The Myer Family
Owens, daughter of Charles and Catherine Striet was born
in Virginia, Feb. 21, 1813. Her first marriage was to William
Minser. To them
were born two sons. Being left a widow, she later married James
Owens. To them
were born one daughter and three sons.
Myer, son of Charles W. and Sarah Myer
was born in Shelby County,
Indiana. He was married to Lucinda E. Owens, April 2, 1863.
To this happy
union were born five children, two sons and three daughters. One daughter died
in infancy and one died at the age of 23 years. His [wife?] died in Winfield
March 5, 1900. He was again united in marriage to Miss Louisa F. Harbour
February 23, 1902. To this marriage two sons and one daughter were born;
Nettie Silverthorn of Tyron, Oklahoma. James W. Myer of Emporia, and
E. Myer of Winfield.
Charles E. Myer was the son of
John S. and Lucinda E. Myer, born June
2,1873 in Shelby County, Indiana. He moved to Winfield with family in 1883.
later moved with the family to a farm near Vinton, Kansas. He married
M. Ballard in December 1904. They had five children; Thelma,
Loretta, Lawrence, Helen and Willard.
Mr. Myer was a letter carrier in Winfield for 25 years.
He retired from the
post office due to increasing heart difficulties. After retiring from the
postal service he continued to live in Winfield until his death in 1951.
buried in Highland Cemetery. (continued on page 249)
Submitted by Donna Carpenter.
Scanned out of the Cowley County [Kansas] Heritage book, Page 248.
Contributed by John Ballard