Mt. Pleasant Free Press June 18, 1891
- The Free Press office on Tuesday enjoyed a pleasant call from Mr. J. N. Grubb and Mr. Perry Byers, of Salem township. These gentlemen brought in specimens of the cheese manufactured by them, which we have tested, and pronounce first class in every respect.- Their cheese is made in convenient size for general family use, and is of most excellent quality. Also they proved to us that potatoes in this most favored country, cannot long remain a scarce article of diet. They are to be attendant this year. The specimens shown us of their own growth are of large size and almost fully matured.
Salem News August 24, 1916
J.R. Wilmeth reports the following Ford sales since March 1, 1916,all touring cars except the runabout sold to John Ryan: Fred Huxley, Wm. Bond, Bert Wolf, Floyd Church, Elbert Brown, C.A. Stanley, Perry Byers, Will Moeller, Will Pope, Tony Jones, O.H. Cook, Fred Brown, John Ryan, Robt. Hannah, Roscoe Conard, Wm. Cook, Chas. Hoaglin, M. Kirkpatrick, Newt. Trueblood, Wm. Savage, Nate Nicholson, Geo. Wilmeth, Cliff Harmison, Byron Garmoe, E.D. Williams, J. Hunting, Robt. Nyberg, Fred Stringer, Kirt Thomas, Walter Cox. G.T. Powell, Wm. Johnson.
Salem News August 24, 1916
Floyd and Harvey Byers and families, George Bunker and family were entertained at dinner at the parental Perry Byers home in Salem in honor of their sister, Mrs. Annear of Glidden and Mr. Ramsey of South Haven, Kansas.
Salem News September 28, 1916
JACKSON TWP.- Mr. and Mrs. Philip Franzman of Francis, Neb. camein Thursday for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Byers of Salem and her brothers and sisters, visiting at the home of A.L. Byers Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Byers of Salem spent Thursday with their daughter, Mrs. John R. Hannah.
Salem News March 12, 1925
Perry Byers , son of John and Elizabeth Byers, was born in Huntington county, Indiana, Jan 20, 1842 and died at his home is Salem, Iowa Feb. 27, 1925 at the age of 83 years, 1 mo., 7 days.
At the early age of ten years, he together with his parents came to Henry county, Iowa, settling on a farm east of Salem where he remained the greater portion of his life.
On Feb. 7, 1870 , he was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Scarborough, and to this reunion were born twelve children- Mrs. Nettie Bunker, Mt. Pleasant, Ia.; Mrs. Rose Franzman, Cedar Bluffs, Kas.; Hiram L. of New London, Ia.; Miss Celesta of Glidden, Ia.; Orlando of Mt. Pleasant, Ia.; Mrs. Margaret Knight of Montrose, Ia.; Mrs. Zylpha Hannah of Mt. Pleasant, Ia.; Alfred L. of Salem; Elsie Florence, deceased; Mrs. Hattie Strieb, Lincoln, Neb.; Perry Floyd and Harvey D. of Salem, Ia.
He had been in failing health for over three years, during which time he has shown great patience and fortitude, which were two of the stronger elements of his nature.
Mr. Byers was not a member of any church, but gave of his help andlove to all. He was a man of great moral character, strong in his sense of justice and in his stand for the right. There will be a great vacancy not only in the home around which his interests were centered, but in the community and in the lives of the children for whom his smile of greeting was always ready as they passed his home daily on their wayto and from school.
He leaves to mourn their loss, the faithful wife, from whom during their 55 years of married life he had scarcely been separated, eleven children, thirty-seven grandchildren and three great-grand children. One brother Hiram Byers of Hays, Kas. and hosts of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held from the M.E. church of Salem, conducted by Rev. F.E. Weston of Mt. Pleasant assisted by the pastor Rev. F.A. Wilder. Three songs, "Rock of Ages," "Meet Me There," "It is Well With My Soul", were sung by a mixed quartette composed of Miss Helen McMasters, Mrs. Elsie Harshbarger, Messrs Herbert Garretson, Leon Smith. A solo, "Sometime We'll Understand," by Rev. Sams. Pall bearers were Chas. Kudobe, W. A. Burkey, Harry Hovings, F.R. Morrison, W.L. Hoggatt, W.T. Morrow. Interment in the south cemetery."
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