Obituary of George Wesley Myers

Publication information Sabetha, KS Newspaper


George Wesley Myers, pioneer of Nemaha county, passed away at 4:10 o'clock
Wednesday morning at the home of Arlie Gilbert in Sabetha. He was a native of
Winchester Springs, Ontario, Canada, where he was born February 6, 1861. He soon
would have been 75 years of age. He came to Nemaha county with his father, Daniel Myers, in 1867. His father and mother with 8 children came to Nemaha in a covered wagon, driving from Canada. Daniel Myers homesteaded land in Capioma township. The Myers family left Nemaha county two years later and located in Arkansas City, Kansas, where the father died of typhoid fever in 1873.
George W. Myers and his brother, Daniel, herded cattle on the range near Arkansas City. He returned to Nemaha county with Daniel. The boys herded cattle in the county for two years. For a year Geo. W Myers broke up prairie and then rented land for two years.
In 1883 he bought forty acres in Capioma township but sold it in 1887, bought an eighty, then sold it and acquired 160 acres which was the nucleus of 560 acres which eventually became his holdings west of Sabetha. He developed one of the most complete agricultural plants in the section.
George W. Myers was married in 1882 to Harriet E. Benedict who survives with the following children: Mrs. Joe Beck, Mrs. Bert Hennigh, Mrs. Arlie Gilbert and Mrs. Hadley Wagner,
and Glenn Myers of Sabetha and Mrs Earl Hennigh of Longmont, Colo.
George Wesley Myers was of the industrious, straightforward, and reliable type of farmer of the old school; a good neighbor, ever willing to go out of his way to help an acquaintance.
He leaves a vast number of friends with his family to mourn his death.
Funeral services will be held at the Sabetha Methodist church at 2 p.m. Thursday
conducted by Rev. Leroy Sell of the Church of the Brethren in the absence of Rev. Cotton. Internment will be in the Sabetha cemetery.