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John Alvin Byers
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1886
Death: Feb. 19, 1931
Benton Harbor
Berrien County
Michigan, USA

News-Palladium, Benton Harbor, 21 Feb 1931:
Funeral services for the late John Byers, prominent Benton Harbor musician, who died from a heart attack early Thursday night at his home, 748 Columbus Ave, were held today at the Dean Mortuary. The Rev. Howard Blanning of the First Congregational church officiated and burial followed at Crystal Springs Cemetery. Scores of friends and former musical students of the late Mr. Byers attended the rites and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Two vocal offerings were sung by Miss Josephine Lamoreaux and Ted Pinnegar. Warren Colby played the organ accompaniment. The Rev. Blanning also read a poem written by the late Mr. Byers several years ago to Miss Evelyn Bulter, who was sick in a local hospital. At the time the poem was written, the deceased also requested that Miss Bulter play a violin solo at his funeral. At the request of Mrs. Byers, Miss Bulter returned here today from Chicago, where she is attending school, to play. The number was "Lead Kindly Light." The casket bearers were W. Wirtzberger, E. Kasischke, F. Stock, R. Jennings, C. Dombrowsky, and E. McCray. The local post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars turned out in a body to honor the deceased. Mr. Byers had been the leader of the V.F.W. drum and bugle corps ever since its organization and his death came as a great shock to his friends of the corps and the post. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Pearl Cora Versaw Templeton (1884 - 1977)*
 
 Children:
  John Richard Byers (1910 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crystal Springs Cemetery
Benton Harbor
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 01, 2012
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John Alvin Byers
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John Alvin Byers
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