Grave marker for Wesley C. Wyers in the
Hillcrest Memorial Park, Jackson (Jackson County), Michigan.
After the war ended, Wesley returned to
Nottingham, England to marry Eileen A. Adkin and they tied the knot in
Wesley was discharged shortly thereafter
and his "war-bride" joined him in Jackson, Michigan where, in 1946 they
lived at 929 Maple avenue, Apartment #3.
In 1946 Wesley was employed as a
switchman by the New York Central Railroad which at the time had lines
stretching west as far as Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO.
However, the following year, 1947, he
became a press operator for Hayes Industries and the couple moved to 307
In 1949 a better opportunity came his way
and Wesley went to work for Loud & Jackson Diaries as a salesman and no
other change of address nor employer was found in records available
Wesley died on February 11, 1968 at the
age of 47, cause unknown, and he was buried in the same town where they
had been living. It can be presumed that no other major changes
took place between 1952 and 1968.
His wife apparently remarried and
subsequently died in 1981 at age 55.
Her grave marker reads as
"Eileen Wyers Fairbanks". She is buried in the same cemetery,
although in a different section, as Wesley. Her bronze plaque has
a format identical to Wesley's, probably due to her second husband being
a WW-II veteran as well.