Elizabeth Minerva <I>Sumner</I> Byers

Elizabeth Minerva Sumner Byers

Birth
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

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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