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Free Genealogy Biography of Milton L. Myers,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War


Milton L. Myers was educated at Massillon and Mount Union, Ohio. When eighteen years old he enlisted in the 18th P.V.I., but illness compelled him to return home.

In 1862 he re-enlisted, this time in the 155th P.V.I., and remained in the service till close of the war, being promoted to sergeant and afterward transferred to the artillery service as quartermaster-sergeant of the brigade. He participated in all the battles of his regiment until the close of the war, and then returned home.

Soon thereafter he accepted a position in Wood’s Iron and Rolling-mill at McKeesport; then for a time traveled for a wholesale tobacco-house.

In 1866 he was united in marriage with Miss Virginia, daughter of Capt. John and Mary (Carson) McLaughlin, being two of the oldest and most respected families in Allegheny county, and born in Sewickley, this county. To them were born three daughters: Minnie H., Olive V. and E. Louise.

After marriage Mr. Myers became cashier of the local freight department of the Pennsylvania railroad at Pittsburgh. In 1872 he accepted the position of cashier for Hostetter & Smith, and on the death of latter became partner of Mr. Hostetter, firm name becoming Hostetter & Co. He is the surviving member of the firm, and still conducts the business. Mr. Myers is vice-president of the Monongahela Bridge company, director of the Pittsburgh Gas company and the Consolidated Gas company. He is a Knight Templar.

His son, Thomas, married Jane Gordon, and their son, Josiah, uncle of Mrs. Ryan, was born on this farm, where he died. He never married.

Source: History of Allegheny County; Cushing, Thomas; Chicago, 1889

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