Salem News 11-21-1912
"P.P. Nicholson andwife and A.L. Byers wife and baby spent Tuesday at N.P. Nicholson's"
Salem News, October 16, 1941
ALFRED L. BYERS
Funeral services for Alfred Byers were held at the Methodist church on Monday, Oct. 13 at 2 p. m. and were attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Alfred was a good neighbor and friend among all and the profusion of flowers and attendance of friends was an expression of the high esteem in which he was held. Rev. G. G. Hallauer, officiated at the services using for his text "Life's Unexpected Crosses."
The songs "Ivory Palaces" and "Abide With Me" were sung by Mrs. Alberta Hallauer, Mrs. Ethel Garretson, Marvin Hunting and Herbert Garretson accompanied by Mrs. Leah Beery. Interment was in the Salem Friends cemetery and bearers were Ben Barney, Milo Kudobe, L. A. Bunker, George Wilmeth, Guy Hunting, Richard Bell.
Alfred Lee Byers, son of Perry and Ruth Scarber Byers, was born Aug. 6, 1883 and passed away at his home Oct. 11, 1941 at the age of 58 years, 2 months and 5 days.
He lived in Henry county all his days with the exception of two years which were spent in Lawrence, Kansas. He was a farmer from the timehe reached manhood.
Alfred was one of 12 children. Four sisters preceded him in death: Florence in 1896; Rose in 1930; Leota in 1937 and Margaret in 1940. His surviving sisters are Nettie of Mt. Pleasant, Zylphia of Mt. Pleasant and Hattie of Longview, Wash. The brothers are Orrie of Salem, Floyd ofWest Branch, Linn of Beloit, Wis., and Harvey of Wenatchee, Wash.
On June 23, 1909, he was united in marriage to Maude Nicholson. To this union was born one son, Verle Lee. Alfred was a faithful member of the Salem Congregational church and he took an active part in the work of his church as long as health allowed.
Leaving to mourn his loss are not only his beloved wife and son, but many close relatives and friends. Alfred was a kind and loving husband and father and was very well liked by all who knew him.
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