Niagara County

1897 Biography - Ira G. Myers

Myers, Ira G., of Lewiston, was born in Kingston, N. Y., August 3, 1863, a son of G. W. and Ellen Myers. His mother died in 1887 and his father is still living. Ira G. Myers was educated at the Holly Academy, Orleans county, and while educating himself he clerked in a store during the summers and attended school winters. He began his business of life as telegraph operator and has been connected with railroading sixteen years. He has been operator for the Western Union ten years, agent for the American Express Company seven years, and agent for the New York Central Railroad for ten years, all of which positions he holds at present and is very popular with business men and public at large. So assiduous is he in the discharge of his duties that he has been off duty only ten days in these ten years. In 1887 he married Media D. Tower of Lockport. Mr. Myers has been on duty at nearly all the stations between Lewiston and Rochester, but particularly at Lockport Suspension Bridge and Adams Basin before coming to Lewiston.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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