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Brigadier General Albert James Myer

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September 20, 1828* - August 24, 1880

 
Brigadier General Albert James Myer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
1. Brigadier General Albert James Myer Marker
Inscription.   Born in Newburgh, NY, raised in Buffalo, Geneva College 1847, University of Buffalo 1851, Telegraph operator, U.S. Navy assistant surgeon, invented motion telgraphy, U.S. Army Signal Corps founder, Civil War meteorologist, U.S. Weather Bureau founding director, International Meteorological Organization (IMO) co-founder, delegate to First IMO Congress in Vienna, Austria & Second IMO Congress in Rome, Italy in 1879, Son-in-law of Ebenezer Walden, father of six, honorary member Austrian Meteorological Society, Italian Geographical Society & Natural Philosophical Society of Emden, awarded three patents, expanded International Weather Service to fifty countries & territories by 1880. *based on age certification in documents dated January 17, 1854, discovered in 2009 Placed by an anonymous benefactor and friend of Forest Lawn 2010
 
Location. 42° 55.973′ N, 78° 51.876′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 5) near Delaware Avenue. Marker is deep within Forest Lawn Cemetery. Main entrance is at the Main/Delaware
Ebenezer Walden & Brigadier General Albert James Myer Markers image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
2. Ebenezer Walden & Brigadier General Albert James Myer Markers
intersection. Another major entrance is further east on Main. 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); Albert James Myer, M.D. (here, next to this marker); Tree planted November 30, 1925 (about 700 feet away, 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. Marker shares post with Ebenezer Walden Marker.
 
Regarding Brigadier General Albert James Myer. Mausoleum is about 75' away.
 
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Ebenezer Walden & Brigadier General Albert James Myer Markers as seen from access road image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
3. Ebenezer Walden & Brigadier General Albert James Myer Markers as seen from access road
Ebenezer Walden & Brigadier General Albert James Myer Markers as seen from access road image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
4. Ebenezer Walden & Brigadier General Albert James Myer Markers as seen from access road
Walden/Myer Mausoleum image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
5. Walden/Myer Mausoleum
Walden/Myer Mausoleum Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 22, 2013
6. Walden/Myer Mausoleum Entrance
Despite markers being about 75' fee away, the only way to determine that this is the mausoleum you're looking for are these names above the entrance.
 

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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 429 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 23, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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