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BOSTICK, Richard Hyde, banker; born, Franklin, Tenn., Apr. 2, 1850; son of Richard H. and Rebecca (Cannon) Bostick; educated in Franklin College, and Bryant & Strutton Business College, Cincinnati, O.; married, Jackson, Tenn., May, 1881, Apphia Taylor Chester. Began business career in Memphis, Tenn., as bookkeeper for wholesale grocery house, 1872; moved to Jackson, Tenn., 1873, and engaged in retail grocery business until 1876; moved to St. Louis, October, 1876, and became cashier and bookkeeper for cotton firm of Houston, Sayle & Co.; bought interest in the Sayle-Stegall Commission Co., 1884, and continued in cotton business until 1893, when bought interest in J. M. Houston Grocer Co., of which was vice president until 1908; vice president Wellston Trust Co. since November, 1910. Democrat. Mason; member Jackson Commandery, Knights Templar. Recreation: fishing. Office: Wellston, Mo. Residence: 4007 Delmar Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOSTWICK, Arthur Elmore, librarian; born, Litchfield, Conn., Mar. 8, 1800; son of Dr. David Elmore and Adelaide (McKinley) Bostwick; A.B., Yale, 1881, Ph.D., 18S3, graduate fellow physical science, 1881-84, substitute instructor and proctor, 1883-84; married, Lucy Sawyer, of Carmel, N. Y., June 23, 1885; children: Andrew Linn, Esther and Elmore McNeill. Teacher high school, Montclair, N. J., 1884-80; on staff Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, 1886-88; literary work, 1888-90; assistant editor The Forum, 1890-92; associate editor Standard Dictionary and office expert in physics, 1892-94; chief librarian New York Free Circulating Library, 1895-99; librarian Brooklyn Public Library, l899-1901; chief of circulation department New York Public Library, 1901-09; librarian, St. Louis Public Library, since Oct. 1, 1909. Editor, science department Literary Digest, since 1891. President New York Library Club, 1897-99, Long Island Library Club, 1900-01, New York State Library Association, 1902-03; vice president New Jersey Library Association, 1899-1901; president American Library Association, 1907-08; director People's University Extension Society, 1898-1909; member University Council, New York State University, 1904-09. Fellow American Library Institute, 1906, president 1909-12, delegate Copyright Conference, 1905-06. Vice president New England Society, St. Louis, 1910. Member Civic League. Episcopalian. Clubs: Authors (New York), City, Round Table, Franklin (St. Louis). Author: Young Folks' Cyclopedia of Games and Sports (with J. D. Champlin), 1890; The American Public Library, 1910. Wrote many sketches in Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, 1888, Standard Dictionary, 1894; also numerous articles Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia, including yearly review of progress of physics; contributor on physical science, literature and library economy. Office: Public Library. Residence: 70 Vandeventer Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOTHE, George, banking; born, Oldenberg, Germany, Nov. 27, 1841; son of Bernhard and Catharine Bothe; common school education; married, St. Louis, Apr. 18, 1871, to Miss Catherine Altegraver; six children, all deceased. Learned carpenter's trade in Germany; came to America, 1866; located in St. Louis and was engaged as builder and contractor for thirty years as member of firm of Bothe & Rathermann; retired from building operations in 1905. Assisted in organizing the Cass Avenue Bank, 1906, of which has since been president, also owner Onondaga Cave, at Liesburg, Mo. Catholic. Member Catholic Knights. Recreations: fishing, hunting and bathing. Office: Cass Ave. and 15th St. Residence: 1709 Cora Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOTTGER, J. Frederick, president Century Saw Mill Co.; born, Zurich, Switzerland, Nov. 23, 1865; son of Johan Frederic Theodore and Wilhelmine (Meybohm) Bottger; educated in public and private schools of Switzerland and seminary at Hamburg, Germany; married, Williamsport, Pa., June 16, 1886, Mary J. Spades; children: Frederick A., Austin W., Richard E., Esther Marie, Catherine. Came to America with parents, 1880; was connected with hardware business at Milton and Williamsport, Pa., 1882-86, and in sawmill business to 1887; chief bookkeeper for Calcasieu Lumber Co., Austin, Tex., 1888-90; located in St. Louis, 1890, engaged in various lines until 1902, when established wholesale lumber business on own account, later incorporating as the Century Saw Mill Co., of which has since been president; also president Roth Lumber Co., Arkmo Saw Mill Co. Member Swiss Reformed Church. Recreation: traveling. Office: 803-810 Olive St. Residence: 4329 Lee Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOTTORFF, Oscar Bert, real estate; born Jackson Co., Ind., Sept. 28, 1880; son of Thomas J. and Olive (Roberts) Bottorff; educated Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., graduating with degree of A.B., 1903; unmarried. Began active career as principal Flora High School, Flora, Ind., 1903, in which position continued for one year; then principal Seymour (Ind.) High School, 1904-06; instructor Central High School, St. Louis, 1906-07; gave up teaching and engaged as salesman for Nicholls-Ritter Realty and Financial Co., 1907-08; in business on own account since 1908 as Bottorff Realty Co., operating in real estate, insurance and also as financial agent. Democrat. Presbyterian. Mason; member Tuscan Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and Kilwinning Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. Club: Business Circle. Recreations: fishing, horseback riding, tennis. Office: 4914 Delmar Boul. Residence: Kenwood Springs, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOWERS, Fred W., state agent Phoenix Insurance Co.; born, Geneva, Ashtabula Co., O., Mar. 30, 1863; son of Henry F. and Marana A. (Evens) Bowers; educated in public schools of Norwalk, O., and Smith Business College, Toledo, O.; married, Ottawa, Kan., Dec. 24, 1891, Pearl Simpson; one son: Wilbur S. (died in infancy, June 15, 1899.) Began career with Germania Fire Insurance Co. in Chicago, 1884-87. Became identified with local agencies in Los Angeles, Cal., and Kansas City, Mo.; was chief clerk at Kansas City to resident manager of North British & Mercantile Insurance Co. of England; four years later became special agent of the Orient Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn.; for Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Indian Territory, first at Kansas City, Mo., and later at St. Louis. Since Feb. 1, 1899, state agent for Missouri for Phoenix Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn. Director Provident Loan and Securities Co. Member Fire Underwriters' Association of the Northwest, Chicago (vice president, 1903-04), Missouri Fire Prevention Association (president, 1907-08-09). Republican. Congregationalism Clubs: Missouri Athletic, Automobile. Favorite recreations: music, golf. Office: Pierce Bldg. Residence: 5560 Waterman Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOWMAN, Charles Albert, lumber; born, Carrollton, ILL., Feb. 5, 1874; son of John A. and Angie (Black) Bowman; educated in public schools, graduating from high school in 1890; married, Carlinville, ILL., June 5, 1901, Myra May Parker. Began business career in the general merchandise store of L. F. Wheeler, Carrollton, ILL., continuing, 1890-1900; came to St. Louis, 1900, and was with the South Arkansas Lumber Co., 1900-01; joined in organization, 1901, of Huie-Hodge Lumber Co., Limited, of which became vice president; now secretary South Arkansas Lumber Co. Member Order of Hoo Hoo. Office: Fullerton Bldg. Residence: 5228 Von Versen Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOWMAN, D(avid) Arthur, investment banker; born, St. Louis, Dec. 29, 1881; son of Samuel and Ottilie ("Tillie") Bowman; educated St. Louis public and high schools and Western Military Academy (formerly known as the Wyman Institute), Upper Alton, ILL.; unmarried. With firm of Wasserman, Bro. & Co., stock exchange brokers, 1898-1903; St. Louis representative of Farson, Leach & Co., New York and Chicago, 1903, until its dissolution; conducted business in own name, 1906-11, since as D. Arthur Bowman & Co., dealers in highest type municipal and corporation bonds; member bondholders' protective committee Denver Irrigation Projects; was member committee of eleven, 1912, on amendments to bring about formation of investment bankers' section in American Bankers' Association, resulting in highly important changes in submission of investment securities to the general public. Was for two years financial editor St. Louis Post-Dispatch and correspondent for various financial publications. Jewish religion. Member Economic Association. Clubs; City, Public Question, Amateur Athletic Association, Westwood Country. Recreation: golf. Office: Third National Bank Bldg. Residence: 4617 Westminster Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOWMAN, Joel William, real estate; born, Cincinnati, Nov. 12, 1851; son of Henry Allward and Margaret Ann (Sands) Bowman; educated in public schools of St. Louis; married, Chillicothe, Livingston Co., Mo., May 27, 1874, Marguerite Pepper (now deceased); children: Mrs. Olive Belle Shearer, Henry Paris Bowman; married, 2d, July, 1906, Miss M. R. Snell (now deceased). Entered employ of United States Express Co. at age of fourteen and remained there for several years; received appointment in U. S. postal service, in which continued until appointed examiner in Department of Justice, serving until 1885; with Pacific Express Co., at St. Louis, until 1887; then in business for self at Omaha, Neb., until 1890; resident vice president and manager American Surety Co. of New York, 1890-1910; since in real estate business. Republican. Methodist. Mason (32°), Knight Templar, Shriner. Clubs: Missouri Athletic, Masonic. Office: Liggett Bldg. Residence: 4341 Olive St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOWMAN, Samuel, real estate; born, Weston, Mo., Feb. 21, 1851; son of David and Hannah Bowman; educated in St. Louis public schools and attended night school in Jones Commercial College; married, St. Louis, Dec. 18, 1878, Tillie Schiele; five children: D. Arthur, Edgar 8., Mrs. Amy DeBoy (of Pittsburgh, Pa.), Walter H. and Edith. Began active career in real estate business, 1866, with the firm of Barlow, Valle & Bush; became a member of the firm of Isidor Bush & Co., growers and dealers in native wines, 1870; organized the firm of Bowman & Bleyer in 1877, and in 1882 organized the Bowman Distilling Co.; reengaged in the real estate business in 1887, establishing the present firm of Samuel Bowman & Co.; now president of the Bowman Real Estate & Investment Co.; secretary and treasurer Automatic Ticket Selling & Cash Register Co. Chairman of the lighting committee of the Real Estate Exchange, organized for the improvement of the downtown lighting system, resulting in the brilliant illumination of the downtown district of St. Louis. Vice president and executive officer of the Progressive Downtown Improvement Association. Promoted the erection of the West End Hotel, Norvell-Shapleigh Building at 4th St. and Washington Ave., the Ferguson-McKinney Dry Goods Co.'s building at 12th St. and Washington Ave., and other important buildings. Erected the Bowman Building at 11th and Locust Sts., the Fraternal Building at 11th St. and Franklin Ave., the Bowman Model Block, at Jefferson St. and Eads Ave., and the Jefferson Block, at 1801-1809 S. Jefferson Ave. Independent Republican. Member of the Jewish faith. Director of the United Jewish Charities; trustee of the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives at Denver, Colo.; secretary of the Laclede School Alumni Association. Member of the Missouri Historical Society; past president of District Grand Lodge No. 2, I. O. B. B. Clubs: City, Columbian, St. Louis Aero. Recreations: interested in literature, music, arts and travel. Office: Third National Bank Bldg. Residence: 4617 Westminster Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOWN, William J. H, coffee and sugar broker; born, Pittsburgh, Pa., June 25, 1849; son of William T. and Mary Bown; educated in Pittsburgh public schools; married, Pittsburgh, Feb. 13, 1871, Mary L. Bigby; children: Mrs. W. L. Bicker (of Chicago), Mrs. Guy P. Trulock, Walter T., Mabel P. (Mrs. S. J. Adams), William K. After leaving school was a reporter on the Pittsburgh Dispatch for two years, then for ten years merchandise broker at Wheeling, W. Va.; came to St. Louis, 1880, and continued in same business until 1890; with Hanley & Kinsella Coffee & Spice Co., from 1890, being