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BETZ, Charles F., secretary and treasurer Columbia Pretzel and Baking Co.; born: Wurttemberg, Germany, May 14, 1873; son of Frederick and Mary E. (Lang) Betz; educated in schools in Germany and at Columbus, O.; married, St. Louis, October, 1897, Martha Huebner; children: Charles, Jr., Dorothy. Came to United States in 1890 and traveled for about two years; learned baker's trade at Columbus; came to St. Louis, 1894, and worked at trade; in 1900, with father-in-law, George Huebner, joined in organizing the Columbia Pretzel and Baking Co., of which is secretary and treasurer. Member Citizens' Industrial Association, Tower Grove Turn Verein, Schwaben Society. Mason (32°), Shriner, Knights of Pythias. Recreations: motoring, bowling, hunting and fishing. Office: 1719-1723 DeKalb St. Residence: 3746 S. Grand Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BETZ, Peter Edward, produce commission; born, Mobile, Ala., Feb. 27, 1859; son of Peter and Regina (Ceaser) Betz; attended public school at Pleasant Hill, Mo., for one year; married, St. Louis, June 5, 1888, Mary C. Templeman; children: Marie, Ora, Edward Peter, Alice Ursula, John Vincent. Had to leave school when 10 years old to work for living; with mother, ran candy and cigar store at Pleasant Hill, Mo., until 1882; engaged in manufacture of tobacco at Pleasant Hill, Mo., 1882-86; in real estate business in St. Louis, 1886-88; since 1888 partner, with half interest, in firm of W. J. Templeman & Co., wholesale fruits and vegetables. Democrat. Roman Catholic. Member Knights of Columbus and Catholic Knights of America. Office: 808 N. Third St. Residence: 3822 Cleveland Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BEVIS, Philemon, general secretary Y. M. C. A.: born, Philadelphia, ILL., Apr. 26, 1865; son of Henry and Sarah J. (Stout) Bevis; educated high school and University of Illinois; married, Urbana, ILL., Dec. 24, 1889, Laura B. Palmer; three children: Palmer, Ledru, Dorothy. Began in Y. M. C. A. work at Dixon, ILL., February, 1890, continuing two years; then general secretary at Macomb, ILL., 1892-96, Lafayette, Ind., 1896-1901. Duluth, Minn., 1901-12; general secretary at St. Louis since May 15, 1912. Presbyterian. Recreations: fishing and camping. Office: Y. M. C. A. Bldg., Grand and Franklin Aves.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BICKEL, Charles, Jr., manager St. Louis office Habicht-Braun & Co., bakers' supplies; born, St. Louis, Feb. 4, 1877; son of Charles and Eva (Shoettel) Bickel; educated at public schools until 10th year; then attended Educational Institute (now out of existence) for three years and after that took private night courses for more than five years. Began business career at age of thirteen as office boy with the Western Candy and Bakers' Supply Co., dealers in raw material only for candy manufacturers and bakers, and remained with the same company twenty years; began to sell goods in 1895, and continued in that capacity until 1902, when became vice president and in sole control of sales department, so continuing until 1910; since September, 1910, local manager for Habicht-Braun & Co., importers of confectioners', bakers' and grocers' supplies, with offices in Chicago, St. Louis, New York and Hamburg, Germany. Republican. Member Concordia Turn Verein, T. P. A. Clubs: Liederkranz, Million Population. Office: 404-405 Granite Bldg. Residence: 3507 California Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BIDDLE, William Baxter, railway official; born, Beloit, Wis., Nov. 12, 1856; son of Charles H. and Alice (Coffman) Biddle; graduated high school, Beloit; married, Nov. 23, 1880, Ella Frost, of Beloit; children: Robert C, Wheldon F., Walter C. Began railway career in 1887 as brakeman for Santa Fe Co.; later station agent and, 1882-86, chief clerk general freight office Atlantic & Pacific R. R.; promoted to assistant freight agent, 1886, then division freight and passenger agent, and, in 1888, assistant general freight agent Santa Fe System; assistant traffic manager, 1890-94, and freight traffic manager, 1894 to Mar. 1, 1905; 3d vice president C, R. I. & P. Railway Co., Mar. 1, 1905 to Dec. 1, 1909; vice president Chicago & Eastern Illinois and St. Louis & San Francisco railways since Dec. 1, 1909. Clubs: Mercantile, Noonday, City, Glen Echo, St. Louis Railway and The Traffic (St. Louis); also Union League, Chicago Athletic, Midlothian, Traffic (Chicago). Offices: Frisco Bldg., St. Louis, and McCormick Bldg., Chicago. Residence: Buckingham Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BIEBINGER, Oscar L., secretary Mallinckrodt Chemical Works; born, St. Louis, Nov. 26, 1859; son of F. W. and Sophie (Koch) Biebinger; educated in Eyser's German Institute and St. Louis public schools; married, St. Louis, Feb. 8, 1883, Nettie L. Luthy; children: Julia Elizabeth (Mrs. Clyde E. Ustick), Marguerite, Frederick W., Adele. Began business career in employ of Udell, Schmieding & Co., in 1877; later in that year became connected with Fourth National Bank of St. Louis, with which remained until May, 1881, when became cashier for George F. Dittmann Boot and Shoe Co., until 1884; in business on own account in Texas, from January, 1884; returned to St. Louis, September, 1888, and after two months as accountant with St. Louis Republic, entered, Nov. 17, 1888, Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, with which has since continued as sec­retary and director. Republican. Methodist. Member Business Men's League. Mason. Club: Mercantile. Recreation: baseball. Office: 3600 N. 2d St. Residence: Ferguson, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BIEBINGER, William, shoe manufacturer; born, St. Louis, Feb. 27, 1864; son of Frederick William and Sophie (Koch) Biebinger; educated in St. Louis public schools; Smith Academy; married, St. Louis, June 10, 1886, Bertha Bodemann; four daughters; Irmgard, Alice, Doris, Edna. Began business career at age of 17 as office boy of Fourth National Bank of St. Louis; after several years engaged in printing and lithographing business with John W. Harrington as Biebinger & Harrington and later as William Biebinger & Co.; business and plant were destroyed by fire in fall of 1886, when retired from that business and became traveling representative for August Gast Bank Note Co., in the West, and in June, 1887, again took clerkship in Fourth National Bank of St. Louis, working through different departments to note, exchange and assistant paying teller; resigned in fall of 1894, and became credit man of George F. Dittmann Boot and Shoe Co., two years later being elected secretary and treasurer, and became a director of the company; resigned Mar. 1, 1904; and was secretary of The Courtney Shoe Co. until January, 1910, when became vice president Burrow, Jones & Dyer Shoe Co. Republican. Office: 1001 Washington Ave. Residence: 3458 Connecticut St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BIEL, Frederick Christian, secretary Trorlicht-Duncker Carpet Co.; born, Pilot Knob, Mo., Sept. 21, 1863; son of William and Edna Biel; educated in public schools of Pilot Knob and later attended college in St. Louis; married, St. Louis, Nov. 4, 1887, Emma Engel; three children: Irvin F., William C, Edna M. Began at age of sixteen in employ of the Ralph Sellew Tin Plate and Metal Co., continuing for five years; became connected with the Trorlicht-Duncker Carpet Co., 1884, of which has been secretary since 1906. Presbyterian. Mason. Member Royal Arcanum. Recreation: outdoor sports. Office: 508 N. 4th St. Residence: 3840 Hartford St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BIGGS, Austin Wesley, labor commissioner; born, Jacksonville, ILL., Mar. 17, 1868; son of Joseph G. and Mary E.(Smith) Biggs; educated public schools; married, St. Louis, July 16, 1890, Emma C. Birchard; two children: Austin W., Jr., Helen M. Began business career in 1885 as apprentice in printing trade, with the St. Louis Chronicle, continuing until 1911; appointed state labor commissioner by Governor Hadley, June 14, 1911. Member 43d and 44th General Assemblies, Missouri. Republican. President International Association of Labor Commissioners, 1912. Protestant. Mason and Odd Fellow. Offices: 104 N. 10th St., St. Louis, and Jefferson City, Mo. Residence: 107 W. McCarty St., St. Louis.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BIGGS, David Clifton, treasurer International Shoe Co.; born, Pike Co., Mo., May 2, 1866; son of William K. and Martha Ann (Hawkins) Biggs; educated in public schools, and at business college, Quincy, ILL.; married, St. Louis, June 4, 1902, Ethel Goddard. Left farm at twenty-one and entered bank at Curryville, Mo., with which was connected for three years; came to St. Louis, 1891, and secured employment in Merchants' National Bank, after consolidation remaining with the Merchants-Laclede Bank until 1899; then associated with Roberts, Johnson & Rand Shoe Co. as cashier and credit man; was treasurer of the company from 1907 to 1912, and also a member board of directors until firm name changed to International Shoe Co., of which is treasurer. Democrat. Mason. Clubs: St. Louis, Noonday. Recreation: stock farming. Office: 15th St. and Washington Ave. City Residence: 4370 Waterman Ave. Country Residence: Clarksville, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BIGGS, Davis, lawyer; born, Pike Co., Mo., Jan. 13, 1875; son of William H. and Eliza (Shotwell) Biggs; educated in Smith Academy, Washington University, University of Virginia and St. Louis Law School, from which was graduated as LL.B., 1898; married, Sacramento, Cal., June 17, 1903, Alice Beatty Willis; children: William H., Jr., Peter O. Admitted to bar at St. Louis in 1898, and since engaged in general practice, now being a member of the law firm of William H. and Davis Biggs, formed in 1901. Member St. Louis Bar Association. Democrat. Mason. Clubs: Algonquin Golf, City. Recreation: tennis. Office: 1626 Pierce Bldg. Residence: Kirkwood, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BINTLIFF, Harry Burton, railway supplies; born, Janesville, Wis., Sept. 22, 1876; son of Edward H. and Annie (Holmes) Bintliff; educated in public schools of Illinois; married, East St. Louis, ILL., Sept. 25, 1901, Jessie A. Jones; one son: Douglas J. Began business career as assistant city engineer of Kankakee, ILL., 1892-93: then clerk in the master mechanic's office of the "Big Four" R. R. at Kankakee, and in February, 1897, clerk in general office of the St. Louis & San Francisco R. R. at St. Louis; in August, 1902, was appointed purchasing agent for the St. Louis Dressed Beef and Provision Co., and in 1903 was also made treasurer of the company, continuing until October, 1906; since vice president J. E. Duffield & Co., railway supplies, also member firm Bintliff & Herb, railway and mill supplies. Member St. Louis Railway Club. Office: 1412 New Bank of Commerce Bldg. Residence: 6023 Waterman Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BIRGE, Julius Charles president Seymour Manufacturing Co. and vice president and manager Ames Shovel and Tool Co.; born, Whitewater, Wis., Nov. 18, 1839; son of William and Mary (Noble) Birge (being first white child born in Walworth Co., Wis.); educated in public schools and academy, Whitewater, Wis., and preparatory department of Beloit (Wis.) College; married, Dec. 4, 1873, Mary Patrick; children: Ernest N., Walter W., Arthur B., Ada A. (Mrs. Courtland Carrier, of Sewaren, N. J.), J. Stanley. Was engaged in flouring mill business at Whitewater, Wis., until spring of 1866, when crossed the continent overland; came to St. Louis, 1867, and established in business as a dealer in agricultural implements; was vice president Winchester & Partridge Manufacturing Co., of Wisconsin, 1870-80; was president St. Louis Shovel Co. until 1902, when assisted in organizing the Ames Shovel and Tool Co., of which has since been director and vice president; also president Seymour Manufacturing Co. President American Hardware Manufacturers' Association; president Charlevoix (Mich.) Summer Home Association. Member New England Society of St. Louis (ex-president).Trustee, from it’s foundation, of Marion-Sims Medical College. Member Pilgrim Congregational Church since 1873. Mason, Knight Templar. Clubs: St. Louis (one of it’s organizers), Mercantile, Congregational (ex-president). Office: Sarah St. and Duncan Ave. Business Address: Care Ames Shovel and Tool Co. Residence: 507G Westminster Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BIRGE, Walter W., tool manufacturer; born, St. Louis, Sept. 7, 1877; son of Julius C. and Mary (Patrick) Birge; graduated from Smith Academy, St. Louis; married, St. Louis, Sept. 28,1903, MaBelle Brown; three children: MaBelle Claire, Julius, Grace Blackmore. Began active career, in 1896, with the St. Louis Shovel Co., of which was assistant manager until July, 1907; then became secretary and sales manager Fayette R. Plumb, Inc., tool manufacturers; also vice president Seymour Manufacturing Co. Republican. Served one term in House of Delegates. Member Civic Improvement League. Congregationalist. Clubs: City, Bellerive Country. Recreation: golf. Office: 509 Commonwealth Trust Bldg. Residence: 13 Hortense Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BISHOP, C(ampbell) Orrick, lawyer; born, Union, Franklin Co., Mo., Dec. 28, 1842; son of David H. and Sarah Lee (Lindsay) Bishop; graduated from St. Louis Central High School, 1858; Westminster College, Fulton, Mo., A.B., 1862, A.M., 1891, LL.D., 1903; graduated from Louisville (Ky.) Law School, LL.B., 1867; unmarried. Admitted to bar in 1867; was assistant circuit attorney, 1883-97, and 1901-05; appointed circuit judge by Governor Folk, in March, 1905, and assigned to Division 12, and the Juvenile Court until January, 1907. Instructor in criminal law, Washington University, Law Department, 1894-1909; now holding similar position St. Louis University Law School. Democrat. Presbyterian. Member St. Louis Bar Association, Missouri Historical Society, Washington University Association, Westminster Alumni Society, Virginia Society, Blackstone Society. Clubs: Mercantile, Missouri Athletic. Office: 711-712 Security Bldg. Residence: Missouri Athletic Club.