Name: John Cornelius MYERS
ALIA: Friend C. /Myers/
Birth: 6 JUN 1862 in Tilbury, Ontario
Death: 28 NOV 1928 in Calgary, AB - 2613 1st St. SE of angina pectoris
Census: 1871 Tilbury, E., Kent, Ont.(as Grieves)
Census: 1881 Tilbury E., Kent, Ont. (Myers)
Census: 1891 Tilbury East, Kent Co., Ont.(Myres)
Census: 1901 Tilbury East, Kent Co., Ont.(Myers)
Census: 1906 Innisfail, Alberta, lot 5, Brett Street.
Census: 1916 Red Deer, Alberta (under John D.)
Marriage Reg. 14 AUG 1883 Tilbury, Ontario
Occupation: 1885 Laborer
Land Grant 1909 AB, NE, Sec16, Tp40, Rge16, W4
Interment 1928 Gadsby Cemetery, Alberta
Burial: Gadsby Cemetery, Alberta
The 1861 Census was taken on Jan. 14, 1861 for Tilbury East, children listed under John P. Myres with wife Margaret were Elisabeth E.and Jesse J. born Ontario as well as Friend Myers age 25, born New York State. He is John's son from his first marriage in New York State. Why a Friend C. Myers born Jan. 5, 1861 appears on the application for Pension by Margaret Gray Myers is unknown but they had Ann Phillips Myers and Elizabeth Moffat Gray sign as witnesses to the birth on one of the Pension papers. In a further application another son is listed John C. Myers born Aug. 9, 1863 but later listed as having died by 1866.
In the 1871 Census of Tilbury East the family is now under Thomas Grieves (Margaret Gray's second husband) Margaret's children are listed Elisabeth (13), Jesse (11), John (9) as Grieves. Friend C. Myers name does not appear again and John Cornelius Myers, listed January 5, 1861 and June 6, 1862 as his birth date on separate legal documents. (1862 the prefered date.) No Civil birth records have been found for any of the children. Also on Margaret's Civil War Pension applications Friend Myers (John's son of New York) stated that he had listed the births in the family Bible.
Copy of Marriage Registration John C. Myers to Charlotte A. Hendricks on file.
Alberta Homestead Land Records on file,
Census records 1871, 1881, 1901 in Tilbury, Ontario.
1906 nnisfail, Alberta with Children Maggy, Mary and Vida.
1916 he is living on his Homestead land with wife Mary.
Moved to Calgary, AB. Death Certificate & Will recorded.
Father: John P. MYERS b: ABT 1815 in Lyons, Wayne Co., N.Y., U.S.
Mother: Margaret Moffat GRAY b: 21 OCT 1830 in Bassendean Hill, Westruther, Berwickshire, Scotland
Charlotte Alzora HENDRICKS b: 13 NOV 1864 in Tilbury East, Kent Co., Ont., Canada
14 AUG 1883
in Tilbury, Ontario
- Margaret Susanne MYERS b: 7 APR 1885 in Tilbury, Ontario
- Mary Isabelle MYERS b: 10 AUG 1888 in Tilbury, Kent, Ontario
- Vida Ellathear MYERS b: 1 APR 1890 in Tilbury, Ontario
Mary M. MYERS b: 2 JAN 1871 in Muskoka District, Ontario