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 Emma A. <I>Dustin</I> Myers

Emma A. Dustin Myers

East Corinth, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Death 31 Jan 1931 (aged 85)
Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot Bl 16 Lot 11 Sp 9
Memorial ID 93130811 · View Source
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Formerly Miss Emma A. Dustin, daughter of General Daniel Dustin, of Sycamore, Illinois and his wife Almira E.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Emma A Dustin
Age in 1860: 14
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Vermont
Home in 1860: Sycamore, DeKalb, Illinois
Gender: Female
Post Office: Sycamore

Household Members:
Name Age
Daniel Dustin 39
Almira E Dustin 23
Emma A Dustin 14
Electa J Dustin 12
William G Dustin 10
Margret Kelley 23
Frank Metman 36
Frank Luther 50

BIO: On December 31, 1868, at Sycamore, Illinois, W. B. Myers was united in marriage with Miss Emma A. Dustin, a daughter of General Daniel Dustin of Civil war fame, and a descendant of Hannah Dustin, the heroine of the Indian attack on Haverhill, Massachusetts in March, 1697.
Hannah's husband and seven of her eight children escaped from the Indians, but she and her week-old infant, with its nurse, Mary Neff, were carried off and put in charge of an Indian family consisting of two men, three women and seven children. The Indians killed the infant to get rid of the trouble of caring for it, and on the way to a large Indian town the party was halted for a night on an island in the Merrimac river, about six miles above the site of the present city of Concord, New Hampshire.

During the night, while her captors were in deep sleep, Mrs. Dustin and the nurse, assisted by Samuel Leonardson, an English youth, killed all the Indians in the family except one squaw and a small boy, who got away, and carried the scalps of their victims home with them as proof of their achievement. They reached their home in safety after a difficult journey, which brought them many hardships and much suffering.
The island has ever since been known as Dustin Island, and the name was given it as a memorial of Mrs. Dustin's heroic conduct on it.

Mrs. Myers was born at East Corinth, Vermont, on July 28, 1845. She and her husband are the parents of four children, all sons, Harry D., who came into the world on October 1, 1869, at Litchfield, Illinois; Carl C., who was born on the 15th October, 1871, at Carthage; Frank M., whose life began at Carthage, Missouri, on the 5th of June, 1874; and W. D., who is also a native of Carthage, and was born on September 15, 1882.
[The History of Jasper County, Missouri and its People, Joel Thomas Livingston; PUBLIC DOMAIN]


Emma A Myers, 86, widow of W. B. Myers, passed away at her home at 14th & Mississippi streets in Joplin, MO., of complications of heart disease. She was 86. Her husband died in 1914. She was cremated and interred in the family lot in Park Cemetery in Carthage, MO. with her husband.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Frank-Sievers Company.
The death certificate can be viewed at Missouri Digital Archives/death certificates online website.

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February 1, 1931



Private Funeral Services in Joplin Tomorrow Will be Followed by Burial Here

Mrs. Emma Myers, 85, widow of W. B. Myers, early day Carthage mayor, and owner of the old Carthage woolen mill, died last midnight, at her home in Joplin. She had been in ill health several years. Her condition became critical about two weeks ago.
Mrs. Myers was born July 28, 1845 in Vermont. While in Carthage, Mr. Myers operated a woolen mill, a factory for the manufacture of men's pants and was also interested in the operation of a lime kiln. He moved to Joplin about 20 years ago when he organized the Joplin Cement Company, now operated by his son, Frank M. Myers. Mr. Myers passed away several years ago.
Surviving Mrs. Myers are three sons, H. B. Myers, who is United States vice consul in Buenaventura, Colombia, South America; Frank M. Myers, Joplin; and W. D. Myers of the Myers Tri-State Supply Company, Joplin; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Myers was a member of the First Community Church of Joplin.
A private funeral service will be held tomorrow at her home. Burial will be in Park Cemetery in Carthage.
It is requested that no flowers be sent.

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