George Houston “Hugh” Myers


George Houston “Hugh” Myers

Hamblen County, Tennessee, USA
Death 5 May 1900 (aged 45)
Davis, Garvin County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Davis, Murray County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 62785344 View Source
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City Marshal Hugh Myers was shot and killed at approximately 9:00 pm while attempting to arrest two men who were firing guns in the town.

When he went to their location to arrest them he was shot in the stomach and fatally wounded. He was able to return fire at the suspects. Both men were arrested and charged with his murder.

Marshal Myers was survived by his wife.


The deceased, Hugh Myers, was a man among men. He had lived in Davis a long time and knew everybody and had as many friends as any man in town.

He was born in Tennessee 45 years ago and had lived in the Indian Territory 16 years. He was deputy U.S. Marshall 4 years and used to be under-sheriff at Oklahoma City. He has five brothers, a wife and two children. Mr. Myers had $1000 life insurance.

The whole town mourns his death. He was a moral, temperate man, had a good word for everyone, and a heart that beat for suffering humanity.

He was buried Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clockwith Masonic honors, of which fraternity he was a loyal member. One of the largest funeral processions ever seen in Davis followed his mortal remains to their last resting place.

His virtues were many and his faults were few. We remember only his virtues.

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  • Created by: James Myers
  • Added: 10 Dec 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 62785344
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Houston “Hugh” Myers (13 Feb 1855–5 May 1900), Find a Grave Memorial ID 62785344, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Davis, Murray County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by James Myers (contributor 46934144) .