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Jacob Nelson Moyers

Jacob Nelson Moyers

Male 1852 - 1951

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  • Name  Jacob Nelson Moyers  [1, 2, 3
    Born  4 Nov 1852  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa State Census  1856  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Jacob Myres, age 3, male, had lived 3 years in Iowa, born in Iowa
    Census  1860  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Jacob Myers, age 7, male, born in Iowa, attended school during census year
    Census  1870  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Jacob Myers, age 17, male, white, occupation farm hand, born in Iowa, attended school during the census year
    Biography  1879  Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    The History of Des Moines County, Iowa 
    • Moyers, J. N., farmer, Section 25; P.O. Kingston.
    Census  1880  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Living with the Joseph Christ family: Joseph (age 55), Josephine (age 52), Henry (22), Charles (10): Jacob N. Moyer (sic), white, male, 27, boarder, widowed, farmer, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Virginia
    Residence  Bef 1880  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Jacob lived in Des Moines County, Iowa, until about 1880.
    Iowa State Census  1885  Pleasant Grove Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Dwelling #138, Family #145; Jacob Moyers, living on 72 - 2 - 25 (as are the others - those are section divisions in the Township); age 32, male, married, farmer, born in Des Moines County
    Residence  1897  Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Jacob was living in Oskaloosa, Iowa, when Sam Moyers' Des Moines County, Iowa, biography, was written in 1897.
    Newspaper Article  30 Sep 1898  Eldora, Hardin County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    the Herald 
    • At Oskaloosa one night last week Jacob Moyers stabbed and almost instantly killed James Raymond, a man who had been boarding at his house for the past eighteen months. Moyers was insanely jealous of Raymond's attentions to his wife. Moyers went to his home and found Raymond talking to his wife in her bedroom, under what he considered compromising circumstances, as Raymond had partially prepared for bed, having removed his coat and vest and footwear. Moyers sprang upon Raymond and drew his pocket knife. Raymond ran out into the dining room and Moyers followed. Raymond picked up a chair and would have struck Moyers down, but the wife ran in between them. The enraged husband brushed her aside and struck Raymond in the right breast with the open knife. Raymond was mortally wounded. He ran out onto the porch, sat down into a chair and died a f ew moments later. Moyers seemed in a half crazy condition. He went into the house, sat down and did not resist arrest, which followed immediately.
    Census  1900  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • (Living at the home of his parents, along with his son Stanley, and daughter Lillie Moyers. Jacob was married, but not living with his wife:) Jacob M. Moyers, son, white, male, born in November 1852, age 47, married, married for 19? years, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Virginia, occupation farm labor, not employed 0 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English
    City Directory  1904/1905  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Gould's Directory of the City of Burlington, West Burlington, Danville, Mediapolis, and Des Moines County 
    • Jacob N. Moyers, laborer, residence High Street, south side.
    Iowa State Census  1905  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • (Living with his parents, "S.N" and "L.H." Moyers, and son, Stanley Moyers:) J. N. Moyers, Card Number: 656; Post Office Address: Mediapolis: Mediapolis, Yellow Spring Township Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84

      (Living with his father, "J.N." Moyers, at the home of his grandparents, "S.N. and L.H." Moyers:) Stanley Moyers, Card Number: 657; Post Office Address: Mediapolis: Mediapolis, Yellow Spring Township Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84
    Census  1910  Spokane, Spokane County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • (Divorced, living alone in Spokane, Washington:) Line number 73: S122? 3rd(?), dwelling number: 204, family number: 202: Jacob N. Moyers, head of household, male, white, age 51, divorced, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Illinois, mother's birthplace Virginia, could speak English, occupation carpenter, nature of industry house, wage earner, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: 12, could read, could write, rented home, a house (not a farm)
    Residence  Jan 1920  Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Census  1930  Precinct 23, Campbell County, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • (Jacob was listed as a widower, living with his son Stanley W. Moyers, 21-year-old servant, Jessie A. Leiman, apparently her daughters: Jean L. and Barbara E. Leiman:) Line number 57: dwelling number: 7, family number: 7: Jake N. Moyers, head of household, owned his home, had a radio, lived on a farm, male, white, age 77, widower, first married at age 21, did not attend school during the previous year, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, state code 65, occupation farmer, industry own farm, code VVVV, own account, at work not unemployed, not a veteran, farm #8 in schedule

