THE MYRA ESAREY EVANS RESOURCE ROOM:
A reference center for the distribution of Esarey and related research publications, files, and reference materials
Special credit, thanks, and affection is extended to Patsy Van Kesteren, daughter of Myra Idora Esarey Evans, for all content presented here, and especially for her dedication to the idea that the primary goal of her mother's life's work was to share an incredibly complex and deep history of family ties with all who desire to know about it.
Myra Esarey Evans, second child of Marcus Logan Esarey and Laura Pearson Esarey, was born in 1899 in Cannelton, Indiana. She made her father's dream of researching and assembling a comprehensive Esarey Family history her life's work. Myra's work, as expressed best by its prolific results (especially given the technological and fiscal considerations it was done under) cannot in realistic assessment be considered a hobby. This was a full-time intent pursuit - a goal-driven process - augmented by relentless collection and organization of all available information. As evidenced by many many thousands of letters from informants across the country, Myra's day-by-day, year-by-year production was steady and directed towards a single goal. The results, as presented on these pages, speak for themselves.