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 Clyde Miles Myers

Clyde Miles Myers

Birth
Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Aug 1954 (aged 72)
Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Curllsville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 17302133 · View Source
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1918 WWI Draft Registration:
Clyde Miles Myers
RD Sligo, Clarion, PA
Age 36. Born March 4, 1882
Natural born citizen
Farmer (for self), RD Sligo, PA
Wife: Lillie Myers, RD 1 Sligo, Clarion, PA
Medium height, medium build, brown hair, brown eyes
No physical disqualifications
Registered Sept. 12, 1918

SOIL CONSERVATION DEMONSTRATION IN CLARION COUNTY
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.

Source: Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana PA 16 Oct 1935

WWII Draft Registration 1942
Serial# U252
Clyde Miles Myers
Residence: Piney Towp, Clarion, PA
Mailing Address: Sligo RD1
Telephone: 875R4 Slig
Age 60
Born: Mar 4, 1882 Monroe Twp, Clarion Co, PA
Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Lillie B. Myers, Sligo RD
Employer: Self, Piney Twp, Clarion Co, PA
Signed Clyde M. Myers
Race: White
Height: 5' 6 1/2"
Weight: 185
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Brown
Complexion: Ruddy
No physical disqualifications
Registered April 27, 1942 New Castle, Lawrence, PA
Transcription by Pamela Myers-Grewell

CLYDE M. MYERS

Clyde M. Myers, 72, Sligo, RD died Tuesday following a heart attack.

He was born March 4, 1882 in Monroe Township, Clarion County, the son of the late Wallie V. and Amanda Myers.

He spent his entire life in Piney township and worked as a farmer.

Myers married Lilly Blanche Hodil, wh o survives, on March 14, 1915. Also surviving are the following children: Dean, Wallie, and Clyde Jr., all of Sligo RD; three brothers and a sister: Billie Myers, New Bethlehem, RD; Henry Myers and Clark Myers, Sligo, RD; and Mrs. Flossie Summerville, Sligo, RD.

Also surviving are six grandsons. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Rimersburg Presbyterian Church.

Services will be held in the family home Friday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Jose Medina. Interment will be in the family vault in Churchville.

The Guy M. Hawk Funeral Home is in charge.

Source: Clarion Republican...Aug. 5, 1954. Transcription by Pamela Myers-Grewell

Notes: Clyde also served as a trustee at the Licking Presbyterian Church.

Buried with Valentine Wallace & Amanda Belle Myers family. See their memorials for cemetery/family photos.



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  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17302133
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clyde Miles Myers (4 Mar 1882–3 Aug 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17302133, citing Churchville Cemetery, Curllsville, Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Pamela (contributor 46882937) .