manager of coffee department, 1890-1901, elected secretary, 1901, vice president, from January, 1906, to January, 1911; since in coffee brokerage and sugar business on own account. Also director Kirkwood Building Association, Kirkwood Gymnasium and Hall Association. Secretary National Coffee Roasters' Traffic and Pure Food Association. Christian Scientist. Member Kirkwood Lodge No. 484, A. F. & A. M. Recreation: golf. Office: 215 S. 7th St. Residence: Kirkwood, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOYCE, Anthony, real estate; born, St. Louis, Dec. 13, 1844; son of Patrick M. and Sarah M. (McLoone) Boyce; educated at parochial schools of St. Francis Xavier's, St. Patrick's, and old cathedral; unmarried. Began business life as clerk for James S. Chew, secretary of the Board of Underwriters, continuing for three years; then for three years cashier with the Western Union Telegraph Co., four years with Chouteau, Harrison & Valle Iron Co., and ten years in tobacco manufacturing business with brother Joseph, later dealing in tobacco manufacturers' supplies as Boyce Bros. In 1903 joined in organization of Boyce Bros. Realty Co., of which is vice president. Catholic. Democrat. Office: 19 S. Broadway. Residence: 5812 Clemens Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOYCE, John Patrick, real estate and merchandise broker; born, St. Louis, Mar. 12, 1869; son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Casey) Boyce; educated in parochial schools, then Franklin Institute preparatory to St. Louis University, to 1886; married, St. Louis, Apr. 4, 1893, Janet C. Pallen; children: John P., Jr., Janet E., Edmund J., Anthony, Claire N., Jerome M. Began business career in 1887, as messenger for the National Bank of Commerce, and advanced in that service until was in charge of the clearing house department when left, Dec. 31, 1890; then was in business with father as firm of Boyce Bros., tobacco manufacturers' supplies, until 1902, when business was changed, to realty and loans, organized as Boyce Bros. Realty Co., of which is secretary and treasurer; also merchandise broker under own name. Democrat; commissioner of supplies for City of St. Louis, 1903-11 (appointed by Mayor Wells). Member St. Louis University Alumni Association, Bank Clerks' Association, Sons of Confederate Veterans.   Catholic.  Club: St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association. Recreations: hunting, fishing, baseball, tennis, golf. Office: 19 S. Broadway. Residence: 4389 Forest Park Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOYCE, Joseph, real estate; born, St. Louis, Apr. 4, 1841; son of Patrick M. and Sarah Monica (McLoone) Boyce; educated in St. Francis Xavier's, St. Patrick's and Cathedral parochial schools; took courses in bookkeeping and commercial law at Jones Commercial College; married, St. Louis, June 17, 1868, Mary Elizabeth Casey; children: John P., Sally M., Mary Frances (Mrs. Henry S. Kilbourne), Joseph A. Served through the four years of Civil War as captain Company D, (St. Louis Greys), 1st Missouri Confederate Infantry. Engaged  in business as tobacco manufacturer, 1866-1876; discontinued manufacturing and conducted the business of tobacco manufacturers' supplies, 1876-1902; since July, 1903, president of Boyce Bros. Realty Co. Member Real Estate Exchange, Civic League. Democrat. Was vice president of the City Council, 1901-04.  Catholic.  Member Missouri Historical Society, Confederate Veterans; commander Military Order of the Blue and Gray; president and founder of the Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Historical Society. Office: 19 S. Broadway. Residence: 5812 Clemens Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOYD, David Milton, treasurer T. B. Boyd Furnishing Goods Co.; born, Indianapolis, Aug. 1, 1878; son of Trustin Brown and Emily (Tousey) Boyd; entered Smith Academy, St. Louis, 1887, graduating, June, 1895; then Yale University, graduating with degree A.B., 1899; married, East Orange, N. J., Dec. 5, 1906, Josephine Drake; two children: Josephine and Emily. Began business career at New Paltz, N. Y., August, 1900, as general superintendent New Paltz & Poughkeepsie Traction Co., until May, 1901; general manager Shore Line Ry., St. Johns, N. B., 1901-02; then removed to Newark, N. J., engaged with Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R. R. for seven years; secretary to vice president, 1902-04; contracting agent, 1904-06; division freight agent, 1906-09; with T. B. Boyd Furnishing Goods Co., men's wearing apparel, since May 1, 1905, of which became secretary, treasurer and director. President Kirkwood Civic League year ended May 1, 1911. Republican. Methodist. Member Zeta Psi Fraternity. Clubs: City, Algonquin Golf, Noonday. Recreation: golf. Office: Olive and 6th Sts. Resilience: Kirkwood, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOYD, Ingram Fletcher, men's furnishings; born, St. Louis, May 17, 1880; son of Trustin Brown and Emily (Tousey) Boyd; educated Smith Academy, 1890-95; graduated from the Lawrenceville (preparatory) School, Law-renceville, N. J., 1897; student at Princeton University; married, Kirkwood, Mo., Oct. 27, 1903, Louie Ray Brown. Secretary and treasurer of the T. B. Boyd Furnishing Goods Co., 1899-1911, since then president. Member Business Men's League. Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Mercantile, Algonquin, Noonday, Bellerive Country. Recreation: outdoor sports. Office: 520 Olive St. Residence: Kirkwood, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOYD, Trustin Brown, retired merchant; born, Indianapolis, Ind Dec. 25, 1853; son of D. M. and Elizabeth (Brown) Boyd; educated in Indianapolis in public and private schools; married, Indianapolis, Sept. 20, 1876, Emily Tousey; children: David M., Ingram F. Began as clerk in freight department "Big Four" railway system in Indianapolis, about 1873; was made cashier of the road in 1875; moved to St. Louis in fall of 1879; bought half interest in firm of Wilson Bros., dealers in men's wearing apparel. Enlarged the business and purchased the entire interest in 1884, changing to title of T. B. Boyd Furnishing Goods Co. Served two years as president of the St. Louis Exposition. Member Civic League. Republican. Methodist. Clubs: Mercantile, Maine Hunting and Fishing, Algonquin Country, Bellerive Country. Recreations: golf and travel. Office: 514-516 Olive St. Residence: Woodlawn.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOYD, William Goddin, stock broker; born. Richmond, Ky., June 22. 1853; son of William Washington and Sophie Rebecca (Goddin) Boyd; educated at Kentucky University. Lexington, Ky.; married. Dec. 15, 1875. Hallie, daughter of John B. Francis, formerlv of Lexington. Ky. (she died Dec. 30, 1893); children: Sydney Frances (Mrs. Joseph Dicksnu, Jr.), Eliza (Mrs. J. Bissell), Ware. Sophie Re-beccn (Mrs. Clifford Day), Boyd; married. 2d, Lexington, Ky., Nov. 27, 1897, Mrs. Slaughter Bassett. Engaged in business as stock broker since 1882; treasurer D. R. Francis & Brother Commission Co., 1883-1901; since January, 1901, vice president and treasurer Brown Bond anil Stock Co. President Merchants' Exchange, 1894; vice president Business Men's League, 1895-96. Member Kentucky Militia three years, in Lexington Guards. Republican. Deacon of Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church. Member Sons of Revolution. Club: Mercantile (president. 1897). Office: 400 N. 4th St. Residence: 43 Kingsbury PI.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOYLE, Richard Allen, real estate: born. Paris, Ill., Nov. 18, 1869; son of John and Jennie (Looney) Boyle; educated in St. Louis public schools and Manual Training School; widower. Began business career as clerk in a bank at Sullivan, Ind., 1888, and after a year there went to the mining town of Pinos Altos in Southwestern New Mexico, where was engaged in mercantile pursuits two years; then came to St. Louis, 1891, and established in real estate business, in which has since continued. Member of St. Louis Real Estate Exchange. Member First. Christian Church. Club: Missouri Athletic. Favorite recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: 209 Liggett Bldg. Residence: 25 Lenox Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BOYNTON, Charles Douglas, lumberman, merchant and real estate owner; born, Sycamore, ILL., Aug. 10, 1862; son of Charles Oakes and Lucetta Pauline (Stark) Boynton; educated public schools of Sycamore, ILL., Racine College, Racine, Wis., and Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N. J.; married, Sycamore, ILL., Oct. 27, 1891, Cora Belle Farrar. Began active career as cashier of the Bank of Arcadia, Ia., 1886; went to Mexico, 1888, and soon afterwards to Austin, New; cashier Bank of Austin, 1889-91; engaged in mining, etc.; president First National Bank, of Carroll, Ia., 1S92; was actively identified with banking and real estate until 1898; proprietor Boone Democrat, Boone, la., 1896 and 1897; manager Boynton Lumber Co., Cape Girardeau, Mo., 1900-06; organized the Boynton Land & Lumber Co., 1906 of which has since been president, the company maintaining offices at Boynton, Ark., and St. Louis; also director International Bank. Independent Democrat. Member Alpha Tau Omega college fraternity, B. P. O. Elks. Club: Mercantile. Recreations: hunting, baseball and athletics. Office: 508 Security Bldg. Residence: 44 Kingsbury Terrace.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRADBURY, Edgar Howard, vice president Bradbury Marble Co.; born, Bangor, Me., July 5, 1843; son of Simon P. and Mary A. (Gowen) Bradbury; educated in public schools of Bangor, Me.; married, Bangor, Me., 1870, Susan Hovey Trask; one son: Eben Trask Bradbury. Learned trade of marble cutter in Maine, and followed it at Bangor until 1870; then went to Chicago, and was secretary of the Gowen Marble Co., 1870-78; established wholesale marble business in St. Louis, 1878, as E. H. Bradbury Marble Co., incorporated, 1888 as Bradbury Marble Co., of which is vice president. President St. Louis Tile and Mantle Dealers' Association, St. Louis Marble Dealers' Association; member Master Builders' Exchange. Republican. Congregationalism Member Tuscan Lodge, A. F. &. A. M. Recreation: church work. Office: 1229 S. 2d St.  Residence: 6143 Westminster Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRADFORD, Robert Elisha, casualty insurance, and manufacturing; born, Troupe, Tex., Sept. 13, 1861; son of William A. and Mary E. (Tarbutton) Bradford; educated in Texas schools; married, Huntsville, Tex., Ella Cox (now deceased); one son: Frank Cox; married, 2d. 1910, Mary Catherine Scott, of Galena, ILL., sister of the late .Jas. Scott, of the Record-Herald, Chicago. In railroad department of accident insurance since 1886; district manager for the Continental Casualty Co. of Chicago, since 1901. President Continental Power Development Co., a waterpower plant located on the Niangua River in Camden Co., Mo. Member Knights of Pythias. Club: Missouri Athletic. Recreations: fishing and hunting. Office: Century Bldg. Residence: 4949 Washington Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRADLEY, Arthur Harry, physician and surgeon; born, Clinton, Mo., Dec. 16, 1869; son of James R. and Martha Bradley; educated in public schools of Henry and Phelps counties, Mo.; Missouri State Normal School, Warrensburg, Mo., 1889-90; Missouri State University, Columbia, Mo., 1890-91; Marion-Sims College of Medicine, 1891-92, M.D., 1892; Barnes Medical College, 1892-93, Berlitz School of Languages, 1903; post-graduate studies Vienna, Berlin and Paris; married, St. Louis, June 5, 1902, Gertrude M. May. In practice since 1892; first assistant surgeon St. Louis Female Hospital, 1892; lecturer on diseases of women, Barnes Medical College, 1894-1900; now professor hygiene and sanitary science, Barnes University; clinician department nose, throat and ear, St. Louis Baptist Hospital. Member American Medical Association, Missouri State Medical Association, St. Louis Medical Society; life member American Medical Association of Vienna, Austria. Republican. Member Christian (Disciples) Church. Mason; member Knights of Pythias. Recreation: traveling. Office: 620 Metropolitan Bldg. Residence: 3714 W. Pine Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRADLEY, Charles Capelle, architect, and real estate business; born, St. Louis, Oct. 13, 1881; son of Charles E. and Elizabeth (Capelle) Bradley; educated in St. Louis public schools and Smith Academy; married, St. Louis, Aug. 6, 1904, Helen Louise Streeter; children: Chas. C, Jr., Helen A. Began as office boy in real estate office of Bradley & Quinette. March, 1898; continued with that firm until Mar. 1, 1904, when established in real estate business for self: president Bradley Real Estate Co. since Nov. 1, 1905; also practices architecture. Office: 806 Chestnut St. Residence: Glen Echo Park, St. Louis Co.