      Jessie A. Leiman, servant, female, white, age 43, widow, first married at age 21, did not attend school during the previous year, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Illinois, state code 61, occupation housekjeeper, industry Moyers home, code 6V96, wage earner, at work not unemployed

      Jean L. Leiman, sister (sic: daughter had been written/was erased), female, white, age 3 9/12, single, did not attend school during the previous year, born in Wyoming, mother born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, state code 90, no occupation

      Barbara E. Leiman, sister (sic: daughter had been written/was erased), female, white, age 2 1/12, single, did not attend school during the previous year, born in Wyoming, mother born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, state code 90, no occupation
    Moved  1934  Mills, Natrona County, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • Jacob moved to Mills from Gillette in 1934.
    Died  19 Oct 1951  Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 19
    Buried  23 Oct 1951  Hiland Cemetery, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 19
    Obituary  1 Nov 1951  Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    The News-Record 
    • J. N. Moyers, 98, Former Resident, Dies in Casper

      Jacob Nelson Moyers, who traveled for many years with the Billy Sunday choir and for years preached and help establish Methodist Sunday Schools in Wyoming, died Friday night, October 19 at the Casper Memorial hospital.

      He would have been 99 on November 4.

      For over forty years he had been interested in church work. In two cross country trips, Mr. Moyers was instrumental in organizing Sunday school classes for various churches. Much of his ministering was done among the early homesteaders of Wyoming.

      In 1947, as a special tribute to his many years of service in church work, a special service was arranged at the First Methodist church in Casper.

      The church was jammed for the last official sermon which he preached.

      Mr. Moyers was born November 4 at Sperry, Iowa., where he spent his young manhood as a farmer and carpenter.

      He came to Wyoming in 1916, taking up a homestead near Gillette, where he lived until 1934 when he went to Mills. For the last few years he has lived in Casper.

      He is survived by a son, Stanley Moyers of Mills; two daughters, Mrs. Fay Cox of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mrs. Lillian Giertz of Joliet, Illinois; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

      Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday October 23 at the Bustard Funeral home with the Reverend Charles A. Nowlen, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Interment was made in Highland cemetery.

      Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hardin of Gillette attended the last rites in Casper.
    Death Index  1 Nov 1951  [1
    • (Indexed by the Campbell, Wyoming, Public Library System:) date: 11/01/1951; headline: Jacob N. Moyers; page #: 10; Subject: obituary; Moyers, Jacob Nelson; Moyers, Stanley; Cox, Fay; Giertz, Lillian; date deceased: 10/19/1951; date of birth: 11/04/1852; place deceased: Casper, Wyoming; mortuary: Bustard Funeral Home, Casper, Wyoming; Internment Place: Highland Cemetery, Casper, Wyoming; Newspaper: News-Record
    Person ID  I2338  All Families
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 

    Father  Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers,   b. 31 Jan 1827, five miles north of Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1920, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" Deen,   b. 15 Jun 1823, Lewis County, (West) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1909, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Officiant  1846  [20
    Reverend M. See 
    • His name was Michael See. He was a native of, (West) Virginia.
    Married  6 Aug 1846  Tamatown (Historical), Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 21, 22
    Moved  1884  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Benton Township, Des Moines County, 
    Anniversary Announcement  1906  [23
    The 60th Wedding Anniversary Program 
    • Sixtieth Weddding Anniversary

      Samuel N. Moyers - Lucinda Dean; Married August 6, 1846, in Tamatown, Iowa, by Reverend M. See

      "We who improve Hymen's golden hours, By sweet example, know, That marriage, rightly understood, Give to the tender and the good, A paradise below"

      George W. Moyers married Rebecca Pense (sic) November 11, 1869, in Burlington, Iowa, Squire Willcox officiating.

      Lucy Moyers married George Dotson December 24, 1891, at her home, Reverend Robb officiating.

      Lee, Harry, Samuel, Iva and Thomas.

      Pearl Moyers married Jesse Swan March 1, 1898, at her home, Reverend T. S. Pool officiating.

      Earl, Floyd and Lottie.

      Hattie Moyers married Samuel Walker October 25, 1893, in Morning Sun, Iowa, Reverend Henness officiating.

      Elsie, George, Maude, William (sic: Albert Ross), Herbert (sic George Percy), Myrtle and Paul.

