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REYNCLrS i"'GTORiCAL 
GENEALOoY COLLECTION 



ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



3 1833 01053 3807 



THE BENCH AND BAR 



St. Louis, Kansas Cily, lel'fersoii Ciiy, 



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2lk- MISSOURI CITIES. 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 



WITil STHHL KNCiRAVKlJ i'ORTRAirS 



PithUc Library 

_ NOV 19 1959 

Dallas, 'Jexas 



ST. LOUI.S AND CHICAGO: 

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Bench and Bar of St. Tjouls, 
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'111'^ iliHicultics in the \vav (if achii/ving cmiiiencL' in any calliiiv( are coni- 
mLMisiiralc with its chai aclci- The law is no cxcfpliou, anil, as a protL's- 
siiin, ranks ami mi; the nuhlcst I ,a\\ has lu iln with all the varied relations of men. 
" I lei" seat is tlie bosom ol ( ioii, her \ i me is the h.irmony ot the worlds; all thini^s 
in heaven and earth do her homage, the very li-ast as leelinp her care, the yiiMt- 
est as not exempt tium her power." What comprehensiveness! How noble the 
work, how great the res|)onsil>ility, how sacred the trust i ommitted to the law- 
yer! His it is rii^htly to compreheiul, l,iirl\ in adjust and justly to administer 
that which secuies man in the eiijin'meiit ol life, liberty and the pursuit of hap- 
piness; and only when thus considered is there thrown aiemnd the professicm of 
the law that dignitv, iind infused into it that moral force, whicli alone can inspire 
with an adequate .iiui just conceptiim ol his diitirs and responsibilities, him who 
aspires to a i)lace in its ranks He whoi nteis the legal pmlession solely because 
he disimeis ill it a nn-ans ol mone\ makiiii;, and uses it alone lor pecuniary 
prolit, can neither honor it nor be homu'ed b) it. The true lawyer sees in his |iru- 
lession a iKible science, wortlu' ol his niaiilhst i-Hoit, anil he Jt is, wlu), bringing 
to it a mind riiltuied and iii.lil\' stored wiili prolouiid and varied learning, can 
be to il .111 oiuament, and in his life lellnt that honor which to the true lawyer, 
it cannot but impart. To attain the highest e.scellence, the lawyer must [jossess 
the most varied and o|)posite qualities With de|Uh ol understanding, there 
must combine acute disceinnieiit ; learned in the subtleties of legal lore, he must 
also know men, and have tact to deal with them, lie must be a student, and at 
the same time be able to leave tin- solitude i it the sludv, and adapt himself to the 
e very -I hi v doings ol men ; able to command the resjiect ol superiors, he must also 
be able to ajjpeal to the weaknesses and inliiniities ol those less favored than 
hiinselt; in line he must be "all things to all men." 

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4 PREFlCr 

In prc[)ariiig thib volume tht- publisher'- tiavr aimed to faithfully represent 
the legal fraternity of the state of .Mi^Mjiiii The ./i/A; ha\c been secured by per- 
sonally interviewing thuse \vlK<se biographies are recorded, or their immediate 
friends, and by consulting recurds. The interest which m.iny of the profession 
have shown in their undertaking has both been a source cif gratilication tC) them, 
and convinced them that tiie result of tiieir iabois cannot but supply an urgent 
need. 'I'hat their work is faultless they'd^ niyt presume; that it will meet with 
uiupialiheii approval ihey daie nut hwpe They have conscientiously performed 
their task, and hope they have ih)ne it well. To those who read only to criticise 
they have no aprdogy td uft'er, while fi.r commendation they are willing to sub- 
mit the volume to the intelligent judgment (it a fair-minded, liberal and gener- 
ous-hearted profession. 



THE BHNCll AND BAR 



ST. LOUIS, KANSAS CITY, |H1^1^1:RS0N CITY, 



AND oTIIKR MISSOURI dTIl'S. 



HON. SAMi:]'!. IKIiAT. 

S.UjV/' /.ou/s. 

AMONCr tlic lacturs wiiicli (.onstitiitc ilic inic grcaliicbi. uf a cummoiiwealtli, 
L ami which arc essential tu its growth and |ir(.iSi>ciity, is its jiirisprudcucc. 
In tact this is, as it has well l)ccii callcij. ihc curncr stone ot a stable t^overiinient. 
( )nc of the best examples (j1 the jurisl (i! untarnished cliaiacter and eminent 
attainments in his prolession is lion. .Samml i'rcat, who has been on the bench 
(it the Lhiited States district court since the administration of President I'ieice. 
He has aitied materially in giving character to the jurisprudence of the state, and 
is Worths' ol the moj>t promiiunt place in this work. 

Indite I'leal is a son of .Samuel I" real, Sr., aiul was born in Portsmouth, New 
I l,ini))shirc, I )ecember 17, 1815 lie is .1 graduate of Harvard College (18,57), 
and 111 (."anibridge, .Massachusetts, also comin(nce(l his law studies. Before com- 
pleting them he went to Ciencseo, l/ivingstnii county, New \'ork, wliere he was 
engaged awhile in teaching in an academic institution, and where he finished his 
legal studies and was admitted to the bar, about 185c;. He practiced a short 
time in western New York, and in iSji s.ulcd in Saint I-ouis. At an early day 
in ihis i'\l\ he devoted some lime to joninalism, being editor of the Saint Louis 
■■ I 'iiion." 

On the resignation of jutlge iMontgoniery IJIair, of the court uf common pleas, 
our subject was ap])ointed to fill his [ilace. The ne.xt year he was elected to the 
same (.itiice, and betore that term li.iil expired, President Pierce called him to the 
bench, to lill the olfice of pidge of the I'niied States district court for the eastern 
district of Missouri, which ollice he has lilled fi.ir nearly thirty years. His dis- 
tinguishing peculiarities as a judge aie, great learning in the law as a science, 
quickness ol perception, .ind ria<liness in applying principles to facts. These 
ipialities ol mind, together with a natural turn toward mechanics, and unusual 
knowletlge on general subjects, liav<; made lilni sigiudh' successtui in administer- 
ing the law concerning patents. It is in this branch of the law, perhaps, that 

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6 'J'UF. BKNCH ANP li //.' Ol MISSOURI CITIES. 

(uili;"L- 'I'rrat has atliicvcil his t;realcM nimwii as a jurist. In all iithei' maltfrs 
aiisins^' in the gnal r.iiii;i- nl liti^ali' iii wlmh has Lunic lii'turc him as circuit 
a[i(l district iiuIljc, he has slmun hinisih In In- | u umcssivi- anil fearless. When 
llu- chani^eil and LhaiiniiiL; (imditiuns cil hnsiiiess have rc(|uircd it, he has reatlily 
abandoned ancient i>iecedenls ,ind de( isinns, and made his rulings and o|nnioiis 
conform to the demands of ihc aj;r. In ihis ics|icil he may tiuU' he s^iid to be a 
icformer iir jiiris|inidiMi( e 

In the trial ol a case |ndj;c Trcal is ,d\\a\s direct ami to the point l)es|)is- 
ing all sublerfui;!-, sham .uid show, he i[uirkly brushes ihein ,i\\ay, and dim ts 
altenlion to the real merits of the m,ill(rs With these (_|ualities ol niiinl and 
habits of worf;, he ilisposes (jl a L;reat ileal ot business in a short space of time, 
and in an eminently satisfactory nianm i. His opiiuons are clear ami sti'oiiif, and 
worthily receive l;ieat consideration al the hands of other courts. All in all, 
Jndjje Treat is not only ^iii able, but a t ijuscii'iiliotis, discrimi natins^ and impar- 
tial judge. The above opinion ot the status ot our subject is yiven to the editor 
of this work liy one of the le.idinj^ jurists of Saint Louis, himsell an hi)nor to the 
bench. 

|udL,^e Trciit is a demociat. DiiriuL; the tivil vvtir he w;is a hrm friend ol the 
Hnion, but since donning the ermine, lie has kept aloot from active partisanshi[). 
lie has a wife and one child 



HON. JOILN i;. III'NDICK.SON. 

.V. / IN / ■ UH 'IS. 

1^1 I h subject of this sketch is one o| the most prominent members of the Saint 
Louis bar. lie is a piotound lawyer, well advanci'd in all ot the theories 
,ind le( hnic.dities of his prol essioii, and .in advoc.ite ol remarkable brilliain'y. 
lie IS lucid, logical and eminenlL |)iai lical in making application i.il the law to 
llie f.iets, and his juilgnuut is of ,i high order. His politic. U speeches were olten 
illusli.ited bv rlietoru ; bul in Ins lee.il discussions he is dirett, pointed .iiid 
strong .\s .1 st.itesm.m hi-. I.imi' is w idi- .is the nation, and as .i [latiiot he is 
one ol the men who slooit in the lioiii i.iiik, .ind ne\ei looked back until the dis- 
turbances that agit.ited oni eiiuntr\ \\ere settled on an ecpiitiible basis. lie is 
one of Missouri's brighlesl .ind most liiglils' esteemed ( ili/ens, .iml is one of thi' 
natiim's best men. 

His birth occurred in I'ittsvlvania coiint\-, Virginia, .Nc)Vembei' i6, 1826. He 
IS the son of James Henderson, a native of D.iudridge, Jefferson county, T(.-nnessee, 
and Jane (D.iwson) Henderson, of I'llisvlv.mia county, Virginia, where his [lar- 
ents resided until 1852, when the)' removed to Lincoln icumty, Miss(juri. When 
J(.hn was nine vetirs of age his parents dieil, leaving him in care ot one brother 
,ind H\o sisters vounger lli.in himsell. His facilities foj- an eilncatioii were- lim- 
ited, but he olitained .1 lair c l.issical .ind seientihc educ.iticm, and by general read- 
ing ,iii<i the .lid ol .1 r(ieiili\e memoi\, he h.is ,u ciimiil.ited wist stores ol iisehd 



'J'llE BENCH .l.VD B.tA' OF M/S.SOUA'/ CJ'/'/F.S. 



int'orinaliiui mi iiianv suliji-cts lli- I'lii^as^iil in tlu: nciupatioii of -iSclKiol tcachur 
al an raih' .ii;r, wliic li i](( npal imi lir i (Mil inunl I. a several years, at intervals, 
sluclvinv; law ni tin- mcuiliine lie vv.is .uliiiil led Id llie har in I'ike county in 
|S.(S, In i.S-|i) he enteicil al (Miee upon a siic(fsslni t ,iiicr as a lawyei al Louisi- 
ana, in that eounly, renuiiniui; tlii-ie until i Sdi), 

lie possessed a clear insit^iil into polities lioiii aw early ai;e, and uMS elected 
to the Missouri leu;islature lioiii I'ike cniiiii\ iii i<S4^ as a denmciat, and was 
als<i elected ai^ain in 1^5(1, when he perlmnied material service to the stale in 
shapinij its ienisl.ition, parln iilaily in repaid to iln- subjeits of hanking and rail- 
ro.ids. lie was nominated as a IJiiiou democrat lor ciniLjress in iiSOo, but was 
detealed li\' a vei'y small nuniliei of votes, by James S. Ridlins, after a spirited 
canvass ot over two months Idle c.uulidales tra\'eled tot;;etlicr, and engaifed in 
joint debates thronghout the disiiict. Some nl Mr. 1 leiidei stui's speeches in this 
i,impaii;n lia\e bei'U inentiom-il ,is ainoni; the best specimens ol forensic elo- 
(pieiK'e e\er delivered iu the state. 

In I'ebi uai\', 1 S(m , .1 con vention was cilled 111 Missonii lor the purpose of dis- 
cuss in l; the question ol secession, to which Mr 1 1 end el son w.is cK-cted as a Union- 
ist In the several sessions which were held .Mr lleiulerscui led the debate, and 
to the powerlid arguments made from time to linu- by him, more than to the 
efforts of au\' other one man, it is due thai Miss. uiri 1 emained in the I'nion, early 
setting the e.\ample ti> other border stales To his slatesmansliip and patriotism 
as much as lo the elfoits of any one ni.ni in ihc boidi-r states, can be ascribed tjie 
peipetnitN' ol the Federal I'nion as our loielalhers m.ide it. Throughout the 
momentous struggle hu' national t'Nisteiue Mr llcndeisoii was the counselor 
and adviser of the gre.it men ot the countr\ 

lie Wcis Commissioned by ( iovernor (i.iinbh' in 1 So 1 brigadier gener;d ol the 
state inililia He organi/ed iie.iiK two lull regiments toi the defense of the 
Union in the northern part ol lhesl<ite, but In tore ciuiiiileting his brigade he 
received an .ippi antinenl troin the 'lun ailing governor, I.ieiitenant (ioverncjr 
Willard P. I lall, as United States seii.itor, |o nil the iineNpired terin of IIoii. Trus- 
ten I'olk, who had been expidled The .ippointment was conlirmed b\' tlie 
legishitiiii.' When tli.it term had expired. M.irch (, iS6^, .Mr. llciiderson was 
eleiicd to the Senate tortile lull term, ending .Maixh 4. iSOg. He was ycuing 
when he iTitered the seiuite, but was soon advanced to a prominent position 
He was placed un the committees of linanc-e. foreign relations, iiostoflices and 
post roads, claims, contingent expenses of tin- sen.ite, l)istrictc;f Columbia, Indian 
affairs aiiil others. He is the autluji" ol the thirteenlh amendment to tlu: l"ede- 
ral I oiistitiitiou, abolishing slavery, and immediately alter its ado|)tion he was 
among tin- first to propose the amendiiunl which alterward look form as the 
titteentli amendment, wdiich granted universal siilfrage. 

In iStjy, as chairman nn Indian affairs, Senator Ilendersoii organized a cum- 
mission, consisting of Generals Sanl)orii. Terry, ll.iriiey, Sherman and others, 
who went among the hosliU' Indians of the jdains and the upper Missouri River, 
flfecting numerous treaties ol peace, cjiielling expensive and disastrous wars, ijieii 



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THE BF.VCH AMD BAR OF AflSSOi'R! Cn !ES. 



hfing waged by ttic Kiuwas, Chej'cnncs, Aria])aliOL-s, Sioux and Comanches. 
'I'liKiugli his inllucncL- in llu- senate tlu' stale i\( Missmiri was i c'inil)urscd for her 
war I'xpi'nses troni tlie ledcial treasury, and the state Wiis enabled to resume its 
ciedit and restore its oitl-time condition ot solvency. 

Ml'. HeiKlerson gave every possible support to the l'nit)n cause during his 
ti-rni in the senate, yet he acted ratliei" on his own judgment tlian on the declara- 
tion of any partisan i:aucus One nf the most remarkable instances of his inde- 
pendence was wlien he \nted with Fesseiiden of Maine, Trumbud of Illinois, and 
uther reiniblicans, against the impeat liinent of President Andrew f cihnson. and 
thereby defeated it, Tn this vole mav f'e attributed the cause of his defeat f(ir 
reelectitm to the Uniti;d States senate hv the Missouri legislature of 1869. 

While a member of the senate in i.SoS he was married at Washington, to Miss 
Mary Newton I'oote, a daughter of Judge lilisha Foote, of New York. 

Removing to Saint Louis in 1870, he resumed the practice of the law, which 
he has diligently pursued up tn the |iresent time, chiefly in the federal courts in 
Saint Louis and Washinglcm, iJistiict i>l Columbia. 

lie was the republican candidate for governor in 1872, but was defeated by 
Silas Woodson, lie was appointed United States attorney to aid in prosecuting 
what is termed the whisky ring, which was entindy broken up through the etforts 
of Mr, I b.'iiderson Mr. Henderson made some remark in a speech during the 
prosi'cutions which gave (jffense to General (jrant, and he was dismissed from the 
service of the government in December, 1875, Since that time he has given his 
entire attention to the practice of his jjrofession • 



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HON. JAMES O. IM^lOADHEAl). 

SAIN J' IA>U/S. 

NK of the ablest memliers of the Saint Louis bar is the gentleman wliose 
name appears above, and who has been in practice in this city since 1859, 
and in this state since 1842. He v\'as born in Charlottesvifle, Albemarle county, 
X'irginia, May 29, 1819, being the eldest sou of Achilles and Mary Winston (Carr) 
Hrciadhead. His father was a captain of X'irginia troops in the second war witii 
Lngland, His grandfather, Jonathan liujadhead, came from Yorkshire, Lngland, 
and settled in Virginia while the tirst war with the nuither country was progress- 
ing. The Carrs were from Scotland, anti early settlers in the "Old Dominion." 

Young I5roadhea<l linished his eilucation at the University of Virginia, but did 
nrJt take a full course, suppurting himself by his own exertions wliile pursuing 
his studies, and then commenced to teach in a private school in Haltimore, Mary- 
lanil. His father having meantime settleil in Saint Charles count)', this state, the 
son followed in June, i8;7,.mii hicaled in .Saint Charles ciuinty, where he obtained 
a situation as tutor in the lainily of Hon. lulward Bates, whose sketch may be 
fouiul in this work, Mr, IJroadhead spent three years in the family of this great 
man, reading law at the same tune with that eminent lawyer. 




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THE BENCH AND BAR OE MESSOUKI CJTIES. 9 

He was licensed in 1S42 liy Judi^e Iluiil, ul liowlini; (ireeii, Pike county, in 
wliicli county lie Incited and |>iaclic(d liis |inifi'ssioii, until lie c.inie to Saint Louis 
a. tile date alre.idy meiuiourd. The wiilc r oi tlii^ sketch has recently visited all 
the counties in nortlieasleiii Missuuii, u heie he IDuiid the older class of lawyers 
lavish in their ]iraise of Mr. Hroadhead, liecanse of liis splendid record as an 
attorney in that judicial circuit. Thirty and forty years ago the bar of Pike, 
Marion, Lewis and other counties there contained several legal lights, whose brill- 
iancy it was dillicult to match anywhere in the state outside of Saint Louis, and 
with that class Mr. Hroadheail was often pitted, frequently coming off victorious. 

While ill Pike county he held various civil otiices, and seems to have been a 
favorite of the whig party, to which he then belonged. He was a member of the 
constitutional convention in 1845, represented Pike county in the legislature in 
1847-48, and was state senator from 1851 to 1855. hi his legislative career we 
are told that he proveil to bean accom])lishr(l debater, and that he established an 
enviable re[)utation as a gentleman of excellent character and much worth. 

On his removal to this city, Mr Hroadhead formed a |iartnership with Fidelio 
C. Sharpe, and they were in successful practice together when civil war burst 
upon the land, and Mr. Broiidhead promptl)' arrayeil himself on the side of the 
old Hag. A pretty full account of his history during that painful strife may be 
found in "Tlie History of Saint Louis C'itv and County," by J. T. Scharfe, pub- 
lisluil in Philadelphia in 1S83, It must here sullice to say that Mr. Broadhead 
was one of the tirst men in this city taking steps to prevent the state from join- 
ing the confederation; that to tliat end he was a member of the committee of 
safety; that he was a member of the constitutional conventirjn which met early in 
the year 1861; that he was chairman ol the committee which, in July, 1861, 
reported in favor of vacating the state offices (jf those who had followed Governor 
Jackson in joining the confederates; tliat the re|-)(nt was atlopted, and a provis- 
ional government established; that in the same year he was a|)pointed United 
States district attorney for the eastern district ol Missouri; that he resigned a 
few mimths later to become provost marshal general for the department embrac- 
ing Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, the Iiuliaii territory and southern Iowa; and 
that in every position which In- held In; showed himself the alert patriot and a 
vriy capable man. 

Colonel 13roadhead was a member of the constitutional ctuivention in 1875; and 
was quite elficient in that body, wdiere his rijje judgment and great legal attain- 
ments were shown to the best advantage. In the autumn of 1882 he was elected 
to the forty-eighth congress, on the tlemocratic ticket, and is now serving in the 
council halls of the nation, wlure his splendid talents can have ample scope for 
their tlisplay. In 1870 he was the choice of the Missouri delegation of his party for 
president of the United Stales, a good indication <.>{ his standing where best known. 

Colonel Broadhead was married in 1847, to Miss Mary ,S. Dorsey, a native of 
Maryland, and they have three chiidren, one son .ind two daughters, the son, 
Charles S, Breiadhead, being a lawyer in practice in this city. 



lO THE BE.VCIT A \' D BAK OF MISSOURI CITIES. 

"As a lawyer ami statesman," writes an oid accjuaintance of our subject 
"Coionei Hroailliead stands in the front row in Missouri, alike in alsility, in 
integrity, and in all the elements uliieh make uji tlie sterling man; and it is not 
unlikely that he may yet lie called to higher posts of lionor than any which he 
has yet occupied." 

HON. E. L. EDWARDS. 

JEEEI-.RSO.V ClfV. 

DWARl) LIVINGSTON H mVARD.S, judge of the first judicial circuit, and 



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)ne of the oldest men now on the circuit bench of this state, was for years 
a piominent practicing lawyei' at jelierson City, and throughout the judicial cir- 
cuit over whose courts he now presides. While at the bar he showed innisclf to 
he well posted in the law, .uid quite |)rompl in bringing to his aid any principle 
required to strengthen him in his position. 

Judge lid wards was born in Rutherford county, Tennessee, March 17, 181 2, 
and is consequently a little |)ast seventy years of age. lie has a tenacious mem- 
ory, ruminig back to any rase or cases trii-d in the courts of this state thirty and 
forty years ago, this faculty of his being f^ir above the average of men of his 
years. ()n the beiu h he is able to discriminate and determine very clearly what 
principles of law apply to a case and what do not; in other words, when lawyers 
engage in splitting hairs, he can quickly decide which lawyer has the right part 
of the hair. When they cannot suci eed in tlie splitting, he can go through the 
process for them. 

judge lulwards grew up on a farm near Murfreesboro, in his native state, with 
the usual (opportunities tor schooling afforded in a country school in the winter 
season. At niru teen he engaged to teach in a new institution started in William- 
son county, but his mind was on the West, and in the autumn of 1831 he resigned 
and came to Jellerson Citw Here he stutlied law with his older brother, Hon. 
John Cummins lidwcuds, then secretary of state, and aftej'ward governoi' of Mis- 
soui-i; and in h'ebruary, i.S;5, he was litensed to practice. In that year he was 
elected ileik of the circuit court and county Court, the offices then just become 
elective. In 1S37 he was elected brigadiei- general of the first brigade, sixth 
<livision oi the Missouri militia, and soon resigned. 

In 1838 he tried his hand at journalism, by starting the "Jefferson Enquirer," 
in com[)cmy with John McCuUoch, a democratic paper which expired for lack of 
support at the close of the campaign of 1840. 

In that year he was married to Miss Ann Ivy Dixon, daughter of Warren 
Dixon, from North Carolina. 

In 18.) I Goveinor Reynolds a|)[iointed oui" subject circuit attorney of the four- 
teenth circuit, but foi' [jersynal reasons the ollice was held but a short time. He 
now commenced in earnest the practice (jf his [)rofession, and while thus engaged, 
in 1846, he was elected tei the state legislature, and two years afterward he was 



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sent to tliu upper house of ttu: same l>ijil\'. Wliile in the senate lie introduced a 
bill, which became a law, materially changing the civil practice in courts of 
justice. The bill had been [)reparei.l by |udL;r Wills, by « luise request tlie judge 
introduced it. 

In iiS5.S Judge lidwards discontinuetl his legal business, and went on his farm 
in the Osage Valley. Hut he was iiilcnsch' interested in politics, and in i860 
liecame the editijr in cliiet of "The li.xaniiner," j)ublished at the ca|)ital, a stiong 
democratic organ. At the end of a shoi 1 )'ear he returned to his f.irm, and civil 
war was upon the land. Ills sympathies were with the confederates, but he took 
no active part. 

In 1863 he once more left the farm, and resumed the practice of law. In 1874 
he was again elected to the legislature, lo till a x'acancy in the Cole county dele- 
gation, and in May, 1879, he was elected to the bench, as already mentioned, to 
fiil a vacancy caused by the death of Judi^e (ieorgc \V. Miller. He was rei'lected 
in Novcndier, 1880, and his |)resenl teiin will c.\pire with the year 1886, should he 
live thus long. 

We believe the judge has never conneited himself with any Christian church, 
but he is a supporter of such cirganizalions, and a well-wisher to every good 
cause. He has the highest respect of his neighbors, and of the people generally 
who know him. 

The judge has three children living, and one of them, Joseph K. Iidwards, is 
mentionetl on other pages of this wtuk. juhn Warren is on the farm in tlu' ()i>age 
Valley, and Sallie \i. is at home. One son died many years ago. 



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HON. JACKSON L. SMITH. 

yE/J'l-KSOX CI I'Y. 

ACKSON I.l'ONIDAS SMI rii, late attorney general of the state of Missouri, 
and one of the eminently successful m<u at the Missouri bat, early exhibited a 
great fondness for books, and luckily had a father who encourageil him in his 
studies. This was Kich.iid Smith, a ii.itivr ol Tennessee, wdio man led lili/.a 
Wagner, also a native ol that sl.ite, and cone to Callaway count}', Missouri, 
where Jackson was born, Jannai)' .mj, iS;^. .Subset|uentU' the family went to 
Ilow.ud Cuunty, where our subject had some e-\pei ience at an early age in farm 
life, attending scliool during the winters. Subset|uently he was sent to a select 
school at Pisgah; thence to the L'niversit\' of Missouri, Columbia, and finally to 
Masonic College, Lexington, where he w.is graduated in 1858. 

In the summer of that year Mr. Smith commenced the study of his profession 
at Jefferson City, with (leneral Monrc>e I'arsons, and was licensed to practice fjy 
tlie late Judge liphraim W, living in .Seplendier, i8()0. He was in company with 
his preceptor until the latter was killed, tDWard the close of the civil war. lie 
then became a partner of Henry C. liwing, an<l the lirm of I'Aving and Smith did 



12 THE BEXCII .t.VD /i.lK ()/■■ .W/SSOUM/ C/7VES. 

InibiuL-ss in tlie su[5rL'inc court of tin- United States and in ail tlic local courts, 
their practice being extensive and quile lui ralive. 

Mr. Smith was elected attorney general ul the state on the democratic ticket 
in iSyO, and served the tall term ol tmir \earj. During that [leriod his hne 
talents and legal attaininent;i were seen to good advantage. 

Mr. Smith resumed piactice in iXSi, and is now of the hrm of Smith and 
Krauthoff, whose business e.xtiiuls into ail the ciuirls, state and tederal. Mr. 
Smith has been attorney for the Miss(juri l^acitic Railroad Company at Jefferson 
City for fifteen or si.xteen years, and he is also, with his |iLirtiier, attorney fur the 
Chicago and Alton road. Mr. Smith has probably prepared more briefs in cases 
in the supreme court of the state than any other lawyer now practicing in Mis- 
souri, and the conhdence of the courts and of litigants in his ability and his 
integrity seems to be almost without limit A man of the closest a|iplication and 
perseverance, his industry has been liberally, not to say amply, rewariled. 

He was married in i86j to Miss Fannie \V. Chappell, of Callaway county, and 
they have one son. 

Mr. Smith is very gentlemanly in trying a case, but it is not safe for an adver- 
sary to [jresume too much upon his courtesy and forbearance. When once 
aroused and compelled to resent an insult, his invective and sarcasm are simply 
withering. 

HON. CHARLES Hl'NRY HARDIN. 

A/EX/CO. 

THIS prominent lawyer, founder of Ilardin College, and late governor of the 
state of Missouri, was born in Trimble county, Kentucky, July 15, 1S20. 
His jiarents were Charles Hardin, a native of Virginia, and Hannah Jewell, a 
native of Virginia, anil sister of Hoctcjr William Jewell, the founder of the college 
of his name at Liberty, Missouri. In the autumn of the year in which our sui)- 
ject was born the family came into this st.ite, then a territory* and settled in Col- 
umbia, Hoonc count)', whcie Charles llaidin died in 1830, antl his widow in iXOi. 

Mr. Hardin had in lii-. youth an avidiU for knowledge; prepared for college 
ill Columbia, ami took his college couise at the Indiana State Ihiiversity at 
Bloomington, and Miami Cojlige, (j.xfoid, ()hi(^, spending the last two and a half 
years at the latter instil utn >ii, and being graduated in 1841, He read law at Co- 
lumbia under the late Judge James M (iordou; was examined by Hon. William 
Scott, of the supreme bench; was admitled lo the bar in December, 1842, and in 
February, 1843, commeiu.ed [)ractice at k'ullon, Callaway lounty, In May of the 
next year he was marriiil to Miss Mary Hair Jenkins, an intelligent and relined 
lady, daughter of 'riieodrick Jenkins, in his da)' a prominent farmer and stock 
dealer in Hoone county. 

In a very fe\v years Mr. Ilardin rose to a high position among the legal frater- 
nity of his judicial circuit. His pleadings are reported to have been "models of 




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cunciscncsb and lethal accuracy," His brilliant siici ess as a lawyer, acctirding to 
the judgment ut one writer, "is in i^reat pail atlrilmtalile t(j the ceaseless labur 
wliiih he bestowed on the matters intrnst<-d to his nuinaf;enient." 

Mr. Hardin practiced .it I'ullon fo/ eii;hlei ii vears, and (hiring that period was 
often iKjiiiired with ollicial posts, which he in tnrn honored. In 1848 he was 
elected state's attinnc\' lor the old third circuit, embracing six counties; held 
that otfice for tin. full term of f(jnr years, and made a splendid success as a 
prosecutor. 

He was elected on the whig ticket to the legislature from Callaway county in 
1S52, 185 \ and 1858. At the close of the session ot 1855 tht- legislature chose him, 
and H(jn. J. W. Reid and Hon. T. C. Richartlson a committee to revise and com- 
pile the statutes (jf the state. Their wiu'k being completed, Mr. Hardin was 
designated to superintend the editing and printing, which he did in a liighly 
creditable manner. Tliis duty is all the more ( oinplimentary to him as it was 
assigned by a democratic legislature. 

I'rom 185010 1862 Mr. Hardin was one of the managers cjf the state lunatic 
asylum at I'ldtoii, and secretary of the b(,iard. 

He made so excellent a legislator in the lower house that in i860 Mr. Hardin 
was elected to the upper house, representing Hoone and Callaway counties, 
and being chairman of the iuiliciary committee He was the only member of the 
senate who voted against withdrawing from the Cnion. 

In 1861 Mr. Hardin removed to his present home, Mexico. At or near the' 
close of the civil war, when the courts were iipeiied, he commenced practice, and 
Continued it until 1872. About the same time he became president of the South- 
ern Hank at Mexico, and that office he still holds. In 1872 he,was again returned 
to the state senate, this time for Audrain, Hoone ani.l Callaway counties, ami was 
again placed at the head of the judici.iry cominilti.-e, and also made chairman of 
the lunatic asyhim committee. 

In 1874 Mr. Hardin was placed at the he.ul of the democratic state ticket, 
made a thorough and energetic canvass of the state, and had nearly forty 
thousand majority of the votes, (iovi-rnor Hardin (uganized an era of retrencli- 
ineut and reform, and greatly elevatetl the creilit of the state. 

The following resolution was adopted by the democratic state convention, 
July 19, 1876: 

AVw'/.--.Y, That wc poiiU with pride to llic ailiniiiistuaiud ol Ch, tries H. Hardin, governor of 
Missotiri, as a nmdcl nut; in tht- history of the state, and Lliallcnge Loniparison for it with that of 
any 'ilhcr stale in the Union, and upon the lionorablc rcioid tlius made in ihe management of our 
si, lie att.iirs vvc in\ite all gootl men to cooperate witli lis in iuir ilelfrmiiiation lo [tresent and elect a 
slate ticket that sliall prove worthy successors to (.ioveriior Charles II. Hardin and his associates in 
the various state otfices. 

One ot the best deeds of the governor's lile was the founding and endowing 
of Hardin College (1873), to which he has contributed about sixt>- ihoiisaiui dol- 
lars in money and lands. It has line buildings, an experienced corps of teachers. 



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and is proving a great success. It is (Icsigm-d Icir tcinales only, (iuvernur Hardin 
is a Baptist, and a majuiily uf the teachers .u e nt that dcnuniination ; hut llie 
schciiil itself is not regiinled as denomiualional, and all classes patroni;ie it. 

The residence of Ciovcrnor Hardin, kiiuwn as I'Orest Home, situated two and 
.'i half miles north of Mexico, and emliraring four hundred and eighty acres, is 
one of the finest homes in this part ol Audrain county, lieing litted up with a 
great deal of taste, and there the goveruoi and his accomplished wile (they have 
no children) are quietly spending the alternoon of life. 



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HON. WARWICK HOUGH. 

■yi-.EI'ERSOX C[ IV. 

\\\\ chief justice of the supreme court ol MisMuiri, whose name is at the 
head of this sketch, is one of the lu.'sl eminent jurists of the state, and has 
risen to that eminent position hy his own inherent energies, industry and well 
cultivated talents. He vv.is liorn in Loudon county, Virginia, January 26, i8j6, 
and in th.e autumn of that year his parents came to Saint Louis. Two years 
later they settled in |ellerson Cit}', where the father of our subject, George W. 
Hough, died in 1878. He was a prominent politician, and a man of much inllu- 
ence and noted for his stainless iiuril)' ol character. 

The subject of this sketch was gradu.ited at the state university, Colunjbia, 
class of 1854, and received the degree ot master ol arts in course. In college he 
was studious and e.xemiilary in his de|>ortment, and gave especial attenticm to 
general literature and the graces cjI c_irat.>i\' and rhetoric, hi the year in which 
he received the degree of bachelor of arts, lie was selected froin his class to make 
Some barometrical observations and calculations for l^rofcssor Swalhnv, then the 
state geologist; and in the same year ( 1 85.)), ( iovernor Price coinTuissioned him 
assistant stale geologist. We understand th.it his work in that held of labor is 
endiodied in the reports ol Benjamin V Shumarcl aiul A. B.'Meek, and |)rinted 
in the geological re])orts 

While thus em|)loycd, Mr. Hough devoted all the leisure time at his command 
to the stuily of law. He linished his h-gal studies at Jefferson City with General 
I'-dward L. h^dwards, now judge of the c irc.nit court, and was admitted to the 
bar in 1859. From 1858 to 1861 he served as secretary to the state senate. 

In i860, Mr. Hough became a partner of Hon. J. Proctor Knott, then attorney- 
general of Missouri, and now governor of Kentucky, and they were in practice 
together until the spring of i8(u. In .May of thai year Mi'. Hough was mai'ried 
to Miss Nina E. Massey, daughter of Benjamin 1''. Massey, at that time secre- 
tary of state. They have live' children. Civil war being then in progress, Mr. 
Hough was appointed adjut.int general of the state by (icjvernor Jackson, whom 
he acc(jmpanied to the South, serving with him until the governor's death. He 
was then ajipointed secretary of slate by tioveriior Reynolds, who, as lieutenant 



THE BENCH AND BAK OF MISSOURI CITIES. 15 

povernor, succeeded Governor Jackson, and he resigned in December, 1863. In 
I'\'l)ruary, US64, lie was assigneil to duty on the staff of Lieutenant General Polk, 
after whose death he was assigned tu the staff of Cieneral S. I). Lee. Still later 
he was on the staff uf (Jcneral Dick Taylor, siinendering with liini in May, 1865. 

Mr. Ilcjugh practiced in Memphis, 'I'ennessee, nntil the removal of the test 
(jath in tiiis state, and then (1867) opened an ofilce at Kansas City, where he was 
in practice iji 1874, when he was recomniended to the oflice of supreme judge by 
the entire bar of that (Jackscjn) county, and als(j of the adjacent counties. In 
the autumn of that year he was elected to that high position for the period of 
ten years, succeeding Hun. Washington Adams. I lis term will expire with the 
year 1884, and should he consent to serve longer, there is little doubt of his re- 
election, for he is seiving with great ability and to the general satisfaction of the 
people who placed him uu the bench. 

A writer in the " L'nited St.ites Biugraphical Dictionary," Missouri volume, 
1878, thus speaks of the juilge: 

"Judge Hough's decisilln^l and judici.d [lapers have gained for him great repu- 
tation. He has evitlently lost none ^^A his studiijus habits, and his papers shciw 
not only profound legal learning, but have the scholarly and classical finish that 
residts only from a wide range of reading and an intimate acquaintance with the 
great authors of English composition. Hut, aside from his acquired accomplish- 
ments, lie is a man of much force and originality of character." 

We have only to adtl that no judge in the state of Missouri wears the ermine 
with more dignity or pro[)riety, or is doing better work than Judge Hough in 
elevating the character of the jurisprudence of the stale. Such men are an honor 
l(j any cummonwealth. 

HON. DANIEL \\. McINTYRE. 

MEXICO. 

DANIEL HARRISON McINTVRi;, attorney general of the state of Mis- 
souri, was born in Callaway counly, lliis slate, May 5, 1833, being a son of 
Charles Weaver McIiUyre and Margaret (Harrison) Mclntyre. His father was 
born ill I'leming county, Kentucky. His grandfather, Daniel Mclntyre, served 
in the war of 1812-14. This branch of the Harrisons came from England, there 
being two brothers, who were among the early settlers in Virginia. In 1834 
Charles W. Mclntyre took his family to Audrain county, adjoining Callaway on 
the north, and there our subject had Ids lirst mental discipline, in the common 
scIkjuIs. He is a graduate of Westminster College, Fulton, Callaway count)', 
class of 1861. He went immediately iiUu the army on the confederate side; at 
first as captain of a company in the state guards. He was wounded at Wilson's 
Creek, August 10, 1861, and was afterward taken prisonei" in Callaway county. 
At the end ol nine months he enlisted in the regular confederate state troops, 
going in as a lieutenant, and coming out as captain at the close of the war. 



I 6 THE BKNCII AA'D /! A K OF Af/SSfll'fH CI TIES. 

Mr. McIiUyrc now farmed in Amliain county for four or live years. Mean- 
while, in I.S60, he was nianicd In Mi^s Sus.ui I". Simpson, of Audrain county. 
Wiiilc cnL,M,i,^ed in a;.;ii(. nil uraj pursiiiis, .Mr, Mclntyrc devoted his leisure time 
tu tlie reading; ul iau, and liiuslieci in the iiiin e of lion. Cdiarles II. Hardin. In 
1S7 I he was licensed to pr.K tice Ijv Judi^e William 1'. I larrison, and settled in Mex- 
ico. He was sonn .dterward eh-i ti'cl | .rosi ciiiiiij^ attorney of Audrain county, and 
served one term. lie wms edecteil to the slate senate to (ill the unexpired term 
of Mr. Hardin, whu was (.-leited ^ovei nor in iH/-). 

In iS/d Nlr. Mclnlyre was eh cteil Ui ihe house, and ree'lected in 1878. In the 
sessions of 1S77 aiul iS7() he was chaMjn.tu of the judiciary committee, and in the 
latter session he was als(j on two or ilirec- other committees: a special committee 
t(.) su|)crvise the revision of llu- statutes of 1871), and then of a joint committee to 
prepare the statutes foi' publication. He took a |)rominent part while in the 
legislature, and was (jne ol the foremost memhers on the democratic side. So 
conspicuous was he m that boily, and s(i much ability tiid he exhiliit, that in the 
campaign of iHSo he was the deniiKratic candidate for attorney general, and 
electe<i w/ith the rest of the ticket. 

As a lawyer he is painstaking ami untiring in his labor for his client. He is 
an eloi|uent sjjeaker, anil a successful jur)' advocate, and is distinguished for his 
integrity, his kindness of heart, and his s<jcial amenities. 



HON. EDWARIJ A. LEWIS. 

S.i/jVJ- LOUIS. 

EDWARD AUGUSTUS LEWl.S, the presiding judge of the Saint Louis 
court of appeals, and a man of varied literary attainments and great legal 
learning, is a grandson uf Samuel Lewis, at one period a civil engineer attached 
to the staff of (jeorge Washington, His father, Edward S. Lewis, a native of 
Philadelphia, was for many )ears a 1 lerk in the third auditor's ollice in Washing- 
ton, where he died in i8j(). and where the subject of the present sketch was born, 
Februarv 22, 1820 l-.dward S. Li wis, notwithstanding he died in the thirty- 
fifth year of his age, achieved an enviable reputation as a prose anti poetical 
writer for the periodical [lapers of his day. He married Susan Jean Washingtun, 
a daughter of Lund Washington, and a sister of Hon. P. G. Washington, assist- 
ant secretary of the treasury under the administration of President Pierce. She 
died in 1829, and the orphan boy was sent t<j school at Charlotte Hall, Maryland, 
where his school days ended three years later. rri.iin that date young Lewis was 
his own tutor, and in a few years masti-red most branches of mathematics and 
became a fair linguist. 

In 1835 Mr. Lewis became an a|iprentice to the printer's trade, in the otTice of 
Duff Green, at Washington, and the next year he went to Virginia, where he soon 
secured a position as a private tutor in a family. During the time of his employ 




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THE DENC[[ AXD HAK OF MISSOURI CITIES. I 7 

mcnt in this capacity lie ililigently pursiicii a course of study, wliich was, in a 
great measure, tiie foundation for his siihseqiHul achievements. In 1838 lie 
returned to Washini!;ton, but after siicudini; a tew inmiths in the general land 
olliee he went to Mississippi, where he sii\i-d as lieputy circuit clerk of Vazoo 
county for one year, during which time he tlevoled ail his s|iare time to reading 
law, so that, at the ex|)iration of anotiier \'ear wholly devoted to his legal studies, 
he was admitted to the liar, and for four years ])racticed law in that state. 

Mr. Lewis came to Missouri in January, 1S45, and the next month, having 
been admitted to the bar of this state, he began the practice of law at Kiclimond, 
Kay county. In September of that vear he manieil I'arthcnia, daughter of Wal- 
ter L. Hransford, who was a Keutucician The Kay circuit extended over eight 
counties, in which field of legal labor Mr, Lewis soon gained a position which 
placed him among the ver}' fi^reniost ol the \ounger members of the bar. 

In 1851, in conjunction with lion. Joseph li, C.'i'ockett, he edited the daily 
"Intelligencer" in the citv of Saint Louis In the following year Mr. Crockett 
went to California, and Mr. Lewis became the sole proprietor and political editor 
of the paper. In that year(i.S5j) tin- piiiueis' national convention was held at 
Cincinnati, ami Mr. Lewis introduced the resolution which resulted in the forma- 
tion of the National 'ry[)ogr,iphical Union Twenty-two years afterward he 
delivered, by rei.|uest, an address before the International Typ(.)gra|jhical Union 
(another name tor the same organization) at its session which convened at Saint 
Louis, on wdiicli occasion he was introduced to the convention as "the fatli(;r of 
the union." In the autumn of 1853 he retuined to the practice of law, and rap- 
idly attaineil eminence in his protession. In the 1 olio wing spring he was appointed 
attorney for the North Missimri railroad. In 1856 he was one of four candidates 
for judge of the Saint Louis land court, lion. C. B. Lord being elected, and Mr. 
Lewis receiving the next highest vote. In the same year he moved to Saint 
Charles city, and in the year following purchased two hundred acres of land on 
the line of the railroad just mentioned, and laiil out a town, now called New 
I'lorence, named for his daughter. In 1858 he was elected curator of Saint 
Charles College, of which institution he alterwartl, and for several years, was act- 
ing piesideut. 

In iS(jo he was a |)residential elector on the Hreckenridge ticket. He was, in 
i8ui-6j, president cjf the Saint Charles liranch ol the Southern Hank of Mis- 
souri. In 1863 he was one of the demoiratic cMudidates forjudge of the supreme 
court, having received the highest number ot votes cast in the convention for any 
candidate for any ollice. The entire ticket was defeated. In 1872 he was again 
a presidential elector on the democratic .md liberal ticket, and was chosen to 
convey the vote of the state to Washington. 

'riiough modest and retiring in his dis|iosition, his learning and talents, 

coupled with a pure and irreproachable ch. trader, had caused the bench and bar 

of the state to accoril him a distinguished position in the profession, and in 1874 

he was appointed by Governor Wootlson, himself a lawyer of ability and dis- 

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ciiminatiiin, tu fill an imcxiurfil tL-riii a^ cliict justice of the suprenie court, the 
vacancy liein^ canscii by the rcsii^-naliun nl Jml-r Wasli Ailanis. 15y the consti- 
tution of 1875 the Saint Luuis couit m .ippiaN was crealeii, a court wiiich, as 
we lear[i fruni a sketch uf Juiij;c Levsi^ in " The Couiinonwealth uf Missouri," 
"is practically, in its cunstitutiiinal juriMlictiun, the court of last resort for about 
seven-eli^hths ol the lilii^atinn arising; m the luuils ot' Saint Louis, Saint Charles, 
Lincoln and W^irreEi numties." |u(Il;<s Lewis, (nintt aiul liakewill were ap- 
pointed judges of this cunrt, and in iSyd judge Lewis was elected, and by a con- 
slitutiunal prii\'ision btcanie presiding judge of the Court. His term of office 
will e.xpi[e in [anuary, 1889. 

Judge Lewis has six idiildren: W.dor V . i>, a commercial traveler, Edward S. 
is a nuiclunt, h'lorence !'-. is the wifr of Rubfrt Atkinson, a manufacturer cjf 
Sanit Louib, Lngcue W. anil 1'. (iraysou are bocikkeepers, a[id jiransloril is a 
physician. 

liarly in his professimial career Judg'j Lewis gave evidence of the possession 
of that peculiar order of inudlcct wdiii h has di^tinguislled him as a judge, and 
which has been ajilly Icinied .1 judic i.d mind. He is said to have alviiays seen 
both sides of every legal plopo^iliou |)i. -,enled in the progress of judicial investi- 
gations with which he haci any connection. This mental characteristic prevented 
him from becoming a blind partisan ol his client, but it enabled him to forearm 
himself, and to thus successfully combat the position taken b\' opposing counsel. 

A member of the Saint Louis bar, who is tlioroiigldy well acquaintetl with 
ludge Lewis and with his judicial writings, ,ind who is eminently well qualified 
to form an accurate estimate ol his judu iai chaiaiter, thus s|")eaks of him: 

" I3eing possessed of a ti'iider, gemidus, sympathetic nature, cultivated and 
broadened by life-long habits of thought and action, he is, as a judge, patient 
aiul attentive in the hearing of causes, .oid kind, courteous and considerate in liis 
manners and s|U'ecli toward counsel Though linn and unwavering in his con- 
victions, he invariably gives the profoundest ccmsideratioii to opposing views, tiiid 
liib upinious give evidence of a desire to convince by a course of ;i logical leascm- 
iiig rather than to override by dogni.uic staU-inent. His vocabulary of good, 
siiong, clear lingiish is very full, from \\ hi( h he has a woiulerful power of select- 
ing Words wliith exactly express the desireil shade of meaning, and hence ills 
judicial utterances are marked by absolute clearness and certainty. It is charac- 
teristic of his judicial writings that the)' show an almost entire absence of the 
Liane of judges ami the stumbling block of attorneys — dicta. His style as a 
writer is eminently judicial — dignified in expression, logical in arrangement, and 
a|)l in illustiati(jn, with an irresistilile power of fair and analytical statement, 
wdiicli causes his pregnant sentences, abounding as they do in evitlences of legal 
research and couched in pure, cliaste, simple, yet elegant linglish, to charm as 
well as convince." 

It li.is been said of him as a judge that "he says what lie means, means what 
he says, and stops ulu.ui he has said it." 



Tim BENCH AND HAK Oh' M/.SSUUA'/ C7'/7/-:S. \ C) 

s 

IIu |)o:5hL-sbcs a masterly skill in llic use of the Knglish language, llic result 
of iiKiuv yciiis of cliisc, iinah tual slinU' ami llir ccunoniical use nf Il-Isiuc hours. 
Juilgr Lewis vcrilu/s llie slaUineiil lli.it " I he spare iiioiiieiUs of a year ai c mighty 
laborers if kept at their woik." Ills indusliy has horiie rich Iriiits in literature — 
iMietical ami [irtise, [)rufessioiial and general -— which give liim rank as a cultivated 
Hentleman, a profuiinil lawyer, and a w ritcr ot refinctl taste and splendid talents, 
file eluld-like sim])lieity of his nature and the [mrity of his life, coui)lcd with his 
eminent alulilies as a writer and his great attainments as a jurist, insure liiin the 
warm alfection of his Irieiids ,ind the distinguished consideration ol the public. 



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HON. FRANCIS M. COCKRliLL. 

/F.yA'AV;.\'.S7>7'A'0V/. 

^KANCIS MARION COCKRl'LL, United States senator, is one of the sons 
if Johnson county of whom she may well be iiroud. Reared iiere on a 
farm, early taught the great lesson that industry is the direct road to success, he 
e\entiiall\- found his way to the county bar; rose rapidly as a law)'er, and at one 
bound landed in tlie United Slates senate. 

.Mr, C'o( ki(dl was born ne.ir the viil.ige of Columbus, lifteen miles from War- 
leiisburgli, in Octoljer, ifSj4, being a son of Joseph Cockrell, who came from 
Kentuck)' to this stale in kS,, i , and was the liist slierilf ot Johnson county. 
I'rancis linislied his educati<in at Chapel Hill College, this state, where he taught 
one )e.ir after concliidiiig his studies there, reading hiw at the same time. In 
March, 1855, he entered the law oliice of Charles ( ). Silliman, Warreiisburgh, and 
was admitted to the bar in October following. He Wds in iiartnership with his 
preceptor until the ci\il war began, when he entered the confederate service as 
captain of a company, and rose to the rank of brigadier general. lie had com- 
mand of the 1st Missouri brigade, composed of the isl and 2tl Missouri regiments, 
the only troops that remained in the held, on the east side oJ the Missouri River, 
until the war ended. 

tieneral Cockrell returned to Warreiisburgh in the spring of 1866, and be- 
came a partner of Hon. T. T. Crittenden, now governor of the state, and the firm 
of Crittenden and Cockrell became one of the most distinguished law firms in 
western Missouri. Cieiier.d Cockrell was just as much of a student at law after 
bt'ing admittetl to practice as before, and it was no uncommon thing to see him 
poring over liis law bociks and lookinu uji authorities long alter midnight. lie 
excels as a court lawyer, and is good beloie a jurv, being logical and clear, with- 
out being oratorical; and his candor, sinceritv, great weight ol character, and 
line presence, all combine to give him i;'"' ''^ inlhieiue and success. 

In 1.S74, the stibji-cl of these notes was a caiulidate for the nomination for 
governor in the democratic k invention, wlu/n Hon. Charles II. Hardin was iioiui- 
iialed over him on the lliiid ballot b\- oiie-sixlh id' a Vole. He was elected to the 



20 rilE liLXCll A.M) }:AI< 01- MISSOURI CITIES. 

Unitctl States senate in January, 1M75, and reelected in tlie same month in 18S1. 
He is a growintr man, and Ins native ^tal^, as \wli as his native county, may well 
be prond of him. lie is a memliriDl llie C imilierland Presbyterian Church, a 
man ot great pidhitv', and a Christian grnllenian of tlie best type. 

Senalui' Cockrell has a third wife. 'I'lir liist was Miss Arethusa I). Stapp, of 
Chapel Hill, married in i.'^s^ she dynig in 1S5,;; the second, Miss Anna Iv Mann, 
(jf Kentnrky, marrieil in iMMi, and ilxing in 1.S71; and his present wife was Miss 
Anna liwing, (hiughter <if Jtidge \i H, lowing, of Saint Louis, married in 15573. 
Senator Cockrell had two < Inldren by the lirst wife, none by the second, and has 
five by the prei^ent wife. One of the two sons by the lust wife, John J. Ctickrell, 
is mentioned on other pages of this work. 



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HON. THOMAS T. CRITTENDKN. 

JEEhl-.KSON CI TV. 

IIOMAS TIlKODOKIi CKrT'J'I'NDKN, governor of ihc state of Missouri, 
is a son of lleiuy Crittenden, and Anna M. (Allen) Crittenden, and was 
born in Slielby county, Kentucky, January 2, 1^34. His father was a younger 
brother of Hon. John J. Crittenden, the gieat Kentucky statesman and whig 
United States senator. The nn)ther uf our subject was a daughter of Colonel 
John Allen, who was once a prominent lawyer in Shelby county, Kentu^-ky, and 
who was killed in the battle of River Raisin, near Monroe, Michigan, in the war 
of 1S12-14. We learn from "The Commonwealth of Missouri," that Mrs. Crit- 
tentien inherited many of the C|ualities of her brave and heroic father, and was a 
mother ever devoted to the happiness, the educati(jn and the welfare of her 
children. 

The subject ui this sketch is a graduate of Center College, Kentucky, class of 
1855; read law at I'r.mkfoit, in the ollice of liis uncle, Hon. J. J. Crittenden, and 
was admitted to practice by Chief Justice Simpson, at Winchester, in 1056. in 
the anttimn of that year he was married to Carrie W., datighter of Samuel Jack- 
son, ol Lexington, she being a lady ol line mental and social accomplishmonts; 
and the iu-.\t year after this union Mi, Crittenden immigrated to this state, and 
opened a law ollice at Lexington, alter being admitted to tlu! Missouri bar by 
Judge Hicks. 

He became a partner of Judge John A. S. Tutt, and was not long in securing 
a good practice. He was doing liiiely in his profession when the civil war broke 
out. He promptly t;ntere<l the federal service, and (iovernoi- (lamble commis- 
sioned him lieutenant colonel of the ylh regiment Missouri state mditia, under 
Colonel John V . Phillips, who was one of his classmates in college. 

His record in the army was as manly and honorable as his course has always 
been in private or civil life. Part of the time during the war, he was attorney 
general of the state, uiuler appointment of (lovernor Hall. On being mustered 







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niE HEMCll AND HAK Oh MISSOURI CITIES. ^ 2 1 

out of the bcrvico in the sprinij of i>i6v ColuiiL-l Crittenden S(.'ttled at Warrens- 
biirpli, wheie lie soon rose 1(j proiiiineiu e at llie ii.irof his jiidieial circuit. 

In i8()7 Colonel Ciitlendcn and Senator V M. Cockrell fornie<l a copartner- 
shii) for the practice of the law, at Warrensluiri^h, tlie county seal of Johnson 
county, which continued until viriuallv dissolved by the election of General 
Cockrell to a seat in the United States senate, in January, 1875. During those 
years no law lirm in Missouri was more widely known. Colonel Crittenden was 
a conscientious, painstaking lawyer, of sound judgment, and, at that time, of 
ripe experience. He was well \ersed both in the elementary principles and 
sci<-iice of his profession, and in the pr.ictical ap|ilicatiou of those principles in 
the court house, lie was both a safe counselor and [ileader, and an elotjuent 
and successful advocate as well ; a rare combination, which could not fail to 
bring to its possessor an enviable re])Utation, in a profession in which both talent 
and learning are indispensable prereijuisites to even moderate success. 

Colonel Crittenden was elected to congress in 1S72, on the democratic ticket ; 
was defeated for renomin.ition in 1874, the contest being tripartite, and his old 
classmate and military associate. Colonel l'liilli|is, also a democrat, being the suc- 
cessful candidate. lie was not a candidate in 1876, but was nominated, and un- 
successful, as was also the case in 187S. In 1876 he was a nominee of his party 
for elector at large, and resigned on learning that he had been nominated for 
congress. 

In 1S80 the subject of this sketch was the democratic canditlate for gove<'iior, 
and was electc-il by an unusually large majority, and that office he is now hlling 
with marked ability, ami decided independence. 



HON. WILLIAM G. ILAMMOND, LL.l). 

SAIN r LOUIS. 

WILLIAM GARUINI'R HAMMON'l ), dean of the faculty of the Saint Louis 
Law School, dates his birth at Newport, Rhode Island, May 3, 1829, his 
|)arents being William (1. lLimmoiid,a giadiiale of Hrowu University, and Sarah 
Tillinghast (Hull) Ilammond. The llainnioiid family settled on Narragansett 
Bay near the close ot the seventeenlli century. William (j. Ilammond, Sr., was 
a lawyer, and the surveyor of customs at Newport from 1829 to 1847, and died 
in 1858. The mother's family have been residents of Rhode Island since its pur- 
chase from the Indians in 1O58. The Tillinghast family, to which both grand- 
mothers of our subject In longed, are of lliiguenot descent. Sarah Tillinghast 
Hull was of the fifth generalidii in dcMciil Iroiii the noted Baptist iireaclier, 
(^badiah Holmes, who was severely whipped because of liis religious belief, and 
to whom a monument is abcnit to be ereitc-il by the Baptists of the United States. 
The subject of this biographical notice is a graduate of Amherst College, 
chiss of 1849, taking the Latin salutatory, to which was adde<l an oration in ling- 



HIE llEiVCJ/ A\D HAi; Of Af/S.SOUA'/ CITIh.S. 



Iislras a spircial coin|)lini(;iil, lloii. Julius II. Srclyc, l.ilc muinhcr of cuiigrcss, 
and DOW |iicsi(lciU uf Amln'isl CuiK-i;i', w.i-. a iiicinlxT nl the same clash; also 
William J, KijU'c, llu- cilitnr .if Sliakc-s|ii mh\ While in cullcj^c Mr, Hammond 
was one ol the edit(jrs ol the "Indiialoi," a i.'olk-u;e periudiLal. He studied law 
\n iirooklyn, New V'ork, with Hon. S.unuel 1'^ Johiison; was admittetl to the bar 
in 1851, and immediately formed a partnershii) with his pieceiitor. He practiced 
in Brooklyn and New York city until lSs^J. 'I'ld the \'eai' before was the republi- 
can candidate fcjr judge of Kings count)' 

Mr. Hammond had married Miss l.y.dia H. Torrey, daughter of Hon. loseph 
W Torrey, once a distinguished lawyei in Metroil, Michigan, .iiid in i85(), partly 
lor tile impro\ement of her health, and partly to improve his own miiul by travel 
>ind study, he went to llurope, travelinu; through lingland, Ireland, l'"rance, Ger- 
many and Italy, spending nearly a year at I Ii-idelberg, where he j)aii.l [jarticular 
attention to the study ot civil law and coin]iarali\'e juris[)rudeiice, returning in 
1858. 

He spent some months in his natue town, .lud in December, 1S59, went to 
Iowa, reaching there with a cadaverous |)ik ketbook, and having no clients. He 
commenced work as a civil engineer i.n a r.nlio.id at one dollar a day, Iteing the 
rear chainman. In a little more than ,1 )ear he was promoted, through all the 
intermediate steps, to chief engineer uu another raibuad, and lemaineil such 
until this enterprise was stopped by the lieL;inniiig of civil war. 

Mr. Hammond then taught the languages one year at Howen (now Lencjx) 
Collegiate Institute, Ho]")kinton, Iowa, and subse<piently lor one winter was at the 
head of the .\namosa city schools. In ili.il pl.u e, the shiie town of Jones county, 
he settled in 186^^, and resumed the pra( tn e cjf Ins profession. 'l"wo years after- 
ward he was married to Miss Juliet M. kuberls, daughter of Rev. William L. 
Roberts, I),l>,, ol Hopkinton, and has b\' hei one daughter. 

In 1806 Mr. Hammond removed to 1 )es Mciiiies, and became associtited with 
Judges (leorgc (j. Wriglil and Chester C. C'ole in conducting a law school, a 
jirivate enterprise started tluit yeai'. In i8((S the school was- transferred tn Iowa 
City, and Was attached to the state uni\ersily, .Mr. Hammond removing to that 
c it)'. He oci iipied llh; chair of ( ham illm of the law de|)artment until 18H1, 
when he came to Saint l.<iuis to beciine dean of the law school already men- 
tioned. That position he lills with eminent ability and to the great satisfaction 
of the friends and patrons of that department uf Washington Universit)'. 

As a law lecturer Doctor I lammond has been preL-mineiuly successful, and has 
tittained a distinction which c.in (5iily be amunited for on the ground of natural 
fitness and inclination fur such work. Wln-ii he eiiteie<l that held of labor the 
methods ol legal instrncticm were, even as pursued in the law schcjols, funda- 
mentally defective. The student was expected to acipiire knowledge by rote. 
( )ne alter another were placed in his hands te.\l books, which were written for 
the practitioner to serve as guides lu the application of principles supposeil to be 
familiar to him to the various lacts and circumstances of |)articular cases. As 



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well miglu ,1 student of nialhcniatirs, \\\\o is )'L-t iirnorant of trig(;inomelry and 
c'.ilculiis, he given a tiealise on eonslnu imn of inidges or on railroad curves. 

Kealizini; fully these defects in nullhid and aim, Doctor Hammond sought to 
so shape his instruction as to train the stmlcnt in the art of lethal thinkins^. He 
rcL;arded as ot more imptntance the undeilying |)rinciples of the law, and the 
correct classification of those princi|)les, lluni the details of their varying appli- 
i ation, for as to the latter llie student may largely inform himself, while as to 
the former he is left almost without hel|j from text books or decisions. The plan 
Doctor Hammond has adopted is to gi.ve in a lecture the history and develop- 
ment of the topic in hand, the law of its growth, so to S])eak, together with ref- 
erences to such text hooks and cases as will illustrate and amplify in detail the 
[irinci[>les staled. These lectures are not form.d written discourses, tiut rather 
oral exi.Hisitions, basetl u|>on a brief wrilien .inalysis, with such references as are 
ileeme<l suitable ti)i" subseijuent consultation, and such is his familiarity with the 
whole field of the law, and his aptness and accuracy in the expression of legal 
principles, lliat his lectures ha\e the merit ol clear and concise statement, coupled 
with the interest and animation of .ui oral explanation, which it is scarcely [)os- 
sible to give in reading Irom a maniisciipt. He has scjinelimes siipplemented his 
lectures by brief synopses, gi\ing the main points referred to and the citations, 
to relieve his students of the tetlious and purely mechanical labor of making 
extensive notes. 

Probably there are few other men in this country who have given such careful 
thought to methods of legal instrtiction as has Doctor Hammcjiid, and few, if 
an), have been more successful ill originating and carrying out right methods. 
His object has been to train liis students to be leaders in the profession, not mere 
machine lawyers. By precept and example he fosters a love for thorough inves- 
tig.ition and varied learning, and biings to his wi.irk a cultured and scholarly 
mind and a veneration for his profession which cannot but awaken in the student 
an ambition to succeed nobly in it, ,ind a contempt for the petty success of the 
shyster and charlatan. 

Doctor Ham im aid has been a very busy man since he came to the West, and 
h.is perloimed a great de.d of labor with hi:> pen. In 1 .S(')5 and i860 he preparetl 
a digest ol low, I reports, .1 continuation ol ,1 work begun by Hon. John l'~. Dil- 
lon, and the two volumes, kiiouii as"l)illon and Hamnioiui's Digest," liad for 
scnne years great liivor with the legal f r.itei n ity. In 18(17 he started the "West- 
ern Jurist," at Des Moines, and conducted it until the summer of 1870. Since 
that date he has lieeii a fre(|ueiit contiibnlor to other legal periodicals. The 
synopses ol his lectures to law studi-nts, both in Iowa City and Siiiiit Liuiis, pub- 
lished foi the benefit of the stndc-iits, are numerous and able. 

I'lotessor Ilamiiiond has also done .1 good deal of literary and scientific work, 
tiiang a contributor years ago to " I'm n.im's " ami "Harper's" magazines, the 
"Continental Magazine," the " Round T.ible," and later prepared an introduction 
to the American edition of " Sandars' Justinian," imblished in Cliicago, vvhii h was 



24 Tflt'' JiENC/f AND B.IA' OF MISSOURI CI TIES. 

also published se[iarately under the title of " System of Legal Classification of 
Hale an<l 151ackstone in its Relation In llie Civil Caw," and received high praise 
fr(.)ni Sir Henry Maine in his last wmk ^n "I'larly Caw and Cnstoju." 

He has also lead pa|)ers al dilhrent linn-s helore the Aniei'ican Social Science 
Association, of which he was Im- snnie \ears can- of the vice jjresidents. Several 
of this class ol |)apers, and (it his lectnies and addresses, have been pul)lishcd in 
]janiphlel fiirrn, and never fail to attiai I the att(MUion cjf thoughtful people. 

\\\ 1.S71 Professcjr Hanuuoud was assi.iiated with Hon, W. H. Seevers, late 
chief justice ol Iowa, and Hon. W. J. Knight, nf l)ul)n(pie, in preparing the pres- 
ent code of Iowa, which was adopted by llie legislature in iSy,?. The degree of 
doctor (it laws was conteri'cd upon him li\ low.i College at (irinnell in 1H70, and 
by his alma iitatci in 1.S77 I'or ten yeais before his departure from Iowa, in 1881, 
he was |)resident of the State Historical Society of Iowa by annual reelections. 

We have gathered .1 lai'ge portion of the data on which this sketch is founded 
from a vulnme (.'nlitled the " I'nited Sl.ites Ihographical Dictionary and Portrait 
Gallery of Cminent and Self-Made iMen — low.i Volume," jnddished by the 
American Hiographical Publishing Com|iany in 1878, That woik thus speaks 
of our subiect : 

"Professor Hammond is gifted with a strong constitution, which alone could 
have borne him through the labors of his past life and sustained him through 
trials that woidd have disconraged a less eneigetic man. In personal a|>pearance 
lie is about the medium height; in manners, grave and dignilied; a man of sterling 
worth, generous and genial, liberal in his sentiments, and social in his nature. 
* * * He is favorably known throughout the country, and liids fair to stand 
in high places aiuong the loremost men of tin- legal profession. 



HON. ROBl'Rl A. CAM PHI' LL. 

SAIN r 1.0 VIS. 

ROHCRT ACKXANni'R CAMPd'CC, lieutenant governor of Missouri, is 
>. a native ol this st.ite, being horn in Pike loimty, Septeiiibei' 2, 1835. His 
parents were James \V. Campbell, a merchant and Presbyterian minister, born in 
Kentucky, and So|)hia (Henry) Campln II, a native of South Carolina. His pater- 
nal great-grandfather, Alexander Campbell, was colonel of a Virginia regiment 
in the Continental Army, and in comm.iiid at the battles of King's Mountain aiul 
(luilford Court House. He is honoi.dily mentioned in "Chambers' New lincy- 
(.lopiedia." The lather of Sophia Henry, Malcolm Henry, was also a colonel in 
the same army. He came to Missouri, then a part of Missouri territory, in 1817, 
and he was a member of the convention, which, in 1820, framed the first constitu- 
tion of the state. The paternal grandlathei- of R(jbert also came to Missouri in 
1817, and b(jth families have heeii i(l( utilicil wjih the interests of this (.'(.jnunon- 
wealth from its organization. 



THE BEJVCN AND BAK OF A//SSOUJ^/ CITIES. 25 

The subject of this sketcli was ediu ated at the Spriiiu; River Academy, this 
state, and (he Illinois Ciillci^e, Jacksonville, an<l is a t;"railiiate of the latter iiisti- 
Intion, class of 1.S51. IIi; taui^hl schoi>l dnrini^ one vacation, while in colleire. 
He went to California in i.H5-' with his lather and ll(jn, John Swift, his cousin, 
and returned late in 1.^5 (. Aftciward h. w,is clerk one yc'ar for 1. N. Bryson, of 
Louisiana. He read law at liowlinti; (irceu, I'ike county, with Hon. James O. 
Broadhead, and was admitted to the hai 111 iSdo. 

He was in practice at Howlinir (jrc-en when civil war beti;an, and went into the 
army as adjutant of (General j. B. Hendi-rson's hi iu;ade, rank of captain, and on 
being mustered out in iSoj, reenlisted ,iad became major of the 49th Missouri 
infantry, which was on duty in this stale, and in which lie served till the war 
closei-l. 

Major Campbell practiced law at Bow ling (rreen, and subsequently at Louisi- 
ana until i^S69, when he was elected president of the Louisiana and Misscjuri 
River railroad, and continued in that pusitiim until the road was leased to the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad Company. He was elected president of the Saint 
Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern railroad, .uid when it was partly finished, it 
was sold to A. B Stone, of Cleveland, ()hio. In I'ebruary, ICS74, Major Campbell 
settled in Saint Louis, and took charge ()f the construction of the Lindall Hotel, 
and attended to the estate of Henry Ames' heirs, who were the owners of the 
hotel. 

For many vears the subject of these ncjtes has been identified with the politics 
of his native state. At an early day he held a clerkship in the legislature for two 
or three sessions. In 1.S61 he was made secret, uy of the convention called to 
consider the state of the country, and held th.it jiost while that conventioTi con- 
tinued to meet, a period of two or three \ears, it cmistituting, in fact, tor a while, 
the government of the state. 

