Obit: Myers, Henry (1837 - 1907)

Transcriber: Stan



----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 07/25/1907

Myers, Henry (1837 – 19 Jul 1907)

Henry Myers, one of the pioneers of Clark County, died at his home in this city (Neillsville, Clark County) Friday, Jul 19, 1907. He was born near Ithaca, N.Y., Mar. 7, 1837. At the early age of seven years he was practically placed on his own resources. At the age of 14 he came west to La Crosse, and a few years later came up the river to Weston’s Rapids. Thus he became schooled in the energetic life of the lumber camp and river, taking an active part in the strenuous experience of those days, when still a very young man. He early engaged in logging operations, both as a jobber and as foreman for large concerns. At one time he drove the state from Staffordville to Black River Falls. Later, in company with Hans Johnson, he ran the O’Neill House for some time. From 1878 to 1882, he owned the present C.C. Sniteman Co. drug store, Mr. Sniteman clerking for him, and later buying him out. He early took an interest in politics, and after going out of the drug business he was elected Sheriff, making a most efficient officer. About fifteen years ago, by an accident in a saw mill near Chili, he lost an arm, since which time he has not been actively engaged in business. Under Gov. Scofield he was appointed a member of the Capitol Police at Madison, where he served the state for six years. Later he went to Oregon, where he secured some timber land, remaining there for a time, then returning to reside in Neillsville. In 1881 he was married at Orford, near Janesville, to Miss Mary Clark, bringing his bride home to the new house he had just completed, and where they have made their home ever since. Besides a wife he leaves a daughter Marion, a young lady who graduated last year from high school. One brother, Isaiah, who was in business here for several years, died some time ago and another brother John lives in New York State.

The death of Henry Myers added another name to the list of pioneers who have passed away, men who wrought upon the foundations of civilization here and made smooth the way for the present generation; men to whom belong the honor and gratitude of this and future generations.

Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon, Rev. A.R. Rice officiating.



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