Biography of Ruben Sencil Myers


Myers, Reuben Sencil, Clarence, p. o. Clarence Center, son of Jacob and Anna (Sencil) Myers, was born February 24, 1839, at Mountville, Pa. He was educated in the common schools and at Millersville Normal School, Lancaster county, Pa., and commenced the study of medicine in 1856 at Mountville, under Dr. Amos K. Rohrer, an eminent physician and surgeon of that place. He attended medical lectures at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Vermont, receiving a diploma from the latter institution. Dr. Myers has been in practice at Clarence Center since 1860. He is a member of the Medical Society of the County of Erie; of the Gross Medical Club and was its secretary from 1889 to January, 1897, when he was elected its president; member of the New York State Pharmaceutical Association since 1884. His medical writings that were published were "A Case of Albuminuria," "Puerperal Convulsions," "Leprosy," "Drainage," and "Cholera." He was the author of many literary articles published in various newspapers and journals in the country. He was appointed examiner in lunacy, December 10, 1889, and has been a medical examiner to various life insurance companies. He has always enjoyed a large country practice. In politics he has always been a Democrat and frequently served as a delegate to State, county and district conventions. He was elected coroner of Brie county in the fall of 1869, on the same ticket with Grover Cleveland, when Mr. Cleveland was elected sheriff of Erie county. Dr. Myers was postmaster at Clarence Center, N. Y., from December, 1885, to August, 1889, and was again appointed in August, 1894. which office he now holds. He was appointed by Gov. Roswell P. Flower a commissioner for loaning certain moneys of the United States of the county of Erie; the date of his commission was April 19, 1893, which office he now holds. He was the first person initiated in Akron Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 527, in 1862, of which he has ever since been a member. August 28, 1862, he married Marion C. Vantine of Clarence, Erie county, N.Y., and of their six children three are living: Henry S., Katie May and John B.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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