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRADY, Horace Learned, retired shoe manufacturer; born, St. Louis, June 22, 1862; son of Horace D. and Susan Howe (Learned) Brady; educated in public schools of St. Louis; unmarried. Began business career in 1875 with Hamilton-Brown Shoe Co., with which remained, being office boy one year, shipping clerk three years, house salesman one year, traveling salesman seventeen years; elected a director in 1898, and from 1900-09 secretary of the company; retired, 1909. Democrat. Club: Mercantile. Recreations: traveling and motoring. Residence: Jefferson Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRADY, Hugh Joseph, president St. Louis Weighing Co.; born, St. Louis, Oct. 17, 1851; son of Bernard and Catherine Brady; educated St. Patrick's (parochial) School, and North St. Louis Institute until fourteen; married, St. Louis, Aug. 10, 1873, Jennie Annis; nine children: May (Mrs. H. M. Noel), Jennie (wife of Arthur Helbig), Viola, Leroy A., Agnes (Mrs. James Vettus), Alma (Mrs. William Campbell), Alice, Grace, Hugh J., Jr. Began active career in employ mailing department St. Louis Times, 1865, continuing until elected to state legislature, 1878; member House of Representatives three terms, 1879-85; became buyer for St. Louis Elevator Co., 1885; associated with Edward J. McGroarty, as Brady & McGroarty, hay and feed, 1889, the business developing into the St. Louis Weighing Co., of which is president. Member Merchants' Exchange. Democrat; chairman Democratic Central Committee, 1894-98; election commissioner, 1897-1900. Office: 122 Tyler Ave. Residence: 5008 Vernon Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRADY, Jules M., physician; born, St. Louis, Nov. 18, 1876; son of Bernard S. and Mary (Musick) Brady; educated Christian Brothers College, St. Louis; M.D., St. Louis College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1898; B.S., St. Louis University; post-graduate student University of Vienna, Austria, 1902-04; unmarried. Interne St. Louis City Hospital, 1898-99, St. Louis Female Hospital, 1899-1900; physician City Infirmary, 1900-02; instructor in pathology, St. Louis University, 1902-04; professor pathology, St. Louis Dental College, 1904-06; assistant professor diseases of children, St. Louis University, since 1908; attending pediatrician, St. Louis Infant Asylum, since 1906. Roman Catholic. Member American Medical Association, St. Louis Medical Society, St. Louis Pediatric Society, City Hospital Alumni Medical Society, Anglo-Austrian Medical Society, Phi Chi Fraternity (St. Louis University), Knights of Columbus. Office and Residence: 1467 Union Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRADY, Stephen J., clergyman; born, Cavan, Ireland, Sept. 17, 1870; son of Edward and Rose (Brady) Brady; completed classical studies at St. Patrick's College, Cavan; theological course, St. Patrick's Seminary, Carlow, graduating, 1896. Ordained priest in Kenrick Seminary, St. Louis, Dec. 19, 1896 (came to America same year); assistant to Rev. William Walsh, St. Bridget's Church, St. Louis, 1896-98; in charge of parish at Troy, Mo., 1898-1900; then assistant to Father Timothy Dempsey, of St. Patrick's Church, St. Louis, 1900-03; pastor at St. Patrick, Mo., 1903-07; irremovable pastor St. John's Church, since October, 1907. Member Knights of Columbus. Recreations: architecture, archaeology, athletic games. Residence: 1519 Chestnut St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRANCH, Joseph Clark, saw manufacturer; born, St. Louis, July 16, 1860; son of Joseph W. and Annie (Clark) Branch; educated at Old Clay School, St. Louis, then two years at Lane's Seminary, Doncaster, Yorkshire, Eng., and later about two years at Washington University; married, St. Louis, Feb. 16, 1886, Emma C. Boehmer; children: Bertha L. (Mrs. W. L. Schroeder), Joseph C, Jr. At seventeen years of age apprenticed to Branch, Crookes & Co., to learn saw-making; traveled for same company a few years and made office manager. Firm was succeeded by Branch-Crookes Saw Co., of which was elected vice president and secretary; company in 1897 became Branch Saw Co., of which was vice president and secretary until 1903, when, upon the death of President Joseph W. Branch, was elected president. Republican. Private in Branch Guards, Co. G, First Regiment, Missouri National Guard; commissioned second lieutenant, same company, June 27, 1884, captain and quartermaster, July 23, 1885; now second vice president Branch Guards Veteran Association. Mason; member Knights of Pythias, Royal Arcanum, Knights of Honor, A. O. U. W. Episcopalian. Favorite recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: 3000 N. Broadway. Residence: 3955 Sherman Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRANCH, Lawrence O'Bryan, president White-Branch-Shelton Hat Co.; born, Columbia, Tenn., Mar. 25, 1865; son of Joseph Gerald and Mary Jones (Polk) Branch; educated at private school, Trinity, Ala., and University of Tennessee; unmarried. Came to St. Louis from Columbia, Tenn., January, 1883, and entered employ of Simmons Hardware Co.; after four months gave up position to become connected with the firm of Goodbar, White & Co.; president White-Branch-Shelton Hat Co., since 1897. Member Business Men's League. Democrat. Episcopalian. An organizer and afterwards president Tennessee Society of St. Louis. Appointed by Gov. Lou Stevens as member of his staff with rank of lieutenant colonel. Clubs: St. Louis, Glen Echo Country, Bellerive Country. Recreations: golf and hunting. Office: 1511-1515 Washington Ave. Residence: Buckingham Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRANDT, John Lincoln, clergyman; born, Somerset, Perry Co., O., Oct. 26, 1860; son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Loveberry) Brandt; educated in high school, Somerset, and Philadelphia, Pa.; married, Indianapolis, Dec. 25, 1882, Nina E. Marquis (died May 7, 1907); children: Marquis Freeman, Nina Virginia, John Richie; married, 2d, Grace Lee Crutcher; one child: Bonnie Belle. Ordained to ministry Christian (Disciples) Church, February, 1884; has served in various pastorates, and been an extensive foreign traveler and contributor to magazines, etc.; now pastor First Christian Church of St. Louis. President Page and Union Realty Co., London Realty Co., Brandt-Folk Realty Co. Mason, Knight of Pythias, Maccabee, Modern Woodmen, Mutual Order of Protection. Member Actor's Church Alliance, Papyrus Club. Republican in National, independent in local politics. Author: Turning Points in Life; Marriage and Home; The Lord's Supper; The False and the True; The Enfranchisement of Women; etc. Address: 4528 Westminster Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRASHEAR, J. Boy, accountant; born, Stephensport, Ky., Oct. 26, 1877; son of James C. and Elizabeth (Hawkins) Brashear; educated in common school at Stephensport to thirteen; married, St. Louis, Feb. 26, 1907, Elizabeth L. Reader; one son: Roy A. Began active career at Louisville, Ky., as messenger boy, continuing, 1891-94; platform checker for W. B. Belknap Hardware Co., 1895; assistant bookkeeper J. T. S. Brown & Sons, distillers, 1896-1902; came to St. Louis, 1903, and now treasurer Trinidad Asphalt Manufacturing Co.; secretary Heman Construction Co.; proprietor of the Brashear Drayage Co. Democrat. Christian Scientist. Was for two years a member Kentucky State Militia. Member St. Louis Society of Accountants and Bookkeepers, Lodge No. 9, B. P. O. Elks. Recreation: hunting. Office: 436-444 S. Theresa Ave. Residence: 4808A Washington Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRAUER, Arthur John, president Brauer Bros. Manufacturing Co.; born, St. Louis, July 5, 1875; son of Theodore J. and Amelia (O'Keefe) Brauer; educated in public schools to 1891; Hayward's College, 1895-98; married, St. Louis, June 4, 1902, Harriett Gamble; three children: Porthos Sylvester (died Nov. 29, 1910), Virginia May, Dorothy Jane (died Aug. 29, 1911). Founded firm of Brauer Bros., manufacturers leather sporting goods, Dec. 8, 1898; purchased brother's interest, July, 1909, continuing business alone until Jan. 12, 1902; then incorporated and since president and treasurer Brauer Bros, Manufacturing Co.; president Indestructible Fan Blade Co.; director Cinosam Catering Co.; treasurer St. Louis Kennel Supply Co.; speculator in real estate. Republican. Episcopalian. Mason. Club: Masonic (ex-president). Recreation: fishing. Office: 204 N. 14th St. Residence: 5528 N. Market St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRAUER, August George, dealer in stove repairs; born, Pittsburgh, Pa., May 20, 1857; son of Ernst E. and Beata (Rhinemann) Brauer; became a resident of St. Louis, 1865; educated in public schools and Walter College, St. Louis; married, St. Louis, 1882, Miss Lina Schmidt; six children: August E., Ella, Louisa, Walter, Oscar, Carrie. Began business as bookkeeper for M. & E. C. Curtis, foundrymen, 1879-83; since 1883 dealer in complete lines of repairs for stoves, and stove supplies. Member of Business Men's League. Member of the Board of Education of Concordia College. Lutheran. Club: Mercantile. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: 316-318 N. 3d St. Residence: 2421 S. 18th St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRAUN, Adolf, president A. Braun Manufacturing Co.; born in Germany, May 31, 1855; son of Carl Theodore and Elise (Stoepler) Braun; gymnasium education in Germany, then learned drug business, and after passing examination in 1873, came to United States; married, St. Louis, May 16, 1883, Emma M. Forster (who died in 1902); children: Adolph, Jr. (secretary and treasurer A. Braun Manufacturing Co.), Marquard F., Robert H., Ida H. Entered employ of Habicht & Co., pharmacists, under the Southern Hotel, 1873, and after six years engaged in business as pharmacist for self, from 1880 until 1897; then joined in organization of Dodson-Braun Manufacturing Co., manufacturers of pickles, preserves and grocers' sundries, of which was secretary and treasurer until 1906, company being successors to Dodson-Hils Manufacturing Co., established 1883; in 1906 organized the A. Braun Manufacturing Co., of which is president; also heavily interested in the Dodson-Braun branch of the National Pickle and Canning Co. Secretary M. Forster Real Estate Co. Member St. Louis Credit Men's Association. Evangelical Lutheran. Member Liederkranz, West St. Louis Turn Verein. Recreation: traveling. Office: Clark Ave. and Commercial St. Residence: Royal Astor Apts.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRECHT, Frank Alexander von, manufacturer of packers' and butchers' machinery and supplies; born, St. Louis, Nov. 30, 1875; son of Gustavus and Emilia von Brecht; graduated from St. Louis public schools and Toensfeldt's (private) Educational Institute; married, St. Louis, Feb. 18, 1903, Flavia Carmela Lynch; children: Frank Lincoln, Flavia Delphine, Corwin Hamilton, Leyden Richard, Janet Lucile. In 1890 entered business of the Brecht Co. (established by father, 1853), and as apprentice advanced through the different departments of the plant, 1890-92; held clerical position in the office, 1892-93; manager of the Buenos Aires branch house, 1894-95; manager of Central Asiatic branch at Samarkand (Turkestan, Asiatic Russia), 1896-97; traveling from thence to Western China on the East, Afghanistan on the South and Southern Siberia on the North; manager of Hamburg house, 1897, traveling through Europe, Russia and Turkey; elected member board of directors, 1898, and had charge of all three foreign branches, 1898-1902; since 1902 vice president of the company, manufacturers of machinery for abattoirs, packing houses and butchers, furnishing complete equipment for same, with branch houses at New York, Denver, San Francisco, Hamburg, Samarkand and Buenos Aires. Republican. Protestant. Clubs: Mercantile, Missouri Athletic, Glen Echo; also various fishing and hunting clubs. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: 12th St. and Cass Ave. Residence: Forest Ridge, St. Louis Co.