Major Campbell was defeated for the state senate in i.S6-(, and for the consti- 
tutional Convention in i>S(j5; was elected a member of the legislature in 18(18, 
1S70, 1876 and 1878, and was speaker /ir,( /<7/.'. in the thirtietlv general assembly 
(1S79). In that legislative body he was i hairman of the committee t)n banks and 
Corporations, and. was on the (.ommillees on judii i.iry, eleemosy nar)' institutions 
and internal improvement, lie luok a \ei \- prominent part in legislativi- matters, 
and became tpiite popul.ir, so much so that in 18S0 he was nominated for the 
ollice of lieutenant governor, anil elected by the usu.d denuicratic majority. He 
makes a first-class presiding olTicer. 

Ciovernor Campbell was originally a whig, a h'illmore man in 1856, a Bell and 
Itverett man in i860, and since the war has acted with the democratic [Kirty. He 
is a man of a good deal of influence, with whatever party he alliliates. 

Perhaps there is no act of his life as a lawyer in which he takes more satis- 
faction, not to say [iride, than that nf the so-called "Test Oath Case," of The 
States vs. Father Cummings, which he carried to the sujireme court of the United 
Stales, where the oath was (.leclared unc(jnstitutional. 
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26 'IIIE liKXCII /.A'/' ism; ('/■' MlSSOi'h'l CITIES. 

TliL- wile of (iovcriioi- Caiii|jl)L-ll was Mai^.u ct HIaiii, of Howling Green, lier 
parents sealing there before- she was Imi]-ii, llie niarriagr being d.iled N(jveniber 
7, i(S66. They liave iwu ihilcbcMi, Maleubii 1 ic in y, agiil fifteen, and Ida, aged 
eight years. 

HON. JAM1':S W. lUJKNl'S. 
SAi.x r jvsiii'ii. 

CONCJRIiSSiMAN lUIRNILS is a native of Indiana; born Augnst 22, 183J, in 
Morgan conntw lie is the son of James and Mary (Thompson) Bnrnes. 
1 lis father was a prominent lawyer and iud^e of the eireuit court in Virginia. He 
removed from Virginia to I'lalt connty, Indiana, in iM,;; James was edncated in 
the comnKMi schools, and received special iiistinclion. lie entered Harvard Law 
School, and was graduated, receiving the degree of bachelor of laws, in 1.S52. He 
began practice in I'latt connty, Missouri. He was elected jiiilge of the court of 
common pleas in 1S68, which oltice he luld live years. During the period he lieJd 
that olTice lie never had a case reversed by the appellate court. He was made 
circuit attorney in 1X5(1, and held that office two years. In 187;, he removed to 
Saint Josejih, where he has been engagi d in banking and railroading, and he .dso 
owns a large stock farm. He keeps a iaii.;.- herd of imported stock, to which lie 
gives his attention considerably of Liti , 

Judge liurnes is a gentleman ^)i versatile talents; he has a comprehensive mind, 
active and analytic. He is a good logician; has a brilliant imagination, and a 
line flow of language. He is public-s|niited, and has always contributed to the 
building up of Saint Joseph and the encouiagement of literature and art. He has 
been successful in all of his undert.ikings. 

He married Miss Mary Ann Skinner, lie has two chiklren living, and six 
adopted children of his deceased brother. 



HON. THl'.RON M. RICE. 

lioox r/i / /■:. 

''r^IIIiRON .M. KICM, late member of congress from the seventh district, <ind 
JL formerly judge of the fust judicial ciii nit, is one ot the leading members ot 
the Cooper c<junty bar. He is a born gent lei nan, high-minded and aspiring, and in 
every position of honor to which he has been appointetl by the sn If rage of his fellow 
citizens, he has shown himself to be e\'er\' iiu h a man. He is a Buckeye by birth; 
a native of Trumbull count); Ijoiii at Meiia, September 21, 1829. The western 
leserve, o\\ which he was born, has beiii noted lur thirty or forty years lor its 
eminent statesmen, aiiiong whom were lion losiiiia R. (iiddings, Hon. Benjamin 
I". Wade, Hon. Milton Satbll, Hon. Rnliis 1'. Kaiiney, and last and greatest of 
all, Hon. James A. (iailield. 



TIltL BF.XCll AND liAK Ol' MISSOURI CITIES. 2/ 

The parents iif Mi'. Rice were Le\i and Alniira (liutlles) Rice, the former a 
native of Vermont, the latter of Cunnectii ut. Levi Riee was a farmer, and reared 
iiis Son in habits (if industry, givint; liim an exeellent i/pportnnity to harden his 
muscles, as well as strengthen his virtues and his manly resolutions, having the 
most healthful moral surniundings 

At eighteen years cil age the sulije< t of this sketch entered Chester Academy, 
Geauga county, and for four yeais alternated between attending school and 
teaching, thus securing a fail' education bv liis own exertions. The same period 
of time was now given exchisively to the nicnt.il drill of others, meanwhile devot- 
ing the spare iiours at his coniniand to Coke, I'lackstone, etc, his preceptor being 
I Ion, John llutchins. 

In 1.S5; Mr. Rice was a<lmitted to the bar of his n.itive state, and formed a 
partnership with his preceptor, at C^mlield, where he practiced lor five J'ears. 
Helieving that the West alforded a better field than t)llio for a young man of 
aspiring aims, and heeding the injunction of Horace Creeley, addressed to per 
sons of his age and stamp of character, Mr. Rice came to this state in 1858, and 
settled at California, Moniteau county, where lie was in practice when civil war 
began, three years later. His patriotism was arouseil at once. He organized a 
company, which eventually Ijecame a |)ortiou of the 26tii Missouri infantry, Colo- 
nel George H. Boomer, commander; followed the fortunes of that brave, historical 
regiment through the sieges of Corinth .iiul Vic ksburg, the battles ot luka and 
Missionary Ridge, tlie operations around and capture of Atlanta, and the.march 
to the sea, and thence through the Caiolinas, our subject being mustered cjut as 
lieutenant colonel of the regiment. The historian of that gallant body of troops 
bears testimony to Colonel Rice's intelligent patriotism, soldierly bearing, and 
bravery antl coolness on the battle field 

On leaving the ariny, the subject of this sketch returned to Moniteau county, 
and located at Ti])ton, where he had good success in his legal practice. In 1868 
he was elected judge of the (irst judicial circuit of Missouri, and served the full 
term of six years. On the bench he w.is cool and clear in-ju(fgment, and lucid 
in his logic, '"and his course," writes tile historian of Cooiier county, "was such 
as to deepen the respect which was felt foi him, and to strengthen the hold he 
had upon the tdnlideme ol his tellow men," 

Nolwithst. Hiding his reluctance ti> niingle in politics, anil his strong desire to 
follow steadil}' the practice of his i)roli;ssion, Judge Rice was nominated by the 
greenback party in i.SSo for congress, and w.is elected. In the forty-seventh 
congress he serveil on the cijmmittees on public laiul and pensions. In 1882, 
without consulting him, he was the greenback candidate for supreme judge. 
There were two other tickets in the fn Id, and in a triangular light his party was 
left in a hoiieless minoiity. 

Since 1870 the home ot [udge Rice has been at Hoonville. He has a second 
wife and six children. '\'\\>.' lamily woishi]) at the hipiscopal Church. The robust 
virtues, which the subjecl of these notes had an excellent opportunity to cultivate 



28 THE UK. \ CI I AXD A. 7 A' OF MISSOURI CITIES. 

Ill his younger years, luue l)L-cn nf iiKalciilaliic benefit to him through the diver- 
sifud scenes and spheres in whicli he h.is lueii called to act. Whether at tile bar, 
iin the battle field, on the bem h, or in I In- halls ul nalinnal h-gislati(jn, he iius 
stood erect, like a brave man, ,ind pieseiUs to-day an unsullu-d, stainless character. 



HON. W. CRA'IZ BROWN. 

s.iL\T I oins. 

THE leadership of the free-soil movement in Missouri has often been justly 
credited to H. Grat/ Brown, who is at the present writing one of the most 
prominent men in Missouri. lie came to Saint l.ouis at the age of twenty-three, 
aiul at once entereii ii[)on the practice ol tlie law, and took a prominent position 
in Benton's free-soil party, then in its infancy. In 1852 he was elected to the 
Misscuiri legislature from Saint Louis, where he soon became prominent. In 1854 
he was maile editor of the Missouri " Democrat," and became conspicuous as an 
able and polished writer; his articles against the slave power were cogent and 
eifective lie was reelected to the legislature in 1856, and continued his onslaught 
against the slave [jower. (Jn the breaking out of the civil war he espoused the 
Union cause, and was one of the first to organize a regiment for the three months' 
service, and led them to the lield. General Lyon consulted with him regarding 
the capture of Camp Jackson, in May, 1861. To the prompt action of the United 
.States troops on that occasion is due in a great measure Missouri's remaining in 
the Union After Colonel Brown's term of service expired he served with Gen- 
eral Curtis, and also rendered valuable assistance in organizing the state militia. 

As a champion of emancipation, after a bitter contest in the Missouri legisla- 
ture in 1862-6J, he was chosen United States senator. The election took place 
in 1863, wdien Colonel Brown and General John B. Henderson were elected. In 
the senate Colonel Brown was chosen ciuiirman of the committee on public 
buildings and grounds; also of contingent expenses, and servod on the committees 
on Union Pacific railroad, Indian affairs, military affairs and printing. His 
.ibilit)' g. lined him disliiution in the senate. t)n account of ill ht.-alth he was 
foicetl to ilecline a reelection, which would have been freely given him, and 
Colonel Brown returnei.1 to jirivate life in Saint Louis, 

In 1870 the re[niblican party in Missouri divided on the question of restoring 
to citizenship persons in the state who had been disfranchised. Colonel Brown took 
part with the HLierals, and by combining with the democrats he was elected gov- 
ernor over MeClurg by .1 majority of over .10,000. In 1872 he was nominated for 
vice-president with Horace Cireeley. He has given freely in support of hjcal 
institutions in the city. He exercised good judgment in his purchases of real 
estate, which were extensive and profitable, but later financial reverses forced him 
to give his attenti(jn anew to j^ersonal business and withdraw entirely from politics. 

B. (iratz Brown is a native of Kentucky; born at L<-.xington May 28, 1826. 
His boyluiod was spent in private schools, with a classical course in Transylvania 




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THE BENCH AND BAR OF MISSOURI CITIES. 29 

University, Lexinp;ton, He entered Yale College in 1845; was graduated in 1847; 
stiutied law with his fatlici; was gradualcd I'rom Lmiisville Law school in 1848, 
and was adinilled to tlir liar in 18. p^. His niandfather was Hon. John Brown, 
member ol congress from Virginia, and (or many years United States senator 
from Kentucky, His lather. Judge Mason Brown, was an eminent lawyer of 
Kentucky, and his mother was a Miss Bledsoe, daughter of Hon. Jesse Bletlsoe, 
United States senator from Kentucky from i8ij to 1815. 

Ex-governor Brovvn is connected by relationship with the Blairs, Brecken- 
ridges, Baylors, Brestons and IIami)tons, and most of the leading families of the 
South and West. As a political leader he has no superior. His mind is mathe- 
matical, accurate and logical. He devotes his entire time 10 his profession. He 
naturally appeals to the intellect, but is master of rhet(;ric, and can make good 
use of it if occasion requires. He is good at re|)artee, but is considerate of the 
feelings of his opponents, and seldom wonmls with saicasm.of which he pos- 
sesses an abundance when placed upon the dciense, and is an eloquent advocate. 

He was married at Jefferson City, Misscjuri, to a Miss Gunn, a daughter of a 
distinguished editor of that jilace. They have eight childicji, two sons and five 
daughters living. 

HON. AMOS M. THAYER. 

SAIN r LOUIS. 

AMOS MADDEN THAYER, judge of the eighth judicial circuit, is descended 
/\. from a Massachusetts faiuily of that name, that emigrated from Braintree, 
Essex county, lingland, in 1630, and hrst settled at liraintrce, Massachusetts. He 
is a son of Ichabod Thayer, a luitive of Milford, Massachusetts, who married 
Fidelia La Due, and settled in Chautauqua county, New York, where the subject 
of this biogTcqihy was born, t)ctober 10, ICS41. 

Jiuige Thayer is a graduate of Hamilton College, class of 1862. Three weeks 
after receiving his diploma he entered [he army as lieutenant in the 112th regi- 
ment New York infantry, bi.it was subsec|ueiitly transferred to the signal corps, 
and commissioneil by the general government as liist lieutenant in that branch of 
the regular service. He served three years in that capacity, principally in Vir- 
ginia and North Carolina, ami at the close of the war resigned his commission to 
enter civil lite. l.)uring his period of service he participated in several campaigns 
antl battles of the Army of the Potomac. He was present at the capture of 
Betersburgh and Kicliiuond, and at the suirender of General Robert E. Lee with 
his army, and for gallant and meritorious services was lirst breveted captain and 
then majoi', his last commission being signed by President .Andrew Johnson. 

Our subject removed to Saint Louis in January, 1866, shortly after resigning 
his commission in the army, and at the age of twenty-four began the study of the 
law in this city without a preceptor. He was admitted to the federal and state 
bar in November, 1867, and was in successful practice in this city until the close 
of 1876, in November ol which year he was elected t(j the circuit bench, He was 



30 TirF. lUlNCH AND II. IK C/' A//SSOl'A'/ CITIES. 

rc-iJlecU'd to llic same dirn r in Nnvcnibcr, iSSj, and is n<i\v serving his second 
term on the Ijench. 

Judm- Thayer's snecess at tlie liai was sei iired by harti and lionest work. 
Ketieent ol s|iee'ch In i;ener.il ei jnvei salmn, retii iiii; ami uuidest m iiis bearinjr, 
and j^iven In the Cum|)aniunshi|) of hcinks ratlui' th.in jnen, it was sunie time 
Ijefore his talents and aeqiiirements we-re rtn i ii;ni/A-d. lint the time spent in stndy 
was not lost, and when liuslness came - slm^ Iv at Tirsl, hut afterward with increas- 
ini( vohime — the ynunij ad\ diale lu it mil v h amd Ins ser\'i( es in flattering demand, 
hilt the (ilder heads at tlir bar disccivt'rcd that a well equipped and graceful 
athlete had sleppeil into the arena, w huse sagaciniis mind and careful training 
shuwed him to be an autagnnist ol the liii;hest capacit)'. His success was com- 
plete when several ol llie most imporlanl lailway and insurance companies — 
corporations whose Kirge inleiestM ^y\\i\ pcridiaiU' trying position in the courts 
recpiire them to In; most carelul and i nnsci \ati\'e in the retention of counsel — 
intinste<l their litigation excliisivelv to him lb; served these clients with marked 
.djility, and eviiiceil not only a |)rculiai aptness lor corporation business, but a 
ready' ;inil successful shrewdness in llu- trial ut cases before juries. Called, while 
yet very )'oung, to the circuit bench, |nclge 'rha\er has made even ;i greater stu;- 
cess upon the Woolsack than at the loiiiisel t.ible. At the end ot his lirst term of 
six years he was reelected b)' a liatteiing vnie, the members of the bar and the 
public, generally recogni/ing his eminent (puiblications, uniting in his support 
without regard to party. As a judge he is piun.-itaking aiul tieliberate, but at the 
same time facile in liie dispatch ot business, both his law ami trial dockets being 
always up to date, while matters taken under advisement never fail of a Sjieedy 
dcterminaticjii. In the trial of a case, his marked judicial aspect, his gravity ot 
speech, his patient courtesy, his exact im|iaitialily, and the decorum which his 
dignity secures, are his chief chaiLictei isiu s. 

Judge 'rha3'er is a democrat, but iini, we believe, a \ery strong partisan, and 
he seems to be poinilar with all parties 

His wife was Miss Sidne)' Hunton ISicjther, d<iughter ol AJexander Brother, for 
a long time a banker in New ( )ileaiis, their union taking place December 22, iSSo. 



JOHN J. COCKRELL. 

WAKREXSnUKCII. 

JOHN J. COCKREU, was born in Wai 1 eiisburgh, his present home, May 10, 
1855. His [lai entagc- and family recoid may he found in the sketch of his 
father, Hon. I'rancis iM. Coc krell. United States senator from Missouri. John J. 
was educated at Cumberlaml University, Lel)anon, 'I'ennessee, and McGee Col- 
lege, Macon county, this state, being gradu.ited at the latter institution, as vale- 
dictcjriaii ol his class, in iSy,;. He read law with his father and Governor Crit- 
tentleii; was admitteil to the bar in March, 1876, and suc< eedetl to the business of 
the linn on his father's being elected United States senator. His practice is 



THE Bl'XCir AND HAK O I- MISSOURI CITIES. 3I 

ciuircly ill llu- civil courts, ami lie has a lirsl class cliciilaij;c. He is of the firm 
ul t^ockrcll ami Siiddalh 

Mr. Cockrcll is stinlimis and sniid, hki- his father, viry imich uf a thiiikLT, 
scU-i)oisi.'d, Cool and fearless, and a risiiii; )iJiinL; man in his judicial circuit. His 
piililical allihations are with the demncratic party, but we believe he lias never 
been a caiulidate for any ulfice. He is very ninch .ittached to his profession, in 
which he is making notewnrthy success. 

Mr. Cockrell has a t^ood degree ot |>ii1)1k: spirit, and does all he can to 
encourage local enterprises. He is presRleiu cjl tlie Warrensburgh Hoard of 
Trade, and secretary of the Warrensburgh Creamery Association. He is a third- 
degiee I'^reemason, and in gmid standing in the Independent Order (jf Odd- 
l'"eni)WS. 

'i"he wife ot Mr. Cockrell was Miss He ssie C. Cunningham, of Little Rock. 
Arkansas, they being married July <S, i.SSu. 



Hl'IVliRLF^Y R. RICHARDSON. 

]-EKSAll lES. 

I")h:VRRLEY ROBINSON RICHARDSON is descended from families who 
J went to Canada at the close of the .American revolution, his grandfathers 
on both sides fieing United limpire lo\'alists, and settling in Upper Canada, now 
calletl Ontario. Some of their descendanis are still living in the Niagara district, 
and are among the mcrst res|ieclable jieople in that part of llie province, the writer 
ot this sketch speaking Iroin pers<inal aci|naintance with them. 

The subject of this sketch was born in the town of Niagara, at the mouth of 
the Niagara River, October ,;o, iiS.'v- His father, Charles Richardson, was a 
lawyer, a member ot the provincial parliament from tlie Niagara district, and a 
priniiinent citi/.en of Ontario. He married Idi/a Clench, whose father was Ralfe 
Clench, who, siding with King George the Third, left the l.'nited Slates at the 
close of the war tcjr independence. 

Doilor Robert Richardson, the [laternal grandfather of our sidiject, had been 
the surgeon ot a ilistinguished Higlilanil regiment in the- liritish service, and 
settled in Canada at the close of the revolutionary war. 

Mr. Richardson was educated at Upjier Canada College, Toronto, taking the 
full course; read law at Toronto and Saint Catherines; was called to the bar in 
1S5-', and practiced in Canada until 1S511, when he left the |)rovince, and was 
engaged in railroading in the I'nited Stales until 1.S70 In that year he came to 
Versailles, Morgan count\-, his |]resent home, ami the iie.xt ye.ir resumed the prac- 
tice of his |irof('ssion. He has a complele abstract ol the titles to ail lands in 
Morgan county, and his |iractice, while general, is largely in the line of real-estate 
law, which he has made a special study. In this br.inch of the profession he 
represents a large non-resident clientage, and is doing an excellent business. He 



32 77//:' /!/uV(7/ AND li.lA OF Af/SSOUA'/ CITIES. 

has a good reputation for punctuality and faithfulness in all his legal transactions, 
and is a first-class business man, lie voirs ihc reimhlican ticket. His religious 
(. onncrtiim is willi the ICpist ( ^iial ('hiiii h 

Mr. Richardson was niarned in iS^.'-; lu Miss i'lniina N. Johnson, daughter of 
Captain Andrew |ohnson, nf O.xlurd, I'cniisjlvania; ihey have one daughter 
living, named Dora Louise. 

HON. JOHN \). -S. nRYI)l':N. 

.v. //.\' /• 10 1 'IS 

TOHN Dl'HOS SH.\R1' I )RVI )h;N, fumierly a judge of the supreme court of 
./ Mls^ouri, is a native ut W^ashingti ui cuuntv, Virginia, born March 27, 1814. 
His p.uenls, Nath.inicI and Marg.irei (C'r.iig) I )iydeu, were also born in that 
county. His grandtallu'r wa^ David Di)den, u'huse bmlher, Nathaniel, was aii 
officer in the revolution, and fell al King's Mountain, wiiere his name is inscribed 
with others on the inonument erected to the memory of the heroes who there died 
for their c<iuntry. The grandlather ot Margaret Craig was also in that war, and 
commandeti a company of Rennsylvaiiia trcmps. N'allianiel Dryden was in the 
second war with England. 

The subject of this biographical nuiice received a common English education; 
in 18J9 came to Montgomeiv ctiunty, this state, with the family, where his father 
was engaged in farming, and where the sun farmed and attended school until 
about eighteen years (.il age. after wddi h lie taught three years. 

He commenced reading law in i.S 35, in Montgomery county, with Hon. Mat- 
thias McCiirk, then cdiief justice nf tin supreme court; was admitted to the bar 
in liijS, and alter practicing a tew nnuitlis in Montgomery County, moved to Pal- 
myra, M. 11 ion county. 

While he was a student at law he alsu acted as deputy for the clerk of the cir- 
cuit and county conns, leaving the impress nf his industry and careful work on 
the rec(Mds, wliich were destroyed by "bushwhackers" in 1-864. 

In January, 1862, Mr. Dryden was appointeii by Governor Hall to the sujireme 
belli h lit the stati-, ,iud the iie.st yen was elei ted by the people to the same office 
li M the lei m nl si\ ye.u s I !ul his tei in e\pi ncl in 1 8(15, by an ordinance vacating 
all the ollices in the state, ,iiid |iidge Dryden moved his family to Saint Louis. 
Here he has been in general practice since that date. At an early day he was of 
the tirm i.if Dryden and Lindley. In 1868 his eldest sou, John Winchell Dryden, 
came into the firm, when it took the name of Dryden, Lindley and Dryden. In 
1871 Mr. Liiidle)' went on the bench of the ciriiiit court, and since that lime the 
lirm name has been l)rydcn and Dryden. They have usually done a heavy Intsi- 
ness, and legally and morally the lirm has a high standing among the legal fra- 
ternity. Indeed for forty years the judge has had that standing. 

In the ludgnU'Ut ol a geiitlem.in who li.is known Judge Dryden intimately for 
ne.iily loitv years, lie ranked ye.irs ,igo willi the leading members of the bar in 



•/■///■; lii.Mii \i\n i:iK ('/' .];/\.smih'/ (V/va.v. -?■! 

•J * ) 

iKiithiTii Mi-i^ciuii, Ixiiii; (list iiiL;iiislic(l ,1-1 MMiiui. pi';uiH\il and ^t nmi;, :m(l the 
llrsl ^|||■(|J| |ili'a(lrl III ill, II |i.lli I'l tlir sl.ilr lie W.ls lllolr lliilril I'm ill'itilU.l 

I'lliiiii i,il 11 111 III |iriii( i| lies 111 III!' Ill mil ill, in lui 1 I ich uir.il (liin.i\i-s In a illiy. 

jU(l,L;r I'lvilcii wa-^ aUiiiiir\ Im llir S.iiiit 1 miK ami limi Mniiiilain railniad 
troiii the liincnl its in ii\;aiii/alii 111 111 i^Mi; iiiilil 1,^75, \\ luii lir ii-si^netl. i It- 
lu-l|ir(l nri;,ini/f the S.iiiit l.miis l,n\ m hi.nl, and tm Iwn \aars lillrd llu- t hair nt 
lilcidiims .ind rvidtiux- L;i'atiiiliiiisl \', iiiilil llic i iisiit iitiuii u,is |iiil un a liini liasis. 
Ill- was ,1 nuiiilici ill llir !ii;islat 111 1- in lln- iixisiiil;- scssnni ul i,S7i): iliairiiian i>f 
tin; I uininit Ire 1111 1 1 iiislil ul ii aial aiiirm 1 iiiriils, .11 id mi tlir ji lint 1 cvisint; (■mnlnittct• 
lll tlic twii hdiiscs til iiAi-,r tin; l,i\\s, and w.is mieut llir hardrsl wm'kcis and 
clfarcstdK-adcd nn-ii in that luidy 

Jiidur l)i\(lrii is a ilriiini i.il iil tin' iclliasmiKiii silninl, and lias imiij; lircn a 
111. Ill 111 miuli inlliicni, I in i In- |i.ii l\ , 1 I , k-, a mrnilirr 1 d llic l'rrsli\ Ifiiaii Cliiircli, 
^\'^ ridci lit the (.'ciitial C Iniri li, ,ind ,1 ni.in nl siil ist,iiiti,il (|iialitics nt i lull .icier. 

Ill- was fust in.uiiid in 1S4J in Miss ^.ir.ili .\| Wimludl, ,1 n.ilixcnl M.issa- 
tliiisrtls, thrn nl Slicll)\ iniinlw Missnnri; du- d\ 11114 '" i^^lSi k'.iviiiL; tun child- 
ren, mily line nl llieiii, the snii ahe.iiU im nl imied. iinw living;; .ind the Secmid 
lime, in 1H47, in .M.iiimi iininlv, Missmiii, tn Miss S.n.di 1'", liari, a iiatue nl 
l'enns\d\Mnia, liy w hmn he li.is Iniir ihildien IU11114: N.illiaiiiel ("raii;, a lawyer, 
'I'roy, iMissmiri; Iijse|ili !,., 1 lei 1<, S.iiiil l.miis; M.irv ('., wlin has linislied her 
edncatinn ,it ^hlr\■ Institute, .ind is ,it limin , ,ind .\niiie .M,, whn is a student .it 
thill instiliite, , 



HON. WILLIAM L. SC'l )'ir. 

S,U.\/ / (>/'/S. 

W1IJ,I.\M I.UTIIl^R -St'O 1 T, a lawyer nl high standing in Itis prnfessinn, 
w.is burn ne.ii Ivnn.wille, 'I'enne^see, Xnveillber 15, 1X55. He is ,t snn nl 
C'nlmiei J. lines .Scnlt, whn died in 1,"^,;,'-;, .Hid I'di/a Jane (kanisey) Scntt, a n.itive 
nl Tennessee, ,ind sister nl llnctnr J (>, M R.imsey, aiithnr nl " .\nnals nl Ten- 
nessee," wliii is still .ili\e .iiid 111 his eiglilN seventh yc-iir. 

riie snli|ecl nl these nntes is a gr.idn.ite nl the luist Tennessee University, 
ICnnwille, cl.iss nl 1,^5.' lie re. id l.iw in the s.iine cit\' udtli [tidge /Mexaiuler, of 
the ciicnit lieiuh; w .is .idniilted In the li.ii in i.S^^.a tew months alter he was 
nl age, and pr.icticed .it ICnn.wille until the snnuner nt 1.S60, when lie moved tn 
.Meni|iliis. In tlie sining nl i.Sni he joined the smithern army, in the light artil- 
lery ser\ici', and I'nni m.inded wli.it u.is knnuii as Scntt's li.ittery the greater por- 
tion nl the w.ir. lie u.is se\i rely wniiiided ,it the battle nl Sliilnh, ;ind taken off 
the lield. as it w.is snppnsed, to die, lint he iecn\cied ill a lew months and 
resinned command ot his b.ittery, lie vvas in a large niinibernl b.itths, iiielnd- 
ing those nl I'erryville, Kentneky; Slmie River, d'ennessee; Cdiickamauga, .ind 
the tpintidi. in b.ittles tnr si\ weeks w liile (Jeiier.d |nhnslnnw,is f.illing back nn 
Atlanta, .ind cniitiiuied in the service until May, i,Sn^. 



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nil. I!I..\CII AND l:,ll: Ol MISSiH'Kl I rni:S. 



Al tlic (■(Jiicliisicin 111 the w,ii- Mr Sc nil icsiiinrd pi-.u ti<r .it Mi'llipliis, and ill 

I S70 \\ .IS i-|ic I I'll I ly llli ll,l I I il llic 1 il \ I I . I lir 1 illli r I .1 . Ii.liuilli ir 1)1 till- sri ulli I 
I 1 1.1 11(1 TV I Hint I if Slirlli\' ( iJiin 1 V, w 111! Ii \\ ,r. Iii'ji I 111 M I 1 1 1 1 p| I is, .1 1 III lie lu lUliird 
I li.a pusilii 111 iiiilil I lie 1 1 r, ill I lit L'liaiH rill II \ 11 i;ei , wlicii lUii sulijet t w.is aijpuinlcd 
|i\' liu- i^iiviiiiiii til lill iiiit llir iiiir\|)ii ril li rill, lieiiii^ lui llic hciu li abuiil two 
\cars 

( )ii k'avini; it lie i\\\^'i: mmc rcsiimrd |ii,utii'e in .Memphis, leinainiiig there 
until IiSjt, when he setlh'd m S.iiat I, mils, ileie he li.is iiKuli/ ,iii exce-llent rec- 
ord as an .ittnniex .it l.nv. .S.iys .1 L;eiit leiii.iii iiit iiii.itel\' .iii|ii.iiiili,-d with him: 
"Mr. Scntl h.is liiiilt up .1 \er\' resjieel.ilile luisiiiess, ,md h.is liee-ii ciniiietted witli 
snnie iif the l.iri^est iiisiii-.iir e .iiid uthei suits e\'ei tried 111 this I'ily; is paiiistak- 
ini;" .uid piinetil iiiiis, ami lume nl his eases e\(ji gu liy delaiiit," Idle s.iiiie i^eii- 
lliMll.in .idds til, It "lie is .111 upright, e.veelleiil lili/eii, and .1 solid m.iil, .is well as 
a sound and .ilile l.i w\ (.-i 

lie w.is orii^in.dU' .111 old line wliii;, .iiid of l.iie ve.irs usuallv votes the demo- 
(i.itK' tieket, l)ul is not .111 .uti\'e i)olitiei.iii- 

Mr. .Scott was marritd in 1.S6,; to Miss Siis.iii \V. I'dder, d.iuj^hter of James 
I'diler, now .1 retireil li. inker of .Memphis, and thi \' have four child ren. 



HON. W'llJJAM I'. ll.AKKISON. 

IIAXXIH li. 

WlLLI.AiM PRI'STON n.\RKl,S()N, .me ol the foremost lawyers in Marion 
count), and lormeii) indge ol ihe sixteenth judicial circuit, is a native 
III Lynchlnir^h, V'lrj^ini.i, and w.is born June j^, iSi.s. llis lather was Samuel 
J. Harrison, ol (_)uaker descent, and a t'lhacco men luuil, and his mother was Sal- 
lie (Hurton) Harrison,.! n.itne of Ciinpliell county, \'ir>;inia. In 1.S33 lie moved 
to Clarksville, Ti-nnessee, where he olil. lined the laiL;ei part of llis education, 
much 111 it bv his own studiousness in private 

In Janu.iiy, 1.S37, Mr. Il.irrison c.ime to S.iint Louis, where he was at liist a 
mei cli.inl 's clerk, .iiid al lei w ,11 d a iiiei 1 h.iiil , coiil iiuiiiiL; 111 ti.ide until 1X.15. In 
i.S.jy he (.ommenced the stiidv ol l.iu at ll.uiiiibal with the l.ite Kicluird 1' . 
Kichmoiid, .iiid \\'.is licensed to pi. nine 111 i.S4>S, Siiii e 1845 '^''- Harrison has 
been a resident ol this coiiiUv, .iiid h.i^ been in active .ind successlul practice 
when not servini; his seiiati u i.il districi, Ins cirtuit or his lountrv in some impor- 
t.mt capai ily 

In I'^S.) he was .ippoiiUed by I'lesid-nt I'leiie renisler of the I'nitid St.ites 
land ollice, .luil removed to I'.iliiura, llie (oiiiit\ se.il, \Ou;re he remained until 
1 .S50, when he resigned .ind 1 1 tin ned to the pi.ictice of liis profession .it Hannib.il 

Mr Harrison w.is .ippointed .lid to ( iovei nor II.ill, with the rank of colonel Ol 
ini.inlry, and he w.is lienten.iiit dloiiel ol ilie ji;lli ret;iment of enrolled Missouri 
militi.i Iroiii i.Sdj until the close of the w.u .Me, ui while, m i.Sdj, lie w.is eleeti'd 



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lo the state senate as an uik ciiuliticiiKil I'liiMii man, and was rluiirilian of the judi- 
liaiy ('omniittee in th.it lii"l\, .ijhI \iM>V a In. Id stand lui In-, rt)untry, votint^ for 
r\ci'y nu-asuic trndini; to niilmld llic i^i ivci mm nt ui its . Ili.rts to save tin; Union. 
A more |)osilivi-, (jntspoken man and liin-i palrinl did not live in Missonri in 
iS(ji-()5 and has not since lived heie than Mi Ilarnsdii 

I It- was serving; in the senate in iSdn win n lie was ap|ioinled to tile bmu h ot 
the sixteentli jiidieial liii'nil.on \\lii(li he s.il mud KS7 , niakini; a i onsiderate, 
ini|Mrtial ,ind able jiirisl, emim iiiIn' lilleil I(ji lli.it hii.;!) iinsiiion He is regarded 
as the best executive oHi<cr that ever s.it on the lieiich ol this cirenit, kcn'pint^ the 
eonrt a model of j.;ood order and .ill the |iro|irieties of ei\ili/ed life Since leav- 
ing; the liench he has devoted his time e.xchisi vel v and assiduously to the duties 
ol his piofession. Ills praclice is i|nile laii^e, and he has a high reputation as a 
eonrt and jury lawsei', as wtdl as Im talents and tor proluty of character, Tlie 
llaniiilial bar nia\' well take pride li> itsidl when it is represented b}' such men 
<is Hull, William P. Harrison 

lie was iiiavor of the cit\' ol I Ian 11 dial in 1 85 j, and then and since has showed 
a commendable decree ol public spirit. lie is a trustee nf the board of trade of 
llaniiibal, antl attorney lur tin W'.ibash ,iiid the Saint Louis, Hannibal and Keo- 
kuk railroads. 

|uili;e ll.irrison was lust inariied 111 iS;i; tci .Miss Maii;aret Morton, ot Saint 
Louis, she dyiui^ in 1.S52, leaviut^ si.N childien, ami the seiimd time in IJecember, 
i.S5;,lu .Miss Nannie !5ulloek, daughter . .1 Winlirld Hullui k, of Keiilucky, having 
l>\' her scwa-ii ihildreii luini; He li.is buiied cii^lit children by the two wives, 
most ot them 111 iidaiicw and has had lueiu\-ime ihildieii in all. 



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HON. \V1LL1.\M C. J()N1-:S. 

S.UX/ lOl'/S. 

ILLIAM Cirrillil':i< I' JONI'lS, l.iie iiidi;r (if the criHiinai court of Saint 
Lunis, is of remote Welsh dc-scenl, his l;i i-.il-nr.indfather, (i.ibiiel |ones, 
ci I mi 111.; Ill 1 his I'lHi 111 I \ .Mill sel I liiii; 1 11 \' i 1 •_; 1 11 i.i Mime time 1 m li ne the revolntionarv 
war, 111 wliii h he seiAe<l .is c.iplain ol .1 (.iiinp.iiiv ol \'iii.^iiiia tro(i|)s. I'rancis 
Slaiii;htei Junes, j^r.indl.il lici I il Willi. iiii C'nllibeit, was .111 exlensivi- |)hiiili-r in 
\'iri;iiii.i, and raised .1 t.iiuily ot twelve i liildien, the maiden ii.ime of his wife 
beini^ I lester C'nons. (.■iitllbcil '!', |iiiiis, the talliei of on r sub ject, was born at 
Culpepper ("oiirt iluuse, N'iri^ini.i, in i.S.j; m.iiiied hdi/.i R. Tie. it, daughter ot 
Hull, S.imiiel d're.il, foinieilv laiitid St.ites Indian agent .11 the .\ikans.is Lost, 
.iiid the result ot this iinioii w.i^ eleven ihildii'ii, Willi. nil Cuthberl being the 
tliiril child He w.is Immii .it lluwling (irei 11, Kentiuk)', |iily id, iSji, ,iiid three 
\e.irs .dterward the family iiiuved to Chestii, lllinais, wlu re the father, who was 
.1 pioniiiiiiit ]iliysiciaii .ind snigeon, pi.n ticed his piofessiun for more than fort\- 
ye.iis He is still living, being eight \ i iin- \ e.ns i>l .ige, .iiid resides w'lth his sou 



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ill S.iiiit Louis I I is 111. ill II r, !■ h/.i ( I ri.il ) Jums. ihcl m .M.mli, i SSj, ''KlhI nearly 
si-\ciil s'-ciL;lit yi.Mi s 

riu- siiliic< I III this sLi-l. Ii Is .1 l;i .iilii.iii- 111 .Ml Kc-mlrr C'nllc^c, Lci)aii()n, llli- 
luiis, I lass ill I .Ss- I If I i-iil iai\ at I !. lu I iiil; ( i 1 1 rii, w itli 1 li m, William V. Loving-, 
Hi(lL;r 1)1 tlu: ( ircii it i uiii I , wMs ailiiiilhsl In pi.ii I ii t- ill 1.S5J, and 1 In- iii-xl year 
srlllrd 111 Saiiil Lmiis, ami l.niiiiil ,1 |i 11 t mi ship Willi \\ illiain L, Sliiss, which 
i:uiitiniurii our nlmi 

Li iiSOo Ml JiiiM-s liiiaiiii- a ]iailiiii ol llmi t hailch I" Cailv, laic jiulgL- nf 
tin- cDiirt lit I liniiiial (■mni lii m, Saial Lmiis ( )ii llir lin-akiiii; niil nt the tivil 
w.ii in tin- s|iriiiL;- ut 1 Sd 1 , Mi |uius |ii-iiiiiptl\ rnlistrd in his cuuiitry 's dctensu, 
licriiniiiiL; caplain 111 ( iini]i.iii\- I, New X'mk irst;r\T corps, niuK-r ChIiur-I li (ii.it/ 
Hrown, and sci veil tliiniiL;h ilu- cainpaiL^n ol soiilhwrst ^LlssollI-i, in ( )i.tol)ci-, 
iSiij, Mr |oius was roiniii issioiicd pa\-iiiastci in the .iinu , anil scrx'rd lliici- lull 
years, bcmi; imislrred out 111 Novi-mher, iS(j5. 

Mr. Jones was a ilenioerat ol anti-slavery leaiiiui;'s al the lime the civil war 
luoke out At its I lose he la\oreil the rer-nlranchisemenl ol the rebel element in 
the sontliern st,ites, actini; with all honesty and siiu erity of [inrpose with the su- 
lalled lilieral part\'. In iH6(i he was ihe nomiiiie of the democratic party loj- 
1 lei k ol the 1 111 nit court 1 01 Saint Louis 1 1 .11 11 ty, anil was defeated with the rest 
ol the ticket. Two years later he was piesidential elector of that party tor ihe 
secoiid district, and entered heartil\- into the i .inipaiifn, s|)eakint;- lor Se)'moiir 
.md Hkiii, .iml i .iiuassini; his district thoidughly three times. 

I'lioi to ihis memorable i .impaign, that is lioiii the close of 1805 to 1868, he 
had been in I he sii^n and steambo.it [laintini; business, in company with Wyatl C. 
Ilollman, 111 wlin li he made a success. lie went into it because lie luul become 
disi^usted with ciiininal practice, but the new business was detrii-nenlal to his 
health, .ind 111 |anuai\, iSOS, he formed a law partnership with Charles (j. Maiiro, 
and later with |oliii I ), loliiison. 

In .N'ovendjei, i.Syi, In was i-li'i ted ludi'c ol the criminal court of tlu- city of 
S.iint Louis, and held th.it olllce until lleienibei, I1S7.S, when he iiLj.iin icsiimeil 
the pr.n tue ol his piotessioii .\ wilier ol ihe •' I'nitetl St. lies liunj.i aphic.d dic- 
tionary," .Missouri vnbiine, 1.S7N, si. lies ili.ii lud^e [ones' career on the beiuh 
" w .Is I li.ii ,11 lei i/ed b\ pi onipl iiess, ilil is^eiit e, lidelitv, le.irning, fearlessness and 
iiileL;.-ity ; lire.it skill .iiid ellh lem \ in llie disp.ilch ol business; and p.itieuce, 
.illeulion .iiid dit;iiirn.-d L;ood liniiioi wliilc |iiesidiiin in court, which made him .1 
l;i e.il 1. 1\ 1 11 III- Willi the bai 

111 I )iceiiilKr, i.S;:-;, Judge Junes letiiecl 1 1 0111 the bench, and ag.iin entered 
iipiiii the a. In e pr.iclici- ol Ins pi otessimi, .imj foi lued .1 p.irtnersliip with K. J . 
hel.iu*), undci the In in n.iiiu ol |oiies.iiid Uil.iiio, The business of the linn is 
\iry large .iiid 1 iicr.il i\c-, ,,iid .ilniosl (iiliielv 1 i\ il 

k'or Ihe 1. 1st siA )e,-iis Judge Jones li.is been ipiite .ictive in the Knights of 
I loiior, h,i\ iiig been gi ,iiid dict.ilor ol 1 In sl.ile. .mil iiiemberof ihe suprc-me lodge 
lor lour \ iMi s lie w ,is I h.iii 111.111 ol 1 lie 1 oininil he 1 1 1.1 1 1 1 .imed the pi eseiil con- 




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>liluti«)iis i)f llic su|)iL-nu- anil s(ihiu<liii,ilc lutl^cs, and is als(j L'hairnuin of llu- 
1 ■iMiniitlci- un appeals and t;iu-v anccs in llir sn|ii(Mnc- l(nli;i-. 

Jiid^e funi's was imilcd in in<uiiai;c Nuvi mini .'o, i^s'', willi Miss Mary A. 
(.."Iicstcr, daiii^liln ol iosrpli Chislcr, ol C'lic stci, l'aii;land, and ol seven children, 
llic fruit ol this union, iad\' lour an- livms^: I'annK- S., James C, J nil. i M. auti 
(iiles l~. 'I'lle judLje is ..\.n lipiscopalian : his witc is a C'atholie, and both arc 
pruniiiieiit in ihr reliL;iou> ,ind soeial c iii. Irs ol Saint Louis. 



WILLIAM C. JAMISON. 

S,U\ I I i>t IS 

WILLIAM e'ALDWl' LL JAMISON, a ni.nibcr of the Saint Louis bar since 
1S45, was born in M ui f rei-sboro, Rulheihud county, Teunessee, September 
25, 1S22. His fiither, llenr\' I), [aniison, wa-, ,in inihistrious and thrilty farmer, 
SLID of an immii^raut from South Carolina, who settled 111 Clarksville, Mont- 
l^omery couiU\', Tennesser, in tin- latter pail ol the last cenlurv. The mother of 
our subject was I'di/abi-lh HeaUv, a natis'e ol X'ii^inia, her lather nioviui; thence 
to Tennessee 

NL', lamison received ihe usual nieiiUd ill ill in the publii schools of his native 
villaj^e, workini^ more or less on his lather's larm during the busiest season and 
vacations, and .it se\enleeii years ol aL;e lutered I'nion University, Murfrei'sbjn o, 
at which iiisl It iilion he was j^radnaled uilli honors in iH.)j. lie Iheii came to 
Saint Louis, read law at lirst uiUi lion. |ohii 1'". I )arby, and then with Judge J. 
M. Krum, and was admitted to the bar in the autumn of 1.S45. ile remained a 
short time in the olllce of |udi;e Krum, then opened .111 ollice bv himself, and in 
iS.)S formed a partnership with I'r.iiikliu A Mick, which continued one year. In 
i.S.4ii Mr. Jamison btiaiue a pailnei ol James K L.ickLiiid, ,iud was with him 
.ibout three \ears, when Mr. Lackland withdrew to go on the bench of the crimi- 
nal court ol Saint Louis couiit\ In 1S5; (leor^e W C'liiie |erined Mr. Jamison 
111 llie piailice ol law, and tlie\ were logeilui iiiilil 1.'^.'^,;, being joined b\ Judge 
l.,ii kland allei he had lei I llie bench. '11 le In 111 ol l.aikland, ("line and Jamison 
I I ml lulled lor li\. e or si \ \ e.ii s, v\ In n 1 he juili^e 1 el i red on aci onii t ol I hi' slate ol 
his lieallh. In i.Sdd MeUille C' I ),i_\ became the iiinior inembc'idl the lirm of 
Cline, Jamison and l>ay, which linn continued iinlil N'oVi.-mber 1, i.SSj. 

Since laiiuary, ii'~i>i.;, llie lirm name has been lamison, (."olbns and Jamisim, a 
younger brother ol our subject being ihc junior member The other member is 
Roller/ li. Collins, a prominent membi.'r ol the Saint Louis b,ir ; and this is one 
ol the strong and highly honorable linns ol ihe cit\' Their practice is extensive-, 
reaching into all the civil courts, feder.il as well ,is state. 

.Mr Jamison evidentiv loves his prolession, ,is he li.is refused to abandon it, in 
pari, even lor a short time, to ai cept a polit ical ollice. He li,is a good legal mi ml, 
a\\k\ his assockiles al llie b.ii ,iiid jiidi^es 011 the beiii li give him credit for having 



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Hcnnl analiiirical lacultics, line ahililus in silting as well as wcij^hiiij^ cvidciuc, and 
ihr i-lcmiiils i;riu-ially w Ii'k h maki- a s.aiiul la\.\\ci and a sale and |iriidriit loun- 
-,1 l(a W'r du ill it mill. 1 .land llial la I i\ s aii\ > la i ill In l; mills; his siK i. ess at llir 
Imi is iiwini; 111 Ills slndiniis lialiits, Ins |m i si \ m ancr, and tlic lliuruuj;liiK-ss and 
lidiU'Sty ualli W'liiili In- dues .ill his lrL;al wa.ik 

Mr. i.imisnn is a dcniiKi.U nl \\hii| aiilc ccdnils, .ind tor nearly thirty ytar.s 
has been a nieinliei nl llie ( 'iiilen.ii \- Mrlln.disl l^jiisi i ipal Church, in wliicll hi' 
has been an (illKe bearer nearly all thai |h imd Nnbnd)- whn kiKiws him, it is 
safe to say, duiibts the |iiiiil\ ..t Ins lite 

Mr. Jamison was tm se\ci.d \e.iis altcniiey Im the S.iint Louis Mutii.d Lite 
Insuraiue C.'ompanv, and .1 slm khold.i ,ind director ..t the- same; was also a 
stockholder in the Mei lianics' l'),ink .ind National Ikmk of the St.ite ol Missouri. 
Imiioit.int trusts ha\e been ami .lie tonlided lo him, he h.iving been administrator 
of several Verv lar^e est.ites in this cit)'. llis business in the |>robate court, as in 
eseiy other, is done with the utmost f.iithlnlness. All the litigation carried on 
by the lii nis with which he h.is been connecteii has been conducted in a straiLjlit- 
forward as well .is ,ible manner 

Mr l.imison was m.iiiied |nl\ 15, i.Sds, to Miss M.iry \i Noe, daughter ot 
C'roid N'oe, of Norfolk, X'ligini.i, and she is the mother of three chiklriMi, only 
1 1 lie ol them now I i^ini; 



IIO.N. SAM IM'L IvNOX. 

SUA'/ LOI IS^ 

SAMl'I'M, KNO.K is ,1 native ol Hl.indloi <l, I l.iinpden county, NLlssachusetts, 
a son of Alanson and l.ui ind.i Kim.x, and w.is born March Ji, 1.S15. Both 
|iareiils were also born in .M.issaclinseits Samuel is .1 graduate of Williams 
C'ollege, chiss of i.'^.i'i; re, id hiw at Spi i nglield, in his native i ounly, with Clia|)- 
in.in .mil Ashman, both eminent men 111 the ()ld Hay State; attended the l.iw 
school ,a C'ambiidge- ; tame to Saint L.iiiis in i''s,;.'s, ami was. ailmitted to the bar 
in NLiy ot th.it \e.ir, and li.is bei n in pi.ictue here lor toilydive years. 

The siilijei t of this ski tell li.is .11 i iijiied .1 comm.inding position at the b.ir ol 
S.I I lit Loins for loi ly ye.ii s, lie is .1 111,111 o I In dli.int p.ii ts, ol the widest re.iding, 
,ind ol great gener.d i iiloi ni.it n >ii ,is well ,is leg.d le, lining ; he is an elo(|iieiU 
speaker, h.iving no siipeum, if ,iii\' e(|ii.d, .it the bar in this state. lie h.is been 
engaged in many \ei\' impoitaiil .iiid holU' contested and protracted hiwsnits 
with marked success .\s ,iii cxamiini ol witnesses, he h.is wonderlul powers; 
in file tri.il of c.iuses he is ipiick, inci-.!\e, lull ol resoiin es, and ever read)' lor 
,iii\' till II ih.il a c.iiise iii.iN Like; ,ind il in llie loiirsi'ol trial an)' witni-ss has 
evinced a desin- to pre\ .11 n .it.-, or <iii\' li.nid or i,is<alit\ has come to li,L;lil, his 
great powers of iii\i-cli\e ,iiid spkiidid oi.iloi\' ,iie brought to the limit with 
iineipi, ded effei t M.ni\ times in the li id .il i .iiises has he moved jurors to tears, 
lb- possi'sses a I eiii.ii k.ibli iiieiiior\, re|ili te with classi.,d, biblic.d .nid i;eiiei.d 



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lc;iriiinj^, .ill (if which lie ha-, .it rc.uly Cipinm.uHl when b[nMkini;;, .ind which he 
UMs wilh li-lliiii^ rik-ct. lie h, is m vii mhii;IiI pi i|iiil,iiilv . .i • illii c, hut h.is kepi 
the even tcjuu ot Ins way, ilelhi Imil; iirillhr |, . I he lit; hi iinr l.i the left iif what he 
has (lecmeil his puhlic ur piiv.ile (liil\. 

At .111 e.uly li.iy in this pl.iee, .Mr. Kim.x w.is ,i inemhei ut the eit\ couiuil; .i 
little later .1 city eounselur, .iiul in i.Suj w.is eleetetl tci cunnress, beating" lluii. 
h'r.incis V. Hl.iir, Jr., and servini; one teiiii lie w.is cm the niilit.iry eummittec, 
.iikI It lieinn the thirtv-einhth ei ins^ress, w hile the civil w.ii w.is pi 1 'iriessin^', his 
l.ilinrb were ot .i stern ch.ir.ie ter. 

.Mr. Kniix w.is .iml is .1 r.ulic.il repiil»lic.in,'ileciclerl and oiitspiiken, .ind feailess 
when it rei|iiired some cmir.i^e .ind deip-scited innr.il principle tn .ivnw such 
seiitinieiits. Mr. Kimx is .1 nieiidier iil tin hirst I 'reslivtcn.in Chun h. .iiid .1 111.111 
111 unswerving;' integrity. 

M.irch 1 .S, 1.^45, he was ni.uried to Miss M.iry Kerr, cif .S.iint l.nuis, .ind she 
died .\ui;tist 1, iS(Jj, leaving ti\'e children, three siais and two tlailghters. Idle 
three sons, S.iniuel, Reuben .tiid ileiiry, .ire l.i\\\ers; ll.iiui.ih is the wife of ()tis 
I.uscomb, and .M.iry is residing; m .Sprini;iiehl, M.iss.ichusetls. 



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HON. WI 1.1. I.AM (i. noWNINC. 

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1LLI.\.M (iRlihl.N' IJOWNlNi;, state sen.itor trom the twelfth district, was 
born 111 .Scotland county, on the lou.i line, i''ebrii.iry 12, 1S49, being .1 
son of Henry II. and I'.mu li.i ( ) ((joldbc-rrv) Oowning I lis lather was a luitive 
of l''aLU|Uier county, V'irgini.i; his molliei ot l^daski count}', Kentucky. In .id- 
ditioii to the nieiUal drill of .1 public slIiooI, Willi. mi spent one year in a select 
school in his n.itive countv, doiin; more or less t.irin labor, until he commenced 
re.iding \a\\ by himself .it Memphis, the count\' se.it 

He W.IS .idmitted to the b.ir 111 the spring ol i.*^7i, in Lewis county. In 1873 
he mo\'ed from Memphis to (."anion, llir h.iding town in I.i-v.is county. Before 
111, iking ihis iiiovi', in ()clobei', it's;.', he w.is m.ii'i'ud to .Miss M.ii\ .\ Hhiiid, ol 
tills coiinis, ,ind the Iruils ol this union aie three children 

ddie writer ot this sketch w.is m Lewis coiiiit\' m September, i.S.Sj, when the 
circuit court was in session .it Moiiticidio, ,ind h.id (he pleasure of listening to an 
oratorical ellort of Mr. Downing in .1 ciiinin.d c.isi- .\ white rn.iu h.id shot .il a 
colored 111. in, .ind w.is arrested ,ind tried lor .iss.iiiii with inleiit to kill The evi- 
deiiKe W.IS very cle.ii th.il the shootiiiL; w.is done in sell-delense, and .Mr. Down- 
ing iii.lde the l.ist speech for the defense. Il w.is logic. il .ind candid, at times 
■ imnsing .iiid .it times p.ithetic, .ilw.iys fonible .ind cle.ir, .ind readily understood 
by the jiii'\', which prom|itlv brought in .1 xeidict for the defense. .Mr. Downing 
IS one ol 1 he rising young men 111 his jinl ii i.il i 11 cm t 

lor .1 111.111 of his ag<-, he h.is li.ul inucli expeiienee in criiiiin.d jiLictice, lor lu' 



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WMSelcitcd ]iri)sc(Utini; .itlmiu'}' uf hi-, .dinilN' in iSyl'i, and h\ rL-peatcd rcelec- 

I idiis sc I \ 1(1 six I I 'iisi riitiv (■ \i-,u"s llr IS .1 li\i- .111(1 adivr ni;m, anil made an 
riurni'l i< |ii"ijsc(:uli II , L;i\in;.^ .^i">''il sal isl ,i( I mii tc. ihr lili/cns (if llic ciinnty, id^ni-s 
iMil\' r.\LC|il(.-d \\v had \r\\ htllc i ipj i- isil h in in any (ini- (il ihr canvasses. 

Ml l)ii\vninn w.is ( |,i led In ihi si.nc sen. lie in iS.Sj fidin ihc twelfth district, 
whii h is ( (iinpdscd 111 I lie ( iMiiilics (il I lai k. Sc. a l.md, I a' wis and Kini.x. lie was 
(ii.iirm.in nl the iiiinmillcr .m in ii iii( i] i.il ( i n |)i u ,il ii nis, and iin the ( nmniittccs on 
(liininal |iiris|n'u<lcii( i. , | icii ih-iil i.ii"\ , sl.ilr niii\i'rsily .md chiim iral miis lie is 
nuti'd as iieiii^ tin- .iiithiiriil the " I )■ .\\rii iil; lull." wliiili passed and liecanie a 
1.1 w, the design nl wliii h is in sinaii e lii'^li In ense .ind win ilesoine icstrictii ms in the 
s.de lit iiiliixi( .Uiiil; Inpims I lis maim ilv when e lee led tn the sen.ite w ,is upw.ird 
111 lix'e ihiinsaiid \'iites. lie is one nt llie nmst |iii|iiilai men m the (luint)'. 

Sen.iliii" l)iiwiun,L; h.is alwavs tiaiiied in the demi k lalii,' I'.inks, and is cjnite 
piipnl.ii with his p. lit) Kelio iiaisix he luilds his memlieishi]) in the i?aptist 
(.'lunch, .Liid till the hisl ten veais he h.is In en ,i inemlierol the Imard of trnstees 
111 the I, a 'iraiit^c Cullci^e, a li.iplisl lastilnlinn lueated in Lewis (dmUV. lie is 

I I casiii CI 111 that liiiaid, .ind .i lelialili , ihi in ni^lini lini; liiisiness man, ready for 
sei \ii e III any "i h kI i .inse. 



HON. k()m':u r .\. r,.\Ki';wi';i,L. 

SAI.\ /■ / ill'/\. 

R()IU':K1" AkMN' IWt.h, i;.-\Kh:\\ hJ.L, line iif the jtidiies (if the Saint Lotiis 
I iiiirl (it appe.ils, is ihe sun nl .in I'^pisenpalian clergyman, and was born in 
halinluirnh, Sceitlaiid, .\i a eiidier 4. iSjd. When he was a year old the family 
nidVed til Nurwii h. haii^hind, wheie ihesmi .iliended s(.h(iiil. In iM.i(.) the family 
eame to this eon nl 1 \', and Roheit w.is ediualed at the Western University of 
I'eiinsNdvaiiia, and the'ieini.d Semin.ir\' nl the I'roteslant I'lpisiopal Church in 
New \'iirk, lieinj.; at the l.iltei mstilnlinn linni iS.}5 to |.S4,S, 

Ml I'lakewell came tn S.iint l.onis in oSsi.and edited ifewspapers and studied 
i.iw mild 1 S^.p lie u ,is in p.n liiersh 1 |i wil h I' H.indn\' ( laresclie np to 1 86 1, and 
with 1'. r. I'.iiish Irnm i.^^n,; to i.Sjn L;.niiinL; meantime a line re|)ntation as a 
law^'er. lint it was evident thai lie w.is destined Im the liemh, he seemiii)^ to 
have peculiar fitness Im" tli.it pnsilimi 

Mr. li.ikewell was appmnleil mii; nf llie jinlj^es of the Saint Louis court of 
appeals li\' ( iiucrin ir ILiidiii, in I )ei cintiei , 1 ,Sy :;, tor one )'eai", and in 1876 he was 
(deiied tn the same nlliee, .mil drew Ihe ei^lil Ne.irs term, whiili will expire i )e 
I end lel .51,1 884. 

A Saint Louis law\'er 1 il sound pi(l'..;ineiil thus writes to tin; editor of this work : 
"In laiiiuiry, 187O, |nilt;c I ).ik(.-wi;ll reined Irmn ,111 extensive and lucrative prac- 
lice In ,u ( epl the appi 11 nl men 1 as memliei nt the new court of appeals, then first 
nl L;aiii/e(l At the general elei l imi in tlie l.ill nl I 87(1. he Was id ei ted to the same' 
pnsiliiin \silh judees Lcwis .iiiil lla\(len, di.iwini^ the eight-years term, so that 



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with llic cxiiiiMliiin (il lll^ Ici 111 111 i.SSi, lie will ciicl Ills iiiiilh yr.ir ..it c DiUinuuiis 
M'lvici-s iipciii llu- liriicli (il llii^ iiiiisl nil |n)i l.iiil tiiliiiiial, il.iting Iidiii its ll^^l oi- 
i;.iiii/.,ilii 111 Imli^i- liakrucll's )inliii,il i .in ^ i is thus i li iscly iilciililicd willi that 
ol the cmirt itscll, ami willmul ilctr.u liai; Ihmii tlu' wril canu'd i cpntatidii of liis 
assuciatc^, it 11 but simple iiistUL- to sa\ that tu his iintiriiitC and coiiscieiitioiis 
imlusti'\' IS lai'f^clv due the e\ti amdi ilii\' |iidieiai reeord uf the Court in the 
picinipt liispatch ot its luisimss As an illustration may he eited the fact, wiiich, 
pulilislu-d III some ol the law pel loilieals. has attracted j;eiieral attention in le^al 
circles, that, J.iiiuary 10, i^^'s;, Judi;e liakewell tiled his one thousandth opin- 
ion, from the lie^iiiiiing ot his seven \e,iis service- If Ills example were more gen- 
erally t'lllou'eil in this respei i. so maii\ ol oiii loiirls would not lie lalioring with 
iloekets years in aire, us. 

ludge Hakewell has displayed in .in emiiieiu decree the- fuiuKimeiital judicial 
virtues ot p,itience, conites\ ,iiid l.iir iiii iidedness. llis opinions have lieen 
111. irked li\' ilear and loi;ic,il st.iteiiiiiil .ind reasoiiinu;, liv exhaustive research, 
.iiid li\' the conscientious t hoi oiii^hm ss which so signally characterizes liis whole 
c.iieer, and his seholarly altaiiinients, iclined taste, and liLn'iiil tnltiiie have given 
them a r.ire degree ot liter. ii\' excelli-m ( 

lint no leatiire ol Judge Ikikewell's i .ireer is more ide.irly recogiii/.ed by the 
Imi, or iiioii jiistl)' deseiAiiig 'il the hi^hrsi honor, tluiii his coiiscii'iitioiis, unlir- 
iiig devotion to an ex.ilte-d toiueptioii ol ollu i.il duty " 

Judge H.ikewell w.is maiiied .M.i\- ;, i.^-Isi. to Miss Nancy Coudroy de Lau- 
re.il, .1 I'reni li l,id\, li\' wlnuii he h.is ciglii ihildieii ()iie of the sons, •Paul 
ii.ikewell, ,1 promising )'ouiig .ittormy, is noticed 011 the loljovv'iiig pages. 



HON. (U-ORCl-: II, HURCKHARTT, 

//r.\'y.v; ■////•. 

GliORGH llOBHS liURCKllAR'rr, judge of the secojid judicial circuit, 
and one of the most popuhir jurists iu the interior ot the state, was born 
six miles from iiis present h.iuie iu K.iiidolph couiUy, Seiitember 11, iMj^, his 
parents being (leorge and Kiilh (l)i>ise\) liiirckliartt. They were born in I'red- 
ei ick coniitw .Mar\ land, ,11 id > .iiiie to .\1 issoiii 1 iu i .S 1 d, settling in Uow.iid county 
(jeorge Hurckhartt was .1 proinineiit in. in in his d.iy, and a member ot the lirst 
state legislature, which met ,it S.iiiit (.'h.iiles, .iiid he served in all si.\ terms. I !<■ 
was also county judge, .iiid .1 soldier 111 iHij-i.p llis l.ither, Christopher l'^. 
Hurckhartt, w.is at the b.ittle of 'rreiilon, under W.isliington. lie sjioke the (ier- 
111,111 language, and li.id some inllueiue with the llcssi.ins, showing them the 
impropriety of lighting against this ciaiiitiy. 

The subject of this sketch h.id a loininon l'!iiglisli education, being reared on 
.1 farm; t.inght school in 1 ,S.jo .iiiil i."sjj, le.iding l.nv at the s.imc time by himself, 
under till- i^uid.iiK (■ of |udge l.con.ud ,ind oihei-.; was admitted to the bar in 




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THE BENCH AND H A l< 0/- Af/SsOUA'/ CITIES. 



1.S43, and the next yeur o|)lmr-(1 an nflii i- at Ilmilsvillc, wlicre in a few years lie 
I'use to a liii^li position at the liar ol his rin uiL la |80.> he was elected ju(l,i;e ot 
the second judiiial i in uit, and hy icpi ,ited icide. lions and .ippoint'Henl^, he is 
still on the liencli ot that i in nit. 

Jnd_i!;e linrckhaitt was .il lust ,1 whii; a ("nimi man dnrini^ the war, and has 
since lieeii <i denn icrat. 

lie was nuirrieil, in nS (cj, in Miss Ain.inda .NhC'anipludi, a native of Kentucky, 
aiul a danghter of W'allaie Mt Cam pi '< II, an eai'K' eminiaiU from that state, to 
Randolph c<innt\', this slate Tle-N' luue live children, three sons and two 

daughters, (ieor^e l)oise\' is married, and is a tarmer in Randcilph county; 
Maria is the wife of John A Heeler, meichanl, I 1 nntseille, and W'.dhn e, ( )don 
(ruitar ami I'dla are at Imme 

The judge is a man of stern mtegiitv, i-if a genial disposition, and is on the 
most Cordial terms with the liar, and e\ei\ij.idy else. No man in his district is 
111 Id in more esteem. 



IM'MI^ROOK R. I'l.ri CRAFT. 

.v// \' /■ I or IS. 

ON I'l of the most eneigelic laivyi is 111 .S.iinl l.onis, of the younger class, is 
I'emlnook Reiwes I'd lUr.it 1, who is as npiiL,ht .iiid hoiiesl ,is he is active 
and persiwering. lie w,is horn in Wa h idslowii, New Jersey, January M, 1.S47, a 
sun of Is.iiah Reeves I'dilcralt, .M.l), .iiid M.ii)' (Atkinson) Flitcraft, meniliers ot 
the Society of I'riends. liefore l\-ml)ni..k was a year old, the lamilv moved to 
Ohio, and in Cincinnati and I'relde ionnt\' he remained lor ten nr eleven years, 
llis father died when the son was two ) ears old We next tind onr subject in 
Lenawee county, Michigan, in which stale he received most of his education. He 
is a gratluate of the state University, at Ann AiIhh, receiving the degree ot bach- 
elor of arts in i.S7i,and ni.ister of ai ts in 1M74. His junior year he spent out ot 
college, being superiiUendeiil of schoids at Centerville, Siiint Joseph comity, 
kee[)ing up, meanwhile, with his classes in college, and passing his examination 
in the juniiir and senior )iais at the s.mie lime. 

Mr. I'lilcrafl defrayed Ins own e.\peiiscs while pursuing his studies. On 
receuing his tirst lollege degree he went to I'li.ii lotte, where he was [irincipal ol 
the public school one year, reading law at the s.ime time, and for a lew months 
after his school had closed. He was admittcil to ihe bar, and commencetl prac- 
tice in Crawford county, Kansas, where he remained until October, 1S71S, when 
111- settled in Saint l.onis. His practid here is entirely civil, which best accortls 
with his tastes. He does gi iieral litigation, extending into the I'llited States 
courts, as well :is state. 

In November, 18S2, he fiunied a partnership with Ilenry E. Mills, under the 
linn name of Mills and I'ditcr.ift, their oilice being at 509 Olive street, where they 
are doing a good and growing and strictb' honorable business. 



'JiiF iii-xcii i.v/i i: \ k oi mis'aH'ih (■/■/■//■:s. 



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Mr. I'litti.ilt is liii^li ii|) III Masiiiiiy, .md \'nU's tin- n-puhlicaii ticket. lie 
serins t(j lia\c iiiliciilcd llii- licsi Halts nl I lir ( tii.ikcr iliarattt'r, caiiilur, coiTtH't- 
iicss, luiiusl\ , rU , and In- also has \\\v il is|>i ral ii mi dl llic westLTii man, tu piisll 
Illinois III sliui I, i-\Ti y step lie lakes, i\ i i )■ in, p\ cnuiil lu- makes, hum ns business, 
liiismess (luiK- iiiiitHlly, Ih mesi ly, and Willi dis|i,iieli. Aih earnest, IriisUvurtliy 
man is sure tn make a i lean lec i.ni. 



HON. w ii.iujR I'. i'.()VLi':. 

s.-i/:Vr / oL'/s. 

ONliol tile must highly respected and elliiieiit memliersof the Saint I^ouis 
liar is 1 lull. W'illiiir I", Hoyle, a iiati\'i- ul the " ( )ld Duminiuii," and a wcjrlli)' 
S(;n 111 that st<ite uliieli has ei Jiiti ilum-il iianc- li. the wurld in th<- way of bright 
intellects, statesmen, and <ilile pic itessiunal men, tli.in any uther st.ite. Our sub- 
ject was burn August .'o, 1.S40, and is the siai ut Juscph Huyle, D.D., an cmincMit 
southern Melliudist clergyman, vvliu 1 aim- lu Saint laiuis in 1H42. His mother, 
heluie maiii.ige, w.is Miss luneiine (iisl Tin.- anccsturs ut both ul his parents 
were old settlers in Haltimure, Maryland, ()\\ing tu the transitors' character ul 
his lather's uccupatiun, muvmg Irom one puiiu tu another in the \'alley of the 
Mississippi ki\'er, the edueatiun ul til' sun \\,is ubt,iine(l in several dilleient insti- 
luliuns ul Icuning, the last uiie he .ittiaided luing the Asbury University at 
( iieeiu ast le, Inili.ina. lit- studied law, and was lur a short time under the tui- 
tion ul llim, I'alward Hates, jiisi prior to the lime that gentleman became attor- 
ney general u| the I'liited Stales He was piep.inng fur tin; law at the time the 
war liruke uul, but, uuing tu the distiiibeil st.ite of the country, lie abandoned the 
idea of practicing until the war clused. lie was .idmitted to the bar January 1, 
I S(i,S, at Saint I .miis. 

lie immc-cliatel\' entered upcm a successlnl careei as a practicing lawyer, which 
wasconlinned until he went uii tu the bein h ul the circuit court, l)ecember 1, 
187(1, where lie presideil, winning many l.uiiels, until jann.irv 1, ic^Sj. The lul- 
lci\\ing c Ul I I'spcindence will c-splain ilsell : 

S MS 1 I. mas, June 24, l8S:j. 
lu I III llus U'n 1.1 1; !■■. Iiu\ 1 r 

Sii, — liic Lniiler-,i(;injcl, im-iiilicrs c'l llie S.iini I .om-, li.u , li,ive heard that it Is ymu iiUeiuiciii 
mil ni liciuuK- .1 i.iiKlicl.ile for 1 ci'k-c iioii .is jirIhl- cil iluiircuit court ot iliis city. 'I hey do mil, 
houcx't'i, know {t\ what authorit\ llli^ sLilcnieiU is iii.ulc. The fact thai it lias been luacli; ami util 
c cimr.iiliclfii, imliK fs ihein lo .id'hess you wiih a \icj\\ ol iinjiiiiin^ it s'ou have rcichecl a ccinclu- 
siiiii ii|ion Ihis suliiec I, .iml ol e\|ires-,in); then sells'- ot your po uliar ruiicsi for ihu place, as shown 
by \\\c maiinii in whitli you h,ne ili-.. Ii,iiy;eil its dulus lor iIil I, est si.\ yc.irs. The wurcls which 
wciuM adc i|u,iul) chsc iilic our scaisc- ol \.iur mcrilv .is ,1 incline iiii^^hl seem llallciy lo ihosc who do 
not Unow how )'ou liacc- disc h.ny^cd your duties, .incl how diilic iili of ,uae|ital>le ctischai^e ihose 
diilic--, ,iie ; \el wc ciuiiot foiJiLsir to sa\ .i lew woids e\|iressici. ol our tc-elillf^s. 

