Dr Charles John Myers

Born September 1851 at 59 Gibson Square, Islington, second son of George David Myers, and died 5 January 1922 at Louth, Lincolnshire. Resided at North Somercotes in the censuses up to 1881, and at Eastgate House, Louth from 1891.

DEATH OF LOUTH DOCTOR. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) By the death of Dr. C. J. Myers, Louth loses its oldest medical man, who passed away on Thursday, in the hospital, on the hon. medical staff which had acted for many years, and with which he had long been connected as dispensary surgeon. Qualifying M.R.C.S. (Eng.) in 1863 and L.S.A. (Lond.), 1865, he formerly practised at North Somercotes, but during a great part of his active career he resided at Louth. He was for many years medical officer of health to the Louth Rural District Council, and since his retirement a few years ago, was consulting medical officer. He was also medical officer for many years to the Louth Workhouse. He was a churchman, and a Conservative, and leaves a widow and family. Hull Daily Mail, 07 January 1922

Married at North Somercotes, Lincolnshire, on 27 May 1869 to Mary Lucy Innocents Robinson. She was born 28 December 1845 at North Somercotes, daughter of William and Susanna Robinson. Her death was registered March 1936 at Staines.

Issue six sons and five daughters:

  1. Lucy Evelene Myers, born about 1870 at North Somercotes, and died 9 January 1949 at Middlesex.

    Married at Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 22 December 1906, to Alfred C. Gale of Madras.

  2. Charles Percy Myers, banker, born about 1871 at North Somercotes. Resided at 167 Mount Pleasant Road (1908), 49 Queen's Road, Twickenham (1924) and 63 St Winifred's Road, Teddington (1948), and died 6 January 1948 at Teddington.

    Married on 3 September 1908 at All Hallows, Tottenham, to Laura Mathilda Shepherd. She was born about 1883, daughter of Henry James Shepherd.

  3. Carrie Myers, born about 1870 at North Somercotes. Living at 46 Winchelsea Road, Tottenham, in 1911, 39 Fairfield Road, Elstree Hill in 1935, and 7 Hayes Crescent, Hendon in 1963. Death registered at Barnet in 1967.

    Married on 2 May 1901 at Louth to Hugh Oliver, of Haringey, who was born about 1862 and died 8 October 1907 leaving £399.

    On Thursday, at the parish church, Miss Carrie Myers, second daughter of Dr. Myers, of Louth, was married to Mr. Hugh Oliver, of Harringay, London. The officiating clergy were the Rector (Rev. Canon Wilde) and the Rev. F. Freshney (Rector of Withcall). The bride wore a gown of white satin, trimmed with lace and chiffon, caught with sprays of orange blossoms, pearl necklace, and tulle veil and wreath of orange blossoms. The bridesmaids were Miss F. and Miss M. Myers (sisters of the bride), Miss Maud Gwynn (cousin of the bride), and Miss Olga Longley. Mr. Percy Myers was the bridegroom's bast man. A reception was afterwards held at Dr. Myers' residence, Eastgate House, prior to the departure of the newly-wedded pair to London, en route for Hastings, where the honeymoon is to be spent. The bride's going-away costume was a fawn cloth coat and skirt with revers of white satin embroidered in black and silver, blue silk blouse and fawn and blue hat to match. The happy couple were the recipients of many valuable presents. Stamford Mercury, 3 May 1901

  4. Florence Myers, born about 1874 at North Somercotes, and died 30 March 1951 at Middlesex.

    Married at Louth on 2 June 1906 to William George Trice of Penarth. He was born about 1849 at Cardiff.

  5. Leonard Myers, born about 1875 at North Somercotes, and died 8 November 1955. Living at Monmouth in 1901, at Newmarket in 1911 ('Bank Cashier') and at Sheringham at the time of his death.

  6. Maud Myers, born about 1877 at North Somercotes, and died 5 March 1933 at Teddington. Lived at 65 King Edward's Grove, Teddington, with her brother Percy.

    Married in about 1906 to Edward Purdon Edmund White-Spunner. He was born in Belfast 10 February 1875, and died 4 November 1913 at Louth.

