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ABBOTT, Augustus L., lawyer; born, Weymouth, Mass., Aug. 6, 1858; son of L. A. (D-D.) and Mary A. (Preston) Abbott; educated at Brown University, Providence, R. I., A.B., 1880, A.M., 1883; Washington University Law Department, LL.B., 1885; married at Alton, ILL, 1887, Annette Blair; children: John Blair, Marjory, Preston Obert. Admitted to the bar of Missouri, 1884, and has since been engaged in general practice; member firm of Abbott & Edwards. Member American, Missouri State and St. Louis Bar Associations. Clubs: City, Olen Echo. Office: New National Bank of Commerce Bldg. Residence: 5449 Maple Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ABEL, Frederick, president Abel & Gerhard Plumbing Co.; born, Denmark, July 4, 1842; son of Charles and Annie (Simpson) Abel; educated in public night schools; married, St. Louis, Jan. 22, 1867, Mary L. Rump; five children: Walter C., Charles P., Louis F., Frederick E., Robert O. Came to America, 1854; entered plumbing business as member of firm of Werner & Abel, 1865, continuing until 1877; conducted business in own name, 1877-80; associated with Oscar J. Gerhard, 1880, and incorporated the Abel & Gerhard Plumbing Co., of which has since been president. Served as member Co. A, Fourth Missouri Regiment. Missouri Volunteers, for four months, Civil War. Republican. Protestant. Odd Fellow. Honorary member St. Louis Turn Verein. Recreations: hunting, fishing and traveling. Office: 909 N. 6th St. Residence: .1351 Page Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


Oliver Abel, an optometrist of splendid scientific attainment and broad practical experience, practicing his profession in St. Louis, was born July 12, 1873, in Elisabethtown, Essex county, New York. He is the son of Oliver Abel, Sr., who was also born in Elizabethtown, and passed away in 1891. The grandfather was likewise named Oliver Abel, and was a native of Barre, Vermont, where the Abel family had settled prior to the Revolutionary war, coming to the new world from England. Oliver Abel, the father, was united in marriage to Mary E. Adams, who was born in Plattsburg, New York, and was a daughter of Elisha Adams of that place. Her maternal grandfather was Major Rufus Sanford, who served under Washington in the Revolutionary war, and her brother was Major Henry J. Adams, who served with the Union forces during the Civil war and was distinguished for bravery at Fort Sumter and awarded the congressional medal of honor. This branch of the Adams family easily traces its origin to the same English ancestors from whom were descended two of the presidents of the United States. Oliver Abel, Sr., was a lawyer by profession and became one of the founders of the republican party. He was a warm personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, whom he frequently visited in the White House, and he was also a personal friend of James G. Blaine and Governor Cornell. In fact he was acquainted with many distinguished men of national fame. His father was the partner of Judge Hand of the federal Judiciary, whose son is Judge Augustus Hfcnd of the present federal court, who rendered one of the noteworthy decisions concerning the constitutionality of the prohibition law.
Oliver Abel pursued his education in the public schools of his native city until graduated from the high school of Elizabethtown in 1888. He afterward spent two years in the Albany (N. Y.), Preparatory school, and at a later period entered the Albany Medical College. He subsequently settled in Denver, where for three years he was employed as assistant by the Geneva Optical Company. From 1893 until 1895 he was at Buffalo, New York, with the Fox Optical Company and then came to St Louis. Here he was identified with Aloes until 1902, when he established business on his own account, at his present location, in the Carlton building. His business has prospered and he is not only engaged in fitting glasses, but also in the manufacture of them and he likewise treats and operates upon the eyes. His ability and scientific skill have gained him a most liberal patronage and a well deserved reputation.
On the 10th of June, 1998, Mr. Abel was married to Miss Esther Frances Morall, and to them were born two children: Oliver, Jr., who was born in 1900; and Ralph Morall, born in 1912. The former was a sergeant of Company A, in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps and is now studying medicine in Washington University. Mrs. Abel is the daughter of Jacob C. Morall, of St. Louis, secretary of the Rosenthal-Sloan Milling Company. The Moralls came to this city from Connecticut where they had lived for many years and the ancestry of the family is traced back to England.
Mr. Abel gives his political endorsement to the republican party. He is a member of the Episcopal church and belongs to the Missouri Athletic Association, the University City Masons Lodge, the Red Cross Lodge, K. P., the West End Council of the Royal League and Brotherhood of St. Andrew. He finds recreation in golf, baseball and general outdoor sports and athletics, but never allows these things to interfere with the faithful performance of his professional duties, which he discharges with a sense of conscientious obligation. Those who know him and he has a wide acquaintance—recognise his loyalty to the high standards of manhood and citizenship and he enjoys the warm respect of those with whom he has come in contact.
(Source: Centennial History of Missouri, One Hundred Years in the Union, 1820-1921, Vol. V, Published 1921)


ABELES, Julius David, president Commercial Bldg. Co.; born, St. Louis, Nov. 20, 1848; son of Adolph and Amelia (Taussig) Abeles; educated in public schools of St. Louis, graduating from St. Louis High School, 1865; married, St. Louis, Apr. 23, 1874, Emilie Taussig (died Mar. 9, 1900); children: James A., John T., Robert L., Clifford, Charles T., Alfred T., Francis. Began business career with wholesale wool house in Philadelphia,1862; returned to St. Louis in employ of similar firm; became broker in wool, etc., in 1874, and remained in that business until 1870, when went to Leadville, remaining there nearly two years, engaged in mining. Returned to St. Louis, 1881, and took charge of Union Depot Warehouse for three years, and then embarked in mining stock business as a broker; was president St. Louis Mining Stock Exchange for two years. Inaugurated enterprise now known as Terminal Hotel in 1895, and has had full charge of it ever since, now being president of Terminal Hotel and Arcade, Co. Took charge of Commercial Building, 1900, and has full control of its capital and management as president Commercial Bldg. Co. President Martha Realty Co.; vice president Union Station Rank; president Tip Top Mining Co. Republican. Member Business Men's League, Civic League. Clubs: University, Noonday, City, Automobile. Recreation: travel. Office: Commercial Bldg. Residence: 4140 Washington Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ABELES, Samuel Charles, stock and bond broker; born, St. Louis, Oct. 15, 1875; son of D. and Theresa (Minzer) Abeles; graduated from Franklin Public School and attended St. Louis High School; married, St. Louis, Nov. 29, 1899, Ricka M. Piatt. Began in newspaper business as reporter on St. Louis Star-Sayings, September, 1892; left Star to become court reporter for the Globe-Democrat; later had charge of religious department, dramatic department and business news for Globe-Democrat; went from Globe to Chronicle to handle special assignments; sent to Europe as special correspondent of Chronicle, 1895; upon return to St. Louis, appointed assistant city editor and dramatic editor of Chronicle; left Chronicle to do special work on the Star, and later returned to Globe-Democrat to take charge of financial, business and real estate columns; left newspaper work in summer of 1899 to go into bond and stock brokerage business with Bennett, Wasserman & Co., as floor broker and street man; was with Morris Glaser & Co., in similar capacity, 1901 to Decembcr, 1906. In January, 1907, organized firm of Samuel C. Abeles & Co. and has since continued in business as head of firm. Purchased seat on St. Louis Stock Exchange, 1904. Republican, Jewish religion. Club: Columbian. Recreations: reading and travel. Office: 500 National Bank of Commerce Bldg. Residence: 5891 Washington Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ABLE, George Dudley, manufacturer; born, Oxford, Miss., Feb. 25, 1861; son of Josiah and Martha Elizabeth (Stockard) Able; descended on mother's side from Alexander Craighead, commonly known as father of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence; educated in public and high schools, Oxford, and University of Mississippi; married, Halifax Co., N. C. Dec. 30, 1886, Martha Elizabeth Thorne; five children: Sidney Thome, Corrie Mae (Mrs. Robert C. Moss), Helen Dudley, Elise and Alice Mildred. Was member firm of Jackson & Able, merchants, Oxford, Miss., 1882-88; cashier Bank of Water Valley, Miss., 1888-1906, and also engaged as planter in Washington Co., Miss., during a large part of time named; vice president and general manager Missouri Cannel Coal Co., Versailles, Mo., 1906-07; treasurer Corinth Woolen Mills (now Curlee Clothing Co.), St. Louis, 1907-08; since 1909 president Mellon & Storm Manufacturing Co., manufacturers of beds and bed springs; also president Link Fabric Co. of America. Formerly trustee Union Female College, Oxford, Miss., Water Valley Military Academy, Water Valley, Miss. Member St. Louis Credit Men's Association. Independent Democrat. Presbyterian; elder Kingshighway Presbyterian Church. Served as member City Council and mayor of Water Valley. President Mississippi Bankers' Association, 1898-99; vice president for Mississippi, of American Bankers' Association, 1899-1900. Member Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, Woodmen of the World. Recreation: country life. Office: 10th and Mullanphy Sts. Residence: 5022 Cabanne Ave. Summer Residence: Cedar Gap, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ABSOLOM, James H., president Absolom Dry Goods Co.; born, London, Eng., Mar. 8, 1856; lost mother at two years of age; came to America with father at seven; educated public schools New York State and Illinois; married, St. Louis, Sept. 24, 1884, Alice L. Gardner; two children: James H. and Alice L. Began active career in employ of nail mills at Belleville, ILL., continuing seven years; then clerk in dry goods store of brother-in-law, R. B. Bullock, St. Louis; was made partner of the company upon its incorporation, 1894, and has since been president Absolom Dry Goods Co. Mason, Knight Templar. Episcopalian. Office: 4108 Easton Ave. Residence: 4243 Page Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ACKERMAN, Lee, vice president Sonnenfeld Millinery Co.; born, near Frankfort, Germany, May 4, 1884; son of Isaac and Olga (Loeb) Ackerman; educated in public schools in Germany; unmarried. Came to St. Louis direct from Germany in 1898, and at once entered employ of Sonnenfeld Millinery Co. (established 1875) as clerk; became partner in spring of 1904, and is now vice president of company, dealers in millinery, fancy goods and cloaks. Recreations: motoring and fishing. Office: 610 Washington Ave. Residence: 4719 Washington Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ACKERMAN, Leopold, president Sonnenfeld Millinery Co.; born, Villmar, Germany, Mar. 8, 1863; son of Wolf and Gretchen (Levy) Ackerman; educated in public schools in Germany; married, St. Louis, Nov. 11, 1891, Josephine Emanuel; children: Lester Joseph, Melville Emanuel, Byron Wolf. Came from Germany direct to St. Louis in 1879; began business career same year with I. B. Rosenthal Millinery Co. as boy, then salesman, then on road for them for 13 years; in 1894 entered on present connection as president and manager of the Sonnenfeld Millinery Co., millinery, fancy goods and cloaks. Member Business Men's League. Republican. Member Society of B'nai B'rith, United Jewish Charities. Club: Columbian. Recreation: motoring. Office: 610 Washington Ave. Residence: St. Louis County.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ACKERMAN, Louis, merchant; born, Villmar, Germany, Feb. 9, 1865; son of Karl and Betchen (Marx) Ackerman; educated in common and high schools, Germany; unmarried. Came to America, 1882; after a residence of six months in this country entered employ of I.B. Rosenthal & Co. and traveled for the firm in the South until 1896, a period of four-teen years; then was placed in charge of millinery department of Schafer Bros, and operated same until the house was burned out,1900; became connected with Penny & Gentles Dry Goods Co. and rented the millinery department, conducting same until 1909; then leased the building which had been occupied by the J. G. Brand Shoe Co. and since has maintained business in millinery, cloaks and suits. President Louis Ackerman Millinery Co.; vice president Regent Realty & Investment Co.; director Sonnenfeld Millinery Co. Jewish religion. Clubs: Columbian, Westwood Golf. Recreation: golf. Office: 623 N. Broadway. Residence: 5243 Waterman Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ADAM, Frank, president Frank Adam Electric Co.; born, Freiburg, Baden, Germany, Feb. 2, 1838; son of Frederick and Maria E. Adam; educated in public schools in Germany; came
to U. S., 1853; married, St. Louis, Jan. 7, 1869, Louisa M. Blattner; children: Frederick B., William (deceased), Anna M., Harry C., Edwin C. Began business career at 15 as watchmaker's apprentice in Newark, N. J., and at end of apprenticeship became journeyman watchmaker with Mitchell & Tyler, Richmond, Va., remaining with them through three years of the war; then watchmaker with Learmont, Montreal, Canada. Worked for Jehu Sylvester, St. Louis, 1865-70; with Henry Blattner, son of Jacob Blattner, succeeded to latter's optical, mathematical and philosophical instrument business; dissolved partnership in 1880, and has since continued in electrical manufacturing and construction business, as president of the Frank Adam Electric Co. Republican (with reservations). Member Legion of Honor. Office: 904-916 Pine St. Residence: 2326 Albion Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ADAM, Fred Blattner secretary and general manager of Frank Adam Electric Co.; born, St Louis, Aug. 9,1869; son of Frank and Louisa M. (Blattner) Adam; educated in St Louis public schools; married, June 15, 1909, Rose Sehnelle, of St. Louis. On leaving school became connected with father, and engaged in electrical engineering and contracting business, in which has since continued. The business was incorporated in 1898, as the Frank Adam Electric Co., of which is secretary and general manager, the company being electrical engineers and contractors for electrical construction in buildings, wholesale and retail manufacturers and dealers in gas and electric lighting fixtures, engineers and manufacturers of light and power switchboards and other electrical controlling apparatus. Associate member of American Institute of Electrical Engineers. Member Civic League, Business Men's League. Mason (32°), Shriner. Clubs: Mercantile, Union. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: 914 Pine St. Residence: 3138 Allen Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