When \cjii look ,c iil.Kc upiui ihc- Iteiu h \du wcic- willioul juclici.d experience, and were com- 
paralively unknown lo ni,uiy nicnihc rs ol ihe leer, I hc-y lirsi disc civered your c|ualilies in the vigor 



44 



/■///■; AV AT// i\/> H.ii: ('/ ,i//.s.s()r/v c//7/-:s. 



.iiul .ihiliu w nil w liK h )'nu .iililiLssiil vmii^fll ['I Ilir uisk lit ilisptJsMiL^ of t he lar^e vuliiiiie of .iL - 

1 llllUll.lUtl hll^llU ■'.s In llu' lilsv ll.U j;*" ol \ .nil illlllr*. \ou li.i\c MUM- t ollll)ilH-ll spuCll of tiisposi- 

tioii Willi .h 1 111 .iLV ol ilci i^ioii 111 .1 'Kl;i fi' i.ik1\ 1 1 .1. Iu li |j\ .1 II 1. 1 1 jiuli;i' li ih only ilujsf will) liavc 
ML-ii \oiir Lll^ol^ III ilic I'liMtss, .iihI ^llltlKll ilwiii 111 ilirii u-^ulls. wlio t\iii ftill) apprcc i.i K* thai 
liapjiy 1 oiuliiiialioii ol KuulliL-^ wliii !i lias uiiiki t tl \ on so a( (fiitatilc as a jui-if^c. Kurciiiosl anujiiy 
llicse has Ijl-i II ihai Ilirii sciisl ol iimIu'mI i cs|'oiisil.ilily vvhicli has led you lo suhordinale every 
oilier lomshK ralitju to the i airful ami ( oiisi. ieiiiioiis ilisiliarge of your duties. We. all tif us, be- 
lieve- Ih.ii lo if.n h ilir liiL^lusi jusiiie iIiioul^Ii iIh l.iw li.is l.crii ill every case lliat h.is coine liefore 
you, yolll e.u llesl aim ami elnle.uor 

ll is, ilifirfoie, wilh frcliii^s ol ilie ^irait^i U7;rel lli.ii \vc eoiueniplaie ihe It>ss thai woiilii 
ensue slioiiM you refuse lo 1ki onie a e.iinlid.iie, .lud We sniiniil lo yon. wlielher, it you ha\e arrived 
ai sueh a >. oik liision, you oul^Iii not lo leionsidri your lesoKe 



J o 1 1 , K , S I n r I J \ , 
Joii.s M. Kkim, 
J. i:. .Ml Klu.ii.\.\, 

W. C. J.\.\US11N', 
R. SniLM.l.Mll.RG, 
('■111. .\. M Mill. I., 
C. .S ll.WlUN, 

A. N. Ck A.M., 

v.. C". Tl I I'M ANN, 
J Wll s F.Mlsslo, 

K. N Jiiiiso\. 
Ilou Mio M. Junks, 
.S VMl 1 I Knu\, 
(.1 o, W. Cl I.M-,, 
J -o I). S. llKVni.N, 
J, II \Vllll,-,o, 
(i \l; I \s\) I'm I \Kli, 
I \s. ( ), liKo.unil \ll. 
I ll K.\l \N\ .'\. 1 1 \i:i^si l.li, 
(i. M. S I 1 W \K I , 

S. .\I Bki I Ki nkiim:i , 

1 li. W.loliw VKh, 

C, .M, D.uis, 

\ \ 1 11 W I K \NL, 

.\, M \. K \v, ji;., 

I \> oil Kl 1 l.N, 

Ik \,nk 1'. 111. Alii, 
John Wick 1 1 a.m. 

'I'llos. 'riliiKoUi.ll.M \\, 
John 11. l.)\ I H.ML, 

Jno. C. Okki. k, 
v.. T. V \Kisii, 

Ihoo .Mil M H, 
Joll\ i;. Cm A.NIUI'.K, 

r. .M. Naiio.n, 

\Vm. 1'A I KICK, 

(.i.o. W. Li'iiki:, 



.\. 11 AMI I I ON, 

J \.M1 s IV K 1' KK, 

J No. \V Dkviikn, 
Jn... 11 Dickson, 
A, K, I vvi OK, 

J. F. CoNKOV. 
Cll \s, r |( JllNsoN, 
I'. J. DoNOV \N, 
ElAVAKh C K I.IIK, 
Jos. I'. I'vlllM, 

\'.. Cas^i 1 1. 1 1: K\ , 

Jostl'll l)li KsoN. 
I'l. Wk k , l\\ AN, 
D.VNll 1 IJU 1 ON, 

C S. Hko MPiir. Ml, 

K. J. OliKHN, 
E. I'AKMI K, 

J NO K 1 II r \N\ , 
K 11 kl UN, 
K. .A ( wiri.i I I , 
V. \. Ml Cai.i., 
Gi.o. J. 1)\\ 1^, 
\V\i. I. Fis.i , 

I il o, ,\ C \ . 1 I I \1 IN 

M \V 111 I I 

k. liM, o. I., 

1) w 111 Ml i.rii\ , 

[., B. \ M I 1 XNI, 

.S. W. Dool I V, 

A.J. I' li \KKbi Ilk, 

Jno. 1). l)v\ I,, 

W. 11 llllMlrsOs, 

John 11 ( i'\'i II 1 , 
Ai i-.,\ \ ol \i,, 

I) A. J \MIS11N, 

A . C C 1 o \ 1 K , 
Ih.Nia 1 ll ll 111 (M k. 



JK. 



A. W. Sl.wk u k, 
W. II Lacklam), 
W. 11. Ci.oi'ifjN, 
ll. A. B. (jAKEscue. 

Al.lUKI AKN.SIklN, 

M. McKkAc, 

J. I). Johnson, 

W. H. 11. KcssiKL, 

J. O'lJKAliV, 

V. W. Pkkiuks, 

J. .S. (j VKI .VNI), 
.\. BlNsWANd.k, 

I'ahi. Baki'.wm !,,• 
S. IIkkmann, 
Ih.NKY .M, Bkv.\n, 

I'KIIK J. T.VMI., 

M. 1,. (;kav, 
N. Osi.Ak Gkay, 
Jolk^ 1). Gkmn, 
Elig.vk Fl.k.MiNi;, 
G. I). Bani/., 
II. B. Davis, 
Foku S\ii 1 11, 
I", li. .Si Kohl., 

A. C. Dwis, 

J vs. L. lil AlK, 
Cll vs. N VI. hi . 

L. A Ml GiNNiss, 

B. II. Dvi, 
Gio. W. liAii i:v, 
R, S. Ml Do.Nvi 11, 
T. J. RovvK, 

F. \'. Johnson, 
Jno. J. McC'vNN, 
W. li. Doi;c;i.Ass, 
S.Mini 1'. (i.vi.i, 
D. r. Ji-vvKii. 



I'liE isi xcii ix/> /i.iu (!/■ ,)//s-sorAV ciriKS. 45 

REI'I.V 

Smn 1- l.oris, July 3, 1S82. 

Ml ^■.K^. II \MII r UN, Sm 11 I \ , likiMlillKAIi A M J n I 111 K^ 

ij.iifliiii, II, -I'or till; HL-iRMiJus I Sl>n.■bsll)ll^ ni r^unu ri.iii.uiied in Ilu' toniiiuiini jliiiii presented 
In inc ill ymii lii-li.ili liy CuIuir I liiuadliccd mi "^.iliiul.i) l.ibi |icrnm inc- In icliirn 111 the latgeM 
iiUMiiire my gr.iiefnl ;il kiii'wKilL;iiu-iil. Allhou^;li sensible lli. a yi>ii overe.Nliiuali' the v:iliie iif my 
Liiiorb on tlie iieiiLh, I yet lee! an assiiraiirc [Ins inkeii of iei;ai(l wnuld not ha\e hcen tendered if 
lliDbe labors had been unworthy yoiu appiuval The determination n<it to be a candidate for re- 
elei lion hab been formed for many mnnths, .uul after mature deliberaiicm. And while I fully ap- 
|irecialc the compliment implied, in the lait that your request is made without regard to political 
alliliationb, and realize the dibtinction of being chosen- for a bcconil term on the circuit bench, yet 
my duty to those immediately ile|jendent on me ciiiiipels me to adheie to the rcbolution not to be 
an applicant for reelection 

Again thanking you for y.jur kind consideration, I remain, sincerely your friend, 

W. F. HuvIL, 

judge Huylc has a jiulginciil ol the liii^lu;st diikr; his miiui is what is styled 
a itidicuil mind, cipablc id an iinii.uliai ^luvev cd liuth siilcs nt a (|iifSlioii. He 
is taitliful lu his ciieiits, In his inulessi. m.il lircllirni and the courts. He has a 
r.ire tactilty of grasping tin- |>i\utal imjihIs nf ,1 U-g.il cjtiestion with great ease; is 
(list ri mil lating and pridi itind, with a ic-U'iil i\r nic-nKuy. He can enturce his views 
li)' Itiminmis and eugenl argiimenl. He \\,is man ird in 1.SO4 to Miss I'annie L. 
Brother. Tliey liave three t hildren. 



HON. ALHKRT II. IIDVVARDS. 

S.-i/A'T CIIAIkLES. 

AIJil'K'l" HAMILTON lil )\V.\K 1)S, slatr senator, was born in Henry county, 
X'irginia, September 1 ;, i.'sj'i. His l.itlier, llrnry liilwards, was born in the 
same state. His grandl'alher, .Xndirose i'.dwaids, aided in gaining the independ- 
ence of the colonies. The lidwardses ,ire of Welsh descent. The mother of 
Alliert was Sarah Dabney Waller, and w.is born in Hanover cOunty, Virgitiia, the 
Wallers being earl\' settlers in that coiint\, loining from London, luigland. The 
l),dnu\s were I'leuih I I iii;iieiiois 

In llie inlanc)' ol our siib|ei l the f.inuly h'lt Virginia, and settled on a farm 
in Saint (.."harles coimty, .Missouri, .iiid the i,iiIk-i- died in 1844. The widow is still 
living, being eighty-lour \e, lis ol age The sou w,is educated at the. Saint Charles 
College and the Centr.il College at l'".ivitte, spending also a short time at a (ler- 
man institution in W.irreii cotiiily, this stale. He read law with his older brother, 
Hon. Willi. im Waller I'M wards, now )uiIl;i' ol the circuit court of the nineteenth 
judicial I ircuit, and was .ulmitted to ilie b,ir in i.S'i,; Since ihat date he has been 
in piacliie at .Saint Chai h-s, tin- counly scii, .md h.is long stood among the lead- 
ing men at the bar of Saint Cli, 11 les couni \-. The demands of his constituents have 
interlercd somewhat with his practice, but all llic legid business intrusted to 
him is attended to with piompiuess and lidilit\, and his clients have unbounded 
eonhdeiice in Ins iiUegnlv. as well as ability 



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'rill- /:/.\c// i\/> /: I A- (1/ M/ss(i('u/ c///i:s. 



Mr. liilwai'ds uas cln led ti) tliL- Imwci Ikuisc ol the le^isl.it nre in 1870; was 
rci-lL-i tcil in I .S7 :;. ami ,il Ici miviiil; U\ > > lii in-, w.is ili'iU'<l ( 1 •'^7-4) tu the state senate, 
in whuh Imh1\- hr is \\"\\ seiviuL; lii'^ iliiul ti rni, lieinu; leeh'itrd the sernnil lime 
in N'civenibei', icSS.v I lis lalnTs as a K'^islalm ha\'e been niinf \ahialih' Id the 
slate than protltahh- In hiinsell; ami lie \\>Mihl. in)(liuilit. prelei U; attenti exehi- 
sis'eh" Id ihe piaetice dI hi-, piuh ssion. lull his (lenKn latie crmstiluents iiisisl on 
keejiinL; hini in the halK dI leo i>,lal inn , w liei c he has made and is makiniL; hi nisei I 
eminent ly nsehd. hei lit; iileiUilied willi inaii\' iinpcirtant measures. 

The wife iit Mr i'^ilwaids was Martha I'",IK.-n Whitney, ol Saint Cliaries, mar- 
ried in 1S7:! She died in iSSi, h-a\iii'.^ ti iiii- ehildren 



i:\l",Kl-: FT W. I'ATTISON. 

SAi.\ >'■ / UUJS. 

E\'l<:Rl':Tr WII.SON PATI'ISON, s<.n ..C Kol)ert !•:. Pattisun, D.l)., an<l 
I'lanees (Wilsmi) {'allisnn, \\a- Inirn in Waterviile, Maine, I'ebrnarv J.', 
i.S5(), liis father lieini;- at ihal tunc inesidrnl of Walerville College, now Colby 
I'niversity. lie was sni jseipienti \ pnsichiu of the Baptist Theological Seminary 
at Covington, l\entnek\', ,mil still lati 1 a lia( her of theology at I'jiper Alton and 
Chieago lie ilieil .il his s(Hrs hims.' in Saiiil laaiis, N'u\'einlier -'o, i''s7|. The 
writer of this sketi h ixiiew 1 )i utoi I 'al 1 isoii we 1 1, and was happ\' in the tr;t.'iidshi p 
of that line sclmlar and inndel Chiislian t;enllem,in. His lather was a chaplain 
in the war of iSij-i^, and tlie falhei d| hraiues Wilson was [Histmaster .it Wor- 
cester, Massachnsetts. Im Iniiy \'ears, lliidiii;h ten different ail ministrations. The 
hirst Ha|itist Church ut Wurcester, w.is (Ugani/ed in his house, and he served as 
lUie of its (leaccuis until his death 

The subject i.if this sketch was graduated at Waterviile College in 1S5S, at the 
head ot his cl.iss. lie tauLiht schwi;l t\\ 1 1 win ten's while in college, and three years 
alterward, reading law als.i at the same time. He w;is al/t>ut ready lo Lie admit- 
ted tei the bar when i.i\il w,u br(Te .lui, and in Ma\', 1.S61, he enlisted as a pri- 
vale in the -mI Mass.ii linsel Is iulaiiti\, the Inst tliiee 3'ears' regiment mustered 
into the I'nited States service lie 1 "se steji by ste]") to the rank of captain, ami 
during tlu; last year was <in the stall nl Ciciieral A. (i. Williams, the I'egiment 
being in the first dix'isiun, Iweiilieth .iinn' cor|is He served his full three vears, 
was in inanv engagemenls and was nc\('r WDUiidetl. 

Ill ( )ctol)er, I >^i>.|, Ml i'.iltisiui wa- adniitu d lo the liar in Maine, and the ne,\t 
l)ecemlii-r in Sainl Louis, w huh has since been his home, and the Tu'ld <il his siu- 
cess, he opening an cifhce |ann,iiv 1, iSd^ He is of the lirm of I'altison and 
CiMiic- His |iraclice has been in llu ci\il cunrts entirely, and is largc-l\' in ecu'- 
poratiiin law, which he seems lo h.ue made .in especial studw His railro.id jirac- 
tice ,diuie is l.u'ge, .iml ipiilr rem iimi ,il i\ e. 

.Mr. I'.ittisim's piiiinineiil success ,it ihi' S.iint Louis b.ir is due entiri-ly to his 



THE BE.\[C!l A.vn A /A' ('/•' A//.SSOUA'/ CITIES. 47 

c<inb|Mcuous talents, and his iiidiistry and intt'i;iity He is tlevotudly attached to 
Ills prcilessiiin, and lia.s no s\'ni|iatli)' with these whu seel< to procnre advaiice- 
nuiit in it otheiw ise than h)' hi\al servitc li> it, ii|- with those who endeavor lo 
make it the o|)poitnnity lor snci ess in othir luhls. lie is a saj^acioiis counseloi' 
in tile ohiee, and in the court room is .1 Ihn-nt and always entertaining^ talkei'. 
lie is seen to hest advaiitai^e wlu-n niiexpccled l\' iDnlronted with some "objec- 
tion," < ir when a haid-lit^hlini; antagonist attempts tuciiange iiis line to some 
better pusithMi on the Ijatl leln Id . He is then (.)i)l and colk-cted, antl rarely tails 
to find some tlear way to success out ot seemingly the tiiost fatal dangers. One 
ot the oldest pulges in the coiiiitrv recentl\ said ot him: "1 always liiul pleasure 
in Irving a case in which he is engaged, .is he ne\fr asks the attention ui the 
Court unless he has sunu-thing well worth listening caiet'ullv to, and he always 
says it well." Since forming his present partnership relations, he has conrtned 
his attention for the most part to c<ises when lhe\' appear upon the law docket, 
or when they lind their way to the appi-llalr- iiairls Mncli of the work of the 
lirm is ia railway and other corporation prat tice, and in this Mr. I'attison has 
been e(|ually successtul. 

Mr Patlison was the attorney of the Saint Louis school board several years 
ago, and we cannot learn that he has held any other ollice. He is a republican, 
and during an exciting canvass will work har<l tn help his friends into office, 
without asking anything for himsell. 

Mr. I'attison is the atithor ot the "Missouri Digest" in three volumes, a work 
which has had a cordial reception at the hands of the legal fraternity, it tjeing a 
ver)- able work. He is a R(i\al Arch M.isun, and a member of the Legion of 
Honor, the Royal Arcanum, and perluips one or two other orders of that cliiss. 
He was married in June, i.S(ji, to Miss .Mart ia T, Whitehonse, of Waterville, 
Maine, and thev h.ive one d.iughter, Martha. 



HON. CHARLIES 1>. 1'I':KRS. " 

/i'.;a'A7 .\ /().\ . 

CllAKLliS liDWAKI) I'LI^KS, membci mI the iwenty-seventli general assetn- 
bh of Missouri, IS a nali\'e ot Liiutilu cdimt)', this state, and was born at 
Troy, May 2, iiS44. He is a son of l{dward J. I'eers, a native of Prince William 
County, Virginia, ami son oi a revolutionary sciMier. The niuther of Charles was 
Mrs. Cytha (Reynolds) Stone I'eers, a n.ili\e cil Huwling Oieen, Kentucky. Ltl- 
wardj. Peers was a carpenter in his younger years; a man of very ordinary 
means, yet a geiod soldier, and ol sume political distinction in his tiay. He had 
command ot the whole district north of the Missouri River from the time of the 
Union up to the Mexican w.ir, in which he was a major, and served under (ien- 
er.d Scoll. 

The subject of this sketch mvi'r went to scIkk^I more ihan twelve months in 



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Tiir. uracil ANn /■■//,• of Missouri cities. 



^„, „„,,„,,,•, ,,, U,.„u.ss ohu.a,„n In his youth h. .p-U pa,t o 1 s n.e 
^,,, ,, ,^,,.„, ^^,„, ,„, ,„ ,, ,,,iut,nK „lh..-, .h. hate, hcnu- nn nu-an ^f^^-'\ " 

, 'f Tn.y; .J^^ th.-n diligculv au.l thoroughly, an.l was a.lutUted o the ba 

,\v nvut , n, ,M,v The uext vea, he became ..-ircuit attorney for the d.stt.ct 

,u p ,u. 1'd.e, Uueolu, Warten, SanU Chades, Montgomery aud Audrau, 

::',., :;., held titat utfice .ou,. years. At t.>e expuat,ou of > at tmu. he was 

Heeted iuSy^) to the ieg.sia.ure, iu uhu h l>e served oue term bong ha.rman 

;,;,;. eou^mlttee o,. e.nniua, pu.sprudenee, and ou two or three other com- 

'""Mri-eers ,s a dem..erat, and ,pnte prominent in the state. He was on the 
esideutial eh-etorai tieket in iSy^ -"' "-'^^ " '-^'y "'"^ ^^l'"''"'^"' ""T 



rtant election is to come off On tlie 



pre? 

year, as he does every year wlieu an impoi 

U.mp lu. does yeoman's service ,u the uUcre.ts of h.s party. I. .s a ue. am 
attractive talker, logical as well as facet,ons, and never fatls to draw a cn.wd, A 
;t ,te conventiotts he is often mad., president, and is cp.ite a favor.te among h.s 

ooHtical confreres. lie is .;ne of the best parliamentarians in the state. 

Mr l-eers has good abilities, pleasing manners, a very cordial disposition, and 

,s popular u, his district. He excels as a jury lawyer, being clear and h.gica 

caudi.1 and earnest, and having strong persuasive powers, llis charactei m all 

respects stands well. ,. , , 

He is past master of Wanenton Lodge, No. ,54. of I'reemasons. aTtd an Odd- 
Fellow having passed the chairs lu the subordinate lodge. Mr: Peers was married 
November 6, nS66, to Miss Mary c: Humphrey, a native of Brooklyn, New York, 
and they have two sons. 



HON. LOUIS F. COTTKY. 

EIUXA. 

T DUIS FRANCIS C-O'l-Tl^.V, one of the prominent lawyers and democratic 
L politicians of Knox county, ,s a son of Ira O. and Sarah h. (Fads CoUey 
a,u, Jas born ,n the county in whuh he still lives. March 3., US46. '1-/^ » 
was a native of Kenttuky, and bclonge.l to one of the pioneer families in tha 
:^a ; d his mother was a native o, Virginia, and the daughter of a Methodist 



nineteen years old. Up to 



preacher. 

Louis worked upon his father's farm until he was 
this time he had had very few scl 1 a.lvantages. His one ambition was to go 



,„ol His parents were in m.,derale circumstances an.l unable to ren.ler 
uuch assistance. Young Cutey. with commendable spirit .letermine. 1,0 
I., ,all upon his father, but to nu.ke his .nvn way in the world, and mainl> b> 
his.,wneU.nts aud practu:esof ...-onomy, succnMed in .>bta,u,ng an e.lucatun, 



t.i sc 
him 1 




L/2^Z^2-^ 





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(HyU^ 



Till: tU-.XCII AMI A' \k 01- MISSOUh'I CIIIES. 



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and a prdfr^siun. He last attciuii-d siIkmiI at C'ciitial Cnllcije, I'^ayeUc, IlowartI 
eouiily, whci'c liL- was i^jadualcil in iSIjS 

lie taui^lil scliodl twii In Ills alliiu ai d ; 1 1 ,id law al Kit hniuiul, Ray cumity, 
uiulcr (jeiiLial I )()iii|iliaii ; uas ihi-n- ailniiUrd Id lliu baf at the June term <jf the 
ciiLiiit cuun 111 1871, and si'lllnl 111 lidina In i^yj lie was idecled county siiprr- 
nUiiident of sehuols, and litid lliat ollice twu leinis, i^racticing his |irofe.ision 
niiJic ur less at the same lime. 

In 1875 Mr. Cuttev was ( leeted to the i onstiiul ii.Jiial euiiventiiin as one nl Ihe 
inembei'S from the tuelllli seiiatuii.d district, nH heiiig at tlie time ipiite twent\'- 
nine years (jld. He was the Nuiinnest memln r ol tluit body. Young as he was 
he (IkI much valuable work in that eonv< ntion, and til its close he moved tlie 
prei>aration of the address lo tin- people of the stale, which adilress no doubt did 
more than am thing else to tamiliari/e the public with the cluiracter of the con- 
slitution. lie modesll)' waived the nghl lu be <luurmaii of the coniniittee 
appoiiiled to prepare thai addrc-ss. 

In 187(1 Mr. CoUey was sent In his deiiiotralie 1 oii^tiluents to the lower house 
of the general assembly, and was c h.iiiniaii of the eommitlee on claims, and was 
a member ol several other i omniiUeis 1 I.- did so well in tli.it house that in 1.S7.S 
he was elected lo tlie upper hoiisr, his senatorial district being composed of 
Clarke, l,e\yis, Stollaud and Kno.\ counlrs In the first session he vv;is made 
chairmcUi ot the saiiK; coininiUee ilial he held the c'hairmanship of in the (Hher 
house, and lie was the author ot the so-calleil Cottey bill, which had for its obj_ect 
the putting of the bonded litigation ol the stale in the hands of the st;ite courts, 
an act wdiicli attracted general pnlilii alleiition throughout the state. 

In the second session of the senate he was chairman of the committee on ways 
and means, one of the most iinportaut coininiltec's in a legisliitive body. He w;is 
a faithfid and zealous worker in the three general assemblies of which he was a 
member, and made a notewoitla and hii^liU' c omniendable record. He was not 
a caiulidate for reelection, preterring rather to de\ole his time to the ]M"aclice ot 
his profession. 

Mr. Cottey was a delegate to the democratic stale conventions which nomi- 
nated (loveinois I'lielps ,iiid Ci iltenden, ,iiul he is a slliring and energetic can- 
y.isser in the interests ol Ins pait\. 

1 lis religious connection is with the Met ho< list C'hurch Suulh. He has a good 
share of iiiiblic spirit, ,iud likes lo encourage local eiiler|)rises, ludng a stock- 
holder and director ol the I'Mina (.acainei)', and interested in various other pub- 
lic measures. 

As a lawyer, Mr. C<Jlley has slooil well tioni the start, being a good judge ot 
law, far above the average as an advoc ale, and true as steel to his clients. He is 
making a markeil success in his piolession "Since his I'etiiement from the sen- 
ate," says a circuit judge who knows him well, "Mr. Cottey has had a rajiidly 
increasing business. He is well re. id in his profession, has a strong, logical mind, 
is a pointed and forcible speaker, and is a _\oung 111.01 ol mm h promise." .Mr. 



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Cotley lias always liocn liuiu-sl ami i i >ii-a iniliiius in his luisiiicss transactions, 
and it may In; rrmarkoil that no man niurc liilly ]iosscsscs lln; Loiitiilcncc of his 
ncii^lilinis than dm-s liu. 

Slanilinj^' as lu- dues in the piinic .il \riuiiL;- manhood, in vigorous health, his 
al)ilily as a lawyer cstalilisii('d, and with a i haractcr thai no one has ever dared 
lc> imiieaeh, we prediu Iih him an Imni ualilc and nsclul future. 



JOHN IIKNin ()V1{RALL. 

s.ii.y r I oris. 

Till'] snliject of this tirief sketch was liniii in Siiinl Charles, Missouri, March 
-'7, 1 S.|5, liciiiL; ,1 son uf Major W'i isim I .ce ( )\(i all and I'diza A iin (Williams) 
( )\'eiall. His lather was a native ol Tcnness.-c, and caini' to this state in i.Sod, 
and enj^aged in tarmuii; in Saint Chailcs (uiintv. lie was judi^e of the county 
court, and a meiidier ol the let;islat iiri', heinu, lor \-eais oni- of the leading citi- 
zens of his coiiiU\', enjci\ini; (he highi-st le'siM'rt of the community. He died at 
S.iiiit Charles, llecemlier i.\, 1.S50. The mother <if our subject was boin at Har- 
per's I'erry, N'irginia, .ind a deseeudaiil of mie of the taniilies which early settlerl 
ill tliat state. She was a pimieer in (.ditiMial work li)- \\()maii, contemporary with 
.\nu I'luw les, ami conducted ncwspapiis fiirl\aml lilly )ears ago, first at l''ayette, 
then at Columhia, ami linalh' at Saint C'liarhs, all in the state of Missouri. She 
(lied at Saint jose])h in i8>So, 

'I'he subject of this sket( h was e(|ucale(l at Saint C'harles College, by Presi- 
dent William II, Shields, at Columbia. Missouri, wlii-re he paid especial attention 
to the lauguag(.-s and higher iiuitliematii. s, and at the .State University, entering 
the latter iastilution, sophdimu o class, imi its opening in the spring of 186;, and 
being graduated with the lirst Imnors uf Ins ilass in i,S(j5. lie also tcjok a course 
of iustiuctiuii in lleiiderson and Sleuail's Commercial College, Saint Louis. 
Mr. Overall read law at Jeilersmi City with lion. 1<;. L. luhwirds, and was admitted 
to the btir at Macon in July, iSdo; bin, mn s.itislied with his legal attainments, he 
went lo Cambridge, M.iss.u hiisetts, ,iml .lUcnded scIum,! in the la w depai tnieiit 
ol Harvard Uuiversil \', wlicrc he was gi.idiialed in August, 18O7. We learn that 
while Mr. Overall was at C.imljridge he partially siipp^ irted himself by assisting 
ill the preparati(Mi of opiuiuus ami briefs, and in collating auth(u-ities for the law 
Winks produced and elabur.ited by I'rofi-ssuis Tlieophilus ['arsons and luiiery 
Washburn. 

Mr. Overall was a member of the .Mac.m bar from 1.S66 to 1H7-I, spending some 
time in Saint Li.uis in 1SO7 in stud^'ing the statutes, i vide pleadings and ])ractice 
of this state. In No\enibei, i,S(j,S, he was eli'cteil attorney of the second judicial 
circuit, comprising the counties (if M.icon, K.imloiph, Howard, Ikioiie and Calla- 
w.iy. That olfice he resigned in June, 1.S7J, to accept the position of dean of the 
law school at the Missouri 1 1 ni >, ersit)'. Owing, howc-vcr, to tiie coudiliou of his 



THE HI \C!I .1X1) l!,IA' OF .V/SSOl'A'/ C/y/F.S. 



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lu-altli, Ik- held lliat chaii oiilv Iimiu i-niMii;li lo ]icii\-it tlir ( >ri;auizatiiin, and then 
Uiiil 111 till' l\ii(ky MiiiiiUaiiii l\(l II I II iiu; In MisMimi, liis liralth was s<j l.ir 
icsliiicil lli.il ill I'Syi III oiiriMil a law .'Hill al C'nhinil lia, wlicic he lain.iincil 
iinlil NiivriiiliLT, 1M75. wluii 111 srllliil in Sainl i.ouis. llr rnlcied llic iiU'lCL' uf 
lion, James ( ). iiinadlirad mi llir driiUM' ul iiis iiaitiu'i, l''idillu t". Sharp, and 
In- was a |)ai"tiu-r n\ CdIihicI liinaillicad iinlil laiiuary, 1.S7S, at which date the 
|ii'csciit liian 111 ()viiall .iiiil Jinlsiin was I'lniii d 

In Jaiiiiai\', 1^74, Mr. <)vriali i.\as iinilni 111 niarriai^c with Mary !£., dauj^htfr 
ul I loll. Janirs 1., kdllins, lit fill 11 in Ilia, this sl.ilr ( )l the marriage live children 
lia\'e been linrn, nl whom three are li\'inL; 

Ml". ()ver.ill has alwa\'s dei lined pulitieal | iiefernient, being contented to 
oi'cup)' an honorable position in his piofe^sioii 



NiavriJN CRANE. 

S.l/A'J- /iH'/S. 

NliWTONI CRANli was bom at I.oiil; Ihaiuh, New Jersey, April 1, iK.);^ 
being a son of Rev. lolm Newton Ciaiie, and Hannah (Wilde) Crane. 
I lis father is still living 111 New |eise\, and is a descendant of the Cranes of 
Cranetown, now Mont Clair, which has become a well known siimni<-r resort. 
Members of the family participated 111 boili wars with the mother country. . 

Henjamin Wilde, the lather of Hannah Wilde, was a ^^:)rkshire cloth niannfac- 
tiller, and the hrst man in I'aigl.iiul lo niannbu tiire woolen goods by steam. lie 
folliiweil .1 biotliei of his, .111 uilii ei in I he hin;lish arm\', to this country; started 
a woolen tat tmy at I'loondield, New (ei-se\, h,i\ iiig ,1 large eapitiil, .iiid vv.is one 
ol the most snecessfid business men in ih.il p.iit of the st.ite. 

Ml, Crane was educaled at the Weslewi 11 I 'niveisity, Middletown, Connecticut, 
being a gi\idii.ite of the class ol 1.S117 kelniniiii; to Neiv Jersey, he becanu- city 
editor ol the Newark " I ).iil\ AiUertisei , " oceiipv ing that posf a year and a luill. 
lie tln-ii, in connection Willi K, Wals. m ( 1 ilder, le 'W the editor of the " Ceiitnrv," 
esl.iblished the Newark " Moi iiiiii; Kei^ish 1," w Im h pio\ed .1 siicct'ss, and w Inch 
lliev disposed ol lo good .id \Mnt,ii;e in .ibi.iit eiglileen months. 

In September, 1.S70, Mi Ci.iiie i.iine to S.iiiil I.oiiis, .iiul went on the editori.il 
st.ill of the " 1 )emoci at," now the " ( 1 lobe-l )enioi 1 ,il ; " and in I )i.'ceinber, i S7 5, he 
w .IS m.iiiied to Miss Molbe Alien, iLiiighler ol Cicraril IS. .Mien, S.iiiit l.onis, 
tliice sons being" the result of this nnion. 

Ill l.iiuKiiN', i^][, he was appoinied consul to M,incliest<'r, iMigland, and while 
acting in tint cap.icity, he al tended l.iw leeinies in ( )wen's College, tlial city. 
Resigning his consulship, he letiiineil lii S.iinl l.onis in Heieinber, 1S77, and w.is 
here .idmilted to tlu- b.ii in the billowing .Maiih. Since that date lie has .ipplied 
iiimself verycloS(d\' to the pi.uliieol his prolession in the civil courts, .iiid is 
rapidly t, iking a pl.ue .iniong the inosl snccesslnl members ol the bar. He is 



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especially adapted tn the iii.il <it jiuy eases, llis easy, conversational style, and 
his I rank manner, .il unc e i;.iin t lir c . mlh Iciu r (p| w il ni ssi-s, and lie evinces ^uat 
skill in dravvini; li'ml llnni h. llir liilUst rxtint the testiniuny he desii es. 111 
atldressing' the iniy hi- is [jaith idaily liapiiy llis brilliance and ease as a writer 
are reproduced here; .mil w hile In- is ah\a\ s entei lainini^', he succeeds in present- 
iuLj ti> the twelve lln saliriu pi.iiits in the case, and rarely lails to im[)iess them 
with the jiistirc 111 his i liciil's cause In llie argument to the court of the many 
law i-|uestions whicii arisi ni llu- cuiiisl- ul a liiai, he aims at clearness aiul terse- 
ness of expressinii, presenting his [luints in a tew incisive sentences, Iree trom 
fallacy or any iittempl tit rhetorical display. 

Since Janucuy, i.sSi, Mr. Crane has been a member of the tirm of Pattismi and 
Crane, his partner being Mverett W I'attison, elsewhere mentioned in this vul- 
iime. Mr. Cr^me is a decided lepiibliean, and can give il strung rt'ason fi.ir llis 
political tcUtli, either with the tungni. ur pen; but since coming to the bar, Linr 
impression is that with hiin tin- law has the precedence over politics. He has 
served as vesti) man and jiiniiir warden ul Christ (lipiscopal) Church; is a man 
111 sterling mural tharacter; has line sucial tpudities; is a good ccmverscr, a 
polished writer, and im mean factor in the- literary circles of Saint Louis. 



SI'-.Nl'CA N. l' AY I. OR. 

Sri/A'V /oi_'/y\ 

SENECA Nl':\VBh.RKV T.WI.i )l<, mie of the hardest-working members of 
tile Saint Lmiis b.ir, w.is burn in ().iklaiKl, Oakl.ind county, Michigan, Jan- 
nary, I1S36, the year that th.it st.ile w.is admitted into the Union. His parents, 
John and Leah (Shannun) T.iylor, were n.itives of New Jersey, married in that 
state, and settled in .Michig.in in l's;.). the father opening a farm at ().ikhind. 
Senei..i was the third chihl in a l.imiK' i.il ten children, whu all lived to grow up. 
He was educated at Dickinsun's .\c.idi-my, Ruineu, the St.i.te .Agricnitur.il Cullegc 
,it Lansing, and .it .\drian, where he w.is giMibuited in the liter. iry dep.ii t nniil 
ul the .\di i.iii C"u liege in 1 .Sd 1 . lie w ,is .id in it led tu the b.ir in the s.iiiir \'e.ii , .iiid 
siibseqnenlly spent .1 \ear in the l.iw dep.ii I iileni iif the I'niveisily ul Muhig.m 

Mr. 'r.iylor cuinmiiiced pr.ictice in Niles in i,S6j, and was then- till near the 
close of 1S65, serving iwu \'r,iis ul th.it tune .is circuit cuurt cunimissii.inei'. In 
December, 1865, Mr. r.iylin settled in S.iint Luuis, and has since devuted himself 
assiduuusly tu his prulessiun.il duties. lie h.is rei)e,itedly been urged by his 
republican friends tu In: a i.indidate lur circuit judge, Init he li.is neither suiighl 
nur held .1 civil ur pulitii ,il ullii r since (inning tu ihis st.ite His practice is civil 
only, witli no Sjiecnilly, yet le.ining l.ilterl\ tu |xitent law, in whii h br.inch alune 
he has a lucrative business 

Mr. Taylur is nui unly one ul the h.irdest wurkers .it this bar, but his wurk, as 
might well be suppuMil, is lium-st He gucs tu the bultuin ul .my subject that 



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t'iljfciL;es his attention; is vii^ciriius and ai;L;i<:ssi\i; in tlu: conihict (it cases: lias 
the entire cnn fule[ii;e ot his clients; lias thiir(inL;h cimfKhMice in himself; rarely 
• iliamliins a case nnlil the c^art i>\ last n-iiit has passeil ii]Hin it; is keen .inil 
shrewii, and never <dlii\vs hinisell In lie dulwilled, and his cliaratter is in all 
respei ts aliiive reprnacli. 

Mr. I'avii'r is the scaiinr meinlier wl the lirni of Taylor and Polland, his |)art- 
iier beini; l!<-ni"y M. I'lilland, another la\\\'er (d excellent (liaracter and iriiod 
standinj^. 

Mr, Taylor was married in |nly, i.'^o;;, t-o Miss I.etitia Wayland Chester, of 
Niles, Michigan, and they have four childicn living, ami ha\e buried one child. 
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor are nieiiiliers ol the llnion Methodist l'^|iisco|)al Cdiurch. of 
whic h he has long heeii a inislee. They constitute importanl factors in the 
social circles of that denom inalion in this cil\'. 



riioMAs II. ciiiij)ki':.ss. 

si/xy / iH'/s. 

THIS gentleman is one ol your i|uiel, steady workers at the bar, making a 
little bluster as possible, and doin^.; taitlitiill) all Inisiness entrusted to him. 
lie hails from Tennessee, and was borr in the town of I'ranklin, in Williamson 
County, December \ i. \>^2-] Ills parents ueic William (i. and Mary ( Brad ley ) 
Childress. His tather was born in Tennessic, and was in the war of 1812-14 and 
with (leiieral lackson at New Orleans, |,iiin,iiy S, i.Sii^, He was for many years 
ne.xt prior lo his death, in i^i'i, ine ol ih. le.nling ih inociatic politi(i.ins in Ten- 
nessee. 

Our subject was eibicated p.iitb' 111 renin s>ee, and p.irth at llie naval acail- 
emv at Annapolis, Mar\ land, and -^1 rved .is a midshipnian in the nav\ diiiiiiL; the 
.Mexican war, being in engagements .it Tanipiiii ami \'i;ra Crn/ 

lb- linished his legal stndic's al Leb.inoii, Tennessee, and after ])racti(.ing a 
short time al Memphis, settled in Nasli\ilh in tin- .nitninn of iS.p). The next 
ve,u hi' wi-iU to (."aliloinia in se.in h ol iMild, bill met with poor success, and re- 
luiiicd earl)' III 1S51, ,md resumed the pr.u lice ol his profession at Nashville. In 
Maiili. I1S5.;. i^li' Childless was appointed by I'lesident Pierce United Stales 
attorney for the iniddh' district ol rcnnessee, and lia\ing discharged the tluties 
III that oliice uitli such general salisl.iclion, he was, ,it the expiration of his com- 
mission, leappointeil to that position liv President Ihuhanan, without application 
thcielor. This position he held nnlil .\piil, oSni, when lie united his birtunes 
with those ol the southern Conledeiai ) In i.S(i_> he went south with the confed- 
erate army, and continued his (.uniiei lion with that army in different ca])acities, 
whin his health (which was then \ery feeble) would admit of it, until the close of 
the war. ShortI \' alter its close Mr (hildress returned to Nashville, and again 
ciimmenced the |ir,icticeol ihr law , coiit iiiii iiig it there nnlil November, 1S68, 



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riih: luxrii ./,V7> A//.' c/ .Missouri cii-ii:S. 



when he rL-m(i\'cil to Saiiil I.ihiis lie (hies hiisiriess in all the courts, civil and 
ciiniinal, u'ilh |iriini|itiiess ami luieht \'. and with inUi^iity uninipe.iehed, [le 
never experunents witli his clu-nls' husiness, but aluays tries his case for all 
it is worth. 

Mr. Childress is a ileeidecl ilenioi rat in politics, and a R(jinan Catholic in re- 
lii^ioii, being a convert to thai l.iilli I h- is a inan ol excellent moral charac- 
ter, is modest and retiiiiiL; in his lialnls, innscientioiis and painstakint; in the 
discharge ol his prolessionai dulii-s, and liiiii and dei ided in his lonvictions and 
opinions when once fornieil 

llis wile was Miss .Matild.i l!eiisoii,ol .Saint I -ouis, to whom he was married in 
l'\-lii iiarv, 1M5.S. lie has three i hildreii livinu;. 



HON. Ill'NkY C. LACKl^AND. 

S.IJ.X r CIIAUI.ES^ 

IT IlNRY CI.A\' 1.ACKI..1\'I ), meinber of the last constitutional convention 
J. (i'^75) and ol the le^isl.aiire in i.Sjij-Si, was born in .Montgomery county, 
Maryland, August jO, iS;o, lioth |.)aieiils, James C. and Matikla (Crabb) Lack- 
land, wi-re also born in that state. .Some of Henry's paternal great uncles took 
part in the stiiiggle lor iii(U'pendence, and his maternal grandfather was a mem- 
ber ol the tiist congress whiih was ehi ted .itlei the- adopiiiui (jf the constitu- 
tion in 17X7. His father, J. imes C, I.ackland, was a Soldier (lieutenant of a 
company) in the war of 1 ,Si j with ( li eat ISi itain. He w .is in the battle of liiadeiis- 
bnig, and in sexeral skirinisiu's .ind battles around lialtimore and Washington 
cil>'. In i.S 5 5 James C, La. I. Kind emigrated fr. an Mai ) land to Saint Louis county, 
this state, where he engaged in l.irmiiig. Three \eais later he settled in Saint 
C'liarhs, where he had a saw null, .iinl inanu l.ictui ed lumber until his death in 
J SOj I lis wile died in 1 .N(mj 

lleni)' was edutaled at S.iiiil Ch.iihs ("ollege, being graduated in iS.pS. He 
t.uighl school on Hardeniie I'Liiiie, this count), one school )eai, reading law at 
the same time, and \\.is .idnutted to ilir b.ii in iS^j. He then engaged in civil 
engiiieei ing, and lolloued ih.il business on dil'lerent railroads, .Missouri I'acilic, 
North Missouri, now W'ab.isli, .S.iint Louis ^\\i.\ I'acilic, for three or four years, at 
the end ol which time he aicepted the- cli.iir ot mathematics in Saint Charles Col- 
lege, iinil occujiicd it for three years. 

Since 1859 Mr. Lackland li.is devoted his time to the ]iractice of his pro- 
lessiim in the several i ouits ol the sl.ite, and he is one oi the most successliil and 
most prominent members ol the S.niil tdiailes (.ouiil)- bar. He handles all cases 
intrusted to his care with maiked ability, ami usually to the com|)lete satisfaction 
ol his clients. He has the polish ol a siiiolaih' gentleman, and belongs to that 
(lass who la\(nably iininess a sliaiig( r at the first inttrvievv'. Mr. Lackl.ind held 
the ollice ol school commissioner ol Saint Charles county, from iNj.S to 1H61, 
when the ollice was .ibolished; and lie w.is a member ot the constitutional C(jn- 



rill- HlXCll AM) /ill' I'l .l//.sSY'rA7 iTfll'.S. 



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vcntion (nSy^) wliicli framed tin- Lcmslituli. in nl the state imw in fcjrce, aiul 
was on seviial i uniiiiiUci's, .inumi; lluin llic | ml iiiai'y eoiiiinittet.', on wliieli he 
dill much ol his work 

Mr. Lac k la ml was cdei led lo the thirl nth ^eiu i a! assemlily in i cSyiS, and served 
in tlie session ol the tollowiiii;' \iar, lieinv, aelin^; i hairman (if llie jiidieiary inm- 
inittee part ol the time, and on several oihei Lommillees. lie was a candidate 
for the same ollice in i.S.Sj, and was drieated lie is a democrat, and SiUnl 
Charles county is repulil icm. lie is an ,u ti\e |i<ilitician, pnaiiinent in his party, 
and often attends count\ and state coiui nlions, 

Mr, l.aikKiiu! is a memljcr ol the iipist o|)al ( hurch, and has borne his lull 
sliare ol ollicial burdens. 1 le was marrie( I in I )ei ember, 1856, to Miss Nannie Har- 
den, of Washington, Missouri, and the_\- h.ive three sons. The eldest, James C, 
is cashier of ,i liank at Abilene, Texas; |osepli, the second scm, is cdsii iji that 
stale, and llenr\' is at home, si. iirini; his ediu alion. 



J 



jrDc.i-: joiix iiixTON. 

I'Ull M Bl.l 

OIIN lIIN'Tf ).\', iudi;e ot jiiobate ol the (.luiiiy of Hooiie, and one of the best 
ludiies ol his (lass in Missouri, w.is born at h'oll v Castle, cit)' (.)f Pete is burgh, 
\'irginia, Jul)' 1, i.SiS, b( ing a son of C.iplain |oliii and Martha N. {(iill) lliiUon. 
The llinti Ills are one ol the oldest lamilies in the Old Dominiiin, being traced 
bai k to lOjo, and on both sides we find the purest patriotic blood. The mater- 
II, d graiidhilher of our subiect was Maim I'h.isinus (Iill, who served six or seven 
years in the revolntiiniary army, ,iiid rose from a private to the rank of major 
of the Virginia cavaliw lie w.is at the battle of Cowpens. Major (iill's wife 
was a niece ot I'eter Jones, who lonnded I'etei sburgli, and a relative of General 
Abram Wood, commandei ot the post ol lout llenry, then a Ih'itish post, and 
wdiere Peteisburgh now slaiids. ' 

The tatheidt Judge lliiitoii was ,1 men haul, and died in Petersburgh in iS.)o, 
a,i;c(l about lilly-si.x ye.iis The widow dud .11 eiL;lity -four, in I'olly Castle, "liv- 
ing," sa)'s one writer, " t roin her 1 1 .idle to llie gia\ e in the same house, w hicli was 
not only her birthplace, Init the bii ihpl.u < of iu-i six children, as well as some of 
her grandchildren and gi ( .il-gi,iiid( liildK 11. I lie old house still | 1878] stands, in 
the one hundred and lilt(eiith \car ol its .ige, in good repair, lia\ing survived the 
revolutions, in both of which the citv Wds Inrioush' cannonaded." That house is 
\\n\\ one hundred and Iwcutv years old. 

The subject o[ this sketch was educ.ited at bmathan Smith's Academy, Peters- 
burgh, lea\ing it in his litteeiilh NCir, and Jaiiu.iry 1, 1853, became connecte(J 
with tin.' shipping and commissKni house of |aiius S, Brander and Company, 
remaining with them between lour and li\(: years. In September, 1838, he came 
to this stale, and engaged in specidat kjUs in wild and mineral lands, with head- 



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Till HI:. veil AM' HA A' Ol' MISSOCKI CITIES. 



qiKirlcrs at Sainl Lniiis hi 1.S41 we lind liim at KoclK-porl, Hdune cuunty, in thi; 
Idli.ucd luisincss, u liic.li In- I DiiliiiiHil until llii- liil^li IIdikIs ol iM(.|, w luMi lie 
ahandciiu-d it, .nid liiincd his atU-iiliuii 1.. sl(ainhiiatiii)f, lulluwinjj; it unc j>casiin. 

Ill I '^45 I If res 1 1 111 rd llu' loliai 1 I ■ 1 1 adi- at Ki m lic|Hiit, aiul the next ycir Went iiitii 
the .Mexican war as'a |)ri\'ale in llir 1st 1 ei; iineiit Missouri inountcd vuluiiteers, 
Cohiiiel I )oiiii)lian ei anmaiidei Tli is ohuir appointed Mr, 1 1 in ton sergeant major, 
and in Deeeiiil K-r, iS |(), he \', as (lei te'd Inst lu-u tenant ot company ( i, 1 lis rei^inicnt 
went in tor one year and served Ihiileen montlis. ()n returning tu Roche[)ort, in 
1S47, our suhjecl \\ as appoiiiti'd l)\ ( ni\'einor Kini^ aide, with the rank of colonel, 
lingaj^im^' in i^eneral luisiness, he .dso served tor iieaih' two terms as a director 
of the h'ayette liram li of the State I'.aiik of Missouri, at l''ayette, Howard county. 

Ill 1.S57 he went on the ii\ei a^.iin as liist tierk of the Steamer Daniel Tatum, 
and later of the Steamer Metein, In i.Ssnlie bi'came a merchant in Saint Louis, 
with the firm of (ioildiii, Hopkins ,ind llinlon, the civil wai hieakiiiy up their 
business. 

l*"rom 1S65 to r.Sd.S he was in the employ of the Atlantic ami Mississippi 
Steamship Com|i.iii\, lioldiiiL; a clerkship on diltereiil steiimers — the Hen Slick- 
iiey, Atlantic, ( )live Hraiu h, Ida llaiid\ and Kuth 

In [illy, i.SdS, lud^e lliiUoii irinriied to Kochepoit; went into business with 
R. W . Hubbard, st j|d out at the end ol .1 year, went to ( )malia, Nebraska; in 1S7 1 
he leliiined t(.i Roc liepoil, and in I'lyn settled in Hooiie (.cinnty, on a farm ten 
miles west of Ci.iluinl>ia, the sliiie town 

While in Saint L.iais, in 1.S40 and part ol 11S41, Judge Hinton amused himself 
by reading law 111 the ollice ol his esteemcei and now sadly lamented Iriend, Hon. 
Montgomery Blair, .uid loi thirlv yt-ars thereafter he was acciistC)med to occa- 
sionallv di[) into t".>ke and iilai ksioiie, not omitting the statutes of Missouri, 
with which last works he be. aiiic ipiili- l.imiliar. In 1872 his ileiliocratic con- 
stituents selected liiin lor probate pidgc. In that ollice he is now serving his 
foiu'th term, being elected the last liiiie for tour years. This term will expire 
lanuary i, 1S87 A writer in the "rniled St. ties Hiographical Dictioiiai v " (Mis- 
souri volume, US7.SI si. lies that "hisgicMl exiellence .ind distinguishing charac- 
teristic is the sh.irpiiess .uid .le.uness ot his perce|itioii and judgment, thus 
leiidering him .ueiuale an. I i.nieci .is a business m. in, acute, logical, and e\en 
lirotonnd .is a judge 

Judge Hinton is a di-ciiled deiii.K r.it, .ind iieV(.-r li.is been anvthiiig else, but 
the goodness ol his n.iluie and his iininenl fitness lor his post make him trieiids 
among all parties He is a member ol the L'hristian or l)isci]ile ChnrHi, and 
abounds in manh l hiistiaii \ iitues, inhibited in p.irt .it le.ist Irom his mother. 

The iudge was married, .\ugusi ji;, US44, to Miss ITi/a W. Wilcox, of Roche- 
port, and of six children b.uii to iliem only one son, luhvard, ageil fourteen 
years, is living. Mis. Hintini is .t d.iiigluer of Uoitor (icorge Hooiie \Vilci.ix, 
who was a giamlsiai ol Sipiin- Ijoonc, the latli.-r being .1 brother iit H.uiiel liooiie. 

Judge HiiUi->ii IS ,1 director ol the I'^xchange li.iiik ol Coliimbi.i, ,iiid piesldeiil 



yy/A niiNcir a.\i> /.' iK of missol'/kI cities. 



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ol llic liooiic County Stai' Milling C'i'iii|iaii\',' and was tor some years a curator of 

tlic state uui\'ersity, lu-int; lust api ilnl hy (Joveruor llaidiu ami afteruaid 

by (iovernor I'lielps. lie is well knouu in llu- slate lor his ellu iemy and hon- 
esty as a husiness m.iu, ami lor the m,in\' sleiiini4 (|ualilies of his lleart. lie is 
h'ltnrerun [iroliate law ami |M\uli(e ni the slate university 



c 



HON. c\'ki';Mus c. summons. 

.s'.;/,\'/' /aH'/s. 

Vl'iltNinS CANinia.l) Sl.MMt ).\S was born at lihick Kock. now in linlfah), 
' New \'ork, March 9, 1819; s(.n ol jaiob Simniojis and Cliarlotte (Canliehl) 
Snnnicms, 11 is fathei' u as of I )iiti h descent reinotel\-, ami was a direct descend- 
ant of the first settlers of New ^'ol k In lii> iidaucN' his parents removed to 
I'lllicottsville, Cattaraugus connly, .New N'.m k, .iiid al the ai;e of si.x, to Sprini;ville, 
I'.rie county. In iS;6 his lalhei .iml a few ol liis\iilaL;e neighbors, e-recled an 
academy at that place, and youiiL; "siniiiKuis .ittended the first da}', and UMS the 
lirst student that ever read i.alin in ihal .uadeiny He attended there one year, 
when his mother died. Alterwaiii he was employed as a I'h-rk in a druK store at 
Altua, New \'ork, wliere he ninainrd one \'eai .iiul read the elenientarv medical 
works; while he was there he .ibo re. id I'leiuh ,ind Lalin, and actpiired (|uile a 
kuowledi^e of these lanL;uai;i'S. I lis fathei's IumIiIi failini;, he was c.illed back to 
Spnngville, and his f.ither died in J.uiiiaiy, iN;i, The three succeediiiL^ years he 
made his home with his ielati\(s in |-i.ita\ia, .New \'ork llaviiijr improved his 
he.ilih by l.ibor on a farm, ,11 id laid I he louiidal ion for better health in the future, 
al the tU^e ol seventeen he ( omineiiced te.u liiiii; schoid, which occupation he fol- 
lowed most ol the time until i.S.)-', 111 western New N'oik, e.xceptinj.^ a few ni(;ntlis 
he attended llic .icademsdue wiiilei, and one summer at .\le.\ander. lie then 
went to Kentucky, and tannin school a\\^\ re, id law intensely in I'.iris, Honrbim 
Count)-, Kentucky, in the ollii e ol Jwlm W Woods, lie was licensed to piactiic- 
in l.cxiiii;lon, Kenliii ky, in |aniiar\', iS.|;, by the court of appeals lie remained 
in Kentucky until the summer ol 1 ,S | |, whi 11 he 1 anie to Saint Louis. 

lie immediately comnienci-il ihe praciuci.l the law in company with R. .S, 
Hleunerhasset, liavini;- ftunierly re, id Liw willi that celebr.ited lawyer in Alex- 
ander, New \'ork. This partm-rship loiiliiiued six \'c-ars, doint; a larj^e business, 
both civil and criminal. Subseipientl\- lie \\-.is a p.irtner of ex-I,ieutenant-( i(jver- 
no I .Norman j. Coleman, and still later w,is in partnership with lion. [. C, , Woeiner, 
the present imb^eof the. Saint l.oiiis piob.ite conn In 1.S5J he was elecleil to 
the board ol delejrates ot the city ol S.iint Louis He took an active ri.irt in 
politics, and was elected by a majiualy of oin- linndred and sixty, the [jopular \(>te 
ill the ward beiiic; nearly a tie; he served one yc.ir In 1X5;, he was elected cit\' 
recorder, a court hax'ini; e.\lriisi\c jii 1 isd ict ion. He held th.it [xisition two years, 
presidiiit; with m, irked .ibilil\ In i,S-;(i he was elected a member of tile board of 



58 /■///■. HF..VCII A.\/> i!Ah- OF AZ/SSOCrU/ C/TIF.S. 

aldenin-n, was an active iin.-mlxT, ami tixik an .Klivc i)ai t in all city improvements, 
railniaii huildi nt;, ami seiiiriiiL; lillis in ic.ij cslalc. lie was also a|)pi)intiil pjesi- 
(lent <it the linaid of licallli tnw \'cai Allcr that he was cdunselor fur the hnard 
(if man. libel's fi ir the li.insi- n[ relume, which led tu im|iurtaiit lilit!;ati(in in which 
Judge SimmiJiis liLCnreil 1 1 inspii iiuusK . lie was elecled a memlier<i( the ((inven- 
tion called to oigani/e a (it)' ( h.irlei-. hi 1862 he was emploved liy the city 
(if Saint IvOnis specially lor the pur|iose ot collecting and settling ii|) her delin- 
(jueiit lax lists, being thus engaged aliout eight years. In the winter of i86j- 
63 he framed the law which was enacted by the legislature, authorizing the col- 
lection of taxes by means of suits ,il law 

In political sentiments Judge Simmons was a democrat u|> to i860, when he 
voted for I'lesideiit lancolu. lii the fall of 1864 he was elected to the slate senate; 
was |ilaced at the head of the committee on claims; was acting chairman of the 
committee on ways and means, much of the time, and was on the cmnmittee on 
agricidture and insane asylum. l)uriiig the sessions of 1865 and 1866 he was also 
|)laced on the committee on wa\s and mccms, on the judiiiary committee, com- 
mittee of internal improvements and immigration, and on every impoitant select 
committee. At the close ol the first scs-,ion he was .ippointed on the |).irt of the 
senate, with Judge Warren t'luiiir and |udge LoV(dace, both ot the house, to |iie- 
pare a revision and digest ol the gcm-i.d statutes ol the state. Judge Lovelace 
was appointed judge ol the supreme ( oiii I, and the work devolved upon Juilge 
Simmons and ludgc- Currier; the wmk was an immense task, considc-ring the 
short time allowed for its aci 1 unplishmeiit, but it was ably ami faithfullv per- 
formed. They made their report the next November. It was examined during 
the winter, and with few ,imeiidim;iil ■, it was passed, and went into effect in Ma)', 
186(1. It was to conform to the new 1 1 iiistitiition, which rendered the revision 
more extensive, laborious ,iiid dillic ult. 

lie was for a short time judL;e (it the c durt ol criminal correction, and has 
been al member and dire( toi ot several insurance companies. In 1868 he 
purchased, in conneiliou with W I' Hillings, the property which is known as 
tlie Simmons Iron Mountain, 111 S.ilciii, I )eiit county. it was regarded of verv 
gie.it Willie on .ucoiint ol the iiiims in that region lie set himsell t(.i work t(j 
get a railroad built to it, liisi org.iiii/ing a railroad (omp.inv lalled the Saint 
James and Little l\o( k comp.tiiy, c . uiteinplating a route frinii Saint Louis tu 
l-ittle Rock, to o|ieii the miiicial region in the south part of Missouri. He ob- 
tained a tav6rable report in the l'nit( d States house of 1 epresenlati ves for a land 
grant, but congress adjourned before it bei ame a law. It attracted the attention 
of Pennsylvania parties, who ( .iine to Missouri to examine it in i86(j. June, 1870, 
Judge Simmons signed a (untr.ict with William L. Scott, of iM'ie, Pennsylvania, 
and A. L. Crawford, ol New Castle, I 'eiiiisvlvania, by which they and their asso- 
ciates agreed with |iidge Simmons to build a railroad of the standard gauge from 
some [Hiiiit on the present S.iu I'l.uicisco railroad to the Simmons Iron Mountain 
in ( (Uisideration ol interests 111 the property which he iimveyed them. In pursii- 



THE Hr.XCII AXn liAK OF MlSsOrR! ('/7/F.S. 



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aiicc of tliis contract, they orjraiii/cil .i m-w railidail i nmpaiiy- It was composed of 
William L. Scott, A, I.. Cr.iufonl, ("..luiul 'riiomas Scutl, J. \. McCiilloiigli, Jndj^c 
Simnnins, A. j, (."rawfoid ami William failcr, i c a |iorators ami directors. That 
ornaiii/atiiin is what is known ,is the S.iiiii i.oiiis, Salem ami Little Rock railroad. 

It u.is liiiished the e,iil\' |i,irl ol |al\', 1.H7,;, lo Simmons Iron Mountain, just 
before the panic of that )ear I le is ihr projei i.n of the luiililing of the railroad 
now under coiistriiction liom a point near t'oliiml)ia, Illinois, on tlnj Cairo ami 
Saint Louis railroad, through Saint (.."lair counts', in onier to develop the exten- 
sive coal fields in that region, and it is through his exerticjn and energy that the 
r.iilroad is now being built. 

judge Simmons is at present giving his attention to railway interests and the 
luacliceof the law. In iSoi) he was iiilerrsicd in building a telegraph from Saint 
Louis to Saint Paul and Chicago, m \\liii.li lie uas personally a loser, but it 
reduced the price ot tr.insmitting iness.nj^cs, which has bei-n of gr<-at value to 
others. 

Judge Simmons may be C(uisidered a pnblii briiefactor; as all of his enter- 
prises redi.innd to the pintit ol the com mini it v at large. He is a law\er of 
eminence, especially in ( riminal l.iw and practice, ha\'ing few etpials in that 
br.iiich ot the law in Saint Louis lie in .m .illablc geiillemen, cjiiick of motion, 
r.ipid in thought and speech 

lie was married at Saiiu Louis in [,S.;o to Miss Julia Watts, a descendant of 
some ol the early l'"rencli lamili<s ol .Saint Louis She died in 1K62. They Jiad 
seven children, but three ol whom are living. 



iii'Mn .s. (;i:yi;r. 

,s ;/.\ / / oo/s. 

Till', late I lenry S. Ge\er was regarded in his day as one of the most profinind 
lawyers in the state ol .Missouri. lie was ol (ierman deT>cent, as his name 
Would indn ,ite, and was born 111 lieihii. L counts, M,ii\d,iuil, in the last lustrum 
ot the hist cenlniy At liie cIum-wI tin- .rii.iid w.ii with Isnglaiul, in which he 
u.is a pa\ master, he tame to Saint Louis, luuing previously paid some attention 
to (he law, and heii- prep.in-d hiiiisell tor piMdu e. lie soon became captain of a 
mililar)' company, said to be the i\t->[ 1 n g.iiii/cd west of the " father of waters." 
IK' svas a member of the ( < uis cut ion wliiih lormed the conslilutiou of the state; 
served two sessions in the legislature, being spi-.ikei in the second session, ami in 
oSj5 he |iublished a digest of the laws nl the st.ite l'~rom that date until 1.S51, 
when he left the bar tempoiarils' lor a se.it in the United States senate, lie was 
engaged in Scuiie of the nn.st impoil.iiit suits wlinli came before the courts. S(j 
many sketches have been written .iboiu him. and so full acccmnts were given 
ye.iisag\)of his career at the bar, th.it it si-eius iiiinecess.ii \' to go into details 
1 lis argument in the Died Si'ott case, imide a little o\er a (piarter of aeintury 



6o THE Hixcir Axn /.'.//,■ of Missorui cities. 

ago, was regarded <is a niasler pin r if iD^ic, and some of the eases in whieli he 
was relained fur the defence in Ihr tiimlii.d i(jiiils diew the attention of tile 
wliiile ecjuiitry tn Ins aiguineiits, tlie\' lieiiig ^'i alije that scune of tliein were iiub- 
hslied in pamphlet fiaiii and s, ,iUi;.d In oad( ast, even ti.i tlie A thmtie sealmard. 
Aitliongh a great p(i\M r ai a Liuyir, tlic snliject of lliis ncjtice did nut slline 
as a se-nator. lie returned In Saint l.uuis, and died in Mareh, 1^59, leaving his 
third \\\\v a widow, 

HON. JA.Ml'.,s A. 1 1 1'N DICKSON. 

.s iixi- / ou/s. 

JAMliS A. Ili'^NDI'lKSt )\' i^ a nali\e of S.ilnt Louis eoniity. lie was burn Mareh 
i.v '"^jQ. 'I'lJ is the sun ol (ieiane ilenderson, a wealthy meichant His 
muther helore marriage was .\li-,s .Mary Wdliains. James was educated at the 
I'niversity of Missouri, Culnmlna; alterward stmlied law at the Kiaitneky Law 
Sehoul, Louisville, leasing that insiiintiun in i'^5i; lie was engaged in farming 
ivom that time tuitil i>.()5. In iS(,(i h.- rennivi-d to Honne eouat)', Missouri, where 
he held se\'eral cjlliees ol tiust lie was assessor of that county four )'ears, ;uid 
was aiipointetl judge 01 pr.ihate Im that cminlv in iMyj, and held that olhcc' until 
the S|)ring of iSy.i, win n lu- removed lo Saml Louis county. He comnienced the 
practice ot law in Saint L<juis in 1S7 (. 

Upon the sejiaration ol the iilv and cmiiUy in 1877 he was appointed judge 
of probate lor Saint Loni^ lonnly, h.jKiini; that ollice until lanuary, 1.SS3. 

Judge Henderson has the lespect il iln' entire conmuinitx' for the ability and 
ctmdor with which he investig.ited e\i-i\ snbjiit whiih came before him lie is 
learned in the law pertaining to piohaU- inalleis, .ind it has been said that his 
opinion was never reversed by the appellate court while he was on the bench.' 
lie is a careful, painstaking l.i wye r, and thoroughly reliable in all of his dealings. 

Judge Ilenderson was married -.rceial ye.iis ,igo to Miss Virginia L. Royal, 
and they have six thiidreii. . 



I'UI'.Dl'.kU K N. JI'DSON. 
s 1/ \ r / Ol v.v. 

I;j'Rh;r)l';RICK NhlWroN JLDSON, a nati\a'of Saim Mary's, Georgia, belongs 
on his father's side lo ,1 Slr.illord, Connecticut, famil)-, which was among 
the pioneers in the settleiiUMit ol tli.il ancient town, in iO;S, His father. Doctor 
hdederiek J. Judson, a iiali\c' of Stiallord, alti r graduating at Vale College, and 
stiulying metlicine, removed to Sainl .M.irv 's, ( "leorgia, and settling there, prac- 
ticed his prolession lor several )ears. He there m.irried Catherine T. Chapelle, a 
tlangluer of Hoi. tor Isaac N'. Chapelle, and a native of .Saint Mary's, and ol this 
marriage <air siili|ecl was boi n, at S.iint .M.ii\ 's, ( )ctober 7, 184^- In iS.p. Doc- 



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t(ir Judson iL-lLinicd, vvitli his I'ainily, l" ( '.uuRciiciit, aiul settling in Bridgeport, 
ii-sidcd tliLMc, piacticiiig his pri iIi->m. m, until his (hsitli, 111 \'Miz, lie was prcjtiii- 
Ueiit lis a |)li}'sieiaii ; w.is one ul the hniiidi is nt the |jnliiie lilir<n'y iif the eity, and 
was foi' mail)' years, o Mitiiiui>nsl\' inild his death, president hutli e)f tlie public 
library assneiatiun aiul the buard ol ediu alion. 

His eldest sun, h'rederiek, was prepar( d lur (nlji-ge in Hridgcpuit, partly at 
hunie undei' his lather's instriietii m, and paitU under Kev. Ilenry Jones, and 
altir teathing a distiicl scIkidI une term, and a briel experience in journalism in 
the (jjliee ul the " Hridgcpi at I'armei, " eiiit-reil Wile Ciillege ill the autumn ul 
iSdj. At the close ol his 1 1 esliman \iMi he \\ ,i> a w.ii di.-i I the W'oolsey scliol.irship; 
at the close ol the sophmnore \ear, the liiistcd scholarship; anil was graduated 
as v.iledicloj'iau in 1 .SUd 

Alter graduating, he S|n-nt the lir^t \eai in New lla\en, teaching in the Hop- 
kins ( ji.iinmai Si hoo], ami ,it the same lime " coach in l; "college students; and then 
three years in N.ish\'ille, rinnessi 1 ; lirsl as classical instrnittjr m the idt)' high 
school, and then two years as instiiutoi ol ( tieek and liistor\' in the Moiltgoiiiery 
Hell Atiidem\', ol the I 'ni\'ersit\' ol Nashville While at the South, he was an 
ociasional l 01 la-spondeiit ol the New \ 01 k "I'Aening I'ost." In iSOlS he w<is 
invited to return to Vale as instiiictoi, bui declined. 

