Frank X Meyer (Meier)
Frank X Meyer, a well known resident of this city died on Saturday evening at his home, 305 Henry Street, from paralysis, suffering one stroke Aug. 28 and another last Friday.
Mr Meyer was born in Germany Dec. 3, 1829, and came to this country and to Rome in 1850. For over 20 years he was employed by the Central Railroad as switchtender near the station, and later for a number of years was night watchman for the Williams Brothers Manufacturing company. Some time before his death he retired from active work.
Mr Meyer and Miss Caroline Miller were married here on April 17, 1854, and last April celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mr Meyer was an earnest and faithful member of St Mary's Church and a charter member of St Boniface Society of the church. He was held in high esteem by a large circle of acquaintances and friends.
Besides his wife, Mr Meyer leaves ten children: Mrs. James Waters, George and Misses Emma and Frances Meyer of Rome, Frank of St Paul, Minn., Mrs George Chesebro of Minneapolis, Minn., John W of Syracuse, Alexander of Rochester, Mrs. Richard Wilkes of Knoxville, Tenn., and Edward W of Buffalo; also five brothers and one sister, Alexander, Leopold and Felix Meyer of Rome, Max of Havana, Ill., Albert of Galveston, Texas, and Mrs. William Fleming of Pekin, Ill.
The funeral of Mr Meyer was held at St Mary's Church this morning and was largely attended by friends and acquaintances. High mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev Father Roth. The interment was made in St Mary's Cemetery.
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