      Cora Moyers married Frank Hamilton December 14, 1899, at her home, Reverend T. S. Pool officiating.

      Edward Moyers.

      Halleck Moyers.

      Sarah E. Moyers married James W. Larkin December 19, 1871, at her home, Reverend M. See officiating.

      Lee Larkin married Pearl Shepherd May 2, 1905, in Redfield, Kansas, Reverend T. J. Caldwell officiating.

      Nora O. Larkin married Wiley Cunningham November 3, 1895, in Wapello, Reverend Younkin officiating.

      Iris, Lloyd, Leo and Kenley

      Blanch Larkin married Ira D. Marshall December 24, 1894, in Colubmbus Junction, Iowa, Reverend Pusy officiating.

      Daisy, Everett, Hazel, David and Oliver.

      Samuel W. Larkin married Bessie Helverson February 22, 1900, in Wapello, Iowa, Reverend Pool officiating.

      Neita and May.

      Bert J. Larkin.

      Jacob N. Moyers married Emma E. Swank September 13, 1877, in Huron, Iowa, Reverend M. Bamford officiating.

      Lillian B. Moyers married Henry W. Giertz June 18, 1902, in Mediapolis, Iowa, Reverend Smith officiating.

      Margaret E.

      Jacob N. Moyers married Kate A. Stanley September 6, 1881, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Reverend T. Ballenger officiating.

      Alpha V. Moyers married Edwin Cox April 18, 1901, in Galena Kansas, Squire Spiva officiating.

      Maude C. Moyers.

      Stanley W. Moyers.
    The 60th Wedding Anniversary Program of Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers
    The 60th Wedding Anniversary Program of Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers
    Sam and Lucy were married in 1846 in Tamatown (historical), Des Moines County, Iowa. It was very unusual for couples from that era to both be alive at the time of their 60th wedding anniversary, so one could say their longevity is quite an accomplishment.

    This is a four page program that was printed for their 60th wedding anniversary. It has their picture and a biblical quote on the front, and genealogical information inside. Lucy's maiden surname was spelled "Dean" rather than "Deen" on this.

    Two of the children of Hattie Mae Moyers Walker were incorrectly listed on the program as William and Herbert. They were Albert Ross and George.

    (This document was provided courtesy of Kathy Begey. Note: this document is in .pdf format)
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Samuel Nelson Moyers and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers' grave is located at Loper Cemetery in Des Moines County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Moyers: S. N. Moyers, January 31, 1827 - January 13, 1920; Lucinda H., beloved wife of Samuel N. Moyers, June 15, 1824 - November 9, 1909."

      There is a large monument with simply the name "Moyers" located near Sam and Lucinda's graves.
    The Moyers Family Monument at Loper Cemetery
    The Moyers Family Monument at Loper Cemetery
    The Headstone of Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers (1 of 2)
    The Headstone of Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers (1 of 2)
    The Headstone of Samuel Nelson and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers  (2 of 2)
    The Headstone of Samuel Nelson and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers (2 of 2)
    (Individual Photos - Headshot Photographs)
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    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers
    Sam Moyers was the son of Jacob Moyers (1797-1863) and Sarah Walker "Sallie" Rogers (1802-1867). He was born January 31, 1827, five miles north of Carrollton, Illinois. He died January 13, 1920, at Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Iowa. His parents settled in Des Moines County, Iowa, in 1839. Lucy Deen was the daughter of Jacob D. Deen (1799-1866) and Judith "Judy" Cox (1797-1888). Lucy was born June 15, 1823, in Lewis County, (West) Virginia, and died November 9, 1909, in Mediapolis, Iowa. Her parents moved from Lewis County to Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, in November 1844. Samuel and Lucinda are both buried at the Loper Cemetery in Des Moines County.
    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers Biography and Photograph
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers Biography and Photograph
    Sam and Lucinda Moyers's biography was published in 1888 in the book, A Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, published by Acme Publishing in Chicago. A photograph of the two was also published in that volume. In 1886 they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. It is possible the photo was taken for that occasion, or any of the other anniersaries after about 1870. (There is also available a standalone photograph without the entire page of Sam and Lucinda.)
    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    This photograph was taken at the 50th wedding anniversary of Sam and Lucy Moyers, probably in August 1896 as their wedding was August 8, 1846. About 1/3 of the family posed in this picture can be identified, and likely the other 2/3 are those whom we'd love to know who they were.