He read law uhile teaching at N'aslnilk ; came to Saint Louis in the autumn 
of i.Syo; entered the senior cl.iss ol the lau siliool ol Washington University, and 
was gradnaled in the class ot 1X71. In llie same \e.ir lu- was a|jpointe(l private 
secretary ol ( iovernor (irat/ Uiowu, and lemox'ing to JelU-ison City, filled that 
position dm ing ' !oi.'ernoi" llio\vn\ adm i n 1 1 rat ion, at the same time continuing 
his legal studies. 

Mr. Judson commeiued lo practice law in |illeison City while residing there, 
but in January, 1 >S7,i, he returned to Saiiil 1 .on is, and o|)ening his otlice there, has 
since continued in close .ipplic.it loii to thr pi, 11 hie ol Ins profession. I'ebruarv 
I, 1S78, he i-ntered into pai lnership Willi John II ( )\ erall. niuler name of Overall 
• md I ud son, u liicli still coiii mm s I' he pi aclu'e of the lirm is general, l.uit espe- 
ci.ilK idenliln d with iMiikiiig and busiin s, ciicles, .\\\^\ is extensively connected 
w ilh the impoi laul mnnii ip.il and ol li, 1 loipoiale iilig.itiou in the tederal ,ind 
si, lie loiiils Ml. Judson i-. llie (oiiiisel o| iln- Men h, lilts' Exchange of Saint 
l.ollis 

In October, 1.S7S, Mr. Judson was eleiti d to the school boaril of Saint Louis, 
and served in that body lour years, ru-,i Idling ,\\\ mie.xpired term of one year, 
being then rei.dected lor lull term ol three- yi ars. In the lust )'ear ol his service, in 
1S79, he prepared and seinicil the p,issai;c by the legislature of the act which 
establishes the peiinanent si hool liind ol ihe tit)', permitting onlv the income ol 
the government hind gr.mts to be expeinh d. In the fall ol i S.So he was elected 
president ot the board, .lud w.is nelrcted in 1 MS 1 , ser\ ing until his retirement 
Iroin the bo.ird, in the bill ol iNM.:, his piiv.iie prolessiou.d duties compelling 
him to decline ,1 second rielei tioii. I lioiigh lendii cd b\' the cil i/eiis of his ward of 
both parties 



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nil-: liENCii Axn /: ih- o/- M/ssoi'Kf c/y/hs. 



Mr. ludson's politi( iil .LUlli.itiuiis an luiw, .is tiu-\' have always lieeii, with the 
democratic jiarty, in divisKJiis npnii natmnal isbiics, liiit he is nut a strict parti- 
san; is an earnest lielicver in civd sii\ icr rcturni, Ai\d is a nicnil)er of tiie execu- 
tive coniniiltee of the assoi lain HI nl .Missouri lie has. we Ijelieve, no political 
;ispirations of his own, and has nnil'Uiidy dceliiied to lie a camlidate for any 
political ortice. llis .unhilioii, .ippai cull y, is to inainlain a high staiuling in his 
])rofeSsion. 

In chnrch matters .Mr. |iidson is iiu liiu/d to ihe broad-church element in the 
I'ldlestant lijiisiiipal ( liiircli, and is a \ (.'sl iNiiia n in Saint John's ])arish. He was 
iiiarried i'cdnnary 8, iSyj, to Miss |riinie \V. I'lakin, of Nashville, 'i"eniiessee, 
irranddaiighter of the hite Hon. h'eli.x l irnndy. 'i'liey have one child, a daui^hter, 
I'elicia, aged eight years. 



ION. 



.XMI'l.S HI.I.ISON. 



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THli p.itriarch ot the leg.il laiiiiU' m Lewis county is the gentleman whose 
name we have placed at the head ot this sketch, and who is a native of Ire- 
land, born in January, US05. llis p.irents were John and Isabella (McMechari) 
l""llison, both of Scotch-Irish blood The famib' immigrated to this country when 
lames was a child, and settled in Hrow n count)', ( )liio, where he reccyved an 
linglish education, and some knowledge ot the Latin language. He remained on 
his father's farm iiiilil past his majoiity; ri^ad law in Augusta, Kentucky, with 
Martin Marshall; u.i- admiUrd to tin- bar about 18.50; practiced in CJllio until 
|S,55, and then came lo Missouri. ,ind scltleil 111 Lewis county, near where now 
stands Canton, wliitli has been his home lor thirty years or more. He was in 
practice in this connt\ and the adjoining 1 oiinlies until about a dozen years ago, 
when he retired. He always maintained a high chai.icter tor probity, iis well as 
ability, and was 1 rpc,itedl\ hoiioiid \^\ his dcmoi r.ilic cofistittienls. In 18. J2 he 
was elected to the lower house ol ilir gciuial .issembl)', and served (Uie tei in in 
th.it body, and siibs(i|ueiil l\ luo leiins 111 the upper house, in ,ill a [leriml ol ten 
\ ears. 

I )nring the ci>. il war he was a liini I'nion ni.iii. Siiuc the war \\v served one 
term on the hem h ol his ludn. lal ciieiiil Parties wdio knew him wlu-n he was on 
the bench give him 1 redit loi being ,1 inaii ol great candor and discrinnnal ion, 
clear-headed and impartial, and well liked by everybody but culprits. He was 
at one Jieriod a curat<ir of the suite university, Columbia. 

The wife ol Judge Kllisoii was M.irtha Co\\ gill, of Clarke county, Missouri, 
their marriage taking place in .\pril, 1851), 'riie\' have had thirteen children, only 
seven of them now living. l'"oiii ol ihese an- lavvveis: George, at Canton; An- 
drew and lames ,it Ixiiksville, the loiiner being a ( ircii it judge, and William C. 
at Mar\\ille. 



Till: ni:xcii jxn i;.ii- ,>i- Missi)rKi cinr.s. 



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Judge I'JIisdii is well il-.kI in literature, as well as law, and has a very striiiijuj 
nieniiiry. With smiie nl' the liut;lish jioi-ts In- is i|niie himiliar, and 15urns, wim 
is chief amon_t,f the Sctiteh bards, he lan t|uote li\' ihe hour. The ju<lL;e is a hale 
old i^eiUleman, well stocked with iiialejial (or i ouversatioii, aiul a sprij;htly and 
eiitertaiiiiiij^ converser. 



FH)N. JOHN M. ()'NI';il.L. 

TOIIN' iIh;\KV O'N'Mll.!., the Mihjeel . il this sketch, is a son of I'alritkand 
.' r.itieiice ( I'ickett) ( )'Neill, ami waslioiii in what is now Carroll county, Mary- 
land, .\j)ril :ro, IcSk;. His inotliei \\,is als.. a n,ili\i- ot M.iiyland, and his lather 
was liorn near Londonderi \', I rehind, but ( ,iine to A nierica before the war ot tX 1 j, 
in which he look ])art The sub|ect ot iliis skelch graduated at (Tcoigetowa 
College (nijw I 'niversit)'), 111 the 1 )istrict ol Columbia, with the highest honors of 
his class, in Ii's4i; read law .it l''rederick Cil\', Maryland, under Joseph M. Palmer, 
and was there admitted to the bai in \>^\\ lie went to Baltimore to commence 
till.' practice of law on the same da \' that the national demmratic convention assem- 
bled, which resulted in the nomination ,)l l.iiius K. Polk for president of the 
United States, ami partieip.ited as .1 stum|i speaker in tlu? cam|:)>iign of 1844. 

In the latter part ot 184(1 he moved lo Somerset. I'erry county, Ohio, where lie 
afterward held the ollice ol prosei iiliiig aHorne\', <md represented the county, in 
the legislature from 1S51 to 1854. While li\iiig 111 .Somerset, November 27, 1849, 
he w.is married to Miss C.itherine li. lied. with, youngest daiigliter of Colonel 
|ohn Heckwith, of that pKu e, whi^ lor m,iii\ ye. us held the oliice ot clerk ol the 
court of common |ile,is. 

In the sjiring of 1854 Mr. O'Neill removed to Cincinnati, where he was after- 
ward .ippoiutecl, bv President Pick ,-, distih t .iltoiney for the southern district of 
Ohio, lo lill the vacancy occasioned b\' the resign, ition of lion. II. J. Jewett, now 
president of the Mrie railroad in the suiinner of 1S57 Mr, ( )'N'eill resigneil this 
ollice, for the iiurpose of icmoviiig to the st.iie ol Iowa, and was succeeded by 
Hon. Stanley iM.itthews, now judge ol the supiinie court. In March, 1858, Mr. 
O'Neill settled with his family in l)uliu(|ur, wheie the writer of this sketch first 
made his acipi.iintance. lie luid .1 l.irge pi.ictiee in that Ilawkeye cit)' ami over 
a considerable portion of the statr, and w.is considered, though ills practice was 
not conhned to tluit branch of the law, om.- ol the ablest and most successful 
ciiminal lawyers in the state, lie held the ollice ot city attorney of Dubuque 
duiing the m.iyoralty of Henry 1,. Stout and of John II. Thompson, and while 
the civil war was in progress he w<is the democratic caiulidale for district attorney 
of his judicial district, embracing five counties, and had a majority of the home 
votes, but was defeated by the soldiers' vole. 

In i8(j8 Mr. O'Neill was one of the delegates at l.irg<- from the state of Iowa 
in the democratic nation. tl idnveiilion wlm li w.is held in Tammany Hall, New 



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I III- nixcii i.vii /. ;a' or .uissdt'A-i ci iiEs. 



S'liik, .Mill iTsulUnl in the ii.iinin.ilh Ml ol Siymuui- and HIair lor prcsidciU ami 
vicL'-[)l csiili-nl lit till- I'liilcd Slatis, lie was aNn.in flrt l(ii-at-larv;r Icjr llic stale 
(liirii)}; I he same year, liaxiuL; lueii appDinled Uj that phicc by the central com - 
mittee ol' tile slate, Id till the wiiaiu \ . aiiscd l,y the resignation of Mr. Chij^irctt, 
«hn resigned to run toi' eon'^re^s in ihe l\eokiik disti'itt. lie stuiiipeil the state 
during; (he eam|iaii;n lie i'. a lliiein s|)eaki r, a strong" deliater, with a nKjdicuni 
ul Irish wit, ,unl makes a sphndid i anwiss. 

In i.Sdij Mr. ()'Neill e.ime to S.iinl I.dims, wliere he is still in the suciessful 
praitiee of his profession. I 'mil reii ntl\ he was in [larlnership with i'iohert W 
|ones, who is now a joiunalist in soni h wt'slei ii Missouri. Mr. ()'iNeill is (.-n^ageil 
in the (iiactice alone al present. lie is a diligent and pnmipt Inisiness man, ami 
eminenlh' trustworthy, 

Mr. nXeilTs wife died in iSo.), .iiid is liinied ne.ir l)ul)iKpie. She left six 
ehildren, one son .ind li\'e dau^hti-is. The eldest, Josephine \'., is the widow ol 
[oliii Ke)nolds, formerl\ ot .M.idison, W'isi oiism. The seeond, Isabel A., |oiiied 
ihe ri.'lii^ious order of Saint |)oiniiiir. .iiid is now the sa])erior of a branch of the 
sisters of that order at MiniH-.ipi J is, M iniie^' ■l.i, and known in rtliu;ion as Sister 
M.mrice. The third, John 11., jr., is eii^.im-d in the real-estate business in Saint 
Louis with Robert J. I.ue.is haniK I) .iml I'alith \\ (twins) and Catherine 
Hlanclie are at home All of I he .d i i\c- named children (except the Dominican 
sister), toi^cther with llie 1 w o hlllr d.iiiL^hleis ul the widow, are living with their 
lather in Saint 1 .oiiis , 



HON. KK'lI.Xkl) (JvAIIAM I'ROS T. 

s \ I \- r I o I I \ 

T ) ICIIARI) ( ;KAI1.\M h K( )ST, l,.le member of C(m-ress fnmi the third Mis- 
1 V soiiri district, w.is born in Saint Louis. Ueicmber 29, i.Sji. His lather, 
Uaniel .Marsh l'"rost, is a n,ili\c ot New N'm k, and was an olFieer ot the I'nited 
St.ites army, and is \il li\'iiii;, his home beiuL; in Saint Ltjiiis. His mother was 
Lli/.i Cii.iham, daiii^htii of Kichaid ( Ir.ih.nn, .liile de camp to (lener.d Harrison 
i 11 1 N 1 J I .). She died 111 1 his I il \ i II I Sj _< 

Our subjeel w,is (slm.iled in lln Lond(jii ( I'aiijland | Lniversity, and Saint 
lohn's College, a C'athiilic iiisiitntiiMi jt !'■ >! dhaiii. New \'ork, being graduated in 
1872. He studied his profession in lln S.iiiit Louis Law School, and was adniitte<l 
to the bar at the J.imiary term ol llu supreme court in 1874. He is in general 
practice in the civil i(airts only, iiid is ot ilu' firm of l''rost and Clard\', his iiart- 
ner being I Ion. Martin L. Cl.ii dv, nieinber ol i ongress Iroin the tenth distriit. 

Since commencing practice Mr. I'rost has been much engaged in congres- 
sional anil other political duties, and li.is lia<l little time, until recenti}-, to devote 
t(j his profession. The cases to wlii< h he had given his attention were of im|)ort- 
ance, and all ol them were h.indli-d. not only successtully, but with such signal 
abilit)' as to claim the close .ittentiiai of the bench ,iiid bar of this city. His his- 
tory as a lawyer is )'el largel)' to be made. 



Till-. lii:MCll .-IXn II.IA- OF MlSSOiri'/ CllllCS. 



f>5 



Mr. I'lii'it was a tamlidatc lor Cdnj^rc^^ uii llic di/inocralic ticket in 1S76, and 
was ilclcatiii liy lion. I,\ni' S Mctcallr; was clrcliil in 1S7M, rriilectud in iSSo, 
and dcclinrd In serve Iciiinci- lli.iii the Iwn lernis. lie was llie v<)nni;esl niendu-r 
(il llie lower house ol eeini^ress. 

lie is JudL;c advocate general on the eovernor's stall', with rank of brigadier 
ijeneial. I'ew men of his ai;e in the state ha\'e liein pushed foiward by friemls 
nioii' rapidly than Mr. h'liisl, and lie uiodesth fills iver\- position to wliiih he has 
been ele\'ated. 

Mr. I'rost was married April 31), 187.), to I.atlv, daughter of I'erdinand l\en- 
nett, uf this city, and they li.ive- fu e i hildien. 



JOHN \<()\ MLISICK. 

A'/A'A'.sy ■////■'. 

'^T'^lII'^ suli|e( t ol this sketch was born in Saiiit I.oiiis eoiin|\-, February 2.S, iS.pj. 
1 1 1 is tat her \\ as h'phi .11111 | M iisii k, a 1 ,11 iiier; his inland lather on his father's 
sidi' was Alii.ih.im .Musii k, a soldier in the war ol 1 ,S 1 j 1 |, and an ollieer in a 
rei^iiiienl ol raiigcas in s..me ul ilu- iiidi.in w.irs. llis gri-at gi andfat her was a 
soldier in the war ol tin.- 1 iwi ■hitioii. The Mii^ic k laiiiily emigrated from V'ir- 
giiii.i to Missouri at an e.iiiy da\', .iiid seliled in Saint l.iniis iduiilN', then almost 
a wilderness. Idle mother ol [ohii K Abisa k was loriiuiiv a Miss Mary I'riiice, 
lidiii KeiiliK'ky; her lather, i,e\i I'riiiee, w.isliom llulkmd. 

JiJiii k .Miisiek was ihe seioiid iliild, iheoldi'sl being a daughter. In 1851 
the lamil\' c.ime to Adaii counts In his iluldhood d.iys he li.id lew advan- 
t.iges ol s( liMols, there ne\ei being more ill. 111 twn I'f three months' school in the 
year, and that in a log sc hoolhouse a mile or two away. In 1 .Si'io the family 
letiiined to .Saint I.ouis County, and alter .1 so|oiiiii then- ol thirteen months once 
more remoxed to Adair county, I)iiiiiig the lour years' war <•! the rebellion John 
was kept out of school, but proi iiriiig bouks he studied at hoint;, unaided by any 
teacher, 1 II- eiitereil thedisirni school .is si ion as he could, and in iMOy became a 
sludeiit at the- normal silhiol ,it l\iiks\ille, wlnre he w.is grailiiated in June, 
1.S7 I, with second honors ol his ekes and the degree nl bachelor of sciimce. He 
taught school at Fee I'ee, near the city ol .S.uiit Louis, during the auUimil of 187.4; 
but llis fallier dying, lie returned to his home, then in Kirksville. I""or six months 
dining the year 1875 lie was editor and publisher ol a weekly news|ia|)er in tli.it 
town, llaving lor some time been ,l law student during his leisure moments, .Mr. 
Miisick entered the office ol llciiiy I". Millaii, in Kiiksville, in the latter part of 
1H75, to complete the studs'. 

June 1,5, 187(1, lie w.is married to Miss Augusta I'. Ros/ell, the (laughter of 

a Methodist F|)iscopal iniiuster, and in ( Ictober ol the same year licensed by 

Judge lolin \V. Henry, now on the supreme bem h ol Misscuiri, to practice law. 

He went at once into the pi.Klice, and altlioui_;li there was a general paralysis of 

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THE iu:xcn and /: iu oi Missoi'ki ci riF.s. 



liiisiiu'ss, succt'CHied very wi-ll. In j.Sj; lir u.l^ .ippi liiiti-il a ( uiiiniissuMitir iit thu 
United St.itcs lire nil nmit fur (lie cish-rn disLric I ol Mi^sonri by lndt;i* Jdlin 1", 
l)dliin, ol llic I'nilcd Sl.ilrs i iiiuil (>mii1 In 1.S7.S he iMnnrd a pari ncrslii|i with 
[•"lancis M. Hai ringliJii, uno "I the Ih-,i Ku\\rrs in nnilla-iii Missouri. Hiil Mr. 
Mnsiik had hiid a t.istc lor liliM.ttnri- lioni c.irly iliihlhood, and wroti- tor aimisc- 
mcnt duriiii;' his leisure nioiliinls. 1 11 1 .S7S he eon tri hut 11 1 a sei iai story to Poller's 
Anteriean .M( nil lily Mai;a/ine, ol I'hiladelphia, entitleil "■ I lerln.rt ( )rtun, or J llsti(■L' 
C"ourts in the West," \vlii( h elieiled e. uisiderable eoninient li^jin the [iress. I'hc 
steiry i^ives the trials, and tiiial triumphs liy peisevei anec , ol a young lawyer. Mr. 
Mnsick eontrihuted anoiivniously and under lunniitf ili ['luinc to iiiany ol the lead- 
int^ pcriodietils, and h'rank 'Idusey, a New \'ork i)iiljlishcr, heeuininn tavuraldy 
impressed with some ol ihesi- ^ki. ti hes, hamd lait thi' address of the author, and 
wrote for him to come to New N'ork. lie did so, and tlic'ie iMr. rouse\ eugaL;ed 
him to write for his puhlishing house at a salar\' lai e.xeeeding' his law praetiee. 
May 29, i8,Sj, he retired from the liini ol llarriugton aiul Musick, aiul engaged 
wholly in literary |)ursuils As a I.i\\\a-i- he su( eeeded well, ami (Uilv quit the 
practice to enter a lield more congenial to his t.iste lie lives in Kirksville, but 
si)ends niuch of his lime in New \'oi k tity ami HostciU. "The Hanker of Bed- 
ford," publishetl by 1) Lothrop and Co., ol liostmi, is said to be his best work ol 
fiction. Many of his stories aie ol tin pra( tiee ol the l.iw. lie has another book 
in press, the title of whah is nnknoun 



WlLl.l.X.M (). I.. jl'.Wi;'!'!'. 

sii: liiixA. 

WILLIAM ORKINtiTON LLNT Jl'A\'LrT, lawyer and journalist, was 
born at Howdoinham, M.nne, UecendM r .'7, iSjy, llis lather, Kev. Sam- 
uel Jewett, a Metlaxlist minister, was born in Ipswich, Massaihiiselts, the son ol 
a revolutioiiai"\' soldier; and his motln 1 , Sophi oma 1 I nekiu5, was a native of New 
I lampshire. 

William llnished hi . Iitei.n\ ednealion ,it the Aiuoi.i Seminar)', Illinois, ,ind 
obtaiui'd his legal ediuiilion at ihi' I iii\(isil\ ol Michigan, .Ann AiIhu, te.iching 
school both belore and .liter linislinig Ins legal studies. lie was admitti'd to 
practice in I1S66; had an ollii e a short time at Mounl Sterling, Illinois, and in 
1NO7 settled in Shelbina, where he socm built up a gooil pra( tiie. lie is an ener- 
getic and reliable man, aileiiding eaielulL to .ill business intrusted to liini b)' 
his clients. 

In 18O1 Mr. Jewell v\'ent into the army, in the .ji^lli Illinois infantry, and was 
discharged on account of disability in Januarv, i^u;. Recovering, lie i-nlisled in 
battery C, 1st Illinois artillery, being mustered out in June, 1865. 

Mr Jewett has ser\ed as proset lit 1 iig altoiiiey ol his t'oiint)' two terms, ami 
may ha\e held othei olTues uhiili we do not recall. In 18S1 he iniiihaseil an 



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iiitcri->t ill I lie SliL-lliiiKi " 1 )rmiH r.it," the ulili-st inuspaper in SliL-lby fouiUy, .iiicl 
he is lis |Hililii.il eiiiliir, in.ikinn it .1 sIi'MU' .iini in llm nti.il rx|iiinint ol llu' piiii- 
1. ipli's lit his |iai"l\'. 

Mr Icwclt IS a iiuiiiluT ' ■! llic riu aiii|inirnl in ()(!(! I'V'ihiw ship, anil lias 1)clmi 
a (Irli^atc rcpcati:(ily tii ihr (iraml L(iili;c and llic (iiaiiil iuicam|)mi;iit uf llic 
stair. lie was niaiiicil in jiinr, 1 Sin), i.i Miss l'!lla C"n.\, uf Shelby cuuiity, and 
llicy luuc lost one dani;litei 111 inlani v, .\\\i\ lia\e six cliildreii living, three Sons 
and three dant;liters 

Mr, Jewell lakes a warm inlen st in .ill loeal i nleiprises, and personally and 
l)\' pen deles all lie CM\ In Imild lliem up lie is, and has liee-n for years, a trus- 
lee of the Shelliina (.'ollei;iale Insliliile, a si hool ilial is doing .111 excellent work, 
and is i|uite pids|)erous, lie is ipiile piilila spinled, and ready lor idiiiost any 
respeelalile luisine-ss, iiU'lndiiiL; thai (il oiaior on ihe I'linrlh ol July iiiid political 
speei h niakiny. 



ROHI'.R 1' CR.WVl-ORl). 

SA/.\' /' / I'I'/S. 

T\\\: parents of this m-nllemaii wimc h I, iiives of several very prominent fami- 
lies .It the Siiulh, p.ii lieiil.irly m \ irgiiii.i, (ieorgia .ind Alaliama. Mis 
f.ithei. Nelson A. Cr.iwlord, a \' 11 i;iiii.i 11 l'\' l>iith, and an Alaliama planter, was a 
sen mil cousin of I Ion William 11. t'l ,i\\ loi d, iinee candid ate lor [iresideut of lUe 
I'nileil Sl.ites: a cousin of iluii. (iemge W Craw lord, once governor of (jeorgia 
,iiid I'mle'd States senaloi; of 11. ai Willi, im 1,. \ .im ey, 0111 e a member ol con- 
gress Irom Al.ibama, .iiid (ieiiei.d K. 1'^ Kodes, iil the confederate army, killed al 
Willi heslL-r. Nathan Crawloid, the gie.ii gr.iiidf.ilhei of Robert, w.is a rewilu- 
Ihai.iiy soldier. The mother of Robert, beloie her marii.ige, was Julia IV'iin, a 
n,ili\e of Ku hiuond, \'iigiiiia; .1 rel.uive .il Willi. im I'liiu, the pioneer (_)u,iker in 
I'hil.idelphia ; .1 daughter ol l.imes I'cnn, ,1 l.iwyii 111 Richmond, and a griind- 
d.ingliler of (i.ibriel I'eiin, .iKo ,1 Liwyei. .iiid .1 re\ oliil ioii,ir\' s.Tldier. She was 
,dso ,1 gi .indd.iughter, on ler niMther's side, ui Colonel Ricluu'd Callaway, of 
Kent luky, an .issoi i.ile ol tdloiiel I '.uiiel ll.ione. 

Ml Crawford was bnru in Tiiskaloos.i lountw Al.ibama, i'ebruary 12, 1S35; 
was educated at the Uiiiversit\' ol \'iigiiiia, Ldrirha ! esville, graduating in 1H58; 
read law at Hiitaw, Alabama, with Willi, im I'. Webb; was admitted to the bar in 
i.S5(), and M.ircli n;, i.Siio, w .is iiiiiled in iii.iiii.igi- with Miss l'"r.inces K. Webb, a 
daughler ol Ins preceptor. She is .1 lousin ot lion, Willi, iin II. ["oriiey, member 
ol congress troiu Alabama, .ind .M.i|oi (ieiiei.d |(ihii 11. I'm ney, Lite of the con- 
lede-i.iti- arm)'. 

Mr. Crawford comnieiiced praclic<-al fiulaw in 1859, and remained there till 
i.Sy_|, Serving meantime as an otlieer in the confederate army from 1861 to 1865.. 

in 187.1 .Ml. Crawford came to Si. I.oiii^, and diiriug the 1. 1st nine years h.is 
Worked his w .i\' into a vei \ 1 espei t.il ile pi .u 1 ice, ii\ il and ei i mill. il, extending to 



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all llii' idUils. lie is ((iiiscii-iilUiii-i, |i,iiii>l,ikini; .mil tnic to lliL' iiUeicsls ul liis 
rliriils, ami lias tin- 1 ii l^■^l i i ai In Ic-ia .■ i jI I In- . . an iiuinil \ . \\r is a sou rid law )(r, 
a niaiidi mail Iciiiaii l\ Iji ai ui;,',, i il liivji mniai i liai ac U i , ami iil liuisl cxccilfiiL 
i 11 lliii'iii 1- in s( .lid \ . 

Mr. and Mrs. Ciawlcid lia\c- a laniilv ul s(.'\'ini cliildicn. Tlicy an.' incniliLTS 
ol the I'icshytcrian Cliiirili, .ind lia\r a i;niid siandini;" in llic siii iai tirclcs ul the 
I'ity. Mrs. Crauliad is a 141 amidanu liti.'i ul IImii. Henry \' . Webh, lirsi judi^e ol 
tile sliiMi'iiie I'ourl ul Alaliania 

II is nut impruper tu here add llial Mrs. (.'uninKidore X'anderliill is a daughter 
nt Il(ni. Kiilieit I,. C'r.iW'Idrd, an inic le ul the sniijeel dl this sketcii, ami tliat siie 
lias in pri'ss a wnik uii the C'rauliud t>iniil\. 



ANDRl'W M.KIN'I.l'Y. 

.s.//.\'7' !-OI'/S. 

TWV. gentlcnian with wlmse name we liead this sketcli is a son of the late 
lion. John Mckiiiles', An a^soi iale pistiee of the supreme court of tlu; 
iMiited States, appointed li\' I'lesideiil \'an liiiren in iX.;;, and serving liiilil his 
de.ilh. J ndf.;c McKinley was an eminent jni ist, a native of Virginia, ami a son of 
|)o( lor Andrew McKinley, who was a snineon in the 1 e\'olutioiiary army and of 
Seoteh-Irish lineage. , 

The mother of onr sidijeei was |nh,i Ann ( Hr)an) Mi I'Cinley, a native of F'liila- 
didphia, and daughter ol ,1 Luge h'asi Indi.i mer( haiit. 

Mr. M( Kiidey was liorn m 1 .e.Miigi on, Kenim ky, ()ctolier 10, 1S17; was edu- 
cated at the N'aslivilli' I 'iii\ c 1 sil \', In iiig nearly ready to take his degree when his 
lather removed to l\(nlnik\'; lie graduated in the law de-partment (,)l Tiansylvti- 
nia I ni Veisity, laxingl ( ai, Ki nt lu k \ , 1 1 eei\ iiig his d iph jina in the spi iiig of 1 ,S_)0. 
In jniie ol that jeai hi- eaiiie li> Saiiil l.oiiis, ,uid Jul)' .'7, i.S.|o, was admitted to 
I he liar. Alter prai lieiiiL^ his piole^si.ai m llii^ eil y aliont livt' years, Mr. Mi K inley 
letnined to Kenlueky, loiahd al 1 .1 m in\ i I le, piaeliccil his jiiofessioil there for 
ihiee 01 lour yeal^, ami was legisiei d ihe l.md cilliee from 1S5.1 lo 1X51;. 

Ill April, 1.S51J, Mr. MeKinley leliiined to. Saint l.onis, and for some years was 
])resiileiit of the ( I real K( piiMie I ale I iimii aiu e (.."i.jmpaii)- and trustee of the east- 
ern division of the Union IVuilu rinlroad,and held other im|ioitant positions. 
In l''el)rnary, 1865, Mr, lM< Kinley reiihAid to New \'oi k city. In i^i?-' he became 
oiue mine a resident ol SaiiU l.onis, ,ind evidently- intends to remain in this his 
lavoritt' home. 

To Mr. MeKinley is ascribed I In. i 1 1 .lit ol creating, laying out ami bean t dying 
I'orest Park, [laving lii st seemed llie passage ol a bill for its charter, he was the 
lirst and only president of ilie ( . aiiniis--ion of ihat park from the time it was 
opeiieil unlii the 1 itv antlnailie^ took (liarge of it under llie [ncseiit city < barter. 
His uiitiiing dc-\iition to the work of its c onstrnclioii and cnibellishmen t, is 



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i;riii'rally in cii;iii/.r(l by llir iuii|]lc cil Si. Li.iiis A Saint Louis pa|UT sa\s: 
"Tliat a bciiciiic Sd iL-ililr in iisulls, iii\ . >1\iiil; such a lar^c diillav, anil piTli- 
iiaiiously upiMiscil li\- stiuni; ruin I iinalidiis, wa-. 1 ai lii'il lluuui^li ill a ycarnf linan- 
t'ial lianic; thai the a( 1 was p.iss( d w hrn ihr pirssnir cil a rmaiuial revulsion was 
si'vci est, anil ihal tin- ninnry was asknl I.jc when 11 niinu-i rial credit was utterly 
(lisrupteil liir the time, is i.nly lo he ascrihcd 1,1 the ran: kimwledge of men and 
sound iudt;nieut which, in the person of Mr, .M. Kiidey, ui'u(ed forward a, move- 
ment ol such deep import to every deni/i n ol our citv. lie w.is known to be 
benevolent ,uid ])nblic-spiiited ; his acipiaiiUam c \\,i^ lari;e, his frientls devoted to 
him, and his lepnt.itiou w.is niisnlMed " 

Mr. Ml Kiiiles', in his address at the opcuiu^; of the park, used the followiuj^ 
launuane: " 1 ts conce])t ion ivas {\\\^ to Ilir.im W I .i.'ltini^well, then, as now, one 
of its most enthuviastic Iricuds, .iiid from the d.ite of its ori;aui/,ition a member 
of the present board." Mr, 1 .errmi;\vell, in a rei cait conversation, I'emarked: "If 
1 inav be lei^arded as the lather of h'oresl r.irk, .\ndrew McKlnlevwas its savior." 

"It Ims probably never before incurred th.il one m.in has, after the failure of 
an impoilanl enterprise, recoiisl rn. led ,1 bill which h.id been detlareil to be 
unconstitulicm.il, loutormed it lo the \iew 1 ol ,1 le;,.;isl,it i\.'i.- bod\', and louilncled 
it, lhron;j;h niuili opposition liom iullnenli.d p, lilies, to ils passage by a trium- 
ph, int in.i|orily; then that he should li.ivc lueii made the cxi-iaitive otlicei" ol a 
bo.uil of sni h importance .is th.il of I'onsi I'.uk, ,ind so .idniinistered his trust 
as in |iolicy and detail to h.ive met the .ipprob.it ion of the public. • 

When the embellishment ol (he p,irk h,id so l.ir proi^iessed ;is to excite the 
luiiosily and tempi the hopes dl ihi- pi ople of S.iint Louis, NL'. Mclvinley saw 
lli.il sonuthiiii^ Inrlhei w.is needed, ,inil 111 ihe \e.ir succeediuy; the p.issau;e of the 
bill for h'oresl I'.irk, dr.ifled ,ind secured ilic' pass.iu,e of the boulevard bill. When 
llie cc ■lipei.itiou ol the |)iopert\' owners w.is needed he .icce|ited for himscll .lud 
foi- them an invit.itiou ol le. id iiie citizens of C'hii .ii^'o to inspect the boulevard 
syslem of th.il lit)', where .1 l.iiee p,iit\ well.' io\'.ill\- entertained, ;ind the t.ict 
th.il bio. Ill drives euh.ini ed ihe v.iliie ol ihe properly fioutinu; 011 them, in greater 
piopoilion ih.iii the v.diie of ihe l.iiid ihni.iled, W.IS tiilU deiuoiistr.iled. This 
sei ies 1 1| nievemenls I cMilled ill l; 1 \ 1 n e I o S.ii iil Loll is I li ree bro.id .iveii lU'S and 
Iwo ni,ii;ni lii cut boiilev .11 ds, w illioiil .1 doll.u ol expense lo either city or loiiiily." 

I )urinL; tin.' I.ist lour ye. us Mi .McKiiile\ h.is been |)resident ol the state board 
ol immigr.itiou, in wdiii'h positiiai his business e.ip.icities .ind elliciency are seen 
to goi m1 .idv. Ullage. 

The speet'lies m.ide bv .'^Ir, Mi Kiiilev .it the .jpeiiing of I'orest P. irk and the 
S.iint l.oilis bridge, .iilil published ,il the lime, ,liow him lo be ,1 man ol mm li 
lilei.iry t.iste, of elegant diclion, .ind si. imp him ,is .1 in.iii of entiuiuise and 
enlhusi.ism lor public i m prMVcmeiits Some ol his poelic clfusious contributed 
to Ihe New \'ork and loc.d press iuili(..ile ih.U he li.is no ineoiisiderable talent for 
mel I ic.il I ompi isition 

Mr. McKinle)' was m.irried in oSpi to Miss .M.iry Wilcox, of Saint Louis, Mis- 



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SiiUl i, (l,iii!j,lltrl cil Ml-, I'! 1 1 /.il Hill A-.lilry, wile i il ( iriiri al William II. Ashli'V, aiul 
allrrward wxiv ami widmv ol I 1. >ii J , j, C'l i tirniliii. ( .1 KiiiUu k_\-. I!i- \\.\s jiisl 
( ilrli)atri| llii' luiticth anin\ r^^.l^\■ mI Ins inai iianc, .iiid luib lliicc Siaib and tlircr 
danL;liti'is, 

ll()\. I'DWAkI) HA'l'l'.S. 

E|)\\'A1<I) l')Ari'^. llii i;ical la'.v\ir and |it*crk'hs rhctdriciaii in his day al 
< llic Saiiil l.ipuis har, liisi saw the iiL;lil in iiiliimnt, Virginia, SciitcniliL-r 4, 
lyyV ill I .S 1 4 In- caiiii- In MissuLiri, li IS ( ildii In 1 iiIri , I'ludcrick Hiilcs, Ijciiit; sec- 
rclai'V c)l iliL' UTnloi\ lleix- lidwaid road law, and was <idniitlt;d to tlu; bar in 
iSid, IK- smni iK-gaii tu nsi' in Ins prnlcssii ni, and pdlitical liuniirs, uiR- altrr 
annllicr, wric licaprd npmi linn, II. was a drU-gaU' lu llic itatc cunstiliitiiinal 
iiiiu ciil inn in iSjo; was .1 inrnilirr ><\ llic liisl li'^islaliuT, in 1X22; was ap|H)inU-(l 
Uiiilcd Slates alhiriu\' Inr the Miss.iuii disliii.l in 1.S24; was Ldcclud t(i c<.inji;rcss 
ill 1S27; was Sfiil l(j the slalc sriialc ill i.Sjd and i'S,;-4; was citlcrcd a pl.u c in 
I'lisidriil l"illnU)r<-'s lalninl 111 iS:;^; was rliitcd a judge of the Saint Lduis 
land cuiiit in i^i^.i; was pnsidciil wl iIh- wliig iialidiial Lunvcnt luii in 18^6, and 
was altiMiie)' griii-ral m Mi iiiRDln's lalnncl fnnn Man h, 1.S61, until his resig 
iialiiiii, iwii yrais all! I w.iid lie wasals.j president nl llie iiiteriKil improvement 
(uinentiMii held in I'liuagi) in 1N60, and thei.- eliitnlied the stalesmeii iif this 
riiniitrv and id (..'anaila with his grand .uatm deal llights, as well as pleasi-d all the 
menilieis ul the 1 1 nu . nl idii with Ins perlei t iiiastei\' nf parliamentary rules, and 
his slalesmaiidike iilli laiK'es IK Was An e,is\-, n-adv dehaler, and, like ("harles 
James I'ux, rielily endnwed with eh k iitii)nai\' graees. As a lawyer, he stoinl in 
the liniil r.iiik in .Missnini l.a- luily \eais. 

lie was iiiaiiiid 111 1S2;, .ind died m Sainl I.i/iiis in Maixh, 1.S61), leaving a 
large lamil\' nl elnldu 11. A hrnii/e siatne id liiiii sl.inds in I'urest I'ark, and his 
nanu- is emhalmeil in llie nieninrvi I hundred^ nl ihniisailds of friends all (Aer 
the I I mill i\' 



HON. I \.\i I'S s. (,i>ii':i':N. 

-V // V /■ / 11/ '/S. 

Till', hile lames S (iieeii, (ine nl llic Irw men wlm. like Ahi.iham laiiiciln, 
1 nil Id siieei-sslnlly deliale with Sli-phen A 1 )nngl,is, and w Im a I mie pi; rind 
was line nt the 1,1 ighh si nrnaineiils nl the Mis mil i 1 1.11, hailetl limii the ( )ld Dn- 
inininii, where he w.is limii in iSi; lake Mr Linenln, Mr. (ireen tally foraged 
Inr liis ediii atinii nil Ihe iindei Iniisli nl siiin,,-; lij,,- M |- l.iiienhi lie w. is ,1 self 
ediH.iled mall, and agieal l.i w \ ei, a ml unlike Mr. I dm nin, he turned traitor In 
his lonnlry, .ind \nlniil,irdy signed his mvii pnlilical de.ilh warranl. 

Ml. (ireen e.iine inin ihis sl.ile \\hiii aljniil Iwe-iily )e.us idd, fanned fnr .1 few' 



Tin: i:i:.\ci,' A.\i> /.-./A' .'/■■ Missoi'h'i CITIES. 71 

^.^•.l^)|||ls, ami |)iissilil)' may \\a\v split rail'i; stiKlicd law, pracl iced scV(.Tal )'cars in 
I ,i-\\ IS 1 mint)', was a mcml iri- . il tin- >. 1 msiiinl 1. aial i mi)\imiI ic m in 1 S.) 5, anil lii'lpril 
i"c-\ Isc I In- cmislitlltluii ; w a-, rlnli'd I. j c 1 mul'fss i 11 1 S | (,, and leclcilcd in I.S|S, lie 
lunni; al liiat pniiid and al\\a\s a slalc-i il;Ii1s, C'.illinun drnnnT.U; was scnl as 
i/uii-(' lo IJiini'Ui, li\' I'li'salrnl I'iitcc in i>>5_-;, Imt sinin rrsi^ncd ami icturnrd 
Ininir; wasinnc nn ni' clrc liil IninnniX'ss in 1^50, Inil ln-lnri- llial l)i,i(h' nn-l lu: 
was rln lid hi llu: srnati', .i\\i\ li-lt lln- laltci" Ijii<I\ liy cNpidsidn for disluvalty, 
rails ni llic )i\u' I So 1 In liiL;ic.il pi>\\ris In- sIimxI annmi; tlic .dilcr class nl nu-n 
in the npjiL-r house, luit his disluvallN' \\'a> li-is pulilK al inin. When the rehellidn, 
111 wliieli he was an eneiyctic siippui ter, was ii\er, he sellled in Saint I.uiiis. Ills 
healtii tCiadnally L;"a\'e \va\', and he die<l in |aiinai\', iSyo. A gentleman tin iileih' 
on the lienili, and now in piactii <■ at the Saint lands liai', lecelltly expressed to 
the \\ liter the opinion that j.iines S (iieni was luie of llu- soundest and aldesl 
lawyers that ha\c appear, d at tin- liarnl Saini Louis in the last i|uartiM of a 
coiitiuy. 



HON. IIAMII.'ION ROWAN C.AMRLl-:. 

.V.//,\"y / OL 7V. 

Till'! |n-o\isional go\-erm>r of Missonii. dniing the civil war, whose nanu- we 
have placed at the lna<l of this sLi-ti li, was lioi n in Winchester (.ciiinty, \'n - 
ginia, 111 Ni i\ (inher, lyi^S Ills gi .iiid lal her was Iroin Ireland. lie received 
must ol Ins mental drill at llainptiai Sidm v C'ullege, I'riiu.e lulwartl iciunty, and 
was admitted tutlie liar in X'iiginia, Tinnessi-e aiul Missouri lielore he was 
tw iiit\' I UK- years old We do iii.t think In- opened an ollii 1 in his native state, 
and he was liiil a tew niuiilhs in ]iiactii e in Tennessee. He came to Missouri 
lerrilur\ in 1 S 1 S ; soon settled in I lanl.liii, lloward conntv, and in i8:;4 was 
appoinled sci relary ul sl.ite liy (i<i\iiihii liaO-s Mr (Taiidile sooii atterward 
setthd 111 Saint Lonis, and at no distant hili; I leiame a star ol the lust magni- 
tude among the legal lights ul this 1 it\ , lie w as mure ol a logician than 01 atur, 
and his aignmentin aii\i,ise iisualh lui.ied the whole giuiind, and lelt litlle 
lui aii\ lioih else to sa \ \ et he w as not pi oji.x ; he had great condensing pi iwers, 
and e\i.-r\ pumt made was a cliiu in-i. 

Ml ( i.imlile was a nn-ml ui ol the legisl.itni e in 1 ^4(1-7, and took a seat on the- 
lieiuli ul the supreme luiirtui the stale 111 i.S.^, i,an(l was presiding justice lur 
three or lour )i-ars. lie lesigned in 1^5^, his disposition imlining to plicate 
lilc-. I lis al ill 1 ties as a jui 1st w ei e cum edid liy all w ho knew him. In politiis he 
was a whig. 

When ( ivil war broke out, eail\ in iMu, |udi.;e (iamlde tuok the patriotic 
sliuul AUi\ made rousing speei lies uii 1 he 1 ' iiii in side Wlii-n the rebel gov ernor, 
Jai kson, was deposed Iruiii ollice. our subject was made pro\ isiunal governor (the 
summer of 1 Sn 1 ), ami the histor\ ul Ins ,ible adininislratiun ma)' be I ou ml in tln- 
e.NCitmg liistoi\ ol Missouri at that pei iud 



72 Till': I:F..\'C!! A X P /! I R O/' M/SSOf'A'f (7T//:S. 

Jii<Il;l- (i.iniliif \v,is in.irnril, in iNjj, lu ,i Miss C'niillci, who was an accum- 
|ilisiic(| lail\' tmiii SmiiiIi C',11 i.liii.i, .iinl In (in ,1 m ihis city, Janiiai)' 51, i.Sd.), 
uiiilc (■i\il WAV was slill rai^iiiL; in llu' lanii. lie iislcil in pcafe, ami so diii ills 
countM'. in tile lollowiiiL; vcai. 






lloX. 1,0 U IS (",011 SCIIALK. 

s.i/\ /■ /.Of/S. 

I( )UIS (i( )'l"rst'l I.\ I.K, laU' jiiiluc "I tlif Samt Louis circuit c(jurt, was horn 
^/ in linis, ( iciinany, January 1, iH^ij, licini; a S(ui (jf Ciiarlcs anil Mari^arct 
(iaillur) ( iiiltsciiall^. I'lic family cniiu,i-aU'(l to the United States in 1849. Mr. 
(iottsclialiv read law in the i ity of New Vcu'k and Dubuque, Iowa, and was ad- 
mitted to the Ijar in the iattei' i ity in 185(1. In 1858 he settleil in Saint I.ouis, which 
has since lieen his home and tlie scene of his success at the bar and on the IhmicIi. 

Mr. (lottschalk sei \ed in the army fiu' nearly two years, as captain of C(jm- 
pany li, 5tli Missouii infantry; was elected city attorney in 1865; a menibe]- of 
the cit)' ( Duncil in iSdii; anicnilMidl iheseiiali; in 1869, and became its presi- 
dent in 1S71. While hohlini; the last named office he was also actint; ^overnm-. 
Lieutenant (Governor (iravely havini,^ died, and the i^overnor, H. (irat/ Bidwn, 
ruiuiini; for vice-president of the Lnilrd States. In 1875 Mr. (iottschalk was 
a nu-mber iif the const 11 ntional coii\cnl ion, and while at his |)Ost of duty in that 
bo<ly was elected a judi^e of the Saint Louis ciri nil court, which oilice he liekl 
until January i, 1879 lie has a thoroUL;h urulerslandinL,'' of the hnv, and on the 
bench showed hinls<-lf to lie clear-liea<|rd, c ool ami impaitial, and he was ijuite 
liopul.ir with the bar. Sinci- lea\ini^ the bem h Jmlu;i' (iottschalk has been very 
ai'tively eni;aged in llie |iracti( c ol his prutessiiui, his business beini.^ lirst-class. 

I le w.is m.nricd in Saint Louis in |8() ^, to X'ancy L. ( iottschalk, an<i they have 
four chiiilren. 



jOIIX I'. MrKl'ICII.AN. 

.V // \ '/■ lot /s 

T\\\'. subject ot this notice is an able law \ei in. ill of the varicuis branches, 
lie poss(;sses a toresit^ht and keenness ot peictptiou tliat very few lawyers 
attain in the mananeimmt of cases. lie e.x.iniines .1 (piestion very thorouuhl}', 
traces principles to their scmrce, antl has a woudei ful power of analysis and i.on- 
deusation. He is a gooil speaker, and can enfoK e his ide.is with cogent, logical 
reasoning. lie is a gentleman of integrity, and londucts all of his legal practice 
in strict iiinformity to the highest standard .^f professiijiial ethics. 

lie was bom, Jul)' jo, 1841, at I'armingtoii, Illinois, and is the son (jf Robert 
McKeiglian ami lillen (Tnttle-) .MiKeiglian ills father was a farmer highly 
respecteii for Ills inteiligem e ,iml upright de.iling. 'idle son entered Knox Col- 




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IcLjr ill iNoo, ,111(1 went tu Mil. lii<4\in Uiiivc rsil\' in iSOj, aiui was ti;rii<taate(l froin 
till- ( lassie, il iK'|i.ii liiiciil 111 lli.il instil III i' ill in llu- i Liss .il i.S(<6. IK- studied l,i\v 
\\illi M.iitiii Salleidiei 1^1 I .il 'runlnn. Illiinns. .iiid uMs ,iilniitted to tlie l)ar ,il 
( )tt.u\ ,1 111 M.iy, I S'ly. 

He euiiinienced |)i-,i(iiee ,it Baxter Spniii^s, Kansas, in March, i,S6S, and 
reiiiiived to I'ort .Seott, tli.it st,ite, in M,ii( li, 1.S71, when he formed a partnersliip 
Willi II C. MeCi.iiiKLs, undc-r the lirm imiiu- nl Mel.'iiin,is and .McKeit;"han. They 
mined til S,iiiit Lciuis in .\|(id, 1.S7O, ,ind ei iiitiniieil until i.SSj, when the hrm dis- 
s(iK'ed,,ind II C M(Com,is went to New Mexii.i). in April, iiS!-!2, Mr. McKeigli.in 
liirmed ,1 p,ulnership with S II |(iiies, hi-, present p.irtuer, under the lirm name 
111 MclseiL;h,in and juiu-s Mi Mc l-Ceit;h.i 11 w,is one u( the counsel in the cele- 
hrated ( )s,n;e ceded l.md e,isi, in which llu- title 10,1 million acres of land was 
settled in the supreme (nurt nl the I'niird St.ites, in f,iv(ir of the government, 
,il;.uusI the Missoiiii, Kans,is and Tex, is 1 .liln i.id. .ind the l,,iwrence and (ialves- 
tiin r,iilr(i,id, IK' w,is .issue i.iled with hie HKuk, Indge I ,.i wrence, of ( )liio, and 
(iovernoi Shanon, ol l\,ius,ib, 

Mr, Mcls.eigh,ui h,is l.eeii successlnl in several constitutional cases. lie is 
att(n'ne\' (or sever, d hanks and telegr.iph 1 omp,inies, and has been at times 
employed ,is special counsel for railro,ids. 



COLON l-:i. OI'OROH VV. EASLPLY. 

IIANXI HAL. 

GFJ)K(;h; WOODSON I'ASKI' \', gvm.r.d att.u-ney for the Hannibal and 
S.iint Joseph l<,uliiMd (.'omp,inv, ,ind ,1 Liwyer of imicli brilliancy an<I 
promise, u ,is Iniin in Chiik conntw tins sl.ite, l)ecember 15, (84J. His [Xirenls, 
Tliornlon 'I' ,md .Mnuila ( Alex.inder) Liaslev, were natives of Kentucky. When 
(jeorge was two ye,irs old liis l.ilher, who w,is a carpenter and builder, moved his 
family to Linn county, this st,ite, where our subieit received, in early life, the 
ordinar\ iid vanl,iL;es ol ,1 1 oniuiou school IK linished his education at the Uni- 
veisil\ 111 I iidi.in,!, ,il liloomiiiL',lon, lieiiii; i;r,idn,ilc-d in the law department in 
i.S()5. Prior to this |ieiiod, he w.is lor two \iMrs .idjiitant of the Jjd Missouri 
int,intr)'. Colonel J,icol) T, rinikill, c oinmander. 

ReffU'e entering u|>(ui I he pr,ictice of his profession, Colonel Easley was mar- 
ried, M,iy 25, 1^65, to .Miss Kog,i Wati-rs, of Mexico, Audrain county, and they 
h.ive .1 (hmghter and son. He commenced pi,ictice ,it Linnens, the seat of justice 
of Linn 1 oniity, and w.is ihi-re until tin- (lose ol i,S;,S, making a line record at the 
b,ir ol ill, it county and in ih,it judichd circuit, lie was prosecuting attorney of 
that county two terms, and in tli,it oflice becime very popular. 

Lord Tenterden u-.ed m sa\- of Lord Truro that he liad industry enough to 
Siiciced without t,ileiit. ,uid t,ilent eiioui;h to succeed without industry. Colonel 
I'..is|i-y has lioili in i^riiei.ms me.isure, ,ind, rel\iiig 011 bolh. he sin cei<ls, He has 
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ii Lrcii iiilrllrcl, is .1 l(jic ilili- s|iiMkrr. .mil In Iciii- ,1 jiii'v lu- coiucnlr.ilcs all his 
cilrl i;h's ,iinl h ii;ir,il | i. )\\ rr nii .i I rw | h li 111 ,, .iinl | il rssc-, 1 1 is ,1 IIM 1 lllr II t Willi \vi Mli|i-| • 
lill cllrc I, 

The (iili.iu-| w'.is .1 iiicinl Ml" I il llic I wi'ii I v -luiii li ni'inr.il .isscinl/lv, ami was 
iliairnian i^l the iMiiinnllrc ■jii ( < msl ii m ii aial aiiu-iiiliiiriUs, and sia \ ril cai the 
ruiiinnUi-cs uii llu- jiH in iai \' ami wa\- ami iiumiis, his sral licingmi the (Ifiiiu- 
i lalu' -.nil- ( if till- 111 Misc 

laiiiiaiN' 1, iS;.S, (.'dlciirl l'"aslr\- as-^aiiusl llir dulies nf his office as general 
all(inie\- ,.f ihe IlaiiiiilMl ami Saint lu-^rph kailni.iil Ciini|ian\', ami timk ii|> his 
alniile in the c.il\' nl llaimihal In ei in luelii ill with this iin|iiirlant post lie limls 
a giMul liehl fill the (lis|ila\' (il his splemlid legal talents ami attainments lie is 
ihief nil the stall nf the general enmmamling the natidllal gliai'tls in mirtll .Mis- 
siiiiii, with lank nl lieulenaiit enlunel. lie has a nohlc hearing, an<l in, ikes a line 
a|i|ieaiaiKe as a niililai \' nlfu er. 



HON. WILLIAM LAKLLAY NAl'TON. 

.v,;/.\ /■ / oils. 

TPI)(;|i NAI'TON was liiiin at I'limei.in, New Jersey, March J,;, i.So.S, ami 
.' ilieil at I'dk llill, Salim <iiniu\. Missiviiii, |annai\- S, iSS;. lie giailn- 
aleil .it I'l iiieitiiil (.'i ille^e in i.Sjd, The laenll) nl that enllege (lecli lied Tn c 1 is- 
iiimiiiate lietween Willi, ini H, N,iplnii, Jnsi'ph Addisnn ,\lex,inder ami I'eter 
,M( ( ',dl. ,ind divided ,iiniiiig thi.-se t hi , e the lii^t hminrs nf the chiss, K,i( h eif 
them u'.is highly dist iie^uisliid in l.iiei liU. Mi. N',iptnn spent ,il)niit twn years 
,is lutm 111 the hiinih nl (ienei,d (imdnii, ,iiid with Charles Miiini (.nmlneled 
,111 .K ,ideiiiy ,it Ch.ii Inttesville. 1 I e ii • he enin\ ed the sneiety of eminent nun, ,ind 
his sncial ,iilv,iin,iges w ere nnsurp,issi d. and liei e he fn rilled his pnlitie.il npinidiis 
.Mid pi iiu i pies will, h iiillnem ed his pnhi n ,d ,n linns in ,i Iter lite, lie sliidii d l.iw, 
,iml w.is ,idniitted In the liar ,.f I he supi , me t mii I nf \'ii gin i,i in iS ;_\ I le settled 
.11 Cnlninlu.i, Missniiii, liiii shnith i,imi\i,l In l",i\-elte, Ilnw,iid enniitv', ,iml 
Innk I h.ii i;e nl llii' " I f m uisliek I teinm nil," ,iml , nmlmted ih.il p,ipi-i- with mm h 
.diilil)-. Ill iS;(i ( ;n\ ei iinr linggs .ippninied hull .illnriie\- geiier.il, w hii h nllite 
he held until kS:;S, when he w,is ,ippniiil r,l In ,i se,it nil the beiieh nf the supreme 
eniirt, ,iiid Irniii tli,il time w,is ,diMiilM d in his iiidiei,il duties. In i Sf i a eniisti- 
tntinii.il .imemlnieiii ni.ide the jmlii i,ii\ ele(.live in Missnuri. The first eleetimi 
was hi Id in ■\ngnst, i .S-, i , ,iiid he f.dled In he i. !inst.-n. |iidge- N,ipliiii reliirm-d In 
the jn,utiee 1.1I the l.iw, ,ind w,is eiii; ii_;i d in .1 nnmlieiLif the ini|l( irl,inl eases 
pending before the mint, tin- lieiieh nl \\hi( h In li,id so recently adorned. At the 
gene-r,il imlici,il elect inn in i -^5 7, he w .e , withniit s(ilicil,it imi or nomination elected 
tn ,-i se.il I'm til, it hem h, ,iiid his lalmr-. rei mnmenced at the ( Jctnher term nf th,it 
\'ear. Ili- reiii.iiind nn ihi liemli niili! pnlitii,il compiii ,itinns in i,S()i disiiKiCed 
him. 



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In 1.^6; |ii(lm' Na|ilnii n inn\iil in S.iinI I, mils, .nul i)|iiiiiil .111 onicc fur prac- 
tiii', l.ikiiii^ ( li.iinc i>l iiiiii.- lull ini| M .1 1 ,1 II 1 I asrs, ol wliii li lie had VcT\' maiiv, 
aiiJ 111' was aiU\a-l\ ami | uolilal il \ fiii|ih i\ cil Im iIk- iu-sI Icn years ( )iu- uf 
llic iiirniln.rs III llii- sii|iiiiiic ciMiil ilird -iihlilriilv |mu' Ji, iMy.i, and Indite 
Naiiliiii w.is a|i|>iimtrd In lill llir \aianiV In i^iyi ln' was clfcU-d l<ii' tin- rc- 
inaindn ul the trim, and was lai llic In ih li iinlil I )cc cml icr ;i, i.SSo. lie sur- 
\i\i-d ills Id 1 1 cniiiit iiiih' a Irw da\s iii.Mi' llian I \w 1 sa-.iis. lie s|iL-ut Iwcnly- 
luc )Tais ■III tin- luiu li, and his lalmis a|i|icar in ihirly-six \'ij|iinies cif llu; slati- 
rcpniis. 

I iidL;c N'apUin In uin.dil In llu- siipicniL- i. mill a mind well sini i-d willi the |iiiii- 
eipies nt jiii ispi iidenee. Ills ele.ii, paliint, | lenrt 1 aliiiL; and diseriniinatiiii; iiUel- 
lei t tnialiled liiiii In fix willi iiiicl)' iipnii ihc pnint nl e\ei\ cnntnu'eis)'. The 
I an ullage \n whii li lie .gMve In ihe liar tin- results n) his retire, t inn npnii a ease dis- 
enssed l)\" the ad\sn ales nil eaeli side, and li\' the jndge-s lheins(_-lves in eniiileil, 
was almusl peileel. It was'elear, simple, Inredde, and williniit the smallest infii- 
Sinn < il (iratniieal display 

In this rt'speel, his npininns are iiindcds When he dissented Irian the majorily 
nf his lirethieii, he- eniitented liiinsell w i I h stal i ng U-m perated\', eoiicisely ami 
tleaiK' the 1 1 asnii nl his nnii-enii, luieinr, ,iiid mail}' nt these dissenting npininns 
lieeaiiie in a lew )eais the views nt the whnle ennri, when the s.ime legal pri)|')Osi- 
l inns were a se. mid I line examined. I h has .111 ,il ml ing ehiim In the gratitude of 
the slate, ,iiid his meinm \' ■ .iiinnt tail In In 1 liei islied |i\- her lieiK h and liai, lur 
lin niie Call elaim In he e\eii tnleialilv (nnxeisani with hei jn 1 isprudeiiee wliu is 
lint lainiliar with the t mill ilnitinns made In it li\ William 11 .\a|ilnn. 



CllARLl'S M. NATION. 

.v.//.\'/' /i>r/s. 

TWV. snlijeel nf this sketch is niie nl the mnst sni istantial Ineinbers of the 
^aint l.niiis liar, lie was linin I )e< 1 iiiliei j. \^\'i, in Saline county, Mis- 
snllli, and is the snii nt the Lite llnii, \\ 11 N.iplnll, one i il the judges of the 
snpieme i.nnil nl Mlssnuii. wllnse sketili precedes this. The lilnther of our 
snliject was the danghter nl C'hincellm liimiias L, Williams, of Tennessee, at 
one time one ot the |iidgesnl tin.- snpieni'' cniirl nl that state. Charles seems 
to h.ive inherited a legal turn nl mind, a in, dure indgmenl, clear perceptions, 
slnnig memory anil nnsweiA'ing integiit\' lie .iltendeil Westminster College, 
Missmiri, and the l'niversit\ ni \'ii giiiia, gi adn.it iiig Irmn the last-named insti- 
tnlion ill the session nt iSns i) lie re, id hiw with his l.ither, was .idmitted tn llie 
liar in 1S71, ,ind iinmedi.itel \ cnmmenced puictiie in S,iiiit l.miis, where lu- has 
remained ever since. In i.N;ii he w.is madi ,issisi,inl ,ittniiir\' nl the S.iinl I.ouis 
and S.iii I'lancisco railro.nl. which piisition he lillcil \\illi m.nkecl aliilitv until 
iSiSo. Sime thai time he- li.is licsii in the- i;. iier.il i 1 \il pr.ietii e of t he law , pri n- 



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I ijially in the staU;, c ii ( ml .mil Mipi i-iii' coin Is, ami having a ciaisKlcralilc Imbi- 
iiess oil tin; ailiiiirall)' hulc ol tlic l.'iiiti ,1 Sljlrs luurls. 

lie IS a (.iiin|iiclu-nsi\ I- spc .ikcr. Im i il ilc and K^niral : has a line |ii csciic i', Ih-Iiil; 
lu-aily SIX led in lu-iglil, is well |ii i j|m ,i liuiuil, has an iiiU-llcc. Uial njniitciianiL-, 
Willi a uril slia|i((l hcail iu\c led with ilark Imiuii hair. 



Fki':i)i<;kiCK r. li-idkri'.hrhkr. 

saJjv r Luuis. 

FREDERICK 'ri':i.l, LJ-;UER(;1':RBER wa^ born May 17, 1S.55, in the Lat- 
ciuL-r ScttlciiR-ni, ahoiil Iwu miles easl of Sliiluh, Saiiil CLiir cmmly, lUim^is. 
lie ib, llie son of Jipscpli l.nlcrgcrbci , a native of Swil/.ei laml. ills laniily wen; 
mostly soldiers or priests for many gi-neraliniis. Joseph l.edergerber Was an olli- 
eer in the Swiss guards of the royal army, under Charles X, of I'Vance. He eainc 
to America in 1S3-', but lelnrneil to K. nist.ui/. liadeii, aiul died there in 1.S.S2. 

'I'he mother of our subjeei bi;loie inai 1 iagc w.is Miss Charlotte K. Engelmann, 
from the Klieini)fal^, liaxaiia, a lad\ mI line ediiLMlion and I. dent. She was mar- 
ried to Joseph Ledcrgei bei in Saint (Ian (oiiiit)', Illinois, in 1 'S 54. Her t.ither, 
V T. lingelmanii, was a prominent ollu lal, but as all of his children look part in 
the liberal movement .ig.iiiist the gi ivi 1 iimen t in iS;.\ they started tor America, 
April J, i!^jj, where thr\' l.nidrd, June n;, iM-;3. . 

I'Vetlei ick was raiseil on a l.ii in, w In 1 c in e.irly lile he formed habits ot industry, 
and was educated iiiidei the iiistriiclr m ot private tutors, whom his lather hirei-1 
U;r the beiielit of all of his 1 liildren, and attended the college of Oakfnhl, .Mis- 
souri, under Professor I'". Stiiiies, ,111 iininent preceptor He early look .111 active 
part in pLilitics. He was in the conveiilion at l)rtalur, Illinois, where the prelim- 
inar)' measures were t.iken t" pioi.iii\ the nomination I'l .\bialiain Eiini/ln, It 
was then that " leiice i.ols" were lust introduced as an elemeiit in [)olitKs Mr. 
Ledergerber was apixnnted coinmamlc-r ot tin; '" WideaWiTkes " ot Saint Clair 
county He enlisted at Shihili, IIIiiimi^, in the Unicm army, the day President 
Lincoln issiieil his fiisl will l.n ti.rup ; w.is fiisl lieulen.int in the ylh Illinois, 
undei Col.iiiel l'.i\ne; conim.uided the liist lOMips sent to protect the liig .Muddy 
bridge, iu;ar 1 )e Soto, Illinois, in .Ma\, i.Sni, serve-d three months; then entereel 
the army for a term of thni- years, .is 1 .ipiain in the i;!th Missouri infantry, under 
CoUniel, alterwaril (iem-r.il ( )sleiii.iiis Hi- w.is promoted to in.ijor, .uul in his 
ccmimission are the wm ils " pi iiinipti;d lor g. ill. ml conduct in the actions belore 
Vicksburg, Mississip|ii," lb- u.is wminded .U Ringgold, (leorgia, where his 
only brother, Joseph, w.is sl.iin. Our subject receives .1 small pension Iroin the 
government, in conscipieiu e ot the wwunds received in th.it b.ittle. In i.S()4 he 
was detailed by (ieni'r.d K.isecr.in/. tw muster the cili/.ens of S.unt Louis, who 
voliinteercil to serve in the e.uthwoiks, in c.ise (ieneral I'rice came near the city. 
iJnring that service .M.i|or Ledergerber w.is so busily engaged that he did not get 



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any ii'Sl toi- live succi-ssivc niches, the prcssiiic liimir so K'<'-il- "" tl'L' part ui the 
I ili/.nii I il Saiiil I , mils Li ■ en Till I llii-|lisrKi-s I ui llii- ilrli-nsi- ui their luinics He 
\\ as cciniinissiniie<l luloiiel li)' (juvenim- I'l.ti'hii in 1^65; settled in Saint l.uuis; 
was seeict.iry nt tht- \'i ilunli-ers' Mutual Aui S. m iciv in 1X65-0, and in the lattei' 
year uijraui/ed thr (irand ,\rni\' ul ihi- ivepuhli' in Missunri. He was a nienilier 
ut the loyalist euiiventinn at rhdadi-l| lina. in llir lall ot uSOo, and was elected tu 
the Missiniri legislature in i.Sdo .iwd i.So.S; was ( liaiinian ut the committee (Ui 
cduLation, where he |iei"lurined excellent serviei-; was an acknowledged leader 
Ul ihe house during his second ti-rni in the legislalui'e. lie then movetl to Saint 
Joseph, Missouri, wheie In- reinanied se\iii v.ars, and practiced law. He was 
appointed spt.-cial assistant to the United Stales district attorney, in what was 
known as the whiskey pi\isrcution, in wlii< li ciscs he [icrfornied et'fective service, 
lie was at one time eilitoi' ol a ( ieiman paper ,it Saint losepli, and subsequently 
conlrilinted to an linglish paper at the same place 

lie is [irolessor ol law, and ol the history ol medicine and law, in the College 
lor Medical Practitioners at Saint Louis 

Colonel Ledergerlier commenced the stinl\ ol the law in the oftice of Hon. 
Jeliii linker, at Belleville, Illinois, in 1 .'SOo. rncoiiragi-d liy ex-Cruvernor Koerner, 
his uncle, to whom he- is, in a great me.i^nre, indi-bted tor his education and 
know ledge; alter the w,ir with tlie late | ndge [a mis Iv Knight and John H. Ran- 
kin, ot Saint I,uuis, and was .idmitted lo ilie Missouri bar in i.S()5, and has been 
in practice since that time. He Inis had in.iin' \ er\ interesting cases of Consiik^r- 
able imporlance, iii\i)lving the- rights ol married women in regard to projiert), 
option ile.ds, leases .insiiig under the- si, ante o| li.iuds aiul wills; has a large 
coinmerci.il ollice business, .md is espcci.dl' (pMlitied tor that branch of practice; 
is a ciretul, painstaking hiwyer, .ind a genllem.oi ol integrity. 

lie was m,irrie<l in 1.^70, to .Miss Scil)liie I, Colle\-. She is of Knglish descent, 
anil is ,1 l.iiU' ot relinenienl and high ai > oiuplishnients. 

Hi; is one of the executive committee loi" I he 1 elief of the (iermail SuftertTS by 
the lloods ol 1.S.S5, hiinsell .mil one- other l>i-ing llie only born .Americans on that 
loinmittee Ihev raised ,S.?s.ct>o tor thai objeii, ,uid torwarded the same to 
( leriimnx 



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MiCll.Al' 1. II. J( ).\.\S. 

.s.//.\ / / ,'/-/.\ 
,/r IC!l.\i;i. HI';N'|.\M1\' JONWS, oI iln- Saml l.ouis b.ir, is a native of Ohio. 



and w.LS born in tin i.ii\' ol Ciiu iiiM.iti, Noi.'embi.-r 1 .S, 1845. His [lareills, 
Joseph and .M.irtha (( Jppenheim ) [on. in, were born in Knghmd. Mr. [onas 
hnished his education in the high school ol his n.ilive litv; read law there with 
Tilden, Caldwell and 'rilden: w.is .idmiiied to (he b.ir in (.'iiuinnati in iS(i.(, .md 
pr.u liced .1 \e.ir .ind a h.ill in th.it cil\ In i.sny he went to the South, opened 
an oftii e in Mobile, Alabam.i, and in 1 SO.S w .is elected solicitor (circuit .ittoiiiey), 
uhiili ollu e he held tor ihne ye.irs. 



