Ira Clifford Moser was the author of the History of Myersville, Frederick County, Maryland, including Biographical Sketches of its Representative Men, published in 1905 by the Myersville Monitor newspaper. The book was later reprinted in 1971 with an updated history of Myersville written by Thomas Rose and Charles Martin and published by the Myersville Volunteer Fire Company.
(Left: Ira Moser seated on a daybed, taken in 1908 according to the calendar on the wall.)
Anyone interested in the history of the Myersville area owes Moser a debt of gratitude for the 1905 history. It is considered a handbook by those who want to understand Myersville at the time of its incorporation in 1904, just as the trolley was coming to town and as the town became the hub of the surrounding farming community. The book has been quoted in other publications about Frederick County and Maryland towns. Those of us now living deeply appreciate that Ira Moser took the time to write wrote about life in the town he was raised in, but it can be gleaned from newspaper reports of the time that Ira Moser, was not always appreciated by his contemporaries.