Myers, Olie Melvin 1a

Birth Name Myers, Olie Melvin
Also Known As Olie
Gender male
Age at Death 67 years, 6 months, 10 days


I've always wondered if Olie were short for Oliver. In WW1 Draft Reg he signs 1st "Ollie Melvin Myers" and 2nd "Olie Melvin Myers"! In an old letter from a family friend whose husband was named Oliver, she refers to Olie as the "other Oliver", so probably his birth name was Oliver.

1895 Capioma, Nemaha Co, KS (from Kansas Census)
1905 Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS (from Kansas Census)
1915 Ottawa, Franklin Co, KS (from Kansas Census)
1917 Ottawa, KS Machinist (from WW1 Draft Registration) "Ollie Melvin Myers"
1920 Spokane, Spokane, WA (US Census)
(missed the 1930 census)
1937 Spokane, WA (Adah Gage's funeral)
1943 Seattle, WA (letter - note: signed "Olie")
1960 Santa Clara, CA (death) ?

Note in 1915 Census, this hh:
D W Myers
Ada M
Della Barnhart


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1893-06-17 Capioma, Nemaha, KS    
Occupation     garage mechanic  
Occupation     furniture finisher by 1930  
Death 1960-12-27 Los Gatos, Santa Clara, California   2a
Cause Of Death     coronary occlusion with severe arteriosclerotic heart disease  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Myers, Daniel Wallace Jr1858-08-211918-01-02
Mother Gage, Adah Montes1862-09-011937-03-01
    Brother     Myers, Clarence Virgil 1881-12-15 1919-06-13
    Brother     Myers, Orange Freddie 1885-04-21 1949
    Brother     Myers, Lester Harry 1886-11-23 1957-04-30
    Brother     Myers, Lloyd Raymond 1889-07-14 1929-02-25
         Myers, Olie Melvin 1893-06-17 1960-12-27
    Sister     Myers, Pearl Edith 1895-09-22 1954-06-02
    Sister     Myers, Lela Marie 1897-10-25 1971-06-08
    Sister     Myers, Vera Viola Vernice 1901-07-10 1964-07-09


Family of Myers, Olie Melvin and Barnhart, Della Elizabeth

Married Wife Barnhart, Della Elizabeth ( * 1895-05-14 + 1972-07-08 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1915-01-02   Marriage of Myers, Ollie Melvin and Barnhart, Della Elizabeth  

Della Barnhart living - unmarried - with Myers in 1915 KS State Census. First daughter born 7 months after they were married.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Myers, Elaine Elinor1915-08-131995-02-19
Myers, June Adah1917-06-242007-01-17
Myers, Edna Mae1922-02-032004-07-07

Source References

  1. US Govt: WW1 Draft Registration
      • Date: 1917-06-05
      • Page: Kansas > Franklin County > 0 > Draft Card M
      • Confidence: Very High
      • Source text:

        address: 731 S Poplar, Ottawa, KS
        dependents: wife, 1 child, and parents

  2. California Department of Health Services: California Death Index, 1940-1997
      • Confidence: Low