August 26, 1869, Albany, Illinois.

November 9, 1952, Sacramento, California.

Sacramento Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, California.

Byers was the son of Andrew Byers (1827–1899) and song writer Nancy Byers, husband of Della Florence Wickersam, and brother of Jacob Byers.

In 1890, he joined Daniel Warner & Barney Warren in evangelistic work, and the next year was hired by the Gospel Trumpet Publishing Company as music editor. He left the company in 1922 for health reasons, & worked as an evangelist and pastor in Idaho & Oregon before taking a pastorate in Sacramento, California, in 1934. His works include:

  1. Are You Adorning the Doctrine?
  2. Be an Overcomer
  3. Bernal Heights
  4. By Thy Blessed Word Obeying
  5. By Faith and Not by Sight
  6. Byers
  7. Church Has One Foundation, The
  8. Church’s Jubilee, The
  9. Consecration
  10. Fill Me with Thy Spirit
  11. Forward, Ever Forward
  12. He Is Just the Same Today
  13. He Will Care for Me
  14. Hear the Cry
  15. I Know
  16. I’ll Follow with Rejoicing
  17. I’ll Not Forget to Pray
  18. I’m Going On
  19. I’m on the Winning Side
  20. In His Love Let Me Hide
  21. Indore
  22. O Church of God
  23. On to the Goal
  24. Our Glad Thanksgiving
  25. Reformation Glory, The
  26. Santa Fe
  27. Spirit Holy
  28. Table Mountain
  29. Tell What He’s Done for You
  30. Timișoara
  31. Touch of His Tender Hand, The
  32. We Will Work for Jesus
  33. What a Dear Friend Is Jesus
  34. When My King Shall Call for Me
  35. Wholehearted Service