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Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers

Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers

Male 1875 - 1964

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  • Name  Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname  P. A. 
    Alt. Birth  Dec 1874  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Born  12 Dec 1875  Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1880  Jackson Township, Edwards County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Alfred Moyers, white, male, age 4, son, single, attended school during the census year, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Virginia
    Iowa State Census  1885  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Pearl Moyers, age 9, female (sic), single, born in Des Moines County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native
    Iowa State Census  1895  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Pearl A. Moyers, 20, male, single, born in Des Moines County Iowa, Methodist Protestant
    Census  1900  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Married to Jessie M., living with her and children David "I." and Floyd "C." Moyers:) Line number 37; dwelling number 33, family number 34: Pearl A. Moyers, head of household, white, male, born in December 1874, age 25, married, married for 3 years, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Virginia, occupation farmer, not employed 0 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English, rented home, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 19
    City Directory  1902/1903  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gould's City and County Directory of the City of Burlington and Des Moines County 
    • P. A. Moyers, Yellow Spring Township, Newport (Same as his father - land in Des Moines County but an address in Louisa?
    City Directory  1904/1905  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Gould's Directory of the City of Burlington, West Burlington, Danville, Mediapolis, and Des Moines County 
    • (Part of the Burlington City Directory:) P. A. Moyers, Mediapolis, Yellow Township.
    Iowa State Census  1905  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • (Listed with his wife, Jessie and children: Earl, Floyd, and Lottie Moyers:) P.A. Moyers, Card Number: 593; Post Office Address: Mediapolis, Iowa: Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84
    Biography  1905  [13
    Biographical review of Des Moines County, Iowa  
    • Pearl Alfred Moyers

      The fact that many of her native sons have retained their residence in Des Moines county after attaining adult age, is proof of the attractiveness of this section of the State, and of the advantages, natural and otherwise, which it offers to its citizens. Mr. Moyers has always lived here, his birth having occurred in Franklin Township, December 12, 1875. His parents were George W. and Rebecca (Pence) Moyers. During the boyhood days of their son they removed to Kansas, where he attended the district schools for four years, and later was a student in the district schools of Louisa county. He also attended school in the Yellow Springs township, and was reared to farm life, his father following agriculture pursuits. He, too, was born in Des Moines county, and is now living in Louisa county. He trained his son in the practical work of the farm, so that he became familiar with the best methods of plowing, planting and harvesting, and throughout his entire life he has continued to devote his energies to agricultural pursuits .In 1899 he purchased his present farm from Richard Orr, becoming owner of ninety-five acres situated on Section 2, Yellow Springs township .It is a well improved property, and Mr. Moyers is continually laboring to make the land more productive and his farm of greater value. He has laid some tiling, has erected some sheds, has dug a well, and now has a good wind -pump. In addition to the tilling of the soil he raises stock, and now has upon his place twelve head of cattle,six or eight hogs, six horses, and two colts.

