Biographical Sketch of Lafayette F. Myers
This gentleman is a native of this County and was born June 1, 1844. When about eleven years old he went with his brother to California, and there grew up and was educated. He went into the stock business there, and was also engaged in freighting till the fall of 1866. In that year he returned to his place of birth and has ever since resided here, engaged chiefly in farming and stock-raising. He owns a good farm of 280 acres in Liberty township, on which he has an elegant brick residence, beautifully located, .and a large orchard with other improvements to correspond. The place is well stocked with fine breeds, especially with horses, including one fine stallion.
Mr. Myers was married, in Daviess County, November 12, 1868, to Miss Mary E. Shelby, a native of this State. They have four children; named, Benjamin F., George L., Burmie E. and Mary E. Mr. Myers ranks as one of Daviess County’s most substantial citizens.