While Benjamin S. Adams has passed away he lives in the memory of his many friends, enshrined in the halo of a gracious presence and charming cordiality. He was in the highest sense of the term a gentleman, one whose interest was in the better things of life and who in the conduct of a large and successful business enterprise was the soul of integrity and honor. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, February 15, 1854, a son of Adam Gillespie Adams, one of the most prominent business men of that city and also a leader in civic and church work. The home environment of Benjamin S. Adams was such as to develop the best in him. He had good educational opportunities and early learned lessons of life which were of great value to him in shaping his later career. He became a prominent factor in many agencies which contributed to the social, intellectual and moral progress of his community and in business circles he made for himself an enviable position. For many years he was associated with the E. C. Simmons Company and was thus prominently known to the hardware trade of the 'city. Subsequently he became identified with the Tudor Iron Works of which he was secretary and also of the Republic Iron ft Steel Works which took over the organization with which he had formerly been connected. He was successful as a manufacturer of steel and iron specialties and owed his success to his industry and uncompromising integrity. He displayed enterprise, initiative and determination and he carried forward to completion whatever he undertook.
On the 11th of March, 1891, Mr. Adams was married to Miss Madge Updike, a daughter of George Whitman Updike, of St. Louis, for many years a prominent figure in grain trade circles of the city and a representative of one of the oldest and most prominent families of St. Louis, tracing his ancestry back to early colonial days in Providence, Rhode Island. To Mr. and Mrs. Adams were born three children: Madge E„ who is now the wife of James Brooks Knight, of St. Louis; Benjamin Strickler; and Ewing, who is the wife of Edwin O. Baker, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, a son of George P. Baker, who is professor of literature and drama at Harvard and is a cousin of the president of Harvard University. The only son died at Hoboken, New Jersey,just before his regiment sailed for France. He was born in St. Louis, August 27, 1895, and enlisted in May, 1917, in response to the call to the colors. He was trained at Fort Riley and Camp Meyer and was made a corporal of the Twelfth Field Artillery, Headquarters Company. He died of pneumonia on the 12th of January, 1918, in St. Mary's Hospital at Hoboken the night following the one on which his regiment sailed for France, his death being a great blow to his mother, his family and his many friends, for a young life of great promise was thus cut off.
Death had previously broken the family circle when on the 17th of April, 1906, Mr. Adams passed away. He was most widely and prominently known in St Louis. He was a member of the St. Louis Club, the University Club, the St. Louis Country Club, and the Noonday Club. He was also active in the Mercantile Library Association and was a member of its board for many years. The entire period of his manhood was passed In St. Louis, for he arrived in this city when twenty-one years of age. Through the intervening period to the time of his death he occupied a prominent place inthe public life of the community, particularly in connection with civic and church work. One who long knew him said he was "an old-school Presbyterian of the most conscientious type." He never faltered in his allegiance to what he believed to be right and at no time was his position an equivocal one. He possessed many sterling characteristics and not the least of these was his capacity for warm friendship. All who came in contact with him speedily appreciated him at his true worth, recognizing in him a man whom to know was to esteem and honor. Mrs. Adams has always shared in the high regard entertained for her husband. She is a prominent member of the Wednesday Club, of the St. Louis Country Club and also a member of the St Louis republican committee, but her great work is in the Second Presbyterian church of which she is a most devoted and faithful member.
(Source: Centennial History of Missouri, One Hundred Years in the Union, 1820-1921, Vol. V, Published 1921)


ADAMS, Charles Brock, manager Safety Car Heating and Lighting Co.; born, Philadelphia, Oct. 12, 1859; son of Alexander Hanson and Esther Y.(Tybout) Adams; educated in the Episcopal Academy at Philadelphia, Pa.; married, Alexandria, Va., 1885, Jennie, daughter of Col. Robert Andrews; children: Robert Andrews and Helen Marguerite. Was connected with the operating department of the Wabash Railroad, 1880-Oct 15, 1905, resigning as superintendent of transportation, in order to accept present position as manager of the Safety Car Heating and Lighting Co. Episcopalian. Mason (32), Knight Templar. Member Society of the Cincinnati (Delaware), Sons of Revolution. Clubs: Mercantile, Missouri Athletic, St. Louis Railway. Favorite recreations: yachting, riding and driving. Office: 1014, 705 Olive St. Residence: Ferguson, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ADAMS, Charles McDougall; born, Fort Craig, N. M., April 5, 1855; son of John and Georgiana (McDougall) Adams; educated at St. Louis University; married, Indianapolis, Ind., June, 1902, Helen Shobe. Began railway service in 1877, with the Iron Mountain R. R., in St. Louis, later becoming clerk in general auditor's office same road, then consecutively, bill of lading clerk of same, chief clerk Missouri Pacific and Iron Mountain railroads, contracting freight agent for both roads, and from 1889 to 1907 commercial agent for the Missouri Pacific R. R.; general agent El Paso & Southwestern Ry., 1907-11. Democrat. Member Mound City Council, National Union. Clubs: Khobel Fishing (director), The Traffic of St. Louis. Recreations: fishing and hunt­ing. Residence: 352 Whittier St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ADAMS, Elmer Bragg, judge; born, Pomfret, Vt., Oct. 27, 1842; son of Jarvis and Eunice (Mitchell) Adams; A.B., Yale University, 1865 (LL.D., University of Missouri, 1898, also LL.D., Washington University, 1907); married, Nov. 10, 1870, Emma Richmond, of Woodstock, Vt. Went to Georgia under auspices American Union Commission and inaugurated system of free schools for white children at Atlanta and Milledgeville; returned to Vermont, 1866; studied law there and at Harvard Law School; admitted Vermont bar, 1868; settled in practice, St. Louis, 1868; judge Circuit Court, St. Louis, 1879-85, declined re-election and resumed practice; U. S. district judge, Eastern District, Mo., 1895-1905; U. S. circuit judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit, since 1905. Special lecturer on succession and wills, University of Missouri. Director American Peace and Arbitration League; member New England Society, Sons of the Revolution. Presbyterian. Clubs: Commercial, St. Louis, Country. Address: Custom House, St. Louis. Residence: 25 Westmoreland Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ADAMS, Stephen Seymour, vice president S. G. Adams Stamp and Seal Co.; born, St. Louis, Oct. 8, 1885; son of Stephen G. and Rose (Keiley) Adams; educated in St. Louis common and high schools, graduating June, 1905; unmarried. Engaged during school vacations, etc., for several years with S. G. Adams Stamp and Seal Co.(established, 1875, by father and incorporated on his death, 1893), and is now vice president of the company; also vice president Successful Realty Co. Office: 314 N. 6th St. Residence: Buckingham Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ADKINS, Benjamin Conklin, contractor; born, St. Louis, July 24, 1863; son of Henry and Isabelle B. (Conklin) Adkins; educated in public schools and two years at high school until June, 1880; then one year at Smith Academy and four years at Washington University in engineering course, being graduated as B.E., 1886; married, St. Louis, Oct. 15, 1901, Anna Mae Bringer. Was connected with City Water Department as draftsman, assistant engineer and engineer, 1886-1903; water commissioner of St. Louis, 1903-11; since associated with City Construction Co. Member American Water Works Association (president, 1905-06). Democrat. Presbyterian. Recreation: outside athletic sports. Residence: 5185 Von Versen Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ADKINS, James, secretary and treasurer United Railway Co. of St. Louis; born, Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 1, 1851; son of Henry and Isabelle B. (Conklin) Adkins; educated public schools of St. Louis, 1860-64, and Wyman's City University, 1865-67; married, St. Louis, Oct. 23, 1873, Josephine M. Strassburger; children: James, Jr., Elmer C., Helen I. Entered Provident Savings Institution, 1868, as messenger, and served with it in various capacities, up to teller and assistant cashier, until its failure, July 14, 1886; assisted William H. Thompson, receiver, in liquidation of affairs of that bank, 1886-88; then with Forest Park Improvement Association, owners of the ground now known as Westmoreland and Portland Places, and in June, 1890, became secretary and treasurer of the Lindell Railway Co., and continued until consolidation of the railways of St. Louis, when was elected to present position of secretary and treasurer of the United Railway Co. of St. Louis and of the St. Louis Transit Co. Member of Business Men's League. Democrat. Presbyterian. Member Royal Arcanum, Royal League, Legion of Honor. Recreations: reading and the fine arts. Office: 3869 Park Ave. Residence: 4404 Morgan St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ADREON, Edward Lawrence, brake manufacturer; born, St. Louis, Dec. 23, 1847; son of Stephen W. and Emily Oates (Learned) Adreon; educated in Wyman's St. Louis University; married, St. Louis, Dec. 23, 1871, Josephine L. Young (died Dec. 21, 1911); children: Edward Learned, Josephine M. (deceased), Robert Enos. Entered office of Comptroller of City of St. Louis as clerk, March, 1865, and continued twenty years and one month, the last eight years (1877-85), as comptroller, to which office was twice elected. Was vice president and general manager the American Brake Co. from April, 1887, to 1910; now vice president same company, manufacturers of locomotive brakes, and since Aug. 1, 1888, southwestern manager Westinghouse Air Brake Co. and Westinghouse Traction Brake Co. Vice president Broadway Savings Trust Co.; secretary and treasurer Westinghouse Automatic Air and Steam Coupler Co.; director Adreon & Co.; president Railway Supply Manufacturers' Association; president Emery Pneumatic Lubricator Co. Republican. Member Business Men's League, Manufacturers' Association; vice president Latin-American Club. Episcopalian. Mason; member A. O. U. W., Legion of Honor. Clubs: St. Louis Republican, Noonday, Mercantile, St. Louis. Missouri Athletic, Adirondack League (N. V.). Recreations: fishing and hunting. Office: 31-S Security Bldg. Residence: 5713 Cabanne Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ADREON, Edward K, Jr., railway supplies: born, St. Louis, Oct. 14, 1872; son of E. L. and Josephine L. (Young) Adreon; educated in manual training and public schools, followed by two years electrical study and practical work; married, St. Louis, Sept. 16, 1901, Clemence Clark; children: William Clark, Clemcnce Josephine, Josephine Eleanor. Started in shops of American Brake Co. to learn trade, 1888; assistant to superintendent. Missouri Electric Light Co., 1890-93; in 1893 started with the Sargent Company of Chicago as southwestern agent to sell brake shoes and steel castings, and still continues that business as St. Louis agent for the American Brake Shoe and Foundry Co., a combination of the Sargent and other large companies. In 1904 formed the Adreon Manufacturing Co. (railway supplies), of which is president; vice president Acme Pipe Clamp Co. Mason. Club: Missouri Athletic. Recreation: motoring. Office: Security Bldg. Residence: 571.3 Cabanne Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ADREON, Robert Enos, general manager American Brake Co.; born, St. Louis, Nov. 1, 1876; son of Edward Lawrence and Josephine L. (Young) Adreon; educated in publie schools of St. Louis; Smith Academy; Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., graduating with degree of B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1902; unmarried. Began active career as assistant engineer of Imperial Electric Light & Power Co., St. Louis, 1902; inspector Westinghouse Automatic Air and Steam Coupler Co., 1903-04, and mechanical engineer same company, 1905-06; southwestern representative Westinghouse, Church, Kerr & Co., engineers, 1907-08; assistant general manager American Brake Co., 1908-10, inclusive, and general manager same company since Jan. 1, 1911, also member board directors; director Emery Pneumatic Lubricating Co.; vice president and general manager Westinghouse Automatic Air & Steam Coupler Co. Member Business Men's League. Republican. Episcopalian. Member Sigma Chi college fraternity; secretary Missouri Society, Sons American Revolution. Clubs: St. Louis, Noonday, Missouri Athletic, St. Louis Engineers, Meramee Canoe. Recreations: motoring and outdoor sports. Office: 1932 N. Broadway. Residence: 5713 Cabanne Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AEHLE, Charles Speck, jeweler; born, Boonville, Mo., July 5, 1867; son of Carl Franz and Eliza Jane (Mack) Aehle; attended private schools until 1881, then at public school, Boonville, Mo., until 1884; married, St. Louis, Sept. 28, 1892, Jennie Lee Carver; two children: Elise Rebecca, Charles Carver. Finished school June, 1884, and from June to August, 1884, was grocery clerk; in August, 1884, started as apprentice to S. S. Hannaca, Boonville, Mo., to learn trade of watchmaker and jeweler, serving three years; came to St. Louis, Sept. 21, 1887, to work for Merrick, Walsh & Phelps Jewelry Co., remaining with them until 1890; then worked in china store at Boonville, Mo., 1890-91; employed with E. Jaccard Jewelry Co., St. Louis, 1891-98, then returned to Merrick, Walsh & Phelps Jewelry Co. until they retired from business, 1901, then joined in organizing the Whelan, Aehle, Hutchinson Jewelry Co., retailers of jewelry and silverware and manufacturers of diamond and other fine jewelry, of which he is secretary and treasurer. Was president of Jury No. 5, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904. Democrat. Episcopalian. Favorite recreations: literature and music. Office: 621 Locust St. Residence: 4608 Morgan St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AGLAR, Leslie, bond broker; born, St. Louis, Dec. 8, 1876; son of James Francis and Ione (Armstrong) Aglar; educated in public schools, St. Louis, Macon, Mo. (one year), and Charlottesville, Va., 1896; married, Apr. 17, 1906, Gertrude M. Rockwood. Was with the Drummond Tobacco Co., as clerk, from 1896 until the company sold out in 1898; then with Union Pacific R. R., as clerk, for 18 months; clerk for Drummond, Betts & Co., bankers and brokers, 1901-02; member firm of John N. Drummond, Jr. & Co., brokers in stocks, 1902-06; manager Tracy & Co., 1906-08; since manager bond department Paul Brown & Co. Member St. Louis Merchants' Exchange. Democrat. Episcopalian. Clubs: St. Louis, Mercantile. Office: Pierce Bldg. Residence: 375 N. Taylor St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AHERN, Albert M., secretary Funsten Bros. & Co., raw furs; born, St. Louis, Feb. 17, 1880; son of Cornelius R. and Fannie L. (Matthews) Ahern; educated in Christian Brothers College, St. Louis; unmarried. Began business career with Funsten Bros. & Co., 1896; worked up through various positions, and elected secretary and director, May, 1907; secretary and treasurer Polk Land & Investment Co.; director Gausmann-Parker Furniture Co.; secretary Funsten Fur Exchange. Independent in politics. Catholic. Club: City. Recreation: automobiling. Office: 2nd and Elm Sts. Residence: 5972 Von Versen Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AHERN, Cornelius Peter, musician, and principal dancing academy; born, St. Louis, Jan. 19, 1856; son of Jeremiah Bond and Bridget (Cannon) Ahern; educated in public schools and Christian Brothers College, Memphis, Tenn.; married, St. Louis, May 29, 1905, Catherine T. Moran, of Cincinnati. Secured employment in St. Louis in 1877; went to Chicago, 1879, and was connected with orchestras in that city for a year and a half; was employed at Cincinnati Musical Exposition at time of flood, 1884; returning to St. Louis engaged as clerk with Claflin-Allen-Thayer Shoe Co. and later with Giesekoke & Mysenberg, shoe manufacturers, for four years; spent one year with Bryn & Brown Shoe Co. and six years in employ of the Tennant & Walker Shoe Co. Established two dancing academies in the city, about 1896, and has ever since been identified with that line of business; principal Ahern & Albers Cave Hall Dancing Academy. Visited the musical centers of Europe in 1905 to make observations as to methods, etc.; member International Association Masters of Dancing. Democrat. Catholic. Clubs: Missouri Athletic, Irish American, St. Louis, Democratic. Recreation: music. Office and Residence: 2837 Olive St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AKIN, Thomas, grain commission; born, New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 21, 1838; son of Seth Kelley and Roby (Taber) Akin; educated in public schools of New Bedford, Mass., graduating from high school; married, New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 3, 1866, Annie T. Macomber; children: Thomas Russell, Robert Macomber. In grain business at Chicago, 1862-79; came to St. Louis, July, 1879, and established firm of E. A. Kent & Co., which firm dissolved in 1884; has since conducted business under own name. Member St. Louis Merchants' Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, Citizens' Industrial Association. Republican. Member of the Society of Friends. Club: St. Louis. Office: Bank of Commerce Bldg. Residence: 5226 Washington Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AKINS, Thomas Jasper, postmaster of St. Louis; born in Cedar Co., Mo., Aug. 14, 1852; son of John and Mary J. (Halbert) Akins; educated public and private schools in Missouri; married, Humansville, Mo., Nov. 23, 1871, Sarah Elizabeth Green; children: James Duff, Zoe Byrd and Marie. Taught in public schools until 1872; engaged in merchandising and banking in Humansville, Mo., 1872-99. Elected chairman Missouri Republican State Committee, 1898, 1900, 1902; member Republican National Committee, since 1904; assistant treasurer of United States at St. Louis from January, 1904, to May 15, 1909; appointed postmaster of St. Louis, May 15, 1909, term of four years. President Bank of Humansville, 1892-99. Baptist. Republican. Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner; member Modern Woodmen of America. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: Custom House. Residence: 2427 McLaran Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALBERS, Clifford Hugh, vice president and treasurer C. H. Albers Commission Co.; born, St. Louis, Feb. 4, 1879; son of Claus Henry and Hetta May (Hamlin) Albers; educated in Peabody School, St. Louis, 1884-85; Lachmund's School, 1886-89; Smith Academy, 1891-94; entered Missouri Military Academy, Mexico, Mo., from which graduated, 1896; married, Chicago, Nov. 1, 1911, Elizabeth Mary Ackhoff. Began business career with National Linseed Oil Co., Chicago, 1897, and continued to 1898; has since been connected with C. H. Albers Commission Co., grain; elected assistant secretary, treasurer and director, 1900, now vice president and treasurer. Member Military Order Loyal Legion of the United States. Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs: St Louis, Automobile, Noonday, Knobel. Recreation: tennis. Office: 626 Pierce Bldg. Residence: Washington Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALBERT, Leon Joseph, Jr., banker; born, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Sept. 12, 1869; son of Leon Joseph and Clara Given (Haydock) Albert; attended State Normal School, Cape Girardeau, 1886; Col. Huse Academy, Highland Falls, N. Y.; U. S. Military Academy, West Point, one year; married, Cape Girardeau, Sept. 24, 1890, Mary Juden; three children: Geraldine, Mary and Martha. Entered Sturdevant Bank, Cape Girardeau, as clerk, 1887, and was made assistant cashier, 1892, and cashier, 1898, serving until 1909; organized three banks and one building and loan association; director and treasurer Commercial Trust Co., St. Louis, since July, 1909. Served four years, 1st lieutenant to major 6th Missouri Infantry; organized and supervised Centennial Celebration of incorporation of Cape Girardeau, 1906; was delegate to first Deep Waterway Convention; for six years member Board of Education, Cape Girardeau; served on legislative committee during H. M. Ruby's term as president Missouri Bankers' Association. Democrat. Presbyterian. Member Knights of Pythias, B. P. O. Elks. Recreations: fond of arts; hunting. Office: Jefferson Ave. and Olive St. Residence: 5938 Romaine Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALCORN, J. Floyd, dental surgeon; born, Lapeer, Mich., May 12, 1883; son of John K. and Elnora L. (Read) Alcorn; educated public schools of Saginaw, Mich.; graduated from Saginaw High School; School of Mechanical Engineering, Saginaw, May, 1902; D.D.S., Dental School, Washington University, June, 1906; married, St. Louis, Feb. 1, 1907, Belvie G. James. In practice in St. Louis since June, 1905. Member International Dental Association, Missouri State Dental Association, St. Louis Dental Society, St. Louis Society of Dental Science, Washington University Alumni Association (secretary), etc. Republican. Methodist. Mason and Odd Fellow. Member Men's Club of Ethical Society. Office: 2905 N. Newstead Ave. Residence: 3126 N. Taylor Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALEXANDER, Frank J., merchant; born, Piqua, O., July 1, 1878; son of Alexander Wallace and Mary (Jarvis) Alexander; educated in public schools of Piqna; public schools of St. Louis one year and Manual Training School three years; married, St. Louis, Oct. 16, 1901, Maude L. Garber; two sons: Francis F. and Charles G. Has lived in St. Louis since 1892; president Rosedale Feed Co., dealers in hay, grain and coal; director Savings Trust Co. Member Merchants' Exchange. Republican. Episcopalian. Member board of directors Ohio Society; member Royal Arcanum. Club: Missouri Athletic. Recreation: baseball. Office: 943 Hodiamont Ave. Residence: Cates-Hamilton Apts.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALEXANDER, Moses Harvey, funeral director; born Waynesboro, Augusta Co., Va., July 9, 1857; son of William Benton and Sarah (Maxwell) Alexander; attended schools in Virginia; married, Miami, Mo., Oct. 10, 1883, Eliza Hawkins Guthrey; children: William Guthrey, Sarah Seymore, Mary Gibson, M. Harvey, Jr., Elizabeth Lee, Marceline Emma. Left Virginia and went to Kansas City, Mo., remained but short time; engaged in undertaking and livery business, at Marshall, Saline Co., Mo., 1882-93; since in business as funeral director in St. Louis. Also president Modern Realty Co.; director Beredith Realty Co. Member State Board of Embalming for four years; city undertaker of St. Louis four years and four months. President State, and vice president National Funeral Directors' Associations. Democrat. Episcopalian; member Church of the Ascension. Mason (Occidental Lodge, St. Louis Chapter, St. Aldemar Commandery, Knight Templar, Missouri Consistory); Odd Fellow; member Maccabees. Club: Oasis. Recreation: fishing. Office: 2835 Olive St. Residence: 5603 Clemens Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALLAN, George Harvey, vice president Hargadine-McKittrick Dry Goods Co.; born, St. Louis, May 22, 1873; son of George Winchester and Nellie (Emslie) Allan; educated in public schools of St. Louis. Cash boy William Barr Dry Goods Co., 1885-87; then for five years with Janis, Saunders & Co., wholesale dry goods, in which worked up until became partner in the house; since 1891 with the Hargadine-McKittrick Dry Goods Co., beginning as salesman; later bought stock in the company and afterwards was elected director, secretary, and is now second vice president. Member Legion of Honor, Royal Arcanum. Office: 911-919 Washington Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)