    Those who have been identified in this photograph are: Nora Olive (Larkin) Cunningham, Wiley E. Cunningham, Samuel Wilbur Larkin, Adolphus "Lee" Larkin, Abigail "Blanche" (Larkin) Marshall, Ira David Marshall, Oliver Spencer Marshall, Daisy Esther Marshall (baby), Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers, George Washington Earl Moyers, Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, Elsie Ella Walker, Jacob Nelson Moyers, Kathryn Ann "Bappy" (Stanley) Moyers, Lillian Bell Moyers (later Giertz), Samuel Nelson Moyers, and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers.

    The woman to Sam and Lucy's left was identified as Cody (with a question mark), as a person who stood up with them at their wedding.

    Two children in the front row I had identified as probably being Stanley Wilbur Moyers and Halleck Roy "Hal" Moyers (later "Moyer"). The boy I guess to be Hal particularly resembles a later photo of him as an adult.

    Although a later photo of Cora Ellen (Moyers) Hamilton exists, I cannot see anyone who seems exactly to fit or match with her photograph twenty years later.

    Some of the older people in this may be Sam's brothers. His brother Jacob Josiah Moyers was living in Chicago, and was married to a woman named Martha (who may or may not have still been alive in 1896. She was dead by 1900). Benjamin Franklin Moyers was married to the former Barbara Deam, also a former Des Moines County, resident, and they lived in Missouri.

    Elizabeth Ann (Kurtz) Moyers was divorced from Sam's brother, George Washington Moyers, but she and some of her children and families lived nearby in Louisa County, Iowa. If they were on good enough terms with her ex husband's family, they may be in this photograph. Also, I am not sure if Sam's brother George Moyers was still living or not, so he is another possibility. The Rexroats of McDonough County, Illinois, were also nephews and nieces, and not living too distant. Even the Lakin family, many of whom were still in Carrollton, Illinois, and vicinity, though Sam's sister Eliza had been dead over 30 years, may have travelled to Iowa for this celebration.

    This photograph was provided courtesy of Larry Leon Dowell, Sam and Lucy's third great grandson. The identification was done by a relative of his, except for Hattie Mae and Elsie Walker, and Pearl Alfred Moyers.
    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (2 of 2)
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (2 of 2)
    This photograph, provided courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble, was taken at the 50th wedding anniversary of Sam and Lucinda Moyers. It is very similar to another photo provided courtesy of Larry Leon Dowell, but indeed it is not the same (as I first thought it was). Many people have been rearranged from the other photograph, some are new in this, and some apparently were not in this picture.
    Histories
    The 1888 Biography of Samuel Nelson 'Sam' Moyers (1827-1920)
    The 1888 Biography of Samuel Nelson "Sam" Moyers (1827-1920)
    Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa; Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Biographies of all the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 511-512.
    Family ID  F174  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Elizabeth Emily "Emma" Swank,   b. 8 Feb 1855, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1880 
    Married  13 Sep 1877  Huron, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Officiant  Reverend M. Bamford  [27
    Children 
    >1. Lillian Bell "Lilly" Moyers,   b. 7 Oct 1878, Huron, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1967
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F1022  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Kathryn Ann "Bappy" Stanley,   b. 16 Sep 1860, Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1943, Weston, Platte County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Sep 1881  Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [28, 29, 30
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Alt. Marriage  6 Sep 1881  Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Jacob N. Moyers; Bride's Name: Kate A. Stanley; Marriage Date: 2 September 1881; Marriage Place: Mahaska, Iowa; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02540-3; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 985383; Reference Number: Vol.1 p.22; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Marriage Certificate  1 Nov 1940  Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    • (Copy of record provided courtesy of Steven Robert Piper:)

      Certificate as to Marriage Record
      State of Iowa, Mahaska County

      I, the undersigned, Clerk of the District Court of Iowa, in and for Mahaska County, in which Office are present the Marriage Records of Mahaska County, Iowa, as required by law, do hereby certify that at page 22 of Marriage Register No. 1 appears the record of License No. 179, issued on the 2nd day of September, 1881, to the following named parties, to-wit:

