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 Wesley Scott Miers

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Wesley Scott Miers

  • Birth 23 Jul 1900 Hearne, Robertson County, Texas, USA
  • Death 19 Nov 1991 Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 14593908

Wesley Scott Miers was a very special dad. I feel like he is standing behind me helping to make many of my decisions.
.....He taught me about the environment and conservation long before they were popular words.
.....He taught me to roller skate, ride a bicycle, and to drive.
.....He taught me that some day I would have to work side by side with people I did not like or respect, ... but to get along.
.....He taught me to adapt in everything I did.
.....He taught me to save money, never buy anything that was not needed.
.....He taught me to never come home by the same route that I left by.

Wesley was the son of William Burwill Miers and Nettie Odella Grigsby Miers, born 23 July 1900. (they are also listed on Find A Grave.) He had a sister, Leah, who was born three years before him. She later became the head of the Women's Department of the State Fair of Texas, in the 1950s. Her Find A Grave Memorial is found as Leah Miers Jarrett at Restland in Dallas. Her husband Harry Jarrett is there also.

He grew up in Hearne, Texas, his dad was the Hearne railroad station ticket agent who eventually was the manager of the station. It was always easy to remember how old he was ... he was born in 1900. Wesley went to Texas A. & M. (earned a degree in Electrical Engineering) and was always proud that he had "pulled" the first electrical wires into many towns in East and Central Texas in the mid 1930s.

In the late 1920s, he worked for the Dallas Power and Light, but lost that job at the beginning of the depression. He came back to California where he had come after graduation from Texas A. & M. While in San Francisco, he had taken hikes in the mountains on the weekends and thought to himself, "I could support myself here." This is why he came back to California and where he camped out and panned gold for a year. (I have the pan he used while panning for gold). When his sister sent him a telegram that Texas Power and Light were hiring in, he returned to Texas. For this company he climbed the power poles to "pull" those early wires into the communities around Waco.

While in Waco, he met Everal Tarpley, who he married in 1935 and I was born in 1937. They moved to Dallas in the summer of 1937.

As an electrical engineer, he designed the electrical wiring in many of Dallas' downtown buildings in the late 1940s, and throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He also designed runway lighting in Dallas' beloved Love Field, the wiring for the airconditioning for the Dallas schools when it was installed. (Unfortunately, this was AFTER I had gone through the schools.) He worked into his early 70s before he retired.

In 1984, both Wesley and Everal were moved here to Whittier because of deterioration of their physical and mental capabilities. Everal is buried here beside Wesley.

I still miss you, Daddy. I wish you could see my backyard now that has several of the plants that you and mother collected. I wish you and mother could see how well your granddaughters have grown up. You would have enjoyed your great-grandchildren; three girls and two boys.


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Gravesite Details Gate 1, Juniper Lawn, Burial Lot #2121

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  • Created by: Blusummit
  • Added: 13 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14593908
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wesley Scott Miers (23 Jul 1900–19 Nov 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14593908, citing Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Blusummit (contributor 46042900) .