Joe Mayhen passed
away in what was the Tom White House.
Red (Bob) Davis,
originally from Mississippi County, passed away here.
finished his life with his brothers John and Herman at the old Sam Callaway
Blacksmith Site, across the street from Waler
Joneses photo gallery, the opera house and Mart Tabors residence up on the
a shoe cobbler, who died at not too old an age.
located out beyond the "William Mounce place" out "Mill
Creek" way. Here Dick, his wife
Ellen and Mary Hunt passed away,
The old grey mare
belonging to N. B. Watts theryu Roy and Harry, resulting tin Harry’s death.
Pocahontas Anthony (who married Thompson John Frank)
married Morris Hunt
Ramsey who married Thomas McFarland
James J. O'Conner
whose mother was Ellen Fox O'Conner was a St. Louis Federal Courts lawyer
married Mary Dorsey.
Dr. George Dines
married Catherine Olander
married Effy McKenny; went to Los Angeles in 1912 and never came back.
Facts and Triva
Rothensteiner – Catholic Priest
Perringer Family- Ollie Perringer and Holly Williams brought the first merry go
round to Fredericktown. They first set
it up on vacant ground at the northeast corner of Marshall and College
Avenue. The Wm. Blanton, N. B. Watts,
and Rudy houses were later build on this ground.
Hertzinger, a shoe cobbler
noted builder of Gredericktown
Perkin, Business man
One of the
most outstanding family name in and around Fredericktown, was “Anthony”.
Caruthers left his mark on a lot of people
Anthony’s had more kinfolk by other names than any other name in the whole
Duyrea opened the Old Copper Mine on a claim near Mine
La Motte Station.
Henry Howell was
employed as a mule skinner by the Missouri Cobalt company. Hauled the green oak lumber used to build the
and his family made history in the community as did Alford Buckner and his
Underringer played a great part in the community. He did the heavy hauling; cut
and filled the ice houses in town; did most of the threshing in season in the
of Moore’s, Tom, Bill, Lee and Clearly were his main helpers for years, as well
as Bill Chronister, Bill O’Bannon and John Venable.
Out to Mine
La Motte some of the old family names who had to do with affairs in Fredericktown.
Stephens ran the mine.
Thompson, master mechanic at the mine.
Spickerman, prosperous farmer in the community
O’Connor at the railroad house, North Town
Arnett, the representative for Madison County; a railroad family, North Town
E. H. Day,
Miller and the old Madison house
Prokoff, the shoe men
news butch on the Belmont Branch too care of some of the wants down
Gassman, constructed the stairways of Marvin College
diamond drill man
(Mick) Beggs, in construction of what
was called Slab Town
Howell, employed as a mule skinner by the company.
S. W. Hall,
man from Washington State, brought in to run Catherine Mine. First $10,000 a year man to live in town.
located out beyond the "William Mounce place" out "Mill
Schulte worked with the mine process of the mine activity.
Schulte pulled the last load of chat to the top of the
dump, old Mine La Motte was history.
Benedict was know as the man who laid the first telephone
caable across the Mississippi River at St. Louis. And
a pioneer line man in the state of Texas.
Ben McGraw and W. R. Moore constructed the first brick
veneer home in Fredericktown.
and Allen DEGuire establised the Fredericktown Lumber
Holliday (with his gnarled body)
The homes that
the miners lived in were
built using the first nails that came on the market, instead of the old cut nails. The 8 penny common, the all round nail.
About 1925, long
since the mine had be closed down, the mill at the river was gone, the river
polluted for miles, nothing less than
disaster. Portions of the old mine were
dismantled, put in shape, and was installed modern machinery for working over the old Chat
Dump. A man named Freedman was in
charge of this project.
The White farm on the old
gravel road, the then Mordica Jackson place on South Wood Avenue, later
acquired by M. E. Blanton
Blanton acquired the Buckner land on to Little St. Francois River, including
what was known as the Bend Field.
and L. O. Whitworth’s (end of Marvin and South Wood Avenue) houses stand today
in the corner of a once wheat field owned by the late Luther Glaves.
Graham house stands today at start of Bloomfield Road. Barber had a mule stable on this site.
Johnson place was south of the Valley Farm, along the Boomfield Road. Mr. William Henry Allen Andrews; later
acquired this land now called the Andrews Addition.
town and off the road about half a mile north, Judge Henry McFarland. Later on this place was the Otto Thost home
before he moved to town. His home and
holding finally became the Highland Park addition to Fredericktown.
road, west from Big John, lay the Antone Schulte place.
The old Sam
Callaway Blacksmith Site, across the street from Walter Joneses photo gallery,
the opera house and Mart Tabors residence up on the bank.
old foot bridge and the steps leading down to cross the road, and over to Hank
Jones’ layout on the other side. At the
creek end of the wooden platform was the pumping station was the pump that
furnished the water for the tank at the depot.
way. Dick’s train was known as “Whiskey
Cahoon’s pasture was a haven for anyone who wished to use it., now known as the
OfficeBulding, the old wing and house
House Square has been changed completely, including the new Court House, built
in 1898 which still stands. With the
exception of Philip Cohn Store Building still stands. The Cohen
House at the alley
Family, donated “Azalea Park” to Frederiocktown by one of the family
coming of Marvin College radical changes began to take place. Was probably the largest single addition to
Fredericktown. This comprised the whole
Old Valley Farm, Henry Ward Addition, the
Thost place, known as Highland Park and also B. Benson Cahoon pasture
from different places who came to study and mingle with the town people. Some of the newcomers stayed and made homes
in Fredericktown. Many of them left, and a number of them took members of the
town with them.
Buck-Eye Mine was acquired by the Bonsor Family and operated by an Ohio firm
know as the North American. They operated
for a few years.
Catherine Mine. This mine was taken over
by a Canadian Company and became known as the Missouri Cobalt. This company had a problematic time in
Hickory Nut Mine short lived.
Mine on Big St. Francois River, also disappointing
Copper Mine was opened on a claim near Mine La Motte Station, by Mr.
Duyrea. There were a few prosperious
years. Mr. Duyrea first lived at the
home of Judge Leady on South Main, later at the Home of Dr. George Dines.
The Past In Fredericktown, Missouri