MYERS, R. N. -1927
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/14/2015 at 22:08:37
Reinbeck Man Killed In Auto Accident
R. N. Myers Meets Sudden Death in Oklahoma
R. N. Myers was killed in an automobile accident near Poteau, Okla., last Wednesday night. Relatives at Reinbeck were advised last Thursday morning of the fatal accident. Mr. Myers was found dead under his car with a fractured skull. The car ran off the grade and turned over and pinned the driver underneath. He was alone in the car. Nearby witnesses saw the accident, but they were unable to see what caused it.
Reinbeck relatives immediately sent instructions to Oklahoma to hold the body and prepare it for shipment to the home. Edwin Robinson left for Oklahoma Thursday night and he arrived home with the body Monday morning. The funeral was held on Tuesday from the home of the deceased's brother-in-law, A. M. Robinson.
Mr. Myers was a son of I. N. Myers, one of Reinbeck's earliest residents and business men. He was in his sixty-second year and grew to manhood there. He was engaged in the hardware business with A. M. Robinson from 1891 to 1893. Later he moved to LaPorte City where he engaged in business for a number of years. Of late years he had been a traveling salesman for different hardware, implement and tool companies and made his headquarters at Little Rock, Arkansas, although looking upon Reinbeck as his home. He was married, but his wife died a number of years ago and there were no children. He is survived by two brothers, Will, of Springfield, Mo., and James, of Hudson, Iowa, and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Robinson, of Reinbeck, and Mrs. Mary Fritz, of LaPorte City.
Although well past the age when enlistments were accepted, Mr. Meyers managed to enlist in the navy during the World War. He served thru the war at the navy years in Boston and New York and in the latter place was injured in an accident which laid him up for several years with broken bones in his feet. He finally recovered from this trouble sufficiently to go back to his work as salesman.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 September 1927, pg 1
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