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Myra Elizabeth Van Tuyl 1881




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Jan Otten van Tuyl 1635

Isaac Van Tuyl 1681

Abraham Van Tuyl

Otto Van Tuyl

Jonathan Van Tuyl Sr 1810

James Van Tuyl 1838






    Myra Elizabeth Van Tuyl was the 5 born child of James VanTuyl and Penina (McElroy) Van Tuyl. Myra was born in 1881 in Marion Co. KA about 14 miles North of Newton. In 1883 Myra moved with her family to Potwin, KA.



Back row, left to right, Wilbur, Ruby, Myra, Leo L., Charles Robert, Glenn.

Front Row, Everett, Ralph, Roy, Chester, Raymond.

Picture was taken in 1928. Olive had already left home.


They had 11 children;

Olive                           Married E. E. Miller

Edwin                          Died in infancy

Ruby                           Married Alex Uvila
                                    Married Raymond Anderson

Leo L.                         Married Grace W. Conaway

Wilbur                         Married Goldie Cole

Albert Glenn               Married Devessa Fulgham
                                    Married Frances Chayko

Clarence Everett        Married Edith Lundquist

Raymond                     Married Hazel Clark
                                     Married Peggy McLeod

Roy                              Married Verna Gamble

Chester                        Married Kay Barber
                                     Married Aggie Wahl

Ralph                           Married Isabel Luxny

  Myra graduated from the 8th grade of school and became a very efficient dressmaker. Aug. 1904 she was married to Charles Robert (Bob) Doty in her father’s home in the presence of many of their relatives and friends by Dr. J.W. Van De Walker, Minister of the Christian church. Myra and Bob had 10 living children. Myra & Bob lived in several states before heading “North” in 1920  to Alberta Canada where they farmed.

Myra died Sept 12, 1942 of diabetes and colon cancer.  She is buried in Mr. Auburn Cemetery at Rimbey, Alberta, Canada.

   Myra and cousin Effie.

    Charles Robert Doty and Myra's grown children taken the day of Leo L. Doty funeral April 4th, 1974.

Olive (white coat) Back row: Raymond, Ralph, Roy, Glenn

Front: Wilbur, Everett, Ruby, Chester.

Insert: Leo L. Doty taken in 1972.



Information: Geanellen Kuranko

Pictures: Geanellen Kuranko


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