      On March 6, 1898, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Moyers and Miss Jessie M. Swan, a daughter of George L. and Jennie (Gregory) Swan. Mrs. Moyers was born in Louisa county, Iowa, and by her marriage has become the mother of three children: Earl, Lloyd and Lottie, whose presence adds much to the real home life. The parents hold membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, and are well known in this part of the state, where they have long resided. There have been no exciting chapters in the history of Mr. Moyers, but he is a man who is found true to his duties of public and private life, and in all trade transactions is reliable and enterprising. The success that he has achieved is due to his own efforts, and he is now accounted one of the substantial young farmers of Yellow Springs township.
    The Biography of Pearl Alfred 'P. A.' Moyers (1876-1964)
    The Biography of Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers (1876-1964)
    Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa, Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Many of the Prominent Citizens of To-day and also of the Past. Illustrated (Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905), page 950.
    City Directory  1908/1909  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • P. A. Moyers, Yellow Spring Township (post office) Mediapolis.
    Census  1910  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • ("Perl M." Moyers was married to Jessie, living with her and children: Earl, Floyd, Lottie, and Frances Moyers:) Line number 40: dwelling number: 191, family number: 193: Perl M. (sic) Moyers, head of household, male, white, age 35, married (once), years of present marriage 12, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Virginia, could speak English, occupation farmer, own account, could read, could write, rented home, a farm (not a house), number of house in the schedule: 70
    Iowa State Census  1915  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • Card Number: 319, male, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 38, Pearl A. Moyers, age 40, Louisa County, post office address: Wapello, town: Wapello, occupation farmer, months unemployed in 1914: 2, total earnings in 1914: $1600, extent of education in the common schools: 6, birth place: Iowa, owned home or farm, incumbrance on farm or home: $17,000, value of farm or home: $20,000, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Virginia, signed by assessor: T. A. Dotson
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  6 Sep 1918  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Serial Number: 195, No.: 135; Name: Pearl Alfred Moyers; age: 43 years; address: RD2, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; date of birth: December 12, 1875; native born; present trade: farming; employed by: self; employed at: RD2, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; nearest living relative: Jessie Moyers (wife), RD2, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; race: white; height: medium, build: medium, eye color: blue, hair color: grey, lost an arm, leg, hand, eye, or seems to be physically disabled: no; city or county: Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; date of registration: September 6, 1918
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • ("Perle" Moyers was married to Jessie, living with her and daughters Lottie and Frances Moyers:) Line number 33: farm, dwelling number: 52, family number: 54: Perle (sic) Moyers, head of household, owned home, mortgaged, male, white, age 45, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Virginia, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry general farm, own account, number of farm in schedule: 33
    Iowa State Census  1925  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • (Married to Jessie Moyers, living with her and daughter, "Francis" Moyers: Line number 110: Pearl A. Moyers, head of household, male, white, age 50, married, owned, value of home: $illegible, amount of mortgage: $illegible, amount of insurance on the home: $6000, number of years in the U.S.: 50, number of years in Iowa: 46, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 5th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Geo. Moyers, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 6, name of mother: Rebecca Pence, mother's birthplace: Virginia, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, involved in agricultural pursuits, church affiliation: Methodist Espiscopal
    Residence  Mar 1926  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Census  1930  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    • (Married to Jessie Moyers, living with her:) Line Number: 47; Number of Dwelling: 123; Number of Family: 123: Pearl Moyers; Relation: Head of Household; House Owned or Rented: Owned; Value of Home or Rent: $3,000; Radio Set: Radio; Live on Farm?: No; Sex: Male; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 55; Marital Condition: Married; Age at First Marriage: 23; School or College Since September 1, 1929: No; Could Read and Write: Yes; Where Born: Iowa; Where Father Was Born: Iowa; Where Mother Was Born: Virginia; State or M. T. Code: 65; Whether Able to Speak English: Yes; Trade, Profession: Laborer; Industry: Elevator; Code: 7884; Employer, Wage Worker, or Own Account: Wage Worker; Actually at Work (Y/N): Yes; Veteran (Y/N): No
    Newspaper Article  2 Apr 1959  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Dwight Moyers of Elk River, Minnesota, was a visitor here last week at the home of his Uncle, P. A. Moyers. The visit marked the first time in 21 years that Mr. Moyers had seen his nephew.
    Residence  Aug 1961  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Funeral Program  Jun 1964  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    • In Memory of PEARL A. MOYERS

      Born December 12, 1875
      Died June 4, 1964
      Age 88 Years, 5 Months, 22 Days

      Time and Place of Services: Saturday, June 6, 1964, 2 p.m., Methodist Church, Morning Sun, Iowa

      Officiating: Reverend A. V. Weigel

      Place of Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Iowa

      Arrangements by: Pierce Funeral Home
    Died  4 Jun 1964  Klein Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Cause: cancer 
    Obituary  5 Jun 1964  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Mr. Pearl A. Moyers, 88, died in Klein Memorial hospital, Burlington, Thursday evening. He had been in the hospital for a week.

      Mr. Moyers was the son of G. W. and Rebecca Pence Moyers, and was born in Tama township, Des Moines County, December 12, 1875. On March 1, 1898, he was married to Jessie Mae Swan, at Wapello. They farmed at Newport before settling at Morning Sun in 1926. Mrs. Moyers died in 1958. A son, Floyd Moyers, died in 1918 and a daughter, Mrs. Frances Harrison, died in 1948.

