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William Vernon MYERS of Bradford
« on: Thursday 18 January 18 21:38 GMT (UK) »
A bit of a long shot, but wondering whether anyone on the forum has an interest in, or information about the artist and photographer William Vernon MYERS, born Bradford 1880 to Joseph and Elizabeth MYERS?

There is no family connection, but I have one of his paintings, and have been trying to discover a bit more about him. The back of the painting has been annotated 'Lived at Higher Blackley, Manchester. Exhibited 1910-1926 at Walker Gallery, Liverpool, and Manchester City Art Gallery.' My attempts to follow up these statements (online only, so far) show that any move to Higher Blackley would have been after the 1911 census.

Thanks very much.

GRAHAM

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Re: William Vernon MYERS of Bradford
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 18 January 18 21:54 GMT (UK) »
according to an online tree he died 1970 Yks -children b Yks up to 1927 and wife died 1972 Gateshead??
Dont know how well this is sourced -but no mention of Manchester

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Thornhill, Cresswell, Sisson, Harriman, Cripps, Eyre, Walter, Marson, Battison, Holmes, Bailey, Hardman, Fairhurst Noon-mainly in Derbys/Notts-but also Northampton, Oxford, Leics, Lancs-England
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Re: William Vernon MYERS of Bradford
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 18 January 18 21:56 GMT (UK) »
Appears to have died in Bradford, and was there in 1939 register.

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Re: William Vernon MYERS of Bradford
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 18 January 18 22:00 GMT (UK) »
William V Myers born 1880 died 1950, William V Myers born 1884 died 1970.

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Born Bradford 1880.
The other born Rotherham.

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Re: William Vernon MYERS of Bradford
« Reply #4 on: Friday 19 January 18 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi
William Vernan Myers was buried at Heaton baptist church 27 may 1950 age 70.
1881=5 Hebden St Manningham
1891 Woodbbury Road Manningham
1901 4 Heaton Road Manningham artist photographer
1911 still in Bradford

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Re: William Vernon MYERS of Bradford
« Reply #5 on: Monday 22 January 18 08:16 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much all of you for your replies.

The 'other' W V Myers, died 1970, is apt to confuse things, and has sent me on a false trail before, Suz. Thanks Ciderdrinker for the burial details for Heaton. I see that the Baptist church has since been demolished, though a project is in place to preserve the graveyard.

Thanks Chempat for the note of the 1939 register. I have only Ancestry right now, and I gather this is only on FindMyPast. This entry, together with the burial, suggests he didn't stray too far from Bradford, and that the note on the back of the painting concerning Higher Blackley - maybe the efforts of a dealer - are incorrect.

Again, thanks all of you, your time in reading and replying is much appreciated.

Graham