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Posted By: Vicki Houk (email)
Date: 3/5/2017 at 18:00:03


Former Drakesville Postmaster Died at St. Joseph's Hospital

John Myers died at the St. Josephs's hospital at Ottumwa, Wednesday, May 12. Death was caused by pernicious anemia.

The funeral was held at the Davis St. Christian Church of Ottumwa, Friday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Morrow, of Eddyville, and Rev. Pettit, of Albia. Interment was made at the Shaul cemetery at Ottumwa.

Mr. Myers was postmaster at Drakesville until about three years ago, when he resigned because of ill health. He was appointed early in the first Wilson administration and continued as postmaster through that and the succeeding Wilson administration, the Harding administration, and part of the first Coolidge administration.

He was born on August 9, 1867, in Wapello County, Iowa where he resided until he moved to Davis County about thirty years ago. He was a prominent farmer in Soap Creek township, prior to entering business at Drakesville some fifteen years ago.

He is survived by Mrs. Myers, and four children, all of whom were in attendance at the funeral. The children are Mrs. Leila Irelan, of Centerville; Mrs. Edith Adcock, of Ramona, Oklahoma; Bert Myers of Bloomfield; and Glen Myers of Kansas City, Mo. Two children preceded him in death, one of whom died in infancy, and the other being a son Elmer Myers, formerly of Keosauqua.

Shortly after his retirement from the Drakesville cemetery. Mr. Myers, moved to Eddyville, where he continued to reside the remainder of his life.

Bloomfield Democrat, May 20, 1926


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