Joshua Myers


JOSHUA MYERS, proprietor of the meat market at Putneyville, Armstrong Co., Pa., was born at Old Pike Furance, Clarion county, Nov. 21, 1862.

John Myers, his grandfather, died in Clarion county. He married a Miss Richey, and among their children was a son, Jacob R.

Jacob R. Myers was a native of eastern Pennsylvania, and came to Clarion county prior to the Civil war. They settled in I854 at Buffalo Furnace, Armstrong county, where he engaged in the manufacture of charcoal, and later of coke, continuing in that business in this and Clarion counties for several years. From that industry he went to work at mining and later in 1879 located permanently in Wayne township, where he followed farming and died. He married Martha Blake, daughter of James Blake, of eastern Pennsylvania, and their children who grew to maturity were: Henry; John; Joshua; William; Emeline who married S. J. Keener; Sadie, who married S. J. Keener; Charles; Martha, who married Charles Hinkley; and Jacob B. By a former marriage Mr. Myers had two sons, James and Samuel.

Joshua Myers received his education in the common schools in Armstrong county, where be was brought up. At the age of fourteen he worked at the mines, and followed that vocation off and on for twenty years. He, then worked at the carpenter's trade for ten years, and in 1910 embarked in the butcher business at Putneyville, in which he still continues. He is honest, conscientious and obliging, and does a good business.

On Jan. 29, 1889, Mr. Myers married Ellen, daughter of Samuel and Salome (Reitz) Nolf, of Westmoreland county, and they are the parents of seven children, as follows: Edgar H.; Hazel; Mabel; Arthur: Iva; Wilda, and Mildred. Mr. Myers is a follower-of the Republican party. He owns a good home, and is a very desirable citizen of his community.

Source: Page 757, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed February 1999 by Doris Rizza for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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