      Jacob N. Moyers; Residence: Des Moines County, Iowa; Age Next Birthday: 29 years. Kate A. Stanley; Residence: Adams Township, Mahaska County, Iowa; Age Next Birthday: 20 years. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of said District Court at Oskaloosa, Iowa, this 1st day of November, 1940. Roy E. Rowland, Clerk of the District Court.
    Officiant  Reverend T. Ballenger  [27
    Children 
    >1. Alpha Victoria "Fay" Moyers,   b. 7 Aug 1882, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1958, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Caroline Maude "Maude" Moyers,   b. Jan 1884, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Stanley Wilbur Moyers,   b. 25 Oct 1886, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1964, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location
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    The Family of Jacob Nelson Moyers in About 1884
    The Family of Jacob Nelson Moyers in About 1884
    Not long after the birth of their second daughter, Caroline "Maude" Moyers, seen on Jacob Nelson Moyers' lap, the family posed for this portrait. The older sister was Alpha Victoria "Fay" Moyers, and the mother was Kathryn Ann "Bappy" (Stanley) Moyers. This photograph was likely taken in Des Moines County, Iowa. Maude was born in January 1884.
    Bicyclists, Jacob Nelson Moyers and His Wife, Kathryn Ann 'Bappy' (Stanley) Moyers
    Bicyclists, Jacob Nelson Moyers and His Wife, Kathryn Ann "Bappy" (Stanley) Moyers
    Jacob and Kathryn may have been courting and not yet married when this photograph was taken. He appears a bit younger than in a family group photo from 1884, so possibly this was in 1880 or 1881 (they were married September 2, 1881).
    Maude and Fay Moyers in About 1887
    Maude and Fay Moyers in About 1887
    Sisters Caroline "Maude" (left) and Alpha Victoria "Fay" Moyers (right) look almost like twins in this photograph taken of them in about 1887.
    Caroline 'Maude,' Alpha Victoria 'Fay,' and Stanley Wilbur Moyers
    Caroline "Maude," Alpha Victoria "Fay," and Stanley Wilbur Moyers
    This photograph is of the children of Jacob Nelson Moyers and Kathryn Ann "Bappy" Stanley. Son Stanley was born in October 1886, so this photograph was very likely taken in 1888, at which time the family was probably living in Des Moines County, Iowa.
    Samuel Nelson 'Sam' and Lucinda Hopkins 'Lucy' (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers 50th Wedding Anniversary (1 of 2)
    This photograph was taken at the 50th wedding anniversary of Sam and Lucy Moyers, probably in August 1896 as their wedding was August 8, 1846. About 1/3 of the family posed in this picture can be identified, and likely the other 2/3 are those whom we'd love to know who they were.

    Those who have been identified in this photograph are: Nora Olive (Larkin) Cunningham, Wiley E. Cunningham, Samuel Wilbur Larkin, Adolphus "Lee" Larkin, Abigail "Blanche" (Larkin) Marshall, Ira David Marshall, Oliver Spencer Marshall, Daisy Esther Marshall (baby), Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers, George Washington Earl Moyers, Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers, Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, Elsie Ella Walker, Jacob Nelson Moyers, Kathryn Ann "Bappy" (Stanley) Moyers, Lillian Bell Moyers (later Giertz), Samuel Nelson Moyers, and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers.

    The woman to Sam and Lucy's left was identified as Cody (with a question mark), as a person who stood up with them at their wedding.

    Two children in the front row I had identified as probably being Stanley Wilbur Moyers and Halleck Roy "Hal" Moyers (later "Moyer"). The boy I guess to be Hal particularly resembles a later photo of him as an adult.

    Although a later photo of Cora Ellen (Moyers) Hamilton exists, I cannot see anyone who seems exactly to fit or match with her photograph twenty years later.

    Some of the older people in this may be Sam's brothers. His brother Jacob Josiah Moyers was living in Chicago, and was married to a woman named Martha (who may or may not have still been alive in 1896. She was dead by 1900). Benjamin Franklin Moyers was married to the former Barbara Deam, also a former Des Moines County, resident, and they lived in Missouri.

    Elizabeth Ann (Kurtz) Moyers was divorced from Sam's brother, George Washington Moyers, but she and some of her children and families lived nearby in Louisa County, Iowa. If they were on good enough terms with her ex husband's family, they may be in this photograph. Also, I am not sure if Sam's brother George Moyers was still living or not, so he is another possibility. The Rexroats of McDonough County, Illinois, were also nephews and nieces, and not living too distant. Even the Lakin family, many of whom were still in Carrollton, Illinois, and vicinity, though Sam's sister Eliza had been dead over 30 years, may have travelled to Iowa for this celebration.

