A. G. Byers

Excepted from HISTORY OF OF DELAWARE AND OHIO.
O. L.. BASKIN S CO., HISTORICAL PUBLISHERS, CHICAGO, ILL.
1880

Contributed by Stephen E. Williams

 

A. G. BYERS, agent Columbus & Toledo Railroad, Delaware, was born in York Co., Penn., in 1840, and in 1849 came to Delaware, where he has been a resident ever since; in 1857, he entered the Ohio Wesleyan University, and was a student in that institution for some two years ; in 1861, he entered a dry-goods store as a clerk, and in 1865 became a partner in the dry-goods business as a member of the firm of Mendenhall & Co.; in 1876, Mr. Byers received the appointment as station agent in Delaware for the Columbus & Toledo Railroad, which position he has filled with satisfaction to the company and the traveling public; he also holds the position of passenger and emigrant agent for the old reliable Pan Handle Railroad. Mr. Byers' father, George Byers, was a soldier in the late war, enlisting in the 48th O. V. I., in which regiment he also had two sons, George L. and Lee W.; the father was taken sick at Shiloh and removed to the hospital at Fort Pickering, Memphis, Tenn., where he died; one of the sons, Lee W., was taken prisoner up Red River and remained such some six months, when he joined his regiment; both served full time and were honorably discharged.

 

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