WILLIAM F. MYERS, is a member of the Ohio Valley Fire Clay company and is a valued citizen of Toronto. He was born in Knox township April 22, 1847, the son of Michael and Hannah (Bowles) Myers. He received his education in the district schools and worked upon the farm until he was about twenty-one years of age when he engaged in boating on the river. He was connected with the river trade for twenty-one years, and when he left that he established the Ohio Valley Clay works, with which he is still connected. A three-fourths interest has been leased to J. Moore, T. B. Lysle and George W. McCoy, who are managing the business. Mr. Myers was married February 11, 1869, to Mary, daughter of Samuel Conn, of Jefferson county. To this union have been born eight children: George M., Chalmers, Samuel S., Maude M., Annie B., Jennie M., William F. and Thomas J. William, Chalmers and Samuel are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Myers are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and he is a member of the Odd Fellows. His life-long residence in this township has made him many acquaintances and friends and he is highly esteemed by all.
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