      Surviving are a son and daughter: Earl Moyers, Davenport, and Mrs. Lottie Pilling, Mediapolis; a brother, H. R. Moyers, Elk River, Minnesota; seven grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; one great grandchild.
    Obituary  5 Jun 1964  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • Morning Sun (IA) -- Pearl A. Moyers, 88 years old, died Thursday (June 4, 1964) at the Kline Memorial Hospital in Burlington, where he had been a patient for about a week.

      He was born at Tamatown in Des Moines county on December 12, 1875, the son of G. W. and Rebecca Pence Moyers. He was married on. March 1, 1898, to Jessie Mae Swan at Wapello.

      He made his home and farmed at Newport for many years before moving to. Morning Sun in 1946.

      He was preceded in death by one son, Floyd, in 1918, one daughter, Mrs. Francis Harrison in 1948, and his wife in 1958. Two brothers and three sisters also preceded him in death.

      He is survived by one son, Earl Moyers of Davenport, one daughter, Mrs.. Lottie Pilling of Mediapolis, one brother H. R. Moyers of Elk River, Minnesota, and seven grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

      He was a member of the Morning Sun Methodist Church and for a number of years was the church custodian of the Methodist Church at Morning Sun.

      Services will be conducted Saturday afternoon, June 6, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pierce Funeral Home in Morning Sun with the Reverend A. Z. Wiegel of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery. The body is now at the Pierce Funeral Home.
    Religion  with the Methodist Episcopal Church  [13
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [26
    • Name: Pearl A. Moyers; Sex: F; Born: 1875; Died or Buried: 1964; Age: 89; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-62; Notes: born 12 December 1875; died 4 June 1964; husband of Jessie M.
    Buried  6 Jun 1964  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25, 26
    Person ID  I240  All Families
    Last Modified  27 Feb 2014 

    Father  George Washington Earl Moyers,   b. 12 Apr 1849, Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1926, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rebecca Ellen Pence,   b. 10 Apr 1847, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1919, west of Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Nov 1869  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 27
    Officiant 
    • Squire Willcox officiated at the wedding of George and Rebecca.
    Residence  Abt 1880/1884  Peabody, Marion County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    • George and Rebecca Moyers and their family lived in Kansas four years according to Pearl Moyers' 1915 Des Moines County, Iowa, biography. Gertie died in 1885 and was buried in Iowa. Cora was born in 1878 in Iowa, so the move to Kansas was apparently between 1878-1881.
    Residence  1888  rural Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    Residence  10 Apr 1918  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    Headstone Photograph 
    • George Washington Earl Moyers and Rebecca (Pence) Moyers' grave is located at Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Moyers: George W. Moyers, born April 13, 1849, died March 28, 1926; Rebecca E., His Wife, born April 10, 1847, died March 30, 1919"
    The Headstone of George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers
    The Headstone of George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers
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    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    George and Rebecca Moyers's biography was published in 1912 in the book, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II.. Their photographs were also published in that book. The book was by Arthur Springer.

    (Though published in 1912, the photographs were definitely taken earlier, probably in the 1880s.)
    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.
    1912 Walker Family Photos: The Summer Canoe on the Pond
    1912 Walker Family Photos: The Summer Canoe on the Pond
    This is a photograph (photo postcard style) I have inherited. My cousin, Virginia Golliher, has the same image and the people in the canoe are identified on hers. Her mother, Myrtle, and my mother, Leota, were both in the picture.

