Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/11/2009 at 15:12:43
Harrison Meyers was born in Boone county, Iowa on February 20, 1854, and is a brother of West Meyers,. His entire life has been passed in Boone county and throughout the period of his manhood he has been identified with agricultural pursuits. He pursued his early education in the public schools and afterward completed his studies in the high school of Boonesboro. Since that time he has given his attention to general farming. He and his brother handle stock. He makes a specialty of shorthorn cattle of a high grade and his business in this line has reached very extensive proportions and is proving to him a profitable source of income. Our subject owns his farm of 260 acres in Jackson township, having made his home thereon for the past twenty-one years. 195 acres of this land was formerly owned by his father, but when removing here Mr Meyers, of this review, purchased the land of his father and has since retained possession of it. The fields are now in a high state of cultivation and everything about he place is neat and thrifty in appearance, indicating the careful supervision of the practical and progressive owner.
On November 27, 1879, occurred an important event in the life of Mr Meyers, for it was on that date that his marriage to Miss Ethel A Boyd was celebrated. She was born in Clinton county, Iowa and is a daughter of James and Mary A (Sloan) Boyd. They now have two children, Frank V and Mary E. In his social relations Mr Meyers is connected with the Modern Woodmen of America, at Boone, and with the Ancient Order of United Workmen of the same place. He votes with the Republican party, believing firmly in its principles as most conducive to good government. He is widely recognized as on of the leading farmers of Jackson township and does a large business in raising, feeding and selling stock. The Meyers family has through half a century been a prominent, respected and honored one in the community and Harrison Meyers, well sustains the family reputation. He carefully conducts his business affairs and at all times is fair and just in his dealings. He is widely known throughout his native county and the fact that many who have known him from boyhood are numbered among his warmest friends is an indication that his entire life has been worthy of commendation.
1902 Boone County History Book
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