HON. ROBERT N. EYLER
HON. ROBERT N. EYLER, mayor of Tippecanoe City, elected on the Citizens' ticket, has filled this important office since January 1, 1908, and has given the city a vigorous but clean economical administration. Mayor Eyler was born April 4, 1870. in Frederick County, Maryland, and is a son of Benjamin and Martha Eyler, both members of old Maryland families. The grandfathers on both sides were farmers and Mr. Eyler's father combined farming and work as a carpenter. He died in 1886, when aged sixty-six years and was survived by his widow until January 10, 1900, she dying aged seventy-three years.
Robert N. Eyler attended, the public schools in his native State and worked on the home farm and after coming to Miami County worked two years longer at farming. In March, 1899, he came to Tippecanoe City, where for one year he was engaged in the cigar business, and for three and one-half years afterward he was shipping clerk for the Davis Whip Company, and for two and one-half years was ticket agent for the D.& T. Electric Railway. He returned to the Whip Company for one more year and in the spring of 1900 was elected township assessor. He served two years in that office, being very active in politics in the meanwhile and serving for six years as a member of the Republican County Central Committee. In 1907 he was nominated for mayor and was elected on the Citizen's ticket.
In 1900 Mayor Eyler was married to Mrs. Anna B. Clark, a daughter of George Wyant, of Bowerston, Harrison County, Ohio, and they have one son, Alva G. Mayor Eyler is a member of Lodge No. 174, F.& A.M., Tippecanoe City, of which be was worshipful master for two years and also was both junior and senior warden, and is also a member of Troy Chapter Royal Arch Masons. He belongs also to the Modern Woodmen of America of Tippecanoe City and for eight years was clerk of Camp No. 6713, and from March 1, 1907 to March 1, 1908, he was district deputy, having eight counties under his supervision. He was reared in the United Brethren Church but now holds membership in the English Lutheran.
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