Myers, Daniel Wallace Jr 1a

Birth Name Myers, Daniel Wallace Jr
Gender male
Age at Death 59 years, 4 months, 12 days


Birth: Census of Nemaha Co., KS: 1870 (M593 440) Granada Twp., page 23A.
Census of Nemaha Co., KS: 1880 (T9 390) Capioma Twp., page 92D
Census of Nemaha Co., KS: 1900 (T623 492) Adams Twp., page 8B.
Daniel W Myers was in Mt Park, Kiowa Co, OK 1902-03 - I believe trying to establish a claim. May have lasted until the drought of 1912 when he was back in Ottawa

USA Naturalized 1863 in Hobart, OK (according to Lela Myers passport application and of Scottish-Irish Descent)
Marriage: 1900 census.
Death: (in Argentine (KC), KS Jan 1918)
Farmer in 1880, 1900.

see bio here: "Daniel W Myers"

bought land from Orange M Gage in Nemaha Co, KS Mar 25, 1896

The few photos I have of Daniel in last few years of his life, he looks very feeble. Lela wrote in a letter to her mother 1917 (paraphrased) "Daddy would be mad at me, but I suppose he would soon forget", which suggests he had senility. His obit says he died "after an illness of seven years, which had kept him bedfast."
From "The Arkansas City Daily News" obit of Jan 4 1918 - "Daniel Myers and family moved from this section to Kansas City in 1910, and they will be remembered by many of our people as a highly respected family...."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1858-08-21 Morrisburg, Stormont, Ontario, Canada alt. Aug 31, 1858 from Adah's Memorial record  
Event Note

Morrisburg in Lela Myers passport application

Death 1918-01-02 Argentine, Wyandotte, KS    
Event Note

living in Argentine District, Kansas City, KS Nov, 1917

death date and middle name from Adah Myers' funeral memorial

alternately "01-05-1918" from funeral records here -

Burial   City of Arkansas City, Cowley, KS Riverview Cemetery  
Event Note
"MYERS DANIEL W 1858 8 11 N OLD" next to wife:
"MYERS DANIEL,MRS W 09-01-1862 8 11 N OLD"

also next to:
MYERS ELIZABETH 29-Dec-1904 4 11 N OLD
MYERS MARY A 01-29-1854 6 11 N OLD (Daniel's sister)


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Myers, Daniel Wallace Sr18271873-08-18
Mother Collins, Elizabeth18231899-03-16
    Sister     Myers, Susannah 1848-10-23 1927-11-23
    Sister     Myers, Jennifer Elizabeth 1850-04-18 1920-10-20
    Brother     Myers, Jacob W 1852-02-02 1883-04-18
    Sister     Myers, Mary A. 1854-01-26 1925-04-08
    Sister     Myers, Maria L 1855-10-02 1941-05-28
         Myers, Daniel Wallace Jr 1858-08-21 1918-01-02
    Sister     Myers, Katherine L 1859 1935-01-02
    Brother     Myers, George Wesley 1861-02-06 1935-01-00
    Sister     Myers, Margaret 1863-04-08 1924-06-22


Family of Myers, Daniel Wallace Jr and Gage, Adah Montes

Married Wife Gage, Adah Montes ( * 1862-09-01 + 1937-03-01 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1879-10-23   Marriage of Myers, Daniel J. and Gage, Adah Montes  

23 Oct 1879 The Seneca Tribune (KS) -
"My. Dan Myers and Miss Ada Gage of Capioma came to the city yesterday and were united in marriage, Judge Graham officiating. Mr. Myers is a thrifty farmer and his bride is an estimable lady. The TRIBUNE congratulates the happy pair on this consumation of their hopes."

residences (from US Census)
1880 Capioma, Nemaha Co, KS
1900 Adams, Nemaha Co, KS
1910 Centropolis, Franklin Co, KS (as "Myer" - D.W.,Ada,Ollie,Pearl,Lela,Vera)
1920 Kansas City Ward 4, Jackson Co, MO (just Adah & Lela with Hattie Burke family, 840 W 40th St.)

residences (from Kansas State Census Collection)
1885 Adams, Nemaha Co, KS
1895 Capioma, Nemaha Co, KS
1905 Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS 408 N Summit St
1915 Ottawa, Franklin Co, KS

From Ollie Myers WW1 Draft Registration:
1917 Ottawa, Franklin Co, KS

From Lela Myers passport application:
1917 1634 S 21st St, Argentine Station, Kansas City, KS,+Argentine,+Kansas+City,+KS&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=38.41771,60.380859&ie=UTF8&ll=39.070312,-94.65183&spn=0.009213,0.014741&t=h&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1
July 1918 (Lela's letters) moved to 3521 Smart Ave., Kansas City, MO

Lela sent back a stream of letters from Oct 1917 to July 1919 while touring in Cora Youngblood Corson's band. However none of them mention communicating with Daniel. They ask about his poor health instead. In one she says "papa would be angry...but would probably soon forget", so I believe he had some dementia. She was in England when he died. In her journal, she wrote only "Feb. 4 news of father's death"

Buried next to Daniel and Adah in Riverview Cemetery is "Elizabeth Myers b.Dec 29, 1904". Since Adah says in 1910 she is mother of 8, with 8 still living, I believe Elizabeth could be daughter of Virgil and Cora. She would have died before the KS State Census in 1905.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Myers, Clarence Virgil1881-12-151919-06-13
Myers, Orange Freddie1885-04-211949
Myers, Lester Harry1886-11-231957-04-30
Myers, Lloyd Raymond1889-07-141929-02-25
Myers, Olie Melvin1893-06-171960-12-27
Myers, Pearl Edith1895-09-221954-06-02
Myers, Lela Marie1897-10-251971-06-08
Myers, Vera Viola Vernice1901-07-101964-07-09