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BISSLAND, William Hope, railway official; born, Gourock, Scotland, Jan. 22, 1864; son of Robert and Mary (Hope) Bissland; educated in public schools of Thompsonville, Conn.; married, St. Louis, June 17, 1891, Irene C. Galloway; two daughters: Grace D. and Irene H. Began railway service in 1885, and from June, 1885, to March, 1890, filled clerical positions with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R. Co. at Topeka, Kan., in the auditing, mechanical and general passenger departments; in March, 1890, became secretary to general passenger agent Townsend, of the Missouri Pacific Ry.; in November, 1895, promoted to chief clerk, general passenger department; assistant general ticket agent, Jan. 1, 1903, and assistant general passenger agent same road since January, 1908. Presbyterian. Recreations: golf and baseball. Office: Missouri Pacific Bldg. Residence: 5443 Page Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BITTING, William Coleman, clergyman; born, in Hanover Co., Va., Feb. 5, 1857; son of Charles Carroll and Caroline (Shadinger) Bitting; educated at Lynchburg Classical and Commercial School to 1871; Richmond (Va.) College, M.A., 1877; Crozer Theological Seminary, Chester, Pa., 1880; (D.D., Howard College, Alabama, and Richmond Va. College); married, Baltimore, Md., Nov. 17, 1886, Anna Mary Biedler; children: William Charles, Frank Milton (deceased), Kenneth Hills. Ordained to ministry of Baptist Church, June, 1880; served as supply, Lee Street Church, Baltimore, July, 1880, to February, 1881; pastor, Luray, Va., February, 1881, to Dec. 31, 1883; Mount Baptist Church, New York City, Jan. 1, 1884, to Oct. 31, 1905; Second Baptist Church, St. Louis, since Nov. 1, 1905. Contributor to magazines, papers, etc. Residence: 5109 Waterman Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BIXBY, David Alonzo, assistant purchasing agent American Car and Foundry Co.; born, Adrian, Mich., Sept. 24, 1854; son of Alonzo Foster and Emma Louisa (Keeney) Bixby; graduated from Adrian (Mich.) High School, 1870, and from Michigan University, A.B., 1875; married, Kirkwood, Mo., Feb. 18, 1901, Frances Buford McElroy. Read law in Adrian, Mich., 1875-76; elected city clerk of Adrian, Mich., 1877, and twice reelected; also held other city offices; member Michigan legislature, 1882-84; in November, 1884, was elected county clerk for native county of Lenawee. Came to St. Louis, September, 1887; was for few months in employ of Missouri Pacific Ry. Co.; since 1888 in employ of Missouri Car and Foundry Co. and its successor the American Car and Foundry Co., and since 1901 assistant purchasing agent. Member Civic League, Tuscan Lodge, A. F. & A. M., Knights of Pythias. Clubs: Mercantile, Algonquin. Recreations: golf and gardening. Office: 1603 Syndicate Trust Bldg. Residence: 5071 Westminster Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BIXBY, Fred Foster, manufacturer; born, Adrian, Mich., Aug. 9, 1866; son of Alonzo F. and Emma L. (Keeney) Bixby; educated in Adrian High School; married, 1907, Elizabeth J. Ranes. With purchasing department of the Missouri Pacific Ry., St. Louis, 1882-87; purchasing department of the Texas & Pacific Ry., Dallas, Tex., 1887-90; purchasing department, Wabash R. R., St. Louis, 1891-93; held various positions with Missouri Car and Foundry Co., St. Louis, 1893-99; district manager at St. Louis of American Car and Foundry Co., 1899-1906; president Western Whiting and Manufacturing Co., 1904-11; since manager material department American Car and Foundry Co., also president Republic Railway Appliance Co., Safety Switch Appliance Co. Democrat. Presbyterian. Clubs: St. Louis, Missouri Athletic. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: 915 Olive St. Residence: 5824 Von Versen Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BIXBY, Sidney T president Share and Mortgage Co.; born, St. Louis, Sept. 4, 1882; son of W. K. and Lillian (Tuttle) Bixby; educated at Smith Academy, St. Louis, and Amherst College, Mass.; unmarried. On leaving college became, in November, 1904, connected with the Holbrook-Blackwelder Real Estate Trust Co., of which was vice president until 1912; since president Share and Mortgage Co. Member Business Men's League, Civic League. Congregationalist. Clubs: St. Louis Country, University, Racquet, Noonday, Dardenne Shooting. Recreation: outdoor diversions. Office: 310 N. 4th St. Residence: King's Highway and Lindell Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BIXBY, William K., manufacturer: born, Adrian, Mich., Jan. 2, 1857; son of Alonzo Foster and Emma Louisa (Keeney) Bixby; graduated Adrian High School; married, San Antonio, Tex., June 13, 1881, Lillian Tuttle; children: Sidnev T., Emma (Mrs. A. H. Jordan). William H., Harold McM., Ruth, Ralph F., Donald C. President Laclede Gas Co., Provident Association, Essex Investment Co., Temple Realty Co., City Art Museum of St. Louis. Missouri Historical Society. Vice president Washington University: ex-president of the Syndicate Trust Co. Director St. Louis & San Francisco Ry., St. Louis Union Trust Co. (member executive committee), National Bank of Commerce, American Central Insurance Co., Wagner Electric Manufacturing Co., Union Sand and Material Co., First National Bank of Lake George, N. Y., Consolidated Investment Co., American Car and Foundry Co., Emporium Realty Co., Equitable Surety Co. Appointed, Dec. 18, 1911, one of the receivers of Wabash R. R. Congregationalist. Independent in politics. Member National Municipal League, American Red Cross, Self Culture Hall (St. Louis), Society for Study and Cure of Tuberculosis, Manual Training School (director), Civic Improvement League, Citizens' Industrial Association, St. Luke's Hospital (director), Hospital Saturday and Sunday Association (St. Louis), Bolton Improvement Association (New York), Lake George Association (New York), Municipal Voters' League (St. Louis), New York State Historical Society, St. Louis Academy of Sciences, Bibliophile Society of Boston, Artists' Guild (St. Louis), Archaeological Society (St. Louis), American Historical Preservation Society, American Anthropological Association, Sons of Revolution, Society of Colonial Wars, New England Society of St. Louis, Society of Iconophiles (New York), Antiquarian Society of Worcester, Mass., Western Society for Prevention of Vice, Teachers' Annuity Association (St. Louis), New England Historic-Genealogical Society (Boston), Society for Preservation of New England Antiquities (Boston). Clubs: St. Louis, Noonday, Country, Bellerive Country, University, Racquet, Franklin (vice president), Burns (president); also Caxton and Society of Dofobs (Chicago), Rowfant (Cleveland), Club of Odd Volumes (Boston), Lake George, of New York (president), Middle Bass (Ohio), National Arts and Grolier (New York). Recreations: golf and fishing. Office: Century Bldg. Residence: King's Highway and Linden Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLACK, George Ewalt, general agent Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. of Newark, N. J.; born, Schellsburg, Bedford Co., Pa., Oct. 29, 1867; son of Jeremiah Ewalt and Mary Lelia (Deal) Black; high school and business college education; married, Louisa Court House, Va., Oct. 24, 1901, Martha Walker Porter; one son: William Mallory. Began active career in Northern Kansas as clerk in bank; was assistant cashier of the bank at 18 and cashier at 21, when it was converted into a national bank; assisted in organizing three banks in Northern Kansas and Western Missouri; on account of close confinement disposed of banking interests in 1896 and became solicitor for the Travelers Insurance Co. at Kansas City, Mo.; was called to home office at Hartford, Conn., as special agent, and later promoted to position of superintendent of agencies; resigned Jan. 1, 1907, removing from Hartford to St. Louis as junior partner of Darby & Black, general agents Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. of Newark, N. J.; succeeded Darby & Black as general agents of the company, Apr. 1, 1911, owing to retirement of C. W. Darby after serving the Mutual Benefit Life in St. Louis for forty-three years. Republican. Baptist. Member Business Men's League, Civic League. Clubs: St. Louis, City, Missouri Athletic. Office: 10th floor Wright Bldg. Residence: 5085 Raymond Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLACKBURN, Jasper, inventor and manufacturer Everstick Anchor; born, Hunnewell, Mo., Aug. 31, 1869; son of William Francis and Emily Jane (Ely) Blackburn; educated in public schools; married, La Belle, Mo., June 17, 1891, Margaret M. McAnally; two children: Maurine E. and Francis M. Telegraph operator, 1888 and 1889; in dry goods business at Hunnewell, Mo., 1890-98; traveling salesman for Geo. W. Perry Co., St. Louis, 1899-1906; president and general manager The Everstick Anchor Co. since 1906. Methodist. Member United Commercial Travelers' Association. Office: 1622-1624 N. 8th St. Residence: Kirkwood, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLACKMER, Clarence Eugene, retired; born on farm in Windsor Co., Vt., Mar. 31, 1853; son of Lucian and Elvira J. (Richmond) Blackmer; educated in public schools in Vermont; widower. Came to St. Louis in December, 1868, and began business career as collector for the St. Louis Stoneware Co., remaining with that company until November, 1871, then entered coal business under style of C. E. Blackmer, and continued until sold out in 1893. In 1888 became proprietor of the Hart Coal Co., wholesale and retail coal and coke, and continued until May 1, 1907, when sold out to Union Fuel Co. and retired. Republican. Universalist. Recreations: traveling and reading. Residence: 1314 Pestalozzi Street.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLACKMER, Lucian Richmond, president Blackmer & Post Pipe Co.; born, Barnard, Windsor Co., Vt., Mar. 6, 1848; son of Lucian and Elvira J. (Richmond) Blackmer; common school education; married, St. Louis, Jan. 1, 1879, Caroline L. Jones; children: Lucian G., Albert E., Katherine (Mrs. C. H. Miller), Edward L., Percy R., Gladys (Mrs. V. E. Taylor). Began business career as clerk in country store at Barnard, Vt., for three years; came to St. Louis in the early part of 1867; secured employment with St. Louis Stoneware Co., first as bookkeeper, later secretary and treasurer, until fall of 1877; sales agent for sewer pipe manufactory of East Alton, ILL., 1877-78. In 1878, with L. W. Post, began business in St. Louis under firm name of Blackmer & Post, which continued until July 5, 1892 when the business was incorporated as the Blackmer & Post Pipe Co., manufacturers of sewer pipes and kindred products, of which he is president. Also director of Webster Groves Trust Co. Republican. Protestant. Member Legion of Honor. Clubs: Mercantile, Algonquin, Maine Fishing and Hunting. Recreation: fishing. Office: 613 Wainwright Bldg. Residence: Webster Groves, Missouri.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLACKMER, Rollin Clinton, physician and surgeon; born, Stockbridge, Vt., Apr. 3, 1860; son of Joel and Sarah A. (Barnes) Blackmer; graduated Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vt., 1880; CM. and M.D., Medical Department of Bishop College (now united with McGill University), Montreal, Canada, 1884; married, Brooklyn, X. Y., Sept. 30, 1886, Helen Maud Tarleton; one son: Joel, born July 29, 1887. Began practice at Montreal; removed to St. Louis, 1884; professor obstetrics and legal medicine, Barnes Medical College (now united with the American Medical College) since 1892; director The Faculty Realty Co. Democrat. Universalist. Mason(32°), Knight Templar, Shriner; also member Odd Fellows, Legion of Honor, Royal Arcanum. Author: Manual of Medical Jurisprudence, 1894; Sexual Jurisprudence, 1911. Office and Residence: 6778 Manchester Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLACKWELDER, George H., real estate; born in Montgomery Co., ILL., Jan. 19, 1849; son of Peter and Nellie (Scherer) Blackwelder; educated in public schools and Hillsboro Academy, Hillsboro, ILL., and at Illinois State University; married, Hillsboro, Oct. 18, 1877, Ida K. Miller (died Apr. 2, 1906); children: Bertha, Edith (now Mrs. Frank Soule), Lucille. Began real estate business on own account at Hillsboro, ILL., 1869, and continued until 1884; moved to Wichita, Kan., 1884, and associated with Mr. W. J. Holbrook in firm of Blackwelder & Holbrook until 1892, when firm removed to St. Louis, and afterwards was incorporated, 1901, as the Holbrook-Blackwelder Real Estate Trust Co. (now having capital and surplus of $1,250,000), of which he has been secretary and treasurer from organization. Member of Real Estate Exchange. Republican. Office: 812 Olive St. Residence: Buckingham Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)