    This photograph was provided courtesy of Larry Leon Dowell, Sam and Lucy's third great grandson. The identification was done by a relative of his, except for Hattie Mae and Elsie Walker, and Pearl Alfred Moyers.
    Moyers and Stanley Kids
    Moyers and Stanley Kids
    Steven Robert Piper, who kindly provided this photograph, labelled it as "Moyers and Stanley kids." I believe it is a safe bet that Stanley Wilbur Moyers is the boy in the front, but none of the four girls really look like other pictures of his sisters, Alpha Victoria "Fay" Moyers or Caroline "Maude" Moyers. All four do, at least to my eye, appear to resemble individuals in another photograph that is available of "Moyers and Stanley Women."
    Women of the Moyers and Stanley Families
    Women of the Moyers and Stanley Families
    Steven Robert Piper kindly provided this photograph. There are two Moyers women in it, sisters Caroline "Maude" Moyers and Alpha Victoria "Fay" (Moyers) Cox. The other four are presumably cousins, nieces of their mother, Kathryn Ann "Bappy" (Stanley) Moyers. Maude is in the center, back row, and Fay is in the center front of the photograph. Their maternal aunts and uncle, some of whom are apparently the parents of the other four women, were Mary J. Stanley, Martha E. Stanley, Charles B. Stanley, and Emma C. (Stanley) Barrowman.
    Caroline 'Maude' Moyers, Her Sister, Alpha Victoria 'Fay' (Moyers) Cox, and Myrna
    Caroline "Maude" Moyers, Her Sister, Alpha Victoria "Fay" (Moyers) Cox, and Myrna
    Maude Moyers is on the left of this photo, her sister Fay Cox is standing, and their friend, probably cousin, Myrna, is on the right.
    Stanley Moyers and His Father, Jacob Moyers
    Stanley Moyers and His Father, Jacob Moyers
    Jacob Nelson Moyers lived to the age of 99 in 1951. Stanley Wilbur Moyers, his son, was born in 1886 and died in 1964. This photograph was likely taken while Jacob was in his 80s, though it could have been later. As a guess, I'm going to say it was about 1940. They were both living in Wyoming at the time.
    General Newsprint
    A Letter Home from Stanley Wilbur Moyers
    A Letter Home from Stanley Wilbur Moyers
    Stanley Moyers was in the service during World War I when he wrote his father, Jacob Nelson Moyers, regarding the situation in New Jersey. Jacob was living in Spokane, Washington, at the time (at 8118 Ivory Street).
    Marriage Documentation
    The Marriage Certificate of Jacob Nelson Moyers and Kathryn Ann 'Bappy' Stanley
    The Marriage Certificate of Jacob Nelson Moyers and Kathryn Ann "Bappy" Stanley
    Jacob and Kathryn were married September 2, 1881, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. (Provided courtesy of Steven Robert Piper.)
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F3279  Group Sheet

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    Jacob Nelson Moyers
    Jacob Nelson Moyers
    Jacob Nelson Moyers was the youngest child born to Samuel Nelson and Lucinda "Lucy" (Deen) Moyers. He died at age 98, several weeks short of his 99th birthday. He was born in 1852 in Des Moines County, Iowa, and died in 1951 in Casper, Wyoming. He did "church work" for over forty years of his life. He married twice (his first wife died a few years after the marriage), and had four children.
    Jacob Nelson Moyers
    Jacob Nelson Moyers
    As Jacob Nelson Moyers seemed to age gracefully, it is very difficult to estimate dates on the photographs of him which were kindly provided by Steven Robert Piper, his descendant. Although the frame of this particular photograph looks to be a bit later, I think he was probably in his 40s when the photo was taken in Burlington, Iowa; and as there are records indicating he was still living in Iowa as late as 1905, my guess would be he was about 48 years old, and date the photo to 1910.
    Jacob Nelson Moyers, Probably About 1915
    Jacob Nelson Moyers, Probably About 1915
    In this photograph of Jacob Moyers he appears to be a bit older than in an earlier portrait of him, but the frame appears to be older, so I don't know.
    Jacob Nelson Moyers, Probably in the 1930s
    Jacob Nelson Moyers, Probably in the 1930s
    Jacob travelled for many years with the Billy Sunday choir, and preached Methodist religion in Wyoming for others, his final sermon being given in 1947 when he was 94 or 95 years old.

