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Irvin R. Myers

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Irvin R. Myers

Posted: 16 Sep 2006 6:21PM GMT
Classification: Biography
From Biographical Memoirs of Huntington County, 1901, pages 596-597

Irvin R. Myers, a progressive young farmer of Warren township, son of E. A. and Emma (Bechtold) Myers, was born in the township of Clear Creek, Huntington county, Indiana, on the 4th day of March, 1876. He comes of sturdy German stock, his father being a native of the old country, as was also his maternal grandfather, Christian Bechtold. His parents were married in Wabash county in 1875, and in addition to the subject have two other children, Lois A., born April 7, 1887, and one that died in infancy.

Irvin R. Myers grew to manhood amid the stirring scenes and bracing airs of the county, and after graduating from the common schools in 1894, entered the Central Normal College, at Danville, Indiana. After taking the prescribed course Mr. Myers began teaching, and was thus employed for three terms in the public schools of Huntington county. As an instructor he made a most creditable record, and had his inclinations led him to devote his life to educational work, he would unquestionably have become distinguished in that eminently useful field.

Having decided upon farming as the field in which to embark on his life work, Mr. Myers began the same in Warren township, and is now classed among the prosperous agriculturists of the community where he resides. He is a man of progressive ideas, well informed upon the leading questions of the day, and keeps himself fully abreast the times in all matters pertaining to the vocation he follows. (sic) Keenly alive to all that interests his neighborhood and township, he is a leader in public improvements, and manifests deep concern in the educational and moral welfare of the younger generation that must ere long assume the responsible duties of citizenship. He is popular with his neighbors and friends, who look upon him as one of the most intelligent citizens of Warren; and if the past is a criterion by which to judge, he will continue to be a potent factor in the affairs of his township.

Mr. Myers was married December 22, 1899, to Miss Lizzie Davis, daughter of John Davis, Esq. Mrs. Irvin was born in Kosciusko county, Indiana, received a good English education; and is now the mother of one child, Merium Lucile, whose birth occurred on the 9th day of October, 1900.

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