NameChristopher M. MYERS
Census1850, Daviess Co, MO
Land Purch10 Mar 1856, Daviess Co, MO
Census1860, Daviess Co, MO
Census1870, Gallatin, Daviess Co, MO
Census1880, Colby, Daviess Co, MO
Census1900, Marpoble, Dekalb Co, MO
Census10 May 1910, Gridley, Butte Co, CA
Death28 Aug 1916, Butte Co, CA [290], [292]
Move1901, California [292]
FatherChristopher MYERS (~1800->1850)
MotherCatherine (Myers) (~1807->1850)
Marriage21 Jun 1849, Daviess Co, MO [43]
SpouseOlive Amanda COLE
BirthApr 1832, Portage Co, OH [32]
Death28 Nov 1912, Butte Co, CA [290]
FatherLuther COLE (1795-1864)
MotherChloe LOOMIS (1803-1890)
Children
1 MOliver Myers
Birthabt 1850, Daviess Co, MO [35]
Deathaft 1910
2 MLuther Christopher Myers
Birth4 Sep 1851, Daviess Co, MO [7]
Death5 Apr 1935, Alta Mont, Daviess Co, MO [7]
SpouseFlorence May Smith
3 FMehetable Myers
BirthMay 1856, Missouri [32]
Death29 Apr 1929, Daviess Co, MO [265], [270, Certif. 14277]
BurialWinston Cem, Altamont, Daviess, MO
SpouseJosiah Smith Eggers
Marriage23 Nov 1871, Daviess Co, MO [253]
4 FMary Sobriney Myers
Birth15 Aug 1858, Daviess Co, MO [1066]
Death25 Apr 1936, Gridley, Butte Co, CA [290]
BurialGridley-Biggs Cemetery, Butte Co, CA [1066]
SpouseThomas Jefferson Gebhart
Marriageabt 1877, Dekalb Co?, MO
Birth22 Mar 1860, Daviess Co, MO [291]
Death9 Apr 1942, Butte Co, CA [291]
Marriage15 Feb 1877, Daviess Co, MO [43]
Divorce
Marriage1893, Butte Co, CA
6 FCatharine S. Myers
Birthabt 1862, Missouri
Deathaft 1910
7 FElizabeth B. Myers
Birthabt 1865, Missouri [33]
Deathaft 1910
8 MGrant Myers
Birthabt 1867, Missouri
Deathbef 1880
9 FLouisa “Jennie” Myers
Birthabt 1868, Missouri [33]
Deathaft 1910
BurialGridley, Butte Co, CA
10 FAbilene Myers
Birth4 Jan 1872, Missouri [291]
Death25 Jan 1957, Sacremento Co, CA [291]
BurialGridley, Butte Co, CA
Notes for Christopher M. MYERS
Came to Missouri with his family as a young man.

There is some confusion about the number of children Chris and Olive had. In both the 1900 and 1910 censuses, Olive reports that she had 9 children and all are living. However, census reports show 10 children in their household at various times, plus a girl Gertrude born when they were in their late 50s and living with them in 1900, probably a granddaughter. The most likely "missing child" is Grant, who is 3 in 1870, but not listed in 1880. He may have been a relative or something, or may have passed away and Olive declined to count him in the later census count.

Late in life, he and Olive moved to California to be near their daughters Sarah and Mary. They live in Gridley in 1910, and are buried in the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery.
Census notes for Christopher M. MYERS
1850-1900 MO 1910 CA
1850 Daviess, MO: Christ. 19 OH; Olive 18 OH. Married in last year. Christ. & Cath. Myers and Luther & Clora Cole, b. OH, nearby (Dist. 27, 8/22/1850, p. 353B)
1860 Daviess, MO: Christ. Meyers 29 OH [Farmer, $1600 real estate, $300 personal estate], Amanda 28; Oliver 10 Luther 8; Mehitable 8; Mary S 3; Sarah 6 mos. (Gallatin, 7/17/1860, p. 489) (7/9/96)
1870 Daviess, MO: Christopher 39 IN [Farmer, 3500, 1200], Olive 38 OH; Luther C. 17 MO; Mehitable 15; Mary S 12; Sarah O.J. 10; Catherine S. 8; Elizabeth B. 5; Grant 3; Louisa J. 2. (Gallatin - Colfax Twp, Daviess Co, MO. p. 246a, 8/1870) (8/10/01 - Rootsweb Archive)
1880 MO Sdx: Christ. 48 OH par: OH/OH, Olive 47 Par: VT/VT; Eliz. 14 MO; Levisa 12; Abiline 8 (Colby, Daviess Co, MO Vol 11 ED 239) (7/9/96)
1900 MO Sdx: Christ. Jun 1831, OH (marr 50 yrs, F-b. PA, M-b.OH); Olive Apr 1832 (marr 50 yrs, 9 kids, all living, F-b.CT, M-b.VT); Gertrude Mar 1878, MO (Marpoble, Dekalb Co, MO, Vol 27 ED 66) (7/9/96)
1910 Butte Co, CA: Christopher M. Myers 78 OH, m 60 yrs. Par b. PA/OH; Olive 77, 9 kids living, par CT/VT. (Ohio St., Gridly Twp, p. 229, ED 8 sht 20, 5/10/1910) (11/25/2003 HQ)
Notes for Olive Amanda COLE
In 1867, she was one of the first ten members of the Prairie Ridge Christian Church. Prairie Ridge was the first Christian Church established in Sheridan Township (just north of Liberty, where her in-laws lived). (Hist of Daviess Co.)
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