ALLEN, WALTER VICTOR, customs official; born May 14, 1883, at St. Louis, Mo.; son of James H. and Clara A. Allen; married Katherine M. Hannestad at Honolulu, July 8, 1908; five children: Urban Marion, Edna Adelaide, Edward Roger, Walter Victor, Jr., Robert Davis.  Educated in Kirkwood (Mo.) high school, two years.  Clerk, county recorder's office, St. Louis county, Mo., 1900-02; inspector United States engineer department, Honolulu and Hilo, 1908-10; entered customs service, 1910; deputy collector of customs in charge of port of Hilo, Hawaii, since September, 1917.  Is Scout Commissioner, Kilauea Council Boy Scouts of America, which council he helped organize in 1918; was in United States Army, 1904-07, reaching rank of battalion sergeant-major; resigned National Guard of Hawaii, rank of major, 1920.  Member Hilo Rifle Club and director Hilo Basket Ball league.
[Source:  "Men of Hawaii", vol 2, Edited by John William Siddell, 1921; tr. by Rhonda Hill]


ALLCORN, Marlon B., first assistant secretary Wagner Electric Manufacturing Co.; born, Sacramento, Cal., Aug. 30, 1873; son of James W. and Amanda (Sanders) Allcorn; educated in public schools of Missouri City and Atchison, Kan., and commercial colleges of Atchison and St. Louis; unmarried. After leaving school served as telegraph operator; manager of the Racket Store, Missouri City, 1889-91; engaged in poultry business at Atchison, Kan., 1891-96; returned to St. Louis in 1896; became identified with S. M. Dodd and the American Brake Co. as stenographer in 1900; elected assistant secretary Broadwav Realty Co., and Central Real Estate Co., 1905; first assistant secretary, Wagner Electric Manufacturing Co., 1907; secretary and treasurer Chippewa & Oak Hill Realty Co., 1908; secretary Broadway Realty Co., 1909; vice president Jackson County Coal Co., 1909. Is now a member of the board of directors of all the above named companies except the Wagner Electric Mfg. Co. and has been for nine years confidential secretary to S. M. Dodd. Independent in politics. Member Missouri Lodge, No. 1, A. F. & A. M.; Kilwinning Chapter, No. 50, R. A. M. Club: Arcadia Country. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: 1115, 415 Pine St. Residence: 4222 Cleveland Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALLEN, Andrew Aniel, railway official, retired; born, Monmouth, ILL., 1857; common school education. Entered railway service, 1871, as telegraph messenger C, B. & Q. R. R.; later operator, clerk, and ticket seller; operator, assistant train dispatcher and train dispatcher, Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw Ry., 1875-81; ticket agent at Chicago and trainmaster, Peoria, Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Ry., 1881-82; on Wisconsin Central Ry. as division superintendent, superintendent, general superintendent, and assistant general manager, 1882-89; general manager Chicago & Northern Pacific and Chicago & Calumet Terminal Rys., 1889-92; superintendent construction, Everett & Monte Cristo R. R., 1892-93; from 1893 with Missouri, Kansas & Texas Ry. Co. as general superintendent, assistant general manager, vice president and general manager and president; retired Apr. 1, 1912, and since consulting director M., K. & T. R. R. Clubs: St. Louis, Commercial, Missouri Athletic, Noonday, Racquet, Bellerive Country, Century Boat, Franklin and Round Table. Address: St. Louis.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALLEN, Charles Claflin, judge; born, St. Louis, July 25, 1855; son of John Arthur and Jane Elizabeth (White) Allen; educated Washington University; Princeton, A.B., 1875, AM., 1878; LL.B., St. Louis Law School, 1877; married, St. Louis, Mar. 27, 1890, Carrie Louise Richards; children: Grace and Claflin. Admitted to Missouri bar, 1877; member law firm Johnson, Allen & Richards until 1907. Elected judge of Circuit Court, City of St. Louis, 1907, for a term of six years. Member Missouri House of Representatives, 1881-82; associate city counselor, St. Louis, 1895-1901; lecturer medical jurisprudence, St. Louis Medical College. One of organizers Civil Service Reform Association, Missouri (ex-president); author of corrupt practices act of Missouri, and active in promoting passage of Australian ballot law; one of organizers Universal Congress Lawyers and Jurists, St. Louis, 1904. Republican. Presbyterian. Member American Bar Association (executive committee, 1895-1900), Missouri Bar Association, Bar Association, St. Louis (president, 1895), Legion of Honor of Missouri. Clubs: Princeton, St. Louis. Contributor to law journals. Address: 6 Court House. Residence: 3727 Westminster Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALLEN, Clifford Butler, lawyer; born, St. Louis, Nov. 6, 1863; son of Edmund T. and Sylvia Taber (Bowen) Allen; educated in St. Louis public schools; Yale University, A.B., 1885; Washington University, LL.B., 1887; married, St. Louis, Feb. 6, 1905, Jane Temple; three children: Jane, Edmund T. and Ruth. Admitted to bar in 1886; since 1887 engaged in practice of law in firm of E. T. and C. B. Allen. Captain and judge advocate, Missouri National Guard, 1895-98; served in war with Spain, 1898, as captain Company E, 1st Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry. Republican. President of St. Louis Bar Association; member Civic League. Mason (32°), Knight Templar, Shriner. Clubs: Mercantile, Missouri Athletic, City, Union. Office: 920 Wainwright Bldg. Residence: 2010 Longfellow Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


EUGENE B. ALLEN, ESQ.
1826-1913
Religious Activity in Missouri  1850-1861
Hon. D. C. Allen 

            Brother Eugene B. Allen died at Leavenworth, Kansas on January 26, 1913, and was buried in that city’s beautiful cemetery by the side of his wife and his daughter, Fannie.

