Early Years

Myers B Cather

MY STORY

THE EARLY YEARS

Most of this part of my life was recorded by my mother and more recently in 2003 added to by my sister, Imogene Cather Cox. I have added a few memories of my own to this story.

I was born in Buffalo, Wyoming on March 20, 1917 to Howard B. Cather and Imogene Myers Cather. I weighed 9 pounds. I was born in what they called “The Old Yellow House,” which my parents rented furnished in Buffalo. My Grandmother Myers called me Buddy from the first because I looked so boyish. I was named Myers, because I looked so much like the Myers side of the family. Grandfather Myers gave me the middle name of Hershey, as that was his mother’s maiden name, but later I changed it to Bud. I have always gone by Bud. My sister, Imogene Regina, was one year and seven months old. My grandparents also lived in Buffalo, Wyoming. My maternal grandparents were: Allen Lincoln Myers and Luella Linn Myers. My paternal grandparents were Jay W. Cather and Geneva McKinney Cather. This is how they all came to be there.