Biography of G. Denton Myers
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G. Denton Myers. Prominently identified with the business life of Ashland is G. Denton Myers, who is vice president and sales manager of the F. E. Myers & Bro. Company. He was born in Perry Township, near Ashland, the son of George and Elizabeth (Morr) Myers.

A complete sketch of George Myers, deceased, appears elsewhere in this history in the biography of A. N. Myers.

There were four boys in the Myers family, all of whom are well known in the community through their having engaged since early manhood in what is now known as the F. E. Myers & Bro. Company, of Ashland. They have been associated with each other in this business without interruption since they began manufacturing pumps in 1880.

G. Denton Myers attended the rural schools of Ashland County and Ohio Northern University at Ada. He began his career as a salesman with the F. E. Myers & Bro. Company, and in 1916 became identified with the company's office affairs. Upon the death of his brother, F. E. Myers, in 1923, he became sales manager, and when the business was incorporated he was elected to the office of vice president. He is also identified with the Union Hardware & Supply Company, of Ashland.

In 1894 Mr. Myers was united in marriage with Miss Jennie B. Heichel, of Jeromesville, the daughter of John and Maria Heichel. The former iied in 1918 and the latter died on April 28, 1914. Both are buried in Jeromesville. Mr. and Mrs. Myers had no children. She died in April, 1929, and is buried in Ashland Cemetery.

Mr. Myers is a Democrat, a member of the Church of Christ, and belongs to the Ashland Country Club and Commercial Club. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Y. M. C. A. in Ashland since the date of its organization.

Mr. Myers is an enthusiastic fisherman and spends some time during the summer months at Mullett Lake, Michigan, where he owns a cottage with his brother, A. N. Myers.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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