            He was a native of Clay County, Missouri, born on April 11, 1826, at Allen’s Landing, owned by his father, three and a half miles south of Liberty.  His father was the late Col. Shubael Allen, of that county.  His mother was Miss Dinah Ayres Trigg.  The father and mother were married in Howard County, Missouri, on September 19, 1822.  The father had settled in Clay County on May 10, 1820.  Brother Allen had a sister, Elizabeth Bathsheba, who married Lieutenant, (afterwards, General) Alexander B. Dyer, U. S. A.  He had six brothers, Trigg T., Shubael, Jr., Robert E., Augustus E., John M. and D. C. Allen.  Of his sister and brothers only D. C. Allen remains alive.

            Brother Allen received the education of the schools of Clay County until his sixteenth year.  Among his teachers was the father of the late Dr. E. H. Gregory of St. Louis, Mo.  This education he supplemented by reading.  During his entire life he was much given to reading, judiciously, in his leisure hours, and he thereby made of himself a very intelligent man.

            In his sixteenth year he obtained a position as clerk in the mercantile house in Liberty, Missouri, of Melone and Edwards, a firm composed of Clinton Melone and Presley N. Edwards.  He remained in mercantile pursuits until hin the spring of 1858, when, with the late Webster M. Samuel, he removed from Liberty, Missouri to St. Louis, Missouri, and there, with Mr. Samuel, established the commission house of Samuel & Allen.  A large part of the motive for this, perhaps, much the larger, was to handle the immense freightage of Russell, Majors & Waddell.  The firm of Samuel & Allen ceased in 1861, and Brother Allen removed to Leavenworth, having become one of the assignees of Russell, Majors & Waddell.

            After the conclusion of the Civil War, and some years later, Brother Allen was engaged in the business of banking in Webb City and St. Louis, Missouri.  Among his occupations, during quite a number of years, in and since the Civil War, was that of freighting for the United States Government.  In this heavy losses occurred for which the government was responsible, and at his death, he left a large claim against the government, now in process of settlement.

            Brother Allen was married in Richmond, Missouri, October 3, 1848, to Miss Harriet E. Morehead, a daughter of the late Charles R. Morehead, Sr., then of Richmond, Missouri.  She had just completed her education at a female institute in Liberty, Missouri, under the superintendence of Mrs. Hannah O. Cunningham, a very noted teacher of that day.  Miss Morehead was accepted as one of the most beautiful girls in Missouri.  She preceded Brother Allen in death a number of years.  They had three children, Fannie, Lizzie and Katie.  Fannie married Samuel E. Hoffman, Esq., now of St. Louis, Missouri, and with their only child, died a few years later.  Katie married a Mr. Nicholls, of Pennsylvania, and died without issue surviving her.  Lizzie died in infancy.  So Brother Allen died leaving no lineal heirs.

            Brother Allen was of a Baptist family.  His mother became a member, by profession and baptism, of the Second Baptist Church in Liberty, Missouri, in 1844.  Both his paternal and maternal grandfathers and grandmothers were Baptists.  He was converted to religion and joined his mother’s church in 1850.  This was, perhaps, under the ministry of the late Dr. E. S. Dulin.  His wife was a member of the Baptist Church at her marriage with Brother Allen.  She was a grand-daughter of the late John Warder of Lafayette County, Missouri, who was one of the pioneer, primitive Baptist preachers of Missouri, and a man noted for his piety and devotion to his religious work.

            From Brother Allen’s union with the church, he was, during the residue of his life, a most faithful, believing, earnest Christian man, prompt and unvarying in the discharge of his religious duties.  In this, he was most affectionately aided by his devoted wife.

            Brother Allen was from a short period after his union with the church, until his removal to St. Louis in 1858, a trustee of William Jewell College and Secretary of its Board of Trustees, and at the same time, clerk of the Second Baptist Church in Liberty.  He was ever a most devoted friend of William Jewell College.  In 1849, when the successful effort was made in Clay County to secure the location of that institution in Liberty, he was a ost liberal giver to the college endowment.  He gave, in accordance with his means, to Baptist as well as to all charitable purposes.

            Brother Allen wherever known, was held in the highest esteem as a man and Christian.  He was an exact, energetic, able business man, always having the full confidence of those in touch with him.  In manners, he was refined and elegant.  His speech was remarkable for its respect and gentleness.  No one came in contact with him in business, society or the life of his own home, without becoming conscious of the fact that he had a personal charm and was a gentleman of the highest principles.

(Source: Missouri Baptist Biography A Series of Life-Sketches Indicating the Growth and Prosperity of the  Baptist Churches As Represented in the Lives and Labors of Eminent Men and Women in Missouri Prepared at the Request of the Missouri Baptist Historical Society by J. C. Maple A.M., D.D. and R. P. Rider, A.M. Volume III; Published for The Missouri Baptist Historical Society, Liberty, Missouri by Schooley Stationery and Printing Co, Kansas City, Missouri (1918) transcribed by Mary Saggio)


ALLEN, George L., born in St. Louis, 1852; son of Gerard B. Allen; public school education; married, St. Louis, Lilly McCreery; children: Frances, Gerard B., George, Mary, Samuel H., Isabelle (Mrs. Tyson Dines), Sidney, Wayman C. Was connected with the Fulton Iron Works (established by his father), of which was president until 1906; since one of trustees of father's estate. Also director Publishers: George Knapp & Co.; etc. Member City Art Museum. Clubs: St. Louis, University, Noonday, St. Louis Amateur Athletic (life member), St. Louis Country, Log Cabin, Quivre. Office: 906 La Salle Bldg. Residence: 26 Westmoreland PL.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALLEN, George W., retired; born, St Louis, Mar. 31, 1852; son of Thomas and Ann (Russell) Allen; educated in public schools and Washington University; married, Mount Pleasant, Pa., 1876, Lydia J. McMillan; children: Thomas, Clare, Elizabeth W., George W. H., W. Reid; married, 2d, Atlanta, Ga., Mar. 18, 1893, Eliza Doherty, of Cincinnati. Began at seventeen as express messenger on Iron Mountain R. R.; then private secretary to father (who was president Iron Mountain R. R.), so continuing until the road was Bold to the Gould interests; assisted father in construction of the Southern Hotel, 1880-81, and organized the Southern Hotel Co., of which was secretary and treasurer (now director); in railroad tie business with S. W. Crawford & Co., 1873-81; an organizer, 1902, and since vice president and treasurer East St. Louis Locomotive & Machine Shop Co.; etc. Had charge of Missouri exhibit and erected Missouri building at Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876, receiving medal and diploma. Democrat; Cleveland presidential elector, 1884; president City Council, St. Louis, 1885-89, and mayor pro tem, of St. Louis, January to April, 1889, on resignation of Mayor Francis; delegate-at-large, Democratic National Convention, Chicago, 1896. Presbyterian. Club: Missouri Athletic. Residence: 5861 Cabanne Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALLEN, Henry Woodward, lawyer; born, Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 6, 1876; son of William Russell and Louisa Billings (Woodward) Allen; educated at St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., 1888-93; Trinity College, A.B., 1897; Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1900; unmarried. Admitted to bar, December, 1900; in general practice until 1910; since counsel for Title Guaranty Trust Co. and American Trust Co. Secretary Syenite Granite Co., Southern Hotel Co.; secretary-treasurer Allen Estate Association; director Belcher Water Bath and Hotel Co. Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs: University, Racquet, Bellerive Country. Recreation: golf. Office: 710 Chestnut St Residence: 3737 Washington Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALLEN, Howard Frank, fire insurance; born, Alton, 111., Feb. 13, 1880; son of George R. and Anna Elizabeth (Piatt) Allen; educated at private school, Alton; Smith Academy, St. Louis, graduating 1898; Yale University, graduating, Ph.B., 1901; married, May 3, 1911, Virginia Scott, of Los Angeles, Cal. Began in the brokerage business, September, 1901, with firm of Drummond, Betts & Co.; firm reorganized as John N. Drummond, Jr., & Co., of which was member, 1903-07; since second vice president Underwriters' Service Co. Republican. Episcopalian. Club: Noonday. Recreations: golf, tennis and other outdoor diversions. Office: 602, 506 Olive St. Residence: 1004 State St., Alton, Ill.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALLEN, James Edward, railway official; born, Louisiana, Mo., Apr. 6, 1879; son of Flemin J. and Nancy (Jeans) Allen; educated in public schools; married, St. Louis, Apr. 8, 1903, Jessie Murray; one daughter, Helen Louise. Began as clerk in general freight office of Missouri, Kansas & Texas Ry., at St. Louis, and continued, Apr. 1, 1895 to October, 1898; clerk freight claim department St. Louis Southwestern By., Oct. 1, 1898-Jan. 1, 1901; clerk general freight department M., K. & T. Ry., St. Louis, Jan. 1, 1901 to June 1, 1906; chief clerk same office, June 1, 1906 to June 1, 1908; assistant general freight agent St. Louis Southwestern Ry. of Texas, at Tyler, Tex., June 1, 1908-June 1, 1909; since assistant general freight agent at St. Louis, same road. Democrat. Protestant. Clubs: St. Louis, Liederkranz. Recreations: golf and baseball. Office: 1531 Pierce Bldg. Residence: 1402 Semple Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALLEN, James Henry, president Allen-West Commission Co.; born, Baldwyn, Miss., Mar. 4, 1844; son of David M. and S. A. Allen; educated in Mississippi and Virginia; while attending school in Virginia the war broke out; enlisted in 42d Virginia Infantry, C.S.A., and served in Logan's Brigade, Stonewall Jackson's Division, Army of Northern Virginia; wounded at battle of Cross Keys in 1862; after recovery served under Gen. Forrest until close of the war; married, Oct. 27, 1868, Miss Loraine Weston, of Tennessee. After war engaged in cotton business, first at Mobile, Ala., and later at New Orleans and Memphis, 1875-1900; moved to St. Louis, 1890, and took charge with Mr. West of the Allen West Commission Co.(incorporated, 1887), cotton factors and general commission merchants, of which is president. Has been continuously in the cotton factorage business since 1865. Member St. Louis Merchants' Exchange, St. Louis Cotton Exchange; formerly member New Orleans Cotton Exchange, Memphis Cotton Exchange. Member Christian Church. Recreation: church work. Office: 104 S. Main St. Residence: 5061 Lindell Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALLEN, John Oran, commission merchant in grain, etc.; born, Milton, Pike Co., Ill., Feb. 19, 1869; son of Charles I. and Louisa J. (Grimes) Allen; educated in public schools and in Bryant and Stratton Business College; married, St. Louis, Sept. 30, 1891, Virginia Nadeau; children: Virginia, Clara. Began business career in employ of Messmore, Gannett & Co., grain commission merchants, 1888, and has remained with that firm and its successors, Messmore, Morton & Co., and since 1900, as member of the firm of Morton & Co. Member Merchants' Exchange of St. Louis. Recreations: shooting and fishing. Office: 509-510 Chamber of Commerce. Residence: 4 Shaw Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


William L. Allen is the vice president of the Laclede Steel Company and as such is prominently connected with one of the important productive industries of St. Louis. A native of Glenwood, Minnesota, he pursued his early education in the public schools of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and his preparatory course at Mercersburg Academy. He then entered the Pennsylvania State College and afterward continued his studies in the University of Pittsburgh, where he specialized in metallurgy of iron and steel. After leaving college he went to work as a common laborer in the mills of the Jones-Laughlin and Carnegie Steel Companies for the purpose of gaining firsthand practical experience. From the position of laborer he progressed through the various departments, later making his way to Moline, Illinois, where he worked for a time in the mill of the Republic Iron & Steel Company. Subsequently he returned to the Carnegie Steel Company where he was associated as metallurgist in the investigation of gas producers, open-hearth furnaces and rolling mill power tests. This was followed by his connection with the armor plate department where he specialized as metallurgical sales engineer in the promoting of the sale and the proper use of the then new alloy chrome vanadium steel, which work involved the installing and organizing of heat treating plants throughout the United States and Canada. In 1916 he went to East St Louis where he organized the Valley Steel Company, capitalized at two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, of which he was president This company engaged in the manufacture of ship and locomotive forges and car axles. In 1918 this company was absorbed by the Laclede Steel Company and Mr. Allen was elected to the vice presidency of same. The Laclede Steel Company has three plants-one in East St. Louis, one in Alton and the other in Madison, Illinois. The company is a Missouri corporation and is capitalized for two million two hundred thousand dollars.
Mr. Allen was married to Miss Helen Armstrong, a daughter of S. C. Armstrong, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and they reside at No. 7 Beverly place, St. Louis. They have two sons, William L. Allen, Jr., and Robert Armstrong Allen. Mr. Allen is well known in the club circles of St Louis, belonging to the St. Louis, Missouri Athletic, University, City, and Bellerive Country Clubs. He has won a notable place in manufacturing circles, his thorough technical training and broad experience constituting the basis upon which he has built his later success. As the years have passed his progress has been continuous and his position is now in the front ranks of the industrial interests in the Mississippi valley.
(Source: Centennial History of Missouri, One Hundred Years in the Union, 1820-1921, Vol. V, Published 1921)

ALLEN, Thomas H., engineer; born St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 27, 1881; son of R.H. and Lizzy (Walker) Allen; father’s occupation business man; graduated from University of Tenn. B.S. 1903; in early life was a machinist; married Phyllis Blanchard Feb. 22, 1909; member of Chickasaw Club, Business Men’s Club, and Masonic lodge; Independent in politics; vice-pres. and gen. mgr. Allen Engineering Co., Memphis, Tenn.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler


ALLENDER, Samuel E., chief of detectives St. Louis Police Department; born at Baltimore, Md., June 21, 1862; son of Charles W. and Mary E. (Aler) Allender; common school education; married, 2d, Los Angeles, Cal., Apr. 30, 1912, Mrs. Minnie Gregg. Engaged in railroad business until twenty-five; became connected with police department of St. Louis, 1883; was made a detective, 1890; resigned, July 1, 1898, to assume office of chief of secret service department of Frisco Ry.; reentered city police department as detective, 1911, was made assistant chief of detectives, May 27, 1911, and chief of detectives, June 1 following. Has been identified successfully with many important cases. Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner. Recreation: athletics. Office: Police Headquarters, 208 8. 12th St. Residence: 4946 McPherson Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALLER, Harry Stone, wholesale jeweler; born, Albion, Mich., Jan. 13, 1876; son of A. L. and Lida (Stone) Aller; educated at Englewood High School, Chicago, ILL.; married, Chicago, June 7, 1900, Minnie L. Lee; children: Lotta Lee and Charles Lee. On leaving high school at age of 19, became clerk for five years in jewelry department of Marshall Field & Co. (wholesale), Chicago; then became stock clerk in jewelry and watch department of Stein & Elbogen Co., wholesale jewelrv, Chicago, for two years; then buyer for same firm six months; was buyer for three years for L. Bauman Jewelry Co. of St. Louis, until organized, May 1, 1905, the Aller-Newman-Wilmes Jewelry Co., wholesale jewelers, of which was secretary and treasurer until May, 1910, since president; treasurer of Aller-Wilmes Jewelry Co. (wholesale dealers). Republican. Methodist. Favorite recreations: hunting, fishing and tennis. Office: 600-604 Globe-Democrat Bldg. Residence: Ferguson, Missouri.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALLISON, James William, glass manufacturer; born in Boone Co., Mo., Oct. 11, 1844; son of Dr. Nathaniel and Martha Frances (Sullinger) Allison; educated in private school, Mexico, Mo., one year, McGee College, Macon Co., Mo., three years, St. Charles (Mo.) College, 1857-60; married, St. Louis, Nov. 22, 1870, Addie Shultz; children: Dr. Nathaniel, Frances, Mrs. J. P. Tirrill, of St. Louis. Entered retail drug business as apprentice, I860, and after finishing apprenticeship clerked for several years; then established as retail druggist on own account, and afterward was in jobbing drug business until 1872, when engaged in the glass manufacturing business; vice president and business manager Eldred Window Glass Co. and American French Belgian Co. Appointed chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners by Gov. Folk, 1906. Independent Democrat. Member Sons of American Revolution. Mason (.32°), Knight Templar, Shriner. Presbyterian. Club: Noonday. Office: 606 Security Bldg. Residence: 5003 Waterman Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALLISON, Nathaniel, physician; born, St. Louis, 1876; son of J. W. and Addie (Shultz) Allison; educated in Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, M.D., 1901; married, 1909, Marion Aldrich. Began practice of orthopedic surgery, 1902; orthopedic surgeon City, St. Louis Children's, Washington University and St. Luke hospitals.  Clubs: University, Racquet, Bellerive Country. Office: Humboldt Bldg. Residence: 4917 Berlin Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALOE, David B., vice president A. S. Aloe Co., opticians; born, St. Louis, June 26, 1869; son of Albert S. and Isabella Aloe; educated at Wyman Institute, Alton, ILL., and Kemper School, Boonville, Mo.; unmarried. After leaving school, 1886, entered business of A. S. Aloe Co., opticians (established by father, 1860), beginning in the factory and working through until became vice president, 1895. Mason (32°); member Knights of Pythias, Royal Arcanum, Elks (Fast Exalted Ruler). Clubs: Columbian, Missouri Athletic, St. Louis Riding(president). Recreations: hunting and horseback riding. Republican. Office: 513 Olive St. Residence: Washington Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


Louis P. Aloe, born in St Louis, July 20, 1867, educated in the Stoddard School, the Wyman Institute of Alton and in Washington University, has achieved success in his business career and made that steady progress which results from capability intelligently applied. To those who are at all familiar with the commercial history of St Louis it is unnecessary to say that the Aloe Optical Company, of which he is president, with stores and offices in its own exclusive building at 513 Olive street, occupies a prominent position in its department of commerce.
For a number of years Mr. Aloe has been a leading figure in civic affairs. Nature has well qualified him for leadership by reason of qualities of professional magnetism, executive ability and keen discrimination. When but twenty-nine years of age. he was president of the Merchants League Club of St Louis, an organization of over eight thousand members.
For four years he was a member at large of the republican state committee and from 1891 to 1894 served as a member of the board of election commissioners of the city of St. Louis. He has twice been elected a delegate to the national republican convention and participated in the naming of both McKinley and Roosevelt for the presidency.
In all progressive civic affairs Mr. Aloe has taken an active part and shown rare initiative and ability. As a member of the board of freeholders he took a leading part in the writing of the present city charter, a monumental undertaking that made possible the unprecedented rapid yet solid growth of the city of St. Louis. Through his initiative the city obtained without cost a six mile levee railroad when the franchise of the Terminal Railroad Association expired and this road, now municipally owned and controlled, produces a revenue of over thirty thousand dollars annually. Likewise the Rankin tract, once famous as a cow pasture in the heart of the city, has been converted into a terminal district having more than thirty tracks with mileage for several hundred cars.
As a member of the City Plan Commission, in the face of popular misunderstandings and even organized opposition, he helped in the formulation and adoption of the zoning ordinance, a legislative enactment which protects the home from encroachment of Industrial structures and protects industrial property by stabilizing values in ample districts set out for such development.
Mr. Aloe was elected president of the board of aldermen of St. Louis in November, 1916. That term of office was so characterized by his great personal initiative, his wonderful capacity for organization and his whole-hearted energy that he was again elected in April, 1919, to fill the position for the full term of four years. In this position he new ably serves the people and from time to time is called upon to act as mayor of the city, wherein he has an even broader field for his energy and ability. While so acting he has shown added ability to grasp quickly and comprehensively to understand suddenly arising situations and. promptly to take thorough action, as an example of which might be cited his protection of the city of St. Louis when it was threatened by an epidemic of smallpox through the great influx of negro refugees from East St Louis during the city's race riots.
In his work during the World war he displayed the same qualities and gained the same success as in civic affairs. As acting mayor in April, 1917, he received the distinguished soldier-statesman General Joffre and Premier Vivian of France. He appointed the local boards to conduct the draft and his record and the records of those whom he selected to conduct the draft was such—a record free from all scandal or criticism— that he was later appointed by President Wilson to act as chairman of the district board of Appeals.
In the commercial field Mr. Aloe has likewise held positions of honor, being president of the National Association of Surgical Dealers of the United States and also a member of the executive board of the Chamber of Commerce. He is former president of the Columbian Club, one of the largest and most representative social clubs of the city.
Mr. Aloe married Edith Rosenblatt, daughter of former City Collector Meyer A. Rosenblatt, now deceased, and they have four children: Clarabell, Viola, Isabel and Louisa. The family residence is at No. 36 Kingsbury Place.
(Source: Centennial History of Missouri, One Hundred Years in the Union, 1820-1921, Vol. V, Published 1921)

