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William F. Myers
Doniphan County, Kansas


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The following transcription is from a 750 page book titled "Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas, dated 1900.  These have been diligently transcribed and generously contributed by Penny R. Harrell, please give her a very big Thank You for her hard work!

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William F. Myers, whose name appears on the roll of Doniphan county farmers, was born in Buchanan county, Missouri, April 17, 1853.  His father, Henry Myers, was born in Hanover, Germany, and in 1834, when a little lad of five summers, was brought to America by his father, Frederick Myers, who made his first location in Indiana.

Not long afterward, however, he took his family to Buchanan county, Missouri, where he spent his remaining days, his death occurring at his home near St. Joseph.  Henry Myers was reared and educated in Buchanan county and after arriving at years of maturity he married Litha Hartsock.

At an early period in the development of Atchison county they came to this locality, Mr. Myers making a settlement in Shannon township.  His wife died in September, 1895.  Their children are: William T.; Mary, deceased, the wife of Herman Clye; John, Atchison county; and Henry B., now deceased.

Upon the parental homestead in Atchison county, William F. Myers spent his youth.  He has been a resident of Kansas since 1867 and is indebted to the common "district" school for the educational privilages which he enjoyed.  Through the summer months he aided in the labors of the home farm and remained with his father until twenty-eight years of age.

About that time he purchased his present farm in Doniphan county and has since been a representative of the agricultural interests here.  He now operates a half section of land and the fields are under a high state of cultivation, yielding to him good harvest as a reward for his labor.  He is very practical in his methods of farming and is never slow to adopt any improved methods.

At the age of twenty-eight Mr. Myers was united in marriage to Miss Mary Grace, who died leaving a son, Frederick.  His present wife bore the maiden name of Dora Cotter and was a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Cotter, of Bendena.  Six children grace the union of Mr. Myers and his wife, namely: Henry, Nellie, William, John, Irene and Ione, the last two being twins. 

The family has a wide acquaintance in this locality and their circle of friends is extensive.  In his political affiliations Mr. Myers is a Democrat, but has neither time nor inclination for public office, preferring to devote his energies to his farming interests, which are characterized by unremitting industry.

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