BLACKWELL, William Hudson, coffee and tea merchant; born, Uniontown, Ky., 1869; son of Thomas Clayton and Virginia Evaline (Taylor) Blackwell; educated in public and private schools at Uniontown, Ky., and in military school at Hopkinsville, Ky., 1885-86; married, Wichita, Kan., June 15, 1901, Grace Nelis Richardson. Began business career as clerk in a retail grocery store in Uniontown, Ky., in 1890; became a traveling salesman in 1896, and in September, 1899, became con­nected with Meyer Bros. Coffee and Spice Co., wholesale jobbers of coffees, teas and spices, of which is vice president. Member Travelers' Protective Association. Democrat. Episcopalian. Office: 400 S. 7th St. Residence: 4567 Washington Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLAIR, Albert, lawyer; born, Kinderhook, Pike Co., ILL., Oct. 16, 1840; son of William and Mary (Jackson) Blair; attended public schools at Barry, ILL., until seventeenth year, then three years at Christian University, Canton, Mo., one year at Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. H., and three years at Harvard College, graduating 1863; married, 1907, Mrs. Clara Urquhart Spencer, of St. Louis. Admitted to bar in March, 1876, and since engaged in general practice of law; now member of law firm of Holmes, Blair & Koerner. Director American Brake Co., Chicago Railway Equipment Co., Wagner Electric Mfg. Co., Moon-Hopkins Billing Machine Co. Member Missouri Historical Society, American and Missouri State Bar associations, and Law Library Association, Civic League. Republican; candidate, 1898, for state senator from City of St. Louis. Baptist. Clubs: St. Louis, Bellerive Country, City. Recreation: literature. Office: 1054 Pierce Bldg. Residence: 5052 Westminster Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLAIR, Vilray Papin, physician; born, St. Louis, June 15, 1871; son of Edmund Harrison and Minnie (Papin) Blair; educated in Christian Brothers College, and Medical Department, Washington University, M.D., 1893; married, 1907, Kathryn Lyman Johnson. Engaged in practice since 1893; clinical professor of surgery, Washington University, Medical Department; professor of oral surgery, Washington University, Dental Department; visiting surgeon to St. Luke's Hospital, Washington University Hospital, City Hospital and City Sanitarium. Member Association of American Anatomists, American Medical Association, Southern Surgical Association, Western Surgical Association. Club: University. Office: Metropolitan Bldg. Residence: 4654 Berlin Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLAKE, James Porter, real estate and financial agent; born, Richwood, Union Co., O., Oct. 3, 1866; son of Adoniram J. and Clotilda (Shur) Blake; educated in public schools of Ohio; married, St. Louis, Jan. 31, 1899, Fannie B. Batte. Began business career in newspaper work, in 1882. filling every position from compositor to editor; in later years of newspaper work was manager of Colman's Rural World, St. Louis; in March, 1897, entered the real estate and loan business, and in 1905 the business was incorporated as John S. Blake & Bro. Realty Co., of which is vice president and treasurer. Member St. Louis Real Estate Exchange (was it’s treasurer five years, 1898-1903); second vice president of National Association of Real Estate Exchanges, 1909-10, and it’s treasurer, 1910-11; secretary for Gentlemen's Driving Club several years. Appointed, 1909, commissioner for Porto Rico in state of Missouri. Member Ohio Society of St. Louis (charter member), Knights of Pythias, Knights of Khorassan (charter member). Republican. Clubs: Mercantile, Missouri Athletic. Recreations: theater and baseball. Of­fice: 812 Chestnut 8t. Residence: 5551 Von Versen Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLAKE, John Shur, real estate agent and financial agent; born, Cardington, O., Jan. 6, 1865; son of Adoniram J. and Clotilda (Shur) Blake; graduated from Richwood (Ohio) High School, 1882; attended Martin's Shorthand School, St. Louis, 1885-86, St. Louis Law School, 1896-97; married, Richwood, O., Oct. 18, 1888, Martha Cheney. Engaged in newspaper business at Richwood, 1882-85; came to St. Louis, 1885, and after attending shorthand college took position as stenographer in office of E. W. Warfield, superintendent of Railway Mail Service, St. Louis, 1886; promoted to scheme clerk, 1889, to chief clerk, 1890, and to assistant superintendent in 1891; resigned in 1893 to engage in real estate business, and in 1897 formed partnership with brother, James P. Blake, under firm name of John S. Blake & Bro., and in 1905 the business was incorporated as John S. Blake & Bro. Realty Co., of which is president; also president of Marfan Investment Co. Organized, 1902, the Williamson-Blake Construction Co., which built the Hamilton Hotel and owned and operated same during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, and now president Claiborne Realty Co., owners of the Hamilton Hotel. Member (and was director) of St. Louis Real Estate Exchange; member Business Men's League, Citizens' Industrial Association. Republican. Member Ohio Society of St. Louis (charter member and ex-president), Legion of Honor, Knights of Pythias, Royal Arcanum, Knights of Khorassan (charter member). Clubs: St. Louis, Mercantile, Missouri Athletic (charter member), Automobile, Aero. Recreations: fishing and bowling. Office: 812 Chestnut St. Residence: Hamilton Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLAKE, Orville Prescott, assistant general manager of sales, Inland Steel Co.; born, St. Louis, Dec. 19, 1870; son of Elzy and Emma (Pearson) Blake; educated in public schools to 1882; Glendale Military Academy, 1882-84; Marietta College, Ohio, degree of A.B., 1892; married, Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 30, 1896, Lulu Carson; three children: Rhea, Howard, Eugene. Began active career at fourteen in wholesale grocery business, continuing until he entered college in 1888; was with Kingman & Co., implement dealers, St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo., 1892-98; chief clerk Evans & Howard Fire Brick Co., 1898-1902; assistant manager sales American Sheet and Tin Plate Co., 1902-06; district sales manager Inland Steel Co., 1906-12; since assistant general manager of sales. Progressive Republican. Elder West Presbyterian Church; chairman board of managers Y. M. C. A.; director St. Louis City Rescue Mission; member Co-operating Committee Laymen's Missionary Movement, Committee of 100 Men and Religion Forward Movement. Member Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Club: Mercantile. Recreations: outdoor athletics. Office: 504 National Bank of Commerce Bldg. Residence: 5909 W. Cabanne Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLAND, Theodoric Richard, lawyer; born, Lebanon, Mo., Nov. 25, 1877; son of Hon. Richard Parks Bland (member of Congress, 1873-95 and 1897-99) and Virginia Elizabeth (Mitchell) Bland; educated in district school near Lebanon, Mo., St. John's Academy, Washington, D. C, Christian Brothers College, St. Louis, A.B., 1897; St. Louis Law School, LL.B., 1899; married, St. Louis, Oct. 5, 1904, Winifred M. Vickery; children: Richard Parks, Vera Elizabeth, Harry Vickery, Virginia Mary, Theodoric Charles. Admitted to bar, Oct. 25, 1899, and since engaged, with Rhodes E. Cave as partner, under firm name of Bland & Cave, in general practice of law in St. Louis. Democrat; police commissioner, St. Louis, 1906-10. Roman Catholic. Member St. Louis Bar Association, St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association. Favorite recreations: golf and horticulture. Office: Pierce Bldg. Residence: 5228 McMillan Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLANKE, Albert George, real estate and financial agent; born, Marine, Madison Co., ILL., Feb. 1, 1866; son of Fred G. and Carolina (Ortgies) Blanke; educated in public schools, Marine, ILL.; married, St. Louis, Apr. 24, 1901, Lilly M. Verborg; children: Janet, Albert G., Jr. Came to St. Louis in 1883; was in employ of L. H. Lohmeyer for several years, then bookkeeper until 1897; went into business for self in 1897, and has so continued. Director Title Guaranty Trust Co. Member Merchants' Exchange and Real Estate Exchange. Republican. Clubs: Union, Liederkranz. Recreation: horseback riding. Office: 803 Chestnut St. Residence: 3241 Copelin Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLANKE, Cyrus Frederick, importer and jobber of teas and coffees; born, Marine, ILL., Oct. 24, 1862; son of Frederick G. and Carolina (Ortgies) Blanke; educated in public school, Marine, ILL., and one term at commercial college, St. Louis; married, Clinton, Mo., Dec. 26, 1899, Eugenia Frowein; children: Augusta Caroline, Eugenia Linda. At age of 16 became clerk in a retail grocery, and afterward was with three wholesale houses, the last being a wholesale tea and coffee house; in 1890 established for himself as importer and jobber in teas and coffees; now president of the C. F. Blanke Tea and Coffee Co., St. Louis, C. F. Blanke Tea and Coffee Co., Dallas, Tex.; also president St. Louis Tin Sheet Metal Working Co., Blanke-Baer Chemical Co., Universal Exposition Co. Director of the World's Fair. Bought the log cabin built by General Grant near St. Louis, in 1854, in order to preserve it from destruction and save it for public use as a memento of the great Union hero. Member Missouri Historical Society. Republican. Mason, Knight Templar, and Shriner; member Legion of Honor, Royal Arcanum, Knights of Pythias, Elks. Clubs: Union (ex-president), Glen Echo, Million Population (president). Was chairman for the day, entertaining President Taft during his visit to St. Louis, Sept. 23, 1911. Recreation: horseback riding. Officer 7th St. and Clark Ave. Residence: St. Regis Apartments.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLANKE, Louis William, president Blanke Manufacturing and Supply Co.; born, St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 17, 1852; son of William F. and Sophia (Bernbrock) Blanke; educated ten years in private school and two years in public school at Marine, ILL., one year in commercial college at St. Louis; married, Marine, ILL., Mar. 25, 1880, Pauline Elbring; children: Oliver B., Robert L., Henry E. Employed in father's store (Blanke & Bro.), Marine, ILL., 1869-71; clerk for G. Hafferkamp, retail grocer, St. Louis, 1872, partner with same (Hafferkamp & Blanke), 1873-1880; bought out interest of Mr. Hafferkamp, and continued business alone as L. W. Blanke until May, 1903, when sold out. In 1903, with W. F. Blanke and R. B. Hauk, bought business of H. McWilson & Co., and continued same under style of Blanke & Hauk Supply Co., of which was president; engaged in wholesale business in dairy, creamery and poultry supplies until March, 1911, when firm name was changed to Blanke Manufacturing and Supply Co., of which is president. Protestant. Independent in politics. Member 12th District Congressional Committee for ten years; member House of Delegates, St. Louis, 1889-90. Member and one of organizers of St. Louis Creamery Association; member Citizens Industrial Association, Civic League, St. Louis Public Museum. Clubs: Liederkranz, Union. Recreations: music, floriculture. Office: 1009-1013 Lucas Ave. Residence: 1724 S. Compton Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLANKE, Richard H., secretary and treasurer C. F. Blanke Tea and Coffee Co.; born, Marine, ILL.; son of Frederick G. and Carolina (Ortgies) Blanke; educated in public schools of Marine, ILL.; married Miss Hazel Thompson, of St. Louis, Apr. 20, 1907. Began business career as clerk in father's store at Marine, ILL., for two years; came to St. Louis, 1888, and was with Steinwender-Stoffregan Tea and Coffee Co., until 1890; since with C. F. Blanke Tea and Coffee Co., of which is now secretary and treasurer; also secretary of St. Louis Tin and Sheet Metal Working Co. Member Travelers' Protective Association. Republican. Club: Union. Recreations: horseback riding and walking. Office: 7th St. and Clark Ave. Residence: 4 N. Kings Highway.