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRECHT, Gustavus Adolphus von, manufacturer; born, St. Louis, Mar. 31, 1869; son of Gustavus and Emilia (Reinhardt) von Brecht; educated in public schools of St. Louis and various commercial colleges; married, Springfield, ILL., Aug. 15, 1906, Ethel Lucia Hull; three children: Gustavus Adolphus, Jr., Virginia Hull and Bourdon. After leaving school entered business which his father founded, 1853, passing through various departments; upon incorporation of the company in 1888 was elected vice president, which office he held until after his father's death, 1891, when he was elected president of the Brecht Co., manufacturers of equipment pertaining to the meat industry and its by-products; also importers and exporters of sausage casings. Director Merchants-Laclede Bank; also of the Share and Mortgage Co. Vice consul Argentine Republic. Republican. Protestant. Member Masonic Order, Knights Templar, Shrine. Clubs: St. Louis, Glen Echo, Mercantile, Missouri Athletic. Office: 12th St. and Cass Ave. Residence: 4414 W. Pine St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRECK, Daniel, civil engineer; born in Madison Co., Ky., July 27, 1863; son of Rev. Robert L. and Martha (Rodes) Breck; educated in Central University, Danville, Ky., class of 1882; post-graduate work at University of California; married, Oct. 14, 1907, Miss Frances Alina Fishback, of Glasgow, Ky.; one child: Frances Sarah. Began professional career in service of the United States Geodetic Survey, in Colorado Mountain Survey, 1883-85; engineer on Pacific Coast Ry. in California, 1886-87; with Louisville & Nashville R. R., 1887-88; Oregon Railway & Navigation Co., 1888, as locating and contracting engineer, with headquarters at Coos City, Ore.; returned to Louisville & Nashville R. R., 1889, and successively division engineer, road-master, clerk in the president's office, and division superintendent until 1899; manager of plant, Tennessee Phosphate Co., Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., 1900; general superintendent St. Louis Terminal Ry., 1901, and as chief engineer designed and executed the changes of that system to accommodate World's Fair conditions; since June, 1905, consulting engineer and vice president of the Seldon-Breck Construction Co., general contractors and engineers. Trustee Walters Preparatory School, Richmond, Ky. Member Engineering Association of the South, Engineers' and Architects' Club of Louisville, Ky. Presbyterian. Mason. Member Kentucky Society of Sons of Revolution. Clubs: University, Bellerive Country, Memphis Country, Louisville Country, Log Cabin Hunting and Fishing, Kentucky Hermitage. Favorite recreations: hunting, fishing and golf. Office: 1108-1112 Fullerton Bldg. Residence: 4448 Forest Park Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BREED, Maurice Edwards, physician and surgeon; born, St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 15, 1875; son of Rev. David R. (D.D.) and Mary Elizabeth (Kendall) Breed; educated in Chicago public and high schools; Northwestern University, 1897; M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1899; post-graduate student in Germany and Vienna, Austria, 1900-01; married, June 28, 1907, Elsie Harriet, daughter of Geo T. Coxhead; one son: David K. Contract surgeon during Spanish-American War; resident physician St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, 1899; surgeon to Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny City, Pa., 1899-1900; since 1901 in general practice at St. Louis. Member St. Louis Medical Society. Presbyterian, Recreations: automobiling and photography. Office and Residence: 934 Hamilton Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BREITT, Fred Charles, real estate; born. St. Louis, Dec. 23, 1880; son of John B. and Florence Frederica Breitt; educated Blair (public) School; graduated from Jones Commercial College; married, St. Louis, June 5, 1901, Lydia M. Sommers; two daughters: Constance Lydia, Florence Ida. Bookkeeper and collector for Malcolm & Macbeth, June 8, 1897, to June 8, 1903; took charge of renting and leasing department of the Holbrook-Blackwelder Real Estate Trust Co. June 9, 1903, and continued as manager of department. Member Board of Commissioners, Mullanphy Emigrant Relief Fund. Protestant. Member Irwin Lodge, No. 121, A. F. & A. M., Bellefontaine Chapter, No. 25, R. A. M.; also member Lodge No. .9, B. P. O. Elks, excelsior Council Legion of Honor, Zulema Lodge, No. 321, Knights of Pythias, North End Council Royal Arcanum, Royal League, Tower Grove Turn Verein. Club: Century Boat. Recreations: fishing and baseball. Office: 812 Olive St. Residence: 3508 Humphrey St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BREMERMANN, Frederick, president St. Louis Glass and Queensware Co.; born, Bremen, Germanv. Apr. 24, 1852: son of Frederick and Gesine Bremermann; educated in Bremen Lateinische Schule; married, St. Louis, Dec. 10, 1873. Mathilde A. Meyer: children: Werner, Pauline (Mrs. Ralph E. Nutting), Else (Mrs. George L. Storm, New York). Left Bremen, September, 1868, for St. Louis; entered employ of Manning & Co., wholesale glass and crockery. later Campbell, Jones & Co.; became one of the incorporators of the St. Louis Glass and Queensware Co. in 1883; was elected secretary and treasurer, and so continued until Feb. 10, 1902, since president and treasurer of the company. Unitarian. Clubs: Union, Normandie Golf. Recreation: golf. Office: 620 Market St. Residence: 32 Nicholson Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRENNAN, James Louis, merchant tailor; born, Valparaiso, Ind., Aug. 1, 1860; son of Joseph P. and Catherine (Garvey) Brennan; educated in public schools and St. Bonaventure's Lyceum, both at Terre Haute, Ind.; married, St. Louis, Oct. 28, 1897, Henrietta Phillips. Learned tailoring business and has been actively engaged at it for thirty years; resident of St. Louis twenty years; established, Mar. 1, 1903, the business which now conducts on own account. Democrat. Catholic. Club: City. Recreation: baseball. Office: 509 Victoria Bldg. Residence: 5 E. Jackson Road, Webster Groves.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRENNAN, Martin S., Catholic priest; born, St. Louis, July 23, 1845; son of William C. and Margaret (Hackett) Brennan; educated at Christian Brothers College, St. Louis, receiving degrees of A.B., 1865, A.M., 1869, Sc.D., 1896. Ordained priest of Roman Catholic Church, 1869; since Jan. 1, 1892, pastor St. Lawrence O'Toole Parish, St. Louis. Professor of astronomy and geology in Kendrick Seminary, St. Louis, since 1892. Member of British Astronomical Association, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Astronomical and Astrophysical Society of America, St. Louis Academy of Science. Author: Electricity and Its Discoverers; What Catholics Have Done for Science; Astronomy, New and Old; Science of the Bible. Lectures on science at the Catholic summer and winter schools of America. Contributor of scientific articles to magazines. Address: 6304 Minnesota Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRENNEKE, William George, consulting engineer; born, St. Louis. July 13, 1870; son of William and Caroline (Schenck) Brenneke; graduated from Manual Training School, St. Louis, 1887, Washington University, C.E., 1892; married, Toledo, O., Sept. 15, 1897, Jessamine May Richards; one daughter: Alice Barbara. Engaged in general engineering practice since 1892, and since 1899, with E. B. Fay, under firm name of Brenneke & Fay, practicing as consulting engineers, with a specialty in designing and superintending construction of bridges, railroads, mill buildings, foundations, etc. Consulting engineers to St. Louis Southwestern Ry. Co. (built bridge over Arkansas River at Rob Roy, Ark.), Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis Ry., Union Sand and Material Co., of St. Louis' also consulting engineers to J. W. Thompson, railroad contractor, St. Louis; associate engineer with Boiler & Hodge on St. Louis Municipal Bridge (active charge of its construction). Among important works are the glass factories of A. Busch Glass Co., Belleville, ILL., Johnston Glass Co., Hartford City, Ind., N. Baltimore Bottle Co., Terre Haute, Ind., Midland Glass Co., Independence, Kan.; also reconstruction of west and east approaches of the Merchants' Bridge, and east approach of Eads Bridge, 1902-03; designed subway for Terminal Railroad Association, Union Station, 1903, bridges for Terminal Railway Belt Line, 1902-03, Apalachicola Northern Ry., Apalachicola, Fla., 1905, plant of Wagner Electric Manufacturing Co., St. Louis, and many other manufacturing plants. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers' Club of St. Louis. Republican. Club: Mercantile. Recreations: motoring, baseball and whist. Office: 1200 Fullerton Bldg. Residence: 5967 Von Versen Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRETSNYDER, Ferdinand Charles, president Bell Oil Co.; born, Chicago, Oct. 14, 1868; son of Balthazar and Eliza (Farber) Bretsnyder; educated in public schools of Chicago to age of fifteen; married, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., July 5, 1896, Mamie Kofoed; eight children: Mildred, Nina, Alta (deceased), Marvel, Francis, Hazel, Rudolph and Ferdinand, Jr. Engaged in engraving business in Chicago with brother William, 1883-90; then entered retail oil and coal business; sold out coal business, 1895, but continued sale of oil until 1903; removed to St. Louis and established retail oil business; incorporated, Mar. 25, 1905, Bell Oil Co., wholesale dealers in illuminating and lubricating oils. Member St. Louis Creditmen's Association, St. Louis Sales managers' Association, Motor Accessory Association; organizer and member Independent Petroleum Market Association of United States. Independent Republican and formerly an active worker for the party. Was candidate for alderman while in Chicago, upon Municipal Ownership ticket headed by John P. Altgeld as candidate for mayor. Christian Scientist. Member Knights of Pythias, Order of Columbus Knights. Clubs: Rotary, St. Louis Automobile. Recreations: motoring and home diversions. Office: First Ferry, Oak and Cornelia Sts. Residence: 1420 E. Obear Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRIBACH, Eugene, physician; born in Saxony, Germany, Feb. 23, 1855; son of Florence and Eleanor (Ruehling) Bribach; educated in gymnasium in Saxony; graduated from Beaumont Hospital Medical College, St. Louis, M.D., 1890; married, Highland, ILL., 1882, Margareth Ambuehl (now deceased); children: Eugene J., Leonora M., Oscar N., Benno C. (deceased.) Came to St. Louis from Germany, 1871; began business career as drug clerk in St. Louis, 1871; and was in drug business for self, 1879-89; then sold out and attended college. Since graduation in 1890, continuously engaged in general practice; house physician, St. Mary's Infirmary, since 1890. Office and Residence: 3648 8. Grand Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRIDGE, Hudson Eliot, president Bridge & Beach Manufacturing Co., stoves and ranges; born, St. Louis, Apr. 4, 1858; son of Hudson E. and Helen Augusta (Holland) Bridge; educated in Washington University, St. Louis; married, St. Louis, 1885, Helen Durkee: children, Lawrence Durkee, George Leighton, John Dwight, Marion. Has been actively identified with the Bridge & Beach Manufacturing Co. since 1876, beginning as shipping clerk, then cashier, traveling salesman, etc., until 1901, when became president and treasurer of the company, manufacturers of the "Superior" stoves and ranges. (Business founded by father, Hudson E. Bridge, 1837, becoming Bridge & Bro., 1842, on admission of Harrison Bridge, who died 1850, Bridge & Beach, 1857, and incorporated 1870.) Director Bellefontaine Cemetery Association. Member Civic League. Endowed Bridge Memorial Library on father's old homestead site in Walpole, N. H. Republican. Clubs: St. Louis, St. Louis Country, Commercial. Recreation: farming in New Hampshire. Office: 501 S. 1st St. Residence: 23 Westmoreland Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRIGGS, Waldo, surgeon; born, Bowling Green, Ky., July 3, 1856; son of William Thompson and Anna (Stubbins) Briggs; M.D., Medical Department, University of Nashville, Tenn., 1876; married, St. Louis, April, 1906, Anita Blow Shipley. In practice in St. Louis since 1877, professor surgery Beaumont Medical College, 1895-98; professor surgery St. Louis College Physicians and Surgeons since 1898, and superintendent Jefferson Hospital; also president and dean St. Louis College Physicians and Surgeons. Member Knights of Pythias, etc. