BENJAMIN F. MYERS, son of John Jr. and senior member of the firm of Myers & McFerren, contractors and builders of Toronto is a native of Jefferson county, Ohio, born February 2, 1845. He was reared and educated in Jefferson county and in youth was taught the cooper's trade, at which he was occupied for several years. In 1871 he came to Toronto, and found employment as a millwright in the sewer pipe works at Calumet. After an engagement there of eight years, he opened a planing-mill at Toronto in company with his present partner, and embarked in their present flourishing business. Mr. Myers was married to Eldorado, daughter of Alexander Stone, of Jefferson county, and they had one child, William, who died in infancy. The mother died, and he was subsequently married to Jane E., daughter of Henry L. Blackburn, of this county, by whom he has two children, Fannie and Thomas P. Mr. Myers and wife are members of the Methodist Protestant church of Toronto. He is also associated with the Masonic fraternity, the Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias, and in politics is a member of the republican party. He is an enterprising and valued citizen and he and family are highly esteemed by the community.
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