|Death: ||Jun. 23, 1878|
On Nov. 19, 1866 William married Cornelia Lucretia Richardson, at the old Episcopal Church at Ora Dell--now LaGrande, Oregon. He was a miller by profession and worked at the Ora Dell Mill. Their first two children were born while living in eastern Oregon, a sparsely settled and undeveloped country.
The Myers family eventually moved to Atlanta, Idaho where William delivered mail (often by skis) between Rocky Bar and other remote mining districts and Atlanta during the gold rush days. By 1877, two more children were born in the Myers family.
On June 3, 1878 William became a paid volunteer scout for the United States Government durning the Bannock War where Indians were menacing both in Eastern Oregon and Western Idaho. He joined up with Orlando "Rube" Robbins, Chief of Scouts, and the U.S. Calvary. They traveled from Boise, Idaho to Harney Co., Oregon (Steens mountains near Burns, Oregon)where on June 23, 1878 William was scalped, killed and his remains burnt by hostile Indians during the "Battle of Silver Creek". His remains were buried and left at the battle site, so there was no official grave or marker.
**Information kindly provided by Find A Grave contributor #47721800 Bonnie Ross**
Cornelia Lucretia Richardson Gregory (1847 - 1928)*
Battle of Silver Creek Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 12, 2012
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