ALOE, Louis P., merchant in optical goods; born, St. Louis, July 20, 1867; son of A. S. and Isabella (Hill) Aloe; educated at Stoddard School, Wyman Institute and Washington University; married, St. Louis, February, 1897, Edith Rosenblatt; children: Clara Belle, Viola, Louise Isabelle. Engaged in optical business from 1883, now president A. S. Aloe Co. President Nat. Assn. of Surgical and Optical Dealers. Member Associated Retailers of St. Louis, Merchants' League(ex-president). Republican. Secretary Young Republican Association of Missouri; member Republican State Executive Committee; member Board of Election Commissioners of St. Louis, Civic League. Club: Columbian (president). Recreation: golf. Office: 513 Olive St. Residence: 4535 Maryland Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALT, Adolf(Gustav Friedrich Wilhelm), physician; born, Mannheim, Germany, Aug. 13, 1851; son of Dettmar(physician) and Maria (Ehebald) Alt; graduated from University of Heidelberg, Germany, M.D., 1875; served as volunteer throughout Franco-German War, 1870-71; militarv surgeon in Strassburg, 1875; married, Holley, N. Y., 1879, Miss H. B. Houghtaling. Came to St. Louis, 1880, and now engaged in medical practice; clinical professor of ophthalmology, Medical Dept., Washington University. Member Ophthalmological Society, American Otological Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, American Medical Association, Missouri Medical Association, St. Louis Medical Society, Verein Deutscher Aerzte, St. Louis Academy of Science (ex-president), etc. Editor American Journal of Ophthalmology. Office: 316 Metropolitan Bldg. Residence: 3S19 W. Pine Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALTHEIMER, Benjamin, bond and stock broker; born, Darmstadt, Germany, Mar. 6, 1850; son Moses and Salome (Loew) Altheimer; educated at the Rheinhardt Institute and Realschule in Darmstadt, and by private instruction in mathematics and languages at Frankfort-on-the-Main; married, St. Louis, Feb. 3, 1880, Jennie Eisenstadt(died 1883); one daughter: Selma E., who married Arthur W. Weil, attorney at law, New York. Began active career in general merchandise business with brother, at Forest City, Ark., continuing, 1868-72; moved to Memphis, Tenn., 1872, where he was connected with F. M. White & Co., wholesale grocers and cotton factors, until 1875; went abroad for a period and came to St. Louis in 1876, served as president for several years of the Eisenstadt Manufacturing Co., and is still a director of the company; engaged as broker and dealer in bonds and stocks since 1886; president of the Altheimer & Raw-lings Investment Co. Member Board of St. Louis Public Library; founder, 1912, Citizens' Emergency Relief Association; national treasurer Jewish(non-sectarian) Hospital for Consumptives, Denver, Colo.; director Jewish Orphan Asylum, Cleveland, O., and identified with educational, philanthropic and civic affairs. Republican. Mason (33°). Clubs: Columbian, Noonday, Glen Echo Country, Westwood Country, Franklin (treasurer), Lieder-kranz, Deutscher Yerein(treasurer). Recreations: reading and walking. Office: 207 N. Broadway. Residence: Buckingham Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ALTHOUS, Jacob, contractor and builder; born, Hessen-Nassau, Germany, July 5, 1860; son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Mueller) Althous; educated in public schools; married, St. Louis, December, 1887, Catherine Marburger; five children: William J., Frieda M., Karl J., Ottilie R., Gustav Adolph. Learned carpenter's trade in native land; came to America, 1884, and worked at trade in St. Louis; has engaged as general contractor and builder since 1893; head of Althous Construction Co. since 1905; erected the Federal Bldg. at Ft. Riley, Kan., the Post Office Bldg. at Pine Bluff, Ark., and many private residences in St. Louis and elsewhere. Republican. Member German Evangelical Church. Office: 609, 810 Olive St. Residence: 2248 Holly Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AMBLER, Edwin Price, heating contractor; born, Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 12, 1845; son of David and Mary (McKinney) Ambler; educated in Philadelphia public schools; married, Philadelphia, May 1, 1872, Mary A. Willingmeyer; children: Cleason (of Mesa Grande. Cal.), Edwin P., Jr., Charles W., James F. (deceased), J. W. Owen (of Canance, Mexico), Letitia (Mrs. Arthur Stone, of Mesa Grande, Cal.), Harry A. Served in Ninety-ninth Pennsylvania Infantry, from Gettysburg to Appomattox, in Army of Potomac, 1863-65; came to St. Louis, 1865, and began as steam fitter with Hunt Owen for four years; after that was steamboat engineer on all the rivers of the Mississippi Valley until 1871, then stationary engineer until 1883; city salesman for Vacuum Oil Co. for nine years, then heating contractor on own account from 1892 until April, 1905, when became secretary and treasurer of the Missouri Heating and Construction Co., heating contractors, until 1906; since in same line on own account. Member Brotherhood of Stationary Engineers; member Building Industries. Republican. Mason (32°); member Polar Star Lodge, Missouri Chapter, R. A. M., Ascalon Commandery, Knights Templar, Moolah Temple, Mystic Shrine; also member Occidental Chapter, O. E. S. Recreation: fishing. Office: 2822 La Salle St. Residence: 4050 Russell Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AMBRUSTER, William, embalmer and funeral director; born, St. Louis, July 6, 1862; son of John and Mary (Kramer) Ambruster; educated St. Louis public schools and Lincoln night school, 7th and Chestnut Sts.; studied anatomy and embalming while superintendent of St. Louis Morgue; married, St. Louis, Aug. 9, 1893, Edith E. Reno; two children: Robert J. and Ruth. Worked at hard labor earlier years, such as railway section hand, farm laborer, teamster, etc.; superintendent St. Louis Morgue, 1898 to 1900; engaged in undertaking business since 1900 and now owns one of the finest establishments of the kind in the West. President and professor embalming and sanitary science, St. Louis College of Embalming; member Missouri Undertakers' and Funeral Directors' Association, St. Louis Undertakers' Association. Republican. Mason; member Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, Royal Arcanum, Knights of Maccabees, Junior Order United American Mechanics; secretary General Relief Committee, I. O. O. F., since 1896. As a boy met with Indians many times while they were in camp at 18-20 Randolph St. on their way to Washington. Recreation: fishing. Office and Residence: 4232-4234 Manchester Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AMEISS, Frederick O., physician; born, St. Louis, Feb. 16, 1859; son of David and Eliza­beth (Eckert) Ameiss; educated in private school, St. Louis; graduated Concordia College, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1879, and Missouri Medical College, M.D., 1882; married, St. Louis, Aug. 6, 1884, Therese Lindenschmit (now deceased); one daughter, Therese E. Engaged in general medical practice in St. Louis since 1882. Late clinical professor of gynecology, St. Louis Post-Graduate School of Medicine and Missouri Medical College. President since October, 1911, Wild Flower Honey Co., incorporated, with large apiaries in Missouri and Arkansas. Member St. Louis Medical Society, St. Louis Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, American Medical Association, etc. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: 3804 Olive St. Residence: 4908 Euclid Terrace.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AMES, Clair Elwood, clergyman; born, Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 4, 1873; son of James A. and Elizabeth A.(Ensign) Ames; educated in public schools of Minneapolis to 1892; Northwestern University, 1892-94; University of Minnesota, 1894-95; Columbia University, New York City, 1901-04; graduated from Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N. J., with degree of B.D., 1905; married, Chicago, Sept. 4, 1899, Olive M. Martinson; five children: Arthur E., Harold W., Marion F., Hazel V., Ensign D. Ordained to ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, 1903; pastor First Church, Pelican Rapids, Minn., 1899-1902, New York City, 1903-09, St. Paul's Church, Hartford, Conn., 1909-11; executive secretary The Men and Religion Forward Movement, St. Louis, 1911; executive secretary Federation of Churches in St. Louis, 1912. Republican. Member Masonic orders, Blue Lodge, Chapter and Council; also Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows, Woodmen of America; associate member Grand Army of the Republic, Sons of Veterans. Recreations: baseball, fishing, hunting, outdoor sports. Office: 624 New Bank of Commerce Bldg. Residence: 2523 Clifton Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AMES, Frank, shoe merchant; born, Sherburne, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1855; son of Gilbert and Rosina L.(Huntley) Ames; lived at Oneida, ILL., 1857-75; resident of St. Louis since 1875; educated in public schools and Washington University, St. Louis; married, St. Louis, Nov. 17, 1886, Julia Finch. Began in the shoe business as salesman with J. G. Brandt in 1880, and in 1892 Mr. Brandt sold out to the J. G. Brandt Shoe Co.; became treasurer and manager of latter company, 1895; left the company May 4, 1912; now president Harris Shoe Co., having assumed charge June 1, 1912. Member Royal Arcanum. Club: Mercantile. Recreation: motoring. Office: 410 N. 6th St. Residence: 947 Laurel Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AMES, Henry Semple, vice president Mississippi Valley Trust Co.; born, St. Louis, Mar. 3,1863; son of Edgar (died 1867) and Lucy V. (Semple) Ames; educated at Smith Academy to 1876; Paris, France, 1876-78; Hanover, Germany, 1878-80; Smith Academy, St. Louis, 1880-82; Yale University, A. B., 1886; St. Louis Law School, LL.B., 1888; unmarried. After graduating from law school, 1888, managed affairs of Edgar Ames Estate and Ames Realty Co. until September, 1898, when became connected with Mississippi Valley Trust Co., as assistant trust officer; now assistant executive officer and vice president. President Northwestern Expanded Metal Co., Ames Steel Lath Co.; secretary Ames Realty Co., Expanded Metal Co. Republican. Episcopalian. Member Civic League. Clubs: St. Louis, Racquet, Bankers' (St. Louis), University (New York), University (Seattle, Wash.), Montana (Helena, Mont.). Principal recreation: yachting. Office: 201 N. 4th St. Residence: 3824 Lindell Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANDERSON, Charles Alexander, insurance; born, St. Louis, Nov. 26, 1874; son of George W. and Eliza L. (Marshall) Anderson; graduated from St. Louis public schools; married. From 1893 to 1906 with the Baxter Moulding Co.(established 1875), manufacturers of mouldings, etc., working up to presidency in 1902; plant destroyed by fire August, 1906, and business not resumed. Now engaged in insurance business. Independent Single Taxer. Favorite recreation: reading. Office: Odd Fellows Bldg. Residence: Wellston, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANDERSON, Charles Henry, lawyer and real estate agent; born, Griggsville, Pike Co., ILL., Nov. 9, 1854; son of William Franklin and Laura Eloise (Gilpin) Anderson; educated in Griggsville (ILL.) public schools and Cornell University, graduating B. Litt., 1883, and in law school of Washington University, LL.B., 1885; married, St. Louis, Dec. 15, 1896, Mrs. Mary M. Anderson. Worked on farms and taught school in Pike Co., 1873-75; taught district school in Calhoun Co., ILL., 1875-76; came to St. Louis, 1876; became shipping clerk for Gibbs & Sterrett Mfg. Co., manufacturers of reapers, until 1876; then with Shapleigh Hardware Co., 1876-79. Practiced law from 1885 until 1898, when entered real estate business as member of firm of Bunn & Anderson, which in 1901 became Greer-Anderson Realty Co., and in 1903 changed to Anderson-Stocke Realty Co., now Anderson-Stocke-Buermann Realty Co., of which he is president. Secretary Vinita Realty Co., director Spring Avenue Realty Co. Member St. Louis Real Estate Exchange. Member Phi Beta Kappa. Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: Missouri Athletic, Cornell. Office: 808 Chestnut St. Residence: West End Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANDERSON, Felix Erastus, railway official; born, Cedar Hill, Tenn., Jan. 23, 1869; son of Jerome B. and Emily F. (Batts) Anderson; educated at Giles College, Pulaski, Tenn.; married, June 2. 1906, Miss M. Currie Martin, of Lexington, Ky. Began railway service as station agent, Louisville & Nashville R. R. Co. at age of 16; transferred to superintendent's office as stenographer and chief clerk; thence to chief clerk to president of Terminal Railroad Association, now assistant to president; also president St. Louis Merchants' Bridge Terminal Railway Co.; vice president St. Louis Terminal Railway Co. Democrat. Methodist. Clubs: St. Louis, City, St. Louis Railway, Bellerive Country. Recreation: golf. Office: 107 Union Station. Residence: 5811 Von Versen Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANDERSON, J(ames) Arthur, laundryman; born, Goderich, Ont., Can., July 4, 1869; son of Thomas and Mary (McQuoid) Anderson; graduated from Clinton College, Ont., November, 1886; married, Kansas City, Oct. 26, 1894, Kathryn Myrtle White; one son: Arthur Donald. In employ of Munger's Laundry, St. Louis, 1887-1902; connected with the Dinks Parrish Laundry, 1902-06; entered business on own account as J. Arthur Anderson Laundry Co.; also organized Anderson's Family Laundry, 1910, and is president of both companies. Republican. Methodist. Member Business Men's League, Credit Men's Association, Horticultural Society, Manufacturers' Association, Advertising Men's Association. Civic League. Club: Glen Echo Country. Recreations: golf, hunting, traveling. Office: 3970 Olive St. Residence: Normandy Heights, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANDERSON, Lorenzo E., stock and bond broker; born, New York City; educated Christian Brothers College and public schools of St. Louis; married, St. Louis, 1886, Viola C, daughter of Prof. M. A. Gilsinn; children: Adelaide, Mildred, Marie, Oliver, Georgia. Started in real estate business as L. E. Anderson in 1886; later L. E. Anderson & Co., and then in connection with Festus J. Wade, the firm of Anderson-Wade Realty Co. was incorporated, and subsequently the firm of Hammett, Anderson & Wade Realty Co., then the Anderson-Wade Realty Co. Continued with latter company until organization of the Mercantile Trust Co., when real estate company was merged into Mercantile Trust Co. as its real estate department; since then in the stock and bond brokerage business. Director Mercantile Trust Co.; also director Mercantile National Bank, and of numerous real estate corporations. Member New York Stock Exchange, New York Cotton Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, St. Louis Merchants' Exchange, St. Louis Cotton Exchange. Catholic. Clubs: St. Louis, Mercantile, Noonday, Racquet, Missouri Athletic, Elks. Office: 710 Locust St. Residence: 20 North Kings highway.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANDERSON, Mark M., vice president Title Guaranty Trust Co.; born, St. Louis, Feb. 2, 1873; son of Richard S. and Laura (McCausland) Anderson; educated in public schools and for two years at University of Missouri; unmarried. With Union Trust Co., 1893-1901, Missouri Lincoln Trust Co., 1905-07; Lincoln Trust & Title Co., 1907-09; vice president Title Guaranty Trust Co. since 1909, also manager title department. Democrat. Presbyterian. Member Phi Delta Theta college fraternity. Office: 710 Chestnut St. Residence: 3726 Washington Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANDERSON, Peter, inspector of weights and measures; born, Montreal, Canada, Aug. 27, 1864; son of Peter and Sarah Ann (Bell) Anderson; educated in public schools of Toronto; married, St. Louis, June 27, 1887, Frances A. Schroeder; six children: Frances A., Peter H., Adeline S., Eleanore, William H., Howard Hadley. Located in St. Louis, 1882; served apprenticeship in the plastering trade, worked about one year as journeyman and engaged as plastering contractor for self; among the contracts he executed were: Odd Fellows' Home, Liberty, Mo.; Supreme Court Bldg., Jefferson City, Mo.; Syndicate Trust Bldg., St. Louis; McKinley, Yeatman and Soldan High schools; etc. Elected from 34th District as member of Missouri State Senate, 1906; elected inspector of weights and measures of City of St. Louis, 1908, and resigned from Senate to qualify for that office, April, 1908; present term extends to April, 1913. Republican. Presbyterian. Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner; member Odd Fellows, Legion of Honor. Club: Oasis. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: Municipal Courts Bldg. Residence: 5210 N. 20th St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANDERSON, Robert B., Great Commander of Missouri Knights of the Maccabees of the World; born, Toronto, Ont., Canada, Apr. 7, 1860; son of George G. and Sarah Trombley Anderson; educated in schools of Toronto; married at Bay City, Mich., 1883, Annie Mooney; children: Mary Luella (Mrs. Harold M. Williams), Robert Percy, George B. Moved from Canada to Bay City, Mich., 1880; in employ of Symons Bros. & Co., wholesale grocers, Saginaw, Mich., 1885-95. Joined Saginaw Tent, Knights of the Maccabees, 1885; became Lieutenant Commander and later Commander of the Tent. Came to St. Louis and took charge of the work in Missouri, 1892; appointed State Commander, 1898, and elected Great Commander, State of Missouri, 1898, and reelected at each Great camp of Missouri since that time; also a supreme trustee of the order since 1904. Instituted St. Louis Division No. 1, Uniform Rank; was aid-de-camp on staff of Gen. Scott several years, with rank of colonel, and at last encampment of Supreme Division was appointed Judge Advocate General, Uniform Rank. Member Knights of Pythias. Independent in politics. Episcopalian. Recreation: hunting. Office: Metropolitan Bldg. Resilience: 4335 Page Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANDERSON, Thomas Lilbourne, lawyer; born, Louisiana, Mo., Nov. 7, 1874; son of Thomas L., Jr. and Fanny (McQuie) Anderson; graduated from Louisiana (Mo.) High School; Central College, A.B., 1896; St. Louis Law School, LL.B., 1898; married, St. Louis, Apr. 25, 1905, Margaret Gertrude Ballard. Admitted to bar, June 27, 1898, and since engaged in general practice of law, first in Louisiana, Mo., and later in St. Louis. Was city attorney of Louisiana; assistant city attorney of St. Louis and promoted to city attorney. Member American Bar Association, St. Louis Bar Association. Democrat; stumped State of Missouri three times under direction of the Democratic State Central Committee. Club: Mercantile. Recreations: fishing, hunting and golfing. Office: 705 Olive St. Residence: 4219 Westminster Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANDERSON, William Benton, grain commission; born in Scott Co., Mo., Oct. 12, 1842; son of James and Charlotte Temple (Old) Anderson; educated in public schools of Missouri; married, Thebes, ILL., I860, Sarah Edith Ireland. Began business career as cleric in the general merchandise store of Gither & Baker, Commerce, Mo., 1861-65; then conducted general store for self, 1865-71; came to St. Louis, 1881, and became identified with the grain firm of Nanson, Bartholow & Co.; later was with successors, Billingsly & Nanson, and the present Nanson Commission Co., as officer and director; has been president of the company since January, 1906. President of the Farmers' Bank, of Commerce, Mo., and of the Grand Claim Milling Co., of Commerce, Mo. Member Merchants' Exchange of St. Louis. Office: 202 Chamber of Commerce. Residence: Buckingham Club.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


Eugene D. Andrews, an attorney of St. Louis, was born February 6, 1875, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and is a son of William H. and Fannie D.(Fortner) Andrews. The father was a wholesale merchant of Vicksburg, Mississippi, for about eighteen years, continuing in the business up to the time of his death which occurred in 1879. The family comes of Scotch-Irish ancestry and was founded in Kentucky prior to removal to Mississippi. In both states they took up their abode in pioneer times.
Eugene D. Andrews was educated in private schools of Petersburg, Virginia, and afterward pursued a law course in the University of Virginia from which he was graduated in 1899. At that time he came to St. Louis and entered upon the practice of later in which he continued for a few years. He then became assistant attorney for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad Company, which position he capably filled until July, 1918. He then became associated with E. W. Foristel whom he assisted in the general practice of law and on the 1st of May, 1920, he entered into partnership relations with Arthur Stahl, the firm now occupying a suite of rooms in the Federal Reserve Bank building of St. Louis. They have already gained many clients and are making steady progress as representatives of the bar. Mr. Andrews belongs to the St. Louis Bar Association, the Missouri State and the American Bar Associations. In 1903 he was tendered the position of assistant city attorney bat his many other duties at that time prevented him from accepting the office. He has served on a number of occasions as Judge of election.
On the 23d of April, 1919, Mr. Andrews was married to Miss Martha Hutchinson, a daughter of Randolph Hutchinson of St. Louis, who was president of the Mechanics American National Bank which has been absorbed by the First National Bank of St Louis. He continued to act as president of the former until 1910, when he retired and his death occurred the following year. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews have one son, Randolph Hutchinson. Mr. Andrews belongs to a number of leading social organizations and clubs of the city and is likewise a consistent member of the Methodist church. He gives his political allegiance to the democratic party but has never sought nor desired office. He is a man of genial disposition who has formed a wide acquaintance and has many friends in St. Louis where he is rapidly gaining a position of prominence at the city bar.
(Source: Centennial History of Missouri, One Hundred Years in the Union, 1820-1921, Vol. V, Published 1921)

ANDREWS, Eugene Douglas, lawyer; born, Vicksburg, Miss., Feb. 6, 1872; son of William Henry and Fannie Demarius (Fortner) Andrews; educated in public schools, Vicksburg, Miss., McCabe's University School, Petersburg, Va., and academic and law courses. University of Virginia; finished studies in June, 1896; unmarried. Since Feb. 8, 1898, engaged in practice of law in St. Louis in state and federal courts; was counsel in Boyer et al. vs. Western Union Telegraph Co., an injunction suit to restrain the defendants from discharging employees because member of labor union. Offered position of assistant city attorney in Central District Police Court by Thomas L. Anderson, city attorney, 1903, but declined the office; assistant to general attorney of Missouri, Kansas & Texas Ry. System since May, 1910. Member St. Louis Bar Association. Democrat. Recreation: outdoor exercises. Office: Wainwright Bldg. Residence: 3930 Delmar Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)