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLANKE, William F., manufacturer; born, Marine, ILL., Apr. 7, 1870; son of William F. and Sophia (Bernbrock) Blanke; educated in public schools at Marine, ILL., until 17; married, St. Louis, June 2, 1008, Alma Trauernicht; one daughter: Alleen Gertrude. After leaving school clerked for two years in country store at Marine; came to St. Louis and was with Missouri Pacific R. R. Co. for fourteen months; then bookkeeper and cashier for two years for Gildehaus, Wulfing & Co., wholesale grocers, two years bookkeeper for Charles Rebstock, wholesale liquors. Member firm of Vogler & Blanke until 1902, since as the W. F. Blanke Can and Manufacturing Co., of which is sole proprietor. Also vice president Blanke Manufacturing and Supply Co., wholesale creamery supplies. Member Civic Improvement League, Universal Exposition Co. Republican. Protestant. Club: Union. Recreations: horseback riding and motoring. Office: 116 Pine St. Residence: 3005 Allen Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLANKENMEISTER, Arthur Albert, wholesale glassware merchant; born, St. Louis, Mar. 25, 1876; son of Ferdinand Henry and Josephine (Wulze) Blankenmeister; educated at Evangelical Bethania (private German) School, Stoddard (public) School and St. Louis Manual Training School, graduating 1893; married, St. Louis, Apr. 14, 1898, Ella Marion Ostrander; children: Harold A., Arnold F. While at Manual Training School, worked through summer vacations as assistant draftsman, and in 1893 began work as draftsman for Hidgen & Longan, patent attorneys, until 1895; city salesman and traveling salesman in Iowa and Nebraska for John Meier, shoe manufacturer, St. Louis, 1895-97; with St. Louis Glass and Queensware Co., 1897-1902; member firm of F. H. Blankenmeister & Son, 1902-10, since Blankenmeister Glass Co. Member United Commercial Travelers' Association. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: 721-723 X. 11th St. Residence: 1393A Arlington Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLANKENMEISTER, Ferdinand Henry, wholesale glassware and queensware; born, Trier, Germany, Sept. 4, 1850; son of John Peter and Louisa (Wettendorf) Blankenmeister; came to United States in 1851, with parents; educated in private German schools, Boonville, Mo., and Kemper College, 1859-60; married, St. Louis, Apr. 29, 1873, Josephine Wulze; children: Arthur Albert, Clara, Oscar F., Edgar G., Julia, Edith. Clerk in quartermaster department, Missouri State Militia, 1862-63; worked at bench of father's jewelry store, 1864; clerk in hat store at Milwaukee, Wis., 1865-66; clerk for M. J. Wertheimer, clothing, Boonville, Mo., 1866-67; salesman for Gray & Guerdon, hats, St. Louis, 1867-68; stock clerk and salesman for Crow & Hill, hats, St. Louis, 1868-69; traveling salesman for Westermann & Meier, glass and queensware, 1870-85; president St. Louis Glass and Queensware Co., 1885-1902; in March, 1902, established firm of F. H. Blankenmeister & Sons, which changed to Blankenheimer Glass Co., 1910. Recreations: fishing and hunting. Office: 721-723 N. 11th St. Residence: 1803 Cora Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLANTON, David Anderson, manufacturer of butterine; born in Pike Co., Mo., Mar. 26, 1875; son of Joseph P. and Anna Craig (Bell) Blanton; educated in Model School of State Normal School, Kirksville, Mo., Preparatory School, Academic Department and Law School, University of Missouri, graduating LL.B., 1898; married, London, England, Feb. 7, 1910, Eugenie D. Moulton. Came to St. Louis as representative of State Board of Agriculture; resigned to go into business in 1900; was elected secretary and treasurer of the Meinicke-Blanton Manufacturing Co., 1902; sold out interest in 1904, and organized the Blanton Co., of which he is president. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Democrat. Club: Mercantile. Recreation: traveling. Office: 115-123 Spruce St. Residence: 5325 Savoy Court.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLASE, Arthur Frederick Charles, vice president Security Title Co.; born, St. Louis, May 10, 1888; son of August F. and Sophie D. (Venz) Blase; educated at Ames and Blair schools, St. Louis; Yeatman High School; Benton College of Law; married, St. Louis, June 12, 1912, Ethel A. Wehrenbrecht. Began active career with the Title Guaranty Trust Co., St. Louis, Sept. 8, 1904; organized the Security Title Co., February, 1911, for the real estate men of St. Louis; he only company of the kind in the country; induced the City of St. Louis to change the system under which it was having its titles examined, thus saving the city $10,000 or $12,000 per year, the change being made about June, 1911; has been vice president and manager Security Title Co. from time of its organization. Member St. Louis Real Estate Exchange, Evangelical Lutheran; librarian Grace Evangelical Lutheran Sunday School. Secretary Demosthenes Society; member Concordia Benevolent Association. Recreations: reading and music. Office: 911 Chestnut St. Residence: 2037 Fair Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)

BLASE, Louis, millinery; born, St. Louis, Mar. 2, 1869; son of Fred and Elenora Blase; educated in public and high schools of St. Louis; married, St. Louis, June, 1899, Mary Beverly; children: Adelaide, Marguerite, Florence. Began business career in subordinate capacity with wholesale millinery firm of Gaier & Stroh in 1883, became salesman, and has continued with same house ever since; upon incorporation of the business, 1894, as Gaier & Stroh Millinery Co., took position as vice president of the company, and in July, 1910, became president. Member Business Men's League, Salesmanagers Association. Member Evangelical Lutheran Church. Clubs: Missouri Athletic, Liederkranz. Office: 1221 Washington Ave. Residence: 1824 La Salle Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLAYNEY, John McClusky, Jr., lawyer: born, Albany, N. Y., May 3, 1878; son of John McClusky and Lucy Weisiger (Lindsey) Blayney; A.B., Centre College, Danville, Ky., 1898; spent three years studying in Europe; LL.B., Harvard University Law School, 1904; married, Danville, Ky., June 6, 1906, Eva Clare Grant; two children: Frances Lindsey and John McClusky. Admitted to Missouri bar, 1904, and has since practiced in St. Louis; member firm of Eliot, Chaplin, Blayney & Bedal. Member St. Louis and Missouri State Bar associations. Office: 1711-1716 Third National Bank Bldg. Residence: 640 Linden Ave., St. Louis County.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLEHA, Charles Aug., clergyman; born, Bohemia, Austria, Mar. 11, 1864; son of Francis and Barbara (Kudrnka) Bleha; educated in parochial school, Zumberg, Bohemia, college in Chrudim, Bohemia, and University of Louvain, Belgium, graduating from latter institution, 1891. Ordained to priesthood, Roman Catholic Church, June 29,1891; came to America November following and assumed charge of a congregation as assistant at New Orleans, continuing for about four years; was transferred to St. Louis, 1895, as assistant pastor to Monseigneur Hessoun, then pastor of St. John's of Nepomuk; later also served as pastor of St. Wenceslaus parish; appointed administrator of St. John's parish, 1900, and has had full charge since July, 1906. Manager of the Hlas (The Voice), the oldest Bohemian Catholic paper published in the United States, and founded the Ceska Zena, a monthly magazine for Bohemian women, 1908, which is now circulated extensively throughout the country. Has been instrumental in construction of an orphan asylum at Fenton, Mo., known as the Bohemian Catholic Hessoun Orphan Asylum, of which is director; director, manager and treasurer Bohemian Literary Society of St. Louis. Residence: 1625 S. 11th Street.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLELOCK, William Mortimer, sewing machine attachments; born, London, England, July 19, 1832; son of John and Sarah (James) Blelock; was brought to America, 1833; educated in public schools of Rochester, N. Y.; married, Cairo, ILL., 1857, Minnie Miller (died 1902); five sons: George, Charles, Frederick, Frank, Percy. Began business career at Cairo, ILL., as newsdealer and stationer, 1858; settled in St. Louis, 1874; head of Blelock Manufacturing Co. since 1883. Member Business Men's League. Office: 913 Locust St. Residence: 5397 Waterman Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLEVINS, John Alexander, lawyer; born Abingdon, Va., Oct. 29, 1860; son of Z. C. and Susan S. (Duff) Blevins; educated in common schools of Missouri, two years in Simpson Institute, Versailles, Mo., and three years law course in Columbian (now George Washington) University, Washington, D. C., receiving degrees of LL.B. and LL.M., 1886; married, Versailles, Mo., Apr. 29, 1884, Cerro Gordo McMinn; children: C. Malcolm, Gladys. Admitted to bar in 1882 and began practice of law at Versailles, Mo.; was confidential correspondent to Postmaster General William F. Vilas, 1885-88, at Washington, D. C; returned to Versailles, and was prosecuting attorney of Morgan Co., 1890-94; moved to St. Louis, 1894, and was head of law firm of Blevins, Lyon & Swartz for two years, 1898 and 1899; was appointed judge of the Circuit Court of St. Louis, 8th Judicial Circuit, and served the two years, 1903 and 1904; was nominated by Democratic party for reelection, but defeated, in 1904; since in practice of law and member of firm of Blevins & Jamison since 1907. Member St. Louis, Missouri State and American Bar associations. Member M. E. Church, South. Clubs: Mercantile, Missouri Athletic, Triple A, Sunset Inn Country. Office: 703 Commercial Bldg. Residence: 4447 Washington Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLEWETT, Ben, superintendent of instruction, St. Louis public schools; born, Russellville, Ky., Feb. 25, 1856; son of Benjamin T. and Avis Williams (Hedge) Blewett; prepared for college at Augusta, Ky., graduated from Washington University, A.B., 1876, A.M., 1879; married, Aug. 8, 1907, Jessie H. Parsons, of Riverside, Jefferson Co., Mo. Teacher of high school subjects at Cote Brilliante School, St. Louis, 1876-77, Eleardville School. 1877-78; principal Lowell School, 1878-80, Humboldt School, 1880-83, Carr Lane School, 1883-84, Divoll School, 1884-89, Stoddard School, 1889-97; assistant superintendent of instruction, September, 1897-June, 1908, since superintendent of instruction. During 1883-84, as corresponding secretary of the Society of Pedagogy, conducted correspondence leading to movement for compulsory school attendance. Director for Missouri, National Educational Association, 1904 and 1905; president Missouri State Teachers' Association, 1904. Many years member of District School Board in St. Louis Co.; for eight years president of board of directors, Missouri School for the Blind. Past Master Tuscan Lodge, No. 360, A. F. and A. M. Member Business Men's League. Clubs: Mercantile, City. Recreation: gardening. Office: 9th and Locust Sts. Residence: 3405 Hawthorne Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLEYER, Adrian S., physician; born, St. Louis, Jan. 17, 1878; son of William M. and Marie Rose (Sarrazin) Bleyer; graduated Smith Academy, St. Louis, 1896; M.D., Missouri Medical College, 1899; unmarried. Has engaged in practice in St. Louis since 1899; lecturer on sanitation in Medical Department, Washington University; physician to out-patients, St. Louis Children's Hospital; assistant in pediatrics, Washington University Medical Department; director St. Louis Pure Milk Commission; medical director of St. Louis Society for Relief and Prevention of Tuberculosis, 1910. Former editor Medical Bulletin, Washington University, and associate editor St. Louis Courier of Medicine. Secretary St. Louis Pediatric Society; member American and Missouri State Medical associations, St. Louis Medical Society, Washington University Alumni Association, Alpha Kappa Phi Chapter of Nu Sigma Nu medical fraternity. Republican. Presbyterian. Office: Delmar Bldg., 706 N. King's Highway Boulevard. Resilience: 4339 Washington Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLISS, Malcolm Andrews, physician; born. Warsaw, ILL., July 2, 1863; son of Neziah Wright and Amanda Jessie (Andrews) Bliss; removed with parents, 1867, to Kingston Furnace, Washington Co., Mo., where father was superintendent of mining company; attended public schools two years, studied three years under private tutor, attended Warsaw High School, 1878-79; graduated from Missouri Dental College, D.D.S.; 1884, Chicago Medical College, M.D.. 1890; married, Farmington, Mo., Apr. 29, 1891, Clemmie Chilton Carter; children: William Carter, Wyllys King, Helen Bliss. Engaged in farming and stock raising at Kingston Furnace, Mo., from ago of 12 to 16; taught district school in Washington Co., Missouri, winter of 1880-81; went to Chicago. April, 1882; bookkeeper Marshall Field & Co.. dry goods, during summer; attended Missouri Dental College, and after graduation was assistant to Dr. Eames, winter of 1885, and to Dr. W. X. Morrison, spring, 1886, in St. Louis; located in practice of dentistry at Farmington, Mo., 1885-88; after medical graduation practiced at Bonne Terre, Mo., 1890-92; in practice at St. Louis since Sept. 25, 1902. Member St. Louis Medical Society, St. Louis Neurological Society. American Neurological Association. Specialist in nervous diseases; instructor in psychiatry, Washington University; neurologist St. Louis Mullanphy Hospital. Republican. Episcopalian. Recreation: mechanics. Office: Humboldt Bldg. Residence: 4929 Lotus Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLOCK, George M., lawyer; born, Aberdeen. Pike Co., Mo., Dec. 10, 1856; son of Henry V. P. and Alice V. (Meriwether) Block; educated at Washington University; LL.B., St. Louis Law School, 1873; married, St. Louis, Oct. 10, 1883, Helen L. Sylvester; one daughter: Helen B. Whittlesey. Has practiced in St. Louis since 1877; member law firm of Block & Sullivan; lecturer on bailments and carriers, St. Louis University Institute of Law. President, treasurer and counsel Bornland Investment Co.; director and general counsel Union Sand and Material Co.; counsel and director O. J. Louis Mercantile Co. Member St. Louis Bar Association, St. Louis Historical Society, Beta Theta Pi. Episcopalian. Clubs: Mercantile, City, Contemporary. Recreation: travel. Office: 807 Carleton Bldg. Residence: 5092 Westminster PL.