MEYERS, Tobias 1863-1930
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Date: 4/24/2015 at 15:52:08
Tobias Meyers Dies Suddenly Tuesday From Heart Failure
Death Came Within A Few Moments After He Was Stricken At Home
Funeral Services Will Be Held This Afternoon
He Came to Grundy County From Illinois Over Sixty Years Ago
Tobias Meyers died very suddenly at his home about nine o'clock Tuesday morning from heart failure. He was stricken while he was walking across the floor. The attack came without warning. The end had come before a doctor reached him within a few minutes after he was stricken. Mr. Meyers had been in as good health as usual all winter and had been about town daily and made frequent trips to his farm. His wife was near at the time and she was at his side immediately after he had collapsed and fallen to the floor.
Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church in Grundy Center this afternoon. Burial will be in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Mr. Meyers sudden death came as a terrible shock to members of his family and to the entire community where he was so well known. He is the fourth of the large family of eleven children from the Meyers family who have died within the period of a little more than two years. A sister, Mrs. Lizzie Price, who died two years ago last December, was the first to go. She was followed the following January by her brother, Cyrus, and a month later a second brother, Harvey, was called. All four of the members of this family were stricken with heart failure and died suddenly.
Mr. Meyers was born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, January 12, 1806[sic]. He came to Iowa with his parents and brothers and sisters in 1876. For a short time the family lived on a farm near Liscomb. From there they came to Grundy county, which has been their home continually. Mr. Meyers resided on his farm south of Grundy Center until he and his wife moved to Grundy Center about twelve years ago. He continued to look after the management of his farm after coming to town.
Mr. Meyers is survived by his wife and daughter, Mrs. Florence Shipton, from Green Mountain. There are three brothers and four sisters of the large family still living. The brothers are Joe and Sam of Grundy county and Elias of Butler county. His sisters are Mrs. Lida Lewis, Mrs. Ida Freed and Mrs. Chas. Callaway, all of whom live in Grundy county, and Mrs. Marie Vinton from St. Cloud, Minn.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 March 1930, pg 1
Obituary of Tobias Meyers
Tobias Hostetter Meyers, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Meyers, was born in Somerset county, Pa., January 12, 1863, and died very suddenly at his home about 9 o'clock Tuesday morning, Mar. 18, 1930, at the age of 67 years, 2 months and 6 days.
Mr. Meyers came to Marshall county with his parents in 1876. A few years later they moved to Grundy county, where he lived the remainder of his life.
He was united in marriage to Jennie Robson July 21, 1886. To this union four children were born. Roy, Nellie and an infant son preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his absence his widow, the daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Shipton, and four grandchildren: Raena, Doris, William and Vivian Jane Shipton, of Green Mountain; three brothers, Joseph of Grundy Center, Elias of Plainfield, Samuel of Whitten; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Calloway of Whitten, Mrs. Lydia Lewis and Mrs. George Freed of Eldora, Mrs. Mary Vinton of St. Cloud, Minn. These, together with a host of friends and neighbors, shall ever remember him as a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a real friend and brother to everyone.
Mr. Meyers joined the Church of the Brethren at Ivester about 40 years ago, but for many years has attended the services of the Baptist church of this city.
"We shall miss thee a thousand times
along life's weary track,
Not a sorrow or a joy but we shall long
to call thee back;
Yearn for thy true and tender heart,
long thy bright smile to see,
For many dear and true are left, but
none are quite like thee.
Not upon us or ours the solemn angel
hath evil wrought,
The funeral anthem is a glad evangel,
the good die not;
God calls our loved ones, but we lose
not wholly what He has given,
They live in thought and deed as truly
as in heaven."
Six nephews acted as pallbearers, George, Hugh, Forrest and Harvey Meyers, Ray Price and Elmer Ford.
The friends and relatives gathered from Davenport, Plainfield, Whitten, Green Mountain, Eldora, Iowa Falls, etc., to pay final tribute to their friend and brother.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 March 1930, pg 10
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