Andrews, Eugene Douglas, lawyer, jurist, was born Feb. 6, 1872, in Vicksburg, Miss. He received a thorough education in the public schools and academies of his native state; and graduated from the University of Virginia. He at once entered upon the practice of law; and has attained success in his profession at St. Louis, Mo. He has been very prominently identified with the business and public affairs of St. Louis, Mo.; and in 1903 declined the office of assistant city attorney of St. Louis to become counsel for the Commercial telegraphers' union of America.
[Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography: Contains Thirty-five Thousand Biographies of the Acknowledged Leaders of Life and Thought of the United States, by William Herringshaw, 1909 – Transcribed by Therman Kellar]


ANDREWS, William Owen, life insurance; born, St. Louis, Apr. 29, 1866; son of William T. and Mary A. (Evill) Andrews; educated in public schools of St. Louis; married, Louisville, Ky., Nov. 4, 1895, Mary Thruston Rogers; children: Olive, Carrie, Lucy, Mary, Mildred. Began in the grain commission business, 1887, as president of the Andrews-McClelland Grain Co., in which continued until 1902, in which year embarked in the insurance business with the Equitable Life Assurance Society of United States; since June 1, 1911, manager Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Springfield, Mass. Vice chairman Missouri State Committee Y. M. C. A.; member Scruggs Memorial Methodist Church. Club: Mercantile. Recreation: baseball. Office: Third National Bank Bldg. Residence: 5178 Cabanne Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANGERT, Eugene Henry, lawyer; born St. Charles, Mo., Oct. 21, 1877; son of Henry and Adelaide(Mlizko) Angert; graduated from St. Louis University, A.B., 1896; Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1899; unmarried. Practiced law in New York City in offices of Hon. Elihu Root and William H. Page, Jr., 1899-1900; since October, 1900, has practiced in St. Louis; member Hocker, Hawes & Angert. Member St. Louis Bar Association. Democrat. Catholic. Clubs: Racquet, Noonday, City. Office: 506 Olive St. Residence: 626 N. Spring Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANNAN, Alfred Heacock, architect; born, Webster Groves, Mo., Oct. 1, 1875; son of Thomas B. and Victoria (Scofield) Annan; educated in public schools, Smith Academy and the Manual Training School of Washington University; married, St. Louis, July 18, 1900, Lillian Chestnut; children: Thomas and Mary. Studied architecture with T. B. Annan & Sons, architects, St. Louis, 1884-91; then took position with Koken Iron Works until 1893; with Columbian Fireproofing Co., Pittsburgh, 1893-94. and superintendent for same company at St. Louis, 1894-96; estimator American Bridge Co., 1896-98; practicing alone as architect, 1898-1901; resident manager The Roebling Construction Co. until 1908; now plan examiner in building commissioner 's office. Member Architectural League of St. Louis. Episcopalian. Office: City Hall. Residence: 6030 McPherson Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANNAN, Roger Perry, flour, grain and mill feed; born, Cumberland, Md., Aug. 23. 1844; son of James R. and Priscilla Isabella (Perry) Annan; educated in private academy at Winchester, Va.; served in Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee in Civil War; married, in Clark Co., Va., Oct. 23, 1867, Adelaide S. Hall; four children: Roger P., Jr., Edward Hall, Katharine Smith, Caroline Stonestreet (the second and third are twins). Began business career as salesman in general store of Wilson & Co., in Clark Co., Va., 1865-70; came to St. Louis, 1870, and shortly after went to Boonville, Mo., but soon returned to St. Louis, and was employed with J. W. Booth & Sons until 1879; became member of the grain firm of Houseman, Annan & Co., 1879, which changed in 1880 to present style of Annan, Burg & Co., flour, gram and mill feed. Member Merchants' Exchange, St. Louis Grain Club. Director St. Louis Provident Association. Mason. Episcopalian. Recreations: books and working with garden tools. Office: 107 Chamber of Commerce. Residence: 2ll Plant Ave., Webster Groves.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ANTRIM, Charles Ambrose, lumberman; born in Butler Co., Ohio, Sept. 16, 1862; son of Jacob G. and Lydia (Neimeyer) Antrim; educated in public schools of Cass Co., Iowa; married, Hastings, Neb., Mar. 2, 1884, Lola May Kinney; children: Ethel Wyenda, Aura Belle, Celland Ambrose. Began business career as manager of a retail lumber yard in Nebraska, 1880-87; started in business for self, conducting a retail lumber yard at Greeley, Neb., 1887-1890; then worked for three years for a lumber manufacturer; organized, 1893, the Antrim Lumber Co., Limited, Antrim, La., manufacturers of yellow pine lumber; later organized the Antrim Todd Lumber Co., Limited, Antrim, La., operating a number of retail lumber yards. Republican. Member Knights of Pythias. Clubs: Mercantile, Glen Echo. Recreation: traveling. Office: 1214 Wright Bldg. Residence: 25 Kingsbury Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


APEL, John F., manager Brooks Co., hat makers; born, Warsaw, ILL., Nov. 26, 1867; son of James and Freda Apel; educated in public schools of Warsaw, ILL.; unmarried. Was for five years on Merchants' Exchange floor as salesman for Minch & Co., grain commission; twelve years with Guerdon Hat Co., until 1902, when resigned and took management of St. Louis store of Brooks Co., makers and re&tailers of hats, having factory and main house in New York City. Recreation: theatre. Office: 614 Olive St. Residence: 727 Walton Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ARBUCKLE, James the Graeme, president of Arbuckle Export Association; born, Rutherglen, Scotland, Feb. 12, 1840; son of George the Graeme and Margaret (Baird) Arbuckle; educated at Kings School, Rutherglen, 1848-50; St. James School, Glasgow, 1851-55; Andersonian University and Athenaeum, 1856-59; married. Houston, Tex., Oct. 29, 1863, Mary Helen Castleton (died Feb. 20, 1912); children: George Castleton (deceased), Maclyn, James, Jr., Thomas Castleton (deceased), Mary, Clyde, Alexandria Rutland (deceased), Andrew Eagon. Secured business education with M. Crindell Schaw & Co., Glasgow, while attending classical course at university, 1856-59; with wholesale dry goods firm of Peet, Simms & Co., New Orleans, 1860; adjusted business of the company in Texas, Indian Territory and Northern Louisiana; blockade run;ning on Texas coast with Mexico and Cuba, 1862-65; established first bank in Eastern Texas, James Arbuckle & Co., Jefferson, Texas, 1866; moved to Galveston and entered export cotton trade, 1874; moved to Dallas, 1884, had stock interests, insurance business and was broker in securities; became auditor for Mexico Southwestern branch of Standard Oil Co.(Waters-Pierce Oil Co.); manager of Latin-American Club and Foreign Trade Association, St. Louis, 1895-1911, when resigned to organize the Arbuckle Export Association, of which he is president; also president Arbuckle Railway Supply Co., Latin American Export Association. Royal vice-counsel for Spain. Editor La Revista, Ilustrada and Boletin Commercial for twelve years. Decorated by King of Spain, 1908, for historical essay on "The Napoleonic Era and Its Lessons," delivered at the International Historical Congress held to celebrate the Centenary of Spanish independence from Napoleon; in 1910, again decorated by the King and created a Knight of the Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic "for duty well done"; also consul at St. Louis for Colombia and Venezuela. Christian Scientist. Conservative in politics. Was appointed commissioner from state of Texas to Vienna Exposition, 1873; was delegate to Pan-American Congress at Philadelphia, 1897, and to International Commercial Conference at Philadelphia, 1899; president Galveston Chamber of Commerce, 1880. Mason. Member Merchants' Exchange since 1895. Clubs: Mercantile, Amateur Athletic Association, Papyrus (president 1909, 1910). Recreation: golf. Office: 314 N. 4th St. Residence: 5948 Maple Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ARGO, Ernest, secretary Blackmer & Post Pipe Co.; born on farm in Fulton Co., ILL., Sept. 27, 1853; son of William and Clarissa (Bigelow) Argo; graduated from University of Nebraska, A.B., 1873; married in Montgomery Co., ILL., May 8, 1877, Nellie Brandt; one daughter, Jaclyn (Mrs. George Carhart, of Alton, ILL.). Began business career in grain business in Montgomery Co., ILL., 1873-75; resident of St. Louis since 1875; general clerk, 1875-77, with Laclede Fire Brick Manufacturing Co. as bookkeeper, and in 1879 made secretary and treasurer; resigned 1884, to accept position as secretary of the Blackmer and Post Pipe Co. Member Citizens' Industrial Association. Democrat. Mason. Club: Mercantile. Favorite recreations: hunting, fishing and billiards. Office: 613 Wainwright Bldg. Residence: 4110 Delmar Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ARMSTRONG, Fred, Jr., lawyer; born, Jerseyville, ILL., Feb. 9, 1883; son of Fred and Eva Hattie (Young) Armstrong; educated in St. Louis public schools; Central High School; A.B. Washington University, 1903, LL.B., 1905; unmarried. Admitted to bar, June, 1905, and since in general practice in St. Louis; special attorney to city chemist of St. Louis in prosecution of milk cases since January, 1909. Member St. Louis Bar Association, Sigma Chi college fraternity, Royal Arcanum. Episcopalian. Recreation: canoeing. Office: 1401-10 3d National Bank Bldg. Residence: 3766 DeGiverville Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ARMSTRONG, Lewis Robert, vice president and treasurer T. J. Moss Tie Co.; born, Aberdeen, Miss., Dec. 31, 1860; son of Thomas Temple and Martha Washington (Pollard) Armstrong; moved with parents to St. Louis, 1866, and after two years family returned to Mississippi, settling at town of Verona, Lee Co.; educated in common schools; married, Clarksville, Pike Co., Mo., Jan. 7, 1892, Lillian Horner Guy; one daughter: Martha Guy. Left school when 13 years old and began active career as clerk with John Armstrong & Co., druggists, Verona, Miss.; went to Okolona, Miss., 1876, and studied bookkeeping under a practical accountant, becoming bookkeeper for Darden Bros.; general bookkeeper R. B. Clark & Co., Shannon, Miss., 1879-83; with the Allen West Commission Co., cotton commission merchants, St. Louis, 1883-94; became connected with the T. J. Moss Tie Co., May, 1894, and was elected secretary and treasurer same, November, 1905; subsequently elected vice president and treasurer which positions he now holds; also one of the principal stockholders of the company, manufacturers and dealers in railroad ties and other railroad material. Democrat. Member Christian (Campbellite) Church. Recreation: fishing. Office: 720 Security Bldg. Residence: 5167 Cabanne Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ARNOLD, Frederick Wolff, furniture dealer; born, St. Louis, Nov. 9, 1867; son of L. L. and Amelia (Wolff) Arnold; educated in St. Louis public schools; unmarried. Started with Crow, Hargadine & Co., as elevator boy in 1882; made salesman on road, 1887; then became salesman with H. J. Nathan & Co., leaving to go into firm of D. Sommers & Co., 1892; now vice president and secretary of D. Sommers Furniture Co. Also secretary and treasurer of Schram Sealer Co. Director Associated Retailers' Association. Member Civic League. Mason (32°), Shriner. Clubs: Columbian, Westwood Country, Million Population, St. Louis Country Gun. Recreation: golf. Office: 11th and Olive Sts. Residence: Jefferson Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ARNOLD, Glendy Burke, lawyer; born, Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 30, 1875; son of Thomas Neal and Marion Frances (Pugh) Arnold; educated public and private schools of Frankfort and at Kentucky Military Institute, leaving school at 19; student St. Louis Law School, September, 1899-June, 1900; married, St. Joseph, Mo., June 24, 1907, Cora Connett. Admitted to Missouri bar, February, 1901, and has since engaged in practice in St. Louis; associated with Boyle, Priest & Lehman and Boyle & Priest, September, 1903-November, 1909, as trial attorney for St. Louis Transit Co. and United Rys.; since practiced alone. Democrat. Member Christian (Campbellite) Church. Recreations: tennis and golf. Office: Times Bldg. Residence: 4385 Forest Park Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ARNSTEIN, Albert, lawyer; born, New York City, July 26, 1856; son of Ephraim and Katherine (Popper) Arnstein; graduated from Charliers' private school, New York City, 1872, from Packard's Business College, 1873; LL.B., St. Louis Law School, 1878; married, New York City, Nov. 26, 1884, Clarissa Rosenheim; children: Herbert, Natalie, Frederic. Admitted to bar, 1877, and since engaged in practice. Lecturer on Law of Corporations, St. Louis University Law School. Director Westinghouse Automatic Air and Steam Coupler Co., Title Guaranty Trust Co., American Trust Co., Sanitol Chemical Laboratory Co. Democrat. Member City Council, 1891-95; chairman of Merchants' and Manufacturers' License Revision Board, 1902-04. Member St. Louis Bar Association, St. Louis Law School Alumni Association. Jewish religion; ex-president United Jewish Educational and Charitable associations. Member Ethical Society. Clubs: Columbian, Westwood Country, Contemporary. Office: 415 Locust St. Residence: 4410 Westminster Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ARSTE, William, publisher; born, St Louis, Dec. 25, 1867; son of Frederick W. and Wilhelmina (Schwer) Arste; educated at Laclede School, Madison School, and St. Louis Polytechnic; unmarried. Learned printer's trade in boyhood under father; became office boy under T. C. P. Tiedeman, city surveyor, 1880, advancing to positions as draftsman and surveyor; was for five years with Julius Pitzman; took up printing, 1888, and was connected with the St. Louis Republic as compositor four and a half years, until machines displaced hand work; compositor on Globe-Democrat for one year; purchased the St. Louis Waterways Journal, Apr. 1, 1894, of which has since been in charge; general manager The River Publishing & Investment Co., owners of Waterways Journal. Served as judge at elections in behalf of Republican Party several times, but never asked for public office; Republican. Lutheran. Member Harbor No. 28 Masters' and Pilots' Association, Mississippi and Ohio River Pilots' Society. Red Cross Lodge No. 54, Knights of Pythias. Office: 203 N. 3d St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ARTHUR, George Crosby, manager The Hawtin Engraving Co.; born, Aurora, ILL., June 26, 1870; son of Florence M. and Adaline (Sutherland) Crosby;(name originally was Arthur B. Crosby, but at 2 years of age lost father and was taken to Keesville, N. Y., by grandfather and adopted by Alexander A. Arthur of that town); educated Keesville High School; graduated from Burr & Burton Seminary, Manchester, Vt.; married, Keesville, June 24, 1891, Avis Genevieve Pope; six children: Lawrence K., Willis K., Lyle C, Madeleine A., Maida P., Margaret V. F. Served for several years as special correspondent Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, beginning September, 1899; later had charge of mail order department, Wells & Nellegar Co., hardware, Chicago; became connected as correspondent with The Hawtin Engraving Co., catalog engravings and advertising designs, Dec. 1, 1903, and since Apr. 1, 1910, in charge of plant established in St. Louis. Member Business Men's League, Advertising Men's League. Independent in politics. Baptist. Club: St. Louis City. Recreations: tennis, walking, horseback riding, and other out­door diversions. Office: Navarro Bldg., 6th and Chestnut Sts. Residence: 767 N. Euclid Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ASHBROOKE, James, superintendent Methodist Orphans' Home for Boys; born, Tabley Hill Farm, near Knutsford, Cheshire, England, Jan. 9, 1856; son of Joseph and Sarah (Hewitt) Ashbrooke; educated in public schools, Tabley Hills Farm, England, to 1869; then one year M. Newlands' Commercial Boarding and Day School; married, Jan. 2, 1884, at Chicago, ILL., Margaret Webster, of Skelmersdale, Lancashire, England. Began business career, 1871, with Platt-Dovell-Percival, wholesale commission merchants, of Manchester, England, continuing until 1881. Came to America, Jan. 8, 1882; engaged with Anglo-American Provision Co., Chicago, 1882-84; with Stern & Adams, dry goods commission house, 1884-92; then connected with R. J. Gunning Co., for whom organized St. Louis Rill Posting Co., and remained in that business until 1901; since with Orphans' Home. Republican. Methodist. Member Independent Order of Foresters. Office and Residence: 3033 Laclede Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