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLODGETT, Henry William, lawyer; born, St. Louis, Oct. 16, 1877; son of Wells H. and Emma (Dickson) Blodgett; educated St. Louis public schools; Manual Training School; Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.; St. Louis Law School (Washington University), graduating with degree of LL.B., 1900; married, St. Louis, Aug. 24, 1911, Alice Foot Borgess. Admitted to Missouri, bar, 1900; practiced in partnership with James L. Minnis, as Minnis & Blodgett, 1900-02; practiced alone, 1902-03, and then entered into partnership with Walter N. Davis as Blodgett & Davis, so continuing until 1907; served as U. S. district attorney for Eastern district of Missouri, April, 1907-Jan. 1, 1910, resigned; associated in practice with Charles W. Bates, under title of Bates & Blodgett, January, 1910; in May, 1911, Charles P. Williams and Walter N. Davis were admitted to the firm, the title now being Bates, Blodgett, Williams & Davis. Member St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners since Jan. 10, 1910. Republican. Unitarian. Member American Bar Association, St. Louis Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Clubs: Racquet, Glen Echo. Recreations: golf and fishing. Office: Third National Bank Bldg. Residence: 5428 Delmar Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLODGETT, William Albert, vice president American Central Insurance Co.; born, Boston, May 22, 1865; son of Samuel M. and Amelia C. (Cline) Blodgett; educated public schools of Boston and Chicago; married, Chicago, Aug. 20, 1891, Virginia Livingston, of St. Paul, Minn.; children: Roswell Livingston (student Princeton), Dorothea Helen (student Wellesley, Mass.). Began as clerk in Chicago office of the Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Co. of Massachusetts, Aug. 1, 1881; was second assistant manager Western Department of the company, 1897-1911; elected vice president American Central Insurance Co., September, 1911, and since resided in St. Louis. Democrat. Episcopalian. Member Sons of American Revolution. Royal Arch Mason. Clubs: St. Louis, Glen Echo (St. Louis), Union League (Chicago). Recreation: golf. Office: 816 Olive St. Residence: Washington Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLOMBERG, Charles Frederick, real estate; born, St. Louis, Sept. 25, 1872; son of Frederick C. and Martha (Loeffler) Blomberg; educated in public schools and in Martin & Hayward's Business College, St. Louis; married, St. Louis. Sept, 25, 1901, Martha Kellersman; two children: Dolores Martha, Arline Louise. In saddlery and hardware business with the P. J. Peters Saddlery Co., 1886-89; since May, 1889, engaged in real estate and financial agency and insurance business under firm name of C. F. Blomberg & Co. Also president Standard Roofing Co. Republican. Methodist. Mason, Knight Templar. Recreations: riding and driving and floral culture. Office: 1109 Chestnut St. Residence: 4958 Fountain Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLOODWORTH, James M., life insurance; born, Griffin, Ga., Apr. 30, 1871; son of James M. and Marie(Bonnell) Bloodworth; educated in public schools; married, Atlanta, Ga., June 27, 1894, Annie Laurie Brown; children: E. Carleton, Annie Laurie and James. Began active career at fifteen and was identified with retail shoe business for several years; in same line of business on own account, 1895-97; traveling salesman for a shoe manufacturing house of Cincinnati, 1897-1902; with Union Central Life Insurance Co. at Cincinnati, 1902-12; general manager at St. Louis department of Home Life Insurance Co. of New York since February, 1912. Baptist. Member Business Men's League. Clubs: Missouri Athletic, Advertisers'. Recreation: fishing. Office: 512-514 Wright Bldg. Residence: Hamilton Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLOOM, Edgar Selden, telephone official; born, Bloomsbury, N. J., Dec. 17, 1874; son of Krastus Starner and Mary Taylor(Smith) Bloom; educated preparatory schools, Philadelphia; B.S., Universitv of Pennsvlvania, 1895, M.E., 1896; married, New York City, Oct. 16, 1905. May Gladys Wallace; one child: Eleanor Wallace. With the New York Telephone Co. successively as service inspector, assistant traffic engineer, supervising foreman of construction and construction engineer, 1896-1906; superintendent plant, New York & New Jersey Telephone Co., 1906-09; Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co., 1909-10; engineer of plant operation, American Telephone and Telegraph Co., since January, 1910; now second vice president Bell Telephone Co. of Missouri, Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co., Pioneer Telephone and Telegraph Co., Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Co. Presbyterian. Member Telephone Society of New York, Mu Phi Alpha (honorary engineering fraternity University of Pennsylvania), Delta Upsilon fraternity. Club: Noonday. Recreations: fishing, golf, reading. Office: National Bank of Commerce Bldg. Residence: St. Regis Apartments.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLOSSOM, Henry Martyn, president the Insurance Agency Co.; born, Madison, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1833; son of Rufus and Tirzah (Farnsworth) Blossom; educated in public schools in New York; married at Madison, N. Y., June, 1855, to Miss Susie S. Brigham; children: Edmund D., Russell N. (deceased), May (Mrs. T. C. Kimber), Susie S., Henry M., Jr. (playwright, author of "Checkers," The Yankee Consul, Mlle. Modiste, The Red Mill, The Prima Donna, The Slim Princess). Learned printer's trade in New York; came to St. Louis, 1852, and became second clerk under his brother who was first clerk, on the "Polar Star," a Missouri river steamboat of the first class. Later became first clerk and part owner of same boat and afterward of the steamer "Hiawatha"; quit steam boating in 1860; entered insurance business and was secretary of the Globe Mutual Insurance Co. until Chicago fire of 1871; then became local agent for several insurance companies and developed one of the largest insurance agencies in the West. The Insurance Agency Co., of which he is now president, is a consolidation of the insurance firms of Henry M. Blossom & Co., Peugnet & Hemmenway, Roeslin & Robyn and Moses Fraley & Co. Also president of Scarritt-Comstock Furniture Co. Member St. Louis Insurance Agents' Association (president, 1905). Prominent in various local musical organizations. Has for nearly a half-century been the leader of the choir of the church to which he belongs, the First Presbyterian Church, which is the first Protestant organization west of the Mississippi River that has maintained continuous life since 1817. President of the St. Louis Association of Music Committee Chairmen. Club: Mercantile. Office: 112 N. 4th St. (1426 Pierce Bldg.) Residence: 5617 Cabanne Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BLUMEYER, George, president Eagle Supply Co.; born, St. Louis, July 14, 1872; son of Conrad and Elizabeth (Spuehlman) Blumeyer; educated in public and high schools of St. Louis, graduating from the latter, 1891; married, St. Louis, Aug. 13, 1908, Pearl Hughes. Began active career in retail grocery business, 1891; assisted in organizing the George Blumeyer & Bros. Grocery Co., at Grand and Shenandoah Aves.; disposed of the business to J. F. Conrad & Co., Dec. 1, 1907, and has since been head of the Eagle Supply Co., which deals in general merchandise, through agents, by mail; also director Blumeyer Real Estate Co. Republican. Presbyterian. Club: Missouri Athletic. Recreations: billiards, bowling, baseball. Office: 2209 Chestnut St. Residence: 5568 Waterman Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOCK, Arminius Frederick, physician; born, in Monroe Co., ILL., Oct. 19, 1846; son of Frederick B. and Catherine (Lemen) Bock; educated in public schools, and at University of Wurzburg. Germany, M.D., 1868; married, St. Louis, 1875, Emma Beckman; children: Bertha (Mrs. Dr. H. D. Brandt), Elsa (Mrs. Dr. L. H. Hempelmann), Alice, Frederick Louis. In practice as physician and surgeon in St. Louis since 1869. Was surgeon for sixteen years, and is now consulting surgeon, to Deaconess Hospital. Member American Medical Association, St. Louis Medical Society. English Lutheran. Office and Residence: 1109 N. Grand Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOCK, George Wilhelm, surgeon; born, Hameln, Province of Hanover, Germany, June 23, 1856; son of Herman (banker) and Elise (Wenzel) Bock; educated in schools in Germany; studied medicine five years at Gottingen, Germany, and afterward at College Physicians and Surgeons, St. Louis, M.D., 1886; also from the Colegio de la Pharmacia y Cirurjia y Medicina, Guatemala, 18S9; from youth a constant student of entomology; served in Prussian Army, 1875-76; married, Quincy, ILL., Feb. 20, 1884, Lottie Ruff; children: Kark, Hans, Lux. Engaged in practice of surgery since 1880; practiced for some time in Mexico and Guatemala; now surgeon, gynecologist and obstetrician. Founder and member of Naturalist Club of St. Louis; corresponding member of Washington Entomological Society. Office and Residence: 2904 Allen Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOCKSTRUCK, William F., homoeopathic pharmacist; born, Borgholzhausen, Prussia, Aug. 7, 1841; son of William H. and Mary C.(Brune) Bockstruck; resident of St. Louis since 1852; educated in parochial schools and at Rohrer's Business College, St. Louis; married, St. Louis, 1867, Elizabeth Herhold; children: Albrecht H., William F., Jr., Henry C, Edmund F., Ferdinand R., Bertha, Lillie. Began business career, 1855, with Dr. D. R. Luyties, homoeopathic pharmacy, continuing until 1863; with John W. Munson, established homoeopathic pharmacy, 1868, under style of Munson & Co., of which, since the retirement of Mr. Munson in 1886, has been sole proprietor, without change of firm name. Served in 11th Missouri State Militia for two years during Civil War. Member Evangelical Church. Office: 306 Market St. Residence: 4034 Peck St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BODENHEIMER, Max M., president Bodenheimer Coffee and Tea Co.; born Speyer, Germany, Jan. 23, 1852; son of Isaac and Sarah (Scharff) Bodenheimer; came to New York City, 1852; educated in public schools of New York; married, Philadelphia, Nov. 8, 1882, Ida Lehman; children: Leon and Blanche. Began business career in wine and liquor trade in New York City, 1865-75; came to St. Louis, 1875, and was with Scharff & Bernheimer, wholesale grocers, as general clerk, and admitted as partner in 1884; continued with the firm until Jan. 1, 1803, when organized firm of Bodenheimer, Landau & Co., which continued until Apr. 1, 1896, when became vice president of Edward Westen Tea and Spice Co., so remaining until organized Dec. 1, 1903, Bodenheimer Coffee and Tea Co., of which is president. Member Temple Israel Congregation. Member Western Commercial Travelers' Association. Travelers' Protective Association, Royal League. Royal Arcanum. Club: Columbian. Recreation: outdoor sports. Office: 402 N. Main St. Residence: 3842 W. Pine St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOECKELER, Henry Adolph, president Boeckeler Lumber Co.; born, Berlin, Prussia, Oct. 25. 