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 Amos J Myers

Amos J Myers

Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Oct 1939 (aged 65)
Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Curllsville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 17302070 · View Source
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1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
Amos J. Myers
Sligo, Clarion, PA
Age 44
Born March 1, 1874
Occupation: Farming
Spouse: Emma M. Myers, RD Sligo, Clarion, PA
Medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair
No physical disqualifications
Date registered: Sept. 12, 1918


Source: Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana PA, 16 Oct 1935
Under the supervision of a representative of the Du Point De Nemours Company, a propogation ditching demonstration was given recently in the presence of 300 interested persons on the Messrs. Amos and Clyde Myers' farms near Sligo, Clarion county. The Myers', who are cooperators with the Soil Conservation Service operating in Clarion county, furnished the explosives used in the demonstration.

The Soil Conservation Services, after obtaining the landowner's consent, felt justified in constructing this ditch for the purpose of controlling erosion and eliminate damage caused by mine sulfur water flowing unhindered over the land.

The method of procedure employed by engineers of the Soil Conservation Service in constructing the ditch line had been staked out, enrolles (CCC) labor drilled the holes for the dynamite. These holes were spaced eighteen inches apart and drilled to a depth of two feet. One stick of explosive was placed in each hole and an electric primer placed in one of the sticks. At a given signal the shot was fired.

Simultaneously with the firing of the shot, a wall of earth, one hundred feet high and three and one half feet in depth - large enough to carry sulphur water, even during periods of exceptionally high water. In this particular instance, the danger of flooding has been eliminated and erosion controlled.

Since the demonstration of reclaiming mine-damaged fields for agricultural purposes on the Myers' farm a total of 1693 feet of ditch has been constructed in this same manner and for this same purpose in the Clarion county area. Fifty-one acres of land, previously badly eroded and unsuitable for cultivation, have been protected and benefited.

Hitherto, in many instances in Clarion county, small, inadequate ditches were cut through valuable fields to serve as mine drains. Heavy rains, invariably overtaxed the carrying capacity of the drains. As a result, sulpher water flooded the fields, killing all vegetation in its path - consequently the land was left bare and thus subject to erosion.

Agriculture, having long since outgrown mining in the Clarion county area, farmers are beginning to realize the folly of flooding their fields with acid sulphur water so that their mining operations might be carried on more economically.

The Vindicator, Nov. 1, 1939
Transcription courtesy of LSmith

Amos J. myers, aged 64 years, for many years a well known and respected citizen of Piney township, Clarion county, died at his home Friday, October 30, 1939, following a lingering illness from asthma. He had been ill for several years prior to his death.

He was a son of the late Wallie and Amanda Belle Myers and was born in Piney township March 11, 1876. All his life he had been a prominent farmer of that section.

August 15, 1917, he was united in marriage to Emma Gourley of Callensburg, who survives, along with the following brothers and sisters: William A. Myers, Henry H., Clyde M., Clark R., Mrs. Lottie Laughlin, and Mrs. Flossie Summerville, all of Sligo, Pa. One sister, Minnie Myers, died 8 years ago.

He was a member of both the Sligo and the Licking Presbyterian churches, of the latter for 32 years, serving that church in the capacity of elder for several years.

Funeral services were conducted from the home Sunday, October 22, by the Rev. E.D. Crawford, followed by interment in the Licking cemetery under the direction of Mortician R.R. Hawk of Sligo.




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