo.
Perhaps the child of Robert Courtney and Rhoda MacInturf? [Though their children are all buried in Riverview Cemetery in Streator, IL.]

William Myer and seven of his family of nine, came to Illinois and settled in Livingston and LaSalle Counties.
A new headstone is placed in the Blackstone Cemetery, Blackstone Ill., Livingston Co.
"Myer" William Dec. 28, 1780 Jan 14, 1866
Mary (McKinzie) Oct. 24, 1777 Jan. 21, 1860.
Their son, Isaiah and his wife are buried nearby

and Ann (Nancy) Myer- Amos Headley in an adjacent area.
Headley Annie (Nancy) Myer (Nov.?) 1813-1881 Amos
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Obituary of Isaiah Myer
Streator Free Press Oct. 3, 1888
Last evening at approximately 6 o'clock, Mr. Isaiah Myer, father of police magistrate R.C. Myer died at his home on West Wilson St. at the advanced age of 80 years. Two years ago Mr. Myer slipped and fell on the snow in front of Wilson's bank and broke his leg. He never recovered from this injury and his constitution was rapidly undermined. Since that time he has never left home and was for the most part confined to his bed. One of the oldest and most respected of the citizens of Streator, Mr. Myer had a host of friends, those of his earlier life having preceded him to his grave. Services at 9 o'clock tomorrow from the residence on Wilson St. Interment at the Newton Cemetery.
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STREATOR DAILY FREE PRESS Friday, August 28, 1908
LIVED HERE MANY YEARS
Death of Mrs. R. A. Myers After An Illness of Five Weeks

Mrs. Rhoda A. Myer, an old and respected resident of Streator, and widow of the late R. C. Myer, died this morning about 4:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas L. Campbell, on West Morrell Street, after an illness of about five weeks. Her sickness begun with a carbuncle; later blood poisoning developed and this with old age, resulted in her death.
Mrs. Myer was a native of Licking county, Ohio, where she was born August 31, 1834. Early in life, with her parents, she moved west and the family settled in LaSalle county, Illinois, first near Wedron and later moving to Serena township, where she resided until her marriage to R. C. Myer which occurred in May 1852, when they moved to Ottawa.
Locate in Streator
Forty years ago they took up their residence in Streator, where Mr. Myer died ten years ago. To their union was born eleven children, of whom there survive nine, two having passed away in their infancy. The children surviving are:
Mrs. Jabez Mackey, Mrs. Amos Conner, Mrs. Ross Donnell, Samuel Myer, Mrs. Thomas Campbell, and Mrs. L. Rothchild of this city; Mrs. S. W. Egbert of Joliet; and William A. and Edward A., both of Chicago. There are also living two brothers, William McInturf of Grand Junction, Colo., and Adolphus McInturf of Serena, Ill., and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Campbell of Somonauk, Ill., and Mrs. Mary E. Alloway of San Francisco, Cal. All of the children were at the bedside when Mrs. Myer died.
The descendent was a member of the First Methodist Church and the funeral services will be held there at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, Rev. McVety officiating; interment in the Riverwood cemetery.

Feel free to email me for more on the Myer line.
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Micky Dawson 22 Jul 2002 4:37PM GMT 
bernardmyer19... 25 May 2011 10:09PM GMT 
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