1871 (while parents were abroad; son of Adolphus and Elise (Bergling) Boeckeler; educated at Smith Academy and Washington University. St. Louis: married, St. Louis, Apr. 24. 1901. Elizabeth Clark; children: Elizabeth, Benjamin Clark, Henry A., Jr. Entered lumber business as clerk for Schulenburg & Boeckeler Lumber Co., 1889. In 1895, with brothers William Lassen and Adolphus. organized the Boeckeler Lumber Co. Member St. Louis Lumber Exchange. Republican. Enlisted in Light Battery A. of Missouri, 1896: participated in Porto Rican campaign. 1898: commissioned 1st lieutenant, Light Battery A, 1899; resigned, 1901. Clubs: Lumbermen's, City, St. Louis Country. Office: Hall and Mallinckrodt Sts. Residence: Webster Park, St. Louis Co.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOEFER, William, retired; born, Hanover, Germany, Apr. 4, 1842; son of Henry and Catherine (Bengjestorf) Boefer; educated in public schools in Germany and in Jones Commercial College, St. Louis; married, St. Louis, 1873, Emily Hoyer; 2d, St. Louis, July 27, 1891, Eliza Barthels; children: William, Alexander, Albertina (Mrs. John Stoertzenbach), John, Henry, Emily. Was apprenticed to father in Germany and learned blacksmith trade, and also served in German army; came from Germany in 1868, direct to St. Louis, and worked at his trade until 1878; in business for self, 1878-85; then joined in organization of the B. Roth Tool Co., of which was president until September, 1907, when retired. Member Masonic Order, Social Singer Choir, St. Louis Turn Verein. Recreation: traveling. Residence: 1011 Dolman St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOEGER, Louis, president North St. Louis Savings Trust Co.; born, Bay, Mo., Oct. 13, 1868; son of Simon and Charlotte Boeger; educated in public schools of Gasconade Co., Mo., Central Wesleyan College, Warrenton, Mo., and Bryant & Stratton Business College, St. Louis; married, Linn, Osage Co., Mo., Mary A. Finck; three sons: Herbert, Walter, and Louis, Jr. At age of 18 took charge of mercantile business belonging to father, at Drake, Mo.; later was appointed postmaster at Drake and manager Postal Telegraph and Cable Co. at that point; bought father's business at Bay, Mo., 1893; sold out three years later and entered retail shoe business at 2610 N. 14th St., St. Louis; opened another shoe store and men's furnishing establishment at Grand Ave. and Hebert St., 1909; president North St. Louis Savings Trust Co., Boeger Shoe Co., North St. Louis Co-Operative Store; member board of directors Southern Surety Co. Republican. Methodist. President Columbia School Fathers' Club, North St. Louis Y. M. C. A.; state treasurer Y. M. C. A- Member Royal Arcanum, Modern Woodmen of America. Recreation: motor touring. Office: 3500 N. Grand Ave. Residence: 3512 Sullivan Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOEHM, Joseph Leopold, surgeon; born, St. Louis, May 13, 1876; son of S. and Jennie (Gross) Boehm; educated in St. Louis High School; St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Ph.G., 1896; Missouri Medical College, M.D., 1899; Post-Graduate Medical School, New York; unmarried. Since 1899 engaged in practice in St. Louis, with specialty in genitor-urinary surgery. Professor of genito-urinary surgery, St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons; surgeon-in-chief, genito-urinary clinic, Jefferson Hospital. Member American and Missouri State Medical associations, St. Louis Medical Society, Medical Society of City Hospital. Club: Columbian. Office: 715 N. 8th St. Residence: 3806 Delmar Boul.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOEHMER, Gustavus Henry, president of G. H. Boehmer Shoe Co.; born, St. Louis, Apr. 25, 1863; son of Henry William and Wilhelmina (Linstroht) Boehmer; educated in St. Peter's (private) School and Mound City College; married, St. Louis, Apr. 27, 1887, Jennie A. Campbell; children: G. Walter, Milton W., Raymond C, Clarence Henry, Gustavus H., Jr. Began business career as bundle boy in William Ogle's shoe store in 1876; then in C. E. Hill's shoe store, as manager, until 1887; started a small retail store in April, 1887, with George P. Kraemer, under firm name of Boehmer & Kraemer; succeeded as sole proprietor in May, 1888, and on May 1, 1901, incorporated the business as the G. H. Boehmer Shoe Co., of which is president and treasurer. Member Legion of Honor, Knights of Pythias, Dramatic Order of Knights of Khorassan. Member Retail Merchants' Association. Recreations: tennis, baseball. Office: 818 Olive St. Residence: Kendall Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOEHNKEK, Edward H., general manager Crane Co., steam and plumbers' supplies; born, Warsaw, Russia, Apr. 4, 1856; son of Gottfried and Frederika (Wenz) Boehnken; educated in private school six years and in Government College, Warsaw, seven years, and one year in Dyrenforth College, Chicago, ILL. Came to America, 1875, locating at Chicago, ILL.; naturalized Apr. 2, 1883; married, Chicago, ILL., Jan. 17, 1884, Clarissa J. Louderback; children: Olga and Susan Wanda. Entered employ of National Tube Works Co., Chicago, October, 1876, serving in various capacities until 1884, when was appointed superintendent, and so served until May, 1891; then director, secretary and treasurer the Thomas Brass and Iron Co., Milwaukee, Wis., 1891-99; since Mar. 15,1899, connected with Crane Co., of Chicago, manufacturers of steam and plumbers' supplies; first assistant manager at New York, 1899-1900; manager at St. Louis, Sept. 17, 1900; since Nov. 15, 1905, general manager at St. Louis, Dallas, Tex., Memphis, Tenn., and Little Rock, Ark.; also vice president Crane Co. of Arkansas. Republican. Episcopalian; vestryman St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Member Business Men's League (director and member of executive committee and one of the members who made the Panama trip February, 1912). Clubs: St. Louis, Mercantile, Bellerive Country, Normandie Golf, St. Louis Bowling. Recreations: golf and bowling. Office: 16th and Walnut Sts. Residence: 5083 Washington Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOGUE, George Cook, treasurer Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Co.; born, Brunswick, Mo., May 21, 1871; son of Henry Clay and Margarette Eliza (Conger) Bogue; educated in public schools, Centralia, Mo., graduating in 1890; married, St. Louis, June 20, 1894, Josephine B. Donk; one son: Giles. Began business career as clerk with Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Co.; treasurer same since April, 1903. Also assistant secretary and treasurer St. Louis, Troy & Eastern R. R. Co., and director and assistant secretary and treasurer Merchants' and Manufacturers' Investment Co.; assistant secretary and treasurer East St. Louis & Columbian Waterloo Railway Co. Member Citizens' Industrial Association. Republican. Episcopalian. Club: Missouri Athletic. Favorite recreation: bowling. Office: 314 N. 4th St. Residence: 5402 Cabanne Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOGY, Alexander M., secretary Ferguson-McKinney Dry Goods Co.; born, St. Louis, Nov. 2, 1856; son of Ben and Charlotte (Mackay) Bogy; educated in St. Louis public schools and Christian Brothers College; married, June 10, 1878, Rosamond M. Dawker, of Chicago, ILL.; children: Benjamin A., Marion E. (now Mrs. F. I. Morris), Alexander M., Jr., Vernon C.., all now living at Los Angeles, Cal. Began business career May 1, 1869, in employ of Chase & Cabot, wholesale dry goods, with whom remained seven years; then for twenty years with Samuel C. Davis ft Co., wholesale dry goods, until the firm retired, and after that with Rice, Stix & Co., until October, 1899, when joined with others in organization of the Ferguson-McKinney Dry Goods Co., of which is secretary. Also treasurer of the Central Real Estate Co., and director Arkwright Realty Co. Member of Business Men's League, Credit Men's Association, Citizens' Industrial Association. Democrat. Roman Catholic. Clubs: Mercantile, Los Angeles Commercial. Recreation: traveling. Office: 12th St. and Washington Ave. Residences: Jefferson Hotel, St. Louis, and Hollywood, Cal.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOHLE, Rudolph Henry, manager Western Union Telegraph Co., St. Louis; born, St. Louis, Sept. 2, 1850; son of Rudolph and Catharine M. (Schroeder) Bohle; educated St. Peter's (parochial) School, Franklin (public) School and Jones Commercial College; married, St. Louis, Feb. 24, 1892, Matilda Schuler. Began active career as messenger U. S. Military Telegraph, Sept. 1, 1862; learned telegraphy and entered service of Western Union Telegraph Co. as manager Merchants' Exchange, May 10, 1866, promoted to managership, St. Louis, Sept. 28, 1886, and has so continued. Republican. Lutheran. Member Business Men's League. Office: 514 Olive St. Residence: 4353 Morgan St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOHMER, John George, principal Jones Commercial College; born, Richfountain, Osage Co., Mo., Nov. 9, 1847; son of Henry and Margaret (Kindlein) Bohmer; educated in parochial school, Richfountain, Mo., by private special tutors, and at Jones Commercial College, from which was graduated, 1867; unmarried. After graduation from Jones Commercial College, became assistant writing teacher, and a year later principal of the Penmanship Department and teacher of English; entered into partnership with Prof. Jonathan Jones, founder of Jones Commercial College, in 1879, and at whose death in 1884 acquired ownership of the school as surviving partner, now principal same. Republican. Catholic. Member Young Men's Sodality. Member St. Xavier's Church Choir (considers singing half of his life). Favorite recreations: fishing, hunting, horseback riding. Office: 625 Locust St. Residence: 5146A Minerva Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOISLINIERE, Louis Charles Cherot , physician; born, St. Louis, Oct. 24, 1861; son of Louis Charles Cherot and Mary Anne (Hite) Boisliniere; graduated from St. Louis University, A.B., 1879, A.M., 1880; St. Louis Medical College (now Medical Department, Washington University), M.D., 1882; Missouri Medical College, M.D., ad eundem gradum, 1895; married, St. Louis, July 15, 1902, Nellie Portis; one son: Louis Charles Cherot. Engaged in general practice of medicine in St. Louis from 1882; associate professor medicine St. Louis University; medical director Mt. St. Rose Hospital for Tuberculosis. Member American Medical Association, Missouri State Medical Association, St. Louis Medical Society, Society of City Hospital Alumni, New Mexico Medical Society, Alumni Association of St. Louis University, St. Louis Medical History Society. Roman Catholic. Democrat. Recreation: athletics. Office and Residence: 3561 Olive St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOKERN, Edward A., real estate; born, St. Louis, Aug. 23, 1866; son of Anthony and Margaret (Printz) Bokern; educated at St. Vincent's (parochial) School, Christian Brothers College and Mound City Commercial College; married, St. Louis, May 19, 1891, Magdalena Bergs; children: Edith M., Edward F., Margaret Ruth. At age of sixteen entered real estate business as collector for Leon L. Hull & Co.; in 1889, with E. J. Lingenfelder, formed firm of Lingenfelder & Bokern; in 1891 incorporated business as Lingenfelder & Bokern Real Estate Co., and was secretary and treasurer until 1906; since then president E. A. Bokern Real Estate Co.; director Security Title Co. Vice president of the Real Estate Exchange; member Civic League. Republican. Roman Catholic. Clubs: City, Union. Recreations: reading, theater, bowling and walking. Office: 1015 Chestnut St. Residence: 2931 Allen Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOLIN, Charles Darius, manufacturing and insurance; was born at Princeton, Ind., Aug. 29, 1866; son of Benjamin T. and Alta K. Bolin; educated in country school; married, Memphis, Tenn., June 5, 1889, Minnie T. Richmond; children: Aleen, Ray, Mary Jane, Virginia, Dorothy. After leaving farm near Memphis, began as life insurance solicitor in 1888; came to St. Louis 1892, as general agent of Provident Savings Life Insurance Co. of New York, and on Jan. 1, 1894, became general agent of the Union Central Life Insurance Company; holds record of largest personal producer for the Union Central Life Insurance Company. President St. Louis Crystal Water and Soda Co., National Thermo Co.; vice president Easton Taylor Trust Co. Director Grand Avenue Bank. Republican. Baptist. Mason (32°), Knight Templar; member Moolah Temple Mystic Shrine. Clubs: Mercantile, Masonic, St. Francis Hunting and Fishing. Recreation: fishing. Office: 1900 Pine St. Residence: 5505 Bartmer Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOLLAND, John