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From: Gina Reasoner <>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 16:49:31 -0400

History of Ohio
The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925
Volume III, Page 374-375

WILLIAM DANIEL MYERS. Since early manhood and over a period of thirty
years William Daniel Myers has been the type of citizen and business man
exemplifying the highest qualities of trustworthiness and personal
efficiency. He has been a merchant and is now a leading realtor. His
activities in the Masonic order have brought him many honors, and he has
done much to build up the efficiency of that fraternity in Akron.
He was born November 24, 1876, on a farm then just outside the city limits
of Akron, in Summit County. His grandfather came from Pennsylvania, while
his father, William Myers, was born in Summit county, and in 1860 became a
bookkeeper for the mercantile firm of Hall brothers, and was in their
service many years. He was a democrat and Lutheran. His wife was Harriet
Jane Pryor, a native of Northampton Township, Summit County.
The home where W.D. Myers spent his boyhood and youth has in later years
become one of the fine residential suburbs of Akron, the North Hill
section.He attended the public schools of the city, and subsequently, while
working to pay his way, attended Buchtel college. Seven of his early years
were taken up with his duties as a grocery clerk, and for five years he did
electrical work for a specialty rubber manufacturing concern. For about
thirteen years he was a member of Myers-Bailey Company, hardware merchants
at Akron, leaving that to become associated with the real estate department
of the Herberich-Hall-Harter Company. In 1921 he organized the Standard
Realty Company, and has since been vice president and secretary of this
general real estate and insurance organization.
Mr. Myers is a trustee of the Akron Real Estate Board,and has acquittted
himself well in the performance of his civic duties. During the World war
he worked with all the committees raising funds. He is a democrat and
Lutheran, enjoys flowers and gardening, but his chief interest is Masonry.
His affiliations include Mt. Akra Lodge No. 680, Free and Accepted Masons;
Washington Chapter No. 25, Royal and Select Masters; Bethany Commandery No.
72, Knights Templar and Al Koran Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Cleveland.
In 1924 he was elected monarch of Yusef Khan Grotto No. 41, an organization
for which Master Masons are eligible, and numbering now over 2,500. He also
belongs to the Shrine Patrol, is chairman of the entertainment committee of
the Shrine Club, and is president of the Hot Sands Club, a local Masonic
social organization.
Mr. Myers married at Akron Miss Lillian Johnson, who was born and reared
in Pennsylvania, from which state her father, W.C. Johnson, came to Ohio
and was a concrete contractor in Sandusky and Akron. He was a Quaker. Mrs.
Myers is active in the woman's branches of Masonry, the Eastern Star, White
Shrine of Jerusalem and Daughters of Mocanna. The two children of Mr. and
Mrs. Myers are John and Helen.

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