William Henry Ashley (1778, Powhatan County, Virginia, March 26, 1838, Boonville, Missouri, was a pioneering fur trader, entrepreneur, and politician. Though a native of Virginia, Ashley had already moved to St. Genevieve in what was then called Louisiana, when it was purchased by the United States from France in 1803. That land, later known as Missouri, became Ashley's home for most of his adult life. Ashley moved to St. Louis around 1808 and became a Brigadier General in the Missouri Militia during the War of 1812. Before the war he did some real estate speculation and earned a small fortune manufacturing gun powders from a lode of saltpeter mined in a cave near the headwaters of Missouri's Current river. When Missouri was admitted to the Union Ashley was elected its first Lieutenant Governor, serving from 1820 to 1824.
In 1822 Ashley and business partner Andrew Henry - a bullet maker whom he met through his gunpowder business - posted famous advertisements in St. Louis newspapers seeking one hundred "enterprising young men . . . to ascend the river Missouri to its source, there to be employed for one, two, or three years." The men who responded to this call became known as "Ashley's Hundred." Between 1822 and 1825, Ashley and Henry's Rocky Mountain Fur Company, did several large scale fur trapping expeditions in the mountain west. Ashley's men are officially credited with the American discovery of South Pass in the winter of 1824. Ashley devised the rendezvous system in which trappers, Indians and traders would meet annually in a predetermined location to exchange furs, goods and money. His innovations in the fur trade earned Ashley a great deal of money and recognition, and helped open the western part of the continent to American expansion.
In 1826, he led an expedition into the Salt Lake valley. South of the Great Salt Lake, he discovered Utah Lake, which he named Lake Ashley. He established Fort Ashley on the banks to trade with the Indians. Over the next three years, the fort "collected over one hundred eighty thousand dollars worth of furs"[2]. In 1828 he explored present-day northern Colorado, ascending the South Platte River to the base of the Front Range, then ascending the Cache la Poudre River to the Laramie Plains and onward to the Green River.
In 1826 William H. Ashley sold the fur trading company to Jedediah Smith and some of his other men, and devoted his energy to politics. As a member of the Jacksonian Party, he won election to the United States House of Representatives in 1831, 1832, and 1834. In 1836 he declined to run for a fourth term in Congress, and instead ran for Governor of Missouri, losing badly. Many attribute his defeat to his increasingly pro-business stance in Congress, which alienated the rural Jacksonians. After the loss, he went back to making money on real estate, but his health declined rapidly and he died of pneumonia at the age of 54. William H. Ashley is buried atop an American Indian burial mound in Cooper County, Missouri, overlooking the Missouri River. –
(Source: Wikipedia. Submitted by Nancy Piper)


ATKINS, Henry Skillman, physician; born in Fayette Co., Ky., Sept. 20, 1867; son of William Lewis and Mary E. (Moore) Atkins; educated in classical course of Kentucky State College, Kentucky University, and as private student of James Lane Allen; graduated from Beaumont Medical College, St. Louis, 1888; married, St. Louis, Sept. 20, 1893, Anna M. North. Engaged in medical practice since 1888; was first assistant physician Kentucky Insane Asylum, Lexington, Ky.; since then in St. Louis, making specialty of psychiatry; chief assistant physician St. John's Hospital, 1902-04; superintendent of St. Louis Asylum for Insane, 1904-10. Formerly instructor in general medicine, Beaumont Medical College. Member St. Louis Medical Society, Missouri State Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Society, American Medical Association. Democrat. Presbyterian. Residence: Webster Groves.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ATKINSON, Chilton, lawyer; born, St. Louis, Dec. 10, 1875; son of Robert C. and Mary Tandy (Bull) Atkinson; educated in public schools, Smith Academy, class of 1893, and Law School of Washington University, graduating, LL.B., 1895; unmarried. Admitted to bar, Sept. 5, 1895, and from Jan. 1, 1896, to Dee. 1, 1897, was associated in practice in the firm of Campbell & Ryan, St. Louis; then became local attorney for the City Trust Co., of Philadelphia, and since Jan. 1, 1901, has been individually engaged in general practice of law. Previous to entering practice was deputy jury commissioner under Fielding Mansfield. Member St. Louis Bar Association and Law Library Association; Past Commander Missouri Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans; member of Virginia Society of St. Louis, Missouri Historical Society. Episcopalian; member of vestry Mt. Calvary Church. Democrat. Favorite recreation: horseback riding. Office: 408 Olive St. Residence: 3000 Lafayette Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ATKINSON, Robert Chilton, physician; born, Smithfield, Va., Oct. 3, 1841; son of Archibald and Elizabeth Ann (Chilton) Atkinson; educated at William and Mary College, Virginia; University of Virginia, 1885-86; Medical Department University of Louisiana (now Tulane University), New Orleans, M.D., 1867; married, St. Louis, Feb. 23, 1875, Mary Tandy Bull; children: Chilton, May. Served in Confederate Army in Civil War as member of 13th and 10th regiments of Virginia Cavalry and Stewart's Horse Artillery (Chew's battery). Engaged in practice of medicine since March, 1867; professor diseases of children, Medical Department, St. Louis University, until 1906; physician to St. Ann's Foundling Asylum, St. Louis. Since 1908 connected with City Health Department (Hygiene Department), in charge of Wyman, Chouteau, Hodgen, Sigel and Charless schools. Democrat; has served as member of City Board of Health, and of State Board of Health of Missouri; also for three years member Board of Education, St. Louis; coroner of St. Louis, 1895. Office and Residence: 3002 Lafayette Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ATWOOD, John Cowan, general manager The National Ammonia Co.; born, Marshall, Saline Co., Mo., June 3, 1863; son of Le Grand (M.D.) and Eliza Jane (Cowan) Atwood; educated in public schools of St. Louis Co. to 1880; three years U. S. Naval Academy, 1880-83; married, St. Louis, Feb. 16, 1898, Georgie Tunstall Baker; six children: John C, Jr., Katherine M., George B., Ellen T., Eliza; William L., Jr. Began business career as clerk Lindell Hotel, St. Louis, 1883, and continued to 1884; traveling salesman Mueller Bros. Furniture & Carpet Co., 1884-86; chief deputy collector under Freemen Barnum, first collection district, Missouri, Internal Revenue Service, 1886-89; manufacturer ammonia for refrigerating and ice-making purposes since Jan. 1, 1890; continuously with The National Ammonia Co., of St. Louis, Philadelphia and New York, of which has been secretary, treasurer and general manager since 1892; also secretary and treasurer Pacific Ammonia & Chemical Co., and The Ammonia Company of Australia; director Michigan Ammonia Co., Angelo Furniture Co., San Angelo, Tex. Member Business Men's League (St. Louis), American Society Refrigerating Engineers, American Association of Refrigeration (chairman membership committee). Independent Democrat. Presbyterian. Member Ferguson Lodge, No. 542, A. F. & A. M., Compton Hill Council, L. of H. Clubs: Mercantile, St. Louis Automobile. Recreations: gardening, farming, motoring. Office: 3600 X. Broadway. Residence: "Atte Woode," Ferguson, St. Louis Co., Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


ATWOOD, LeGrand Lapsley, insurance agent, lawyer; born, Bridgeton, St. Louis Co., Mo., July 1, 1872; son of LeGrand and Eliza Jane (Cowan) Atwood; educated in public schools of St. Louis County and Smith Academy, St. Louis, graduating 1891; graduated St. Louis Law School, LL.B., 1893; married, Versailles, Woodford Co., Ky., Apr. 22, 1902, Jane Lyle Fishback; children: George Fishback and Tom Cowan. Admitted to bar, June 21, 1893; since 1894 engaged in insurance business; now member of firm of Atwood, Johnson & Smythe, insurance; president Lippe Realty, Construction & Investment Co. Mason. Democrat. Presbyterian. Office: 1133 Pierce Bldg. Residence: Ferguson, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AUGUSTINE, George Hershey, vice president Carleton Dry Goods Co.; born, Massillon, O., Aug. 24, 1848; son of George and Amanda M. (Conkey) Augustine; educated in high school, Mansfield, O., 1862-64; Eastman's Commercial College, Chicago, 1865; married, St. Louis, June 18, 1879, Florence Brush; children: M. Louise (Mrs. Warren Goddard), Anne (Mrs. Nelson D. Jay, of Milwaukee) and Floyd B. Began business career in wholesale dry goods house of Carson, Pirie & Co., Chicago, 1866, continuing until 1871; then cashier of the Abilene Bank, Abilene, Kan.; came to St. Louis, October, 1873, and was with Dodd, Brown & Co., wholesale dry goods, until 1890; was connected with Ely & Walker Dry Goods Co. until 1894; joined Murray Carleton in purchasing controlling interest in Wear & Boogher Dry Goods Co., and in 1899 changed name to Carleton Dry Goods Co., of which is vice president. Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: St. Louis, Mercantile. Recreation: horseback riding. Office: Washington Ave. and 12th St. Residence: "Fairlawn," Kirkwood, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AVERILL, Alexander Trowbridge, merchant tailor; born, St. Louis, June 21, 1876; son of Alexander M. and Louisa (Trowbridge) Averill; educated in public schools, St. Louis, and graduate of the Manual Training School, class of 1894; married, St. Louis, 1900, Lillian Ainheiter. Began with house of Mills & Averill, merchant tailors, as a boy in 1894, later became clerk and salesman in the house, to which was admitted as partner in 1900; became a director in the Mills & Averill Tailoring Co., in 1903, and in February, 1905, was elected president of the company. Republican. Baptist. Mason, Knight Templar. Clubs: Mercantile, Missouri Athletic. Recreations: horseback riding, fishing and athletic sports. Office: 509 Olive St. Residence: 4953 Mc-Pherson Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AVERILL, Walter Hollis, merchant tailor; born, St. Louis, Oct. 3, 1879; son of Alexander M. and Louisa (Trowbridge) Averill; educated in St. Louis public schools; married, St. Louis, Jan. 1, 1903, Marie J. Wise; children: Marie Josephine, Harriet Blanche, Walter II., Jr., Willis Wier, Alexander Morton. Entered the merchant tailoring business of Mills & Averill, 1897, as clerk, and later became salesman, admitted to the firm in 1900, and in February, 1905, elected vice president and treasurer Mills & Averill Tailoring Co. Republican. Catholic. Clubs: Missouri Athletic, Mercantile, St. Louis Chess. Recreations: baseball and chess. Office: 509 Olive St. Residence: 6018 Clemens Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


AYARS, Treston Reid, physician; born, Saline Co., Neb., Sept. 17, 1876; son of Robinson and Annie S. (Palmer) Ayars; educated in district schools; Franklin Academy, Franklin, Neb.; Lincoln Normal University, Lincoln, Neb.; Marion-Sims-Beaumont College of Medicine, St. Louis, graduating with degree of M.D., 1902; married, St. Louis, Aug. 16, 1905, Mrs. Fannie H. Shedd, of Watseka, ILL. Taught school for four years before taking up study of medicine; has practiced in St. Louis since 1902; served as junior assistant to Female Hospital, June, 1902-January, 1903; assistant to Dr. A. V. L. Brokaw, 1903-05; instructor in operative surgery, St. Louis University, 1906-09, inclusive; professor obstetrics, St. Louis College Physicians and Surgeons, 1910, 1911, 1912; clinical professor of obstetrics American Medical College and obstetrician to Christian Hospital. Democrat. Member Christian (Disciples) Church. Member American Medical Association, Missouri State Medical Association, St. Louis Medical Society, Medical Society of City Hospital Association, Alpha Kappa Kappa college fraternity. Mason. Member Modern Woodmen of America. Recreations: tennis and bowling. Office: 3901 Easton Ave. Residence: 5881 Plymouth Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)



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