Gus Meyers (1885 - 1975)

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Benton, Franklin County, Illinois

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Florence Belle Sterling Meyers

Florence Belle Sterling Meyers

Ruby A Kelly

Ruby A Kelly

Hed Vance

Hed Vance

Michelle Lynn (Myers) Chaddon

Michelle Lynn (Myers) Chaddon

Marsack family

Marsack family

McDorman Family

McDorman Family

Gladys McDorman Meyers

Gladys McDorman Meyers

Donald Fred Meyers

Donald Fred Meyers

Donald Fred Meyers family

Donald Fred Meyers family

Cynthia Chapman Freberg

Cynthia Chapman Freberg

Valerie A Meyers

Valerie A Meyers

Teresa L. (Meyers) Frederico

Teresa L. (Meyers) Frederico

Nicholaus Schommer, Germany

Nicholaus Schommer, Germany

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Ona (Meyers) Klimper Florence Belle Sterling Meyers Ruby A Kelly Hed Vance

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1885 - In the year that Gus Meyers was born, on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

1898 - When he was only 13 years old, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

1923 - Gus was 38 years old when Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

1972 - By the time he was 87 years old, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

1975 - In the year of Gus Meyers's passing, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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Gus Meyers died in March 1975 at 89 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Gus. He was born on August 23, 1885. There is no information about Gus's family or relationships. We know that Gus Meyers had been residing in Benton, Franklin County, Illinois.

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