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: Marina Bldg., Grand and Lindell Residence: 5409 Cabanne Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRIGHAM, George French, Jr., general agent Chicago & Northwestern Ry.; born, Fredonia, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1863; son of George French and Aurilla (Douglass) Brigham; removed with parents to Chicago, ILL., 1865, and to Sharon, Wis., 1866; educated in public school of Sharon, Wis.; married, Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 14, 1891, Nellie Carrie, daughter of James N. Watkins, Kansas City; children: James Watkins, Aurilla Douglass, Godfrey Macdonald. Entered railway service at Sharon (Wis.) Station, with Chicago & Northwestern Ry. Co., 1880, and remained with same road as clerk and cashier at Ishpeming, Mich., 1881-82, and as shipping clerk at iron ore docks, Escanaba, Mich., 1833. With American Express Co., Ishpeming, 1883-86; traveling freight agent, Nickel Plate Line, Chicago, 1886 89; agent same road, Kansas City, 1889-93; contracting agent same road, Chicago, ILL., 1893-94; general agent Chicago & Northwestern Ry. Co. at St. Louis, since March 1894. Builder and owner of residence property on Blendon Place. Warden and treasurer of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, St. Louis. Member of Ravenswood Lodge, A. F. & A. M., Northwestern Council, National Union, Chicago, American Association of Traveling Passenger Agents, Brigham Family Association. Republican. Member Business Men's League. Clubs: Missouri Athletic, St. Louis Railway, City, The Traffic of St Louis and St. Louis Fly and Bait Casting. Favorite recreations: yachting, fishing and horseback riding. Office: 311 N. 9th St. Residence: 2101 Blendon Place. Summer Residence: Lake Delavan, Wis.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRIGHT, Charles William, proprietor Imperial Laundry; born, Lynchburg, Va., Jan. 21, 1849; son of Edwin C. and Martha Ward (Bigbee) Bright; graduated from Jones Commercial College, 1869; married, Louisiana, Mo., Dec. 23, 1880, Alice M. Fagg; children: Katherine Ward, Medora Fagg and Isabel. Kept books for Tinsley, Bright & Co., Louisiana, Mo., 1872-76; deputy U. S. internal revenue collector, Fourth district of Missouri, 1876-80; in mercantile business, 1880-88; bought the Imperial Laundry, Aug. 19, 1889, and continues to conduct it as senior member of firm of C. W. Bright & Bros. Democrat. Office: 4701 Delmar Boul. Residence: 409 Westgate Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRINKMAN, Benjamin George, banker; born, St. Louis, Dec. 8, 1885; son of William F. and Mary (Wolden) Brinkman; educated St. Mary's Institute, Dayton, O.; married, St. Louis, Sept. 1, 1909, Marie Doerr; one son, Jerome Doerr. Became identified with banking business, 1905; elected as director Lafayette Bank Apr. 5, 1911; president Paragould Trust Co., Paragould, Ark., since May 1, 1911; vice president Park Circuit and Realty Co. since 1910. Catholic. Clubs: Century, Boat, Liederkranz. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: Lafayette Bank. Residence: 3641 Flora Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRINSMADE, Hobart, wholesale millinery; born, Trumbull, Conn., Nov. 20, 1845; son of Lewis and Elizabeth (Fairchild) Brinsmade; graduated from Stratford (Conn.) Academy and from Eastman Commercial College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; also took special course, under private tutors, preparatory to degree of civil engineer; married, Bridgeport, Conn., Jan. 3, 1872; children: Robert Bruce, Louis Lyon. Was principal of large graded schools in Connecticut for three years previous to 1868; was in book business in Bridgeport, Conn., in partnership with late William B. Hincks, under style of Brinsmade & Hincks; sold out in 1871, then became connected with the Howe Machine Co., first as general agent in Western New York; general western agent, Howe Machine Co., at St. Louis, from 1878 until the company went out of business in 1885; general European manager for Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Co., with headquarters in London, 1885-90; returned to St. Louis, 1891, joining wholesale millinery firm of D. H. King & Co., which became King Brinsmade & Co., and in 1895 was incorporated as the King, Brinsmade Mercantile Co., of which is president. Appointed police commissioner April, 1910, and reappointed April, 1911. Republican. Was eight years in Connecticut National Guard, and resigned in 1871 with rank of captain. Was resident commissioner of Louisiana Purchase Exposition for State of Connecticut. Member Business Men's League; secretary of Missouri Society of Colonial Wars, Sons of Revolution. Member Pilgrim Congregational Church; trustee Missouri Congregational Conference; director Y. M. C. A. Clubs: Mercantile, Republican, Congregational. Recreations: reading, and has found an agreeable diversion in his duties as police commissioner. Office: 1701-1709 Washington Ave. Residence: 4429 Morgan St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRITT, Thomas James, president Britt Printing & Publishing Co.; born, Hastings, Sussex, Eng., Jan. 22, 1841; son of Thomas and Caroline (Earl) Britt; attended school in England; married, Bloomington, ILL., Oct. 22, 1861, Sarah I. Corbett, of Wolverhampton, Eng.; children: Thomas (died August, 1911), Mrs. Carrie L. Adams, Paul A., Karl H., Mrs. Edith Whitehill, Archer C, Joseph C, Bryant H. Arrived in America, Dec. 31, 1855; learned printer's trade and worked in Bloomington, Springfield, Peoria and Chicago; returned to St. Louis, 1874, and was employed in Republican office, serving for twelve years as assistant foreman; was foreman of Post-Dispatch, 1887-94, and of Star, 1896; worked for Mirror, 1896-1903; organized the Britt Printing and Publishing Co., 1903, of which has since been president. Mason; Master St. Louis Lodge, 1888, 1889, 1890. Office: 118 N. 3d St. Residence: 1415 Arlington Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRITTON, Frank Hamilton, railway official; born, Ovid, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1850; son Robert and Mary C. (Hamilton) Britton; educated in public schools; married, Ravenna, O., March, 1873, Ida F. Freeman; children: Edna L. (Mrs. N. A. Waldron), Robert F., Roy F., Ida, Ada. Began railway service August, 1868; was employed as operator, assistant train dispatcher and chief train dispatcher on various lines up to February, 1879; became master of trains, Louisville & Nashville R. R., February, 1879; superintendent of transportation, Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern Ry., June, 1882; superintendent of transportation, Baltimore & Ohio R. R., February, 1883; superintendent same road, January, 1886; engaged in other service, February, 1892, to June, 1893; superintendent Minnesota & Wisconsin Ry., June, 1893; superintendent Great Northern Ry., September, 1894; assistant general superintendent western district, same road, March, 1898; general superintendent St. Louis Southwestern Ry., June, 1899; elected vice president and general manager same road, Mar. 12, 1900, and president Apr. 22, 1912, also general manager; also president St. Louis Southwestern Railway Co. of Texas; vice president and general manager of Paragould Southwestern Ry. and of Pine Bluff, Arkansas River Ry.; president Southern Illinois and Missouri Bridge Co., Stephenville North & South Texas Ry. Mason (32°), Knight Templar, Shriner. Clubs: St. Louis, Mercantile, Noonday. Residence: 3671 Lindell Boulevard.
 Office: 112 N. 4th St. (1551 Pierce Bldg.)
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRITTON, Roy Frank, lawyer; born, Cleveland, O., Mar. 18, 1881; son of Frank Hamilton and Ida Frances (Freeman) Britton; educated public schools and University of Michigan; LL.B. Law Department, University of Michigan, 1902, LL.M., 1903; unmarried. Admitted to Michigan bar, Jan. 21, 1902, and to Missouri bar, January, 1904; engaged in automobile business with brother Robert F. Britton, as secretary and treasurer A. L. Dyke Automobile Supply Co., the first concern of its kind in America, 1904-05; began practice of law, 1905; assistant general attorney St. Louis Southwestern Railway Co. (Cotton Belt Route) since 1906. Elected member Missouri House of Representatives from Second District of St. Louis Co., 1910, and served on Judiciary, Roads and Highways and Clerical Force committees of the House in Forty-sixth General Assembly; secured passage of Motor Vehicle Act, 1907. Republican. Congregationalism Member American, Missouri and St. Louis Bar associations, American Automobile Association (director), Sons of Revolution. Mason; member Tuscan Lodge No. 360, A. F. & A. M.; St. Louis Chapter No. 8, Royal Arch Masons; Ascalon Commandery, Knights Templar; also member St. Louis Lodge No. 9, B. P. O. Elks. Secretary and treasurer, 1906-07, vice president, 1910-11, president, 1911-12, Automobile Club of St. Louis; other clubs: St. Louis and City. Office: 1527 Pierce Bldg. Residence: 3671 Lindell Boulevard. Country Residence: Oakland, near Kirkwood, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROOK, James Ellison, banker; born, Richmond, Ky., July 4, 1862; son of John W. and Elizabeth J. (Ellison) Brock; attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; married, Paris, Ky., Sept. 28, 1896, Elizabeth Duncan Trundle. Began business life as accountant in Lexington, Ky.; afterward instructor in Commercial College of Kentucky University; in St. Louis as cashier of Southwestern distributing office of the New Home Sewing Machine Co., 1883-91; since May, 1891, with Mississippi Valley Trust Co., of which is now secretary and director; also vice president Municipal Improvement Investment Co. of St. Louis. Democrat. Methodist (member of board of stewards of St. John's Methodist Episcopal Church, South). Scottish Rite Mason (32c), Knight Templar, Shriner. Member Kentucky Society of St. Louis, Civic League of St. Louis, Business Men's League of St. Louis (committee on banks and banking). Member Hospital Saturday and Sunday Association of St. Louis, St. Louis Chapter of American Institute of Banking, American Academy of Political and Social Science, American Economic Association, National Geographic Society, National Conservation Association, National Municipal League, American Society for the Judicial Settlement of International Disputes, National Citizens' League for the Promotion of a Sound Banking System, Academy of Science of St. Louis, Washington University Association. Recreation: golf. Clubs: St. Louis, Noonday, Bankers' (St. Louis), Glen Echo Country (ex-president, and chairman finance committee). Office: Mississippi Valley Trust Co., 4th and Pine Sts. Residences: 10 N. Kingshighway Boulevard., and Normandy, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROCKMAN, T. W., commission; born, Westphalia, Germany, June 10, 1849; son of Casper H. and Wilhelmina (Pogenpohl) Brockman; educated at St. Peter's German Evangelical School, 1859-63; married, St. Louis, Sept. 16, 1874, Mary E. Cook; children: Lydia (Mrs. Jean Reutlinger, Little Rock, Ark.), Lotta (Mrs. Harry Boswell, St. Louis), Elsah (Mrs. F. L. Merrick, Seattle, Wash.), Irma (at home). Began business career as clerk for Peter Smith, dealer in books and stationery, April, 1863, to August, 1867; bookkeeper in North St. Louis Savings Association, 1867-69, and for William Hake & Bros., commission and provisions, 1869-73. Partner in firm of Vogelsang & Brockman, commission and provisions, 1873-76, and on its dissolution, March, 1876, formed partnership with Fred C. Trauer-nicht as Brockman & Trauernicht, which was dissolved December, 1896, and succeeded by F. W. Brockman Commission Co., of which is president. Built present business premises, 1901. Also president Elizabeth Investment Co. President Missouri Poultry and Game Co.; president for thirty years, Mt. Olive Building and Loan Association. Member, 1891-95, and president, 1893-94, St. Louis Board of Education. President St. Louis Produce Exchange, 1907; St. Louis Butter, Egg and Poultry Exchange, 1909. Mason; member Elks, Royal Arcanum, Knights of Honor, Royal League. Clubs: Mercantile, Missouri Athletic. Republican. Congregationalist. Recreation: fishing. Office: 815-817 N. 4th St. Residence: 3710 N. Grand Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROCKMEIER, Frederick O., secretary Engelke & Feiner Milling Co.; born, St. Louis, June 11, 1862; son of Christian and Anna Brockmeier; educated in parochial schools at St. Louis; married, St. Louis, 1886, Emily Blickendoerfer; children: Emily, Ella and Anna. After leaving school, engaged as clerk with various mercantile houses until 1884, when became connected with Engelke & Feiner, proprietors of the Southern Roller Mills, manufacturers of white corn products, and upon incorporation of the business in 1895, as the Engelke & Feiner Milling Co., was elected to present position as secretary of the company. Member Merchants' Exchange. Independent in politics. Office: 816-820 S. Broadway. Residence: 3705 Market St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROD, John Henry, Jr., manager and attorney Missouri Red Granite Monument Co.; born, St. Louis, Apr. 18, 1878; son of John H. and Rosa (Vogt) Brod; educated in public schools to fifteen; married, St. Louis, Oct. 23, 1902, Helen Young; one child: Helen. Completed apprenticeship of three years in hardware store of William Richardson, 1896; in charge of commercial department of Perkins & Herpel Commercial College, 1896-1900; secretary and treasurer Heman Construction Co., 1900-02; became connected with the Schneider Granite Co., 1902, and is now manager and attorney for the firm; admitted to Missouri bar, February, 1902; organizer and president Missouri Red Granite Monument Co., May, 1907, to 1911, when sold out his interests and has since been manager and attorney for the company. Republican. Mason, Shriner. Recreation: motoring. Office: 2134 De Kalb St. Residence: 1321 Temple.