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Below is an email I received quite awhile ago. I've done some digging but have yet to get to the lady with the book on this cemetery. I've been to this cemetery a hundred times it seems and I know there are no tombstones for these people if there is anyone out there who can help Maureen find her great grandparents resting place feel free to email me or her. Thanks for your help..... And I haven't given up either Maureen, just sorry taking me so long. Family health and holidays have stood in the way and my behind but am trying to get caught up and then keep up with everything else. Have a great day everyone....
07/15/2006 09:50 AM -0500
Thank you for your kindness. I agree that it is so sad that many tombstones have been lost. Here are my great grandparents' obituaries. Again, thanks for your help.
From the Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 24, 1936
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Mrs. Ira Myers
Mrs. Ira Myers, a resident of Stevens Point for 35 years, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at 4 o' clock at her home at 727 Strongs Avenue. She had been in ill health for the past three years but her condition was not considered serious. A cold developed and she was confined to bed for the past week.
Mrs. Myers, whose maiden name was Eva Bowers Redford, was born in Missouri on April 5, 1869. During her childhood she moved with her mother to Galesburg, Illinois. Her marriage to Mr. Myers took place there in 1888. After their marriage, the couple lived in Galesburg and later in Chicago for a chort time. They came to Stevens Point in 1900 and resided here since. Mrs. Myers was a daughter of the late William and Christine Redford.
Surviving are her husband and six children, William and Howard Myers and Mrs. Walter Hochmuth of Chicago, Mrs. Helen Wochos of Mosinee, Irwin (we believe it was actually Erwin) Myers of Kewaunee and Walter Myers of 604 Water Street. She is also survived by six grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed. it is expected services will be held in stevens Point and burial will take place at Cameron, Illinois. The body is at the Prais funeral home.
From the Stevens Point Daily Journal, July 27, 1936
Ira Myers, 727 Strongs Avenue, a resident of Stevens Point for many years, died Sunday morning at 2:20 o'clock. He had been in ill health for the past year.
Mr. Myers was born in November 20, 1859 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At the age of 18 years he located at Galesburg, Illinois, where his marriage to Eva Bowers Redford took place in 1888. The couple came to Stevens Point 35 years ago. Mr. Myers was a carpenter and contractor for many years. Mrs. Myers died last February 23.
Surviving are four sons, Walter Myers 710 South Division Street, Ervin Myers of Kewaunee and Howard and William Myers of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Wochos of Mosinee and Mrs. Walter Hochmuth of Chicago; a sister, Miss Lila Myers of Yorksprings, Pennsylvania; a brother, Joseph Myers of Harrisburg, and seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The body is at the Boston funeral home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Burial will take place in Silent Home cemetery at Cameron, Illinois beside his wife.
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