Biography of Ephraim H. Myers


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Myers, Ephraim H., whose active business life in Carthage began in 1871, when he became partner with Holcomb & Horr, bankers, is a native of Rome, N. Y., born in 1848. His father, Samuel Myers, came to Carthage about 1850, and is remembered as a dealer in real estate and other property, a man of means and highly respected in the town. He died in Carthage in 1870. Ephraim H. first came to Carthage in 1865 and for a time worked in Elijah Horr's store, then went to Watertown. where for several years he was engaged in business as cashier, bookkeeper or accountant. In 1871 he returned to Carthage and became a member of the firm as has been stated. In 1874 the partnership was dissolved and Mr. Myers, in company with De Witt Rogers, formed the banking firm of Myers & Rogers. They did a successful business until 1880, when Mr. Myers organized the First National Bank of Carthage and was appointed its first cashier. In 1887 he was elected president of the bank and has since had entire control of its affairs and business. More than this, Mr. Myers has been an interested factor in bringing to Carthage several very desirable public improvements, especially the water supply system, which was built during his term as president of the village, for he was three times elected to that office. In many other directions he has shown the same interest in local affairs and it is no fulsome compliment to say that he is regarded as a generous and publicspirited citizen. June 29, 1871, Mr. Myers married Ada, daughter of Dr. Spencer of Watertown, and they had eight children, five of whom are now living.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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