    The older woman on the left is Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers. The girl in front of her is Zella "Myrtle" Walker. George Washington Earl Moyers is rowing the canoe. On the right are Hattie Mae "Harriett" (Moyers) Walker, and she is holding the baby (my mother), Hattie "Leota" Walker. My mother was born in March 1912, so this photograph was taken in that summer. Myrtle was 7 or else 8, depending upon the date of the picture.
    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    George Washington Earl and Rebecca Ellen (Pence) Moyers' Photographs in the Book, History of Louisa County, Iowa (2 of 2)
    This is a second photograph of my great grandparents, George and Rebecca Moyers, as published in the book, History of Louisa County, Iowa, From Its Earliest Settlement to 1911, Volume II. This is provided as the other version shows part of the outside cover of the book, putting them in context. I estimate the photos were taken in the 1880s.
    Family ID  F6  Group Sheet

    Family  Jessie Mae Swan,   b. 20 Nov 1882, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1958, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  Mar 1878 
    • (According to the obituary of Pearl Moyers, Jessie and Pearl Moyers were married March 1878. This is impossible as he would have been 3 and Jessie was not yet born!)
    Married  1 Mar 1898  at her home in Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 33, 34
    Alt. Marriage  6 Mar 1898  [13
    • (According to A History of Des Moines County, Iowa, and Its People, March 6, 1898, was Pearl Moyers and Jessie Swan's wedding date.)
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Moyers, Pearl Alfred; Spouse: Swan, Jessie M.; Marriage Date: 1 March 1898; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Officiant  T. S. Poole  [36
    Residence  1911  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Research  Est 1912  [28
    • For a time after the birth of daughter Frances, the Moyers family lived in Robstown, Texas. A card, undated, from Iva Marie Dotson was sent to Frances there. As Pearl was listed in City Directories up until 1909 and in the 1910 federal census in Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, it probably was soon after 1910. By 1915 he and Jessie were living in Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa.
    Residence  1916  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [37
    • (Per genealogist, Joy Conwell, according to a personal card in her possession.)
    Residence  Mar 1926  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [38
    • (Per Pearl Moyer's obituary, he and Jessie settled in Morning Sun in 1926, so apparently that was after the month of March when they were listed in George Moyers's obituary as living in Wapello.)
    Newspaper Article  23 Jul 1942  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [39
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • There was (sic) exciting times at the Earl Moyers farm south of Newport recently when a bull attacked a team of horses. One horse was so badly gored that it had to be shot. Its mate was also severely injured. The bull had been locked up in the barn while P. A. Moyers, father of Earl, and Lloyd Patterson, the hired man were using the team in some work in the barn lot. The bull broke out of the barn and attacked the team, but did not attempt to molest the men.
    Bull Attacks Horses on the Earl Moyers Farm
    Bull Attacks Horses on the Earl Moyers Farm
    A report on an attack by an escaped bull on a team of two horses owned by David "Earl" Moyers while his father, Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers, was tending to the farm.
    Residence  Jan 1948  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [40
    Anniversary Announcement  1 Mar 1948  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [41
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • MARRIED 50 YEARS -- Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Moyers, Morning Sun, rounded out 50 years of married life March 1. Due to illness in the family, no special celebration was planned. Pearl Moyers and Jessie Swan were married in Wapello in 1898 by Reverend T. S. Poole. They have 3 children, Earl Moyers and Mrs. Earl Harrison of Burlington, and Mrs. Jack Pilling of Mediapolis. There are 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Pearl Alfred 'P. A.' and Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Pearl Alfred "P. A." and Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers
    Pearl and Jessie Moyers were married March 1, 1898, in Wapello, Iowa. They acknowledged their 50th wedding anniversary in 1948, but did not celebrate it at the time, due to family illness.
    Anniversary Announcement  21 Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [34
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • SCHWENGEL WRITES TO MOYERS

      Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Moyers, who celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on March 1, received the following letter from Congressman Fred Schwengel:

      March 9, 1957, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Moyers Morning Sun, Iowa

      Hello Mr. and Mrs. Moyers:

      Thought you might like to have an extra copy of the enclosed clipping announcing your 59th wedding anniversary.

      To have had the opportunity to live and serve so long together is in itself an indication of fine citizenship. The rich blessings that have been yours and those of your friends and neighbors for more than one-fourth the history of this great and beloved country, are a part of the heritage all of us enjoy.

      May we join your family and friends in extending heartiest "congratulations" on this significant occasion, and may the spirit that reigns over us all continue to bless you with health and happiness for many years to come.

