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Three generations of car mechanics in Waverly | Comment

My superior buddy, Chuck Myers, who operates CM Vehicle, the third generation, gives the next info about his grandpa.

This picture shows Charles Myers and his son standing in entrance Myers Garage at 107 North St., Waverly, around 1928 or 1929. 

Charles W. ‘Shorty’ Myers was born on a small hill farm on the Ross – Pike County line in 1889. C.W. or Carl, as he was also recognized, grew up in a household the place German was spoken by the loved ones. Shorty went to perform on an N&W railroad track crew following finishing his education. In addition to serving to help his mom and father and sisters, he saved his earnings to pay back for his future instruction.

In 1916 he moved to Akron and enrolled in a coaching software for equipment trades. He took courses concentrating on the new field of automotive device perform, when driving a ‘jitney’ and operating in an automotive restore garage to assist aid himself.

Just as he accomplished his machinist’s university, he was drafted out of Summit County into the Nationwide Guard and delivered to Camp Greene, North Carolina, exactly where he joined the 4th Army as a combat infantryman and was despatched to France. The 4th Division participated in five strategies throughout World War I, together with the big battles of Saint-Mihiel and the Argonne Forest.

At a single level his organization of more than 200 adult men was lessened to just 20 adult men not killed or wounded. Immediately after remaining on occupation duty in Germany right up until August 1919, he returned dwelling and married his sweetheart Blanche Thompson. The newlyweds moved to Waverly, rented a residence on Initial Avenue and a garage/support station on North Avenue, where he went into the small business of vehicle restore welding and wrecker service.

107 East North St. - 1950s

This is how the 107 E. North Street area seemed in in the 1950s.

His garage was 1st situated on North Street in which the Don’s Household furniture creating parking great deal is now found. He later on moved his garage into the making where by Perry Glass is now found. In the course of the a long time, Shorty served many terms on the town council and volunteered with the hearth department and with the nearby civil defense during Planet War II.

Just after retiring in 1948, he went again into small business all over 1950 with his son, acquiring a large new garage building from Woody Deskins on Emmitt Avenue on the ton next to NAPA Car Areas where a new mini shopping mall is now getting developed. Father and son opened a Kaiser Frazer new automobile dealership in addition to their garage and wrecker business enterprise. Declining health quickly pressured Shorty back again into retirement. He died in May possibly of 1957.

I hope to have much more on the Myers garages later on, as the generations progressed.

25 Dec 1941 Waverly Watchman ad - Myers Garage

This advertisement was observed by Mike Patterson, and it was copied from the Dec. 25, 1941 Waverly Watchman.