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77/A' I!/ \C// -I \'/i /•'.;/,■ (>/■ 1/ As- V< </■/,'/ (7 /7/'S. 



l\rHii iiliit; t(i ihi; Ncirlli, Ml. Jmikin siiiliil III S.iiiil I.i.iiis ill January, 1S72, 
.111(1 was iinl liMii;- in sciiiiiiii; a ic- 1 >i'( la! .Ir 1 I iiiitai;c, vviiiili is i lua'casini^ licnn 
ycdv lo \Ta|-, Hi-, |>iai lu c- is Imlli , ivil ami rriminal, ami in the fcdrial as well 
as state c (Mirls. In 187; M 1, ji >nas ilch inlr.l AiiImii I 1( iliiu', im I ictrd ha inunlcr 
in tlic liisl ilcLCrcc lor killinij his wile, (.'iiiiiit .\tt(irm-y J. C. Norniik- ])r(iscriitur. 
lloliiu- was ciiiivic ti'il nil till- first tiial, liiit Mi\ [unas carried the case In the 
sniiri-me euiiit, reversed the ( ase, and mm iireil I li >! ine's .u ijiiittal on the seeoiid trial. 

Mr. JiHias was very smeesslnl in pr.utiee lulueen i^yj anil 1.H75, and havint^ 
lieeii retained by the iiatiunal liaiiks dI this eity to test the constitiitioiialit v ol 
the stale re-venue law of iSyj in the led. lal i oiirt, the attention of Colleetor Kos- 
eiililall w.is e.dled in 1.S77 to his e.\|iei ii-iii c in la.K law, and he was retained hy 
him to uphold and enfone the st.ite liaek-tax law of 1877, which he di<l through 
the various ninils, olitaiiiim; a lull and swee| linu:; jndi;iiient as to its constitution- 
ality in the ^,n|ireine court of this slate 

I'ractice under the law heme new in this state, lie was ohiigeil to model the 
Icnin ol petition to he used in our idiuts, a\\i\ his form has been u]iheld by our 
supreme Kiurt, Mr. Jonas has for the p.ist si.\ years been retuiiidil by Mr. Rosen- 
blatt and his smcessoi, Mr, lluilsoii, lollectois of the rcweiiue, lo enforc'e the 
Collection ol back la.\es under the various la.\ laws, and altlioui;li defenses of 
.ilmosl I'vei)' (liai.icter have been interposed, yet he has iuid most unbounded 
siiece-,s, addiiit; millions ol uHuiey lo the stale and city ireasiiries, and he has 
accomplished this while attending at the same time to his other general pi^iclice. 

M I. Jonas is secretai \ iif the llainioiiy II. ill liuilding .'\ssocialion, .iiid is con- 
nected with otluu' in g.ini/,iti(iiis in llic i it)'. Soc i.dly, .is well as Icgtilly, his st.iml- 
iiig IS highly credit. ible. 



jAcoi; K I.I'; IN. 

s.//.\'/' [.oris. 

ONIi of the highly lepnt.ible l,iw)ei^ of the vonnger cl.i^s ,it the S.iint l.ouis 
bar, is the geullemaii w ho'.e ii.iiiu is pi, a id .il ihe he, id of this skelch lie 
is .1 sou ol John .Martin Klein .iml C'liohm ((iuih) Klein, ,iud w.is born in the 
(ii.iud 1 )m hy ol llesse I ).irinsl.idt, (ieiiii,in\', .'-September 1, 1.S45. When he was 
only se\en ye.irs old(i,S5j) the t,imii\ t.ime lo this toiintry; scUleil in S.iint 
I.i.niis, .mil here he received his edin.ition, m.iinly in the public schools, one of 
which. .1 night school, he subseipienlK l.uii^hl. 

Mr, Khin re. id law in S.nnt l.onis .11 lirst with Sejniour Voullaire, then a 
noted crimin.il l.iwyer, .ind .il terw.ud with Kno.\ and -Smith, and linislied his legal 
ediic.itioii in the l.iw dep.u tmeiit ol llarvanl I 'ni\ersil_y, C'.imbridge, M.iss.ichu- 
setls, receiving the decree ol b.e heloi ol laws in June, 1.S71. .Spending iie.iily 
six ye.irs in prep.iriiig lor the b.ii, he leluiiic d lo his adopted home, opened an 
ollice, .ind has since been in the st<-.id \' ])i .ulice of his professicui. In i.'SSo he 
formed a partnership vvitli Willi. im !■., l'"isse, a bright and promising voung 



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I.LU'N'iT. .111(1 the I'irm (il KIriii .iiul I'issi has .1 ^imkI I nil cil Inisiiicss in tliL' sc\rral 
(iiiuls 111 llic sl.iU' .uul ill llir Irilci.il r..iii|s Mi l\lriil is .issid iKiiis ill at Iciiil iniT 
1.1 llir Iil;.iI (iiilirs iiilnrlcil In Ins 1 ,iii-, .iiul is .me ul llic luisiesl iiicihIkts oI tlic 
liali'iiiilN 111 Saint I, mils lie li.is pai'l a l^.i.mI ileal ul atlcntidii tii i.i)i|lc_)ratioii 
law, lini Ins practice is crucial, ami sti adih iiu-icisiiiL;. lie is a man ul i|nick, 
( lear |iii ce|)tii Ills; is |iriiiii|)t, c anlicnis .md sliicwd in exaniininij and ci'oss-exani- 
inini; v\itnesses; |irii)aiis liis cases uiili L;ie,il caic; aiLCnes tlu;ill willl strikinjf 
pel spieiii I \- lielure a jniv . and with i;ie,it 1 leainess and Inrce betiue the ciiiirt, and 
is line id ihe must siHcesslnl lawyeis ul the Saint lainis li.ir. 

Ml', Kliiii e.nly hecaine interested m the sniiject nt piditics, early joined the 
repnldii an party, and has lur some lime been a /amIoiis worker in its inteiests. 
lie was at one periiid secretary dl the n pnlilican state central committee; was an 
.n tiee iininlierol ihe riiiun League, .aid .litiiuaid vice-president ol the Saint 
1 .011 is I It \- ( enti.il I oinin 11 Ice ; he is one . il tin i 0111 miss ione is of the siaith market, 
llis sl.iiH 11 iil;; amoni; the i_ili/cns ol .S.imt l.oiiis is liiLjlily creditalile. 

.Mr, Uleiii w'.is joined in wedlock in .\pril, 1.S7;, with Miss Idlly Sclirciber, of 
Saint 1,0111s, and they li.i\e three children. 



KUI'l'S ]•,. .\KM)I<RSC)N. . 

11. 1 \ \ IH II.. , 

T^ IM'l'S liASTON ANl)l';kS()N \\,is born at Palmyra, Marion county, in 
J V which he still lives, Jann.ny 11, o's.i I'or his parentajre and family history 
the I'eader is referred to the sketch of his l.ilher, lion. Idioin.is L. Anderson. He 
was edinaled in the (.oiiiinon si liools ol I'almyi'a, Masonic College, ;it Philadel- 
phia, M. 11 loll c(ninl\', and Illinois t'ollc^e, at (ackson ville, where lie spent three 
\ cirs. 

He re.nl law with his f.ilhcr, ,iiid \\a^ .idmitti-d to the bar in 1853. At first he 
w .IS in pi.ictice with his l.iilni; .illeiw.nd willi I'olonel Henry S. Lipscomb, and 
still l.itei u itli W'.il II 1 M I loiilw .11 e, \\ ii h w hoin he dissolved p.irtnersliip in 1^77, 
since wlin h time .Mr. .\ndiisoii li.is bci n ,1 resident and one ot the leading law- 
\ CIS ol ll.mnib.d. As I 11 ,is \\ e lan h .iiii, he h.is tollowed the advice given by 
Lord ji.n on to Mr. j nsln e 1 l.itton, on sw earing him in ; "Continue the stinhdng 
id )our bouks, and do not spend upon the old stock," 

Mr. .\ndersoii li.is held no pulltii.d olllce, but has devoted himself with great 
diligence to the stndv, as well ,is ollice .iiid coiiil house duties ol his probssion. 
His |iiaclii e is large and hu i.ilive, and he m.ikes it his lile work. He has a very 
\'igiirons mind, re.isniis wnli , le.iiness .mil loice, and evidently acts as a light to 
jurors to open their eyes, r.iilni th.m ,1 guide to leail them by the nose He 
seems to be as candid and sincere as he is logical and [lersuasive, and hence the 
power lit his rile tor il. lie won his spin s as a jn ry lawyer simie years ago, while 
ill l'alni\r.i, in the iclebi.iled i asc- ol .\iiibrosc 1). Coe, lor the murder ol Miss 



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Ahliy Sinners, lie w.in ,itti niu-v l"r lln' ilflrnsc, on tlie lirsl tiial, .ind \i\\ pica 
was llial the man W'.i-i insane llelc.re he haii in.nle liis linal S|iee(li the jlii)' 
We- re iMiaii Ini.ius La" i • ai\ ii lion: IjiiI \\ lien In- u as I In ( niL;!i, s| leaivin^' lleaiJN seven 
III in IS. se\ en \s lie li n a I i|ii 1 1 l.il (in I mil .1 sei Mini I ir ill II i| liial, iiiui I in ally vveiu 
111 ihe |iini lenluiiw riie |n i isis nliii'.; .ittinnev was assisted In' Mr. ivwinir, an 
eminent attiaiie\' limn ( )iiiiie\, lllinuis. .Mi .Ainlersnn has since hail nilier crim- 
inal cases in wliiili lie has disl ini;iiisliei| himsell as a tiist-class jnry la\V)'er. 'I'he 
liini; s|ii'eih referred In aluixe w.is i'ei;ardi-d as mic cit the ablest speei lies made 
al the liar ut this dislriet Inr \-eais 

lie is liiyh II 1 1 111 I II em asi HI IV, and in this urder he seems ti i have ton in! his brie I 
respite Iroin the e.\ailina duties nl his pi dtessii .n. lie is a Kniiiiit Templar, and 
has .itteiide-d as a deli-i;,ite e\ er\ session III the ( i i and I ,(idi;"e of Missiairi li a' t lie last 
t went \ li\ e years, and li.is In en i hai iin.iii nl all the important committees, lie w.is 
^rand master ol the (iiaiid Lodyc- in i.S;.), and j^rand higii priest ol the (.rand 
Chapter in ii>J^. lie has been woishipl nl master cit the lodjjjc in I'aliinia orllan- 
iiIImI Ioi lUMi'ly t\V(.iit\ years, and at limes has occn|)ied the ullices ol uin'shiplnl 
master, hii^h priest an. I eminent (ominandi;ral thi-saine time. When, in |nne, 

I S74, the corner-stone ol the S.nnt 1 ,011 is Merch.ints' I'] .\ change was laid, nntler the 
.inspices ot the Mason ii I raternitv, M 1 .\ nderson w.is grand master on tin: occasion ; 
.ind his oration was so fall of histoiii.il laets in regard to the commerce of the 
\Miilil. and so crowded with the gi.ues ol rhetoric, and chaste and elegant moral 
sentiment, that we ha\e thought lit to iipindnie it: • 

Fi I 1 1 1\\ -Ci I l/r s^, — I I . iiisiiler 11 1\' sell L-\i leilingly liiriunate in (hat I sustain such a relation to 
the iiriKr ul .\iuient, Free .iiiil .\ri.i [iteil .\1 is.ms r,| Mis^uiiri, th.a it is iiiaile my duty ti> t.ike a 
lirDiiiincnl |i.irt in Ilie 1 i--i"eiiH.iny i.l la)iiii;. .u 1 oiiliiii; l<j the furins nl nur aiiciein nrihr. the rhit-f 
corner-stone of the iiiai;iiilii nil e.litii e i.. Ij. .Ii nniiiin.iu-il the Ch.unlicr o( Ciiniiiu-ne, in this ureal 
.mil prosperous city. 

1 11 i(ini|)lyinK with vmii iiu il.iiinii. it i-. in.iili in> iluiv, ami it vmhiIiI seem .ippropriale th.il I 
should hriclly slate the oljjiii Im iiliiili u e .ae .isscmbleil, the mme pleasing t.isk of dL-livtnnv; the 
or.it inn h.i\ ing lieeii ile\ i>l\ . d \\ iih nni. h pi npru i\- iipnii .1 ilisiini^ui-^lKd jiu inlifr nl 1 he .issi n i.ilinn. 
uiulct will. SI' aiispicts this iiiiiiiiiiiK lit III iliiii eiiirL,.)*, pii.spei ily .un! Iihrr.iluy is in he le.irfd 
\'er\ hull- si^^nitii .III! t e.iii l.r .ai.i. hi d III ill.- I I n-mniii.-s I luni^eK-i-s, \el in.i-^mmh .i-^ the wnrk 111 

.\ hi. ll \ I'll .III- I IIK'Il;' .1. 'I'I'I ihi -I oil III! I- w 111. h Villi .in in ei ei [. l\-pi(ll-s in .1 v;le.lt IIU-.lsiii i ihe 
pil-srul . nll.lltinll nl inlltlll.ni III till- Ivnil.l, we ..uillnl lie llll llll In 1 1 II I nl tile illlpni 1,1111 e nl llle 

I ILC.lsioil 

.\ iinhlc and adieimiinii'. '•piia. "h.i \ isiud mil slmrrs ,is lar hat k as the lime of (Jiieen Kliz.i- 
helh, .mil whn, it w.is s.iid. .il .nir nine e\'i-ii .is[iirid tn .i iiiiinn with tli.il m.iideii ijiiee'ii, iitlered 
ilic seiuimi-nt - ■ WMinhiK-irr i niiiiii.uids llll- st.e,, ininnt.iiids the li.nle III the wnild, whnsoever 
. nmman.i- I In- Ir.ule nl llir w m id, i ninm.inih 1 he ri. lu--. n| ihe unrld, .iiid i onsefpieiil 1\ Ihe w-nrld 
iisi-lt," I Ills s. 1)111^ IS liin.dli Hue '111. iiii'-i I h.iiii^e .,1 I niiinindiiies IS .IS old .is . i\ ill/. moil 

II sell \n histni y tills us \, Inn il lu-e.iii. hm m .In know ih.il it u.is in .i st.ite nl nn insinmh. .nue 
.it le.ist lilui-n lenluiK-s heliiie 111. I ii-i^innin;.; nl .iiillienli. pi.il.iiie liistnry. 

ComiiK-ric. whi.hni nei essiti iiiiisi t \isi, in snmi- de,L;itc and in more or less pci lection, ainony 
.ill pL-i)]il. s .LJini-e s.i\-.ii;es. Ii.is. .Is \-nu .ire .iw.ae, i;eiier.dly run in eertain channels, .md has tieen 
p.iriirul.iih develnped li\ .1-11.1111 p.-npk-s .111. 1 in leil.iia cniiiuries Of these 1 need srarcely 
leiii.n k ih.ii iIr- I'hn-nn 1,1ns wi II ill. i.ulnsi in respe. 1 to the r. Humeri eol ihe j-^isi ,111.1 U'esi 



77/A la.XCII AXn H \R 01- MISSOrKI CITIES. 



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The ir ti>|iiiiu^ ut-rc niimcnius, .uid ilu- mil- uI on. .if iht-ni (Ciailcs, now Cadiz) was sclccteci with 

^n mih li i; I iiiilnmi'Mi ih.ii, iIhiii;Ii fouiuKd nioir ihaii ilirt-i- llunisaiul ycarb aj^u, it is still a 

lll.UMslllll^; |Miii, iiiiiw iihsian.lint; ilu .Ifi av "I ill'' "--iiaiush iiUHiati liv So I'xti iisive was iheir i om- 
im-Mc that, tn ilu- si\lh i.c-iilnr\ 'n-lon I'luisl, il nii lnai eil Ilu- entire known woiUl. lyre was ilien 
what slu- has l.rt-ii so apliv lalle.l, "Ilu to\al e\' liaii.^f ol ilu- vsorlil." Ilu- CartliaL;inians, who 
v\t re iloii 1)1 less I'liienieians liy oni;ni. had a u ldes|Mead c onuneree, liartieiilal ly after the deiadeni e 
ol 1 yie Ilu- (.reeks eallv allained Considel al.le sway and skill in iimuneree, and found il a 
soinieof i;real opulence, aial il is asif^nihcanl fail thai Alliens, llie lapilal eilyiif the polished 
lileiks, was ipiile as disliimlnshed nl loinlnene as in iilerallire and art- Says Xcnophon: "All 
Ilu- rhou est prod III IS of Su il\ aii-l I la 1 v. of l,\dia and Ih. I 'on I us, of Cyprus and the Peloponnesus. 
ivert lonliiiii.dU' allraeied to ihc Alluuiaii mails, wheiui-. in reliirn, wa-re lonveyed to those differ- 
enl ii-.ilnls ilu i le.itions of Alhi ill.ni lilmr ,illd skill 

When Insiory, poeti\, or.uor) , |.liiliisoplu and llie line .ills llourished most in Athens, then 
her men h.niis were nio->l .u lii r .mil her i onmiein ,u ii-, /enilh In the Litter part of the fifleenlh 
.eiuiirv. \'eiu-ii.in roiiimerie eiiilu. ued ilu- llicii liioun woild. heme her merih.ml [uinees. her 
1 11.1 ride p.d.ii es, .uul the loin^ ul the- re I ail llie " 1 III leni Iroin li el.uid lo C.irlha.ne." d'he lommerec 
ol lo-d.iy is not like the lomiiu n r of die I Hd Woild I lisiory points to tin- f.iel thai Imlh Idurrii- 
II. Ills and C.irth.iKinians ki-pi lo iheniselves ,ill k now led:;e of Ilu loniuries they had visited, and 
desiroyed ihem who visit, d iliiin iii iiiiin lori an. lU ly siu h is not ihe commercial spirit of the 
iliiu-leenlh i eiilui y 

We are now .iljout lo l.iy ilu- loriiei -sioiie of ,iu eddice so vast in its proportions, so coinmu- 
dions in arr.im,'einent. so ^luuI in iI.ml;!!, .is Inly lo sh.ulow forth ilu- real (ondition of commerce 
in this ure.it i itv Voiir lu-,irts w ill dd.iu- wiih iii.udy pride .is ils Kie.u walls rise in majestic pro- 
poilion, towerin.i; above the luii Id l liijs w llii h su l r . and II; .mil .is often .is you ^^.ue upon it in its 
eompleted perfection you will la fmiilily lemindi-d ol the i i\ ili/ini.; .iiid elev.itmg inlluence of an 
evtensive ,ind .uiive commeice Wiihiii its liiisy .hainlnrs you will effect the change of many, 
perh.ips ihe Lir^esi p.iri, ol ihe laodii. Is of tlii-, v.isi iall(\ ol the M ississi|ipi. more fruitful as it is 
Ih.iu ihe v.illey of ilu- Nile 

I hroii^;li ihe inediiim ..f llie I'.M li.in;,'e yon .in to lnii;lii ships whose keels shall fret all seas. 
« lioM.- s.iils sh.dl whiten e\ery oii.iii \'on will iioi, I .ml sure, lie circumscribed as either [^hrcni- 
u.in or C.irth.ii^inian, Vou will neither wilhhold ihe kiiowledKe which through your commerce 
\iHi .icquiie of other countiies. imr will you seek lo injine those who trade with you. On the con- 
ti.iry. we feel .issiired ihai the inosi hlier.il spiiii will i h.ir.irieri/e your dc-ilings, and the highest 

stand.iid of c( er, i.d iiiie,grit\ will 1-e upheld hen .\s .i n.itive Missounan, I may tie permitted 

to say, .mil I s.i\ il with a feeline ol |usi piide, ili.ii llie i li.ir.u lers of the merrhanls of Saint Louis 
st.ind .IS hi,gh. if not tiiKlier, lli.iii those of .iii\ , ii\ m ihe I'limn, If we .ue to auspicate the future 
h\ ihi- p.isl. ,1 gi.ind disliiu .iw.iils Mill. Idle lim - li.i\e, indeed. I.dleii lo you in lile.isaill places. 
\'ou, Ol ihose who h.ne l;oiu- b, l.ae \oii, h.ixe wis, l\ , lios, n llie lo, .uion of your city. As it shall 
miie.ise ill popiil.ition .111,1 111 we.ilih. .IS ll^, ir.ule .iii.l cummin e grow and swell in accord with the 
busy, u-emmg ii,ipiil.ition of the l.nul. 111! liiiildmg whose i orner-stone we this d.iy lay shall stand, 
wc- trust, remiiuling those w-lui i,iiu- .dler you ili.a ihe men ol lo-day were fully alive to the destiny 
uhi,h .iw.iils mis great m,iru|uihs, .nul .ibie.isi of ili, .ige in wliii li Ihey lived, and "il is tine to 
si. mil up, HI ill is hifiy inouiU.iin lluaighl , .uul fe,l ihe spu ii sliel, li iiilo view." 

liielhren, il is jiisl m.iller ol , oiygi .iliil.ili, ul lo us ih.il the pure priiu iples uf our order ha\ e in 
all ages attracted the alleiiiiou .nul l.irgelv smind the .ippioli.itioii of ihe commercial classes. 
Wherever the ailventurous ii.uli-r h.is been ilrawn, wheilier in new fields of enterprise or the devel- 
o|)ment of ol,l. the fell, iwslnp ,)l mil s,,ru-iyh.is been foiiiul lo his great lonifurt and advantage, 
and 1 feel |irou,l to sav th.il of the in. my |iiiblic-spirile,l merch.mts of S.nnt Louis who to-day attend 
|o these cerenionii-s. and will c.iiise this house lo be budded, noi a few are of us 

.■\nd now .dlow me. in loiuliision, i-, dr.iw from ihi^ roniempl.iUil siriicuire a puir.d which we 



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w.piilil .ill, nil ri li.uu .iiid M.im'u .ilikr. i\<< \\ill !•■ licnl. I.xciy iri.iii is :i liuiMcr. Hiil lu- wurks 
w illi .1 iiii'U- inipi rish.ililc iii.ilri i.il I li.iii aiiv \\ Im li u ill ciilci iiiln I Ills si I 111 liin.'. I lu wtn ks inw.usily 
.Hill iiiitw.uilh- .11 iIk- s.iiiu- liiiir. iiuv.uillv ill ilir rin linn iil ilif (■ V u 1 1 .isi 1 n l; iL-niiilc of 1 li.ir.ii Ui ; 
iiulw'ariily in the s^ .ilToklinL; nl [li.a [tiiipk-, rr|'iil,ii uui. llicrc .iic im Ivvn words [ii.ii .iic iin'ic 
frci|ucnl]y useii as syiiiin\'iiiiius lii.iii (liai.iMri .uui i riHil.ili'Mi , and \c-t liiurc .iic mt lv\o words 
I. II lliL-r ,i|iarl in siKinln .nion 

AiiDilici .mil lll^tInL;ulsln■ll M.isoii li, is well >,iiil " (,'h.ii .u [cr is tlu* leal ni.iii .is he .tppcai's in 
[Ik- (.'Vi-' ol It mil, oi ( onsritiH r, .iiid ol ( iod , uiuii.iiion is merely w h.il others think of ns." I ha\'c 
s.iid 111 il one was llic inniilr. llie oilier lln- s. all oMiiil; ih.il surrounds it; .md llow true ll is ih.il 
v.islU more l.iltor is e\|ieniled h\' the in.i|oiily oi men mion the deLoi.iiion of this temjior.iry slruc- 
Uire ih.m ui'iin ihe ini|)erisli,ilile e.ltrue wiihiii 'W'h.it would he s.iid of a m.iii who, desiring lo 
ei ei I some enihirini; edihi e ol i osily ni.ilei i.il, - liould s|.end ye.ii s in huildiiii; splendid si .ilfoldings 
of liih .ind wislly woods, v\iili oriMle ii.inelinj,;s .md i orniies, until .dl his nie.ms were eonsunicd 
ill le.irinu wh.it was iiiteiideil men ly .is ,iii .lid .mil |uoieilion lo ilu workmen wliose l.ihor and 
skill HI re ill I .irry out I he ilesmii ol I he an liilei I "■ \'i I sm h is the ih si^n of iiiosl men to eNlnlal 
to the uoild .1 f.iir exieiior, to iilii,mi ,1 ^ooil ri i-iiLitioii, to .illow nothiuL; to m.ir that woik, t.iiing 
liss for Ihe endurini; edilinol ih.u.nler ll i, the inoiive alone ih, it tells whellier an aet sh.ill 
leilouiul to the u|ire,iriii,i,; of the esirni.d leiii|ili of ihe soul, or only the eailhly si ,l^foldin^,' of re|ni. 
I.iliiiii. .Aiioiher in.ukof dilleieiue is in the inuse lli.il .11 coiii]j,inies the work In si .ifloldiiiK, 
SI .inlhnt; .md ho.irds i oiiie toi;ellii 1 Willi ,1411.11 1 1. 1111 01 .md e killer, I. ill the blones of the edifKe itself 
1 ise sdeiilly kiid f.iU solemnly iiiio ilien |il.iiis jn 1 e.irin),; a ureal re|>ut.ilion there is a sound of 
all manner of instruments, h.mimei .md .i\, 1 liisel .md m.uil. »-»-«■» * 

I tut he who re. us .1 nnn|,le ol i.iie he.iiii v ,md iiu Im i nr; slrell^lh kihors silenlly as the cr.iflsmen 
l.dioied ,,1 Ihe liinldmn ol Solomons 'lemiile, I hi the lonsetr.iied heiKhls of ihe soul, hared lo the 
e\ e ol lehovali, wsilled up hy I nil h on e\ ei \ sid. , tlie lound.il ions must lie laid. I''ar .iw.iy in the 
inomil.im i|ii.iriies ihewoik uo, s l.i.ivelyon, ikm lllou,^llI .md silndenymj,' l.ibors si|u*re .md 
polish the roii.nh ashkir, sorrow oh. n he. us u n, ihe lemjile hill, wliere it t.ikes its .ippoinled pl.iee 
in the liuildin.L;. d'hus eveu f.uulty, hv him » ho is master, is wrou);hi for its higli and glorious 
posiiion inlmite toil .md 1 .in .11 r expemhd , oiteniiines ihe liiiililer wearies uf tns task, his eye 
Luows dim, his .irm nerveless , hm ihe ouilm, s ,,| ihe jilorious desi.un upon the Ireslle-lm.ird awake 
him to n newi d elfi.ri. ( lul ..1 prospeiily he ni.ikes i hoi, e lesimeiUs; out of adversily he yathtrs 
Kold for the lurniture, out ol .iIIIkUoii, ^;enis loi deioralioii. 'Ihe allertions are fashioned, .is were 
Ihe ll ikirs ol l.eli.mon, lor in hly 1 .uMil . 1 iliiii;s .md loof, until, ,it l.isl, over .ill ihe plated Hold of 

the hi.nenlv places is laid, .iinl the sii ui tin e is 1 plele I leeds of re,il love and ili.irily, I lie silent 

KuiilKol lire. id lu the lilin;;i>, the syinp,,i|ii/mj.i. le,ii f. 11 the a 111 11 I ei I , ihe St. lyi Ilk' of I he lide of 
Kiiel .mil vM.e,— deeds whiih no e\e bin (iods in holds,— shoot u|) from every p,iit of the hmldinn 
in iiLinv .1 lulled spile .md pinn.ii li ol i.;iild 

' ' ■•■uidsol sill h I em pi. s .in hi iiig ei . i led .ill .,1 oimd us, vshii li »e cill uiuouih .md iimonie- 

'^- I In le IS no L;l.iie in ^liilei, noilimt; lo ,1111,11 I espeii.d .illenlion. We onlyK-i'e upon Ihe 
l'''"'"' !■" '■• ll"-' suhdned eKpiession, ihi 1 .dm u si|.;ii,ii ion , Imhleil up onasion.iily hy Inuli resolve 
'" suhlime l.ulh, 01 penhaiiir.is ihi sun slr.ik. loiih lioiii men 1 loiids, u illi .ill ihe glorv of his 
puvMn-, there ll.ishes out upon us in the hie oi ihe lowly even ihe r.idian, e of heavenly he.mly. 
■Idle rom;li si .lholdill^; hides or in.irs tlie iH.iuivand hnishof ihe temple within. In poverty, it 
m.iy he in ^^re.il sulferinn and weaiiness of spun, ih. pre, nnis w.dls are laid; amid coiUuinely and 
sneers the ri. her carviiiK's are olien added; siiei rs ,ii Ihe poor ediliee whirh appears tu be Kuiii.i,' up, 
and rontumely for oui .ippan nt u.isie ul time .uui m.Ueri.d, Hut al l.ist the vap-slune is laid, the 
cedar ruol is polished, and Ihe last ^...ilden spike is pkued. Then the sealtoldinK is removed, the 
clay and ihe earthly are laid .iside, .md lo' glorious bevond .dl description rises a matchless beauty, 
the temple of the Soul, b.ithed in ih.- golden li^lii of eternity's dawn. Now angels join with harp 
the rejoii ing song, and siriki; ihe loud i yinb.ils m irinmphant acclaim, as the Great .Archilei t, whose 
ilisigii h,is been wrought out, . ousi 1 i,,ies n Im, nr lo the service of lelmvah. 



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I'iic wile iif Mr. Aiulri s. Ill \\,is .^lls^ ('.Hill li,i !■" rill iin I isdii, nt 1 ',ilni\r.i, ihcir 
111,11 I Kii;i' liciiii; (Lilcil |,iiiu,ir\ ii, iS^l I'Ih \ li.ivr luiiiiil liiicc i liililrin. and 
h.iw six li\iii^', \\\v (l.in);li Iris .Mill line s(.ii Ml AiulrrsiMi i.^iiud the 1 'i rsl)\'l r- 
11.111 CliiH'c li ill I.S51; hill Ih- in.iiiicil a M. iIi.hIi-,! lailw and, ill iiikinv;- it wcnild lie 
a nicalcr sacrifice Inr lu-r In Uaxr lur i Iiiim li ilian hir liiin tn lra\c liis, lu- nnilcd 
uilli llic Mrlliiidisl C'liiiiili Siiiilli \\f 1 1-| irr-.riitcd llial liudy in llic m-iu-i.il 

ciiiiicrciicc Inlil al I .iiiiis\ i lie, Kiiituil,\; has lucii a dricualc In cvt-ry animal 
('tintcrcncc cil ihc clinrcli, and liu llir lasi rilucn nr lwrnl\' Ncars lias hccn suprr- 
intciulcnl 111 a Sunday scIuhiI w licrr In- was liviiit;, lie is imc nl llial class nf 
Christian workers wlio put tlu-ir hand in n.i i . iiii inciidalili' ])lnw and Inok hack. 



HON. JOHN I". .WDl'.K.SON. 

(■ /.\"/i'.\', 

TOIIN' C.MA'IN .'\N'l)i':US().\', en.- ,.1 th,- l.adiiiL,' nu-iiilicrs nC the Lewis 
J eiiuiilv h.ir, and hirmerh' tur si.x ye.ii-, ^ii llie lieiu li nl llie eiiiiiit cniirt. hails 
Irmii ()liin, heiiii; hni n in llelniniil eoiinU, |iiiie i ij, i.SjS. llis latlR-r v\',is Kev. 
J(isr|i|i .\nd'-isun, a 1 'iesh\li i i.iii miiii^Ui, Imiii in 1 luiil iiii;'dnii enniitv, I'enn^yl- 
vaiua, and son nl .Alexander .\ndersnii, wlm sei eed I li rniiL;li innsl nl llie rev'nhi- 
liniiary w ar, .iiid was at the siii ii-iider nl ('lenei.il C 'nrii wallis, in ()elnhei", lylSi. 
The lalliei nl ih.it iinhle paliini was frniii ihe N'nrlli nl Ired.iiid. The mnlhernl" 
I nil 11 C", .\ ndei snii, he In re liii uiai i ia^e, was Naiu \' Jnlinsnii, trniii Lnudniin cniinty , 
X'iriLjinia. 

Ill the s|irinLi; of 1.S55 the laniilv came Ifi Marion coiiiUy, this stale, and in the 
uutunin nf the same }far selileil m l,(w\is iniiiil\, where our snhjeel atlended a 
coniinoii school, and tiiiislied his ediualinii under kr-\ , W. \V. Whipple, at I, a 
(irani^e, where he alleiideil two years, his studies iiieludin!^ Latin and the liii.(hcr 
mathematics. 

Mr. x\ndersnn taught silmnl three mniitlis ne.ir La (irant;e in 1849, and a ye.ir 
and .1 li.ill ,il Mnnlii'clln in i.S^n ,iiid i,S:;i lleii- also he re. id law I))' liimself, 
• iiul v\.is .idimlled In llie h.ii ill i.s-,_', hiil did iinl eniiiineliee i)raclicc until the 
.intiimn nl i.'^s.v Li the s.iine \'e.ir he w.e. married to Miss Lli/.ii R. Pemherton, 
nl I ,ew is 11 Minty. 

.Ml. Andeisnii practiced at iMonticelln until i.Ssi;, when he moved to Mempliis, 
Scotlaml cniiiily. .Meantime, in iS^j, he w , is appnin ted and commissioned circuit 
attorney ol ihe loiirlh judicial circuit, sin eeedini^ lion. James J. Lindley; was 
elected to the same offu e in i.S5(j, reeleelr.l in i.Sno, and Went nut nl nllice the 
next year under the nnstiuL; ordinance. in iMu he returilt.-d to Mnnticelln, .md 
nn account nl the "test oalh," he did imi pi. u lice Irnni iS().( tn iSdy. lie en- 
l^agi-d in tarmiuLC, remainint; nii his linmesi,a<l Imin the antiiiiin ot i.Sl)^ In the 
.iiituinn nl i.S.Sj, when he scltled in Canhni. Me.iniime, in 1S74, he was elected 
jiuljre of the Iniii ill pidieial ( irciiil, and sci \(d llie lull term nl six years. ( )ii tlie 



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liciK li hi^ liiuail li'K'il kiiii\\lcclL;c ami \\nr l.ili-ijls weii; >>( en tdi^cjud advaiitajrc 
lie was jj.ii iislakiiii; and arc in air, and d i ipalclicd Inishirs-. willi iiiuisual celerity. 

Oil liMvinj^ llic hciicli, (iidL;i- Andiisuu icMiiiu-d the |u.icticc ut the hiw, and 
lie has a vei)' large biisiiw ss, I mill civil and c i iin iiial lie is a very strimg advo- 
i .lie, and has luiit; stood anioiiL; ihe luad nun at llie li.ii in northeastern Missouri, 

An ex-i-irciiil indye, oiu e on llie Inm h ol this i iiLiiil, sa_\ s iit Judge Ander- 
son ; " 1 knew him well tioin Ins ad\'enl to the liar, and during the whole ol his 
eaieer as < ircuit altoriUN lie was a man ol good jiails, and discharged the 
duties of his oHice taithfn lly and elticienlly lie was well turnished, and was a 
man ot very consiilerahle lone." 

The afliliations of Judge Aiulersrjn have al\\ays been with the democratic 
party. He is a Royal An h M.isoii. 

Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have two daui.;lilers living, and had the sad misfortune 
of losing two Sous in nSyy, nineteen and lilleen years of age, both within ,i week, 
an affliction which gathered clouds whnli are not wholly dispersed. 



Al.l'RIil) .\. PAX. SON. 

SAIN I / Ol'iS. 

ALFKI'I) ALLIiN PAX.SON is dcM ended from an old Virginia fanuly of Kng- 
L lish ancestors, who oiiginallv spelli d the name w ilh .1 "t" instead of an "s." 
Joseph I'.ixson, the grandfather ol .\ If red, w ,is bo in in I he old I lominion, ami his 
wife, .Mai\ (Lester) Ha.\soii, w.is.i iiati\< of Marvhind I'ln-ir son, Stephen i'a.\- 
soii, father of our siibjei t, was born in New Lisbon, ()liio, November 5, iSoS. 
lie was in larly life a joni"iie)'man hattci, .md later a h.il dealer, and liu' almosl 
lorty ye. IIS he was a missu ni.ii )• in ihe emplo\' ol the .\inerican Siiiulay .Si hool 
Union, liaveling principally thiongh llie stales ol .Missouri and Illinois, and Ire- 
cpienlly \isiling the easlein cilies in the iiiUresl ol the soi iety. He died in Sainl 
Louis, .\ pril jj, nSSi.and is buried in l)(Ueloiiiaiiie cemelriy, "Saint Louis, 'I'liou- 
sands ol persons who weie children lwent\ and foiU' scars ago, still lecolleit 
la I her 1 ',i,\son, willi a \ c lic e like ,1 sil\ ei 1 1 nm pel, .111 e\e ol e.igle glance, yet dove- 
like mililness, and speech so winning lli a old and vouiig alike wcvt: charmed by 
it. His daughter, Mrs, lielle ( I'a.xson) |)iiir\', of Moi^.ui county, Illinois, pre- 
pared an altectioiiate and toiu liiiig memoir ol her lather, i\hicli was published by 
the American Sunday School I'nioii, I'hi ladi-lphia. in iSHj, and it is being scat- 
tered through the lan<l b\' means of ihe Sunday sc hools It is a profitable book 
for anyliody to read, 

Stephen Paxson married Sar.tli l'i\(ir, ol 'rmnessee, and Alfred was tlie 
seventh child of a family of ele\-en childien He was born at Winchester, Scott 
count}', Illinois, neceinber 1 o, 1 S.| p llisfalhei, never having hail the advantages 
of even a common-school edinalioii, appreciated all the more keenly, tium his 
o wn e.Kperience, the 111 ( essiu uf edLualing his cliildi en. and determined to give 



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ihiiii siu li rihuational .ul \ ,int,ii4"rh as his liiinlnl means WduUI altord, and as his 
|ia\ 111 1 1 II- Sill h lay s( I MM il w i iik was al In si ■ miU i )iii- dullai in-i ilay, and willi siuli 
a l.ii i^f laiiiih 111 su|i|iiirl, . Mir can readily sec I In- ainiusl iiisn inn mnt.ildi- (liisl.udes 
ill Ins wa\ in i aiivini; mil his wishes. 

Allied, a|i|iieeialinn- the desn e ul his l.il liei' In help him L;et an echicatiini, and 
kiiiiw'ini; his t.ilher's sliaiteiied rinaini.il i ii i iimstaiu cs, wuuld w'lirk (in a larin 
six mniiLlis in lhe\e,n, and aUeiid ihe ei unini in Ireesehuols during ihe winter 
iininlhs, and thus iire()ared himscdl tn le.u h a pnlilic schnul, ami in that way lie 
made nmney eiioUi;h, with what he emild earn by writini; at iii,t;l'^ to enalde 
him 111 enter the lieshinaii • lass ul lllim lis C'lillege, Jacksdiu ille (chissical depart- 
ment), in the fall of 1804. I le was t; rail 11 a ted with the highest lionors uf his class, 
in |une, 1S6S. His fathei haviiig remnved tci Saint Louis that year and taken 
charge nf the Depusitnr\- i.f the Ameiiean Sunday Sclicml I'ninn, Alfreil went 
into the -store as clerk ,ind liookkeeper, working 111 the- store during tin- day, and 
reading law at night. He eontiiiued this fur two years, attending the law lectures 
(if the law cle])artmeiU ot Washingtun I ' ni\ ersil)', graduating in the seconil 
class gratluated at that instilutiuu, reeei\'ing the- degree of bachelor of laws, in May, 
1M70, and w.is valedictorian of his tlass. .AiiMUg Ids chissmates were the late 
Lewis H lieach, who died wliili- huldiiig the ullice of cirmit attorney ot tin- city 
of Saint Louis; lid ward 1', MiC'.irt y, late i it y ( (iiinselor of the city of Saint Louis; 
N. C l)i\(len and K. II. Noitun, pi .11 I iciiiu, al loriieys at d'roy, Missouri; iulwiii 
V . I>avh-v, .ittorney at Chicago, lllmms, and niheis 

Ml I'axson practiced law in Saint Linns until the spring of 1S73, wdicn on ac- 
ciiuiit of ill health he went to Texas, where he remaiiu-d for nearly four years, 
piai liiing his piufessii m wiih great success. While there his leatling practice was 
ill llie criminal cmiits. and he ser\'t-d one lei 111 as cucuit (called there district) 
allMiney, by appointment ol |iidge M. II iMUiner, now a mcudicr of the supreme 
cuinl iif 'I'l-xas. In this i ,ipai il \- In- is said t.i have acquit ted himsell uilhdis- 
luu Imn, making an able and ellicu-nl piusecntur. 

ill- was alsii elected, while ihcie, b\' the penph-, as county superintendent ol 
public s« IhioN, a iiiiMtion fci wliu h his line c dm alimi and litc-rary taste W(-ll tpiali- 
lied him, .is well as his lh,ii|\ syiiip.illi\ Willi llial nisliliition of our lountry 
whii li h,id (huie sii mill li bu him, and bill lui wliic h, in all probability, he ni-ver 
would ha\'e been qualilied b\- educ.ition to discharge the duties ol that |)cisition, 
and ol his profession. 

( )ctober .S, 1.S7 ;, Mr. I'axscm was man ic-d to Miss Julia L. Hart, of Saint Louis, 
tlaughter of C'nloiiel Hariison li.irl H.irt, of the jjd Illinois infantry, who died in 
i.SO (, while- in the army. 

In T.x.is they lost their first born child, a daughter, little S.dlie, whose body 
sl(-eps in llie beautiful cemetery at Alton, Illinois. 'Idiree other children have 
sill! e bi-{-n born to them. Keturiiiiig tn Saint Lciiiis in March, 1877, with re- 
gained heallh, Mr. I'axson li.is assiduously de\nled himself lo his profession with 
good success. His practiie is 111 the- civil .lud criminal miiits, principally in the 
civil, M\\ ing to the sep.ii .il h ill lleie uf the Iwn bi<inchesiit the |irofession. 



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iiiE luxrii AM' /:!/■.■ or .-ir/ssoru/ c/vz/cs. 



[ Ir is a 111(^11 1h-i oT the Iiuli-|n-ni|iii I ( )i ilci ot ( )iliM' rlinu s, and liclojiirs to the 
I'liu aiii] Miiciit. Ill- is also a nu-iiilui i.| tin- Su|iiriiic ('•aiiK il la-^i'iii nt lliunir, 
as line 1.1 llic rr| II csi iital i\'i-s limii h.\ic|sHii (."kuikiI. Nh. 17. I li' is alsn a 
incinlit I .il (lie Aiiui n an 1 a i^imi > >l 1 |. aiwi I 1 is |>i .1 1 1 h s ai"r (l(M\i( i< 1 al ii , anil his 
rclii^ii lUs aliilialiiins air wil li I In- I'l i si i\ In laii C liini li 



THOMAS !■:. R.M.srox'. 

.s.;/.\ /■ /()r/.s. 

THOMAS KLDliR RALSTON is a sun oi David Ralston, a farmer and mill 
owner, and Margaret (Sliarpe) l-lalston, his birth licint; dated at Indiana, 
I'cnnsyhania, March --i;, iX-)J. His i;nMt-i;randlathci, Captain Andrew Sliarpe, 
was .ii\ iillicer in the i mitinintid ai in\', and was atteiuard killed by the Indians. 

( )ur subject received an acadcniie .and eollei;e ediuatiun, being a graduate of 
Union College, Schenectad)', class ol \Si,_\, and of Harvard Law School, class of 
1S67. He opened an ollice in his native town in iSliS, and was in practice there 
until NLirch, iJsyi, when he settled lu ^ainl l.nuis 

Mr. Ralston does a general business in all the ci\'il Courts, state and lederal, 
an<l devotes his time \ery assiduously to the duties ut his protession. 

The I haracter of Mr. Ralston, bill li as a la\\\cranil citi/en, stands high ; |)ro- 
lessioiudl V he is pioli uiud, is a good pleader, has a well disciplined, h ga[ mind, 
and is a eandid, sinceie And excellent leasoiier, larabuve the aveiage at the Saint 
Louis bar. 

Mr. Ralston is a meinlierof the I'hi lieta Kappa Soiiety ot Union Collegi-, and 
of the Second Presbyterian Church, S.uul Louis. 

He was married in iNyi, to Miss (. Lira K. Siilton, iil Indiana, l'enns\dvania, 
and tlie\' h.ive two cliil Inn, both sons. 



HON. I'.1':nj.\min i'-.. 'I'l'uxi'.k. 

A /.'I'A ;. 

L)I';N|AMIN 1';1)\VAK1) rrR.\h:R. jmli^e of the fourth judicial circuit, is a 
) native of this stale, and was buiu in Lewis county, March iS, 1850, his ])ai"- 
euts being Joseijh A. and Henrietta (Hagerman) Turner. His father was born in 
Kentucky; his mother in \'iiginia. His patt'rnal grandt.ither was in the wai' of 
l.SiJ-i.) He was reared on his lather' laiin in Lewis tminty, where his [jareiits 
still reside, and was eduiated at La (iiange Collegi.', taking an irregular course, 
.mil leaving at the L-nd ul the junior y. ai. IK' re-ad \:i\\ iindei' the direction nf 
Canton lawyers; was adniitled ti; the bar in 1M71, .ind alter practicing a short 
tune at Alexandria, CI. iiki- iiainty, he sellled at Kalmka, the seat of justice of 
that county. He was not long 111 making his mark at ihe bar, and in wSy^ was 



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lire led liy liis ili'iiii ici .il ii ci uisl itiicii I s Ii' tliidnuc (it pre isucut iiig altuniL'V (if 
t'laikc Cdiuily. IK' w.is rrclcctcd in i.Syd and iSjS, and ni.i(U' a notc-wortliy rec- 
ord as a stiiiiiL; prosriiil.ir, lia\'i)iti a Irw \ ry dilinull ( a-^cs, and managing then) 
\\illi marked aliilily. As a lawMr, his pla. (_■ is 111 \.\\v front lank in his (listri(.t 

In iSSo, IjcIoil- his ihiiii tcnn as pi 1 isci iiling attorncv liad expired, tie was ele- 
vated t(i tile beneli, at that time th(_- yonng st eneiiit judge in Missouri. (Jn the 
heneh, as at the liac, he is noted lor Ills industrious halnts and hiumrable bearing, 
lie is lair and impartial, allenli\c .uul pal.ent, ticals the bar with the courtesy of 
,1 geiilknian, and in return is gnatly respi'-ted bv the legal fraternity in his jndi- 
(.ial liiinil. lie wears the ermine with modest dignity. 

Judge Turner is a Knight Templar in the Masimic (Uiler; a member of the 
liaptist Chill eh, and as 'Milid in moral eh.iraileras in legal and judicial attain- 
ments. l'"oi ihe last lour or li\c ye. us Ih- has been a member of the board of 
trustees III l.,i (iraugt- C'oilege. 

Iiidge 'liiiiier has been twiic iiKiiiied. Inst in April, I''s75, t(j Miss NKiry (i. 
1 *aggs, ol Stotland C(juuty, she(l\ing the s iiiu. \ear; and the second time in NKiy, 
iSje), to Miss 1 -iilie Ml I )ei"inott, ol Clarke 1 oiiiitw Tliev h.ive one daughter. 



ROlU'kr I.. P.ROCKI'NIiROUCH. 

SAE\ I I oL'IS. 

1^ OlSlCRT Kl'AVIS 1;K( )CKI';N'Mk( )!( ;il, who was born in Kexington, Vir- 
V gmia, ( )(. tober 1;, iS|(i, belongs to a lamily of high lank and much infiu- 
eiu e in the ( )ld Dominion, I Wo generation •. being distingnisheci as jurists. His 
giandtatliei , |udge William ISn n kenbiniigl 1, w.is sneiessi vel v circuit judge, presi- 
ileiit 'if the general eLuiit, ami judge of tie- loiirt ol appeals, his services on the 
belli h eiidiiiL; with his li le. 

|ohn White iJrockenbriiugh, KK 1)., smi of lion. William Hrockenbrough, and 
father of our snbji-ct, was born in lKiiioi..r. X'lrgiuia, in 1 S06' was one ol the 
lirst students who matriiiilaled at the l'ni\ersilv ol X'irginia the day that it was 
opemd, and he w.is one ol the lust giaibi iles whose (.areei shed luster on that 
iiist itulioii lie beiame a la\\\iT, and eaib in his e.ireer at ihe bar undertook to 
repoit the dei isioi.s ol Cduel Justice ^Kll shall, eouipleting two volumes of those 
decisions. In oS;4 he settled in Kexington. Rockbridge count)', marrie(i ^h^ry C. 
lioW\er, and on the ( leilioii of Knige I'enii vbacker to the United States senate, 
.Mr I !i (icki-nbi ough \\ as appointed by I'resideiit Kolk (1845) to fill his place as 
I'liiled States pidge for the western dislrii I of Virginia. That position he held 
until iSi'ii, wluMi he was m.ide c onlederale stales judge for ihe same district, <iii(l 
he was a member of the pe.ice cougress held in I'ebi nary of that year, and of the 
provisional congress whu h met at Moutgomer)', Alabama, in June following. He 
recei\'ed the honorary (l<;gree of doctor ol laws Irom Washington College, Vir- 
ginia, 1.S51; llie next \'ear became a inembei ol i|s bo, lid 111 trustees, and was 



88 nn. in xcii .\\i> /■■//>■ oi m/ssoca-/ criir.s. 

rcctiir 1 il til, it liiiaid liuiii i.SO^ tn i'^7-', \\ lirii In- irsiniu-d .is tnisU-e. ()nc ol the 
host deeds id his lite UMs the h imii 1 1 iil; "I .1 l.iw si hiiol ,it I ,eN ill^l i iri ill iS.|v, and 
whirh, .liter the eivil \\ .11 . was 1 lu ui |i. n.il eil w 11 h W'.islu 111; lull and I ,ee I Ini\ei"sit)' . 
[inline 1)1111 ki;nl)ri)iii;h held .1 pi oless. ii ^hi|i 111 tli.it iiisl i tiitioii iiiilil ■■'^/l, .itter 
whieh he iir.icticcd l.iw .it I ,e.\iiii;tiiii until his death in I'ebruary, i.'^yy A Ricii- 
mniiil d.iih' paper, linni whieh we li.ive L;',ithered must ul the taels in this hrief 
uieniiiii, thus spiike ul this disiini^iii^he. I m.iii .it the lime ul his demise; 

"()l judi^e liroekenlji 1 .iil;Ii peisi null \' we i .111 s.iv th.it he w.is <me ul llu' must 
liDiiur.ihle .iiid cliiv. ill nils ul t;eiitlemeii In his e.iih' d.i\s he w.is rci;.irded .is a 
niuilel ul i;\il l.inti \'. ills lile \\.is m. liked l)\' the tunrlesv and dinnil)' ut his 
hearing' ,iiid his kind .iiid i;iMieiuns d tspusil iuii. I'ui- .1 true geiUlem.in one wi' 
X'irji^inians .irc in the si ll 1 unipl.n fiit li.ihit ul sUdini^.i 'true V'irj^inian gentle- 
m.m ' — wetuiild li.ive puinted inieirini.dv I" JulinW Hi uekcnhruiigh lie was 
line in phvsiqiic, nuhic in mind, iinexcepi iunahle in in.uiners. 'I'he h.ir ul l.exing- 
tun, in their exctdlent trihute lu the nn mory uf the deie.ised, consider that his 
ehar.utcr illustrated this iiuhle scntiiinnii expressed h)' Cieeru: '.'\s I appruve ul a 
yunth that hits somftliiiiLC ul the uld in.in, su I .1111 nut less [lleased with the uhj 
in. in th.it has sonn-thing ut the )'oiitli.' Il.iving well lilU'd his place in life, lie 
li.is gune lu death with ,1 si. unless repiil.il iun." 

kulieit I,. Brockenhr.iiigh w.is ediic.iled .it the X'irgini.i Military Instilnte and 
Washingtun and Lee I 'niversitv, h.itli Incited .it Lexington, his birthplace, he 
receiving the degree ut hachelur ot art^ in i,SO,^. In the spring of i''sii.|, wjiile a 
cadet, he and his telluu students were (.ilk-d unt .ind pl.ict;d as a corps under 
(ieneral J. C. Breckenridge, .iiid luuk p.nt in the h.ittle ut New Market, Virginia, 
in May ut that \'eiir In the lulluwiiig .11, t umii he went intu the cunfederate .army 
with rank uf first lieiiten.iiit, .iiid sei\eil till the w.ir ended During the sessiun 
ut i,S()7-(i.S .It the iiiii\ersity he w.is assist. int le.icher of h'rench, and from 186.S to 
1.^70 he t.iught ii priv.ite sihuul in Keiilmk)' 

Mr 1 iruckcnhruiigh went lu .A nstiii, 'I ex.is, .md frum i.Syotu 1876 occupied the 
cli.iir ul ancient l.mgu.iges 111 llie'le\,i, Milit.ii\ 1 nst it iile, s'liidy Ing l.iw dining 
the l.itlei p. lit ut ill, It peiiud. When h, lell the mslitute the lucal papers spuke 
\ii V h igli I \ u| Ills Mill ess .IS ,1 le.ieliei ul the 1 kissii s 11,- w.is ,id milted to ihe 
h,ii .It .\iistiii, l"ehrii,iiv jv, i,N;(i, .iiid the next Septemhei settled in Saint Louis, 

Mr. H roc ke 111) rough goes iulu the en mi 11.1 1 cmii Is utc.isn ui.dly, hut his pract ice 
is nnistiv ci\'il, which hist siiils Ins disp, .sii inn, ,ind it exleniis intu .ill the cuiiils 
ul th.it kiinl lie is ul a stndiuus turn ul mind, ,iiid is giuwing in his piufessiuii. 

.Mr, Hruckentirongh u ,is lurmeih' c.ipi.iin ul cump.inv C, 1st regiment n.itiun.d 
guards ul .Missouri, .md he h.is ipiile .1 t.istc- lur military in, liters. At the time ^.li 
the laliui' riuls in .S.iiiit i.uiiis in the summer uf 1.S77 lie ivas orderly sergeant of 
the Turner (iiiards, .mil rendered such ,iid in suppressing those riots tli.it the 
company deemed it |iroper to pass resoluliuiis of cummendatiun for his activity 
;infl eltii ieiicy, ivhii h res,.lutiuns were pnhlished in the S.nnt Louis dail\' jiapers. 

In .May, i.Syi^, he \\,is .ippuiuled ,issi-,i.int 1 m ml .itluiuey ul S.iiiil l.uiiis. .md 



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hcr\'iMi tiilir Ihonlhs dm ilii; ihr illnc^-, nl tin- iiii ii nil nut, l.diiis IUm( ll " 1 )lii iili;- 
lli.il lime," s,i\'s ,1 ^ciillrin.'.n l.iiiinrU mi llu- I mil h, ■' M i 1 'ii"(Hkcii|j|'iiiiL;li u.i^ 
very /I'.iI'Mi^ .11 .1 |)i(>si-( iiliji , ,iih| I icj^.iid him ,i-, ,i \i-i\ | ii i jiiii-iiiiL;" )'nlin)4 in, in." 
Ml liriK Liii|jrniit;li \v,is 111.11 IK (I ill .\ii~.liii, I'lv.is, m |iiiic, 1X76, In .M.iry 
Allies, il,iiiL;iilri- (il till- l.il.' K(\ , Ji.liii .S. ( .i.ij,l\ , I ).l )., linn |iast(jrMl tlic I'lis- 
li\lcii.in Chilli li nt lli.it place. i In-)- li,i\c mu' i liiM living, C'liarlrs l'ai;c Him k- 

flllllMll^ll. 



HON. JOHN I. -M'ARI'IN. 

.V ;/.\v I ill- IS. 

rollN IKWIN .M.Mv'IMN is .1 line illn- 1 rati, m ,,i the iim' and |>ro.i;ress iif a 
.' pliu ky vi iiilh, li.u kcd In |ili\ -^u .il li n 1 , , .md 111 -.^rd mi li\ anilntii m. 'Idic son 
(i| ii buns tr.imstiM' ( il nuidri.ilr iiii-.ins, lir i 1 an nic-iu i-d d ri\i 111; a ti'alll wlirii mil 
iiiniT ili.in luiii-tccn iir littrm \c,iis uld, .illmidi iil;- .1 runinn-rcial ni^lil srliuul at 
tin- s.mu- tiiiiL-, and li.is lircii in Miircssiiai .1 dr.nin.iii, sliippin^; clerk, iak-smaii, 
iiiii ( liant, LusNi.'i, Ir^isl.itui" .md politic ,il siiinip spcaki-r Mr. M.irtin is a smi iit 
W'illi.cin and I r.iiu c-s IC. ( Ir\\ in ) .M.ii 1 in, I m a li ii.it i\ c-s 1 il Irc'l.md, and he was he in 1 
111 .S.iinl I. cans. ,\hi\' j.), 1.^(7 lie w.is e.iily 111, idc' .ic cpi.ii nted with li.ird vs'ork, 
alleiidin^ tile- piihlic sehcicils nie.iii uliile, .i \v\\ wecl.s in e,ic li ye.ir, till ahiinl lif- 
tecn years cd .il;c', ami alter I li.it d.iti- si ml \ im,^ in .1 iii^lii si I a ml mily. 

When eighteen years nl .ii.;e he In i. line .1 shippiiii^ eleik, and afterward a 
sah-sm.in fdi (lecir^e Ikiin and C.'miip,iii\- Siil isecpieiitl \' In- liaaiied a |)artiie-rsliip 
\utli |ciliii Nc-c'dh.im Icir the s.ile cil ,il;i n iiltiii .d 1 111 pleinents, and the lliiii ol 
N'ecdh.iin .md M.ii tin dicl .1 till il t V hnsiness. 1)11111114 •'"'^ periiid in the lileul' 
cuir siili|eet. he w.is .lei iisli um-d In i;i\'e iiicire or Ic-ss linie tu tin- reading; ul law, 
Icii wliieh study lie- h.id i;ie.il Icnidness. lie new icmiI 111 the ulliee cit i\. S. .M.ie- 
dmi.ild, ,ind w.is adillitti-d li' the li.ir in iS;n 

In .M.i\'. 1.S71), mi niciiimiiil I I. .11 .Mc mt^mnei \ lll.iir, Mr M.iitin w.is ,idm itted 
til the li.ii i.l the; sii|)ienie eiaiit cl the' I lilted St. lies, ,iiid Ins .pl.ic tiee extellcls 
into all the c . .11 its, en il ,iiid i rim in. 1 1 Ills 1 1 inn 11,1 1 I nisi ness is \ ery lartje, seioiid 
pi iiImIiI \ tii I li.it c ij 111 1 1 it I 111 l.u\ \ cT ill t he eit \' I I e h.i^ 1 ein.irk.ilile suec'ess he- 
Ime.i jiii), i.iiely liisiiii; ,1 i .ise. Ills cneiL;\ .iiid Imieul c lull ai-ler are siinplv 
w c 1 1 1 d I.- 1 1 1 1 1 . 

Mr. M.irtiii has been .1 nuinbei ul the h t;isl.itiire tcuir terms; he \\;is I'hosen 
spe.iker /»/<' tcin. nl' the lwenl\-'eij;lit h !i;i-iiei .d assembly wilhmit a dissenting vute 
trom either side ul the liinise, and .it tlie i luse nl the sessimi was presented with 
a ,l;i'IcI w.ilc h .ind eli.iin, with ,i;.i\el .itt.nhed, .md snit.ibic- inscriptimi, .iml .1 
nn.iniim nis v c ile nl th.inks. 

Ills pnli til s ,ire denincrat ie, ami he ser\ c d i\\ o terms mi the central eummiltec 
of the cit\', and represented the thud eoii^i i-ssinii.il cUstriit of the state central 
emnmittee lor si.x ye.irs. I )iiriiii; I he t.immis | iresiileiili.il 1 .mip,ii_i;ii in 1 1^7(1, under 
the .inspices ol the iialimial deinoeratic executive 1 oiniiiil tee, he sliimpecl t.lie 



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slates 111 I iidi.iiKi .mil |miI "I Illinois, niakuii; .il li-.isl lil t \' s|h-ccIics. Ilr is an 
ani;i(ssivr man, ((>uilMli\c in |i.ililii s, .mil in ,ihniisl cv ii y I hini; i-lsc, anil in l,i\v- 
suits is nsn.illy i m I lie i Irlrnsr 

Ml M,irlm w.is a|i|M.inliil |i.ii1n i i >nini issn inn liv ihc inunly CdUit Im' <inc 
yrar, .mil w.is thru rln icil hi ihr s.inir nlliir Im \\\v [irimil ul livr yais. Mniiu^ 
pan 111 lli.it linn' he w.is \'irr | n rsnlrnl ul llir lin.inl ,inil ihairnnin nt ihr r.xrrii- 
I \\v 11 mnnittn- 

1 h- li.is p.issrd .ill till- rli.iiis in ( )i |.| • I'l lli iw ship anil tin- l< nii;lits of llijiKir, 
anil was ilrputy fj,i'.mil 1. 1 inini.mi Iri , .nnl is past runiinaniirr ul tiic Anuniian 
I .ri4;iiin ul 11 1 )n 1)1-, ,lilil i;r,iiiil ur.ilin ul I liis uiiln lur ihr slate ul M issunri. I If is 
an aitive ur.ilur ul llie Am ieiit ()i(]er ul I'nitiil \\'iiikmcii, .mil sini e July, i^Sj, 
has iieeii (liv'isii.in cuiimiamlei uf the teiilli Missmiri ilisliiet ul selci 1 kiiij;hlsul 
the List n.imcil unli.-i, .iml .it the sessiuii u| ihe Suin'emc I.ei^iuu iit tli.il unlei', 
held in Hull.ilu, Xew N'm k, ( )i tulier ij, i N.S^, Mr. Martin w ,is hiimni-il witli I lit- cliair- 
m.mship (if the cummillee uii l.i\vs,a pusitiuii he filled with i-.xecaitive ability Al 
the eluse nf the sessimi he was a|ipiiinted liy the supreme ci uiHiiaiKler, ihairniau 
uf the tinauce eununillee Im the tei m ending; (»etiilier, i's,S5. 

The wife uf Mr, Manin was fl.ir.i 1^ l,.i l!.ir.t;e, daughter of Captain Cluirles 
I ,a I'.iine, wliii was liluwn up .iliuiit thirU years aiju un the steamer "' Sidiula," 
,ind siep-d,ini;hter ul I lull I'elei (i (ieih.iil,.! prumineut rc;d-cstate dealer in 
ihis ciU'. The}' were mai rieil June i i , i .S;.', and lia\e luur children. 



.MAJOR I.UCll'iX I'A'l'ON. 

s II .\ r I i>i 7.'.. 

Ll'ClliN IvATON, line uf iheediiuis uf 1 he ■■ A merii .i 11 Law Review " of S.iiui 
^ l.unis, is a nalive uf Lewis i unnt\, \ei\' \'urk, and was jiurii at Denmark, 
Seplemlier 24, 1 .S ; 1 . Ilis p.ireuts, ('ieuri,;e (_' and .Marv ((iuudneh) liatull, were 
Ijiirn in .Massaehnsetts, his mutliei lieiiii; ,1 sister ul Sar.di (-iuudrieh, ul Hustuu, a 
leleliiMled mini.ilure puilrail painter suine lilt)' years .ii;ii, whuse purtraits ul 
W'elislei ,ind ulher sl.ilesmen ul his lime ,iie ainuUi^ the liesl e.Nlant, 

In llie sprini; uf i.Sjd, llie \e.ir tli.il luw.i iKiame a state, ( ieiiij^e C. I'.atun 
look his famiU' tu henm.iik, Lee euiinU', in ih.it state, a town settled liy an east- 
ern II ill 111)', 

Majur Ivaton wasediuated (1.S51 5^) .11 luwa Culletje, then located at l)a\'en- 
purt, .111(1 later remu\-eil lu (irmne'.l, where the eullei;e liuil(lin,v;S, with a large 
part cif the tuwn, were il(siiu\e(l li\ .1 lurn.idu 111 June, oS.Sj. lie was i;i aduated 
in 1.S55, and .it the C'.iinliiidL;c ( M.iss.n huselis ) LawSeliuul in ii'^S?- "'-' then 
spent a vear in stnd\ al liuslon, and in l'"elii u.iiy, 1.S5.S, sealed in S.imt Louis. 
lie was in u;eneial pi.Klue, e.\(epl during; the relielliuu, until ii'sd;, when he 
liee.mie register in li.inkrupo \', the liusiuess ul whii h ullii i' lie is even imw wiiid- 
ini,; up Willi ihe repe.il uf ihe Ij.inkinpt ,nt he rcsnmeil a general civil praelice. 



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111 llii; winter and ^iHiiii;" cil 1 Sd 1 Mr. l'.,iUui \\ ,is 1 inc ol tliu carlicsl Id enlist 
ill llir Mivic f 111 sii| i|>iTssin'.j^ tlir rrl ir 1 1 1. mi, .iiiil lui.k |Mrt 111 the Laptiire' ul C'aiu]) 
|ael<Miii. Ii,i\ iiiL;' en I i>>lecl in the \ uhinleei 1 1 .r( es 1 hen iais<(l hy ( ieiUTal l,\'i.>n. 

In Aneiisi, iSdj, he liecaine ea|'laiii ol euiii|iaiM A, jist Missouri inlantry, 
ami wa^i a^siLjiKMl ti) ilnl \ , IS di^liiet lie l^e .id \ 1 k ate al Saint laniis In 180; he 
uas a|i|ii>iiited jiids^e ad\ueale in the rii;iilai' arnn', with the lank (if niajnr, and 
at iiiiee assiL;ned to diil\ at lieai U|nartei s in the d<|>artnient ul Mibsonri, at S.iint 
lainis, bei\iiii^ siieeessivc l\ lai ilie stalls u! l\e>se(, lans, llndgc ami I'lipc until the 
close ul the w.ii", when, at his re(niist, lie was innstered nut in Autjust, 1805, ill 
iiiilei' to reliii-n to the pi.ietiee ol his )ii olessn in. 

.Ma|iii l!atoii was a|ii>oin|ed |ioli(e . oin 111 issioiier earl \' in 1866, and rcsil^ned 
that olliee on hein^' ,i|>|iointed iei;istei in J iaiikrii|)le\', in lune, 1.S07, hv Cluel 
Jiistite Chase. Ills |iia( liee is general a\\^\ laiij,e. luit he declines criuiin.il eases. 

l'"oi' loiii \ears Maioi h..iloii \\,is ediloi iil the 'Sonlheni |,asv Review." until 
Jaiin.ii), i^N,;, when it was toiisolulat.d with (he ".\ineiiean Law Ke\iew,"(if 
uliieh he then Iks ante inananini; editor havinu; lor Ills assrjciale jndi^e Sexiilour 
1 • Tlh iir I ison 

M.i)oi l^atoii luarried, March j;, i.Siii, .Miss haiiiU' V . I ',irtriclu;e, (lanj.;hter of 
lion. ( ieoii^e I'aiti idLje. ol Saiict l.onis .\ I hc-r dcalli, in Septemlior, i.Sjj, she 
lei I two sons, of whom the i-idest, ( ieui L;e I' , w as cl 1 owiiecl at West Newton, Massa- 
chusetts, 111 laiiiiaiv. iS.^-' Mr. I'iatou, in iSyn, WdS inariied tc.j Miss Hannah ( ). 
Ncives, ol I )i"iili;cw;iler, M.issac huselts. ( )l this ni. a rias^e three children luivejieeii 
the frtiits. 



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iiI';n'k\' !■; .\iii,i,.s. 

SAI \' I I OL IS. 

\\W<.\ l-:i).NirNl) .MILLS, .iiilhoi ol "Mills on haniiieiit Domain," is a 
iiati\c;ii| Siis(|iic-h,ui iia coiiiiU', 1 'iii iis\] van la, a nd was born at Montrose, 
June -■ |, 1S50. His lather. ISaillclt 11, .Mills, w.is lioin in llie stime stale, and was 
,1 jour nail si , The iiiol liei ol 1 len 1 \' v\ ,is I )id la ( I l.ilse\ | M ills, .1 native c it Herki- 
inci c oiint \ , New \'oi k. I ler ,inc eslois oiiile o\. c-i in the " I |o] le We'll," .ind Sell led 
on l.oiii; Isl.iiid, \'ew \ 01 k, in i'j^s 'he- patein.d ^randlather of our suliject 
went into the Continental aiiiu' a I the o| leii ini; i it the war ,is a drummer hoy, and 
afterward became comni.iiideidl a iom|i,in\' in a Massachusetts rei,;inieiU. In 
185(1 H.irtlell Mills canic- to l'|i|iei .Mton. Illinois, ,ind eni;.iL(ed in pnlilisliinii- the 
"(looii Temiilar," clvini^ ,il l'|i|ier .Mton in \'^~~i. 

