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Arthur Franklin Myers

Arthur Franklin Myers

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  • Name Arthur Franklin Myers  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname Frank 
    Born 9 Dec 1918  Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military Service U.S. Coast Guard - WW II - 1940-1962 
    Occupation Government - State highway dep't truck driver 
    Person ID I14475  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2017 

    Father Russell Emmett Myers,   b. 11 Aug 1896, Little Rock, Pulaski Cnty, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1936, Pulaski Cnty, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Cecile Jones,   b. 1896,   d. 1980  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Y  [5
    Family ID F5375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean Unknown 
    Married Y  [3
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F5379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1930 census records Russell Myers, 34, living with his wife Cecile, 34, and the following children: "Franklin," 11; "C W," 10; "Junita," 8; Raymond, 7; Richard, 5; and Dorothy, 2. All were born in Arkansas. Russell worked as a truck driver at a sawmill. 1930 U.S. Census, Union, Pulaski Cnty, AR (T 626, Roll 92, ED 74, stamped p. 279).
    • The 1940 census lists his mother "Cecil," 44, a widow, living with 6 childen: Arthur F, 21; Charles W, 20; Juanita, 18; Raymond E, 17; Richard C, 15; and Dorothy, 12. Arthur worked for the state highway department as a truck driver. 1940 U.S. Census, Big Rock, Pulaski Cnty, AR (T 627, Roll 168, ED 60-88A, stamped p. 1362-B).
    • "97-Year-Old Veteran from Bryant Chosen as One of Few to Experience Honor Flight
      "Arthur Franklin Myers of Bryant Arkansas, was born December 9, 1918. That means he'll be 98 soon. He served our country in the United States Coast Guard from 1940 - 1962 and held the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3 upon retirement. Mr. Myers has been chosen by Honor Flight DFW (HFDFW) as one of the few to go on a paid trip on September 30, 2016, to Washington D.C. to see the World War II memorial there.
      "Myers was part of the effort to extinguish the great fire of 1947 in Texas City, Texas caused by an explosion from two ships carrying ammonia nitrate. The fire raged for several days and killed many civilians and firefighters.
      "He also patrolled the Eastern Seaboard during World War II looking for German submarines. One sunken sub held over 30 German survivors.
      "Some of the German soldiers had ticket stubs in their pockets from shows they went to in New York City the night before," stated Myers.
      "HFDFW is an all-volunteer not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to honor our veterans. Over 1,200 veterans have traveled on this flight and the average age of those traveling in 2015 was 91.5 years old. For many of these heroes, this is the first real expression of gratitude they have received. They put their lives before ours for our safety and freedom. Thank you, Arthur Franklin Myers, and the countless other veterans across our nation, old and young.*** "

      Web article, http://www.mysaline.com/frank-myers-honor-flight/#.WYmZV-llCUk , published 23 Sep 2016 by Shelli Poole.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1070] AR Census 1930 - Pulaski, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C. ), (T 626, Roll 92, p. 279).

    2. [S1071] AR Census 1940 - Pulaski|, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 1940 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T 627, Roll 168, p. 1362-B).

    3. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Richard C Myers; 2012).

    4. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Jaunita C Wahl; 25 Mar 2009).

    5. [S1067] Ancestry Tree - Arter / Myers|, Pam Glasnapp, Myers / Glasnapp Family Tree, (www.Ancestry.com, Public Member Tree, Online database, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/77433233/listofallpeople).