    WHITE-SPUNNER-November 5th, at the residence of his father-in-law Eastgate House, South Lincolnshire, Edward Purdon, youngest son of the late Rev. B N. White-Spunner, Castlecaulfield, and Miltown Park, Shinrone, King's County. Belfast News-Letter, 10 November 1913

  7. Sidney Myers, born about 1881 at North Somercotes. With his grandfather William Robinson in 1891, and a florist in London in 1901. Went to South Africa, and died there. Joined the 'Lodge of Harmony' freemasons at Stutterheim in S.A. in 1919; profession 'Nurseryman'.

  8. Lt.-Col. William Robinson Myers T.D., banker, born about 1880 at North Somercotes, and died 26 February 1957 at Bourne, Lincolnshire.

    Married on 10 July 1923 at St. Martin's, Lincoln, to Helma Purl Williams. She was born in 1901 at Hoole in Cheshire, daughter of Robert Leonard Williams and Mary Ellen his wife, and died 6 November 1963 at Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire.

    INTERESTING LINCOLN ROMANCE. Wedding of Captain Myers and Miss Helma Williams. The romance of a well-known Lincoln couple culminated in a picturesque wedding on Tuesday, when Capt. W. R. Myers, son of the late Dr. Myers of Louth, led to the alter Miss Helma Purl Williams (youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Williams, "Hazeldell," Carholme-road, Lincoln).The bridegroom was particularly well-known in the county, and holds the important office of assistant manager at the Lincoln branch of Lloyds Bank, St. Benedict’s-square. For many years prior to the war he held commissioned rank in the 4th Batt. Lincolnshire Regiment (Territorials), and served with his regiment with distinction during the war. He is now in command of the local unit. A large company attended the ceremony, which was solemnised in St. Martins Church by the Rev. Canon E. Akenhead. The charming young bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a dress of Georgette trimmed with pearls, with a veil of Georgette similarly embroidered in pearls. Her wreath was of silver leaves and white heather, and she carried a large bouquet while roses. She was attended by two bridesmaids, Miss Ivy (her sister) and Miss E. Dykes (Birmingham) a friend of the bride. They were in pale blue crepe-de-chine and silver-grey hats and shoes, and their bouquets were of pink carnations. Each wore a gold bangle, the gift of the bridegroom. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. Leonard Myers (brother of the bridegroom). Mr. E. Pullien presided at the organ, and as the bridal party left the church played the Wedding March (Lohengrin). A guard of honour, comprised of warrant officers and N.C.O.’s of the Lincs. Regiment (Territorials) lined the road from the entrance of the church to the waiting carriage, and as the newly-wedded couple passed beneath the bridal arch, formed by the military with their rifles with bayonets fixed, they ran the gauntlet of showers of confetti. A reception was subsequently held in the County Assembly Rooms, after which Capt. and Mrs. Myers left by motor car for their honeymoon, which is being spent touring the South of England. On their return they will take up their residence at "The Limes," Saxilby. There were many valuable presents, including a silver cigarette box from the officers, warrant officers and N.C.O.’s of the 4th Batt. Lincs. Regiment, a mahogany and silver serving tray from the Lincoln Companies of the Battalion, and a clock from the Staff of Lloyds Bank, Ltd., Lincoln, all of which were suitably inscribed. Lincolnshire Chronicle, 14 July 1923.

  9. Captain Christopher Robinson Myers, born 23 November 1882 at North Somercotes, and died 22 March 1957 at Vancouver, Canada. Emigrated in about 1906.

    Married to a lady named Mary Anne Frances Dorothy Ramsay, who was born in Queensland 16 December 1894, and died 27 February 1988 at Vancouver.

  10. Arthur Reginald Myers, born 21 October 1884 at North Somercotes, and died 2 June 1966 at Leicester. Residing at 22 Dovedale Road, Leicester, in 1958.

    Married at Leicester 6 July 1927 to Norah Margaret Linnell. She was born at Leicester 29 March 1894, daughter of William Gale Linnell and Ada Mary his wife, and died 15 January 1973.

  11. Violet Gwendolen Myers, born at Louth about 1887 and died in 1931.