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George S. Myers

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George S. Myers

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Posted: 28 Dec 2000 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Myers, Buskirk, Huston
George S. Myers is a native of Scotland County, Mo., born Feruary 14, 1840, the son of Thomas S. and Martha A. (Buskirk) Myers, whose sketch will be found elsewhere. Our subject was early trained to the farming and the saw mill business with his father, and secured a good common-school education. His first venture in mercantile life was at Greensburg, Knox County, in April, 1860. The same year he built a distillery in Schuyler County, with his brother, but was prevented from operating it by the war, and in 1863 returned to Memphis. He drove a team of oxen, and chopped and hauled wood, all winter. In the fall of 1863 he began merchandising in Memphis, and in 1876 removed his business to Wichita, Kas., and met with excellent success. His present large dry goods business was opened after his return in 1880. He carries a line of clothing, hats, shoes, notions, etc., with his dry goods, and is also extensively engaged in grain dealing. Apri 10, 1860, he married Nancy E, Huston, who was born in the same cabin as our subject. Their children are Joseph H., Lillian, Maggie J. and Clara. our subject is a Democrat, and is a member of the I.O.O.F; he and his wife hold to the faith of the Baptist Church.

From "History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri" published in 1887.

*Note* I have only the information from the above publication, and am not related to the above individual.

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