Moses Charles Myers, proprietor of the Myers Floral Shop of New Haven, conducting business at 936 Chapel street, started out independently in this line in 1913, although he had from the time of attaining his majority been employed in that branch of work[.] He therefore brought practical experience to the conduct of his business, which has been steadily developing and has now reached substantial proportions.
Mr. Myers is one of New Haven’s native sons, his birth having here occurred, November 6, 1881. His father, Michael Myers, a native of Germany, came to America at the age of eighteen years and made his way direct to New Haven, where he was successfully engaged in the retail shoe business for fifty-four years. At the time of the Civil war he engaged in harness making for the United States government. He married Matilda Adler, who was born in New Haven, a daughter of Sigmund Adler, of German parentage. Both Mr. and Mrs. Michael Myers have passed away, the former having died in 1907, at the age of seventy-two years, while his widow survived until 1910 and was sixty-six years of age at the time of her demise.
Moses C. Myers, the youngest in a family of five children, after attending the public and high schools of New Haven pursued a course in the scientific department of Yale University. On attaining his majority he started out to earn his own livelihood and entered upon an apprenticeship to the florist business. For eleven years he was connected with John N. Champion, during which period he thoroughly acquainted himself with everything related to floriculture. He was ambitious to engage in business on his own account and in August, 1913, established the Myers Floral Shop on a small scale and has since built up a satisfactory and increasing business and today has seven people in his employ. He handles all kinds of beautiful plants and cut flowers and his success is due entirely to his own carefully directed labors.
Mr. Myers holds to the religious faith of his
fathers, being a member of Mishkan Israel Temple. He belongs to the Harmonie
Club and he gives his political allegiance to the republican party. He
has led an active and useful life and the sterling qualities which he has
displayed have gained for him the confidence and kindly regard of all.
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