SALEM NEWS 2-22-1912
"Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Hannah and family were guests of Orrie byers' Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Byers expect to move to their new home near Merrimac the 1st of March."
Salem News, June 1943
Orrie Byers, the fifth child of Perry and Ruth Scarborough Byers, was born in Jackson township, Henry County, Iowa on March 10, 1878. He received his education in the public schools of Jackson township.
On May 19, 1901 he and Laura Grubb were united in marriage, and one son, Harold, was born of this union. A few years previous to his marriage Mr. Byers joined the Donaldson Chapel where he served for some time as Sunday School superintendent.
Orrie Byers spent his life in Henry County during the most part of which he farmed. However, through out the past two years he served as janitor for the Salem high school.
In 1941 he and his wife purchased their home in Salem where he resided at the time of his last illness. Mr. Byers departed this life, at the age of 65 years at the Henry County Memorial Hospital on June 1, 1943.
Surviving are his wife and son, Harold, and three brothers: Leonard, Floyd and Harvey as well as three sisters: Nettie, Zylphia and Hattie.
"Pass hence, beloved, at the call divine,
Leaving the path we twain have trod;
Pass and the soul that still is one and thine
Thru grief shall learn the way to God."
Funeral services for the late Orrie Byers were held at the Stevens Funeral Home and from the Salem Methodist church on Thursday afternoon, June 3, 1943. Rev. Morell C. Rubey officiated. Burial was in the Friends cemetery, Salem, Iowa. The bearers: William Pidgeon, Erroll Conard, Victor Morrow, A. J. Lee, J. T Oard and Albert Hoyer.
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