Ole Larson's Folks

Born in Onawa, Iowa, on this date in 1878: granduncle Harry Eugene Myers. Little was known about “Uncle Gene” until cousin Paula Aldous Howell studied him some years ago. He fought in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. While stationed in San Francisco before shipping out (top photo), he wrote some letters to his little brother (my grandfather Dan Myers). Read more …

1898 Letter1 page1

Gene died in New Mexico in 1912, apparently of tuburculosis. He married, but had no children, as far as we know.


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