|E. E. Myers
Born February 9, 1865
||E. E. Myers, who is devoting his time and attention to agricultural pursuits, owning and operating a farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 20, Hale township, is meeting with success in his undertaking and is ranked among the representative farmers of his section of the township. He was born in Franklin county, Ohio, near Canal Winchester, February 9, 1865, and is a son of Ezra and Mary (Bush) Myers, who were natives of Pennsylvania and were married in Ohio. The father passed away in Indiana in 1899 at the age of seventy-two years, while his wife still survives and makes her home near Indianapolis, Indiana. Their family consisted of nine children, five sons and four daughters, of whom our subject was fifth in order of birth.
The early childhood days of E. E. Myers were spent in his native county and when five years of age he accompanied his parents on their removal to Chatsworth, Illinois, where they resided for six or eight months. They then established their home in Marion county, Indiana, and in the district schools of the latter county Mr. Myers acquired his education devoting the periods of vacation to assisting his father in the work of the home farm. He remained there under the parental roof until eighteen years of age, and then, starting out in life on his own account, he came to Jones county in 1882, here working as a farm hand by the month for one year. At the expiration of that time he returned to Indiana and for a period of one year resided in Indianapolis. He then went to Cowley county, Kansas, where he remained for four years, and again returned to Indianapolis for a few months. Going back to Kansas he remained there a short time and then came to Iowa, where he made his home for two years. Then deciding to try his fortune in the far west he went to California and for some time was there engaged in fruit raising and kindred enterprises. He later returned to the middle west, locating in Jones county, Iowa, where he was married in the year 1893 and has since continued to make his home. He began his domestic life on a rented farm two miles north of the Wapsi river in Rome township, and operated it in that capacity -for one year, after which he purchased the property and made it his place of residence for nine years. He then sold the place and invested in his present farm, consisting of one hundred and sixty acres in section 20, Hale township, while he also owns twenty acres of fine timber land north of the river. His farming property is all under a high state of cultivation and annually yields rich harvests in return for the care and labor bestowed upon it. In connection with general agricultural pursuits he devotes some time to stock raising and is enjoying a most gratifying remuneration from the fact that both branches of his business--the raising of cereals and the raising of stock--are proving very profitable.
On the 18th of January, 1893, Mr. Myers was united in marriage to Miss Mary L. Rose, who was born in Jones county and is a daughter of L. K. Rose, one of the pioneer residents of this county. Unto this union were born three children, namely, Mary Elizabeth, Ida Josephine and Ezra Henry McKinley. Fraternally Mr. Myers is identified with the Masonic order, holding membership in Ancient Landmark Lodge, NO. 200, A.F.&A.M., of Olin, and also belongs to Knights of Pythias lodge of Olin. In politics he is a republican and is a stanch supporter of the principles of that party. He does not, however, seek to figure publicly in the affairs of the community, the only office which he has held being in connection with the school board. He is, nevertheless, loyal and true in his citizenship, doing all in his power to further those measures which have for their object the substantial growth and development of the community. His business career has been characterized by industry, diligence and perseverance, and to these qualities are due in large measure the success which he today enjoys in his agricultural pursuits.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 488.
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