Biography of Joseph H. Myers
Jasper County, MO Biographies





JOSEPH H. MYERS.
Among the prominent mine superintendents of Jasper county, Missouri, is Joseph H. Myers, of the A No. 1 Mining Company on the Roaring Springs land, which he has managed for the past three years. Work was started here in 1899 and now four shafts are in use, the deepest one being one hundred and fifty feet. The ore mill has a, one hundred ton capacity.

The birth of Mr. Myers was in Vernon county, Missouri, and he was a son of William and Lucinda (Harrison) Myers, the former of whom was born in Germany, but came to Missouri from Tennessee and located in Vernon county, where he was one of the pioneers. He was a farmer all his life and continued in the work until his death, in 1872, at the age of forty five years. The mother of our subject, Lucinda (Harrison) Myers, was born, reared and married in Tennessee.

Joseph H. Myers grew up in a mining atmosphere and very early displayed interest and intelligence in this line of industry. In 1871, while still a boy, he came to Joplin, and has been engaged in mine work ever since he has been large enough to use a pick. For a long period Mr. Myers engaged in the business on his own account, and has opened up some of the best mines in Jasper county, several of these being located on the one thousand acre tract, and the Coon Diggings on the Lloyd land. Two others which he opened up and during 1898 superintended were the Ella J. mine and the Mundy, on Turkey creek, and he owned an interest in the two productive mines known as the Nine Spot and the Four by Six. His principal interest, outside his family, has been in mining, and he has built up a fine reputation in that line all through this section.

Mr. Myers was married to Miss Nina Childress, who was a native of Newton county, Missouri, and two sons have been added to the family, Virgil and Lewis, the eldest being now in school. Socially Mr. Myers is connected with the I. O. O. F. and the Modern Woodmen, in both of which organizations he is respected and highly valued. His life has been one of industry and he has overcome many difficulties, and is now well known and esteemed all through the mining districts.

From:
The Biographical History of Jasper County, Missouri
By Hon. Malcolm G. McGregor
The Lewis Publishing Co.
Chiago 1901


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