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John Franklin Myers
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Birth: Mar. 21, 1861
Solano County
California, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1924
Butte County
California, USA

John and Ada Lee both of Nelson, Butte County - married at the residence of John Spurgeon; John had consent of father and Ada consent of guardian.
Family Ada Lee, b. 17 Nov 1864, Sacramento, California
Married 21 Mar 1881 Butte Co., California
Obtained license on 17 Mar 1881 in Butte Co., CA

Children- Elbert Lee Myers, b. 17 Dec 1881
Anna Leata MYERS, b. 15 Mar 1884, San Maria, Santa Barbara Co., CA
Lottie May MYERS, b. Sep 1888, Paradise, Butte Co., CA.
James Edmond MYERS, b. 13 Oct 1899

John was born abt 1860 or 1861 probably in Silveyville or Vacaville township, Solano Co., CA
Divorced: unknown
John Franklin Myers had blond hair with red cast.

John was involved in a wreck with the Butte County Railroad. In book by Kent Stephens titled "Matches, Flumes and Rails" the wreck was noted as being the worst for the Butte Co., Railroad. Mr. Myers was listed in his book as being crippled for the rest of his life from injuries received in the wreck.
The wreck was on the first page of newspaper "Chico Record," June 26, 1909

In the magazine titled "Tales of the Paradise Ridge" by the Paradise, Butte Co., CA Historical Society, there is a large write up about the "The 1909 Paradise Train Wreck". In this article John Franklin is mentioned along with a very good 4x5 picture.
Meriam Library, Chico, CA (4/19/99
Plaintiff volume general index; file # 5
Plaintiff: Myers, J. F. - Butte Co Railroad Co. (a corp); date: March 28, 1911; 8 pg 94
(I haven't researched this)

Died 10-7-1924 per California State Death Index

Obituary: "Chico Record" newspaper - October 8, 1924

Services for J. F. Myers Will Be Conducted Today

John Franklin Myers, aged 62 years, died at his home, 4619 Ninth Street, early yesterday, a native of California, had made his home in this city for a number of years.
Surviving are his four children, Albert L. Myers, Anna Letta Myers, Lottie May Myers, and James Edward Myers all of Chico; two sisters, Mrs. Annie E. Spurgeon and Mrs. Mary Roper, both of Chico, and a brother James M. Myers, of Paradise. Five grandchildren also survive.
The funeral services will be held at two o'clock this afternoon at the Westfall parlors. Burial will be made in the Chico cemetery.
Buried in the Chico Cemetery in the same place as Annie (his sister) or John Spurgeon. John Franklin does not have a marker.

...this picture is their Wedding photo shared with me by Jennie Wright... 
Family links: 
  Joseph Edward Myers (1832 - 1888)
  Ada Lee Markle (1863 - 1940)*
  Annie Emma Myers Spurgeon (1856 - 1927)*
  James Marshall Myers (1857 - 1939)*
  John Franklin Myers (1861 - 1924)
  Mary Susan Myers Roper (1866 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Chico Cemetery
Butte County
California, USA
Created by: vlang
Record added: Mar 19, 2009
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John Franklin Myers
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John Franklin Myers
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