Myra Menke's father wishes to marry her off when she turns fifteen. He doesn't much care whom she marries; he simply wants a fat pig in return. This leads him to consider Igor Barkov and agree to Elya's suggestion that the suitor to bring the fattest pig should win her hand.
Myra's Father Character Timeline in Holes
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Part 1, Chapter 7
...was born in Latvia and at age fifteen, fell in love with fourteen-year-old Myra Menke. Myra's father decided that when Myra turned fifteen, she should be married. Both Elya and 57-year-old pig... (full context)