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Ernest William Meyer

Male 1902 - 1975  (73 years)


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  • Name Ernest William Meyer 
    Born 13 Apr 1902  Alva, Woods, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Dec 1975  Alva, Woods, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ernest William Meyer, son of Fredrick Henry and Helena Meyer nee Kletke, was born Apr. 13, 1902 on the farm two miles east of Alva. His parents had made the run into the Oklahoma Territory in 1893 locating in Kay County, O.T. In 1901 they made the move to Alva.
      Ernest attended the public school east of Alva, Triumph School District 105, with Mrs. Fash as his first teacher. He also attended the Lutheran school in Alva and was confirmed into the Lutheran faith at the age of thirteen. He attended Sweeney Auto School of Kansas City, Mo. after which he returned to Alva to help with his father's farming operations.
      On Oct. 28, 1925 he married Elsie Pauline Meyer who lived five miles southwest of Alva. Elsie Meyer was the daughter of John E. and Anna Meyer nee Moeller.
      The have one child, a daughter Elsie Elaine. Elaine began school where her father attended school east of Alva, and attended Horace Mann high school and Northwestern State College.
      Ernest, after retiring from his farming operations in 1946, moved into the city of Alva and took over the Massey Harris Implement business about a year later.
      Ernest and Elsie's daughter Elaine married William Campbell Diacon, the son of Glenn and Zelma Diacon nee Campbell. Bill attended Northwestern State College in Alva. he served in the United States Navy for 4 1/2 years serving in the Pacific Theater.
      Bill and Elaine took over the farming interest of Ernest and Elsie Meyer and are still living on the farm that had belonged to her father and grandfather Fredrick Meyer. They have two sons. Glenn Ernest attended Lutheran school, Alva High school, Northwestern State College receiving a degree in economics and sociology, and Oklahoma state University in Stillwater. Glenn married Kathy Louise Bockelman. They live in Alva. Soon after marriage Glenn adopted Claudia Jo, the daughter of Kathy by a former marriage. In 1975 a daughter, Tobi Charmaine, was born to them.
      Stanley Niles attended Lutheran school, Alva high school, and Northwestern State College. he married Brenda Susan Rasco, and they live in Alva. Both Glenn and Stanley are farming and ranching together with their father.
      Following his retirement Ernest and Elsie moved to their home at 1020 Locust Street in Alva. On Dec. 26, 1975 Ernest died suddenly after a heart attack and he is interred in the Lutheran cemetery.

      Elaine Diacon (nee Meyer), 1976.
    Person ID I0249  Kletke-Durham
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2009 

    Father Fredrick Henry Meyer,   b. 29 Sep 1856, Konighousen, Kreises Lubbecke, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1929, Alva, Woods, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Magadalena Helene Kletke,   b. 28 Mar 1866, Alexen, East Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1948, Alva, Woods, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1892 
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elsie Pauline Meyer 
    Married 29 Oct 1925 
    Children 
     1. Elsie Elaine Meyer
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Meyer Family
    Meyer Family
    Fredrick & Magadalena Helene Meyer with their children Arthur, Walter, Martin, Karl, Ernest & Agnes