F., jeweler; born, St. Louis, May 14, 1857; son of John and Rose (Brewer) Bolland; educated in public schools of St. Louis and Christian Brothers College; married, Reading, Pa., Feb. 14, 1891, Mary M. Buck; children: Jack B., Helen E. From early years was clerk in father's jewelry store; went to New York City, 1876, and until 1884 was traveling salesman out of New York for large manufacturing jewelry firms; returned to St. Louis, 1884, and became partner in jewelry business established by father in 1839; after father's death, 1893, incorporated business as J. Bolland Jewelry Co., retail and manufacturing jewelers, of which is president. Club: Mercantile. Recreations: auto-mobiling and traveling. Office: 513 Locust St: Residence: 5305 Delmar Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOLLWERK, William, wall paper and painting; born, St. Louis, Feb. 14, 1866; son of Henry and Hendricka (Kaatmann) Bollwerk; educated at St. Agatha School, St. Vincent's School, St. Louis University; married, St. Louis, Oct. 24, 1888, Lena Schoenborn; ten children: William H., Valentine J., Leana Johanna, John Joseph, Ida Mary, Rose, Ottila, Francis, George Peter, Emile Herman. Started sign shop, 1887; began house painting business with William Kloer, as Kloer & Bollwerk, 1890; dissolved partnership, 1891, and opened wall paper establishment, 1894; incorporated in 1900 under title of the William Bollwerk Wall Paper and Painting Co. of which has since been president and treasurer. Democrat. Catholic. Member Catholic Knights of America. Recreation: fishing. Office: N. E. corner 7th and Arsenal Sts. Residence: 619 Arsenal St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOLT, Richard Orchard, secretary Mermod, Jaceard & King Jewelry Co.; born in Cornwall, Eng., May 4, 1854; son of Richard and Jane (Orchard) Bolt; educated in schools in England; married, St. Louis, Mar. 4, 1879, Mary Virginia Belt; children: Richard Arthur, Edward Jenkins. Came from England to St. Louis in 1867; learned the jewelry trade with Boogher Bros., at 417 Olive St., l868-73, and when that business was bought out by Mermod-Jaccard, entered employ of latter house in 1873, and from a minor position advanced to the position of secretary, and is a director of the company; has devoted special and successful attention to development of the manufacturing and repairing features of the business. Member M. E. Church, South; prominent in Sunday School work, and particularly in organizing Sunday School chorus; organized and is musical director of Sunday School Union Chorus of 6,000 voices, which sang at Exposition; is choir director of several large choirs in St. Louis. Scottish Rite Mason (32°); Past Master Polar Star Lodge, A. F. & A. M. Clubs: Mercantile, City. Recreation: music. Office: cor. Broadway and Locust St. Residence: 5610 Bartmer Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOLZ, John T., treasurer Bolz-McBride Cooperage Co.; born, St. Louis, Jan. 13, 1843; son of John T. and Auguste (Wirth) Bolz; educated in Lutheran parochial school, Miller's school, O'Fallon Polytechnic; married, St. Louis, Nov. 26, 1872, Tabitha Claus; six children: Paul T., Lydia, Hulda F., George C, Auguste, Adolph. Began active career as clerk in dry goods store of John T. Schuricht, 1856, continuing until 1865; bookkeeper, with Meyer Bros. Drug Co. and the Saxony Mills, Sept. 1, 1865-July 1, 1875; then in cooperage business for himself from 1875 to 1908, when firm incorporated as the Bolz-McBride Cooperage Co., of which is treasurer. Democrat. Lutheran; treasurer Lutheran Bethlehem Church and superintendent Bethlehem Cemetery. Office: 1006 New National Bank of Commerce Bldg. Residence: 1509 Bremen Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOLZ, Paul T., president Bolz-McBride Cooperage Co.; born, St. Louis, Aug. 26, 1873; son of John T. and Tabitha (Claus) Bolz; educated in Smith Academy to 1892; Washington University, 1892-94; married, St. Louis, Feb. 12, 1903, Emilie Halthaus. Started in cooperage business, which was founded by father, July 1, 1875; assisted in organizing the present company, October, 1908, of which has since been president; also president Pulaski Cooperage Co., Little Rock, Ark., since organization, 1909; secretary Missouri Heading Co.; director Luxora Cooperage Co. Club: Missouri Athletic. Recreations: outdoor sports. Office: 1006 National Bank of Commerce Bldg. Residence: 7012 Washington Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BONACHEA, Ramon Leocadio, consul of Republic of Cuba; born, Havana, Cuba, May 30, 1881; son of Ramon Leocadio and Victoria (Sarduy) Bonachea; educated in Havana; graduated from Instituto de Segunda Ensenanza, graduating May 1, 1899; married, Havana, Dec. 1, 1902, Elisa Lopez del Rincon y Demestre; children: Elisa, Noemi, Ramon Leocadio, Louis and Enrique. Served as lieutenant in Cuban Army and aide-de-camp during war for independence; later as chief of Section of Health Department of the Interior of Cuba; chancellor of Cuban Legation and vice-consul, Mexico City; consul at St. Louis since July 29, 1911. Office and Residence: 1530 Olive St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOND, Henry Whitelaw, lawyer; born near Brownsville, Tenn., Jan. 27, 1848; son of Thomas and Ellen Owen (Whitelaw) Bond; educated in schools in Tennessee and at Harvard University; married, Bolivar, Tenn., Nov. 18, 1880, Mary D. Miller; four children: Thomas, Irene (Mrs. Alleyn von Schrader), Whitelaw and Marion. Bred to the bar and admitted in Tennessee, practicing there until 1879; then came to Missouri and engaged in practice at St. Louis until was elected judge of the St. Louis Court of Appeals for twelve-year term beginning Jan. 1, 1893; resigned Oct. 7, 1901, to reenter practice of law; formed partnership with son, Thomas Bond, in June, 1904, and Apr. 1, 1906, formed partnership with Judge William C. Marshall, under Arm name of Bond, Marshall & Bond; firm dissolved 1910, and as Bond & Bond continued until Apr. 11, 1911, when was appointed Supreme Court commissioner of State of Missouri. Club: St. Louis. Office: 506 Olive St. Residences: 3744 Washington Boul., and Jefferson City, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOND, Holdsworth Wheeler, physician; born in Calvert Co., Md., Sept. 29, 1807; son of Thomas Holdsworth and Susan Adelaide (Briscoe) Bond; graduated from Charlotte Hall (Md.) Military Academy, 1886; attended Missouri Medical College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Louis, M. D., 1890; married, St. Louis, June 1, 1899, Isabelle Scudder; two daughters: Mary Scudder and Isabelle Brooke. After graduation from military academy served for short time as clerk with Weems Line of Steamers, of Baltimore; came to St. Louis for medical study, September, 1887; has practiced in St. Louis since 1890; practice now limited to gynecology. Member St. Louis Medical Society, Missouri State. Medical Association, Society of City Hospital Alumni, American Medical Association, American Public Health Association. Was assistant physician St. Louis City Hospital, 1890-92; teacher of anatomy, Marion-Sims College of Medicine, 1890-94. Democrat. Member St. Louis Board of Health, 1903-06; health commissioner, 1906-11; appointed by Mayor Kreismann member St. Louis Hospital Board, May, 1912; now in private practice. Appointed by President Taft April, 1911, first lieutenant Medical Reserve Corps, U. S. A. Episcopalian. Clubs: St. Louis, St. Louis Country. Recreations: golf and hunting. Office: Metropolitan Bldg. Residence: 17 Vandeventer Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOND, Sterling Price, lawyer; born, Carlyle, ILL, Aug. 27, 1862; son of Thomas and Jane (Allen) Bond; educated in public schools of Clinton Co., and Carlyle, ILL.; graduated from Illinois College, Jacksonville, ILL., in spring of 1885; married, St. Louis, Oct. 5, 1901, Ida Jane Alvord. Admitted to bar in 1887 and has since engaged in general practice. Democratic. Representative in Missouri House of Representatives, 1893. Office: Rialto Bldg. Residence: 5957 Horton Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOND, Thomas, lawyer; born, St. Louis, Feb. 19, 1882; son of Henry Whitelaw and Mary Dunlap (Miller) Bond; graduated Smith Academy, St. Louis, 1899; A. B., University of Missouri, 1902; LL.B., St Louis Law School (Washington University), 1904; married, St Louis, Apr. 17, 1909, Jeanette B. Priest; one child: Thomas, Jr. Admitted to Missouri bar, June, 1904, and since engaged in general practice at St. Louis; member of Bond & Bond, 1905-06; Bond, Marshall & Bond, 1906-10; partnership dissolved June 21, 1910, and again associated with Henry W. Bond as Bond & Bond, so continuing until Apr. 10, 1911; has since practiced alone. Democrat. Episcopalian. Member American, Missouri State and St. Louis Bar associations, Phi Delta Theta and Phi Delta Phi college fraternities. Clubs: St. Louis, University, Bellerive Country. Recreations: golf, literature. Office: Third National Bank Bldg. Residence: 5646 Kingsbury Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOND, Young Hance, physician; born in Calvert Co., Md., July 18, 1846; son of Hon. James A. and Sarah E. (Hance) Bond; educated at Charlotte Hall Military College, and later attended Princeton College; graduated from University of Maryland, M.D., 1867; (A.M., McKendree College, LL.D., St Louis University); married, St. Louis, Sept. 10,1868, Minnie Slayback (deceased); children: Elizabeth (Mrs. A. C. Scales), Marie (Mrs. Fletcher B. Harris), Daisy C. (Mrs. Theodore Gowans), Nellie (Mrs. Walter Shields); married, 2d, Brockville, Ont, 1907, Mary I. Forbes. After graduation, 1867, came to St. Louis and established in practice of medicine, in which has ever since continued. During administration of Mayor Britton, was member of Board of Health of St. Louis, and was author of resolution establishing contract system for purchase of all supplies used in the Health Department, hospitals, etc., and author of the measure establishing the first Woman's Hospital, now known as the St Louis Female Hospital. Founder, and for thirteen years dean of Marion-Sims College of Medicine; dean St Louis University Medical Department, three years; founder St. Louis Dental College. Member St. Louis Medical Society, Missouri State Medical Association, American Medical Association, American Medical College Association. President Overland Real Estate Co. Club: St. Louis. Recreation: farming. Office: 916 N. Taylor Ave. Residence: Washington Terrace Apartments, 535 Clara Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BONGNER, Jacob, president Palace Pharmacy; born, Rockenhausen, Germany, May 25, 1861; son of Jacob and Marguerite (Marks) Bongner; educated at Rockenhansen; came to St. Louis, August, 1874; married, St. Louis, Nov. 30, 1881, Katie Sullivan. Connected with brewing and liquor interests in St. Louis from 1874 to November, 1910; secretary and treasurer of the Union Brewing Co., 1902-10; president Palace Pharmacy since November, 1910. Member Masonic Order, Knights of Pythias, United Commercial Travelers' Association. Recreations: boating and fishing. Office: S. W. cor. Grand Ave. and Phinney St. Residence: 3856 Utah Place. Summer Residence: Snow Islands, Mich.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BONSACK, Arthur A., manager Ingersoll-Rand Drill Co.; born, St. Louis, Nov. 16, 1875; son of Frederick C. and Catherine Bonsack; educated in public schools of St. Louis; married, St. Louis, 1911, Helen Kingsland Fisher. Began business career in employ of Charles W. Melcher Machinery Co., 1894-97; then with Ingersoll-Sargent Drill Co., of Chicago, as salesman in Chicago territory, 1897-99; returned to St. Louis, 1899, as manager of the St. Louis office of that company, which was recently succeeded by the Ingersoll-Rand Drill Co., a consolidation of the interests of the Ingersoll-Sargent Drill Co., and the Band Drill Co. Member Engineers' Club, St. Louis. Presbyterian. Club: Mercantile. Office: 1018 Fullerton Bldg. Residence: 4531 Westminster PL
