Biography - O. V. Myers

O. V. Myers, a grain buyer at McCown's Station, and one of the wheel horses of the Douglas county Democracy, was born in Edgar county, Illinois, March 13, 1863. He is a son of William Myers, who was a native of Kentucky and who became an early settler of Edgar county. His mother was Eliza Sizemore a daughter of Martin Sizemore, who was also born in Edgar county.
Mr. Myers grew up on the farm and received the advantages of a good common school education, and also attended the high school at Paris. For the past ten years he has lived on his farm of one hundred and twenty acres, about one mile and a half cast of Newman. His firm handles about one hundred and fifty thousand bushels of grain annually. In the recent Democratic primary of Douglas county he received the endorsement for state senator of the district composed of Douglas, Coles and Shelby counties. In 1898 he was the Democratic nominee for the office of county treasurer of Douglas county. On March 4, 1886, he was wedded to Miss Alice Estes, of Edgar county. They have seven children; Edna, Harry, Don, Charlie, Laura, Edwin and Nellie.
David Meyers (grandfather) was a native of Kentucky. Our subject's maternal grandfather, Martin Sizemore, was a North Carolinian by birth and served in the Black Hawk and Mexican wars.
O. V. Myers is a young man of good ability, and there is little doubt should he be elected to represent this senatorial district that the best interests of the people will be carefully and ably looked after.

Extracted 12 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, pages 158-159.

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