West Virginia Pioneers

Okey Johnson Myers

Male 1903 - 1976  (72 years)


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  • Name Okey Johnson Myers 
    Born 2 Feb 1903  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jan 1976  [2, 3
    Buried Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Birth is recorded twice, as 2/2/1902 and 2/2/1903

      Here is the story on Okey Myers. He never married. His mother Isabelle Pringle Myers lived with him in Charleston until she died. then he lived with Jefferson Fredrick (Uncle Fred) then Fred died and Okey went to the Union Mission Shelter in Charleston, WV. Okey died 1976 in Charleston. He is buried with his mom and dad at Mt Olive Cemetery.
    Person ID I34640  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2018 

    Father William M Myers,   b. Oct 1857, Roanoke County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1911, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Isabelle Pringle,   b. 13 Nov 1860, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1929, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1879  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 

    • JCMR, he 21, she 20

      1870 JC # 243, p 112
      Nathaniel, 58
      Mary, 48
      Barnett, 20
      Julia, 17
      James, 15
      William, 12
      Roxy, 1

      1880 Census Place: Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Page 430D
      William MYERS Self M M W 21 VA
      Isabella MYERS Wife F M W 19 WV

      1900 JC Ripley Dist # 142-146
      Willaim Myers 10/1857 m 20y VA VA VA
      Isabell 9/1860 9-8 WV WV WV
      Harry L, 7/1880
      Mollie M 1/83
      William B 10/84
      Zona B 10/86
      Ada M 7/88
      Jefferson F 4/92
      Holly W sn 7/95
      Nellie M 7/97
      also, Harry Myers, 11/1879, is living with Charles E Casto

      1910 Ripley Dist Jackson Co WV
      William Myers 51 M 30
      Isabel 58 12-10 children
      Jefferson 18
      Holly 15
      Nellie 12
      Milford 10
      Okey 7

      Delayed birth record for Harry Lee shows parents as James & Bell.

      Wm & Isabel are buried in Mount Olive Cemetery on Gay Rd.
    Family ID F5140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Birth Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    2. [S428] Linda Simons.

    3. [S7] Gravestone.

    4. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.