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Frank Wheeler Mondell, member of Congress from Wyoming; (Rep.); b. Nov. 6, 1860, St. Louis, Missouri; was left an orphan in his fifth year: lived on farm in Iowa until 18; educ. district schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits, stock raising, mining and railway construction in various Western states and territories; settled in Wyoming, 1887, and took an active  part in the establishment and building of the town of Newcastle and the development of the Cambria mines; mayor Newcastle, 1888-95: mem. First Wyo. State Senate, 1890-4: president session 1892, president International Dry Farming Congress, 1909-10, and 1914-15, asst. Commissioner of the General Land Office, Nov. 15, 1897, March 3, 1899: married Ida Harris of Laramie, Wyo., May, 1899, they have five children, elected to Congress from Wyoming at elections of 1894,1898, 1900, 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910, 1912 and 1914.  Address: Newcastle, Wyoming. 
[Source: Men of Wyoming, By C. S. Peterson, Publ 1915, Transcribed by Richard Ramos]


Isaac Wyman Morton, of St. Louis, long prominent in the commercial circles of the city, was a man to whom life was earnest and purposeful. Opportunity ever meant a call to action land one to which he made ready response and throughout his entire career there was never an esoteric phase in his history and the most envious could not grudge him his success, so worthily was it won and bo honorably used. His example remains as a source of inspiration and encouragement to those who knew him and his memory is cherished by all who came within the -close circle of his friendship.
Isaac W. Morton was born May 4, 1847, in Quincy, Illinois, a son of Charles and Rebecca (Wyman) Morton, the former a native of Halifax, Massachusetts, while the latter was born in Charlestown, that state. The father died in the year 1851, when Isaac W. Morton was but four years of age. The latter was educated in the Wyman Institute and in Washington University and when seventeen years of age made his initial step in the business world by accepting a position as collector with the Second National Bank of St. Louis. There he remained until he resigned in order to enter the employ of the Simmons Hardware Company, which in January, 1872, became the firm of E. C. Simmons & Company, Mr. Morton at that time becoming Junior partner. In 1874 the business was incorporated under the name of the Simmons Hardware Company, Mr. Morton being elected to the vice presidency.. He held this position for twenty-four years, when he retired from active management, although retaining official connection with the business as director. Mr. Morton was a man of very sound and. discriminating Judgment and keen sagacity. He early recognized the fact that satisfied patrons are the best advertisement and inaugurated a policy whereby every effort was put forth to please customers. The most harmonious relations always existed between the two men who were at the head of the concern and the labors of the one amply supplemented and rounded, out the efforts of the other.
Mr. Morton was widely known- by reason of his energy and determination that never allowed him to stop short of the successful accomplishment of his purposes, which were ever of a most honorable character. Honesty was not a matter of policy with him but a matter of principle, and he would countenance no method which at any time sought disguise.
On the19th of January 1877, Mr. Morton was married to Miss Jeannette Filley, a daughter of the Hon. Oliver Dwight Filley, who is mentioned elsewhere in this work. To Mr. and Mrs. Morton were born three daughters: Alice, now the wife of H. H. Langenberg, residing at No. 49 Westmoreland place; Janet, the wife of H. M. Kauffman, of 51 Portland place; and Helen, at home.
Mr. Morton was a democrat in his political interests and support, but while he usually voted with the .regular organization of the party he did not hesitate to cast an independent ballot if his Judgment so dictated. Mr. Morton was president of the Mercantile Library Association for two years, was also connected with the Ethical Society and was a trustee of the pelf Culture Association. Educational interests found in him a stalwart champion and he was a member of the board of directors of Washington University for a number of years. He passed away October 18, 1903, and a life of great usefulness was thus terminated. He was a broad-minded man whose vision was comprehensive in its scope and who while holding tohigh ideals utilized the most practical methods for their accomplishment. In all of his business career he followed constructive methods and his path was never Strewn with the wreck of other men's failures. There is no name that deserves a more honorable place upon the pages of commercial history in St. Louis than does that of Isaac Wyman Morton. Mrs. Morton retains her residence in St. Louis, where her entire life has been passed and where she occupies a most enviable social position, accorded her by reason of her innate culture and refinement and true personal worth.
(Source: Centennial History of Missouri, One Hundred Years in the Union, 1820-1921, Vol. V, Published 1921)


Eugene Joseph Mudd entered the National Bank of Commerce at St. Louis in January, 1902, as a collector and since that time the steps in his orderly progression have been easily discernible. The usual qualities of diligence, determination and faithfulness have constituted the foundation upon which he has built his success and he today figures prominently among Missouri's financiers as the vice president of the institution which he entered eighteen years ago. He has been a lifelong resident of Missouri, his birth having occurred in St. Charles county, at Boschertown, near the city of St. Charles. His father, Dr. James R. Mudd, was a native of Kentucky and a representative of the branch of the family that was early established in that state. For forty years Dr. Mudd was a practicing physician of St. Charles and at one time was mayor of that place, where his death occurred in 1915. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Mary C. Boschert, was a daughter of John Boschert, in whose honor Boschertown was named.
In the acquirement of an education Eugene J. Mudd attended the St. Louis University, from which he was graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree as a member of the class of 1901. It was in January of the following year that he secured the position of collector in the National Bank of Commerce and throughout the intervening period has made steady advancement, his capability and merit bringing him to the position of assistant cashier in 1916, while in 1919 he was-elected vice president. Throughout all the intervening period he has been a close-student of business conditions and particularly of the main features of the financial world and his knowledge is comprehensive and accurate. He is the president of the James R. Mudd Estate, Inc., a company formed to keep intact the estate which was left by his father.
On the 4th of September, 1907, Mr. Mudd was married to Miss Helen Ann Rechtern, a daughter of the late Charles Rechtern, a retired merchant of St. Charles, Missouri. The Rechtern family and the Becker family, of which Mrs. Rechtern was a representative, have long been prominently identified with the history of St. Charles county. To Mr. and Mrs. Mudd have been born four children: Dorothy Margaret, who was born April 30, 1909; Helen Mary, born June 12, 1912; Marjorie Ann, September 12, 1913; and Blanche Loretto, April 20, 1916.
The family are Catholics in religious faith, identified with the St. Rose parish in St. Louis and Mr. Mudd is a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. While Mr. Mudd had passed beyond military age at the time of the World war he had four brothers who were in the service. In politics his family has always supported democratic principles and candidates, but he has not affiliated himself with either party, preferring to cast an independent ballot. He belongs to the Missouri Athletic Association of St. Louis and he is prominent and popular in that order and wherever he is known. His business interests have brought him wide acquaintance and with its growth the circle of his friends has been extended.
(Source: Centennial History of Missouri, One Hundred Years in the Union, 1820-1921, Vol. V, Published 1921)



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