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Albert James Myer, M.D.

1829-1880

 
 
Albert James Myer, M.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
1. Albert James Myer, M.D. Marker
Inscription.  Surgeon - Brigadier General - Inventor of the 'Wig-Wag' signal system - First director of the Army Signal Corps - Founder of the U.S. Weather Bureau - U.S. Delegate to the International Meteorological Conferences of Vienna, Austria, 1873 & Rome, Italy, 1879.
 
Erected 1978 by Abigail Filmore Chapter, NSDAR.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 42° 55.974′ N, 78° 51.876′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (New York State Route 5) near Delaware Avenue. This marker is within Forest Lawn Cemetery. One entrance is right at the Main/Delaware intersection. Another is further east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ebenezer Walden (here, next to this marker); Brigadier General Albert James Myer (here, next to this marker); Tree planted November 30, 1925 (about 700 feet away,
Albert James Myer, M.D. Marker as seen from cemetery access road image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
2. Albert James Myer, M.D. Marker as seen from cemetery access road
measured in a direct line); McMillan (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Millard Fillmore (approx. mile away); Frederick Law Olmsted (approx. 0.3 miles away); Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mary Morris Burnett Talbert (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
More about this marker. The marker is where it is because it's along the cemetery road as near the family mausoleum as possible (see pictures).
 
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Albert James Myer, M.D. Marker as seen from cemetery access road image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
3. Albert James Myer, M.D. Marker as seen from cemetery access road
Walden/Myer Mausoleum image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
4. Walden/Myer Mausoleum
Walden/Myer Mausoleum Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
5. Walden/Myer Mausoleum Entrance
Click pic to see the names above the door. While the markers for Walden and Myer are maybe 50-75 feet away, there are no indications that this is what's being referred to beyond these names carved above the entry.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 590 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 23, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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