    General Newsprint
    The Stabbing Death of James Raymond By the Knife of Jacob Nelson Moyers
    The Stabbing Death of James Raymond By the Knife of Jacob Nelson Moyers
    An article with an account of the stabbing and death of James Raymond by Jacob Nelson Moyers.

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    J. N. Moyers, 98, Former Resident, Dies in Casper
    J. N. Moyers, 98, Former Resident, Dies in Casper
    The obituary of Jacob Nelson Moyers. Jacob traveled with the Billy Sunday choir for years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8604] Moyers, Jacob Nelson - Death Index, (indexed by the Campbell, Wyoming, Public Library System (page offline 1/2008)) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 378-383 (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S35] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1888) Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Acme Publishing, Chicago; 1888), pages 352-355 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census.

    5. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; pages 1612-1613; Roll: IA_53

    6. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 93, Sheet Number: 887, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Post Office: Burlington; enumerated on June 28, 1860

    7. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 16, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Sheet 247, Post Office: Latty Station; enumerated on August 15, 1870

    8. [S34] Des Moines County, Iowa - (1879) The History of Des Moines County, Iowa, (Chicago, Western Historical Society, 1879), page 726 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Des Moines County, Iowa; p 60; Benton Township, sheet 25; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Census Microfilm Roll #337.

    10. [S143] Yellow Spring and Huron - Des Moines County, Iowa, J. W. Merrill, (Published by the author, J. W. Merrill, Mediapolis, Iowa, 1897).

    11. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Des Moines County; Pleasant Grove Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Census Microfilm.

    12. [S8606] Moyers, Jacob N. - Stabbing in Oskaloosa, (originally published in the Herald, September 30, 1898; Eldora, Hardin County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Mediapolis, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 25, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 14B, page number: 368; enumeration date: June 25, 1900

    14. [S7963] Burlington, Iowa - City Directory 1904-1905, (Copyright 1904, by Ora J. Gould, Compiler, Publisher, and Printer; (Printed) C. Lutz & Sons, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa), page 509 (Reliability: 4).

    15. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      1905 Yellow Spring Twp 1905 Mediapolis Des Moines Co IA Moyers Samuel.jpg
      1905 Iowa State Census
      Mediapolis, Yellow Spring Township Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84

    16. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Spokane City, Andrews Precinct Township, Spokane County, Washington, ward 1; enumeration district: 151, supervisor's district: 3, sheet number: 22B, page number: 136; enumeration date: April 21, 22, 30, 1910

    17. [S8319] Moyers, Samuel Nelson "Sam" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 11, January 14, 1920; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Precinct 23, Campbell County, Wyoming; enumeration district: 3-23, supervisor's district: 2; sheet number: 1B, page number: 75; enumeration date: April 8, 1930

    19. [S8605] Moyers, Jacob Nelson - Obituary, (originally published in The News-Record, page 10, November 1, 1951; Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming) (Reliability: 4).

    20. [S396] Moyers, Edward Nelson "Ed" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 11, January 5, 1948; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    21. [S94] LDS Online Record.

    22. [S397] Moyers, Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) - 60th Wedding Anniversary Program, (1906), Front cover (Reliability: 4).

    23. [S397] Moyers, Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) - 60th Wedding Anniversary Program, (1906) (Reliability: 3).

    24. [S398] Moyers, Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Loper Cemetery, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; photograph provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 3).

    25. [S399] Moyers Family Monument - Headstone Photograph, (the monument is at the Loper in Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa near the graves of Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins (Deen) Moyers; photo provided courtesy of Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble and Becky Ruth (Kimble) Murphy) (Reliability: 3).

    26. [S787] Begey, Kathy Rae (Poggemiller).

    27. [S397] Moyers, Samuel Nelson "Sam" and Lucinda Hopkins "Lucy" (Deen) - 60th Wedding Anniversary Program, (1906) (Reliability: 4).

    28. [S1636] Moyers, Jacob Nelson and Kathryn Ann "Bappy" Stanley - Marriage Certificate, (license #279, marriage book #1, Mahaska County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    29. [S434] Missouri State Archives - Birth and Death Records (Reliability: 3).

    30. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).