The siili|cst cif lliesc- notes l^ ,1 uiadnale ol .Shurtiell Collet^e. I'pper Alton, 
c kiss ol i.SIk) lie- l.iiitjhl s( hool one- ve.ii alter lea\inti coliei.;e; then entered the 
Saint Louis law school, and w.is adniittc-d to the baron c^xamination at the end 
ot the innior \ ear, 111 June, 1 S7 1 , and w as i;radn,itei| the ne.xt vear, takint; the pn/e 
thesis. 

Mi. Mills IS ol I he lirni ol M ills ,ind h'litc 1 al I , and his pi.ic lice is entirely cix'il. 



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.\-> .ilicMily sUih il. Mr Mills Is llir .iiilli.n' ..I .1 \\..ik ml " luiiinciu DmiKiin," |)ub 
Ir.li'il III S.iiiit l.i/iiis 111 lis/v. ulihli i(iii\i-.l ,1 \-(iv ll.illiTinn ri-(f|iliun <.)ii the 
|>.iil c'l llii |iiiss,inil llu lci;il li,iuinil\'. 

Tin- " A illciic ,111 l..i\\ Kr\ir\\,"i.| lii)sliiil, M.issac liiiM'tt^, one cif tlir liii^lu-.sl 
,iiil 111 M I Ills ol 1 lie kind in tin- I 'n il iil Slalcs, s,i\ ;, iImI Mr M il Is " luis i;i\'cil \u^ 
v\li(>lc ,iltrnlii)n t(j till- i-i-iliii ih in nl llu: \Mst aciiimu l.uiiMi nt iii.itcnal (he has 
( II I'll r i\ (.1 lliri-i- I 111 msani 1 1 asi s), u lin li will m h ui licccmii; an iiiiiviiliU' mass, into 
a s\slrnialii ai i aiiL;i-iiiiii t, wIikIi w.mlil sIhai.' 1 \ai:tlv what the law uas, iiinl its 
I rial ii ins ti 1 thr nwnnsi.l |iiii|)(ii\ t liinuL^hiuit this tmiiitiy. W'c think he has 
siiii. L'fih'il ailmii alil \' 111 Ins iinlfav m." I'liiwiuk iss|uikiniil in a sini ilaii}' ciuii- 
|il inu'iilai y Imir li\' tin law luninaN l;iiii lallv ul the 1 iiimtry, hy the "Hnstdii 
I'ailv Ail\ eitisi.'! , " and the "New \'i.ik l.veiiini; I'nst;" l>\' Jnilj^e Ciiii|Kr, of 
Naslu ille, Tennessee; l)\ jnil^e CunleN', eit Ann Arlmr, Michigan, and l)\' nther 
|iii ists (it eniiiienee in diilx-ient jiaiis nl the c-fmntiw 

Mr. Mills is a re[iuliluan in pulitKs, a niemher nl the Baptist Chnn.h, and a 
man ul sterlinii; eharaeter .ind hij;h |ii i-miise. lie was married 111 August, iSy;, tci 
Miss h^nim.i 1! Siiragne, ul Saint lauiis, Iminerh ut (iieeiiville, Illinois, and they 
ha\ (-■ t w 11 ehildreii. 






SILAS II. jONI'.S. 

.->.;/ \' .' / ul'/ >. 

SILAS H. J()N'liS was limn at I 1 niilinL;di m, Carmll eoniitv, Tennessee, J uly 
Ji', 1^51. 1 I is lather, I., .M Imns, iiniL; rated I ri nn Charlotte eonut)', \'iri;i nia, 
111 C'airull eiiuiity, 'I'l-uni ssee, in the \iar i.S;3, and a lew years later liej.;an the 
stiiiU lit the law, and was mmhi thereal lei adiiiilled to the liar, and eonstanlly 
deviiti.-d liimsell to the |ii\u lii e ol Ills iiiulession niitil within a few years past, 
when he retired I loin ai 1 i\ e |>i ai I ii e on ai i omit ol ill lie.dlh. I le is a thoroughly 
upright and eonscieii tions man, lull ul energ\ and tli eisioii ol eharaeter, and 
while in aeti\'e praitiie was 1 sti cmed as an a(i mate and learned lawytu', and as 
one ol the' St longesl aihoeales 011 llie iiiiiiit in wliieh lie piaetieed, whieh |ios- 
sessed some ol ihe ahlesl l,iw\eis ilieii in rennessre 

I'he sniijei t ol thissketili alleiuled llie selmols ol his native town, and there 
aiapined .1 good aeadeiiiK edinatioii lie spent tin; \'eais ol" |.S6| and i.Sd^ on a 
larm, and then rennwed with his lalliei to Tn-nlon, Tennessee, where, l''e'l<rna i\' 
11. i.S(i7, he entered Andrew College, 1 1 oui w hieli, ,il ter eompleling the' pieseiilied 
eonrse ol the college, he was giadnaled ]\i\\r :s, i.Sy^j At eollege he w.is a i lose 
slndenl, and Ins depoitment was siu h .is to win lor liimsell the respixt and 
Iriindship ol' his tutor, I inmed ialel \ , liter 1, iking his degree, he devoU'd live 
months to teaching as ,in .issistaiit in an aiailem\- at llumlioldt, Tennessee. 
January 1, I1S71. he hegan tin- stiii|\ ol the law m his lather's ullice at Trenluii, 
and in July, rS; j, was li< ensed lo pi ,k 1 ue law in the i oii its ol Tennessee. 

In ( K toiler, 1.S7 j, 1 In- siiliii i t o| i hi: sketi. h pi 1 in.inenil v li 11. a led in 1 he i itv of 



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Saint I.iiiiis, wliric lie has since icsiilcd, and ilevulcd liiinsclf rxclusi vrl\' to liis 
|iii)|rssinn. l''i-iini (). luln-i. iN;,'. In Aul;u-i, iN;;,, Iu: n(i.ii|iicd a part ul the law 
(illiics , it (."(ilwnLd C'liailcs 11 Thuinti m, and in tin- latter nii nit !i Imnie'd a partnei ■ 
slii|i with S. M \'ean)an, whii h was diss.i|\-ed in AnLjnst. iSy.j, alter whith he 
prai tiie<l alune- nntd April, i S,S i , when he lieeanie a inenilier of the then linn ul' 
MeC'unias and M( l\eii;han, i\ liu h I leeanie MeC'' alias, Mel\i-iL;han and Juui-s, nnt i I 
March, i.S.Sj, and was then dissuh'ed li\ the withdraw.d ul" |ndi;"e Mi C'nni.is. 
'riieienp.in the leniainiili; menil his ul the lirni, | ]i. McKen^han and the snliject 
(i| this sketUi, fiirnie<l a new p.irlnershi |> - ii nder the name; ot McKeiehan and 
Junes, whiih still exists. Mr, [uni s is u-^arded as can' ut the- must hunest, 
thuruii'^h, aide anri /ealuns hiw \ ers at tin- S.dnl fauiis I jar ; and h.is been icniai k- 
alil\' sill, cessl nl in iiiaiiv inipuit.int ( ases iiiliusled tu his ni.iiiageiiieiit. 

Mr. JiMies is a married man, liavine married Ilaltie L." Seiiter, only dant;hter 
ul William M. Senter, ul S.iint l.unis, in I'lcemher, u's;^. 'in'l is blessed with 
fuin children, one datighler and three suns. 



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HON. .Wl.l'l'l' M. lirCKM'.K. 

.l//:\/lO. 

y\.\'/\'\' IIAW'liS lU'C'KNh;i\. meniber n( i-(MiiL;ress irum the seventh dis- 
trict, was burn in I'l edei ii ksbnr^h, X'ii'^ini.i, l)eii-mber i_|, i.Siy. Jlis 
parents, liailey and Mildiad (Struthei) Ihukm-r, were alsu burn in that stat(--. 
1 lis hither was a larnier and im 1 1 hant, and ,it the time ul his death, abuiit iM,;-), 
was hiildiilL;' an ullice in the treasury dep.utnient nilder President |ai kscjn. A\ lett 
was edncateil at ( Teur<;etux\ n (.'ulleoi-, l)istiii.i ut" L'cdiimbia. and the I'niversity 
ul \'iri;ini,i, Cliarluttes\ille, takin;; a p.iiti.il luiirse, and Uaciiiiii.; a few terms 
alter hM\'inL; t he niiiVerMt\ , I 1 e i .nnc- ti i I h is stale in iM;;; rea<l law bv himself 
at i'almvra; was admitted lu the b.n b\ tin- supreme cunrt, and in the autumn uf 
i.S,58 cunimenced practice at i >uw li ii;^ ( iieen, l'ikecunnt\. While there he .ilsu 
ediled a deiiiucratic iiewsp,iper, .iiid sercid lur si.\' years .is clerk uf the cuiint\' 

I'ullll. lie del lineij a ICrlei hull lu the iiMinlV ullice 

In I1S50 Mr, liniknei- went tu >i,unl bums, ,ind lur Iwu \ears was altuniey fur 
llieuhl Hank ul Missuuri, ketninint; lu I luw li m; ( i rt.-en and eni^aLiini; in pi .ic- 
tice, he was elected judtje ul the uld third indicial . ircnil, c^sy, and w.is huldiiii; 
that ullici; in iSdi, when he was legislated unt ul uffue \)\ the (iambic legislature, 
his s\'mp.itli it-s being with the Suulli 

In i.S().| Mr. linckiier wi nt tu S.iint t'h.irles, and, much tu his financial hurt, 
engaged in the m.mnl.u 1 111 e ul tubaicu. Idi 1 ee ur fuur \'e.irs later he ii|ieiied a 
law ullice in that city, ami was eiigageil in the successful practice uf his prufes- 
siun when, in 1S72, he was elected lu lunguss in the then ninth district; ;iiid he 
is nuw serving his si.xth cunseciitive li-rm in that bud\. 

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li.uiM-. ho vva> m.i.lc ^ l:.ii:-:n,iii ,.l il,L . ■.;; 'liii r.c ..ii the l»i-trK[ (it C'.ihimljia. 
..ii: /. .. •;.;;:::(.;■ . • :i...- j.-.-, i h;, ; ,, . ,r r;, ,. , ,i it ,r,. ,,r, i[, h.,n 1^ 

\\\ I lie r.ir[\ -l.ltli -.11., l>.n;. M\th , .ii ^r, --,- Mi Ihi. k:i(r «.,- i h.ijmi.ui ol ihc 
. .:::ni;t:T'.- :i i>t:i>..-:^ .:. : ,. .:: :'.\: . 

[\\r rt- w.lcm I- >A {'mw.'K'- .■■Auwi I; p I., -r -iii. i- i.'-,;.' h,i^ \n-A:n at Mexico Ut- lias 
u \ \,i .,■ \ .< "\ J. 17. I.'- th ).. ; I-'..' ■ \Vl,. I, ,,l I/,. /.,,: h.: -t./i/.l hi;^'h in lii-, 

( I 111 nly , Hot ci-i ail or.itoi . I mi 1 ai ,i loim, I, i h .nh. ,ii Ir.h i ..iim icnlioii^ hiw Vcr, iHM\ 
.1 111, 111 ol h.lU' loll. .,1 ( h.ii ,11 li I 

111 I .^ 1 1 ( 'imi;i (■s-,111,111 liiK kiii.T w.ii iii.iiiiiil lo .Mis. Mli/a (C'lark) Minor, ol 
I.Muohi roiiiily, ihis sl,ilr, ,ini| ol riL;lil ihilihrn lioiii lo llinii only ii\'i' ,irc iiiiw 
Iniii^, hull" ol whom ,io- iii.iiiicih .Ml ,iiiil .Mis. ijiu kiin ,iic nu-nihi.-rs ol the 
I 'i rsli\ III 1,111 CJhiirih, aiiil aic' h-.nliiiL; I.h tors in the bori,il tiiclcs of Mexico. 



A L. (.; Lf s r L' .S I ! 1 N SW.A N ( \ !■: K. 

SAIN r Urns. 

^/^ K. lilNS\\'.\.\( ;i{k is ,1 .Mai\l,iii.l( i- l.y liii th, .iiid of Ccrm,!!! |iarcnl.i,L;L', 
1 liis Kilhcr and niotlni, I'liiainnl .mil hdi/.i (ScliL;inan) liinsw.ini^L-r, licini^ 
ii,ili\.cs ol l),i\'.ui,i. Ill- w.is lioiii ,il ( .ilonsvilh , J,iiiii.ir\ 19, 1.S.J4, and in his 
iiilanc\' Ihi' l.iiiiily nioM d to H.dl inn nc 1 1 1 \', where lie ,illeniU-d school until he 
.ilt.iined Ins ihirteenl h yi-.ii .\t this ai;e he eon line need w mi k in his f.i tiler's viiie- 
i^.ir laetoiy, ,111(1 u.is liiiis eni|iloyed lor three ye. us. Ilesironsof IcivintJ home 
to linlit his own way in the world, he .u i i|ite-d the lirst oiler made of a eierkship, 
,ind went to Darlin-toii C'oni t I louse, "sonlli Cirolina. in the antnmn ol i,S(io, 
\\heie he rem. lined uiie \c.ii, ,iiid in ,il I em 1 1| i iil; to return to Haltimeii\-, liv run- 
nini; tlie lihKk.ide, u .is e.iptiired, tie.iie,! ,is ,1 spv', and loiilined for three weeks 
.11 M.ll i insj nil 14I1. West X'liL^ini.i, iinlil lele.isiil hy luilei ol Stoiiew,ill J,iekson. 
lie I eiiuiiiied in I he \ ,dle\' ol \iii;inM 1 01 si \ months, rdliii^ a eierkship ,it I lar- 
risoiil)nrL;h, \'ireiiii,i, ,ind .illei w.ih liiiii; his o|)|ioitiiiiit \ , snesessi 11 lly eliideil the 
pickets ,iiid returneil lo I l,ili iniore. Ilesc.oii tiieieafter .iceepted a clerkship in 

W'ashini^lim, I )istrii t ol ( ol In.i. ,ind, w lien with his employer hut four months, 

w ,is taken into p.irtiiei sli ip, ,iiiil .it tin' end ol one ycir lioui;hl out his partner's 
interest in the liusiness ,ind liee.inic ,1 snecesslid iiieri'h,iiit 

So stioni; u.is Ills desire Id i;,im kiiouledLje tluit he devoted every leisure 
moment to the nadim; ol cl.issical \\oik-, ,ind ,11 the close of the w,ii", in i,S(i5, he 
reined Irom linsiness w uh .1 h.nids.mie sum ol mone\, ,ind entered \',ile i,,iw 
School lor the purpose ol i;,Hiinii; knowlrd^e the lieltii" lo lit himself for linsi- 
ness. So r,ipid w.is his piot^iess in the slnd\ ol the scieiue of l,i\v licit llie pro- 
fessors ol llie hiw scIkioI slroii'^lv .idvised him to devote himself to the piMctice 
ol the prolession insteail ol to nieii,inlde pursuits, lie was ^r,idn<ited in the 
chiss ol '(17, and imiiii'di.ilel\- niovi-d lo S.nnl Louis, Missouri, ,ind striiLjgled to 
secure a loothold. llis sncces'lul m.in.i^eineiil ol sevei.il cises inx'ohnu; coin- 



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iiu-rrial c|iicslii ms iiiniit^ht him inln | ii . uninciirr, ami lie w.is smm lailkcd .mioiii^ 
I III- liiisicsi lawyiMS in I lir , ii \ I Ir I mill iiji a \i-i\ liu lativi- |M-,Hlicc iji liaiilsnipU-y 
ma 1 1 1- 1 s, ami was i nicies i cil in mai I \' i-\ ci \ lari;r ( asi- I nl< n i- I he ci mil . Ills cai i\' 
(■( '111 mci rial I raiiiini;' was ul i;rral assistam c tu liim in Inict i mr i )ii l ami f.\|ii (siiii;' 
liMiiils |n-r|]clrati-il li\' lailim^- .hliiois In mallrrs rclatiii;^ l.i llir ail|uslnicnl nl 
llu' main' iliiruult iim-siiuns wlmh arisr Iniwumi insoKcnl dc-litms ami llicir 
I'l'cdili IIS lie stands loi'iinnsl in lln- laiiks (,l ilic har here. 

Ml liinsw ani^c-i- was um- d iIh- i iri;ani/crs ciT ihc I'nilcd llchrcw RrlicI" Assu- 
riali'Mi (il SaiiU lamis, ami lias licrn Us s,rii-tai\' and one .a its diiXTlms l<n the 
lasl lliirlccn \cais lie Imlds llir s.iinr i.llici-s in llic lii)im- I'ur Ai^rd and Inliiiii 
Isi ai-lilis ( i| S.iint laiuis; is a d ircctor ul i i niL^ii-t^atii m ( iatrs of 'I'rntli anil cliair- 
inan nl its sclnml lujard; mciidiiM' dl tin- cxrcntivr Imaiil d the I'liiuii of Anu-ii- 
raii Ilchrcw CoiigrL-i;atii ms, and is, in ta( I, idciitilic-d iilluialh' with ncaily c\'ri y 
piuiniiiriu IlLdjicw CM gaiii/aliun, cdiu alii aial, liciic\ ulciil m ndigiinis, in the iit\', 
beini; a man ut limnaiU' and \n )■ L;cm-nms im|mlsis 

riic w ill.- (if (Jiir siilijrt 1 was M iss Can ir V'l I'^i'l, i il (."hicai^o, their unii m t.ikiiii^ 
place Ni i\ cmbuT jo, i.Sy.-. 'I'lic^ lia\c a daiii^litcr ami smi li\diii;. 



I'DWARI) 'I. I'AklSIl. 

SUA'/- I 01 /S. 

1"^ DWAKI) 'rn.ClIMAX I'AKISII, will, has li,n,i,f l.rcn a prumimnt lawyer 
^ al the Saint l.cuisbai, was burn in W'l h idville, Mississippi, A ugiist 7, i S,i(). 
llis lalliei, lalward T. I'aiish, u as a plis'n iaii and siir^cini ul j'ai^lish lincaLje, 
and liis nil It he 1 was C'ai nliiie I lam iltun, ■ it 1 .1 misiana, ^ramldaiighler 1 if Sir William 
ll.imiltiui.a Scnlch liaiDii. halward lust Imtli part-nts betme he was twelve years 
11 hi, and in 1 S.17 ( ame ti 1 Saint I a mis ti 1 li \ e with relatives 1 m the father's side. Hi- 
\\'as L;radii.ited at the Saint I a m is I ' ni\ ersii \ in 1^5^. Twu \'cars latt'r, luiviii|,r r<Md 
law with Abrani I'cnlv, he was .idmittcd 1m the bar, and snon foriiied a partner- 
ship with A, |. P and !', 1'! ("laicsi he. wliu h pailmiship lasted till the civil w.ir 
biuke uiit, w hen 1'. I', < iarcsi he iiiim-il the i i ailed ei ales. In i .S57 Mr. i'"arish u as 
maiiieil til .Miss lally (laiesihe 

In iS(j4 Mr. l'"arisli became a partner ul Ilim K. A. Hakewell, whiell lasted till 
1X7(1, when Mr. Hakewidl went imi the lunch Meanwhile P. H. (iaresclie liad 
retmned Irmn the Suuth, and ]iiiiied iln- iirm in iS'i.S. 

Mr I'^arish seems tu be p.ulial In the c i\'il |iiai tice, vet in the few eriminal 
eases in which lu' has been letaimil. he li.is slmwii ,i;ieat adroitness and skill, as 
well as ability in their manai^eiiicnl. lledelemled I 'ictnii, a inercliant, and pios- 
eented I'alwards, teller of the I'niun Sa\iiie,s Hank, both cases growing out cif 
mercantile transactions, both of a l;iioc1 dc al cif impurtance, and both exciting a 
great deal iif inlercsl at the linn-. 

Mr l'\irish was cit\' ci iiiiiscdi ir from 1S711I11 i,S7,S, but In' has never been an ollicc 



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96 THE IH'XCII AXn /:.lk' (>/■■ MfSSDI'Uf r/77/r.?. 

scL-kiT. I'aitic-s willi v\hi>ni wi' havr 1 1 iiuci^cil hinn linn- tn time, ami wlui have 
km i\\ n him h in^i-si, ht.ilc thai he is .1 \ ci \ ( Idsr -it miciil . that he luis line: lili-iary 
as will as h\i;.il l.ilciils; thai he is aw alili- aiUnc ale; tliat he speaks U'ilh ease and 
ihiciK y; is camliii as well as lo^iral and earnest, and has i^icat peisnasivi- pmv- 
eis, luauc his sm ( ess iiesl (it all, his chaisalei' is ii 1 e| iiiiaeliahle, the pnrit) tif 
his hie heiiiy amplest i. ined. 

I'RANCIS M. llARRlNr/rON. 

AVA'A'.V ;■//./.£■. 

1';j'KAN'CIS MAR'I'IN' II A KRIN( ITON is a son .it Martin and Catherine 
(llaL;aman) llaii nekton, and was bcirn at Anislerdam, Moiiti^iimeiy cuunty, 
New \'(iik, I )e(e[idiii' t, i.S^y. His lather, uho was horn in W'urcester eiainty, 
Mas-.ai hn^etts, and w.r^ a ni.u hinist in Ins ynun^er \aars, immit^rated tn Illinois 
miHc than lui Iv years .i^n, ,inii lieeame ,1 larmei" in I'ike eoiinty, that state, w here 
he is still livini;, heiiii; in liis eii^hty-.sixth \ear. Catherine (llagamani IIarrini(- 
tiin \\ ,.s Imrn in M.ait'^umei \' ccninty, New \'urk, and her family was aniuni^ the 
early settlers in that p.ut ul tlie iLinpiie State. Sli<; (lit d in iMyO. 

I'r.ineis received a lair hait^lish eilm ation ill the piddic Seliools (.)f I'ike county, 
,ind taiii^ht ln|- three ur fiuir winter terms. He read law at I'ittslield, Illinois, 
with lla\ .111(1 Mattlii \ss, and alteiided lectures in the law de|iai"tmeiit oi the 
I 'iiivei ^it\' ol Cliii .ii;o, where he was i;radiMted in iXOO, J-ioheil T. LiiUdln heiiiLJ 
111 the s.iine (.lass. 

Mr. 1 lai rin^tdn settled in Kirksville in Inly, 1866, and has since been in siic- 
eessliil piailice in this 1 ity. He j;"oes iiiln all the courts, and into the several 
lonnties ill his dislri( t, and has an linmn.iMe standim^ among" the legal liater- 
iiitv. "Ml. 1 Ian iiigtiiii," writes an iiUim.ilc acipi.iintaiu e uf his, "has a peculiar 
shrewdm.ss in inaiiai^iiig a ease, that is iim hlinalde, ami is the secret, in part, nt 
his splendid success, .\s a jiii y l,iu\ 11 ,"( 1 ml iiiiies this legal brother, " M r. Ilai- 
lingldii has lew peers in his pidui.d 1 iunit A liner liiemLto his cli(.'nts I ne\'er 
saw " 

Mr. 1 l.ii liiigton sei\cd ,is (smnty .ill.iine\ I. a" li\c or six cimsecutive years, 
,111(1 \\as .1 memliei ol llie ihiilielh, I li 11 ly-lirsl a\ik\ I h i li \-seCond general assem- 
hlics, heing still a iiienil ler ( .1 th.il Ixidy, and .1 lavdiile among his 1 e|)iililicau 
Irieiids in Adair ciaiiil) Hiiiiiil; evei\' sessi(m lie li.is In en on the cinnmitlee on 
ways and means, and he has lucii a hard waakca" in the halls ol legislation, get- 
ting throiigli a large- immliii ul hills. lie was the .iiithorol the well kmnvn 
111,11 ri.ige li( cnse hill, wliu.h went ihidiigh the thirtieth general assemhiy, and 
wliiili leiinires liceiisi.s to lie issued hy I he rei (ii del" ol deeds. 

He is promineiuly Cijiinetted with the scIkkiI interests of the state, working" 
earnestly, \vith ( itliers, ti I setiire the locit ii m (j1 the North Missouri Normal School 
at Kiiks^ille, which li.is grown into .1 popular and prosperous institution In 
the session ol tS>Sj he secured the approprialioii ot nearly ;ji,;6,ooo to this school. 




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TIr- WDik Ik- has i.l(iiii' in llu' slalf lcgisl.it urr, wliilc ul iiiiicli importance, lias 
liccn at a t^icat saciifuc on his i n\ n pait, sin h (hitirs i;icall\ inlcrfciint; with liis 
h'H.ii |iiai 111 c, ami it i-> chuilillnl il lir will cimimmU Ici lir a ■ andidatL' the lunrtli 
time 111!' the h-i;islatinc 

Mr I Ian iiintiin jiosscssis a j;im m I share ul pnlilie spirit, and has been identified 
with ollur entei'jirisi's than sclicul mailers, dcsii^iud to ijeiudit liis ;id(ipted home, 
lie was one ol the im i upi aaloi ^ ul the Kirl;s\'ille Savin;,;s Bank, and is a stock- 
holder of the same. In inanv wa\s he is showini;' himselt lo lie a hiirhU' valnaiile 
eili/eii. While in the leij,isl,ilni e tin.- lirst lime, he was electi'd mayor of the city, 
wilhoiil his knowledge lie Was ieele( led, and resigned to go to the thirlj-dirsl 
general assembly. 

.Mr llarringtim was married in l)ei'endier, iXO.S, to Miss Martha Dutcher, of 
Marry, I'iLe luniit), Illinois, ,ind they lost one daughter in iiilancy, ami have two 
sons and three daughteis luiiig., 

.Mr. llarringlon li.is om ul tin.- besl l,iw libr. tries in the city; also a choice 
mis( ellancdiis libiMi"\', .ind he m.ikes liberal use uf butlr lie is a man t.il a good 
mind, which he has a i uiisl.inl desire to iinpro\'e. 



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JOSI'IMI II, .\l.l' X.ANDI'I^. 

.V ;/.\ /■ rii /A7.A.S. 

OSl'lI'lI lU'GII .\I.h;.\.\NM)i;k was burn I'ebrnary jcj, 1S28, in liast Baton 

Koiige p, Irish, I.oii isi.iu.i, bi iiig the \oniigest siin ol Isaac Alexanilcr and 
.Mary .M (,Milli-i") Ale.\ander. llis lather was a Scotchman, .mil his mother a 
ii,ili\ e ol I'eiins) Iv.iiii.i, bia II il\ iiig when Ju^ph was quite \'ui in g. I le Was taken 
c. ire of at liist b\' ielati\'es lb li.iriied his lelieis when .ibout ten years old, 
attended .1 public scliuul, .iiul ,1 liiili- l.iiei the .Montpidier Academy in Saint 
Helena p.iiish. Two kind liii-nds, l<i\', W II I'. irks and lluu. Robert II. Barks, 
look him in charge, .111(1 i;.i\ e him iusti ih I ions in I.,itin aud'tireek .iiid other 
br, inches They .illeiw.iid moved lo ."s.iint (li.iiles, Missouii. 

In 1 '^ I -' lose pi 1 Ah'-X.iiidei h 1 1 I .uii isi.in.i, .ind went tu ( )hiu, ,111(1 the next ycir 
( anie tu S.iiiit C'h.irles, w h( 1 e he (uiiimemed it.Khingin i^(S- 1 1 is health soon 
f.iih'd, and he worked i^w .1 bum iiiilil llu spi nig ul iS.jO, when he entered the 
junior cl.iss of S.iiul C'li.iiles t'ulleLje, .iiid was gr.idil.iled 111 iS.|y, lie taught 
iiioi (/ or less while in 1 ullege, ,iiid thus supplied hi msel I w ilh most (if his funds, 
lie eiileii-d the hiw olh( c ol I luu. K. II. 1 '.irks, S. but Ch.ii les, and in i.S5o\\'as 
.idniitlcMl to ilie bar, and biH.ime .1 p.iitiui ii| his preic|ilia', wdiich partnership 
coutinueil until 1^55. 'i'w u \ 1 .11 s l.iier he bei .ime ,1 p.u 1 mi 1 it la 1 ward \. Lewis, 
now cliiel jiislice ol the S.iiiit l.uiiis (.niirt ul .ip|ie.ils. 

-Ml'. Alex. Older li.id nut mm h l.iste lur ple.idim;, but m.ide an excellent oITk e 
lawyer and lirst-cl.iss cuiiusi lur 

In the wiiit(rr ol 1 Xd ; (i|. he had a se\ire lit ol si( kness, and on reco\'ering 






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llii- Idlluwiiii;' S|)rini;, In- li(;r.imc rasliK-r ul ilir l'"iisl Nalioiial iiaiik cjl SaiiU 
CUarU-s, anil held liial |kisI until l'\|jniaiy, 1 '>70, wlini, <ui tlu- orgaiiizatioii ul llic 
I'liiiiii Saviiig.s Hank, lir lici amr its ( asliirr, ami liarikiiiL; has .siiui: i)c'ua his main 
liiisincss 

.Mi\ AlcxaiultT has brcii a nutary public rur many years; was jjublic admiiiis- 
traliu ol tlu- L()Uiit\ iHU: tiiiu; also sci iclaiy ul tin- citi/cus' assocititioil lor stinic 
liuu-, anil is a stuck huh hr ul the Saint Cliailrs (' .\\ Cuni|ian\'. 

lit- IS a Ruyal An h Masun, and \v,is at uur linn- t^rand worthy chief templar 
ol the order ol (!uud Teinplais lur the Stale u| Missouri, In politics he has 
;u ted with the deniueratie party since the dissohiliou ol the whit;' p;irty. 

The wileol Mr. Alexander was Miss jane (.'ornh jrl h, a n.itive ot England. 
The-) \\ere married l)eeendier i^ oSji, and li.i\'e seven <lnidren, two married. 

Although left an or|.h.in when ver) young, Mr .\lexander was early sur- 
rounded by kind friends, who look an interest in his moral welfare, and he seems 
to have esc.iped entirely the vii ions haliits c^l ni.uiy youths lie joined the I'res- 
byleiiLin Church at tonrtet-u years ol age; was ordauied an eldei' when oidy 
twenty -si X, and that olfn e he stUI holds. 1 1 is rel igion In- has worn with his week - 
da}- gainients, it being carried iiitu his law ollu e, the bank and c\er)' m,u t of 
traile. lie uses neither tobaieo nor Inpior, and in this 1 especl, tind indeetl in all 
resjjects, sets a guoil example to the young. Let them study this sketch. 






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r.l':NJAMIN tx. DYSARI'. 

M.U o.W 

BI'INJAMIN R()lil-:Kr DNSAKT, one ol the .dih-.t and most resjiected 
uu-mbers at the Macon (.onnty bai', was born in lloward county, tiiis state, 
April 1 ;, iS5.j. His l.ither, John 1 )ysart, a larmer, was born in 'reancssce, and 
his mother, whose maiden name was Matilda Hrooks, w.is a native of Kentucky. 

Mr. 1 )) sart received most ol his literary education at l'\ryette, in his native 
county, and McCiee College, Macon county, ami his legal at Cumberkind Univer- 
sity, l.ebauon, ri-nm-ssee, in 1.S5S opemd ,1 law ollice iu lilucjliiingloii, Macon 
ctiunty, .\wA in iSdj ino\ed to .M.icou, where he h.is sim e been in successful pr..ic- 
tice, and made an nnbUniished rcvurd. lie was, at .ui eai 1)' day, a memL)er of 
the III in ot l)ysart aiul Sh.irp. his pailiier sub .(-(pieiitl) becoming a minister; 
later was of the lirm of 1 )ysail and I'^skridge. who du.-d about 1807; still later eif 
the lirm of Dysart and Urown, and since isy.S he has been of the lirm ol Dysart 
tmd Mitchell, his pailuei being his nephew, Kobei t Ci. Milchell. 

Mr. l)ys,u't stands high iu his .iccpiii emeiit-,, as well as in his protessi(jn; has 
tin exalted idea ot the digiiit\' ol the latli'r; sludiously aims to mainttiin that elig- 
nity iu his own demeanor and ticts; is high minded in .ill things; has in large 
measure the courtesy and address of the peilect gentleman, and is a clear and 
concise reas(jner, and happily impresses either pidge 01 lury. Sticli men are an 
hon(.)r tu any bar. 



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In iN6i, Mr. Dysart went into the cunfcilcrcilr service, as cajilain of a com- 
pany, umii-r (ic-ncral Slcrlini; I'liic, ami li.ul liis Idl tl)ii;li lirokcii by a Miiiic 
'liall at tlie balllc of Wilsun's C'niL, in Auf^iisl of thai J'l-.ir, and that niisfortime 
cndcii Ills war rccuril. 

lie is a il( niotrat, a llniil -detune I'ncni.ison and (■oinnuuiicant of tlicCum- 
liialaiid I 'rrsl))trrian Cijurch, 

Mr I )ysart was joined in niarrMi;c-, Maieli J7, i.SdO, witli Miss I'liiima V, 'fLr- 
iier, ol the city of Saint Louis, and they h,i\e two rhihiren, both daiit;liters. Mr 
|))^art lias nevei' enij;.i^ed in |)(dilu s, but without solicitation on his part lie w.is 
eh'cted by the pei^ple ol his distrii t to the t > Mistitntional eoiuention of Missouri 
in tiie year 1S75, and took an active part in the formation of the new ccmstitution 
of tliat state submitted and achipted by the people in 1.S75. 



WILLIAM J. lloLLLS. 

.1/1 '/>•/; ,v/. )■ 

WILLIAM Jf)IlN IIOLI.IS, ol the firm of llolhs and Wiley, is a native of 
lirie count)', I 'ennsy 1\ ani.i, his biitli being dated [aniiary -\5, 1.S41. Ilis 
father, Stephen Ilenr)' Ilollis, a millwrighl, eontiaelor aiul linilder, was born in 
Oneida coiiiitw New York, .\[\i\ his mother, .S.ir.ih Ann (Hunting) Ilollis, was a 
nali\e ^f Westmoreland (.ouiit\', X'irgini.i When William was two \eais old the 
faiiiiL' nio\cd to Ravenna, I'l'rl.igi- count)', ()liio, and he was educated at l'"ree- 
doin College in that Count)', taking the scienlitie studies, tarmiug niore or less 
until twfiits' years of age, .ind leaching one term, lie commenced reading law 
in 1 S60. 

In 1.S61 he- was married to Miss M.iry Courliight, ot Cide lounty, Missouri, he 
h.iving iiio\'cd to this state; .ind for six or seven )'eai's he w.is eng.iged in farm- 
ing 111 Coll' and .Saline Ctiuntiis, pi.ictiiiiig also, moie or less, in justices' courts. 
In 1.S70 .Ml'. Ilollis returned to IJlaekstone and other legal works, iind before the 
close of the \e.ir was liieiised lo ]ii'actici' by IIoii. (leorge II. Hurkluirlt, 
then ,iiid now |udge ol the second jiidu i.il circuit, m, iking his home at Moberly 
siiuc opening an ollice, lie h.is ,111 e.\i.elhiil pi.iclice in k.indolph and ihe ail- 
joining counties. IK- luis held the ollicis ol sc hool director several years and city 
attorne)' one term (187.)). 

.Mr. Mollis is a \\i-\\ read, siainil I.iwyer, wiili studious habits and great tenac- 
ity of purpose. ()nce enlisted in .1 i ause, he iie\'er ab.indoiis it while there is ii 
possiliility of success. As coiiuselor ol law and judge ol Lu\ he stands in the 
\ery lirst I'ank in his countv I'or the l.ist eight or nine )ears he has been of the 
tirni of Ilollis and Wile\', who aic .iltorne)s fm w li.it was the North Missouri 
R.iilroad CoiiipiUiv, atterwaid tin K.ms.is Cil) ,ind .Xorthern, now the Wabash, 
S.iiiil Louis and I'acilic. I'luirs is ,1 pinuiiinnt liiin in R.iudoliih ccninl)', and 
doing ,c kiige ,111(1 lucr,iti\'e biisimiss. 



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•niF. luxcii J.W' /.■ ;a' ()/■ .\nss()L'Kr cnirs. 



Mr. ilcillis luis alw.iN's .iriilialnl willi llir iliiiii n'l'.uv, iitlcn altcnfliiiij; county, 
ilistiict ami stale ( ■ in\ iiit'n ms, ami wiaks liaiil l.ii' tin- -in ri-ss (it his |iai"ly iKiiiii- 
iiiTs, \\illi.iiil srciiii iiu,l V asl. iiil; amtliiiii; li'i liinisrll. lie is cvitU'iit I3' satislii-d 
1(1 In- a fiisl-class law \(r lie is a Masln Mas.in, Mr and Mis. Ildllis ii.ivc 
lhi\'r rliil.lirn li\in'_;, ..nd lia\i- linrird i'n- -ann- nnnilu-r 

In the .iliii..- .i[ ll.illi^ and \\'ik\ : •- Wdilaid l'<i.\ (.\i\a-, wlio was Imin in 
Mixicii, Missiiuii. HI is;i, 111' was tdnralcd .it tin- Missunii State I 'niv 01 sit y, 
anil was admiurd to t'e- Imi \\\ i^s-. Ili- i\ a \i.nn;4 man <if pruinisc 



RKiiAki) s. i;i \x\i:kii.\ssi-:TT. 

^ ;/..'. / -; / . 

AVJ >SCj rhr ijTv ;.-.-:■ ;: if:-: (.^r .jT j:-- - '-■ -;-. [i'ir:>- .^.-.d thirty-rivc y.-.-ari a^o, 
. iiiu- <-t the tallest, riu;!!! .itui ly sp aLinu;, was Knhard S. lilannerhabselt, 
a native' of Coiint\' Keiiv, Ireland, and a ielati\e ot Uaniel O'Cunncll. He' 
wab horn in 181 i, edneali'd in the old 1 inntiy, and was marrie'd there to a Miss 
Hrvan in iX;i. In tli.it \'ear he lironL;hi his \onni^' hride to this uesterji W(u id, 
and spent some time m te.a IiiiilJ ,it I l.tn; i It' .11, ()iilario, and Niagara and Wymn- 
ini; ( on n lies, New \'ork, stnd\ ini; law a I the same time He was adinitteil to the 
bar in 1.^55; ]-)ractieed in W(;stern New N 01 k until iS4i,aiid then settle<l in Saint 
I.ouis. lie soon roM- to dislinetion al tin h.n", and sunu; ot the older lawyers )'et 
li\ini; here repaid Mr, 1 il.iii nei hasset i ,is the ahle'sl (liniin.il l.iwyer thapi-ver 
practiced at this bar. lie hail an Ii ishinan's liow of speic h, wit and sarcasm, and 
the loLjic and metaphysnal a>nmen ol a Scdtihman. 

I le was ( itv Counselor ol Saint I ,ou is l( n' tli lie \ ears ( i S.|S- 1 .S50), Imt does not 
seem to ha\e Incii very covetmis ot piililiial honors. lie early allied liimsill 
with the democratic partv, and aided niaiu' others in ;^etling into ollice, without 
asLinu; amthing in that Hue tor hiiusell lie seemed to ha\e a passion lor the 
law, and no doubt si cietl v t;loried in his triumph at the bar. 1 1 is cucei' was 
slnnt but brilliant in Saint I.ouis, e.\teiidim; over a period ol only si.xteen years. 
lie died in the prime ol lib-, on C'hiisl mas d.i\'. 1 S^ 7 - cause ot his death, apo- 
ple.w , lie w as a second cousin ol 1 b 1 iii.in 1 ll.ui iiei hasset t, w hose name is linkeil 
wall the Hurr conspirac\. 



WIl.l.IAM HKAhl'ORI) llOMKR. 

■ S il X I I ui IS 
MONG the lawyers of New linnlaml birth and I'liritan pedigree wdio ha\e 
settled in Saint Louis, and are bnildim; up aw excellent reput.ition in their 
profession, is William li. Homer, who w,ts Ikuu in ISiimrield, Ilaminlen county, 
Massai husetts, jnlv Jij, 1 S p, His p.ucnls. Aimed and Ruth (liliss) Homer, wen- 
desi ended I roin early set 1 lei s in I he M.is^.n hiisel Is lia\ (. > ilon\', and some ol theii 
ancestijrs look part in I he sumcssIuI stMiL;i.;le tor Ireiilom Irom the liritish yoke. 



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THE KFXCIl AX 1 1 /i Ih' OF .V/SSOfr/:/ C/V/ES. 



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Tlic Mili|ci. t ul this skcli li is a L^radii.iU- (it WillisUin Srmiiiary, I'~ast Hainp- 
Iciii, Mass.icluisrtls, i l.iss ..1 iS(i;, anil "\ Anilnist C"'ilk-L;r in 1.S71, he tcachinij; a 
lnL;h s(liiiiil will' Iciiii wliil'' al lln lall'T iiisl it 11 1 n iii, lie uhlaiiUMl his U'^al 
cihualiun al thr l.iw silhi,il ul ('uhliiiiiia C'olliL;r, New N'lak cily, I'ccciv i iiy' ihc 
(lci;i (■(■ ul liai hfh ir I )(' hn\ s 111 1 S; _■ 1 1 .- was ail 111 ill (.-(i In the liar i it Massachusetts 
ill the suninier (if the saiiir yr.w, .iinl 111 N'l i\ rinluT Inlluwiiiir settled in Saint 
i.iiiiis, [ K- liiiilt ii|) ,1 o.iiid |iiai liic in a lew \i ars, ami his liusiiiess is h.ivint( a 
steady i^niulh, Ih-hil; cnliii'K- in the (i\'il emirls It is lari^ely in the I'nitcd 
Slates L-iinits, and his ( lieiilane is .it siieli a 1 liaiai ter as any yunnLJ la\yyer may 
lie |ii 1 ind I >(. 

Mr. limner has less tu dn with imliiii s ihan nuist la\\\ers, his prcit'essidn lyini^ 
neaiesi lu Ills heart, and its lalmis im in(i|i. 1! i/mi; his time, lie vi.ites the repiih- 
liean liiket, and with vuliiii; his respi msd lil its' tu Iiarly emls. lie is a meniher 
ul ihe l'ilL;rini Cunu;i eL;at luna I ('hnnli Seiileinliei jo, 1.S7I), Mr. Ilrimer was 
marrii.-cl lu Miss II I.uuise llail ul 1 lai tlurd, Cuniieetient, and they have two 
ehihlieii. 



.\M)Ri;W M. lU'Rin'. 

S.I /.V /' I uL'l\. 

ANDKh'.W .MOOKh; I)^.Kk^■ was liurn at ( Ireeiiville, Sunth Caruliiia, 1 )eccni- 
. Iier 5, iS(v. lie is a sun ul' i\ev. l..iikiii M, l!err\', a Ikiptist iniiiisler, burn 
in Nurth C'arulina, and Marlha (l;ishu|i) lierry, liurn in Smith Carolina, lie 
received ,111 academic ediiiatiuii at I .incul nimi, Xmlli Caruliiia. At the ai^eul 
lv\eiily he came tu Missunn, and suuii luiiiid iiii|iluy nient ,is deputy circuit clerk 
.\\\y\ Kcmder ul deeds t'lii I.Kiiii;s[un luiint) Ills cheiished pnrpusc- uas tu 
lieeuiiie a lawyer, and dnnni; the |Teiiud uf hisulticial empluymeiit, by dilin"enl 
and determined applicat iun, he (lualilieil himsell' tcir atlmissicui tu the liar. In 
iS;j he muved tu Saint Luui-,. where, m i.^t. he married hdla, daughter ut W'll- 
liam M l-ettwich, 1) l),,a lad\- whuse peismuil, inlellectnal and social excelleiucs 
cummand the allec In mate at 1 111 i rat lull u I ,1 \ ei\ lari;!- circle ul triends. 1 liree cliil- 
dicn li,i\e lieen liui;-. ul this unimi, iwu ul whuiii, a sun ,liid daughter, are living. 

.Mr l!eri\ \.ites the diinucralic ticket,, iiid suppurts the democratic party's 
canilidati-s 1 Ic is a memlici ut the I.egiuii uf I luiior, Royal Arcanum, and other 
su( i.il ,\\\(^ benevolent societies. His religions connection is with the (iarrison 
Avenue IJaptist Chiirc h 

In iXy; Mr, Herry \\,is appointed olfuial law reporter cjf the Saint Louis court of 
iippe.ds, and has since, in tluil cap.icity, jin I ilislied twelve volumes of law re]iorls. 
His work in this conncillmi h.is reiei\'eil universal commendation, and has 
enlianceil his re pntatiuii wilh bene li and bar throngliout the state and elsewhere. 
I'"ew men have succeeded so well in establishing a high ulVici.il reputation, while 
gaining numerous person. d friendships, funmled not less upon the intlnence ot 
his r.ire social gifts, than upon llie substantial evidences of sterling ciiaracler and 
ability. 



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THE REXCll .l.vn /I IE OF .V/SSO/'AV (VE/ES. 



As ii l,iw\'cr, Mr. Heir)' is tunsiilc-n il a ilcnutrc, .is lie is a most successful ex- 
ponndci", 1)1 piiiici|ilcs, r.illiir than ,iii iindisciini iiuilint; searcher alter precedents. 
( )l a )iatnre at um e genial and dctrnii iiu d, (|iiii k ft perception, and pioinpt in 
ai lidii, his niethcids liaiii the siiiint lia^is ul siicci ssliil advocacy. His analytical 
habits of th(iut;ht, cult i\'a ted ami sharpi-ned Ij\' the necessities uf his public duties, 
render liini a sate cuunsidnr and a Im inid.ibli- upp.Tnenl, With the older, as Well 
as the \ouni;er nuiidM is ol iln; S.iiiil l.oiiis bar, his position is lirinly assured, as 
ol one of those \\ hose l.deiit--, h-,iriiini; and ability are to continue the line of stic- 
cessful achievement for wlinh their 1 1 \iteiiiit v h.is Ioiilc lieeii distinguished. 



IIOKACI'; I'. I'ATi:. 
/./ ,;a\i.voe. 

HORACE PIIII.I.IPS TAd'l-:, ji\ e.xteiisive larnier as well as a lawyer, dates 
his birth in Lewis county, wheie he still lives, July i6, 1851. His father 
was Chilton H. Tate, a native- ot I.iiiculii count)', Kentucky, and an extensive land 
owner, ami a pirominent politici.in of Lewis county lor many )ears. lie was the 
first sheriff of the county, and held that olfice, tirst b)' appointment, and then by 
election, in all for ten \'ears. lie was also a nieinber of the legislature two terms, 
and a man greatly respected as well as honored, dving in iSyi;. lie was married 
to Mis Louisa (\'an Cli\e) llavis, widnw ot (reneral Cecil Davis, a graduate of 
West I'oiiU. She died in Le\', is counl\ in 1S51. 

Horace is a graduate ot La (iraiige College, class ol 1874. He taught one 
year in the college, and oiu.- \(Mr in l)i.Noii, .Solano county, California; read law 
with lilair and M.iii hand, ol MoiitiieHo; was licensed to practice in 1876 by 
Judge Anderson, of the liicnit court, and has his oflit e at La (irauge. His time 
is di\ided between the duties ol his profession, ,ind the care ot his large farm, he 
having about fifteen hundreil acres, seven ndles east ol Monticellci. nearly one 
thousand of it nmler improvement It is a mixecl stock laiin. This propert\' was 
left to him on the death ot his 1. tliei. In being tin' oiil\ heir, and he is piepaiing 
to dispose of it that he iii,i\' gi\e his whole attention to the practice of the law. 
lie is a democrat in politics, a Kiiiii;hl Tem|>lar in I'"reemas(jiir)', a member of 
the Baptist Church, a true man in all the relations of life, and well known and 
much res]iected in Lewis count)'. The goo<l name of the Tate family is well ke[it 
lip by him 

The wdfe of Mr. Tate was Miss Hagai (iaruett, of California, They Were mar- 
ried in Ncjvember, 1877, and have one son, 

Mr. Tale is of the fn in ni T.ile and Ra), liis partner being Robert \V. Ray, 
who w lis born and ediu.ited in Lewis count)', ami admitted to the bar in 18S2. 
He is a studious young man, ot t'.\celleiit character, and bids fair to attain a high 
standing at the bar of his count)'. His maiden speech to a jury in the circuit 
court, made in Sept e 111 bei , 1 8S ;, w as sin at ami right to the point, and best of all, 
he stoi)ped wlun he gol through. 



I- 1 IF. nrxcii i\i> /i.iA' (!/■ .u/ssocA'/ c/ties. 



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Mr. Talc labui'i iiikUm .i lilllc (lisa<l\, intake as a iui\ lawyc-i, on account of 
bliglil lUalnrss ami | iiin liani \ ol vuui-, Iml ln' is -diiiuI anil logical, caudiil and 
sinirii;, nr\cr Irdiinis on aciuiiiii ol pioliMiy, ,ind hinci' lias ^ical inlhicnic, 
lioidini; llii- close allciilion ol llu- jiuy Lo llic ciui 



i-Ri';i)i:kiCK (ioT rsciiAi.K. 

s.u.vr /(T/.v. 

1^R1':1)I';RICK (IOFTSCIIALK is a native of Ccnnany, a son of Charles and 
Margaret (Lnllu'i ) (iotls( lialk, and u as horn Ant^nst ^, i.Sj.S. He was edu- 
cated for a scllool tea( lici, and followed thai prolession lonr years \n I'^rantc. In 
1.S50 he came to this conntr\', .lad lanL;hl in h'rankforl, Ivenliick)', until 1H54. 
While in tiiat cit)', in iS^r.he was niairicd to Miss Sns.in liolenia]). lie. received 
his lethal edut'ation at the l,ouis\dlc I ' ni\ irsil)', houi width he was i^rathiated in 
1<S54. and in k^sM he nitived to l)nlun[uc, lowa, where he ni.itle a gootl record as 
a lawyer' uind tity atloiiuy, as the writer ol this sketch can testily troni [icrsoiud 
knowledge In iSiu, at tin- llrsl call foi li.Mips lo suppress the rehellion, Mr. 
(iottschalk eidisted in the ist Iowa inlanliy, .ind went into (he held as captain of 
company II, lie was woinuled at W'il-on's t'leek, .Missouii, in the sniiinier of 
I Sd 1 Ret nrnini; to I )nlinqne soon, lu' r< sn nied tin- practice ot his profession. 

In the spring; of iSdy, L'aplaui (iotlsiluilk came to Saint Louis, wliera his 
brother, [uilL;t- 1 -onis ( ioi tschal k, had heen settleil hn' s(nne years, 1 1 ere onr sub- 
ject soon built up a pa)inL;' praclice, Ins business e.xlendini.; into all the cinirls, 
111' is a iMinslakiUL;, reliable busini'ss in, in, a L;ooii i iti/en, .iiul punctual in his 
enL;ai;eineuts. lie is a brother of Indite (iottschalk, mentioned on other pages 
of the Work, His politics are demociatir, and at times lie has been (piite acti\t', 
but of late years his pi ofession.il duties ha\'e the piiiait\' o\cr e\'erytliing else. 

The lust wife of our subject died 111 iSjo, leaving fiair sons, one of wli<.)ni, 
William, has since died. I'.dward 1., is .1 law\ei, in practice with his father; 
Alfred is in the niercanliU- business. Saint I. onis, and I'ledeiick is a printer, all 
bcmn m.u 1 ied. Ca pi. 11 11 ( ioUsch.dk w .is m.u 1 led a secimd time, in 1 S7 ,;, to Ultilic 
Secw.ild, widow ol .\, ReipsililaL^er, and he Iris two children by her. 



.Mi'kkrrT v. duncan. 

.1//'.\V/C('. 

I'lRRITT VOl'NC. I)l'\CA.\',a member ot the Audrain county bar for 
twenty ye. lis, is a iiati\c ol this slate, and was lnnn in Callaway count)', 
July 18, i>;,;o, llis father was Joseph Curd Miincan, a farmer, and a native of 
Hnckingham county, \'ii'i;iiiia, ami his mother was Nancy (Madox) iJuncan, born 
in I'rince lidward county, that st.tte, llis grandfather, Mdwaril iJuncaii, was in 
the continental army, and died the s.iun )earwitli (leueial Washington, 1799. 



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■nil-: I'.iNcii AX/1 /.'./A' 0/-- A/.'ssor/:/ ciriiis. 



Merrill WMs ediicilcd in p.ul in liis nnlivc lonnl \ , ami m part .il llic luiicka Cul- 
li l;i', I II ini hn, laki ml; a pai t lal i un im', i iu liul i ni; I he i la- , us, I |r has \\ isrly krpl 
n|i |iait c'l Ills sindics, ami In- irails \'iil;iI, Carici, C'a-ai, i-U:., u'itli llmnu)'. 

In 1X50 Mr, l)iuuan was rln ifil iKrk ul Amli'ain i innl)', and served in that 
I apacily a {.icriiul nt li\e yi'.iis, reading law at the b.mie time. He \i.as adniilled 
ti> prailiie in ( )etoln'r. i.'^'i',, and has made an liunuraMe record at the enunly 
liar. lie is a Ljnod ad\i icate, al n i\'i- the a\ eravje ; is well 1 ead, mil only in law. hnt 
ill hist'ir\' and i;i.-neral lileiatiire, lia\ina (|iiiie a sthulaih turn of mimi, 

.Ml". Oilman was piiMir ail ininistrator ol the i nnnl\' in i.S()2-().), the oidy ci\'il 
or political ohii e, we iiiidei siaiid, that he has e\ei' he Id ilis politics are deinu- 
iratii, thouL^h on one • .r iw. . occasions he h.is \oted the ureenliack or national 
in kel lie was presiih iit ol the Me.vicu Sa\iiiL;s Hank lioni 1.S71 to 1870. 

Mr. i)iiiican has heeii a iminliei ol the Chrislian or l)isciple Lliniah since 
twenl\' years ol ai;<-, and is li\in'.^ a lile (niisistent with his piolVssion. lli- was 
lor \ ears an ehler ol the clinri h 

lie w.is married Ocioher -S, i''^5(, to .Miss Mary ISaskett, ol rnlti.)n, Callaway 
colint\', and lliev lia\'e hair < liildren, twn daiiLl'liters and Iwu soils. Sarah Caro- 
line, tin- older daualiter, is the wile ol j.ihn l'"rederick Lie welly n, drni,r;iist, Me.xiio, 
and the ohh-r son, Thnisiiin iKiskelL, is . lerk in the saiiii.- drug" store. The other 
two children, Walter Card and .Mary I'aliia, .ire voiiiil; .md attending" sch01.1l. 



iki':i)i':kiCK ii. n.vco.x. 

.s //.\ / louis. 

I'^J'kl'DI'RICK II.XMPDIiV HACO.X. I.iwyer and lournalist, was horn in 
Xiles, Henien county, M ichit;.iii, .M.iy 5. 1.S41J lie is a son of IIuii. Nathan- 
iel Hacon, who w.is liorii .it K.dlsiun Spiim^s, New \'ork, in iHoj; immi^r.iled to 
lierrien county in iS^;, when Mii hii^.in w.is .1 territoiw, and was jmli^e of the cir- 
( nil conrt, and .ifterw.iid ii| the supieme court of ih.it state, d\ina at Niles in 
iS()i). jiidi;e H.uon's wile w.is C'.iroliiie S. l.ord, .1 niece of Doctor N.ith.in Lord, 
ni.iii\" \e.iis president ol I ).i 1 I nion I li C"ollet;.\ ll.iiio\-er, New Hampshire. 

.\lter ',;oini,; to the top ul ihe Niles hii;li school, l~redeiick entered tiie Cni\er- 
sity ol .Michigan, Ann .\iiior, ,iiid was 111 his junior )e.ii" when his f.ither dii.-d, 
and he h.id to le<i\'e lie re.id l.iw with ,111 older lirothia, Colonel Ldwaid Hacon, 
coniinandei" of the (>tli .Mii liii^.m inl.mliw in the late i.i\'il war, and now a pronii- 
iieiu Liw\er in Niles; .uid w.is adinilted to ihe li.ir m iNji. 

.Mr. Hacon pr.ulicid his |iioi.ssiiin .ii .Niles, in his native county, until 
Septi-mlier, 187.1, and opened .111 olhce in S.iint Louis on the lirst of the fol- 
lowing month. Ills liiisiness is e.\i liisi\el\" civil, ami hn" the last four \e.us, in 
.idditioii to litig.ition, he h. is edited the •■Saint Louis K.iilway Register," one of 
the loiir hMdiiig periodicals ol tli.it cl.iss in tin- Lnited Si.ites, He is also editor 
ol ■' The ( )\ erseer," the 01 g.in ot I he .\m lent ( )rder of I 'mied Workmen, in winch 



'I'll I', in.ycii Axn mi; oi- missovki ci i'IEH. 



m; 



ijkIci- lie was hir tW(i \i\iis ( iKiinnaii cil iIk.' urand huli^f (uniniltti-c mi laws aiut 
supervision. lli' is an im li-laliL!,al>ii' wimImt, anil Ifls inuic ni liis jdUi iialistic 
laiiois inic'i li-i r wilh Ins |ii a' lii .-, u Im li, \i\ I In- was', i^ .ihnnst rnliicl)' niruc ami 
cniisn llalii Ml, lie is iIhIiil; nnnsnall)' will lni a man nf ln^ ai^c in the pii ilcssii>n. 

In MnlnL;an Mr, I'aiiin sriwil Im' twn \iais as (in nil court conmussinncr, 
lirint; rli'i li il mi the 1 1| ml ilii an Inki-l, Sinrr srtllinL; in 1 his city he appears tu 
lia\'e hail niilliinu; In ih' \\\\\\ pnlitics except tii vule lie is a nieniher uf the l'"irst 
I'reshy terian Church ami president iil its liuaril nl ileacmis. 

In July, iiSSj, Mr. iJacmi w.is nniteil in inai riai.^e with Miss Clara J. Cleland, 
(if Niles, aiul they have mie (.hild 



JAMI'S M. Dl': IKANCI'. 

A/A'A SI//// . 

T. AMI'S M()NT(;()Mh:UV Dh! h'K ANC'h: is, as the name wmild indicate, of 
J h'rem h lineai^e. His i;i eat l;! .mdlalher, |iihn 1 )e I'ranee, Came to this coun- 
try with ( ieneial I ,a l'",isetle, and al lei helpiui; 1 he ( uU in ies ti i tree themselves from 
the liiitish \iike, settled in l.ycmnini; ('iiuiiIn, I 'ennsy Ivania, siil)se(pii.'iitl v reuiov- 
inj^' to Susipiehaniia cmi nty, s, line slate. The 1 )e I'laiici; laniily is traced back to 
nearly the close of the Imiileenlli ci.i.liii\ (i.v'^;). luit we (.inuot learn th.it the 
sniiject ot ihi^ sketch ever nndeitniik In ihi an\' (. I iinliini; Inr himsell liy niefiiis 
iii the family ladiler. \\'hate\ei rminds ihere are to his kulder arc of his own 
hands' makiiiL;". lie was hmn in Meicei cminly, I'en ns\ K ania, September i j, 
icS.'O, his parents beini^ A II isi .n and Marlh.i ( MmilL;omei \) he 1'" ranee, both natives 
of I'eiinss Iv.inia. llis lathei w.is a larnur ,iiid a soldier in the second war with 
the mother country, and his paternal v^randlal her was a wool cariler and luller, 
and later in lite a farmer in Mercer conniw The f.ither of Martha Mmittjomery 
was an ardent politician, and w.i^ in his prime when anti-Masonry lormed one 
iif the L;ieat iiaities of ihe ila\'. lie was elected to the I'eiuisylvania lej;islatnie 
by that partv, and served twn tei lUs. 

In I S PS ^' I ' 'c- 1" ranee i a me |o I he W'esl, beiiii;- iiinetemi N'ears of age; taught 
schoiil the foll.iwing winter m soiiiliein Illinois; went to (iiant C(3iuity, Wiscon- 
sin, ihe ne.xl spring; taught .i lew inmilhs (here; then engaged in lumbering on 
llie Kickapoo River, and did so well ih.il he acinmnlated Iniids enough to take 
him tliioui;li a C(juise ol classic, il studies IK- is a graduate ot Allegheny L\il- 
lege, Meadville, l'eiiiis\dv.iida, class of '54, '""l ueail\- completed his legal studies 
before receiving his degree nl b,ii lielor ol ,11 is. lb- canu- to this state, finislied 
his law leading iit I'latlsbni l^Ii, and w.is then licensed t<i piai tice by Judge 1 )unn. 
Mr. 1 )e l'"r.ince practiced at .\liLin, Sullivan (oiiiits, iinlil the spring ol 1H62, when 
he Went to Colorado, and while pi .ic I icing l.i w eiigaL;e(l also in the cattle business. 
Ill the spring ol i.SdO he iilnrned lo Missouri, and sellled in Kiiksville. lie li.is 
always stood well, both as a l,iw\er and ,1 1 iti/eii, and his success has been tar 
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T.-!F HF.V'.J/ I.VJ' /■:•/.■ ;'.' 1/ ■.>>() r.-V. C/r/J-.S 



.if/'/V- i\.- .ivi-r.i'^^>- I;, < .III/.. ■ i).<ii ■.'. i;.'. /.I. |;p/I' -^-liMii li'- lij'. ili-jll i/\lt:ii'5ivcly in 
l.iiid, I til .iil; li 11' it .1 ^ ,1 II ,il;i 111 , .iiiil l.il h . I y In ll,l^ riLidi- i cil-ist.iti; law .i s|)i:( iaity , 
(II- ih iiiu' (il till- liirliiiiatc iiiu-., aiul plaiiil liiiii-.rll \<..ii^ ■ii;u in VcTS' ciiiii lorla- 
l/l'- I IT' uni-lani.cs I'l i iini.t: J )■ Iji^ 1 . 'Ji-r li,. > )j nl lli'' li ipp) lat ull)' ul miillipiy- 
iii'4 il , riaiiKJs I'ri/iii tlinr to Iiiiir iiiilil .licn niinilirr |> ipiili; rc5[jLC[ablc. 

Mr. 1 >c I'Vaiue is tr\iiii; Ui wni'k In-, i\ay mit (if piattitc, and ilocs nulhing 
L-\L(j|)l tnr did eiicnts, wlmin lie dms iml likr In iclnsu. 

Ml", 111- I'raiici- was Inr MMiir tiniriaici.l tin- rcm;iits nf lliu North Missouri 

.Miiriiial Si.liiinl, at Kirksvillr, and picsidriil ul tin- liii.iid, and lur a pL-ii(j(l of ten 

years he was altnrney lor the ()iiincy, Missouri and I'arille Kailroail Cornpan)-. 

lie is a strict constructionist deiiioi rat of the stanehest kind, Iml has lost no 

llesh in piniiiiT lor oHice. He is a Roval Arch Mason and a Knight Tein[ilar. 

Ml. I )e I'rance was first married Novemher 4, i.'s5ii, the day that [aines Bu- 
chanan was elected president, tn ihe nldesl daughter of Wesley Halliburton, now 
state senator from Sulli\an ciaint\', sin- dN'iir^ in 1X70, having two children, and 
two h.iving preceded ln-r to the spirit v, oild; ami the second time in December, 
1S81, to Mrs. Marv Jane Thompson, wiihnv ol Mai(U John Thompson, ot the 
regular army. 



IKIN. I'llOM.As I.. ANDI-.KSON. 

/' /,'■ 1/ 1 U.I 

''"piiO.MAS l.ILHorKNh; A.\!)I:KS()\, the oldest hiwyer in practice in 
J. Maiiiin coiinl), was born in (io^n iiiiint\', Kentucky, December 8, i.So.S. 
ills p.ii lilts were Da\id .iiid [aiieK ( I lull, k 10 A ndei si .11. Ills maternal gi'antl- 
father, h'hn Hniloik, was a taplain in lln- wainl the- levoliition Ilis lather, a 
native of X'irginia, w.is a lainur, ,.iiid rearei,! his lamilv in habits (jt indtisti')'. 
The subject of this skitch read law .11 Hnwling (iieeii, l\<.-ii luck)', and was there 
adniilled to the bar in iSji), Inloie In was of ai;e. Afler pracli<ing at Howling 
(iieeil a lew luoiillis, he hit keiiliuk\ loi MisMiuri, and practicid two years at 
Saint C'harles. 

In ()cli.ber, 185J, luer rill\ \eais .e;o, he sellled in I'almyra; and in north- 
eastern MisMiiiii was olten piUed agiiiiisl some of tlie ablest lawyers in the .state, 
such as James S. (iieiii, I'ral \\riL!,lit. Samuel I', (il.iver, John D. .S. Dr\-den, 
James S. l.indley, and others. Cnlnnel Anderson, so tailed because he was once 
on the governor's stah, lias long been tin- IJoanerges of the Marion county bar, 
being a splrndiil advocate, an abli- c.n pounder i .f the law, antl in all resiiects a 
manl\' man, as well ,is siiecesslul allorne\. In oS.jO he was elected to the legis- 
lature as a wliig, and sciAcd one lerin. In iN..(5 he was a membei of the consti- 
tutional convention, but relused, with .1 |i-w ntln-rs, to sign the new constitution, 
and it was- rejected bv the people. 

In iS:;(i Colonel Anderson was elected to congress .is an American, and was 
rei'lecled, leaving the national legislature on the breaking out of ci\il w cO . Since 



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thai time lie hab arird .it linu--, with tlii' dciiun rat-., ami hilcr with the i;i'L-L-n- 
liackcrs. lie is an uKlipcinKn 1 ihiiiki-i , am I laiiirs his ■ 1 iiisciriu'u iulu pulil ics 
and r\ ri\t h mil; else 

" l"ijil\' yiais ai;M," unli-s a liuinii ii-^ulcnl ol .Maihui ciuuity, "and down to 
tin- |u-riod ol ihc rcliidhon, lion Thoni.is 1,, .\nd<rso[i had no |)eL'r in northeast 
Missouri as a iur\' advoialc ami poimlar s|Mak(i. lie was a man (jf cxccIIl-iU 
moial iliaiactcr; was jiosscssimI o| i^ical f\ ul JcrancL- ot s|iiril. and was ^i j^iMiiid, 
miithfnl man, and )on nia\' urll imai;nic, thnc-lorc, lli.it he was a power with 
the masses ot the jieople. As a spe.iker lir \wis \(liement and deelam.itory, ani.1 
Wore .m e.iinestness i /I manner tlial to the eoninioii mind was simply irrcsistitde." 

(.'olonel Anderson is .1 ko\,il Areh Mason, .iml has heeii a mend)er of the 
Presbyterian Chnrcli ne.iily lllty ye.us lie is ,1 i^eiieroiisdieartefl man, a stront^ 
.idvijeate ol" t(/m])erancc, .ind cnie ot the most eloc|iicnt spe.ikers on th.it snlijeel in 
nortli Missouri. 

He has been twice m.irned, lust at S.imt Charles, in iSjjj, to Miss Rtiss(dla 
Raston, danghter of Colonel kidus l^.iston, attorney n'ener.d of Missouri before it 
became a state. She died in 1.S40, le.ivini;' three chiklren, onlv two of them now 
living, both being lawyers, Knfns \: .it 1 l.iiinib.d, and William R. at Palm3ra. 
Flis secoiu! marriage was in i.'i.ii, to Mi^s I'.innv M. W'inclull, of I'almyra, and a 
n.iti\e of Hampden comity, M.i^s.u hnsrtis 1 ly this wife he has had eleven chil- 
ilreji, finly six ol whom .ire now living k'nui' died in int. nicy. 



W'l 1.1, 1. \M K. .XNDI'R.SON. 

WILLIAM RCSSh'.LL .\ X i )h;RS()\, son of Flim, Thomas L. Anderson, 
whose liicigr.iphy .ippe.irs pireceding this, w.is bmn in Palmyra, March 
15, if^.ij. lie was ediic.ited .it the 1 'ni\ei sil \ of X'irginia, Charlottesville, being 
graduated in the classic. d dep.iitnunt in 1^57, lie re. id l.iw w'llh his father; \(..is 
.idmitled to the bar in i.Suo, and since tli.il d.ite luis been in jiractice in his native 
iity. the shire town of M.irioii coiinl\. lie w .is with his f.ither the lirst three in' 
tonr years, ,ind siiue then li.is lieen alone .\s ,1 kiwyer he has always maintained 
a liigh ch.iracter for integiit\', .ind .111 exci lleiit |iosition at the b.ir of his lounty. 
He knows nothing of the tri(d%s of small-minded men, and is above them, and is 
f.iir in his de, dings with e\erybod\'. 

