1869–1952

Introduction

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Born: Au­gust 26, 1869, Al­ba­ny, Il­li­nois.

Died: No­vem­ber 9, 1952, Sac­ra­men­to, Ca­li­for­nia.

Buried: Sac­ra­men­to Me­mor­i­al Lawn Ce­me­te­ry, Sa­cra­men­to, Ca­li­for­nia.

Biography

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

In 1890, he joined Dan­i­el War­ner and 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, and worked as an evan­gel­ist and pas­tor in Ida­ho & Or­e­gon be­fore tak­ing a pas­tor­ate in Sac­ra­men­to, Ca­li­for­nia, in 1934.

Publications

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Music