biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JAMES C. MYERS, residing at Oskaloosa, is, and has been, engaged in dealing in pumps for the last eighteen years, and has resided in that city since the spring of 1855. He was born in Crawford County, Pa., Nov. 9, 1825, and is a son of William and Mary (Custard) Myers. When ten years of age his parents removed to Cin- cinnati, Ohio, and in that city our subject was reared to manhood, and there received his educa- tion. He learned the carpenter's trade in Cincin- nati, after serving an apprenticeship of seven years. beginning when he was sixteen and afterward worked at it, prior to his coming to this State. Mr. Myers was married, in Piqua, Miami Co., Ohio, early in the spring of 1852, to Miss Keziah Roney. She was born near Philadelphia, Pa., and to their union four children were given, but their household has been saddened by the death of two: Charles died at the age of one and a half years; Alice is the widow of Frank Case, and resides in Oskaloosa; Clara departed this life when a young lady of twenty-one years, and Emma resides at home. Mr. Myers came to this county and settled in Os- kaloosa in April, 1855. On arriving, he engaged in working at his trade, and continued the same for about fifteen or sixteen years. He then embarked in the pump business, which he has conducted un- til the present time, and in which he has met with more than ordinary success. In politics he has heretofore voted with the Republican party, but at present is independent.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy