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this county, where he lived the remainder of his life. He was also a carpenter and cabinet-maker, and followed his trade near Ashville. In politics he was a democrat, and took an intelligent interest in all local affairs. His marriage with Ann Glass resulted in the birth of twelve children, six boys and six girls: James, Susan, Tillie, Mary, George, John, Henry, Margaret, Catherine, William, Jane, and Joseph.
The maternal great-grandfather, George Glass, was also a native of Maryland, and was induced to settle in Cambria county through the influence of Father Gallitzin. He located near the village of Muster, and engaged in farming.
James Myers (father) was the son of John and Ann (Glass) Myers, and was born near Ashville, this county, February 20, 1818; he was educated in the common and subscription schools of Muster, this county, and learned the trade of a carpenter with his father, and for twenty-five years was engaged as contractor and builder in Ebensburg, Cambria county.
Politically he affiliated with the Democratic party, and took a very prominent part in local political affairs, serving as burgess, council man, school-director, etc. In 1864, he was elected sheriff of Cambria county for a term of three years; on the expiration of his term of office he embarked in the mercantile business with John Lloyd, under the firm name of Myers & Lloyd. This business alliance continued for about six years, when Mr. Myers sold out his interest to Mr. Lloyd, and from that time until his death, on July 10, 1896, he devoted his time and attention to his farm and real-estate interests. He was a prominent and devout member of the Roman Catholic church.
September 9, 1845, he celebrated his marriage with Miss Mary J., a daughter of Daniel
Murry, a native of County Antrim, Ireland, who emigrated to America, and settled in Ebensburg. To their union were born four children: Randolph, Cornelia, Gallitzin, and Herman H.
Herman H. Myers was educated in the common and private schools of Ebensburg. On leaving school he taught three months in a country school, finishing a term commenced by another. After his short experience in the school-room, he entered the office of Wm. H. Sechler, an able lawyer of the county, and engaged in the study of law. After completing his required course of reading, he was examined and admitted to the bar of Cambria county on January 8, 1884. Upon the very threshold of the practice of his profession he was called into politics, and in March, 1884, was appointed deputy prothonotary, and occupied that position continually until January, 1896, when he retired, leaving an enviable record as an able and efficient public official. Since the above date he has devoted his attention to the practice of his profession, in which he is rapidly forging his way to the front ranks.
He has always been identified with the Democratic party, and has served on several occasions as a delegate to the State Democratic conventions.
CLARENCE L. GOODWIN, one of the young democrats of Cambria county, is a man of classical education and with some experience as a public speaker. He is a son of John M. and Delia (La Rue) Goodwin, and was born in Warren county, Kentucky, December 23, 1859. His father was a physician and a native of the State of Indiana. His gradfather was a soldier under Gen. W. H. H. Harrison in the battle of Tippecanoe. Mr.