Elizabeth Minerva <I>Sumner</I> Byers

Elizabeth Minerva Sumner Byers

Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Death 6 Jan 1920 (aged 85)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 40890062 · View Source
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Husband founded the Rocky Mountain News. Founded the Ladies Union Aid Society and the E M Byers Home for Boys.

When her husband was found to have been having an affair with a married woman, there was a major scandal, but Elizabeth remained with him. The scandal ruined his chances for public office, however.

Married in November, 1854, she was of Muscatine, Iowa; a granddaughter of former Governor Lucas of Ohio and later Governor of Iowa.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Minerva Sumner Byers (31 Aug 1834–6 Jan 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40890062, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Athanatos (contributor 46907585) .