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRODERICK, John James, wire rope manufacturer; born, Clare, Ireland, Doc. 29, 1846; son of Patrick and Ann (Duggan) Broderick; educated in classical course, St. Louis University, A.B., class of 1862; married, St. Louis, May 8, 1878, Emilie C. Kern; children: John K. (M.D.), M. Angela (Mrs. Edgar M. Jennings), Arthur L. Began business career in hardware house of Pratt, Fox & Co., later with the St. Louis Railway Supply Manufacturing Co. In 1875 started in business for self as a manufacturer of wire rope and with partners incorporated the business in 1882 as the Broderick & Bascom Rope Co., of which is president. Member Merchants' Exchange. Office: 809 N. Main St. Residences: Buckingham Hotel and Glencoe, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROEMMELSIEK, John Frederick, label printer; born in St. Louis Co., Mo., Jan. 18, 1856; son of Frederick and Francisca (Eberle) Broemmelsiek; educated in private schools of St. Louis; married, St. Louis, Sept. 2, 1881, Minnie Stein; children: Florence (Mrs. Chas. H. Buss), Edgar W., Bertha B. Learned printing business in office of Central Christian Advocate, continuing 1872-81; then went to work for E. F. Savior, druggists' printer; associated with J. J. Grauer and bought out Mr. Savior, 1886; incorporated business as St. Louis Label Works, 1887, and is now president. Republican. Protestant. Recreation: fishing. Office: 306 Morgan St. Residence: Jennings, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROKAW, Linn Roberta, lawyer; born, St. Louis, July 31, 1879; son of Frederick V. L. and Anna (Clotilda) Brokaw; graduated Central High School, St. Louis, 1897; A.B., Princeton University, 1901; LL.B., Law Department, Washington University, 1903; married, St. Louis, Feb. 3, 1908, Alice C. Gleeson; two children: Alice G., Marion R. Admitted to Missouri bar, 1903, and since in practice at St. Louis; member firm of Ellerbe & Brokaw. Independent in politics. Presbyterian. Recreations: reading, billiards, fishing. Office: 610-614 Times Bldg. Residence: 6154 Washington Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROLETTI, Alessandro, Royal Italian consular agent; born, Bergamo, Italy, Feb. 29, 1864; son of Mauro and Elena (Meloncelli) Broletti; educated in private and public schools to 1876; entered Regio Instituto Tecnico, Bergamo, Italy, 1876, graduated 1879; commercial course Santa Maria Hill College, Schwitz, Switzerland, 1880, graduating 1883; unmarried. Appointed secretary Royal Italian Consulate, Chicago, 1893, serving until 1910 (several times entrusted with regency of the consulate); by decree of ministry foreign affairs, Rome, June 4, 1910 (and obtained from U. S. Government exequatur issued by Department of State, Washington, D. C, July 30, 1910), appointed royal consular agent at St. Louis, with territorial jurisdiction throughout Missouri and central and southern Illinois. Catholic. Recreations: music and theatre. Office: 929 N. 7th St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROMSCHWIG, Henry, tailors' trimmings; born, Germany, Aug. 7, 1837; educated in public schools; married, St. Louis, May 15, 1872, Marie Sturwald; children: Joseph A., Edward H. (deceased), Angeline (Mrs. Charles A. Mueller), Marie (Mrs. Joseph Bockelmann). Began in tailors' trimming business in St. Louis as partner in firm of George F. Dieckhaus  Co., 1875, and in 1883 started business under firm name of Henry Bromschwig & Co.; firm & name was changed, 1908, to Henry Bromschwig Tailors' Trimmings Co., of which is president Office: 3d floor, 611 N. Broadway. Residence: 2643 Park Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRONSGEEST, Henry C, S.J., Catholic priest; born, The Hague, Netherlands, Apr. 17, 1842; son of Leonard J. C, and Theodora (Tetteroo) Bronsgeest; educated in Seminary of Bois le Duc, St. Stanislaus Seminary, Florrissant, Mo., and Woodstock College, Maryland. Entered Society of Jesus, 1868; ordained to priesthood, 1868; since Sept. 29, 1888, pastor of St. Francis Xavier (College) Church. Church: Grand Ave. and Lindell Boulevard. Residence: 3628 Lindell Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROOKE, Abraham William, secretary and auditor American Refrigerator Transit Co.; born, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 2, 1855; son of George and Anne (Homes) Brooke; removed to St. Louis, July 3, 1857, and was educated in public schools; married, St. Louis, Apr. 2, 1877, Lucy Athalie Welles; eight children: Marie Grace (Mrs. Frank V. Grubs), Rosa Josephine (Mrs. Wilbur G. Miles), Lucv Claire (Mrs. F. F. R. Hesse), Agnes Welles, Constance Griffin (Mrs. J. P. Finkenaur), Emilie Claire, Georgene Christy, Adrian Welles. Became connected with the accounting department Missouri Pacific Ry., 1883; appointed auditor American Refrigerator Transit Co., 1889, and has also served as secretary same since June 1, 1903. Republican. Presbyterian. Office: 915 Olive St. Residence: 3016 Shenandoah Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROOKES, Henry Spence, physician; born, St. Louis; son of John E. and Julia (Spence) Brookes; educated in St. Louis grammar and high schools; graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Ph.G., 1882, St. Louis Medical College, M.D., 1884; married, St. Louis, May 13, 1886 Mary Louise, daughter of T. F. Prewitt; children: Theodore Prewitt, Julia, Henry Spence, Jr., Elizabeth, Katharine, Jean Ingram, Mary Louise. Engaged in general practice of medicine in St. Louis since 1884. Lecturer in Medical Department of Washington University. Member St. Louis Medical Society, Missouri State Medical Association, American Medical Association. Presbyterian. Office and Residence: Lafayette and Grand Avenues.
 (Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROOKES, Theodore Prewitt, physician; born. St. Louis, Mar. 8, 1887; son of Henry S. and Mary L. (Prewitt) Brookes; educated St. Louis public schools and Washington University, degree of M.D., 1909; married, Gratiot Beach, Mich., Sept. 12, 1911, Agnes H. Greene; one child, Theodore P. In practice in St. Louis since 1909; interne City Hospital, 1909-10; resident assistant physician City Female Hospital, 1910-11; resident physician, same, 1911-12; assistant dispensary physician St. Louis Hospital Department. Presbyterian. Member Missouri State Medical Association, St. Louis Medical Society, Society of City Hospital Alumni. Recreation: tennis. Office and Residence: 3557 Lafayette Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROOKINGS, Robert Somers, retired; born, Walnut Hills, Cecil Co., Md., Jan. 22, 1850; son of Dr. Richard and Mary (Carter) Brookings; educated at West Nottingham Academy, Maryland, A.M., Yale University, 1899; LL.D., University of Missouri, 1903; unmarried. Came to St. Louis from Maryland, 1867, and entered employ of Cupples & Marston, as clerk; admitted as partner in 1870, when firm name was changed to Samuel Cupples & Co., and in 1882, when business was incorporated as Samuel Cupples Wooden Ware Co., became vice president and general manager; retired, 1909. Vice president St. Louis Union Trust Co. Organized St. Louis Terminal Cupples Station and Property Co., and carried the construction of the depot and warehouse to successful completion; president board of trustees of Washington University since November, 1895, and raised the fund necessary to purchase 100 acres of land, facing Forest Park, on which are erected the new college and scientific school; president St. Louis Choral Symphony Society, 1882-97; was also one of founders of St. Louis Music Hall and Exposition Building. Ex-president and director Mercantile Library. Member Business Men's League. Clubs: St. Louis, University, Commercial, City, Racquet, Bellerive Country, St. Louis Country. Office: St. Louis Union Trust Co. Residence: "Homewood," St. Louis, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROOKMIRE, James H., broker; born, St. Louis, Oct. 3, 1869; son of James II. and Anna (Forbes) Brookmire; educated at Stoddard (public) School, Smith Academy and St. Louis Manual Training School, graduating 1887; married, St. Louis, Nov. 23, 1898, Anne Kennard; one son: S. K. Began business career in 1887, in wholesale grocery firm of Brookmire & Ranken; member firm of James H. Brookmire & Co., 1890-93; secretary and later vice president and general manager of Curtis & Co., manufacturers of saws, etc., until March, 1904; St. Louis representative of Tracy & Co., brokers, of Chicago and New York, 1904-06; since member Simon, Brookmire & Clifford, members of the New York and St. Louis stock exchanges and Chicago Board of Trade. Member Business Men's League, Civic League. Republican. Methodist. Clubs: St. Louis, St. Louis Country, Noonday, Racquet, City. Recreations: outdoor diversions. Office: 4th and Olive Sts. Residence: 4970 Berlin Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROOKS, Arlington Band, wholesale jewelry merchant; born, St. Louis, Apr. 20, 1867; son of John Campbell and Elizabeth Frances (Rand) Brooks; attended school at Lebanon, ILL., and St. Louis, Mo.; married, St. Louis. June 11, 1904, Harriet Alice Brown. Was with J. C. Brooks, wholesale jewelry, until Sept. 1, 1884, when A. R. and F. C. Brooks succeeded their father, as Brooks Bros. & Co., until Apr. 1, 1892; withdrew to establish the Brooks Jewelry Co., which later, June 25, 1898, incorporated as the Brooks Optical Co. Was its president until Sept. 11, 1903, when sold interest and went into business on own account; on Jan. 1, 1904, consolidated business with that of I. Auer Jewelry Co. under style of Brooks-Auer Jewelry Co., now A. B. Brooks & Co., wholesale dealers in watches, jewelry and optical goods. Methodist. Office: Globe-Democrat Bldg.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, Alanson David, president Hamilton-Brown Shoe Co.; born, Granville, N. Y., Mar. 21, 1847; son David and Malinda O. Brown; attended district school, Slyborough, N. Y., and three months at Lamsley's Commercial College, Rutland, Vt., 1864; married, Waltham, Mass., Jan. 17. 1877, Ella G. Bills; children: Estella G. (Mrs. W. F. McElroy), Jennie M. (Mrs. W. D. Collins), Alanson C, Helene C. (deceased), Vesta R., Ruth. First work was on father's farm, then in drug and grocery store, Granville, N. Y., for a little over one year. In July, 1866, went to Columbus, Miss., to work for uncle, Charles W. Brown; in three years became partner, and in two years more sold interest in business for $13,000; came to St. Louis, 1872, met James M. Hamilton, and with him established shoe firm of Hamilton & Brown; in 1875 firm became Hamilton, Brown & Co., and in 1883 the business was incorporated with $400,000 capital, which has been increased from time to time until present capital is $3,500,000, title of company being Hamilton-Brown Shoe Co., of which is president. Also president Pitchfork Land and Cattle Co.; director Commonwealth Trust Co. Independent in politics. Member Business Men’s League, Civic League. Member and deacon Third Baptist Church; president Missouri Baptist Sanitarium. Clubs: Mercantile, Glen Echo Country. Recreations: golf and motoring. Office: 12th St. and Washington Ave. Residence: 4616 Lindell Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, Alexander Hanks, stocks and bonds; born, Sherman, Tex., May 7, 1872; son of Charles Warren and Mollie (Hanks) Brown; educated in public schools, and Captain Latellier's private school, Sherman; married, Arkadelphia, Ark., June 7, 1901, Joan MacCallum (now deceased); children: Alexander, Jr., Courtney Conrades. Began business career as a boy in 1886 with the Brown Shoe Co. of St. Louis, serving through all the departments and ten years as traveling salesman until 1899, when health broke down and went to Europe for a year. Returned to St. Louis in fall of 1900, and organized the Brown Bond and Stock Co., of which has since been president. Member Merchants' Exchange and St. Louis Stock Exchange. Republican. Baptist. Clubs: St. Louis, Mercantile. Recreations: pool, billiards, golf, horseback riding. Office: 400 N. 4th 8t. Residence: 4253 W. Pine Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, Baxter Lamont, civil engineer; born, Rush, N. Y., June 20, 1864; son of J. Douglas and Mary Eva (Green) Brown; educated in public schools of Brooklyn, N. Y.; married, Fredonia, Kan., Feb. 26, 1889, Cora E. Cowgill; children: Clarence C, Alice M. and Lee M. (twins), Porter H. Began professional career as axeman and rodman on surveys for proposed railroad in Pennsylvania, 1882; rodman Annapolis & Baltimore Short Line R. R., 1883; rodman and division engineer Ohio River & Lake Erie R. R., 1884-85; division engineer Missouri Pacific R. R., 1886; assistant engineer and locating engineer Kansas City, Wyandotte & Northwestern R. R., 1890; assistant engineer Sandusky & Columbus Short Line Ry., 1891-92; assistant engineer Toledo & Ohio Central R. R., 1893; assistant engineer Chicago, Faducah & Memphis R. R., 1894-95; assistant engineer Shelbyville Southern R. R., 1896; assistant engineer Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf R. R., 1897; locating engineer St. Louis, Peoria & Northern R. R., 1898-99; assistant engineer Wabash R. R., 1899; assistant engineer, and assistant to chief engineer Missouri Pacific Ry., 1900; chief engineer St. Louis Valley Ry., 1901-03; assistant engineer Missouri Pacific Ry., 1904; from Jan.1, 1905, in general practice as civil engineer, making a specialty of railroad construction and location. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers' Club of St. Louis. Presbyterian. Mason. Recreations: athletics, baseball. Office: 610 Laclede Bldg. Residence: 4233 Cleveland Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, Charles Henry, manager premium department of Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co.; born, California, Mo., Aug. 29, 1870; son of II. B. and Amanda (Miller) Brown; educated in public schools of California, Mo., and normal school at Moniteau, Mo.; married, St. Louis, 1896, Jennie N. Nicholson; children: Bessie, Harold, Dorothy. Came to St. Louis, 1893, and entered service of Drummond Tobacco Co.; when company sold out to American Tobacco Co., became manager of advertising and premium departments of latter organization, now Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. On organization, 1902, of the Florodora Tag Co., was elected secretary, and in 1905 became vice president and local manager. Republican. Active in bible school and church work among the Christian churches. Recreation: farming. Office: 206 N. 14th St. Residence: Webster Groves, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, Charles Swing, president Hall & Brown Wood Working Machine Co.; born, Brown's Mills, N. J., Nov. 27, 1852; son of George C. and Harriet (Swing) Brown; educated in public schools; married, Pointville, N. J., Aug. 24, 1880, Sadie G. Warren; children: Lillian J. (wife of Dr. C. P. Pfingsten), Alfred W. Learned trade of machinist with H. B. Smith Machine Co., Smithville, N. J., and continued, 1870-77, leaving as foreman; came to St. Louis, 1877, with G. O. Hall, and established firm of Hall & Brown, general manufacturers of woodworking machinery, incorporating the business in 1888 as Hall & Brown Wood Working Machine Co., of which is president. Also president Broadway Savings Trust Co., Parker Land and Live Stock Co. Member executive committee Business Men's League; director Citizens' Industrial Association; member executive council St. Louis Manufacturers' and Exporters' Association; member Civic League. Member Union M. E. Church. Mason (32°). Clubs: Mercantile, Glen Echo. Recreation: golf. Office: 1913 N. Broadway. Residence: 2337 St. Louis Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


Brown, Daniel Sidney, vice president Pioneer Cooperage Co.; born, St. Louis, Nov. 15, 1854; son of William and Mary A. (Cox) Brown; educated public and high schools of St. Louis; married, St. Louis, Nov. 19, 1879, Dora Mather; children: Louella Ray (now Mrs. Ingram Boyd), George Mather, Sidney Mather, Marjorie, Dora. Has been identified with the Pioneer Cooperage Co. (of which his father was founder) ever since boyhood, and head of the St. Louis branch of the business since 1889. Republican. Episcopalian. Office: 2212 DeKalb St. Residence: "Brownhurst," Kirkwood, Mo.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, Eugene Le Vert, retired manufacturer; born in Jefferson Co., Ala., Jan. 22, 1851; son of John T. and Catherine E. (Green) Brown; educated in private schools of Elyton, Ala., and University of Alabama; married, Tuscaloosa, Ala., July 10, 1883, Annie F. Greene; one son: Eugene LeVert Brown, Jr. Traveling salesman, 1868-83; secretary and treasurer Mansfield Drug Co., Memphis, 1882-92; president Southern Paint and Glass Co., Atlanta, Ga., 1893-97; president of the D. T. Weir White Lead Co., 1902-06, since retired. Methodist. Democrat. Mason, Knight Templar. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Residence: 5545 Cabanne Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, George Marlon, president General Roofing Manufacturing Co.; born in Audrain Co., Mo., Sept. 24, 1866; son of James S. and Nancy (Oliver) Brown; educated in Missouri public schools and at U. S. Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., graduating in class of 1890; married, June 16, 1892, Katharine, daughter of Judge and Mrs. D. D. Fisher of St. Louis, then resident at Fort Douglas, Utah; children: Daphne, Fisher. After graduation served as officer in U. S. Army, 1890-93; stationed among the Ute Indians, and at Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City, Utah, until resigned, April, 1893. Since 1893 engaged as manufacturer of roofing materials; now president and manager of the General Roofing Manufacturing Co. of East St. Louis, ILL., manufacturers of asphalt and coal tar products, building and roofing papers, etc. Director Union Trust and Savings Co., East St. Louis. Member Business Men's League, National Association of Manufacturers, Illinois Manufacturers' Association. Republican. Member Pilgrim Congregational Church. Clubs: Bellerive Country; also Army and Navy (Washington, D. C), and Army and Navy, New York. Recreations: automobiling, golf. Owns and manages the Brown Farm, a noted stock farm in Audrain Co., near Mexico, Mo. Office: 17th St. and Southern Ry., East St. Louis. Residence: 3658 W. Pine Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, George Warren, president The Brown Shoe Co. and pioneer shoe manufacturer of St. Louis; born, Granville, N. Y., Mar. 21, 1853; son of David and Melinda (Roblee) Brown; educated in public schools of Granville, and at Bryant & Stratton Business College, Troy, N. Y., graduating 1872; married, St. Louis, Apr. 7, 1885, Bettie Bofinger; two children: C. Hanbury Cooke and Wilbur George. Began active career in St. Louis as shipping clerk for a wholesale shoe house, May 1, 1873, and in ten months became traveling salesman for the firm, gaining a position as one of its leading men. Was greatly impressed with the possibilities of St. Louis as a shoe manufacturing center and being unable to induce his employers to attempt manufacturing, decided to enter the field on his own account. Accordingly he resigned a lucrative position in November, 1878, and organized the first successful wholesale shoe manufacturing house of St. Louis under the name of the Bryan-Brown Shoe Co., now The Brown Shoe Co., of which has been the head from the time of organization. (The success of this pioneer concern caused others to follow, and St. Louis in comparatively a short time became the greatest shoe market, selling exclusively to retail dealers, in the United States.) Has been actively identified with many enterprises for the advancement of St. Louis and has served as director of Third National Bank; member executive committee Business Men's League; president Y. M. C. A.; director Provident Association and Methodist Deaconess' Association, etc. Independent Republican. Methodist. Clubs: St. Louis, St. Louis Country, Noonday, Mercantile. Office: The Brown Shoe Co. Residence: 40 Portland Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, George Wyckoff, commercial teaching; born, Fairview, Fulton Co., ILL., Jan. 29, 1845; son of Isaac and Ruth (Stout) Brown, both natives of New Jersey, the former born in 1794 and the latter in 1798; educated in public schools of Fulton Co., HI.; Canton (ILL.) High School; Eastman's Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., graduating, 1866; married, Jacksonville, ILL., Jan. 2, 1872, Evelyn Hall Fairbank; three daughters: Mrs. Mabel Brown Waddell, of Jacksonville, Clara W., of Weaverville, N. C, and Mrs. Helen Brown Bead, of Chemnitz, Germany. Teacher and principal, Jacksonville, ILL., 1867-88; now president Brown's Business Colleges, consisting of twenty-nine schools. Also owner of a corn farm in Morgan Co., ILL. Republican. Congregationalist. Member N. E. A., Business Educators' Association (president, 1889),Federation of Commercial Teachers. Author and publisher of a number of texts on subjects of accounting, calculations, penmanship, etc. Recreation : fishing on East Coast of Florida. Office: 8th and Pine Sts. Residences: Marquette Hotel, St. Louis, and Jacksonville, ILL
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, Isaac Newton, secretary Brown Machinery Co.; born, St. Louis, July 24, 1873; son of David Newton and Margaret (McCormick) Brown; educated in public schools and Haight's Military Academy; married, St. Louis, July 24, 1894, Josephine Carson; children: Helen, Mildred, David N., Henry C, Catherine. Began business career in minor positions with the David N. Brown Machinery Co. (established by father, 1877), advancing in the business; manager St. Louis branch of the Erie Engine Works, Erie, Pa., 1895-1900; in 1900 reorganized the business of the David N. Brown Machinery Co., of which is secretary. Congregationalist. Mason. Club: Century Boat. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Office: 908 N. Market St. Residence: 6649 Marquette Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, J. Bachman, vice president of Roth-Homeyer Coffee Co.; born, Lancaster Court House, S. C, Mar. 8, 1863; son of George H. and Ellen L. (Murray) Brown; educated in public schools of Atlanta, Ga.; married, Cartersville, Ga., Feb. 17, 1882, Julia G. Francis; children: Harry F., Leila D., Julia Alberta, Hayward. Began business career as clerk for father in china and glassware business, Atlanta, for six years; came to St. Louis in 1884 and was for one year with J. Wagoner, in pickle business; with Steinwender & Stoffregen Coffee Co., as salesman, 1886-99; in 1899 joined in organizing the Roth-Homeyer Coffee Co., importers of coffees, teas and spices, coffee roasters and spice grinders, of which is vice president. Also president Maple Building Co. Democrat. Mason. Member and steward Cabanne Avenue M. E. Church. Recreations: fishing and hunting. Office: 601 X. Main St. Residence: Hamilton Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, Nahum Thompson, general agent American Express Co.; born in Otsego Co., N. Y., May, 1846; son of Sanford and Mary A. (Holbrook) Brown; educated in public and private schools of Otsego Co., N. Y.; married, July, 1868, Clara A. Butler; married, 2d, Eagle Grove, Ia., August. 