Some years ago, Mr. .\nder-.on served .is cit\ .ittorne\ two or three terms; 
was a member of the bo, ml of school triisti-es se\ei',il years, <md of the twenty- 
ninth and thirtieth gener.il .issemblies. In tiie twenty-ninth li<' was chairman of 
the democratic caucus; was chairman of the committee on retrenchment and 
reform in the thirtieth; and also in the thirtieth was a member of the special 
committee .ipipointed to re\ise the statutes; w.is .1 meinber of the so-called slush 
committee. .Mid conducted the 1 \amin.ition of witnesses in th.it case. He m.ide 



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THE /;/ VCJ! .lX/> H.IU ('/ Af/SSOCA/ (■//■//•;.9. 



Iiiiiisrll .1 Viiv iiscliil inniilifi u\ llic lcL;i^l.iluir, liiit dec'l i iiicl tu :^(■r\■e dri)' Uiiil^lt. 
Siiiii- liMviiii; tlhil l>i)(l\' he li.is ilrvnU'il Ills lime rxL I UM \ i-l)' .uul x'cry altcntixcly 
III llir [ii.ulici.' nl Ills |)i ut I'ssii in 

Mr. Aim In sun is a ruliiii; rldrr dI tlu- I'l rsl i\ iniaii C/hiircli, and a man of iri'c- 
|iiwai IkiIiIc cliaratlcr. 1 Ir was maiiird M.iy ;o, i.S(jo, lo Miss Annie Ml I'lu-elers, 
a iialixr nl Malum niuiiU', and llii\' iia\r three suns and llircc (.langliters living, 
Ani\ hist their uhhst dau'_;lilei al the a'^e i.l t\\'eK'e )'cars 



(;i;()U(:i-: i<. i;.\i;i'iik()i'i':. 

/■:i>L\\i. 

Gi';()K(;i'; KOni'RT liAI/rilROl'l', pr.isecuting attorney of the e.mntyof 
l^^iinx, is .1 \'iininian hy imth, a smi nt Napdh-nn I!, and J'di/ahetli (Mai- 
sliall) l!alllini|ie, and u .is In nil in {'aiiqii ier c • aiiit\', I'l nt \' live miles iKjin Wasliini;- 
tun, I )isiriet dI C'uliimlMa. Aiii^iist jj, iS|i. Ilulh parents were also l)oi n in the 
'■ ( )ld I )oiniiiion." 1 1 is 1^1 am 1 1 at lier, John I ialtliiope, was I lom ( ilasgow, Seotland, 
and a captain of Virginia troops m the sei oiid war with l.ngland. The lather of 
I'^li/.ihelh M.ii'shall. who was .i relative ol Cliiet Justice Marshall, was also in the 
war jnst mentioned. She was a sistei ot lion. James M. Marshall, minister to 
Helgiiun under l'iesi<!eiil LiiKoln, .md lust assistant postiliasti'r general under 
I'resiilcMit (ii.iiit. Cipl.iin H.dthrope w.is the in\entor uf the a.xle-tree of lield 
iirtillerv, which we iindei st.ind is still in use, and the donlile shovel plow, having a 
good deal ot in\'enti\e t.ihnt. 

(ieoigi; lialthrope c.niic- to this state with the f.imily in 1857, ami liiiislied his 
liter. ir\' stndii-s .it the ll.innili.il Institute lli- w.is eiig.iged with his father in 
farming until iSdi, when he loiiud the < on leder.ile army ,is a priv.ite in t.'olomd 
(.".liter's regiment ot (lenei.il |, 11. (.'l.iik's lirli;.ide. In the spring of 1.S62 he 
went to V'irgiiii.i, and hei.nne lienteiuint ol lomp.my A, .M.ijor Richardson's h.it- 
t.ilioii of seonts, gn.irds and i oiiriei s, serving 111 th.it i. .ip.u it)' ..(in til the w ,ir ended. 

,M I ll.ilthiope retnined to .Missiniri in the .iiilnmn ol iMid, h.iving [in-vioiisly 
re, id law ,il W'lnehestei , \'ii i;ini.i ; w .is licenced to pr.u In e .it I'.dniy r.i, <ind sett led 
in K HON 1 on 11 1 V 111 1 ,11111.11 \ , 1 .'W)7 lie w 01 l,id up .1 l.iii hiisiness ill the cimrse of 
lour iM \\\v \e.irs, .iiid look .1 1 espeet.il de st.iiid .it the Kno.\ loiinl)' li.u. His 
repnt.ilioii in .ill respects is c oin inend.il )|e 

in i.S.So Mr. j-i.ilthiope w.is cKa ted to the conntv ollii e alre.idy mentioned, was 
reelei ted 111 i.S.Sj, .mil ill the pii loiin.ini e ol the duties ol ih.it olllce is e.\hiliiting 
Ills line leg.il talents to the vei \ liest ad\ .int.ine. As a piosicntor, lie is above the 
.i\'er.iL;e in the st.it e, .ind is rising. 

Mr. lialthrope is a deiiioi. 1 .il, like his l.ithei .iiid gr.iiidlatlier lielore him, the 
principles ol that p.ut) heiiiL; ihoioiiLjhl) ini;i. lined 111 his nature. ] )iii iiii; .m 
im|)ort.iiit elei lion he nsn.ill\' I, ikes the '■ sliimi), ' .md In- does si om.in's sirvice 111 
the interest ol his ji,irt\'. He is a Roval Ai cli M.ison, ctnd a memlji-r ol (lie Knights 
ol II 1. 



riiE i;i-:,\cii .i.vn hak o/- .u/s.siU'A'/ c/r/F.s. 



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I Ir was niai I k'll M.iy jo, iSdS, to Miss I'lli/al id li \'. Picicc, ilau^htor (if Michael 
I*. I'liici', 111 l\iuix iiiiiiilN, Missiiuri, <\\\i\ sistrr nl |oliii W, I'icill', attcuney at 
Liu, Aliilt'iie, Kansas. riii-\' ha\i' \\\'v ihiMii-n. llucc smis ami tun (lauujlitcrs. 

Mi. I >altlui'|ic has a (lark l (iiii|ilr.\iuii and lia/<-l eves; stands perfeell y ei eit ; 
is si.\ led tail; has a snmcwiial niililai\' .\\y and (:oinniaiidini.j appearance. A 
stianL;ii' passing linn wunld be Icnipled to I. ike a second Umk at liim. 



\V0R1)1';N C. IIOLM.STI'.R. 

/■J) /.v. I. 

\\T()\UniH CAI)\' ll()l,I.ISri';R is a s.ui ..f llu^h and Maria (ddy) n.il- 
V V lister, and was hoin 111 luiiipkins euiiiitw New Vink, Decenilier 2, i.S^?. 
I'lii turtlier piai licul.ii s uf liie lainilw sei.- sketi h uf his limtlier, Mortimer D. IIol- 
lister, elsewheie iiieiuidiied in this work. W'ordeii went with the family to l)e 
Kalli cuuiitv, Illinois, in I'^i;; was educated at the Annua Seminary, and the 
Ruck River Seminarv, Moniit Mmris, and lannlit, nit and (ui, for eight or nine 
Vears. lie I'ead layv at l\.nii.K\ die, Illinois, with Hon. A. M. Craig, now of tlu; 
supreme court of that state; was admitted to the har ol this state at Mexico, 
liefore Judge Campliell, in tin- autumn iif 1^(15, and has since heen in practice at 
hdiiM, the shire town ol Kno.\ ioiiiit\- lli- has good legal atlainmeiils, as well 
as lairuls; reasons Willi ( Kaine^s .iiid < andoi, ,\\\i\ as an aiUotatc' lu' is aiio\'e jlie 
average. lie is \'ei\' good on lads, and in winking ihein up in a case in such an 
adi'oil and adinii.ihle inaniier as to win. 

.Mr. llollisier was lonnU' atlornry two years, and has lieeii mayor two terms, 
serving elliciently in hotli positions, lie is a lepiihliciii, hut more devoted to his 
prolession than to politics. lie lu-lougs lo the Ancient ()iderof United Work- 
inrii, ami the Knights ol Honor 

d'lie wife of Mr. llollisier v\ as Miss Carrie M. Kisor, of Kiioxville, Illinois. 
They were manied in M,i\', 1^(15, ami have one son, Carl W, aged toiirteen years. 



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THOMAS I!. KIMIlKOliC.ll. 

J/l'.\"/sr/! I.E. 

IIOMAS liRr.M.MI'l.Lh; K IM 1;R( )U( ;i I is a son of John S. and Lucinda 
C. (llamllton) Kimlirough. and was lioin in Randolph county, where we 
now' liml him llis father was I 41111 in Suirev county, North Carolina; came to 
iloward county in i<S_'v; selllid in Randolph coiinly the next year; took part in 
the lilaik llawk war (i.S;j), ,ind farmed lill his death in \>^T^. His wi<loW, a 
nativi- ol Keiilui ks', is slill living. ller fallier was in the second war with I'mg- 
land. Thoiiias 15. Kiiulirough was reared 011 the lariu till lilteeii years okl, having 
meanwhile lilted hiinsell tor a traclui-, ami al that early .ige took a school, and 



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(■(Jill iiuird 1(1 ti-,11 li 111! in- III lis, I -,11 1 1 \ I'.ii II 111 il 1 1, 1 si his 111,1 ji II i IV, lie is a yradu- 
ati- 111 .Mciiiiit I'Iras.nil ('ulli-i', I I iiiils\ illc, (lass nl i,S(ii, nail hiw ill llmvarii 
and Kaiidiilpli i laiiilirs; was aduiiiud In llic liar in i.Sdd, and lias hfi-n in steady 
and sill (isst 111 jirailiii-- at II iiii i s\illc. llir i.iiimt\' srat, siin r that date. His prac- 
tice is (it all kinds, livil and ciiin iiial, and in all the iiairts. He is studious, 
painstak ini; and |)ei se\ i rins4, d. nnL; ever) I hiii^ Ci mineti-d with the law with great 
eare, and his clients ha\'e lull i .mlideiice in his tin iiunghiK ss, faithfulness and iii- 
tei,;iit\' lie has inan\' li lends in the i(iiiiil\' 

Ml K I iidii"iini;h w.is attnim y tur the tci',\n ul [ltiiils\dle tcitir years, and lias 
L)een a trustee ul Miuiiil I'leasant Collei;!.-, and seen tarv nf the board since iX68. 
lie is a democrat in politics, and a third-degree Mason, In local county-seat and 
(oiiit-liiil lii^hls, Mr. Kiinliroiigli titkes the stump, and does valiant service f(.)r 
his tinvn, which Ciime out viiturioiis in lioth connty-seat contests .iiid one conrt- 
liill contest He is a member ol the Baptist Chun h, and stands \\v[\ morally as 
well as legally. 

Ml, Kimbrough has been twice married: lirst, in i.S6_^, to Miss Julia A. Koan, 
of Randolph county, she dying in 1870, leaving one child, which did not long 
survive her; and the second time, in 1.S75, to Miss Carrie L. Vrcjoni, a native of 
Toronto, Canada, by whom lie has had a danghtei' and son, burying tlu; former. 
The name ot the son is Rosi'oe Peri)' Kimbrough. 






NATHAN FRANK. 

S.IJ.V7' !.Ol'/S. 

NATHAN FRANK is a son of Abraham l'"rank, who was born in Germany; 
mairiei! Hraniietta Weil, and came to this couiUrv in iM.)/. He settled at 
lust at llopkmsvdie, KciUiukv, and icmovcd lo I'eniia, Illinois, in nS.pS, where 
the snli|eit < A this skili h vv,r. born, l'"(liinarv - ;, 185:, In 1.S67 the lamily set- 
tled in S.iinl Louis, and Alir,ih,im h"r,ink is one of the heaviesi wholesale dry- 
goods de.dcis in the i.itv, being senior nicinbei o| ihe linn ol A. I' rank and Sons. 
Nathan was edncaled in ihe S.iiiil l.onis public si Imols, ihc' Washington Univer- 
sity (S.iiiil l.iniis), and llaivaid I'niveisity, leceiving the degree of bachelor of 
laws at ihe last-named luslilulion in 1S71, iMi l'"i.ink spent one yei-ir in Cam- 
bridge as post graduate in the l.iw school, .ind in i''s7-' opened a law olfice in 
.Saint Louis, soon building up an e.Ncellent practice His specialty is commercial 
and cor|ioration law, and it is doubtful if am other lawver at the Saint Louis l)ar 
is doing a larger business in 111, it line He h,is lour men <il work under him, and 
is one ol the busiest attorney's ifi the cit\, Hurini; the existence of the iMiikrupt 
law of 18(17, his practice was largely ccnifined to this branch of the law, and in 
1874 he issued " I'rank's .Vnnotated Bankrupt Law," which had a large sale. He 
is ot ihc 111 111 111 Patrick and I'rank, his pai I m-r being William Patrick, a finely 
eflncated lawyer, who was Im four yeai s ( 1 87 _•- 7(1) rniiid Si.itcs dislnci .it tome)' 



Till-: mwii I \'/) KAR OF Afrssoi'/:/ c/ rr/cs. 



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al Saint Liiiiis, aiul cliirini; llic Imii ycar-i imiiicdiatcly ])iiia" was assistaiU attor- 
nc) in tlic >anK- iiliiir. 

Mr. I'lanl^ lias llic rrpiilaln mi hI liaviii.; a ^hmcI |iiili( lal iiiinil, ami in iSSj liib 
n-|Hi|j|ican liiriids in miinalcil liini lui jnil;^r iil tin- eiL;lilii juilii.ial circuit. lie is 
a nnm ul a l;iiik1 ilciil of |Mil)lic s|iiril ami cntirprisc, and is \'icc president ol tin: 
Missouri and Kansas Railua\' C oiisunLiion Cannpaiiv, whii li lias about three 
linndred miles (if road nmler \\a\', 

Mr, ('"rank is pi(.-sidenl ( llie presenl ttrni heinj;- his third) ul the I larmonie Cliil), 
one of the lari^est and uc .ilthiesl suei.d < Inlis in the \\'i-sl, its Iniildinj^ in Saint 
l.iiiiis costini;' ^75,000. lie- is also a inemhi-r ul the Ketcuined Jewisli Church, 
and his social and moral wurtli, like his lei;al standing, is high. 



DAiXll'.L M((".()\VAN. 

s i/.v J' / iir/.\. 

DANIKL .McCt()\VAN' was l),.in near the village of Kinlongh, in County 
Leitrim, Iiekiml, in ihi' \ear J.S,i4 Ills lather's name was 'J'erence and 
his mother's name was llarliaia, ami Imlh of the same tamily name, though 
mj lelalionship but that ul mariiage cminecticms was e\er claimed to exist. 
Their parents were farmers, and ihiir gemalog\- could be traced to a K'jiig line of 
ancestors L)\' those old resideiUs who tuuk an interest 111 the tr.ulili(nis of the 
tamilies. 

I'he subject (if this menmir, alter ublaining the advantages of a coinmon- 
schiMil ediK.ition at Ins I ni t hpl.n e, entered ()neen'b College- in lieltast as a 
matrii niated student, in the depailmeiit nl civil engineering, ill 1^5,5. He ob- 
tained a scholarship in mathcnialn s tin; ^.inie year, thruin^h which hall his fees 
in the college were remilteil. and ai\ allow.ime ul thirty piainds a )'ear hjiorili- 
nar\ expenses. There w ei e tliii I \ -ihrei- si In il a is hips c ill e red by the facnlly of the 
college liir suiierior e.xiell. nee in aits, \.[\\ , medicine .uid engineering, with the 
same emul nments attached tueaili The) were- won by Com pelitive examination 
at the ci mi mencenu'iit nl eat h teini, nmhi the iliaige ut the prolesscns, and 
wen- iiwaiih'il soleU' iipwii the merits of the e'andidates. The old lUlage, 

" As die l.aie^t Iluwer ^ntus on Ihc sllaljiesl IIkiiu, 
Sn the ll.il'k-s[ l.iljor hlliliJ.s tialli die sweetest tout." 

was never realized more truly than in the experience ol the slndeiits in their 
efforts to secure the honors and einuluinents ol these- schol. 11 ships. 

In 1.S5O Mr. Mcfiowaii Imisheil his couise ol stud)', and ihrongh the advice of 
some of the professms went to l.un<hiii with strong rccommcnd.ilions, and ap- 
plied for an aiipointment on the enL;iiieering slalf bir the cniistruction of riiilwa}'s 
in the liast India service, Thi-n- were no vacancies at the disposal of the 
government for six iiioiilhs, and bei niiiing impatii-nt at so long a delay, lie coii- 
citided to cast his destinies in the lire ami open lield of ctnnpetition and enter- 



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piisc .iniimn' the Aini-iiciii |iri>|ilc. lie Idt l.umliiii In Mav, i''^5'>, and pioccudcd 
1(1 I ,i\ ri |in( i|, wlii-ic 111- liiiik p.issai;!-- mi a vessel i,ilie(l ilie C". inslelLilioii, Uj New 
Niiik, .Mill arrived, alter a \'(i\aL;e cil m\ week-,, al llial pial Jnly ( U was a day 
(il general eM iteiiie)il and i ep lieinas m ihe ( il v .Man\ i )| I he Mieielies were nut in 
InH iiniliani, ni.ireliini; in |iicic c .sums u illi then i(L;ali,is and li.mners. 'Idle- streets 
weieall liiisiK- ami ( i nirnsn )n, Mveiycme ludk pail as nsnal in telchratinn tin; 
anniversary 111 Aniei li an independenee'. Ilesliind solitary aiul aliinc, and was nut 
Very la\iiralilv iinpiessi'd willi the displ.i\' iiiid ehaiaeli;r nt the rejuiciiiLiS. lie 
retired Irmii llie deiiiunst rain nis, and liei;an In lelleet, smely ^^n(\ sadly, upnii the 
hasty steps he had taken in iniL;iatin;4 tn a sliaiiae land, where all .ippeared in 
anaiihy and ceintiisii m. llnwevei, the die was cast, and his fate and Inrtune 
must lie liilluwed up einiiai^i'nnsly 

lie deeided tei euiiie west, .ind ari"i\ed at I Seardstowii, Illinois, where he 
jfjined a surveyinj,^ party wdin weie eii^.i^ed in liieatinj,; a lailriKul lu-tweeii Rnck- 
fiinl ;uid Rock Island in that si.ile. lie reinamed in this eni|)loyiiUMit until the 
subscriptions lo the Iniildina nl the mad were exhausted. He set out on the 
world (jiiL-e more ami diii i ted his eourse to Saint Lnuis. lie huiiid em])loymeiU 
here, and was chielly eni;"aned in llie eivil en<,^iiieerinLC liiisiiiess lill the breakiiiij 
out lit the war. In pnlilits he was a soulhein sympathiser, and went to Saint 
(ieiievieve, a hotbed nl seccssuin, to evade im| n isuiiinent, until the storms ol the 
times were blown over. In .S.iiiil ("leiievieve lie aecejiled the appointment ol a 
teacher of the iMiglish blanches in a sclioed or academy wliich was inaiiaj;e(j and 
controlled by a verv estiin.il ile \ouiit; Catholic clei'nymaii named 1 leiidricks. who 
also look cliarye of a I. lass in hieiuli. He, too, u as inipi eijnated with southern 
sympathy, and siibseipn nil \' removed troin ihe slate rather than take the oath 
ot alle^Kince as prescribid by llie l)iake c oiislitulioii, which was soon atterward 
adopted. 

Mr. Mc(iowan de\'iiled himself \-ery dilii;eiUl\' to the duties of the academy 
as teacher, ,iiid Was indiiied b\ oni.' ()li\i.r I Ian is, owner ol a local newsiiaper 
callc-d the " Saint ( ienev leve i'l.iiil Dealer," to write SollU' ailicleS lor his jiaper 
upon the current topics of tin- ^\^s . ihe articles selecte-d were coinmeiils on the 
merits of the strum;les between the noithe-iii and soulhern |ieople, and the cour- 
age and heiiiisiii of the lespective armies, d'liese articles attracted the attention 
of the |;ovi.'rninen t autlioiilies in Saint Louis, and in consequence tliereol a de- 
tachment of home guards entered liie town of an e.irly moiiiinj:;, in the sjiriiij; of 
).S(),5, and seized M the piintini; material of the newsp.iper establishment, cariied 
it olT and suppressed the piil ilii .itioii of the pa|ier. It was .1 s.ul blow to the 
owiu-r of the pa|)ej' and to the author ol the artii les, who was hardly inllnenced 
by any motive but to make the paper readable by \s himsically indids^in^ in 
u ritini; vigorous articles pei uli.ii lo his own notion ol the issues ot llie day. 

Ml Mctiowan liencefin ih lenounced polilicsand occupied his spare lime in 
rc'adinj^ elemenlaiN' works ol l,iu' in-order to |irepare liiinselt for iidmissiou li; 
the bar. His reai.liiii; and studies were directed by Mr W'atkins, ,1 leading; 



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.ittiirucy <if tlu- Missouri har in S.iiiit ( inicvicvc. He was admitted in i.S(i4, and 
reluriiid t' i Saint l.unis in Sr| ii cinl )rr, iSd^, wlini- he (i|kmu-(1 a law olliix- and 
cnli ici i u| " in its |)i ,h 1 i( >■ IK- I c ana nil 1 1 ln-ir h jt 1 H(i ycai s, and I'd' used ti> tal<i.' 
tlh- iMlli as |>rcsL I iln-d li\ llic iirw c. >iisl 1 1 ii I K in lli' icnni\i(l tii luist Saint l.unis, 
w licic lie ii|)i ni-d a law olfh e Mr was iiuliKi-d siilisci|luiitly liy the city cimiKil 
ul saifl lity lo tal^e llie- |)iisiti(jii iil eii\' eiii^iiie-er. lie held this ])ijsiti<jii Ifir fmir 
_\e,irs, ,iiul ill the nieaiiliine made s.ime siinesstnl specnlations in I'eal estate, 
N\hen 111- einnliided In resii;ai, and a'.;ain iijieiied a law and real-estate citlice ill 
that plai e. 

In kS;.) a eity eijiiit nt reimil was estald isjici I in liast Saint laniib, havinir 
ediicniieiit juiisdiitii m with tin- i iieiiit iniiit in all eivil i ases. He was elected 
judne .)| that cnnrt In iSyi, Mi. Mi (i.. wan ictnriied to Saint l.onis, and was 
united in inaniaLje the s.nnr y, ar In Mis^ Mary Anne I'allon, a worthy Cnm- 
jianinn, wIimsc estimahle i|nalitii-s make the limine ainl its associations happy and 
( Inerlul. She was a resuleiit of Saint l.onis, Init liorn in New York, tu \\dHcll 
her paieius emigrated manv wais at;(i Irnm his own native county in Ireland. 

Since his return to this iii\ .Mr .Mi(iowan has devoted himself exclusively to 
llie pr<irtice of thr- law Ml the cnil lonils, and li.is alwa\'s maintained an irre- 
pioai. halile reinitatiini loi iiile;4iil\' and atleiilion to linsiness, lie has Ijeen a 
coinmissioiu-r ot deeds ami noiar\' piililn, tin- onN'ollicis which he has held in 
tills cit\' Ills politics are denimiMt ii , ami his religion Roman Catholic, 1ml his 
technics and wishes are eipialK true toi the wellarc- and hapjiiness of all, , 



W lLl.i.\.\l II. W OOD.SON. 

/ //.■/• /,•/■)•. 

W11,I.1.\.M II \V()<)I)S().\ IS ll|,; des, endant m <i diirct line <jf a family of 
law\iis Ills ^l (Ml l;i ,111(1 latln-r was lloii. riickci Woodson, iiiendier of 
(.■onricss lioiii \'iii;iiiia, and his i; i aih I tat her \v as llun. .Saninel H. Woodson, Sr., 
who W.1-, I lis led to C( nit;i ess i, i nil 1 he se.il in.ide v.icailt li\ the election of I lenry 
C'l,i\- to the I'liiteil Stales siii.de Mis l.alui was Mon, ^.imuel II. Woodson, a 
nuinliei ol i oiis^ress lioin .\1 issoni i, and late judge of a iiicnit I'onrt in western 
Missouri. I inlge WiK.idsoii was liorii in |(.ssamine C( unity, Kentucky, in i<Si5; was 
edncateilat Center Collei;i-, 1 )aii\ jlle, I u inij, i;iadnated ill kS^8 with first honors of 
liisclass. He marrietl Miss M<ui;ai( l | .\slili)',of Kichmoiul, Madison countv, Ken- 
inck)', in 1 •'s iiS, and had l)\' her ele\'eii i liildieii. She is still li\'inu;, and retains the 
vi};"(;r and ahilit)' for wliu h she has Keen know n ihronyhont life. The success of 
Judge Woodson as a polilu iaii, law\i i and judge is said to he in a measure due 
t(j her aptness and kind assislaiK e. .Slu is a lady of line intellect and aecom- 
l)lishnients. Judge Woodson removed to Independence, Missouri, in i8.^o; was 
elei ted to the coiistitiilii .iial (oiuciilioii in iS-lj; w^ts the whig candidate lor 



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CiiiiL(icss ill iSpS, and 111. idr III'' race against Julm S. 1'IkI|is, ill l.Ss-; ^vas elected 
flu 111 |.u k SI 111 em I Illy In llie leu, islal n 1 e, and u a-, tlie wliii; i and id, lie l(ii" speakei in 
l,S:;(j, 111 iS^S he was 1 cidei ted Ici eciiii^iess ()\.ei" (ieiuial |()lin W. I-ieed and 
(ienei'al (ieurije K, Sinilli lie weiil In l"e.\as in iSdj, A\\t\ remained there until 
tlu' close ( 4 the w.ir. lie then reliiiiied and renewed |ii aelice with his old i)ai"l- 
ners, iiiidei- tin.- lii in naiiK' ol Woodson, C'liiiMnan and L'oinint^o. lie canvassed 
ev<TV con III \' tliroiiL;h whiili the Missoiiii I'acilie railroad passed l.ielore its loca- 
tion, and thronL;h Ins inllnc-iK e ,iiid elloris, more than those ot any other man, it 
was laid out where it now runs 

Jiidi;i- Samuel I ,. S.iw yer, ol the Kans.is Lily jmlii ial eio nil, liavini; resii;ne(l his 
o I lice on act omit ol ill 1 1 i-a 1 1 h, ( i over nor C diaries II I lard 111 appointed Mr. Wood- 
son to Till his |il,ice. lie w.is leelecled in icSSo, and dieil in June, iS.S^. (Jn the 
day ot his death he held Ins coiiil iinid four o'clock in the afternoon, and he 
died at eie\en the same nii;lit 

|ndi;i Woodson had a rem, likable meiiioi \' o( lac'es, n,imes ,iiul iLites. It has 
heeii s.iid III, it if he w.is once inlrodiued to .1 111,111 he lould always rememher 
hull and I , ill him li\' n.ime. lie h. id no i nem ies, ,ind .is ,111 electiuiieerini( cham 
|)ioii he li.id few eipials TIk re is not ,1 piihlie school luiildinir in western Mis- 
souri til. II he did not j^ivi- Iroiii lift)' to five linndred doll.iis to. No Worthy man 
in nei'd ever appciliil to liiin in \',iiii lor .issist.iiice. He w.is a jj;eiierous, whole- 
souled, iiohle man, .111(1 an iipiii;lit jiidi;!- Ills kindness (i| heart endeared him 
lo his sailK' lierea\ed f.iiniU, Ins pn iti ssioii.d Inethren, ,iiid .1 lari;c t irijc C)l 
friends. Ills is the true l.ime, h.ised upon o.mhI works, upon dut\' done, and a 
lite lieyiaid reproach. 

Willi. 1111 II Woodson, the son ol lion, S.ininel II. Woodson, whose lirief me- 
moir prei edi s this sketch, w.is lioiii |.iiiii.ii\ 0, 1 ,'s-jo, .It Kichiiiond, .M.idisou 
conntv, Keiitiuk\'. lie iemo\ed, Willi his p.iients, to I iiilejiendence, Missouri, 
shoitlv , liter his liillli, lie w ,is ediu.iled ,il (.'.iilir C"olleL;e, l).uiville, Kentucky, 
and j^i.idiMti d in |nue, iSn.j, lie sludieil l.iw ,il I .e.Min^ton, Kentiuky, under 
lion. (ieoit;e Koluitsoil, loiiiieii\' cliiel justiee iil the siipiTllle court iit Ken- 
liiiky, lieiii'4 the s.iiiie 111,111 under whom his l.iilu 1 li.id sludieil l,iw ne.irlv thirty 
ye, lis lieloie Willi, nil w,is iinide .issisl.inl ,idpil,iiil 'j,eiiei,il lor the si, lie ot 
.Missoiiii III i,S(M. .\llei the close o| tin \\,ii lie w,is 111,11 lied in I'Litte coilut\', 
Missoiiii, to ,Miss C'oi.i A Winston, d,inL;hlei ol Coloiii I |olin II. Winston, of 
Platte 'oiiiity. I le comnieiu i d pi,icli(e in i,S()5 in I'Litic- county, and removed 
to lalieitv, Clay county, in the sprint; of i,S06. In i,S7o he received the dem- 
ocratic ncuiiinatioii lor st.ite sen.itor, .iiid w.is tlefe.itid. In 1876 he was 
elc'cted prusecuting .itloine\' ol the disi 1 ict, .iiid in iS-jS was reelected by the 
lai'ncst \ote ever ji;iven l.ir aiiv officer in td.iv cminty. I)urini.; the four ye.irs 
tli.it he W.IS prosecutiii)^ ,illoiiie\ there were more convictions of p.irties cli.iiged 
with teloiiv than tliere li.id heeii in th.it couiitv from the time the county was 
ori;ani/,ed, in iHjj, to i.Syn, the lime he w,is elei ted. In i,'s,Sj he Kicked Init a lew 
Votes ol ,1 111 aiiiuation by llie ileiiiocr.its lor congress. 



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Mr. W'uiiilsdii is a lauycr (il line ahililics, IK- has a niiiul powerful hi its 
Urasj). Ills arLjii incuts a n- In llu- | mint, and lie is pi jssrsscd i it i;reat lliicncy, ami 
Ills Liiuicc 111 lani;iiam- is \ci\ line. il<.- is nvir si.\ tcet In ln'i^lu, with keen black 
eves, blaek hair, ami le.iliiirs <il >i liassic iiinlil 



JAMliZ N. i;k()\VN. 
MA cow 

JAHl'!'/, X()R1"()N r.k()\\'.\, (Jiie (it llie dKU.'sI lawyers in Macon county, liails 
Iriiiii llu- linipire Stale, liein^r Ik, in m ( )iieiila county, I'ebruary jj, i.Sij. 
1 le spent Lwo vears at I I ami I ton L"ollei;c, CiinUai, leaving- at the end of the sopho- 
more year, and afterward taught school between one and lwo)'ears in I'eiinsy Iva- 
nia ami Missouri, (oiiiinn to (.'oinmbia, this stale-, in iS-)o, lie had read law in 
New \ ork with lion. I'linitliN leiikiiis, om i- a nu-mber of conpress tidin the 
( )nei(.la dislrict. 

In 1^11 Mr. Hrou'ii locaU-d at Mai on, w In-n- In- prai tiee<l law until 1M6;, when, 
the c ivil uai beiiiL; ill |iroi_;iess, he- went to Saiiil Louis, .uid eii^ai.((-(l with other 
parlies in 1 he whoh-saU- i;ii M-cry business. I'eeiiuiariU' this proved an unfortu- 
nate move, .iml in 1 Sd.S .Mr, liiown reluiiu-d to Macon. 

lie w as treasurer of Macon eoii 11 1 >,■ for seven jcii s be f cue jroinu; to Saint Louis; 
was cit\' alti 'rm-y one or lwo t(-i 111s, and was president many years ago u^l llie 
\\'i-st ll.iiik o| Missouri, ,il HI. Miminntoii, .M.icoii couiitv, the same being a braiu h 
ol the nioilier bank ,it Saiiil Josi-|ili. 

Mr. Lioun has always sIimuI \vell with the people, having their fullest conti- 
deuce ill his integrity, as well as c< impeleiic)'. As a lawyer he is nuicli respected 
by his associate-s at the M.h mi county bar. 

The wile of Mr. Ihowii \\a^ .Mi^s lili/.ibi-th II. Sheckels, of Ran(lol[)h county, 
this stale. I'liey were married in i>>-iv, and haV(.- buried two sons, and have lour 
children living. ' 



HON. .\K llol.A.S P. MINOR. 

/.■(M/7 / Ai; (,A'/ / .\', 

NICHOLAS I'l-yil'lK .MI.XOK, jiidg. ..I llu- probate- louit of I'ike county, 
and one ol the oldest l,iw\eis in I he couiil)', was ushered into tin- world 
August J(i, iSj;, in Albem.iile couutv. \ irgiiiia. llis parents, Samuel ()\-ertoii 
Minor and Lvd ia L.iiii a ( la-w is) .M inor, were also born in that slate. Ills mother 
was a relative of Meriweather Lewis, who li-d the e-Npedilioii of Lewis and Clark 
ill disc<jVei iiig Columbia Ki\ <-r, < )i egoii. 'Idle same side ol the family is ic-iiiotely 
related to Kev. William jloiigl.is, who caiin- from l-'nglaml to \'irgiiiia .it an earl)' 
pc-i lod in lolouial historv, li,i\iiig ,1 giani ol ,1 Luge ti.h I of land llieie, p.ul ol 
which IS still in the hands ol llu- l.iin il\ , 1 11 tin- " liiiu-s 1 1 1.1 1 tried im-n':. ?.oids," 



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tlu- Minors sl(-ailt,islly ailliiiiil Id tin' iiitiicsis dI (he ( )l<l I lumininn, twu (ir llueu 
(il thrin. inrlinlini;- llic ^i.uull.illicr ol Nii li'.l.is I' MiiuM, - liuiildfrint; ihrir IliiU- 
Kji k iiiiiskris, ,iiul sill iwiiii; liiiw lirids w'rir \\\i\\. A ,l;h'.i1 uiu'lr lit Nicholas I'. 
Minor, in onr of the haUirs, lost Ins lilc 

In iS;5 Sanmcl () Minor liioni^ht his |aniil\- to this state, ami settled near 
wheie liolia, I'ike connt\, now st.inds, w liere he opened a larni, and where he 
died ill !■'">, v^; his wife died in i .^ vi Nieholas 1'. Miiioi" was reared in hahits ot in- 
dnstiy, anil it is not iinlikeK that he owes his i^ood health to-d.iy and Ins rolnist 
constitution, to the early |ihysii,il ti aiiiiiiL;. w h ieh he thus ha<l, as will as to the 
care whiili he hassiiue t.ikeii ol hiinsell, lie reieivi'd some nieulal traininu; in 
the local schools, <inil was peimitted to enter Illinois collei;e, at Jacksonville, 
In-inLC in the sii[)liomore ye.ir v\ In n the ih ,itli ot his lather rendered il necessary 
tli.it he slionid leave. 

In i.Sjo Mr. Minor came lu liowlint; Ciieeii, tant^ht tlu- academy six moiuhs, 
and thereliv made money euoiii^ii to lake him tliionnh his i onrse of lethal slndies, 
which he had commenci-d uliile te.ichiiiL;. lie' was admitted to the liar in i!S4-', 
and commemud prattiie .is the sole piopiiilor ot lour law hooks, imliidiiiL; 
tdiitty and lilackslmie. lie w.is not hmij, in enlarj^ini; his stock ol lej;\il litera- 
ture, and 111 a few years h.id ,m excellenl lihi.iis, \\ Inch In- still replenishes from 
time- to time. 

In iS|ii he was the demoir.il ic candidate tor the lei;isl,ii iire against James < ). 
Hroadhe.id (wliii;), in a slioiit; wliii; disliicl, .lud came williin three voles ol an 
election. W'l- l.ielieve he has sime lieeii i;lad that he w.i^ delealed, tm had he 
Ljone into politics at that eai 1\' a^e, ,i ^ood lawyer in I'lke ci .unt)' miicht lia\ e 
lieen s])i liled 

In i^-is- .Mr. Minor moved to I .oiiisiana. ten miles east of Howlini;' (ireen.anil 
was there in siiKcssfnl |naitiie tor tliirt\' years, makiiii; a hii;hly praiseworthy 
record at the I'ike coimt\' h.ii. 

In kSs 4 he look [. Ic I leudeison's place- at Louisiana, as judi.^e ot the court ot 
commcui pie. IS, holdiUL; th.it position om- \e.ir 

111 1 .S55 he was ap[)ointei I 1 11 < n it .ittoi iie\ 1 p\ ( 'loverm a I'l ic e, when the district 
of iiinntry covered uh.il is now divided into ihiee or linu circuits. That ottice 
he held liy ekctiun iiiilil lie- ouilireak ol ci\il war, and however wdde his field 
and onerous his labors as circuit .iltorney, In- perlormed them |)rom|itlv, with 
ability, and to the general sated, u lion ol his constituents. lie was in tin- C'lm- 
federate arui\- four 3'ears. 

In iS.Sj .Mr, Minor was elecled piob.ile jiidi;e, ami returmd to his old hoim; at 
How lim; ( i reeii, w h n h is the i oiiiit \' seal. The <l lilies ot that oil ice, tor \\ hull lie 
is most .idmirabl)' lilted, he is peitormini;- with his nsu.d care ami executive 
,ibilil\' lie was born in the l-41iscop.1l tdinnli, ,iiul wliih- a resident (d I.iuiisi- 
aii.i, lu- w.is senior w.irdcn ol (',il\.ii\' Cdinrch more tluin ,1 score of ve.iis. He 
li.is I i\ ed .111 nnblemislK-d lite. 

Indi'i- Minor luis a sei oud wifi-; the first u;is Miss Sii^.m II l,(-wis, a n.iliveot 



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\'iruini.i, iiiaii'nd in l\iiUii>k\- iii i.S|.S; sliciliiil in \>^~,>), li-.iviii^ (iiic hon, Niclio- 
l.r. I.iwis Mill..]-, now ,1 l.uiiur in I'lkc (iMinl\ lii \\,is ni.iiricd Id liis prcsml 
»\ili' in i.Si.ii, she was l.i//ir T. Ki m ils, (l,iiij;lilri .,| (\i|)t,nn 'llmnias i<. Kixits, 
lusl (il liic I'nitcd SlaU'.s na\'y, and altinwaid i.l llic ConI cdci ate Stales navy, 
1!\' lii-i" lie lias (■ne Sun, l'"( nilainc M 11 i\\ calhrr Minni. who is .111 apiirciitice to the 
printer's trade. 

HON. KiciiAki) s, M.\-n-iii:\\'s. 

.]/.H\h\. 

T> ICilAk!) SMITH MA irillvWS, ind-. .,1 the probate eoml of Maccm county, 
1 V is a nat i\ (.■ cit tlie ad |oi ni ni; i onnl \' ol l\a ndol ph, and was liiini July 14, 1847. 
lie is a i;iadnat<; ol >h(iee t'ollc^e, Macoii eonnt\-, (lass ol i.S6(;, ami lur tinec 
years ininnslialely liiei ealli r, had ih,ii\;e ol llie preparali ay department in the 
same instituticm. lie was adiiiill(d lo the liar in the autumn of i!^75, having jjre- 
\iously, in August, 1.S7J, lieeu niiilisl in inani.ine with Mi.s Armada (}ilstra]i, 
ilaui;ljli'r (d his |)re(>ptoi 

(Jnr snlijei t sli^htisl noihiiiL; m his law ieadinv;s; was as tliorongh in them as 
in his seientifk studies, and \'ei \' soon lie._;aii to show the ad\antai.;es of his ihor- 
ont;h diseiplineol mind. .\s an .idvoeale he is sound, loideal and persuasive, 
and li.is ,111 I'Medt-nt sl.indim;al ihe ioiiiit\ liar lit: was (deete-d to his present 
lonnty olhee in iSy.S, and reidi-i led in iS.S:' His politi(S le.in to the denioerawy, 
lint all |iarlies vote lor hini, lie lieim;- one ol ihe most popuhir citizens <.if Mercer 
count\'. 



I'NOCII I'., (ill.l.. 

A, ; \ .v.; V ( //•) 

I^^llh, sulijei t ol these Holes is a uati\'e ol Kentueky lie was born, iJecember 
i-t, i^iji), 111 I'Kith eouiil)'. ,ind is a son ol .M.ueus and Satly Ann (Hiutiin) 
(fill. llis lather is a leadiiit;, w eal t h\' ( iti/en. and i.ame to .Missouri in March, 
i^-SI. ■unl h.is lesided in l.ukson roniil\ np lo the piesenl time. Ilis remote 
ancestor w.is Kev. John (iill, 1)1),,, in haielish I 'resb\leriaii divine, who iniini- 
_i;raled lo .\inerlca aboul on,- hnndied years ai;o, and settled in Nc-w Vork, ()ui' 
subject is .1 brother ol lion I nriier ,\. (Jill, jiidj^e of the circuit court, ilivision 
No. I, Kansas City. 

I', noi h be^an his education in the cninmon schools; he took a scientific 
and classical <ourse nmh-r pi i vale tuiois, and lie( aim- a line scholar. He taught 
school a unndier of ye. us ,iud dnriiit; Ih.il lime sliidieil l,iw under the tuition 
ol dillerent .itlorneys, ami finished his hi;.il eoiiise with Major .Samuel llard- 
wiihe, ol Liberty, .Missouri. He was admilled lo tin; li.ir, January i, 187;, 
and commeiired |)iaclice,ii 1 .iliei ly, w here he rem, lined eii;lit years, doing w'ell. 
In 1.S7S he removed to ()l,ilhe, Kansas, where he now resides, ami h.is .m 



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THE Ki xi'ii \\n isAi-- 01 Missori.'i <rni:s. 



(iH'ur, (luiiiL; ihc Kiil;"c^I Ijiisiiirs.s (■! aM\- .iH.miicv in lli.it place. lie opened 
an olfur ill K, Ills. IS (,"ll\. .\|>ill J, l.'^.\;. win'ii' lie iiitrmis lu li\c liei-e.illei. He- 
ll. is li.nl 111.111)' iin|M]i l.iiil I .iscs, liulli ill I luiiii ei \' .mil iiiiiiiiial [naetiee, as the 
leports 1)1 .Missouri .unl K. ills. is uill slmw. lie ni.ikes .i speei.iliy ol real-estate 
l.iu' .111(1 i li.iiieei y pi.telite, lie is an expeit in making Iniels. Among" the many 
import. nil i_,ises in uliitli he h.is (list iin^iiislu d himsell may he mentioned one 
where the ipiestion arose as to the righl ol (it\' authorilies to grant a right ot 
w.iy to .1 ste.ini rail way e(jni[).in\' to (dnstiiK t .i r.iilroad through one (if the prinei- 
|)al streets ( ■! the cit\' of ( ) hit lie without i om|)ensaliun to llie abutting lot (jwners. 
Ml. (iill was counsel tm the prisoner in the case of the sl.ite r-j. iilisha Cravens, 
a nutalile fratricide case ; the prisoner w.is discharged thiough the eff(_jrts of Mr. 
(iill, whose argument to the inr\ w.is Veiv ciedit.ilile to him Mr. ( li U's luisiness 
is hirgelN ( ivil, ,1 lir.inch ol pi.uliee he most enjo\s. 

lie h.is lieiii twice m.iiiied, Inst ill i .-Ido to .M.irv l.aiie, (laughter iif Colonel 
Willi, im I, ,1111-, and a iiieei ol (i( iier.il II. >>. I. .me, ol Indiana llis lirst wile 
di( (1 in 1H7V, and his se( (jiid \\ile \ias a .Miss\'in,i .McCiuin, to wluuii lie Was mar- 
in d in (line, i.S.So jiv his lirsi i\ile he h.id lu'e ( hildrcn, .md h.is one child hy 
his l.ist wile. 



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FRANCI.S L. MARCIIAN'D. 

MOXTH'I-:! I o. 

^K.WCl.S LEWIS M.\RCI1.V.\1), ol the firm ol Hlair and .M.ircliand,' is a 
luilive ol the Ke\st(nie .St.ite, heing liorn at 1 .ee( hbiiigh, Arinstr(nig county, 
liine ij, i.S|o llis ji.irents, ( ieinge W .M.in h.iiid, M.D.,aiid Isabella (Iverr) Mar- 
ch. md, were also nali\es ol l'eiins3d\ aula Ills paternal grandlather represented 
llis distrii t in Congress two or three terms, and his inatei mil great-grandtatlier, 
Colonid lliaimtt, w.is .111 ollli i r in llie reeolntion.ii y w.ii, .md commanded a de- 
ta( hinent ol iroops 111 pntlingdown the whisky insiiri(.i lion in westi-ni I\-nnsyl- 
vania in \~i')\. under orderol I'resident W.isliiiigton. 

I'" ram IS I.. M.irchand 1 .ime to ihe West in 1.S5; with his parents, ;iiui fmislietl 
his ediK Ml ion .11 the liiii linglon ( low ,1) 1 nsi iliiie, w here he look an in eg u la r course 
and W.IS iiol l;i .idii.Ued. lie le.nl l.iw ,il lusl Willi W. 1'. C\miC(l, and then with 
.\1. 1). liiowning, both of Unilinglon, win re he w.is .idmitled t(j the bar in i.Sdj. 

Mr, .\lar(. hand opened an ollice m .Moiilii cllo m iSn;, .md is still in practii (■ 
here. Since the spring of 1S74 he h.is been of the linn of Hlair and Marchand, 
llis partner being Ibni i.inu-s ti. llLiii, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this 
volume .Ml M.iK li.iiid si. mils high in his jiidn i.il i Ik nil, ImjIIi .is a case and .1 
jury kiwyi I I le pn p.iies his In lels willi imiisn.d c.ire, .md does none ol Ins legal 
work III .1 slipshod 111. inner. .\s .1 gener.d business m.iii In h.is no superior in 
llis prolessioii in ihe coiiiily, .md Ins iiilegiit\' is niKpieslK nied. 

.Ml, .M.iiih.md held lie- ollice ol loiinU' .illoiney twii lerms, and in i.SdS was 
elei le(l to the legisl.il n 1 e, on,' leiin in lli.il body p.icifying hisambiliiui, wliiih 



THE lil'XCII .l\'/> /i.lh' "I- MIS\OfKI i'///f-:S. 



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dues not sccni to luii lu onicr-luililiiin. I'^v iilciil I \' lir is cnnti-nlcd to l)C a success- 
lul aiul j^rcuviii'^'' man ui liis pruli-ssiiui 

In politits he lias al\va\'s vutrd ilic deiiuiL rat ic lickct, is a struiig partisan, aiul 
at tinus quilr active, attciidiiii; ( .unity, disiiict ,ind stale ei m veiitiuns, and takiiii^ 
the sliim|) duriiii; an espec iaily inipurtanl eanvass. lie has acted as chairman of 
the democratic coiintv ceiurai cnnimiltee at smidrv times, in all cii^ht or ten 
yeais, lie is a Master Mason. 

Mr M.irc h.ind was married |anuar\ 1, i.SdS, in Miss Susan M. Lee|ior, a native 
of MMnlicellii, .md tliey hai.L' three ihihlre;i lie t.d^es a l;(mmI deal ol interest in 
the tause ul education; is ,1 trustee uf the MiuUicello Seminary, and a useful 
citi/cen 



1 



I'RAXK 1'. H.\LL. 

/■V/.\ I. 

'RAN'Kl.lN I'lliRCh; UAI.L, allorneN at law and not hini; niio the youngest 
coiintv clerk in the stale i.l Missuuri, was Ij.irn mi the line ol Scotland and 
Kmix cnunties, this st.ite, No\'end)er 22, iS) Ills latliei' is \Villiani 13. Hall, .1 
native- of Kenluckv, wheie he was a Iculie; in his younger years; sul)se(|uently a 
f.irnier, lirst in Seutland, llic-ii Knux euunU, miw living at Ins ease in Knox City. 
His niDlher, Angeline A (Rnlierls) Hall, w .is liniii in Ind ian.ipolis, Indiana, and 
is also still living. His father w.is in the second war willi the mother (ouiltt)'. 
The palernal i;i andf.ither ol our siilijeii h.is in the Mexu.in war, and the great- 
gi.indfalher w.is in the Indi.in w.iis. 

i'lank. as he alwavs writes his name and is niii\ersalU' 1 ailed, was educated 
iiiainK' at llie noi-ni,d school .11 Kiiksxilh, leu liing about half the time from 
nineteen to Iwenty-tliree vears o| age. ami thus |.)aying every dollar of his ex- 
penses while olitalning his edm.ition He . ,11 1\ Iciimil the \voilh ol moiu) und 
to he prudent ,ind saving, and that is f.u loiui lieing the hast valuable branch ot 
one's knowledge. He is one ol the best Inisinr^s men ol an)' ^notession at the 
count)' seat. 

In 1.S7S, belore he w.is tWent\d'our \ear^ of ,ige, Mr. 11. ill was elected county 
ilerk, an ollic e which recpiires a head tli.il is ch.ir and kwel, and for four years 
he performeil the <lulies ol ih.il olliee in Mich .1 in. inner .is to give general and 
complete satisfacticjii to the cili/.ens of this . onnl\'. 

He le.id l.iw during all tli.il jieiiod, de\siling his sp.ire lime to that purpose, 
as he had done before while te, idling, aiul he w.is .idmitled to the b.ir in M.irch, 
iS.S^. He h.iil formed a vei\' extensive .11 ;|U.iintaiu e ill llie county, had m.ide 
many friends, .ind he stepped .ilniosl immedi.il c 1 \' into .1 l.iir practice. He has 
an excellent ( l.iss of clients, whieh is im re.ising every month. Probably no 
V'onng 111. in in h'din.i ever opened ,1 i.iw otlii e under more l.ivoi.ible circumstances 
Ih.in Mr. H.dl, or diil so well .it llie sl.irl. 

He unites i<Ml-esl.it(; .mil the lo.ui business wilh the law, and eventually will 



I JO 77//-; nixcii .;.\7> /.'/a- oi- missoiki criiES. 

I 
he like!)' tu m.ikr iimIc^I.iIi- I.uv ami c, i Miiiiicn i.ii l.iw his spcciall ics. Success 
li.is allriK led him in i\ i r\ liiaiuii iil liii-.iiicss which h.is cn^ai^rd hi-, .illcnlidii, 
his ciu-inics and his l.dcnls, and \\r ni,i\' rxprct to sec hini reach ,i JMLddy ciedil- 
aiile |i(iMli(jn at the liar c>l hc^. imlicial tiicnil. 

In |i(i|ilics Mr, llall is m anii nc an i| m il is| cil denmciatic anlec'ctlcnts, and in 
lM'ceniasi.ni\' he is a iiieinlci nl l'd\' ( '■ nn inaiidcry , No. _•_■, ut l^iiksville. 

(Ictnher 25, iS.Sj, Mi llall was united in marriage with Miss .Mai;t(ie Wirt, 
daUL;lilei nt Cnloiud Samuel M. Wiit, furmerlv >d I'aiina, udU' id Nickersun, 
Kansas. 

joSlAll [. WILLIAMS. 

A\/.\ sAs CI rv. 

JOSIAII J. WILLIAMS was h.un .\L\y .;, iS^.S, at Carthai,^-, llliiiuis, .uid is a 
s.ai ui Ics^c C. .lud Mary \\\\\ (('filler) Williams. His father was a highly 
ics|iecl(.d iHcrcliant, luddini; numeriais idlices ul trust, and lieini; ^it one time a 
slate seiiatur. \'iaiui; Williams was educited in the imldic sclunds and at Car- 
tilage Ciillei^e, fiuiii which he was '.graduated in iSyj with lirst innmrs. lie 
studied l.iw with Scholicld and Ldiiiuiids, at Carthage, and was admitti-d to the 
llliiicis liar, at S|uinnlield, in i.Syi;, lie l)ei;au practice iii partnership witli Bry- 
ant T, Schnlield, In i SSo he went tu Culuiadu; came to Kansas City in 18.S1, 
and opened a law olliic, and has been lavored with a liberal amount id patron. ige. 
.Ml Williams is a yonni; la\\\ar ol coiisidertilile ability. lie is a diliifent stu- 
dent, and has a retenti\'e memory, beiiii; industrious and true to his clicnis. lie 
cxhibils aptness in the trial ol causes, and makes an excellent arj;'umeut belore 
either 1 ourt or jury. In poiitital sentiments Mr. Williams is a demoiiat. 



l-LIJ.MI J. WIILII':. 

.v.// \'r iaH'is. 

r"' Lll.Ml I Will Ik! w.is boiii III .X'orlliainplou ionnt\', \'irL;'inia, .\ii,s;iist 6, 
J ''^'ll, desi cud lie; lioiii iiiii' ol ihe ldde^l ^\\\k\ best lamilies ill the ()ld 
I loiii 1 11 loll. 1 1 is lalliii , I allies II While, ,ind his niothei , .\nn ic 1'^. While, as well 
as then aueestois sine e the lirsi selllemenl ol the state, WiTc Ihiiii and reared in 
\'iii;iiiia, and were ol kaii^lish oiiniii I'oih parents are yet living, ageil res|3ect- 
ively si.\t)'-eiglil and si.\t\-ii iiie \iais,aiid iesi<h;oii their [ihintation, on the banks 
ol the C hesapeake liaw .Ml. While's early educ.ition was iicipiired in ihe cities 
ol Hampton and I'orlsmoiith, Virginia, but at the time of the outbreak of the 
late w.ir he was at siliool 111 his iiati\e conntv. 

Ill juiie, iSOi, althonnh only .1 child, he lelt schtud to join ill the untoitunate 
and s.ingiiinary t oiilln I which so soon t heicaflcr ilelugi d his state wilh the best 
blood ol our land, and ioii\eilcd her lair bosom iiilo a national gia\evaid 
Leasing liMine June .^:, iNfn, In iiilislcd in the ,;v'l' \ iiginia regimenl as marker 



THE BENCH .\XI) BAR OE MISSOVKI CII'IES. 



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tcir his r(.-i;iincnt, hut alter serving; in liii^ capacity for two (ir three months, he 
Ijec.ime lircil i>l larryiiii; a llai;, ami liiiciwln;^ il asiiie hi- >h( aildi-red his musket 
aiui look his place in the ranks iNm\ i-niher 15, iMn, he, with the major |iart of 
his ix'giment, was ca|)tiiri-i[ and ln-ld a pli^()nl■r until Sepic nilier, 1.S62, a period 
of ten munths, when, uiuler cover of ninht, he ran by the i;u.ijd and made his 
escape, crossing' the Chesapeake Ha)', twenty miles wide, in a small canoe, and 
s.deU' made his way to Kichmund, where he imnu-diately rec-nlisted, this time in 
the ic^lh Virginia, his old legimenl haxinu; been disbanded, and served under 
(icneial Lee in the Army of Noilhein V ii!;inia Irom tiiat time on to liie close of 
the war, when he suri'endei c-d, and w.is paiuled with his chieltain at Appomattox, 
after wliiili he I m med lately let n riud to hisidil home in Ni irlhampton, presentini^ 
a piclnie- both pitiable and ludicrous. ;\s \el a mere boy, he entered h^astville, 
the LDunl)' seal ol his native counlv, shiiele-.s ami halless, with but one lower leg' 
te( his old and lalteied pants, and willi a bran new grey jacket, with liright brass 
bullous, which the confcLleiate go\einmeiil had but recently issued to him. His 
emaciated appearance, howe\'er. supei iiuUu ed b\' the hunger, iMivatiou and hard- 
ship througli which he had passed, torbade jest, and enlisted deepest sym|)atliy 
for him. 

In April, i.Stjy, Mr. White came to Saint Louis, and has ever since made this 
city his home. Here he directly c-ngaged in mercantile pursuits, but having from 
his cliil<lhood tell a fascination lor the law, he soon comme-nced to prepare for 
the legal pidlession, ami, uliih.' devoling his time to cummeicial business durijig 
the day, he, alter liist having perlected himsidl as an acce)iinlaiit ;iud bookkeeper, 
and graduating at one ot our leailing commercial colleges, closely a|)|ilied himself 
during the night hours to leading l,iw, until he linally abamloned all else, and 
enteiing the W'ashingteiU I'liu ei sity, at Saint I amis, applied his wlujle time to 
the stLitly ol the law. In November, iJ^y.i, having |)ursueii his studies over the 
midnight laiuii lor live years, he a|iplii-d lor .ahnission to the Ijar, and after 
examination by the supreme court ol the stale, he was b\' tli.il tribunal licensed 
to praetiie hiw, and lias almost lioiu the start eii|oyed a large antl hu rative prac- 
tice in the higher slate .mil lederal eoiiils, which h.is ineieased fiom year to 
\iMi niilil Uow II iii.i\ salel\ be s,iid lli.it no l.iw\( 1 ol his agi' at the S.iint lajiiis 
bar li.is a l.uger, be-tler paying 01 mon- lespeclable praclite. Mr. White is a 
great lo\er ol .ibsolute independem e. and generally consumes iiis time and man- 
ages his business regardless of the wishes and without the iiUerferent.:e of others; 
he has nevei hail a law partner, and has, Willi but twn or three exceptions, tried 
alone e\'ery one of his eases iliiiinghis eilliie piaitiic, atlhering to the conviction 
that too in.iny deictors are likely lo kill ihi- jialient. His pi.ietice is exclusi\-ely 
in the higher state and federal luuils, and his tlients are of the best mercantile 
and manidactni ing lirms ami em poi alious of tin- city, who, he says, give liim but 
little unnecessary trouble or aiino\ aiice, an- almost luvarmblv satisfied with the 
result of their business entrusted lo lus management, .ind pay his fees prom]jtly 
and without i omplaini , 

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122 THE HES'Cfl A X P HI A' OF M/SSOUA-/ (V7VES. 



Mr White is a lau'ViT wlmsc wIkiIc hiait i^ in liis |iii il'cssion. He loves the 
hiw, and ha^ the iikj^I exalted rcspei t lui its i uiisi ieiitinus and h(jn(jral)le tcillow- 
ers; most /ealmib in the lan- mI ,ind atlenliiin lo luisine^s entinsted to his L'liai'ge, 
he jiunias most the oppc'siiii; eianivL-l uhn Kend their every legitimate cfiurt U> .-S 

defeat hini, anil hab iin re-i|iei. t Inr tin >se w la ■ \\a\ er in tin ir chitv tu their clients. ,'.'i 

This Lharaelc-i'istie nf hii natu re, C' indiined with ins sti it i integritv, affable and 
Lcairteais manner, and hi-, h.ild and au_;ii-^ive iiiiiduel u{ Ids ease^ in court, 'A 

together with that deteniiinaln ai l'>r whii'h he has lieeonie so well knuvvn antl 
Hilled, the never-give-ii|i pulii \\ h.is won lur him the huge and en\ialjle clientage 
which he enjiiys. His re|)utaliiin ii that nt a ^.ile eoun^elur, a fearless, eloi|iient, 
earnest and must Liaivinenig ,id\ijcate, and aiunng the l.iw vers ot his age at the 
Saint Lunis h.ir he has hut few ei|nals and nu sn|iei"iors. 

Mr White has huiglil and wiai m.in\' nf the largest and most important cases ■ . 

tried at the Missouri har, pruininent anuaig wlii( h was the celebrated case of 
Kichholt n X'oriibrock, whitii was a suit ha- malicious prosecution, anti damages ': 

were laiil at jSjo.ooo. Mr \'oriibri>( k had had .Miv Michhoff, a 'I'exas merchant, 
indicte<l tor obtaining giMnK under false pretenses, priii ureil a requisition t'lr 
him, and sent the marshal tu Cairo, Illiiiwis. where he then resided, for him; had 
him there arrested and taken I rum his house at night and thrown into prison until 
the next da\', when he was bnaight to .Saint l.uuis by the tiflicer and carried 
handcuffeil thnaigh the streets of the cil\ tn the |,iil, vUieie lie was kept in a cell 
during a period ol th irt \-si-\ eii days lu the healed siiuiiner t)f 1S7S before he 
was released on bond l)iretily there. iller .Mr. \'(jinbrcnk ascertained that the 
goods purchased b\- Mil lihull at the tiiiu- the false representations were made hail 
been promptly paid fur, and that tlmse purchased iqxjn w liieh his indictment and 
iiu arcerath ai were prediialed were sdhl lu him .ilterwaid with(jiit any representa- 
tiuus wh.itexer lie imiiiedialelv cuinm una .ited Ins niisi,ike to his attorney, Mr, 
White, tu whum he e\|ilan]ed iiuw his buukkteper had iiiaile the mistake in the 
dates gi\en him, and thus niiiiiteiitiuiiall y mishil him. The criminal charge 
against Mr. liichhull w.is theieiipun /,,//, /i/eiw./ by the sPate's attorney, and 
the suit .ig.iiust \'uriibru( k lulluwed. l.eeainl t "h.ind lei , uiie ol the ablest law 
liiiiis ul the >.,dnt l.onis bai. wi ie en^.ig-d li\ \'.u hliull. .Mr. While readih' saw 
Ills client's danger, and .id\isid and uileied cuinpiumise. but upposing ceamsel 
exacted a small lurtune, su sure \yere llie\' ul sni cess, which Mr. White refused, 
and prepari'il fiir trial, ddiei e were Iwu trials uf this iiieinurable case. At the 
first trial l,ee and Cliandh r w ei e assisted by T,i\ lor and I'ullai d, anulher emi- 
nent law firm, while Mr, While stuud alune and unaided on his siile. At this 
trial the jury faileil to agree. Suine uf iheui, huweVer, it was ascerttdned, sotighl 
tu hnd a verdict tor l'"iclihulf fur the sum uf .Sio,ooo, ami some others for the sum 
of $20,000. During the piugirss ul ihe trial .Mr White- endeavored to break 
down the [)htintilf's casi- or iiiiligate the damages b\' ass.iiling the reputation ul 
liichhulf in .S.iint I.unis, t'iiu iiinati ,ind C'hicagu, where it was sliuw 11 he biaiglit 
his goods ami was well kiunvii, but tlu- cuiut held that the reputatimi of liichhull 



THE BENCH AXD E, A l< OE MISSOUAW C/ /lES. 



\2X 



Cdiikl not Ik- attacked outsiilr ot the i ity ol Caini, where lie refilled when lie was 
arrested. Mr White's alteni|it theielcjie rehuiiiided npcin his own head. When 
the case came on lur retiial, In an i\ cr, Mr While, who, as lielore, was alone and 
unassisted, succeeded in ci >n\ i nt ini; the cuu rt tlial l'li( liholl 's lepntatiun in i^ lit law- 
tully lie assailed anywhere within the scii|ie ol his neii^hlioi lunjd, and that in law 
his iieii^hlii irhood was cuextensiv'e with his aciiuaintance and others' knowleclge 
111 him lie then showed that his iieiL;lil)iii hm id extended to llTe cities ul C'incin- 
nati. Saint Liuiisand Chicai^fci, and thereiipnii |irocec-ded to siiow that in these 
cities h.ithholl's lepulation was had, and prodiiceil nearl)' a score ul innminent 
gentlemen Ircjm these cities wlm testilied tu his traiidnlent conduct and had repii- 
tatidii. The Court assigned cminsel o\\r luair eatli for their closing arguments lo 
the jury, ami within that uiie liuiir allutted the defendant's cininsel the re|Hitation 
and character ot I'^ichhull were held up to the gaze of the jury in blackest colors, 
ventilated and strip[ietl of its line (.luthing, until it was cmiipletely annihilated, 
and liichholf seemed ashamed to luuk at the jui urs, the ex|)ression of whose faces 
tiiii plainly sh. iwed their I'l mlem pt .ind hu k of s\nipatliv fur him. When finally 
Ml". White cum hideil his spi cc h, it was e\ideiit that Mr. |ellerson Ch.iudler, who 
lulluwed liiiii, clusiiig Jul the phiiiitilf, ihuiigh oimeded tu hi- um- uf the most 
powert 111 ad \u(.ates in the i uunt i w cuiild iie\ er uiulu or distil li) what his ehupient 
yuiiiig acK'ersary h,id accom |)l islird, .\lter cuiuliisiuii ui argument the jury 
retired and suun returned witli ,i \'eii|iit fur uiil\ um- dipjiai. 'I'liis case was 
.ippealed li\ pLiinliU's cuuiiscl, ,iiid t.ikeii tu the cuuit ul appeals, whi-re ^Ir. 
White won it again, and thus liuall)' settled in his client's lavor une uf the most 
dangerous and hardestdoiight cises e\er tried in our courts. The conclusion ot 
this case was watched with great interest by the mere liaiUs and manufacturers of 
this state and neighboring states, and its result tended in a large degree to check 
the frauds which were cuntiiuiuiislv being perpetrated upuii them by dislumest 
mercantile .uU'enturers. 

Anuther ut less magnitude, lliuugh equally c umplimentary tu Mr. White, was 
the case of Wright r.». liircher's exc-culur. There were ,dso twu trials of this 
case. Mr. White represented the pkiintilT, .md the defendant was represented by 
three ot our .iblest l.iw \ers. I'lie suit was lur ,S4,ooo unliquidated damages. At 
the liist trial there was an uller ul ,'^Joo cumpromise made by defendant, which 
was rejected, and U|)on tri.il the jury gave a \ridict in favor uf the |)laiiitilf for 
over $900. This verdict was set aside and a new lri<d granted by the court, and 
upon retrial the defendant called in the services uf the late Colonel Slayl)ack, 
whose great reputation as a puwertul advucate and great |ur\' lawj'er at the .Saint 
Louis bar was preeminent bi-yund (pn-stiuii, whu made one uf his ablest and mcrst 
strenuous t-lfurts. Mr. White- this tune li.ul the clusing argunu-nt, and succeeded 
in obtaining a \'erdict in favor uf his client fur $4,207.50, interest being added by 
the jury, or nearly five times the amuunt uf the lirst verdict, which, under the 
Missouri law, it being the second verdict in favor ^i\ ]-ilaiiitilf, could not be tlis- 
turbed, and th(- judgment was made final. "This lase," .Mr White was lie.iid to 



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say, " was the last 1 t;\ir trud against piMjr Slayl)ack — u^raiui .idvoi ate, nuble 
man tli.it lie- was; he \\'.l•^ siiuii i In i cal lii taken Imni ii-. " 

Mr White is niuv in liic |iiiinc- ami Muuni nl \onni; nianlioiKJ, llujni;h havinp; 
l)L-cn in iklicalL' hc.iltli h m' ^<\ ci .cl \ rars nnlil i|uiu- rcicnlU' Ills liraltli is now 
restored, .md his priispri ts for tlic Intnrr AVr iinlreil linL;ht. Ilis manner is mod- 
est and retiring", avoidini; ostentation and dl^|lla\■ at all tunes. lie has never per- 
mitted his name to he used in tniineetinn uitli oHlee ur polities, evidently pre- 
ferring to be respected and esteemed as a Loin|ieteiU, Cunseient ious lawyer and 
good citi/Cen in pretereiu c tu nlliee seeking or lii>lding, 

October ly, 1881, Mr \\ hitr- uas married to Miss Cornelia Donglas Hissell, then 
twenty-two years old, and one ol Missouri's fairest aiul niu.st popular belles, noted 
alike fcjr her strength ul cluiraeter and gracelnl beauty, a d.iughter of James R. 
Hissell, a wealthy laml cjwiier <>{ Saint l.ouis euiiiity, and gianddanglUer of Gen- 
eral Daniel Hissell, who, in the early da\ s of Missouri, commanded the militaiy 
districts uf Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana, and owned several thousand acres 
of land in Saint Louis ciaiiit\', ()f this marriage there \vas Ixirii, |iine i-|, 1S83, 
a little daughter, Annie Hissell White, 



JOHN R. CIIKISTIAN. 

s.-u\ / i.or/s. 

TWV. subject of this iiotici- is a native ol Missouri, and was born in Randolph 
count\', June J 5, iM|;. lb' is a sun ul N'apuleon li. Christian, a Kcntuckian 
bv birth, luiving immigrated tn Missouri 111 1 S.;o, and settled on a farm in Ran- 
dolph cuiinty, living there until he died, in i8(jy. His nn>tlier before marriage 
was MiU'lha, (huighter ul (jeurge Swetmaii, an extensive f, inner of Scott I'minty, 
Kentuck\ ()ursnli|ect spent his e.uiy da)s <m the farm. lie entered Mount 
Pleasant C'uUcge, and was gr.idiialed m iSuj; commeiKed the study of law the 
same year, and was admitted to the bar in Nuiembei, iSO^. lie conimeuced 
practice .it Iluntsville, wliere he resided until he lemoxed In Saint Louis in i.SSi. 
lie g. lined i|iiile .1 wide lepiit.iliun as .1 l.iw\ii in K.iiidnlph and adjoining 
cuiiiilies The (udy olln c he e\ei held was iniinly atloiii<;y from 1.S65 to 1S67. 
lie is .1 firm, consistent ilemnci .it in pdlitu s lie fnrmed ,i partneiship witli J. S. 
Hunter ill 1 ,SO<S, ami fonndetl and edited the 1 1 iiiUSN'ille " 1 ler.ild," continuing its 
editorial management two years, since which tinie he has devoted his lime to the 
practice of his prolession. lie is a forcible talker, and h.is had great success in 
the management of his c.ises in court, si.-ldnm losing a case before a jury. 

