Posted By:Ron Taylor
Subject:Re: Leo Walter Myers b. 1908 OK
Post Date:January 17, 2013 at 13:52:58
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It looks like you’ve already gotten a lot of good info. Let me add some on Leo’s parents.

Leo’s father was:
Walter Clarence Myers
Born Sep 28, 1880 in Kansas
Died Nov 15, 1969 in Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas
It stated that he was “Widowed”
When his father died in 1917, his obituary stated that Walter C. was living in Houston, Texas.
When Walter registered for the WWI Draft on Sep 12, 1918 he recorded that he was living in Eastland County, Texas, working for Ranger as a tank builder.
Walter’s Parents were William H. Myers (1837-1917) and Sarah Lauderbach (1843-1918)
One researcher has Sarah’s family traced back through Indiana to Pennsylvania 1797.

Leo’s mother was Matilda A. ”Tillie” Gervais
Born Mar 4, 1879 in Kansas
Died May 12, 1942 in Bartlesville, Dewey County, Oklahoma
In the 1920 Census she said she was a widow but in 1930 she said she was divorced. Obviously she must have been divorced since Walter was still alive.
Tillie’s parents were Joseph Cleophus Gervais (1854-1930) and Mary Marie Elliott (1856-1898).
One researcher has traced this family tree mostly to Canada and finally back to France 1650.

There is too much to list here. Email me at