1901, Mary E. Correll; one daughter: Ethel L After leaving school taught for nineteen years, beginning at eighteen, and was superintendent of schools for seven years at Cherry Valley, N. Y., and county commissioner of schools for Otsego Co., N. Y., 1872-75; later taught graded school at Huron, S. D., until the fall of 1884; started as messenger with American Express Co. on Chicago & North-Western By., and became agent in Fargo, N. D., and Duluth, Minn., then general state agent for Montana, afterward general agent at Minneapolis, Minn., and at New Orleans, La.; thence to St. Louis as assistant superintendent, afterward general agent at Pittsburgh and at Cleveland, and since May, 1904, general agent at St. Louis. Republican. Episcopalian. Member New England Society, Provident Association. Mason. Club: Mercantile. Favorite recreation: driving. Office: 9th and Locust Sts. Residence: 4354 Maryland Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, Nathaniel Smith, lawyer; born, Barry, ILL., Aug. 28, 1872; son of James C. and Mary Sophia (Smith) Brown; educated in public schools, Barry, ILL., Central College, Danville, Ind., A.B., 1898; Missouri State University, LL.B., 1901; married, St. Louis, Oct. 7, 1905, Nora B. Gentry. Admitted to bar in 1901, and since engaged in practice of law in St. Louis. Assistant counsel Louisiana Purchase Exposition Co., 1901-06; assistant attorney Wabash Railroad Co., 1907. Member of St. Louis and Missouri State Bar associations. Law Library Association. Republican. Office: 1110 Title Guaranty Bldg. Residence: 6224 Washington Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, Orville Harry, physician; born, Sabetha, Kan., July 18, 1875; son of Edward Matthew and Sarah Katherine (Hull) Brown; graduated Sabetha High School, 1892; student Brown's Business College, Kansas City, Mo., 1895; Ottawa University, 1897-99; University of Kansas, 1899-1902, A.B., 1901; University of Chicago and Rush Medical College, 1902-04, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1905; St. Louis University Medical School, 1904-0.5, M.D., 1905; graduate work, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass., summers of 1902 and 1905; medical work, Vienna and London, 1906; married, Litchfield, ILL., Oct. 16, 1903, Margaret Paisley; one daughter: Paisley. After graduating from University of Kansas was retained as assistant in physiology, 1901-02; went to University of Chicago fall of 1892 as fellow in physiology and was promoted to assistant in physiology, 1903; in fall of 1904 was called to St. Louis University as assistant professor of pharmacology; practiced in St Louis, 1906, 1907; physician-in-chief Missouri State Sanatorium, 1907-09, and in 1908 was also made superintendent of that institution; returned to St. Louis, December, 1909; now assistant professor medicine, St. Louis University; visiting physician, St. Louis City Hospital and City Sanatorium. Independent Democrat. Baptist. First lieutenant, Medical Reserve corps, U. S. A. Member American Medical Association, Missouri State Medical Association, St. Louis Medical Society, St. Louis Biological Society, American Association Biological Chemists, Anti-Tuberculosis societies, etc. Member Alpha Tau Omega, Alpha Kappa Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha college fraternities. Joint editor Laboratory Manual of Physiology. Extensive contributor on medical subjects. Office: Humboldt Bldg., Grand Ave. and Washington St. Residence: 3811 Westminster Place.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, Orville Leroy, retired; born, Columbus, Miss., Feb. 16, 1861; son of Charles Warren and Henrietta (Fenet) Brown; educated in free school, Sherman, Tex.; married, Galveston, Tex., Aug. 16, 1886, Sue Dee Grainger; two sons: Charles Conrad, Alanson David. Began active career on cow ranch in Texas, 1875; cash boy for Schneider Bros., Sherman, Tex., 1878-80; stock clerk and salesman Hamilton-Brown Shoe Co., St. Louis, 1880-1901; sales manager for the Brown Shoe Co., 1901-06; vice president Grand Avenue Bank, 1907-09; retired from active business 1910; stockholder Brown Shoe Co. and several St. Louis banks. Democrat. Baptist. Member Masonic Order. Clubs: Mercantile, Masonic. Recreations: fishing and hunting. Office: 400 N. 4th St. Residence: 5806 Clemens Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, Paul; born, El Dorado. Ark., Aug. 20, 1848; son of Warner and Martha Ann (Spain) Brown; educated Missouri public schools and Warrenton College; married twice; children: Julia (Mrs. George A. Radford), Zelma (deceased), Georgie (Mrs. James Unruh), Robert, Nellie (Mrs.. Albert Keller), and Paul. Was engaged in business as tobacconist in St. Louis for over thirty years; now member of Paul Brown & Co., stock brokers. First vice president Mercantile Trust Co.; director Mercantile National Bank, Mechanics-American National Bank; president Conejo-Colorado Mining Co., Missouri Valley Mercantile Co., Marshall, Mo. Member St. John's Methodist Church. Clubs: St. Louis, Noonday. Recreations: farming (raising saddle horses), horseback-riding jr. Office: Pierce Bldg. Residence: 10 Washington Terrace.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, Paul Winthrop, editor-in-charge the Republic; born, Peru, Ind., 1870; son of Henry L. and Mary Osborne (Ballantine) Brown; privately educated, receiving six weeks of school training since age of thirteen; married, Lyons, Kan., Aug. 14, 1894, Alma Johnston; children: Hugh F., aged seventeen, and Neil W., aged sixteen. Ordained to Presbyterian ministry, 1892; editorial contributor to Kansas City Journal while assistant pastor (under Rev. Dr. Henry Hopkins) of First Congregational Church, Kansas City, 1898-99; resigned from pastorate of First Congregational Church of Moline, ILL., to become special correspondent on waterways, Chicago Record-Herald, Jan. 1, 1909; became editorial writer St Louis Republic, Mar. 17, 1909; editor-in-charge since May 5, 1912. Democrat. Member First Presbyterian Church. Clubs: City, Public Question, Artists' Guild. Recreations: rowing, riding, mountain climbing. Office: The Republic. Residence: 4414 Delmar Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWN, William Grayson, sales manager; born, Morris, ILL., Nov. 5, 1869; son of John and Ann Brown; educated in public and high schools of Morris; unmarried. Began business career in general agent's office, in Chicago, of Cotton Belt Railway Co.; removed to St. Louis two years later, and was three years in office of general traffic manager, same road; then two years with the First National Bank of Little Rock, Ark.; started in the electrical construction and supply business, and was vice president Ewing-Merkle Electric Co., 1903-08, since general sales manager Continuous Frog and Crossing Co. Episcopalian. Mason. Club: Missouri Athletic. Office: 1408 Syndicate Trust Bldg. Residence: 4012 McPherson Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWNING, Lawrence Aaron, president Western Anthracite Coal and Coke Co.; born, Benton, ILL.. June 5. 1862; son of William Riley and Lydia (Dry) Browning; educated Ewing College. ILL.; married, Marion, ILL., Feb. 1, 1887, Luella Bainbridge. Began as clerk in general store at Benton, ILL., 1877; became traveling salesman for Dodd, Brown & Co., wholesale dry goods, St. Louis. 1882; with Ely & Walker Dry Goods Co. as general salesman and director, until 1904; vice president Western Anthracite Coal and Coke Co.. St. Louis & O'Fallon Railway Co., St. Louis & O'Fallon Coke Co., 1904-08, and since president of the three companies named; also vice president Central National Bank since its organization, 1907. Democrat. Baptist. Member St. Louis Coal Traffic Bureau, Business Men's League. Clubs: Mercantile, Bankers', St. Louis Traffic. Recreation: European travel. Office: 316 Central National Bank Bldg. Residence: 4358 W. Tine Boulevard.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWNLEE, William Addison, president Wilson Coal Co.; born, Benton, Franklin Co. ILL., Sept. 25, 1877; son of Addison M. and Mary I. (Cantrell) Brownlee; educated in public schools at Benton; married, Pinckneyville, ILL., Jan. 9, 1901, Viva M. Campbell. Was employed in office of Benton Standard until sixteen years old; then in law office and afterward in the office of the chief grain inspector of Illinois, at Chicago; cashier of bank of Murphy, Wall & Co. from Aug. 1, 1899, to Aug. 1, 1905, when became secretary and treasurer of the Bessemer Washed Coal Co.; continued until Jan. 1, 1909, when organized the Wilson Coal Co., of which is president. Member of Order of Kokoal. Methodist. Favorite recreations: baseball and motoring. Office: 140 Syndicate Trust Bldg. Residence: 4220 Maryland Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BROWNRIGG, Richard Thomas, lawyer; born, Columbus, Miss., Aug. 23, 1865; son of John and Elizabeth (Yerger) Brownrigg; graduated from University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., B.8., 1886; married, New York, Nov. 2, 1901, Miss Helen Reilly; one son: John. Admitted to bar in 1887, and since continuously engaged in practice of law; since Jan. 1, 1904, with William Mason, in firm of Brownrigg & Mason. Member Missouri State and St. Louis Bar associations, St. Louis Law Library Association, Kappa Sigma fraternity. Club: Mercantile. Office: 1225, 705 Olive St. Residence: 6254 Washington Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRUECKMANN, John George, president Brueckmann Cooperage Co.; born, St. Louis, June 18, 1876; son of George and Elizabeth (Rohr) Brueckmann; educated in Lafayette (public) School to twelve, Toensfeldt Educational Institute to fifteen, graduating, 1892; unmarried. Began active career, 1892, as office boy with Picker' & Beardsley, advancing as shipping clerk, cashier and confidential man, to 1906, then became connected with father in cooperage business, incorporated as the Brueckmann Cooperage Co., 1906; president of company since death of father, 1910. Republican. Protestant. Member Royal League, Royal Arcanum, Knights and Ladies of Honor, B. P. O. Elks. Member Missouri Manufacturing Association. Clubs: Missouri Athletic, Century Boat, Liederkranz, Amphion (director). Recreation: singing. Office: 2700 Bismarck St. Residence: 3322 S. 9th St.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRUEGGEMAN, George Frederick Arthur, architect; born, St. Louis, May 8. 1873; son of George H. and Fredericka (Woerheide) Brueggeman; educated grammar and high schools, St. Louis; Ithaca High School, Ithaca, N. Y.; B.S. in architecture, Cornell University, 1895; married, St. Louis, Dec. 9, 1905, Lillie Frances Mitchell. In practice in St. Louis since 1895; was connected with following firms before practicing independently: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, Mauran, Russell ft Garden, William B. Ittner, and Eames & Young. Member American Institute of Architects. St. Louis Architectural Club, Beta Theta Pi, Alpha Zeta. Republican. Was captain National Guard of Missouri, 1897; served in Spanish-American War as captain Co. A, 1st Missouri Volunteer Infantry. Clubs: Missouri Athletic, St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association. Recreation: athletic sports. Office: Third National Bank Bldg. Residence: 727 Clarendon Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRUNAUGH,  James,  manager Diamond Match Co.: born in Clermont Co., O., Nov. 17, 1832; son of William and Elizabeth (Young) Brunaugh; educated in country district schools; married, Mt. Pleasant, Ia., 1855, Sarah E. Brazelton; children: William (deceased), Samuel, James F. Went from Ohio to Mt. Pleasant, Ia., 1853; held position in bank a short time, then operated a line of warehouses at the terminals of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R.; enlisted in 6th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, May, 1861, was appointed regimental quartermaster; resigned before close of war on account of ill health. Removed from Iowa to St. Louis, 1864; engaged in manufacture of matches in St. Louis, 1865, and continued in the business until the Diamond Match Co. purchased factories at St. Louis and other points in 1881; has since been manager of the Diamond Match Co. Club: Missouri Athletic. Recreation: athletics. Office: 732 Pierce Bldg. Residence: 3634 Castleman Avenue.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRUNER, John A., general insurance; born, Alton, ILL., May 19, 1861; son of William Henry and Nancy Ewing (Smith) Bruner; educated in public schools of Alton; married, St Louis, Feb. 4, 1883, Tennie Martini. Began business career as clerk for Deere, Mansur & Co., St. Louis, 1876-78; clerk with L. M. Rumsey Manufacturing Co., 1879-83; buyer Bridge-Beach Manufacturing Co., 1883-88; buyer St. Louis Stamping Co., 1889-94; in general insurance business for self, 1895-1910; one of the organizers and first vice president Chas. L. Crane Agency Co., general insurance, since April, 1910. Member Knights of Pythias, Royal Arcanum. Republican. Presbyterian. Club: Missouri Athletic. Recreation: automobiling. Office: 1301 Pierce Bldg. Residence: 5976 Julian Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)


BRUNER, Preston Martin, president P. M. Bruner Granitoid Co.; born in Lehigh Co., Pa., July 6,1845; son of Peter and Juliana (Mohr) Bruner; educated in public schools and at Brown University; five children: Robert W., Preston M., Jr., Edwin E., Daniel E., Katharine Isabel. Studied metallurgy in Europe; employed by Cambria Iron Co., Johnstown, Pa., 1870-72) then in Bessemer mills at Joliet, ILL., 1872-76; with Vulcan Iron Works, .St. Louis, 1876-78; in 1878 started on small scale in concrete and granitoid construction work, and incorporated business, Feb. 26, 1892, as P. M. Bruner Granitoid Co., of which is president. Member St. Louis Association of Engineering Societies, Civic League. Recreation: philanthropy. Office: 531-532 Frisco Bldg. Residence: 5143 Maple Ave.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912. Transcribed by Charlotte Slater)



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