Monday, February 18, 2013


FEBRUARY 19, 1892


            Was born in our sister State, of Tennessee, April 24, 1859, son of William and Mary Slagle Myers.  William Myers was a man prominent in local politics, once making a race for a seat in the Legislature of Tennessee and being defeated by only a few votes.  While Henry was quite young his father moved to this State and settled in Madison county, and finally in 1873 he moved to this county and bought a farm near Rosine, where he has since lived.  Young Myers worked hard on the farm and owing to that fact his educational advantages were limited to the district school.  But he made such good use of the opportunities that were here afforded that he acquired a fair education, and in 1887 taught a very successful school at White Oak, near Olaton.

            Mr. Myers wooed and, won Miss Malinda Bennett, daughter of John Allen Bennett, Sulpher Springs, to whom he was married in July, 1885.  They have three children, Buelah Ernestine, aged four; Gay Fulton, aged two, and Eulah Edna, aged one.  To religious belief Mr. Myers is a Methodist, in political belief a Republican.  From among a number of candidates he was elected Justice of the Peace in August, 1890, for the Rosine Magisterial District, and is a careful faithful, officer.  He has been appointed by the Court a member of the Board of Commissioners, authorized to build the Barretts Ferry bridge over Rough River, which is, by the way a worthy compliment worthily bestowed.

            Trained in the school of adversity, bred to the independent life of the farmer, possessed of a rugged house, having raised by hard labor from humble circumstances to competency, Henry Franklin Myers moves among his fellows a model, upright honest man.

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