      Sincerely yours, Fred Schwengel
    Schwengel Writes to Moyers
    Schwengel Writes to Moyers
    The 59th wedding anniversary announcement of Pearl Alfred "P. A." and Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers. Pearl and Jessie were married March 1, 1898, at her home in Wapello, Iowa.
    Residence  Jan 1958  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [42
    Children 
    >1. David Earl "Earl" Moyers,   b. 19 Oct 1898, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1981, Osteopathic Hospital, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Floyd Alfred Moyers,   b. 16 Mar 1900, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1918, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Lottie Bernice Moyers,   b. 16 Apr 1901, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1988, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Frances Willard Moyers,   b. 7 Oct 1906, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1948, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of Pearl Alfred 'P. A.' and Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of Pearl Alfred "P. A." and Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers
    Pearl and Jessie Moyers, married March 1, 1898, at Jessie's home in Wapello, Iowa, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1948. This photograph provided by Joy Conwell was dated to that year by the newspaper article published announcing their anniversary, which ported the same photo with the article.
    Four Generations and Three Families: Moyers, Harrison, Lavalleur
    Four Generations and Three Families: Moyers, Harrison, Lavalleur
    There are four generations represented in this photograph from 1947. Standing in the back is Charles Leaford "Lee" Lavalleur, in front of him is his wife, Wanda Lea (Harrison) Lavalleur, holding their baby daughter, Deborah. To the left of the Lavalleurs are Wanda's parents, Frances Willard (Moyers) Harrison and (in back of her) Earl Joseph Harrison Sr. The couple on the right are Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers and his wife, Jessie Mae (Swan) Moyers, the parents of Frances, the grandparents of Wanda, and the great grandparents of Deborah.
    Last Modified  27 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F178  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Pearl Alfred 'P. A.' Moyers
    Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers
    Pearl was the third son born to George Washington Earl and Rebecca (Pence) Moyers. His older brother Samuel Lee Moyers had died in early childhood, and his sister Mary Lucinda or "Lu" Moyers was several years into her life when Pearl was born. Except for a short few years in about 1880 to 1884, Pearl lived his entire life in southeast Iowa, in southern Louisa and northern Des Moines counties. He married Jessie Mae Swan, the daughter of George Laury and Samantha Jane "Jennie" (Gregory) Swan March 1, 1898, at her home in Wapello, Iowa. They had four children.
    Pearl Moyers and his Great-granddaughters
    In 1956, Pearl Moyers of Morning Sun, Iowa, opted to have this portrait of himself and 9 great-granddaughters taken. They were: Joy Lynn Ferguson, Nicolette Lavalleur, Sheila Frances Ferguson, Deborah Ann Lavalleur, Patricia Ann Harrison, Hope Darlene Ferguson, Robinette C. Lavalleur, Eileen Faith Ferguson, and Geraldine Lea Lavalleur. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals

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    The Funeral Program of Pearl Alfred 'P.A.' Moyers
    The Funeral Program of Pearl Alfred "P.A." Moyers
    Pearl's funeral was at the Methodist Church in Morning Sun, Iowa.
    The Obituary of Pearl Alfred 'P. A.' Moyers (Burlington Hawk-Eye)
    The Obituary of Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers (Burlington Hawk-Eye)
    Pearl Alfred Moyers was a son of George Washington Earl Moyers and Rebecca Ellen Pence. He was born December 12, 1875, in Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa. As a child he lived a few years in Kansas with his parents. They later returned to Louisa County, Iowa. Pearl died at Klein Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Iowa, and is buried at the Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun, Iowa.
    The Obituary of Pearl Alfred 'P. A.' Moyers (Muscatine Journal)
    The Obituary of Pearl Alfred "P. A." Moyers (Muscatine Journal)
    Pearl Alfred Moyers (1875-1964) married Jessie May Swan (1882-1958) March 1, 1898, at her home in Wapello, Iowa. They were the parents of four children: sons David "Earl" and Floyd Alfred Moyers, and daughters Lottie Bernice Pilling and Frances Willard Harrison.

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      From Samuel N. Moyers' biography: "This worthy couple have had four children: Marietta, died at the age of fourteen; George W., is a farmer of Louisa County, Iowa; Sarah, deceased wife of James Larkin of Franklin Township, Des Moines County; and Jacob N., now residing in Oskaloosa."

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