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BONTIES, Harry P., third vice president and department manager, Ely & Walker Dry Goods Co.; born, Petersburg, ILL., Feb. 28, 1863; son of Jurgen and Anna (Linneman) Bonties; educated in public and private schools of Petersburg; married, Chicago, Sept. 15, 1884,- Nancy Elinore Deerwester; one daughter, A. Katherine (Mrs. Paul Brown, Jr.). Began business career at age of 15, as clerk in a dry goods store at Petersburg, ILL.; clerk in dress goods department of Burke, Walker & Co., Chicago, 1884; European buyer of dress goods for J. H. Walker & Co., Chicago, 1889-93; left J. H. Walker to take charge of dress goods department, J. S. Brittan Dry Goods Co., St. Joseph, Mo., 1893; left there, 1895, to become manager and buyer of dress goods and wash fabrics for Ely & Walker Dry Goods Co., of St. Louis, in which continues; elected director of the company, 1901, and third vice president, 1909. Independent in politics. Lutheran. Clubs: St. Louis, Glen Echo (St Louis), Merchants' (New York). Recreation: farming. Office: Ely & Walker Dry Goods Co. Residence: Ballwin, Missouri.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOOCH, Leopold Herman, stove manufacturer; born, Dubuque, Ia., Feb. 23, 1866; son of Henry H. and Louise (Lambrecht) Booch; educated in St. Louis public schools; married, Marble Falls, Tex., Aug. 9, 1904, Donna C. Turner. Began as a clerk with Bridge & Beach Manufacturing Co., manufacturers of stoves, of which has been vice president and manager since 1911. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: 503 S. First St Residence: 5530 Delmar Boul.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOOGHER, Howard, wholesale hats; born, St. Louis, Jan. 2, 1876; son of Jesse L. and Sarah (Goodfellow) Boogher; graduated from Smith Academy, St. Louis, 1894, and from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., LL.B., 1898; married, Hillsboro, ILL., Oct. 31, 1901, Bessie Lane; two sons: Lane and Howard. Engaged in general practice of law in St Louis, 1898-1902; treasurer of the Boogher, Force and Goodbar Hat Co., 1902-05; secretary and treasurer of the company, 1905-07; president, 1907-11, now director. Member Business Men's League, Civic League, Credit Men's Association; member executive council St. Louis Manufacturers' and Exporters' Association. Republican. Methodist Mason (32°), Knight Templar, Shriner. Clubs: St. Louis, Missouri Athletic, City, Algonquin Country, Bass Island Fishing. Recreations: golf, hunting and fishing. Office: 1606 Washington Ave. Residence: 4145 West Pine Boul.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOOGHER, Jesse Leland, physician; born, St Louis, Aug. 11, 1868; son of Jesse L. and Sarah Jane (Goodfellow) Boogher; educated in St. Louis public schools and Smith Academy; Hiawassee College, B.S., 1888; St. Louis Medical College, M.D., 1892; post-graduate study in universities of Berlin, Vienna and Paris, and in the hospitals of London, England; married, St. Louis, Nov. 9, 1899, Daisy Belle Eville; children: Marybel, Leland and Jane. Engaged in practice of medicine in St. Louis since 1892; specialist in genitor-urinary diseases. Member St. Louis Medical Society, Missouri State Medical Association, Mississippi Valley Medical Society, American Medical Association, American Urological Society. Republican. Methodist. Clubs: St. Louis, Glen Echo, Amateur Athletic Association, Missouri Athletic, King's Lake Hunting. Office: 512-514 Missouri Trust Bldg. Residence: 4429 Laclede Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOOGHER, John Hogan, lawyer; born, St. Louis, July 16, 1867; son of Simon L. and Sophie (Hogan) Boogher; graduated Central High School, St. Louis, 1885; B.Ph., University of Virginia, 1888; LL.B., St. Louis Law School (Washington University), 1890; married, St. Louis, Mar. 8, 1907, Mrs. Elizabeth S. White, who has two sons, Franklin M. White, an attorney of St. Louis, and William Russell White, commander U. S. N. Admitted to Missouri bar, 1890, and has since engaged in practice at St. Louis; member firm of Boogher & White. Democrat. Member M. E. Church, South. Member St. Louis Bar Association, Law Library Association of St. Louis, Civic League, Merchants' Exchange, Society Colonial Wars, Sons of the Revolution, Beta. Theta Pi college fraternity. Clubs: St. Louis, Sunset Inn Country, Aero (St. Louis), Colonnade (Virginia). Office: Suite 1000 New Bank of Commerce Bldg. Residence: Usona Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOOGHER, Lawrence, dry goods merchant; born, St. Louis, Apr. 18, 1874; son of Simon L. and Sophie E. (Hogan) Boogher; educated in public schools of St. Louis, and at Rugby Academy, St. Louis, two years; married, Mendon, Adams Co., ILL., Apr. 29, 1903, Frances Benton Arnold; three children: Sarah, born Oct. 8, 1904, Arnold, May 21, 1908, Francis, July 11, 1910. After leaving school spent several years on a ranch in Western N. M.; returned to St. Louis spring of 1898 and enlisted for war with Spain; entered employ of Wear-Boogher Dry Goods Co., Jan. 1, 1899, the firm being succeeded in 1900 by the Carleton Dry Goods Co.; has since been identified with latter organization, first working in stock, then as traveling salesman and now as division manager, also stockholder in the company; director Western Commercial Travelers' Association. Democrat. Southern Methodist; member board of stewards and trustee Centenary Church; assistant superintendent Centenary Sunday School. Served fifteen years in Battery A, National Guard of Missouri; member Battery A, United States Volunteers, and accompanied battery to Porto Rico, 1898; mustered out of United States service fall of 1898. Scottish Rite Mason (32°). Member Sons American Revolution, Society Colonial Wars, Porto Rican Society. Clubs: St. Louis, Glen Echo. Recreations: golf, baseball, bowling, and other outdoor sports. Office: 1133 Washington Ave. Residence: 6241 Waterman Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOONE, Howard O, president Central States Life Insurance Co.; born, Fayette, Howard Co., Mo., Feb. 13, 1857; son of William C. and Lucy D. Boone; educated public schools, Jefferson City, Mo.; Kemper School, Boonville, Mo.; U. S. Military Academy, Annapolis, Md., two years; married, Jefferson City, Nov. 25, 1900, Janet E. Ewing; three children: William E., Janet E., Howard C. In general merchandise business, Arizona, 1884-90; auditor, bank examiner, chairman Board of Equalization, Arizona Territory, 1893-95; general agent New York Life Insurance Co., Kansas City, Mo., 1895-1906; general manager Capitol Life Insurance Co., Denver, Colo., 1906-08; came to St. Louis, 1908, and organized Central States Life Insurance Co., of which has since been president. Member Business Men's League. Democrat. Methodist. Mason; member B. P. O. Elks. Clubs: Mercantile, Masonic. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: 402-410 Central National Bank Bldg., 7th and Olive Sts. Residence: 5933 Cates Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOOTH, David S., physician; born, Enterprise, McDonald Co., Mo., Apr. 6, 1863; son of Dr. David S. and Cynthia (Grounds) Booth; educated at Sparta (ILL.) public schools, graduating in classical course from Sparta High School, 1882; attended Southern Illinois Normal University, and after preliminary medical training under father, and as private student of Dr. H. H. Mudd, attended Medical Department Washington University, graduating M.D., 1886; married, Belleville, ILL., June 30, 1892, Basmath Ariadne West (died June 5, 1905); children: David 8., Jr., Basmath Ariadne (died 1901, aged 5), John West, Mary Agnes. Engaged in medical practice since 1886. Surgeon in charge International & Great Northern R. R. Hospital, Palestine, Tex., 1887-89; house surgeon Missouri Pacific Railway Hosp., St. Louis, 1886-87; local surgeon Air Line Ry., Belleville, ILL., 1889-90; local surgeon St. Louis Southwestern Ry., 1899-1904; formerly physician to St. Louis Provident Association. Now neurologist to Baptist Hospital, the Missouri Pacific, Iron Mountain, and St. Louis Southwestern railway companies; examiner Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co., General Accident & Life Assurance Corporation, German Commercial Accident Co. Late clinical instructor neurology and psychiatry, Barnes Medical College and Marion-Sims Medical College. Assistant editor and business manager Alienist and Neurologist, St. Louis, 1891-1900; collaborator The Alienist and Neurologist. Member American Medical Association, American Association Railway Surgeons, Missouri State Medical Association, St. Louis Medical Society, Southern Illinois Medical Association. Republican. Presbyterian. Was corporal of Douglas Corps Cadets (National), 1882-83; first sergeant Illinois National Guard, 18S3-86 (received badge as marksman). Office: Metropolitan Bldg. Residence: 5107 Von Versen Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BORDEN, Orland A., president Borden Varnish Co.; born, near Cincinnati, Feb. 17, 1870; son of Thomas L. and Marinda E. (Dunn) Borden; Reared on farm; educated in public schools and at the Gem City Business College, Quincy, ILL.; married, St. Louis, Sept. 14, 1904, Blanche L. Voelker; children: Ralph Maheu, Dorothy E. When seventeen years of age came to St. Louis; attended night schools and did odd jobs for more than two years; kept books for George A. Kennedy, Sardinia, O., 1890-91; after completing course in business college entered employ of Union Central Life Insurance Co. of Cincinnati, 1892; resigned, 1897, and wrote life and accident insurance for one year for Etna Life Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn.; engaged with the Glidden Varnish Co., 1899, as city salesman for St. Louis, and was given full charge of branch warehouse in 1901, so continuing until August, 1909; since president Borden Varnish Co. Republican. Presbyterian. Mason. Office: 816 S. Vandeventer Ave. Residence: 5006 Bartmer Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BORDLEY, Daniel Charles, retired; born. Baltimore, Md., May 15, 1857; son of Daniel Charles H. and Mary (Blake) Bordley; educated at St. Louis University; married, St. Louis, Nov. 20, 1889, Blanche Lynch. Began business career as employee in the tea and coffee business, 1869, and later in retail grocery store; then with Missouri Pacific Ry. as chief clerk in superintendent's office; continued in railroad service with the Frisco System and the Wabash System, retiring from latter as cashier of general passenger and ticket office, in 1883; became connected, 1883, with James G. Butler, tobacco manufacturer, and was afterward with the American Tobacco Co., of which has, since 1895, been resident manager at St. Louis. Also proprietor Continental Transfer Co. Democrat. Served with 3d Regiment, Missouri National Guard, becoming captain of Company B, and later ordnance officer. Roman Catholic. Member Legion of Honor. Club: Glen Echo Country. Recreations: fishing, traveling. Residence: Jefferson Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BORGMANN, William, wagon manufacturer; born near Osnabroek. Hanover, Germany, Nov. 8, 1848; son of Henry and Maria (Meier) Borgmann; educated in common schools, Dissen, Province of Hanover, to 1862; came to America, 1866; married, Blackjack, St. Louis Co., Mo., Mar. 15, 1871, Anna Dieckmann; eight children: William, Jr., Ernest, Fred, John, Edward, Carrie (Mrs. Charles Ruegg), Anna, Ross. Began business at present location, 1876, continuously engaged as wagon maker and blacksmith, carriage and wagon painting, etc.; also handles farming machinery and implements; director Baden Bank since its organization in 1910. Member North St. Louis Business Men's Association. Republican. Trustee St. Stephen's Evangelical Church. Member German Beneficial Union, No. 141. Club: St. Louis Carriage, Wagon and Auto Builders. Recreation: reading. Office: 8920 N. Broadway. Residence: 8947 Columbia Bottom Rd.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BORRESON, John Gilbert, president and treasurer Superior Shoe Manufacturing Co.; born, Hamar, Norway, Dec. 12, 1869; son ot Guldbrand and Elie (Johansen) Borreson; removed from Norway direct to St. Louis, arriving Sept. 4, 1879; educated in St. Louis public schools until fourteen years of age; student at Luther College, Decorah, Ia., 1888-89; Smith Academy, St. Louis, 1890; Jones Commercial College, 1885, and 1890-91; completed law course at Benton College of Law, St. Louis, LL.B., 1907; married, St. Louis, Apr. 25, 1894, Elizabeth McFarland; children: Marjorie Elenor, John Kenneth, Gilbert Stanley. At fourteen left school and became errand boy, office boy and press feeder with the Parker & Bitter Stationery and Printing Co., where remained about one year; on Nov. 5, 1885, entered employ of Johansen Bros., shoe manufacturers, remaining until 1888, when resumed school work; after leaving school, returned to same firm, and was employed at various duties, driving, packing, shipping and other work in factory and office, becoming credit man and cashier and, after incorporation of Johansen Bros. Shoe Co., was secretary and treasurer of the company until 1909; after taking a rest, organized, 1911, and is president and treasurer the Superior Shoe Manufacturing Co., wholesale shoe manufacturers, making a specialty of boys' and girls' shoes. Vice consul for Norway since 1907. Member M. E. Church, South; pursued course prescribed for the ministry of the church and received elder's orders at the hands of Bishop J. B. Granberry, Sept. 17, 1899, at meeting of St. Louis Annual Conference. Member Royal Arcanum. Recreation: home diversions. Office: 2801 Benton St. Residence: 7322 La Veta Ave., Richmond Heights.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)



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