MEYERS, Harvey H. 1861-1928
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/18/2015 at 09:27:35
Harvey H. Meyers Dies Suddenly Following Stroke
Was In His Usual Health Up To Time He Was Stricken With Apoplexy
No Warning Given Of Approaching Death
His Was the Third Death in the Family Since the First of This Year
Harvey H. Meyers, one of Grundy Center's best known citizens and one of the pioneers of the county, passed away very suddenly at his home in this city Monday evening, Feb. 27, 1928.
He had been up town during the forenoon and was in his usual health with the exception that he complained in the afternoon of a pain in his breast.
He was lying on the couch when at about 6:30 he rolled on the floor expired in a short time without regaining consciousness. Apoplexy is supposed to have been the cause of his sudden and unexpected death.
This was the third death in the family within a short time. Mrs. Price, a sister, passed away December 27th last, and Cyrus, a brother, Jan. 30th of this year.
Harvey H. Meyers, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Meyers, was born in Somerset county, Penn., January 12, 1861. At the time of his death he was 67 years, 1 month and 15 days of age.
He came with his parents to Marshall county in 1876. Three years later they came to Grundy county, where he spent the remainder of his days.
On December 24, 1884, he was united in marriage to Bertha D. Robson. To this union were born four children, Ethel, Mrs. O. E. Wagoner; Iona, Mrs. Sam Hohenberger; Harvey A. and Hugh D., all of Grundy Center.
He is survived by his faithful and loving wife, four children, twelve grandchildren, four brothers and four sisters, one brother and one sister preceding him in death.
He united with the Church of the Brethren at Ivester in 1891 of which he has been a loyal and faithful member since.
He was a kind and loving husband and father, always extending aid and sympathy in time of need.
An old man going a long highway,
Came at the evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and deep and wide,
The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide,
'Old man,' said a fellow pilgrim near,
'You are wasting your strength with your building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way.
You've crossed the chasm, deep and wide
Why build this bridge at eventide?'
The builder lifted his old gray head--
'Good friend, in the path I come,' he said,
'There followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been naught to me,
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim--
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him.'
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 March 1928, pg 1
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