Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897
[p. 644] is the leading baker, and confectioner of the city of New Castle, with place of business and residence at Nos. 9 and 11 South Mercer Street. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, April 2, 1861, and was a son of William and Sarah Myland. The mother died recently aged seventy-five years. William Myland was a painter by trade, having served his apprenticeship in England; he emigrated from England to Canada, and moved thence to Cleveland, where he died in 1877.
Our subject was reared in Cleveland and attended the schools of that city until fifteen years of age, and then finished his education in Oberlin College, from which he graduated and received his diploma and degree in 1879. At Toledo, Ohio, he learned telegraphy, and as a telegraph operator was stationed at various times at London, Ont., Toronto, Winnipeg, Kingston, Ottowa, Hamilton, St. Thomas, Detroit, New Orleans, Frankfort, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Knoxville, Austin, New York, Rockwell City, Ia., Davenport, Great Forks, S. D., Minneapolis, Duluth, and St. Louis. After coming to New Castle he met and married on October 22, 1888, Mrs. Maggie Wright, widow of Charles Wright, who was the proprietor of a small bakery, which employed but one helper. The bakery, thus coming into Mr. Myland's hands, has under his skilful and energetic management grown to such an extent, and so large a business and patronage has been developed, that it now requires five bakers to make up the daily product and five drivers and wagons to deliver it. When Mr. Myland began supervising the work there was a demand for only from twenty-five to thirty loaves a day, and only that many were produced; now, from twelve to thirteen hundred loaves of bread are baked daily. A great deal of shipping is done, and eight or ten of the surrounding towns are largely supplied with bakery goods. The product of the bakery is quite varied, consisting of thirteen varieties of bread, and of over one hundred varieties of cake. In addition to the bakery proper and the select line of confectionery, Mr. Myland carries a large stock of fine groceries.
Mr. and Mrs. Myland have had two children; the eldest died in infancy, unnamed; the second, Carl Wesley, is the pet and joy of the household. Of Mrs. Myland's first marriage with Charles Wright, one child was born, Laura Edna Wright. In politics Mr. Myland is a strong Republican. He is a popular man and has never suffered for lack of friends. Socially, he is a member of a number of organizations, such as Knights of Pythias, Fidelis Lodge No. 460, of which he is a trustee; Royal Arcanum; K. O. T. M.; Royal Templars; Sons of Temperance; and of the I. O. O. F.
Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897
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