.Since he li. IS been a meiidiei uf llie S.iiiit Lniiis b.ir he has been connected 
with a number of cases, the nmst import, lut Ijeing the celebrated case of (iiveiis 
vs. Van Studdifed. This case has been to the sub court twice (now pending). 
In the tri.d courts he got ,1 judgment for .$5,500, u liich w.is .ippealeil to the court 
ot appeals It has been the (iistian lur \'i:.irs lor the pidgesuf the circuit courts 



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fin the last ilay ul the Icriii In in.ikr a L;ciiiial milci llial all inulidus not disposed 
111 lie iiinliiuii-d til ihe next li-iin. The i Ici'ks never pnl this j^eneial order on 
llii' leeiirds; as the inntinii Inr m \\ trial was nut (lis|i()sed ul at the time at which 
the I ase was tried, and as lln liill of exeentii iiis did not show this ortier of con- 
tinnanie, Ik- li lok the pnsitr m in his argunienl and luiet helm e the court of appeals 
that the case was not propeily lielmc tliein The c <inrt, thidugh Judye Hakewell, 
sustained this view, and offered the iudi;nienL ul the cireiiit cnurt. This decision 
was an inipinlant one', and it alh\ led inaii)' ea-^es then pi-ndini^ in court. 

lie has tiaa nninlieruf yi ars i;i\a-ii real e^ta^e a spei iai attentiuu, and lias 
hounlit ami sold it in eonsideialih' ipiantil ies. While he lived in Randolph 
cnuutv he laid uut an addilinu tn the cit\' ul Mulierly containiuLj two hundred and 
ten lots, which is known as Christian's sul kI ivision. 

Since his residence in Saint l-uius, onl\' twu years, he has made two additions 
til the cit\\ liavimj snlidivided aliuut twenty acres on (,'(ite Ihilliante, which is 
lujw known as Cliristian's sul)di\ision and Christian's secuiul subdivision. This 
priiperty, throuj^h Mr. Christian and others, is now nearly all built up with cosy 
residences. 

Loui.s li. i;ki:Ki{i<. 

SAINT CIIARI l:S. 

1()C1S llh:.NK\' lUvI'Ms I'.k. ma)iir of the lily uf Saint Charles, was borji in 
J Kainen, Westphalia, 1 'rusMa, ( )cin|iei S, i S |S, lieini; a miu i il Philip and Wil- 

helmina (liutfurhini^O lireker In his inl.mcy ( i S |i)) the I. iriiily came to this State, 
and sc-ttlei! In Saint Charles, where the falln-r was a chithiiii.^ merchant for many 
years, .md when- he still resides, liulh he .mil his wile are in prime health. Louis 
ISreker attnnle-d the pnlilic si huuK and a C.ithnlu Chnri h school in this city until 
his ihirteeiilh year, w lien he liei ame ,i d nil inner I my in llie 1 'iiiim army. At lour- 
teeii In- tiiiik a muskel and earned it, senim;, as ilnimmer .mil soldier, between 
three aiul fmir years, beini;" in cnmp.iny II, i st .^ll^slluri stale uTilitia. ( )n leaving 
the army, Mr. lireker wnrked lur .Nathaniel Keid, .issistant .issessor, until he had 
earned money enough tu Like hiin tliron^h ,i lull cuuim- .it Junes' Commercial 
College, S. lint l.ouis, tiuiii \\ liii li he w.is ^i .idii.iled in the sii mmer ut 1860, In the 
autumn ijf th.it year he entered the oHice ul Jusepli M.iliei, clerk ot the circuit 
cuurt, where he remained sever, d \ears. lie then iranstened his connection to 
the eillice of (iustave Hrueie, clerk of the cuuiity court .ind recorder. Subse- 
ipiently he w.is with Henry li. .Machens, .is deputy collector and de|mty sheriff, 
fur half a ye.ir or mure. lie w.is clerk fur Colunel lunmons, Uniteil Slates 
assessor, when the car shops were started; and when Colunel lurimons became 
the secretiiry of that company, Mr. Hreker became his assistant, remaining with 
the colonel until 1.S75. 

l'"or sume time (jiir siibjct I li.id had llie prulession uf law in view, and iiuw 
turned his whole attentiuu to its study in the ollice of Sen.ilor lulwards, and was 



126 THE BliNCir A.VD /I.I/: Of A//SSOC//'/ C/TIES. 

ailmitlr.l to the l)ar in llu- spiiiinuf jSjO llr is doiiii;- a fair business in the 
tiv'il anil . I iniin.ii ( uni ts, anil is leuaiiU d as an upright and JKMioralde lawyci, 
anil a vahiaKh- cili/tai. llis i har.ii tci" in .ill i rsiu.'cts stands well. 

Mf. linker is i|inle |)M|)idai, and is kept alniust conslantl\' m sdnic oH'ice. For 
three terms in siiceession he was eleeled a Cdniu ilnian ficmi the fourth ward; and in 
April, i.S.Sj, he Wcts eleeted niaNur of the city, an office which he still holds. His 
politics are deniociatic. lie has a ^oud share of public spirit, and is prof^ressive 
in his disp(jsition. lie originated tin- hook and hiilder conipaiiy, and was its t'irst 
captain and president. The latter olfii e lu- still holds. He is secretary of the 
Saint Chailes Citizens' Assoc iation, rcKuder of the Scdnt Charles I.odi;e No. 105 
ot the .\niient Or.lercd I'niled Workmen, .md vice dictator of Iv.mhoe Lodge 
I Si J, of 1 hi Knif^hts of 1 lonoi 

.\I,iyor I'reker was married April 16, iSG.'S, to Miss I'lvira M. Charlesworth, <jf 
Saint Charles coniitv, and I'lxc- c hddreii, fcjnr daughters and one son, have blest 
this union, all yet living. Mr. J-Sreker is a Catholic. 

Ill,' has taken care ot hiniselt sine c- twelve years of age, and is largely self-edu- 
cated as well as scdf-made. He learned to write while in the army, still in his 
teens; all through his \-onngc-r \cMrs, while- his mates were at l>la)', lie was with 
his bih.ik; and so the drummer boy ot i.sOi is m.iyor of Saint Charles in 1883-S4. 



|< )1IX 1) D.WIS. 

.s.//.\ / /-Oils. 

SAINl' L()ITS IS well represented 111 the Ic-gal prcjtessioii by men who were 
born and reared here, and who, \\ hih- growing to manhood in the midst of 
the e\il temptations and inlluc-nces comnum to all large cities, have niaiatained 
the dignity and purity of thc-n 1 liarac tc r, and attained to an exctdlent standing 
in their profession I'mminenl among this class is John I) Davis. lie is a son 
of Ilcjr.ilio N'. and Marg.ircl (Johiision) i),i\ is, aiicl was boin •M.irch 30, 1S51. His 
father, who was born in I'ittsbnigh, I'cnnsy Iv.mia, came- to Saint Louis in 1833, 
.md nnld his death, in i.S;o, w.is pronii miitl)' idcMitilied with the mercantile inter- 
ests ot the cit)', 

Mr l),L\is prepared for college at tlicr Washington Cniversity, Saint Louis; 
entered the sophomore class of I'rim eton College in 1861;, and was graduated in 
the class of i.Syj. He read law in the oltice of (ilover and Shejjley, Saint Louis, 
and at the same time pursued his h-gal studic's at the- Sauit Louis Law School, a 
department of Washington Unix c-i sit)', t.ikiug his degree cjf bachelor of laws in 
1S74. Therenpon, he opened an ollicc- in Saint Louis, whc-re he has since contin- 
ued the ac tive pjractice ot his piolc'ssion, withcjut interruption, and with marked 
success. Re.d estate, cor]ioration ,ind commerc iai business have constituted the 
chiel departments ot hiswcjik.bnt Irom Ins admission to tlie bar he has been 
actively engaged ia geiu-r.cl practice, lonlining himself to no special branch of 
litigation. 



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The pdlilical IcaiiiiiLIb ol Mi. l)a\is air towanl the (.Icniucratic party, but we 
caiiiiiit Icaiii that he is an ai live pailis.m, or |iciinils aiuthiiii; to turn liim asiile 
1 1 1 un his pi iili-ssidiial laixn s. IK: evii hn I ly luves the law, and ib a st luliims, gi'ow- 
iiin man, 

Mr. Davis was iinitcil in 111,11 11, iL;e with Maiimi I,., (hiUL;hter ot J(.)lin K. Lioil- 
berger, ot Saint I^onis, November 0, i<^77. 



W'll.l.lAM I). CAKI.ISLl' 



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WILLIAM I). CARI.lSLi'. is a native ul Virginia. He was born in Phi- 
lippi. Harbour eoiuily, NLiy jo, 185 i, sou ol tlie late 1 lo[i. John S. Cailisle, 
representative and senator in eongress liom X'irginia, in all nicjrc than thirty 
years. He was Uniti'il .st.ites seiKili_ir at the time West \'iigini<i was made an 
iiide|)endent state. He- ti.imed the bill lor its organi/ation ; was instrumental in 
pushing th.it l)ill through longicss, and was alterwaril called "the lather of the 
state." liis loyalt)' to the I'liioii 1 .lUse durihg the war, .md his great ability, 
caused him l(i be a prominent landidate tor \ ice presiilent, with Abraham Lin- 
coln, ill |")lace of Andrew |ohnson. Ills icpnt.ition was national. He was a very 
elocpieiit speaker. lli- .itti'inleil the (oiuenlioii at Richmond, held to consider 
the question ot sect'ssiou, ami made ,1 |)owerliil speech .igainst seceding. The 
excitement w.is so great that his life was eiulangered Ijy mob violence. Mr. Car- 
lisle was sill rounded b\' the lo\.il l.idies ot Rii him ■nd, a ml u'as ])rotecled by their 
presence. They presented him with a puie white stone, taken tioin his native 
mountains ot West Virginia, \\ith ,1 charm attached, and an iiiscripti(jn was 
thereon written, expressing their .idiiiii.ilion ot him. He h.is been coin|jliinented 
as the strongest man in the senate at th.it time, and in a|ipearain.e Very much 
resembled the late Senator Ste|iliiii A. Doiigl.is. 

The grandfallier ot tnii subiei t was Jonathan Carlisle, a lawyer of great brill- 
iancy, learning and distinction, 111 X'irgini.i lie was the master of eleven dil'fer- 
ent hingiiages, and .1 descend. int ot the Hl.u k I )ougl.is family, illustriijus in 
-Scotch history. The mother ol our subircl, before marriage, was Miss Mary \i. 
(ieltings, ,1 tirst cousin ot (ieiiei.d Thorn. is Jonathan Jackson, familiarly known 
as Stonewall Jackson. 

William 1). Carlisle atteiuled the (ju.iker scIuxjI at Nazareth, Northampton 
county, IV'nnsylViinia, at eleven _\eais of age, and afterward the luilitury institute 
at Cottonsville, near Haltimore, M.irylaiid. He entered the University of West 
Virginia, at Morgantown, but hit lh.it institution at the close of his junior )'ear, 
at the age of seventc-eii \ears, on .iccouiit ot delicate health. He afterward 
attended Michigan University, ,it .Ann Arbor; studied l.iw in his father's ollice at 
Clarksburgh, West X'irgini.i, ,ind w.is admilted to the West Virginia bar 011 his 
twent)-lirsl birthd.iy. He comnienced piaitice at that place, and wastavored 



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77/A' /i/XCI/ l.vn Hii; Ol MISSOL'h'l tTlIF.S. 



with a IiIk-i.iI sluirt- of patron. 1141-, At the .ii^c i/l twciity-two lie was elected to 
ihi- h'i;iil.ilui'c, liv the lari;i-si ]Mi|iiiKir iiia)iiiity i'\ei ( axl tdr any r.iiiduhac in 
I lai risi 111 I . Mint \ . lie w a . .\\\ inih|icii(h ill caml iihlte, liri nt; the hi ill in the lulii ; 
U.11 a nninluT ut the i mii niitliis mi Im.iiH v, m ieiu c ami ails, ,\.\\k\ the jiiil iciary, 
and w.is clii led li\' r/.'v/ :\h'i' Vwlr, as inie 'A the managers to pixiseeule the aniliteir 
and treasurer uf the slate, mi artudes ed iiiipeaehiiieiU, l)nrinn this time he was 
ennat^ed in a number ol nuirdi'i eases, ami liad a lar^e |iiactiee in llie United 
Slates eonilb. 

In I )eeeinlier, 1.S75, he uas married lo Miss M.iry S. I'uster, ot Chicago, and 
consulliny lier preference- .is to residence, resigned his seat in the legislature and 
remo\ed to Chicago, where he remained two years, establishing ;i large and 
liierative [iractice, but his health failing, he was compelled lo seek a milder 
climate He spent six months in Colorado and California, recruiting his health, 
and came to Kansas Cil\', in 1 )ecember, I1S7.S, where he does principally a com- 
mercial biisiiiess. 

Mr. Carlisle is an ernditc- and profoniiil lawyer, in all branches of the jirofes- 
sion. Ills mind is subtle, liu id and compreheiisi\e. He possesses great lluency, 
and often illustrates his views with rhetoiical ligures. llis delivery is energetic, 
without verging on extravag.iiu e. lb; is uriiane in his m.inners, and is a gentle- 
man of culture ami relinement 



THOMAS A. WITTI-N. 

/■A7-,.\ 10. \. 

TWV. siili|eit of this skill li IS a )otiiig lawyer ol hue abilities. liy enter- 
prise, indiisti)' and close .itu nlimi to the business ot his prolessiou he has 
gained the universal respi(.t and c.iulideme i.l all who know him He was bm 11 
Jnlv -(, 1S5S, at Heckley, Kaleinh loiuitv, West \'irginia, ,iud is a son ol R. W. 
Witteii, a |ihvsiciau of cuiisidi-rable eminence Ilis niotliir belore inarri.lge 
was Miss Sarah 1'. Kiggs. ()iir subject was edmated at (irand River Cidlege, 
I'alinbnigh, .Missouri, Alter graduating Mr. W'ltlen was employed b)' 11. II. 
Craig, acliug manager for lii adstreet's iimimercial agency at Kansas City, aiul 
labored in the collection depailinenl and at ollice work, where he continued until 
September, I'Syg, when he was made liisl assistant ot Marshall College State 
Normal Si hool, at 1 luntingleui. West Vii>;iiiia, which posilimi he Idled with much 
cri'dit lor one year. 

lla\ing been reading law with Judge I']. Ward ( inyandotte, ot West X'irginia, 
,it intei\Mls since i.Sytj, he resigned his position, and was admittiMl to the West 
Virginia bar lanuary 5, i.SSi lie lenim ed to iv.uisas City, but on acci.>unt ot 
sickness soon removed to d'reutoii. lie formed a pai'liurship with 11. L Low, 
but Mr. Low Soon remo\'ei| trmii the cilv, and Mr. Witteii has practiced law h\ 
himself Sim e that time with e\eidhnit sm cess In Apid, oSS J, he was appointed 
citv atlmne\ 



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Ml". Willi n IS \w II IT, 111 III Ins |m"u1i ssii pm, .mcj lir | jdsscssl-s a coiupri-liciisi vc 
niillil, which is wril slnrrd wilh iiscliil kiiuwirilm' 

111- Is ,1 ll Ill-Ill s|ir.ik(i , am I alllb iii^li hr iiaui i all) rcasi his from cause to c licet, 
he I ll Icii ill II si rales his I liniit;h(s v\ iih lia| i|i\ i licti n ical linures; inclaphiir, an til lie- 
sis, simile anil \isiiin lullnw eai h nlliei in rich ami varied prulusiun, ami ihe 
i^lace III his i|cli\er\' is ci|nal In llie leliciU iil his iliitiiai 



WILLIAM T. JOHNSON. 

^ KAXSA^. CI rv 

A()scciila, Missiiiiii, Aul;iis| j, i^>.('^, ihc siilijicl nl ihis skeUh uas biirii, lie 
is ihe son 111" lion. W'alilo I' lohnson, t'lutiii Slates sinaloi al the lucakiiig 
iiiil III the \\.\\. anil allcr\\aiil in ihc con Ici Icratc senale llis niolhi'i' was Miss 
l'.inil\ Mooie Mr. |olinsiiii was eilmaleil al llie l'iii\'cisil\ of Notre l)aine, 
iiiMi South ISeiiil, Iniliana lie was L;iailnalcil in i.SdS, nail law with Ins lather; 
was aii mil Icil to tin- liar | line j.), i .S; j, and com mem ed |iiactice at ( )sceola, w here 
he remained imlil lamiaiw. 1^711, when lu- ienio\ed to Kansas City, and lormed a 
|iarl lursliip with |ohii 11 laicas rhe\ leccivi.- a reasunalile share of patronaiie, 
and are atlnineys for the Kansas (_' \\\ C'alde kailioad Company, and Kansas C'ily 
and Soiilhcin Kailwa)' C'onip.iii). Mr i olmson is a i.4ood lawyer, and practices 
in all 111 the courts, lioth stale and U-ilciai. lie is .i i.(enllem,iu of line presence, 
has a hinh. 1 ommaiidiiiL; liiiehcad, lilack e\es, lirowii hair and heavy heard, and 
even, lull and ( hissic tealnies lie is loiirleons, ndined and cultured, and is 
pleasant in Ins address, eas\ 111 Ins interconise with m.mkind, .iiid eiljoN's the 
siuiet \' 111 hi -. man \' I rimids. 



CM.WI L C L.\RK. 

,'.ii/( / / \ I, (,A7- / \" 

''T"^ 1 i I! sni i|ci I ol I Ills skill h IS a ii.il n e III A ndeison 1 niinl \', Kent iK ky , and 
1 son ill |ohii 11. and .\lellia |aiie(l!eamlianip)tl,iik, Ins liirlli lielilL^ ilaled 
March 7, 1.S50 llis fathci was .i ii.ili\e ol New |ersev. Ins mother oi Kentucky, 
lie received llis liieraiy cducaiiiiii al llie riii\eisil\ ol Kentucky, T,exini;'ton, and 
Helhanv Colhije, W'esi \'iri;inia, lieiim niadiiated at the hitter i nstil nlioii in 
0S7 ;, wilh till- highest hoiii.rsol Ins 1 lass, lie w,is presidenl one year of M.ir- 
sh.dl College, West \'iri;ini.i. Ihe lust normal siliool in lliat slate llis lei;.il 
education he obtained .it the (,"1 m.i n iial i law school, iecei\iiiL; the dei;i'ee nl liacii- 
eloiiil hiws .\piil .'.'. i.Sy:^, .nid lommencini^ pi.Klue at l.oiiisiana, Pike county, 
this stale. Wdiile ,1 resident ol Louisiana he litdil the oltii e of city attorney a lit- 
tle over two \c,irs. Ill l)ci emlicr, i.SSo, Mr. Cd.iik moved lo HmvliiiL;- (ireen, ten 
miles wcsl ol 1 ,1111 isi, 111, I. .ind llic coiinlN' se.il. \\here he is oiiile siiccessliil in his 



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|)i\ictii'c, ,is In- wa-' .il 1 .1 iiiisi.in.i ill- I.I h I ,1 '_;i II pel li imul.il h 111 in the lirst place in 
Ins cijiii ,it il III, ir'^.il a^ wi-ll ,is lilriai\, and is liiiijiiiii^ a i^imkI ri-|ilitatii ill <ls .1 
Miiiinl la\\\iT anil Micrcssliil aihiuair 1 Ir w.is i il\' all. n nc\ i il linu'linij ( irci'ii 
six nil .11 ills, ..nil li.i^ ai tfil a- i .. . .-i . uli iil' all. .inr\ /•/ c / ■/: mi tun .>i ihn.-t; occa- 
Mi.iis, III nil , an V iitlii I HI wliiil. Ill- IS j.lai . il \\.illi inaiknl aliility. lie was a 
|iii sKJiiil i.il I In I, .1 111 1 ,^,s , lai I III- I lain 1 1 k ami I', iiiilisli t irkct, iiinl sUinipcd llic 
sl.ilr, as lie iliil alsn iii i.'s.Sj, lir Ik iiil; an alilr .tiul pii|nilai" s|H-akLT, ck'arl)' anil 
liiirilil\- I II I'sciil mi; llii- |iiinciplrs iil lln- ilciiii u i ,i I ic |i,irl\', I'cisiins wllu have 
iillcn hranl liini mi tin iiisiinni ^ur liiiii i ix-i|it fin' In illiancv .is an uralur. Mr 
(."l.iik IS allmiu-\ Inr lln- C"il i/nis' K.inl, ul InAvlinj;- (inen, lie is a C'liaiilci 
.M.ismi, a ls,iiiL;iil I'l llmim- .iinl .i iiu-inln-r nl tin- Clnisiian C'lnnch. 

IK- w as married, I )ecenilier i ), i .^.S i , li. Miss ( ;eiii\ie\'i I ) Hennell. ut Cilia way 
emiiU\. and llie\' li,i\e mn- smi, Cii.imp t'laik. Ji. 



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1)l\.\l)l.l';\' 1> l.l';i'; \\as limn 111 lalihlnlil iininly. C'miiiecticut, M.ireli .'.), 
J i.S^.S 1 le was the smi ci 1 leiii \' 15, .iiid .Mai \' (.\ list in } I.ee, I 1 i^ tat her was 
a lari;i- larmer, builder and ailive luisiinss man Ills i; [.mil lather, l)a\id Lee, 
was a siildiei- in llie ie\'i diit imiai'V wai Ills father had live smis lulu in R. 
w.is a ra|ilain in the iilli rei^iineiil C'mineil iriii iiilanli\, and was killed at the 
lialtle 111 ,\'e\v Heine, N'mth C'ai i ill ii.i, in i .Soj, and I li.-iir\ 1 1 , | r,, was lirst lieutenant 
in the ylli iri^inieiU C'miini In n I iiilaiUi\, imiimaiided li\ C'ulmiel llawlev, imw 
rniled .Males seiuitm liinii t'lnini i In nt, .mil w.is kilh-d Inline Kiehniund in c;iie 
111 the l.isl enn'ai^iniienls in the w.ti l'.r.idle\- wi-iil intu the ser\ice as lii'sl lieu- 
liii.int 111 the 11, til re^inieiit C "i ni mi tieii I iiil.inti\ ; was .illerward a|ip(iinled \)y 
riesidi-nt l.ineuhi mi i;emral stall sei\'i< e, with rank (it laptain.and ariei'w.iiil 
piiMlliited 111 rank nl ni.iiin I le i nnl i niiei I m I he sen \ n i until the rinse iil the 
w.ir 

lie lust iiicived ,i rmnimni silinnl i d m ,il imi. .iml altiii\.ird was smile liliu- ill 
W illislmi Siininaiy at h.ast il.miplmi, .M.iss.n Imsetls. lie read law with Ilmi, 
1 I II am ( II Mid win, (it Riven mi. Lilchlieli I i mini \'. Im twn yi ars helme entering the 
.iniiy, and uiimi retirini; Irmii llie ser\ iee entered \'ale Law Sehiml, beiily; grad- 
nale-d tinrelium in i.SnO, when he e.ime iiiimed iatrl\' tu Saint Louis and enjra,i;ed 
in the piaitiee nt his pri ilcssimi. In i.Syj he Imineil a law partnership with llmi 
1'. H .\daiiis, miw (die nl the jmlLjes dl the (in nit idiiil nt Saint Louis, and 
remained with him until iSyM, when he was elected to the liench. Mr. Lee then 
formed .i p.iitnership with I imi |ilf C'haiidler, which i diitiliued for two ye.irs. 
.\lr C'li.indlei iciniwcd to \\ .isli i iii_. I mi in |aiinar\, i S.S i , \\iien Mr, Lee formed a 
p.ii Ineiship wilh lliiii 1) 1' l)\i I .111(1 Inliii 1'. hdlis, wilh whom he is at |ireseiit 
.issoci.lled. 



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lie i.s an rxccllciil tii.il law \ cr, a i^nod aclxiMali-, iiii id, liimiiuMis, lui^t-jU and 
Ic'Hiial. IK' is tli(iri>nL;hly vi-rscd in .dl nl llir lr» lmi( alitirs mI' the law. and tli(j 
rnlis (il |iiai'li( (■ in bulli slalc and |i-<lrral i laiils. in xvlilcli i dm Is the In in li.is .m 
cxlcnsivi |ii'ai.ticc. Mr I.ir is <i i;x-nllciiia n nl sliiil intcirrity. and cinidiicts all 
(if Ids business aiiurdini; tu tin liii_(licsl slandaiil m1 |)i'<>lcssi(nial rlliiis. 

Me is a L;cnllcnian of fiiif |ir('srni c, nl iiirdniin luii^lil. ul rdhiisl Idrill, an ill- 
tcllci m.d ( iiniUi-n.iiu c, anlniin hair and Mm- i-ycs; easy, coniU-uns, gentlemanly, 
and cnjox-s tin- sucict\' dI liis many liicnds 

lie was inaiiii'd to Miss W'ali rinan, dan^liter nl llun A I'. Walerman, nf 
licliiit, Wisi.iaisin, an rstiinaldi- lad\. 'I'lnx lia\i- Iwd snns. 



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C~^ l'!( )K( I I'. M S TI'^WA K r is a na t i \r .ii I lain|)ilcii c uniity, Massacli nscl Is, and 
T llu- siiii III Adams ,ind LuMiida links ( I .is maul ) Stewart, Ills patcinal 
^landlatliei" w as a i e\ c dnt ii mai \ --• ild lei (Moroi- |)re|ian-d hir eulN'ifi- at Mnnsun, 
Massacluiselts, Ae.idemv; entered I iiniii ('nllei;.', Sehenei ta<l v, and was giadti- 
,iled in iSo; AltiT .1 ti-nn nl sei\iie in lie- ariiu' lie lead law in tin' oliicc ol 
Aslimiin, Leimard and W'idls, nl S|inn^lield, Massac hnse-tls ; came tn Saint laiuis 
in t lie S|)rinn nt 1 ,S(i(j; was ad milled 1 1 1 tin I lai , and 1 mined iatel\ opened an olljce. 
lie has been in the general ii\d | a ael u e i\ er siiiee. In I'^iy. lie was appnilllcd 
dean (it the S.iiiil laniis law si Imul, whii h |)iisitiiiii he lilled until I'SyM, when lie 
resiuned 



()i,i\r;u r. » i..w. 

i/i i\ lit ■/ / / 1' 

OI,l\'l\K CARK()I.I, Cl.AN, pi 1 iseeni ini; attni ney lit I .ewis eLiiiiUy, is a sem 
111 lat t le Ii. and I !,ii bai a ( i (.'l.i\ , and dales his birth in the city nl Saint 
I, Dills May -'7, 1X41; Ills lalhei, v\ Im w.i-, ,1 native nl Keiiluck\', brniinht his l.im- 
ily tn Lewis (iinul)' 111 the snuimei nl 1 <Sn 1 , and settled mi a lanii three miles 
ilnillieasl nl .Mniuicelln, .ind tlie iie.xt il.i\' i mil mem fd teaching his snii, then 
Iwi-h'e veais nl age, linw In t.\i\ hiini wnik Tluee m Iniii" \eais later the lather 
went nil the I i\ei", and tnnk his nid pnsitmn .is laplain nl .1 ste.imbn.it, leaving 
()li>.er tn m.m.igi.' the laiiii. pininising him .111 nppnrtnn ilw by and by. In seciiie 
an educatiiiu Capt.iiu C l.u iiuesled his mnne\ in <i steamboat, had b.id luck, 
and when ( )liver wanteil tn prep.ii e I m inlleg(.', he learned thai he inn si pa\' his nw 11 
expenses. fins liedid,.ind w.is ^r.idu.iled .it the C'liiistian I 'niveisit\', C'antnii, 
June 4. iS/i. I, iking the lull b.ii In Inr til .11 Is course. .\t tin- st.irt, nil entenng 
thai iiistitiilinii. lie tnnk llie pi ist nl |.iiiitni. which he held the lull liair \ears. 
Milling the List three yisiis he .dsn lie.ird t \\ n lessniis dail)'. keeping up with his 



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i>\\\\ (J,is^i>. l)iiriiiL; llii- lallci h.ill 111 thai |i<ii,,il he -a,i^ alsi. (iiic uf llir cdiliiis 

"I ^1"- " I 'lliv cTMty Kci Clll," ,1 111! Ill ill I \ |icT|i"il( .ll III .l.ldlliull til ill lis SU PI II 111- 

iiii; liiniM-ll In- lull] In liclii Ins i.ii lin 

()ii ll -aviiii; ihr iiiii\ 11 >il\ Ml (la)' I'.a-. <miii;^ a sin, ill sum ul" mmiev, ami lo 
lii|iiiilalr this drill he nilcKd llir ii|i( iiisl w liral liidds in llliinus tliiTi: days alter 
111 riviiiL; Ins di|iliiina, and w.'ikrd Ins \\a\- m nl li ward iiilu i mitral MiililL'suta, 
s|iriiduiL;' till- linn: liarvisi iiil;, 1,111111114 nimn \ rnniii^li lu -^i|iiari- .uxniiiils with his 

I li-ilil,iis, A\\^\ I lUiirnrd li.inir Sr| itrni I h-i | In llial anil 1 hij taiiLjht si, |i,iii| three 

niunllis ninth nl Cantiin. then Imik a snln n di nale |iiisiliiiii in the |)iililie sehnuls of 
I antiin, and the next year Ins aine |irMii ipal wl llinsi si linnls, aainini;- ijieat credil 
li\ Ins a 1 11 lit y and Ins lidi lit\ a> a leai liei in 1 ,S; | he t, 1, ik i'mlessin ( li nit's plaee 
in the nialhenialii al 1 hall 1 il the iinivei sii \ , and m i 11 pied it tur three years, reaij- 
11114 Ku\ a I the same 1 line nude 1 I III pre. 1 pti n ^ll ip , il I il.n 1 and M arrlnnn I. 1 1| Mmi- 
tiiellii. 1 le was admitli d tnllir li.n ill .'leplemlier, 1 Sjd, while still leaihiiiL; 111 
llie nnl\eisily, an example nl 1 ml ii^try .ind perse\ erain e winlhy ul all tumiiieii- 
datiiin. I 

Mr ( l,i\ lii/i^aii iir.iitiee at Mi nit nil In m |iiiie, 1.S77, am! uas iint Imin in 
linildniL; np a ^nnd Inisiness, Im he had man) liieinN v\ hn had witnessed Ins 
sliniiLtles In i.SSj he Was elii led In lln eniinty nll'u e alread\- ineiit inin-il, and is 
inak in;; an I 111! I en I pmsi 1 mm I I is ind n ,1 1 ' is si ai 1 el\ mali lied aimniL; I he 1 1,1- 
tii niK nl the I mini _\ lie I - .1 in an nl I M 1 Hint pidijmi nl. a ^m id ei iiinsel nr, a 
liiL;li-tniiid m<in n! line literai\ aeenm pi islnnents, and pnpiilai in the iiainly. 
This m,i\ lie sei-ii Irmn llie hn I that tlieie weie twn 1 am ! id, lies .ij^ainst linn Inr 
pi n ,11 II I I m; ,ll I nl ne\ 1 1 III- had I u ii e ,1 , mall \ \ nl es .1 . I mill nl them 

Ml ( lav h.is iinilniiiil\' \iilii| the di mm i.ilii tieki l; is all ( Idil- I'dlnw. ,ind 
hnlds the nlliie nl 141, iml iniidiii tnr nt tile (iisiml I.iidi4e nl .Missmiri, ,iml has 
1 e| I re sen lei I h is d istrn I in t he ( i isnid I a Ml',4e at three ses-,i mis; is ,1 iiieinl ler 1 it the 
(.'h list 1,111 ( dun I ll, ,nid ,1 1 1 iisii e n| C In 1 1 1,111 l' 11 1\ eisi I \ , .ind is ,1 111,111 nl sniid 
ninr.il .IS well ,is lentil eh. 11,11 ler 

lie \\,i-i married |nm j^, 1.S7;', In Mi^s C h.iilntie I ii;4i4s, 'd.ninhler nl |,unes 
1^1,14,1^'^, nl Lewis iniinU. .mil llii\ li,i\ s Iniried line d.ins4hler, ,ind h.i\'e Iwii snils 
.1 ml line da in4litei I i\ 111J4, Mis ( l.i \ is .1 ,,4 1 ,id 11.1 1 e nl t In 1 l.issii ,il dep,iilnient 1 il 
the Cdiri-.li, in I 'ni\ei SI I \', and ,1 lelimd ,iiid ,11 i nmplished l,id\' 

111 hinii.n)', i.S.S^, Mr Cd,i\ innk iiiln p,irl iieisln |) |,iiiies T ldn\-d, \\lin had 
I II -en ,1 1,1 w si ml en t nl his, .mil ,il ,111 e.ii I ler il.i \' mie nl hi^ liri^hti-^l pn|nls in I he 
(.'hristnin I 'n i\i.M sit \ . 

\ L;ent leivuin \\ hn li.is kiinwii .Mr, C l,i\ Irmii lin\linni|, ,nid wlm witnessed his 
st 1 ni4",i4les 111 nlilainiiii.4 .1 1 l.issii ,d eilnisil imi, ilnis unites: ".Xs prnsec,aitiiii4' ,iUnr- 
ne\' Mr (day is gi\iiH4, I lliiiik, \i i\ t4nnd s.ii isKul imi Sei.nrini4 '"' •d'slr.iet nl 
the title III the lands in ihe iniiiit\ mi ,111 impiiwed pi, in, he is well .leipiainled 
with mil himled interests, ,iiid h,is inspired niii penple with pindeet ennlidence 
lie lines ,1 1,4111111 lie. 1 1 111 llie re.il esl ate Inisiness, 1 111 \ 11114 •""' '^ell iili4 Inr nllier p.li- 
Ins, liniinwiin4 iiimiiN .ind 1 II \ e-,1 1 1114 ll |,,r .itlieis, eti , lie is iei;niiled .is a 



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Cliiistiaii i;i 111 ic 111,1 n ; li.is iii'\cr lii-lia\'<.-il tlir ion lidriii c c i| \\\\ pulil ic.il parly, anil 
Ills 1mI1iii-|I( r is alv\'a\s nil llii shir . il \ ii liir ami l;i "mI diiUi . ll is allllnsl nrrillcss 
til sa \ 1 1 la I 111- lias si I niii;" I I iii\' II III Ills in la \ i n i il i ii;lil , In nu ir and |iisl ice. A>i a 
"I'll Inrnisluil lauyri. laitlihil In i\ii\ liiisi, i in I nst i n mis ami paiiislaliiii^, lie has 
llir Inii^lu |)ioinisc nl a sucn-ssliil raii-ri 



JOSI'I'll r. SAMOKI). 

JOSRPII THOMAS SAN I "Ok I), |inl,lK a.lniinistrali.r Im the lauiiUy of Moil- 
lue, is a iuili\T III llnniy idiiiiIn, Kciilm ky, a s.jii ut l'r\iii M, ami Siirah Ann 
(l)ausuii) Santinil, ,iiul was hiuii Si -pirinliri i, i.Sp^; Imih parciUs wi-ie alsu limn 
ill thai stair In iSjijUir laniil\ i aiiic In this sialc, ami the lU-xl year settleil 
ill Miiiirne iiiimty, mi a laiiu mar I'aris, wluic the lallui is slill living; liie 
niiitlu-r ilieil in i 8Si . 

luseph Santonl worked mi the l.iini ami attended seliDul until eighlceil (jr 
nineleeii years old ; leai liiiiu; tun lei nis lie read law with I imi. A. M. Alexander, 
nnw ineniber nl emigress Im the si emid disiriet; .illemled mie cmirse nl leelnies 
at the Saint l.oiiis Law Silmnl, was lieensed In |iiaetiie in 187(1, and the nexl 
yi-ai ( iiiiiiueiieed piaciiee in I'aris, ihe shin tnwn nl Mnnine eniinlv lie is dili- 
gent in his studies ami in his Inisiness, sat ii d l\ 1 egaids the interests ut his clienls, 
and has the eniilideiue nl the 1 1 iminunily in his limiest)' as well as aliilily. 

iM I" Saiilnrd waseleiti'il piiMie ad 111 lIll^l lalm" li\ his deim leralie' Lnnslitneiils 
in 1.S7I1; was leeleeled in iSSo, and is nnw sii\ ing his sei niiil u-rm. lie is lailli- 
I'ul ill the disehaige ut any Irusis (milided In liiiii. 

Mr. Sanlnrd is an ( )dil- I'idlnw , and has taken all the degrees in the siilinrili- 
nale ludge. lie is a ynnng man nl i;nnd ihaiaeter, ami nl ainliilion ciiuiigh to 
stinmlale hiiii to elose a|)pluatimi lo his legal and soeial diilies. 



OKI.ANDd liriT. 

Mi: \ n o. 

TWV. geiitleiiuiii whose name heads this sketi'li is a son u( Abraill L". and 
Aniamla ( Netliei Imi) llitl, and was limn in ()lilhaiii emiiily, Keiilueky, 
lime J^, 1S5,; I lis parents were also Imrii in that emiiily, and lielong lo llii: 
agiieiill iiral 1 ominiiMilv, In iN^n the laniiU iiin\ed to Audrain eomit)', Missouri, 
and have li\'eil Ik'H- siiiee ih.il time, im epl diiiiiii; ,1 pmtimi ot tin- period nl the 
civil war, when lliey wme with I heir Iriends in KeiiHnk\. 

()rlaildo llitt received most nl his literal)' educalion al the Missouri Slale 
University, .it ("olnmlii.i, w here he spent lour years lie gave one year lo st ud\' 
111 the law depart iiK III nl ihe s.mie iiisl il lit inii, ami was nue ye.ii in ihe St. He 



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I I|ii\ci sit\' lit l\i-iit lu k y, .it 1 ,i'\iiiL;ti 111, wild !■ he was i;r,iiluaU'il in I1S77. Since 
t li.il I i.ilc III- 1 1, IS I M-rii III |ii'.ii til r ,it Ml ■, II > i, ,1 111 I li.is till lit up a ^uiul I in si lie ss 
III till si'viral iiaiils nl llii stair lie is a \imiip^ man 1 il i^i m id Liiniinnn sciisl', 
riu-iL;clu ami iniliislrn mis, .iiul lias .ui|iiiiiil ,111 .uriiralc, practical k iuiwlc(lij;c ul 
till- lau'. Ill- lias (. iinsidci alilr nl tlial l.n t iutcss.uv to a sucicsslnl trial lavv\'cr, 
.mil u liilr hr has nut .1 \ i\iil 1 iikil; I ii.it lull lie ii.is .1 strung;-, logical mind, and stales 
.iiid aii;ius ,1 case with cir.ii iiiss .iiid pii risiiin. lie has .1 iiii,;li sense ot honur, 
.iinl is piiiiiipt in .ill Ills iiiisiiiess ti.in^.ii I il HIS lie h.is never applied fur an 
iiliice, eitlji r eiei'ti\i' nr appi liiit l\. e, wliuli he li,is nut niit.niled 

.Mr ilitl was elected jiisliee ul the pe.iee in the .lutiimn ut 1.S7.S, and resij,;ned 
th.it iitlii e ill the earl) p.iit ul iS.Si, in the spiiiiL; nl wiliili vivir lie w.is elected 
i.il\ .ittiiinev lie was reelei ted in i.S.Sj, and held the ullice tw'u years, perluilii- 
ine its duties t.iilldully, .lud tu the ^eiiei.d s.it isl.ii, t iuii ut his cunstiliients, lie 
li.is lieen I'liited .St. lies cummissiunei lui the hist three ur luiir \i'ars 

Mr I lilt lieloiins tu the demi icr.il ic ^eliuul ul pulitics, lint is uul, \vc under- 
stand, p.iitii iilaiiy .ictive lie is nut unU .1 < luse student <it law, hut has cini- 
sider.ilile literary taste, .ind .1 eliuice culleetiun ul miscell.ineuus huuks, the works 
1 1| 11 line I Hit standard autliui s lie is a st ml luns, will inlurmed m.in, ut cuui'teous 
.md ni-nlh manly denu'. iiiui, .111 .it temhi ut ul the ( 'li risi i.iii ur l)is(iple C'lnnch, 
.mil ,1 m.iii ut excellent slaiidiiej 111 the 1 uiii 111 unit \- 






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LIM K ).\S( ) C .S TMW .\K I' is .1 n si 111; l.iw yei uf line .ihilitn-s, lie was born 
at l.eli.inun, 'renmssee, .\ui;usl jy, i.'spS, .md is the son ul (ieiieral Ale.x- 
.inder I'. Stew. 111,. I i;i.idu,ite ul West I'uinl, .md tllst entered tile cunlederate 
.irni)' as m.ijur ut artilleis'. lie w. is |Humuied suecessivel) to hriL,^adier general, 
ni.i]ur i;eiiei.il ,iml lieiiteii.uil L;ener.d ; tm i|. p.ii I in .ill ut the 1 1.1 1 ties under { i en - 
ei.ds l>i.f.;L; .lUd |useph !■ luhiiNiun in .M.iIi.iiiih .mil Teiinessee, ,ind tin- piincilKil 
|i. lilies Ul ihc .Mississippi \'.ilh\ .md m Ken t m k N', duiiii; i;. ill. ml .md elteclise 
ser\ ice, .IS the Instill \ ut tlieu.irin ihuse si.i 1 es luui e t ully sliuws. 'Ihc mother 
ol unr su1m''cI lieti h e m.i 1 1 i.i^e w.is .M iss 1 1 .1 iriet C'li.ise, ,1 rel.it i\c ol I lun. S.dmuii 
1' C'lwise, kite < hiel insiiieut the supreme eunrt ul the I 'iiiled States 

.Miihunsu w.is ediie.iteil .it C'u lU 1 le 1 kind I ' n i \ eisi t v, a t l.eb.muii, 'rcnnessee, 
Hr.idu.il iiii;- in i.Sn.S, ,uid rei ei\i uij, t he decree ul li.ichelurut l.iws. lieini;" under 
lwent\' line ce.irs uf .ll^e, .iml n insei|iien 1 1 \ tuu \iiiini;- tu he admitted to the li.ir, 
he rem. lined .is .1 pust L;radu.ile .11 the law scliuul ,1 year, .md presideil as jud^e 
of the niiMil luurt lie w.is then .idmilteil tu the li.ir, and cummenced practice 
.11 Willi hesier, 'rennessee. with i;iiuil sm ■ ess, 1 iHii.imini; there uiie \c.ii, when 
he received .1 prupusitiun fiuin | iiih_;e Svlv.iims hi wins to ^ci to .Mississippi, Jndj^e 
I'^vaus h.id ,111 ullice .It Meiidi.iii .md .mutliei ,il hinterpi ise, Mr, Siiwv.iil w.is 



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lilai'c-il ill i.liari;u dl llic dII'h r .il I'ailc rin isr, Imt iiol ,is an ripLiI paitilrr. At the 
c-ikI (>I lIic liisl \i\\v he a< c. iplrd ,iii ulUi l.i liri.aiU' a pailiirr mi c(|ual l^•nll^ lur 
a li-iin cil li\i' \rais 'I'lir liiisincss .,| ihis lirm was \v\\ i \U-iisi\ c 'I'licv were 
the allnnifVs 1 1| llic M.iliilc ami ()liio K.diii^ail (,"■ nil pa n \ 1 1 u 1 lial ilivisioii ami 
iillirr iiiiporal h ai-, This p,i il lu isli i p iva-i iIi^miUciI Ii\ iiiiiliial iniiscnt. Mr. 
Sli'waiL tlii-ii icainivril In Saint laniis, aii'l pi.u liicil ahnn a little iivcr ,1 year, 
and was llicu assin lalcci in pal I ncrsli ip \\ itli |mli;r Amliiw KiilL; ami Judj^e J. 
W I'lullipb., wliu'li lasted SIX imJiUlis, and was dissuhcd at tile leipiesl iil Mr. 
Stewait. rile pai linn ship dl i'liillips and Sliwarl was llnni l.niiied, and still 
eniiliiiiies 'l'lie\' are <liiiiiL;" a laii;e liiisiiiess, de\ailini;" then attentmn prineipallv 
td ( < pi'pi M'alii ni and Cdinniereia I law; ai'e altdnie\s lor tlie Saint I. dins Cuttdii 
(."laupress Cdinpaiu', 'general sulnildis fdi the Texas and Saint laniis l\allwa\' 
CdinpaiiN', and haw a hui^i- Cdlh eiioii department in their dlliee, managed ehietly 
li\' twd clerks. I S hmesandCr II Ten Ihdck 

Mr. Stewart is ai tive, eneii^etii ami a L;ddd trial lawvei and excellent coim- 
sid. a llneiit s|ieaker, eudd ad\ci( ate and exi idhnt citi/en I le married' Miss I'lliza- 
lie ill Smith, the did v scinn dl the Smith ia milv in I'l ankliii cdniity, Teniiessfe, an 
estimable and relined lady. 1I( r penple were ihe must pi.iniineiit Ot aii\ in that 
Cdiintv Thi-y lia\e I w'd idiildien, ime sdii and diie dani^hler. 
V 



IIO.X. (.I'OKCj: Dl-.M.SON. 

C^ I^ORCiiC l)i';N'iS( )N' was limii in W i ndsdr i cuinty, Vermont, November 24, 
X i'^,?i; the son ol Daniil ami I'amelia (lieail) Denisdii. 1 lis LCraadlalher, 
C-'dldiiel (ic'di^e heiiison, w.is a prdininenl m.iii, wild emigrated Irom Connecti- 
cut and settled in X'ermont, where- he dw iied a laii^e esiate, abont one iiimdred 
Ve.iis ayo. llis father was ediualed td ihe |)i c ilCssidii iil the law, and was sev- 
eral times a member oi the slate lei^islat nre. The pn ii;eiii tdW dl this lari;e and 
t"a\diabl\' known lamih' in the I'liiled States was William Menisdii, wild hinded 
ill M.iss.u 1 111 setts 111 I (1 ; I , in w hi i ,e l.imi l\ 1 1 le ci lebi .1 led 1 iid i.iii missioiiarw jdhii 
I'didi, W.IS eiiipld\ed .IS .1 liildi ,ii (he lime dl his imniiai atidii to this Ciiiintiw 
riieidimdei dl the br, inch dl the l.iinib 1 1 diu w hicii on r subject is a ilescemlant 
was Ca]itaiii (ieort^e Meiiisdii, <i suhliir .iiid the imisi successful Indian lii;'llter ol 
his time. ilmiself iiiid wile were bdtli 1 elebr.ited for their elei^ant peisoiial 
appearance. Captain Deiiison died in Harlldid, Connect i( lit, ( )ctdber J,;. I'lijt. 
(ieiii'tre was ni-.iduated lri>m Amhersl College in 1S55. He alterward attended 
the law uiii\ ei sit\ .It .\ lbaii\ , i_;i .idii.il mil; tnmi that institnlion in 1S57, and was 
admitted to the New \'oik b.ii. lie 1 ,une lo Saint lamis in 1.S5.S, and his prac- 
tice extended into ,ill ol the i mii Is. bdlli sl.ite and federal, .iinl the supreme cm ill 
al W'aslii iii;lon, Uistricl ol (.'olninbi.i In 1.S70 he w.is rt'piiblican (andidate loj' 
|iidL;c ol ilie prdb.ite cdiiii d| S.mit l.diiis cdimu, .md 111 1 >;.s i he was n^piiblican 



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77/F /.7 yi7/ l\'D A'./.V <>/ .T/ /Wi'ifA-/ UllES. 



caiulidali' h>i- |ii(lnr ul ilu- luui i ol t i iiniiKil (. i pii n tuiii i.l lin- city (il SaiiU l.oui^. 
Ill I .S7; 111- was a 1 1| Mil lit 11 1 jiid'^i- (il iIk- ^lainl 1 ,11111 s ] » ilii r i 1 mil, whii h pdsitiiui 1k' 
liflil six \ ciib, L;i\'iiin llii' iilinost salislai tii in, .iml m i.s.S; he w.is au.iin .ippciiiUcil 
111 llif s.iiiir |iiisitiiin, wIikIi lir imw ImM-. lli is a snunil l.i\v\ci in all ul lIu; 
1 |i|i.ii I nii'ii Is 1 1| till- pn ilissii .11 

|iiili;r ilenisnii \\ ,is iiKiiiiril. ill i.^').!. In Miss I'.niiiui Atibdll Webstfr, a lady 
111 lan- a( ( 1 implisliinciils .iiid hi;,^lil\' cdiiiaU'd 



JOHN' .\. IIAkRISON. 

S.I/iV J fOl'/S 

InllX .\ IIAklvIS()\ \\as JMiiii ,il l,r.\iiii|lun, Missouri, .XnvrmlnT 0, iJ^SO 
ill- IS llu- siiii ul kc\ |iilin A. I I. in IS. Ill, ,111 LMiuiiiiil rlci'ny m.iii, '' n.itivr ul 
! ,\ nrliliiM nil. \'irL;iiii.i Ills iimllu-i w ,is .Miss I'aiima .M.iiiru, daii^,'lil( r ul I'liiilip 
.M.iiir.i. ,111 iild i( sidcnl ul .S.uiil hums, .iiid piiiicipal ul the hiiialc srnun,ii\, 
.iliuiii ilir \i-ar 1.S.40. ()ur sulijii l u.is cdm .ilcd al W'rsi 'rmni-ssrc C"ullr^c, .11 
|.ii k-uii. TiiinrSsrc, i(Tii\iii'n Ins (jri^irr in 1 S(,i) I'lir !• rl|, ,\sini.( V(-'ar lie inni- 
iniiK cd I III- slnd)' ul 1 In l.uv, w illi 1 lie Lib- (,'1 1.11 lis ( i. .Maiiiu, ul .S.iin t I-oiiis; was 
.idinillril lu ilic liar in Nu\ cm lui , 1S71, .md li.is pi.iclncd wilh c.xi'Ldlciil mu( ess 
sini'u lli.il umc. In I'iIhimi \', iSSj, In- luriiu-d a pailiu-rship with Masuii (/. 
Smith. riu)' .ire duini; .1 lluiii isliinn livil piacliic. Mr llaiiisun is wrll pustfd 
in the staliitr law, ^\.nd 111 the decisiuiis ut the runils; li.is a suund piaLtiral jiidij- 
meiit and ,1 idpiuiis tluw uf iaiigna;.;r. Ilr sl.iiuls liii;li <is a lili/en; is a dili^c-nl 
stiidcnl, .iiid ihcrc ,ne vny liw men at the Saint l.uuis liai whu spriid ,is nuicli 
linic at I lusc wuik in the law lilirar\' as Mr. llairisuii lie has a remarkably 
n'uud client. ii.je. 

Ill- w.is marrii-d A|iiil jCi, i.S.Si, lu Miss .\I,iru-t(,i (i II.'ill. a liii.ililv aceuin- 
jjlished .11 id i-stlmable l,id\ . 



•;m. 



1 



TIK )M.\,s W. Col.l.lN.s. 

.v;/\-/ yosi-i'ii 

'li( )M.\S W. COl.l.l.NS W.IS I Mil II Nuvemliei 1, i.S J5, m Sciulu i uuiil\-, Olliu; 
the sun ut Thum.is .nid ^iis.iiui.ih ((,',iie\) Lullins Ilis p.irenls were butli 
\' i 1 niiii.ins, ,ind renuived tu()liiu.il an e.iiK da\- \ unni; Culliiis cum nuaii ed his 
edin.itiuii ill the cumniuii schuuls, .md linislied it 111 the semin.iry at .Miincie, 
Indian. I lie read l.iw with l.iiiKs C'r.iii; .uid l.imes I'uslir, ut llult cuiinlw .Mis- 
suiiri ; W.IS .idmi tied lu tin li.ii .it ( Jre^i ni, 1 lull 1 uiiiit\-, li\- | udirr .\lmund, in 1 ^S- I 
went tu I'.ililurnia in lli.il )e.ii. wluie lie lulluwid le.a hint; until 1M35, wlii-n he 
ret Hilled tu ,M issuuii. sett led in the [11 .cetic e 11 1 the l.i w 111 ( )i et;{)n, and w .is l.uured 
with a liberal share ul p.iti un.ii^e lie w.is .ippuinled cuuiUn' .itturney uf Hull 



111!-: i;i-NC!i A\ n hak o/- Anssoi-'h'/ c/ ///■:$. 137 

!• unity in J N; ;. lie w ;is tin- (IrnuH-ialii' < .imliii.ili- lor cik nil pidi^c in i.Sy j, and was 
(Ulc .lied 1]\ |ndi;c Kclli\' \<\ i'id\' a lew v'utcs, allliun^li llic dislrirl was lari^cly 
i i|inl)li(an In i.Syt; In- iinrnxcd In Sainl |nsc|)h, uhcic he lias licrn in llu; |nac- 
lirr 1.1 llii- law (AIT Sim c. Ml. (.'ulliiis is an aMc lawN'rr, li.ivinj^ a ri miprrliensive 
niiiid, and is a li)L;i<al riMsniirr lli- is a ^cnllrnian liin"lil\' respected Inr his in- 
tei^iil V and npriiilitness, 

Mr, Cnliin>, was nianied Ma\' ii, 1H55, .it ()rei^(in, to Miss Sarah Burnett, 
dani;ht<'r nl Rnland and Nam \ ISnrnett They have hail two ehildren, oin- of 
uhinn, John V, ColliiiN, is still livin;;-. lie is a "graduate ol Vale C(jlleye, class of 
1 SSi , I le was ca|itain of tin- \'ale ImatiiiLf i ri-u that Won the piize in iSSi. After 
^radiiatini; he went to I'aiiope, and lia\(lid mie \ear, retnrninn' lioint;; he then 
journeyed to Calilmnia a\-h\ relniiied; he is now readliiL; law in his fatiier's oltice, 
ami is a |iii nn isine- \'iiiiiit; man. 



s 



SAMUl'.L A. I)\SAR'1\ 

/.JjVC.IS /7:A\ 

^AMl'lil, ANDKMW MN'SAKI' is a native of Tennessee, and was l)Orn in 
Marshall eoiinl\', t)i.toliei 1 ;, o^.),;, his parents lieint; Milton llall I )ysart and 
Ilarriet (.', (Neill) I'.wini^ l)\sarl. The)' were liolh natives oi Tennessee. Tlie 
lather was a Prcsljvtei iaii nunister. In 1 >i5 4 the lamily went to l)avis coiijitv, 
lo\\a. Tlie son attended the- Tinv, I )a\ is eoinit\', .\cadeniv, and Knox College, 
( i.desliiirnh, Illinois, le.iviiiL; in tin: sophinnoie year. He tani;ht S( hool a short 
linii' ,ilt(rwaril; read law wilh I'alinei and Weaver, ol I Uooinlield, Iowa; was 
adniitteil to the bar at lilonmlield in oSO;, and ( onirneneed ijractiie tii.it year at 
[..incister. 

in i.Syi, in company with Ileiii)' A Miller, he lioiinht the "I.anctister lixccl- 
siia",",ind m.ide it a denioci atn new sp.ipei , and twiiye.iisoi more al terwtird dis- 
piised ol iiis interest to Mr. Miller, h.ivini; previously lonniK'd tlie "Seotl.md 
Conntv Xews" at Mi-mphis, .mother democi.itii' ort^an. in i^j^ he sold out, 
relniiied to i.ane.ister, and, his lie.dlh lieiiit; |iocn", went into the inei'Ctmtile l)iisi- 
ness. 

In i.S7(^ Mr. 1 )vsart returned to tlie |>ractice of the law, fin'mintfa ]iartnersliip 
with N. M. Shelti.m, .ind the lirin ol Slieltoii .ind l))Sart still continues. 

Mr. l))'sart is a paiiisLikiiiL; .ind .icciirate lawyer; neve'r u;ives an o|iiiiioii or 
undertakes .1 cause without in.itiire delilier.ition .iml ciretnl, conscientious iuves- 
li).;'.ition ; is ihoroiinhly inlormeil, ,md yet is ,111 industrious student; is .1 ui.m ol 
deep convictions, .ind cherishes his opinions as he would .1 uurslint;; is a lluent 
speaker, a close, logic ,il le.isoner, and tries .1 cause with equal success either 
before the jury or the cum I; an under em rent ol n.itivc- humor in his makeup 
freipieiitlv m.inifc'sts itsidl when lieloie the jiirv, lluit goes l.ir tow.ird rendering; 
his speeches c'iiec t ive 



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77//r Hh.WII A\l> l: ih- I'/ MlSSOUkf CITIES. 



Ml' I )\^.ii I lias liclil dillc'i ml ulli. i;s oi iiiist .iml iispi insi hi li t V, .11 id disc harmed 
llicii diiliis uilli liili'liU' l'> IIh- laililii While III Idua lie was liir llirrr years 
sii|)ei iiiLeiidciil (it I III- I ml jIk SI Ik Jills 111 I )a vis c wiiiil \' ; In- was IrcasuriT til Si liuv Icr 
iiiiinlv III iSyd-yN, ami siiii e jaiiiuiiv 1, i''S''si, li.is lieeii |ii nseeiil Inu; aUiiinr\' iit 

llll LUIlllU . 

lie- I-. a simii\\|]al ac live driiiiM lalii |mi1]||( 1,111, and a inenilicr ul tliL- Aiuii-iU 
( )i dn III I iiiU'il W'liik men. 

Tlie \\\\u nl Mr, |)\sail w.is I'di/a llii;licc, daiinlitfr (it I'ddt-r Jesse IIii;l>ce, of 
llie Cdiiisiian Cliiinli, maiiied al 1 )iakes\',illL-, Davis luunlv, lnw.i, \u\\^- j, 18(18, 
and tlie\ have liiiiied mie daiiL;liU'i', and ha\e li\e 1 hildren livini^ 



1,0 1 'IS U. (jlIX. 

K \ \ s \s CI rv. 

TWV. subject ol tills skeli li is a nalucur i'ike loiinty, Mississippi, and was 
liiiin in Oi'tiilnT, 1855 lie- is iIh sdii nl the late Hun. James H. IJniii, onrc 
pudiale indue nt I'lke i iiiiiil \ , .mil a nieinlier dI' the Cdiistitntinnal conveiUicm 
held 111 Mississippi allei the wai Jiidi;e ()iiin was a v^imtlenian lii^dily respeeti-d 
liir his iiileliectnal atlainiiieiits. and piiniiples nl Inmm and npii^ditness. Ills 
innlher, I k-1i ire iiiarria^'e. was Miss Nanissa !'. Smith. I.niiis was educated at the 
Uni\ersit\' nl Mississi|ipi. at ().\luid, i;iadiiatinn truin the law depailmejit in 
18S0, lie cummeiued. the piaitice ul his protessiun, with excellent success, in 
Sumner , mil l.e l~li ue ci mn I ns llecametn K.insas (.'ily in Decenilier, 188,?, and 
tmnied a partnership with his linithei , 11 S tHun, under the linn name id (_>nin 
and (hiin, where they ha\'e made a ^nml lieL;inii iny, in the |jrai tice nt law Mr. 
( )iiin is \\ell read in his pn itession, tries his cases well, and is a painstaking, 
Ci iliscieiit ii lus lawver, and ,1 L;eiil leiiian liiL;hl\ respected wherever he is kiinwii. 



II 



lircii ,s. ( ir i\. 

A ;.\ ^.; sen v. 

r(ill S. ()l'IN is a memlier nl llie linn nf ()iiiii and (_)uin, and to the 
sketch nf his elder liinlhei leleieiice IS made ,is In his jiareiitaire, lie is ,1 
IndliaiU vniiiig hiw)'er, h.iviiiL; .t lev^al mind nl hi'^li nrdei. lie is a tlneiit, e,isy 
speaker, .ind will undmilitedly liecniiie mie nt the finest nratnrs at the bar nf his 
district. His mind is subtle, cle.il ,iiid ci mi pi elieiisi\e. Ilis success thus t,ir at 
the b.ir li.is been Very m.aked, .mil snmeni his Inreiisic elluils li.i\e been pro- 
nunuced superb. lie is the in.isler nt eleg.iiu e.\pressinn, .mil his style is reiiKirk- 
.ible fur pure' Kn.nlish. lie w.is bnin iii I'ike i-nuutv, Mississippi, in July, iS^t), 
,iiid W.IS educated at the riii\ersit\ nl .Mississippi, at Oxlmd, in ih.il st.ite. .iiid 
L^r.uln.iled hum the litei.ii V dep.i 1 I mint in i8;i), .mil recei\ed the ilei;rei- nl b.ich 



yy/A /i/:.vc// .i.v/> />■//>' <'/■ .u/ssoi/aw c/jies. 



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L-lor of ails f|-(jiii IIk- law (lc| mi linriit ip| llial iiislilutioii ill jiinc, iSSo. lie 
( iiinnu-iu ril |iiai'ticc al Winona, M ississi| i|m, Jiih', i S.So. .\liout six niontlis lati-r 
lie lii'ianu- the sc-iiior iiuinlni ol ilii' I'nm ul ()iiiii and Ailaii , .it JoliiisonvillL'. 
IK- then toinied a |)art nci shi|i v\ it h Will la m W iIm iii, ( il C"ai i ollloii, nnilei' tlu; (inn 
n.iine ol ()nin aii<l Wilson lie also hail .1 |Mitiiei at Winona hy the name of 
Ivolu-i't linnton. Mi, ()iiiii \\,is the aiUoeale- lor the lliiee lirms. Wiien the 
o\'eiilii\v eame, in i.SSj, lie left M ississipi a, and eaiiie to l\aiis,is City, Missouri, 
and foniied a ]>artnersiii|i with Ins Inother, laaiis R. (Jiiiii 

In Septeinher, I.SSj, lie v\ .is 111.11 lied to Miss iailii Lee, .1 llii;hl_V ac coniplishcti 
la<l\', fe)rnieil\' of lacksoii vi I le, Illinois 



IIK )M.\S J, IM )\\ 1: 1.I., 

.\ /■ ti /•/('A7',\'( ■/■;. 

THOMAS |EI'"1'I';KS( )\ r()Wi;i,l, u.is liom where Danville, Moiitgomery 
county, Missouri, now st.iiids, Se|iteinliei 15, i.'sjy, lieiiie' a son ol James iind 
Nancy (Slielor) Powe-ll, Ills l,itliei w.is ,i soldier in the si-eond war witli Ivnj^- 
laiid. Both paKMits were natnes ol <)i,iii^e, now (iieeii loiiiity, V'iii;iiiia, mem- 
lieisof old l.iiiiilies in til, it ( oin nioiu\ e.il t h J, lines I'owell (.ametrom \'irt,dnia 
to Mont^'omerv ciuiiUn' 111 iS.v,, while .Missouri was a teiiilory, and died on Ins 
f.iriii in iSj.S His widow lived till .1 lew 3cars ai^o. Thomas was reared oii^the 
f.irni, ami received, meanwhile, the mental drill of tin- ei mini 011 school of the place, 
[n i,S4y he went \i) Ii>wa; reiii.iiiied there iie.ii ly one year, returned to Missouri, 
,ind has e\er since resided in .Missouri lie tannht school in .Moiittjomery county 
one year, then went on tin old lioineste.id hum at l).iii\ die, and has since been 
eni>ai;ed in ayricultuial pnisnits 111 eonnectioii with real estate, orticial duties and, 
since lisl^S, the law, with his other pnisnits He seems to h.ive made a success in 
almost e\-erythini^ to whic li he Ims put his hands. He ri-t.iins the old homestead 
.It H.inville, h.is a lineh iiiipio\'ed t.uni ol live hniidred .lerc-s hall a mile 1 1 om 
New l''liHeiice ; other lands in this vuiiiilv, .iiid most ol the vacant lots in the 
vill.ige just nauK'd, He is one ol the l,iii;esl re,d-estate d.\ders in Monttjoniei )■ 
county. Most of his .u eiimiil.it ions ,in- llu- result of industry, shrewd man.ii^ement 
,md wise loresig'ht. 

In 1H52 i\Ir. Powell was electe<l sherilf of the count)', and held that office and 
th.it of collector four years In 1.S5O he was the tlemocr.itic candidate tor the 
legislature, and was defe.ited 1j\ llie .\ineiiean or know-nothing; party. In 
August, i.S(K), he was .igaiii eleeteil sheiill. ,iiid in 1 .S(i 1 w.is deposed from otiice 
on .iccount of his politic, il .illil i.itions, which weri' with the conlederates. Dur- 
ing the civil war he managed the large l.irm on which he lUAV lives, and was a 
merchant at New Floreiuc in the lirm of I'owell, Iliiuter and Company. While 
holding the ( uniity ollices ,ilre.id\' mentioned, .Mr, I'owall was accustomed to 
read law more or less, and liei.ime verv f.imiliar with the statutes ot the state, 



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77/A HI- veil .I.V/i HI A- Ol MI.\.SUl'AI CIIII-.S. 



etc., ami in 1.S65 he was .icliinllcil In llu' hai Siiur llial (l.ili- he lla^. prat lit cd 
in coTincrlion with faiininL;, an(i lias a iln i<lr,ll\' t rcdital ijt' sl.iiulint; aniiinL( tlic 
Ic^al 1 1 ali-riiit\'. ll is a nc itr W( utlu' tail llial sincL- 1S5J, wlun lie lii'st 1<hiI< tlic 
sliNc\all\', ill' lias ncxi-r inissnl atti-inl 1 11;; a sissnai nl tlic rirriiil CMiirt, HL;iilai or 
ciii liiiiriii (i, liciii in Miait^'ipiiiri \ ci'iiiits lir u as a|i|)i li III cil iinlaiy piiliiic liy 
( Ji i\ CI mil l'"lctclicr in i.S(i:;,aiKl sliil Imlils lliat utlicc. M i\ i'owcli was piililic 
aiiministialnr liir tin- ciiiiiii\- in iS5,S 51), ami is Imliiim^ tiiat utlicc at tlic present 
tiiiii;. Iinincnsc sums nl iiinm\' lia\c passcil tliniiit;li liis iiaiuls, ami every ilullar 
has lieeii lailhtully acccmnleil lur, Mr. I'liwell inini^ cmineiUlv tiiistwnrthy as 
well as (.ipalilc. lie is Imai alliuiic) Inr the Waliash, Saint laaiis ami i'acilic 
Railniail Cunip.my, ami pulitii ally a (leim icral. 

The siil)|ect (if these liiief miles u as 111.11 ried, in Mav, I'^^S-;, In Miss Mary M. 
Uavault, nl Ml inli;nniei \' cniinty, ami tlie\' lia\'e li.id lilti'cn thildrin, tliiileen nl 
w liniii are )'et Ii\'ini4. -^'i' I'nwell is a plain-appeariiiL; man, j^nillless nl anything 
lilsc n\(.-idnne primness, kind In his iieiL;hl>nrs, i-nnrti-mis In str.iii,i;ei"s, nlilitring to 
c\ er\linil\ , ,111(1 lhniiiiiL;lil\ respi.n ted liy ever\'lindy whn knnws him. 



HON. I'l.lAS \. WILSON. 

i.niNA. 

r;^ l.l.\S X'ICKI'iKS \\'II,S( )N, Iniineily iiiilL,n- nf the fniirth judicial circuit, 
_^ w as linrn 111 I l.iinil I mi, 1 liiller i mini \ , ( )liin, ['"(.■la nai) 17, 1 .S-'.|. I lis tat her 
was |nliii K. Wilsiin, a n.ilicc nl Kent in 1;)', ,1 hiu \'er liy prulcssinii, a |)rnmineiU 
pnlilician, and Inr two tei ins sherill nl linth-r iniintv; and his ninther was Mary 
James, ,1 ii.itivi; nf New |erse\ lie was iilm.ited at Miami I 'nivcisi ty, ()xtnrd, 
Ohio, takiiii.^ an irremilar tmirse, im liidini; l.atiii, and nmittiiiL;' (ireek, and 
laiii^ht a vear or iiinre lie lead law ,il llainiltnn, in the ollii e ol W'ellcr and 
Ryan: was admitted to the liar at C'nliimlins hetnic the supreme hcncli in hank, 
ami w<is III practice at ll.iiniltnii tmm i^^i; in iSpj, in whn h -latter year he set- 
tled in I'alina, his |>resent liniiie In ,c leu )c,irs .Mr. Wilsmi rnse tn proinineme 
.It the li.iidl his iiidici.il 1 ii I ml, .mil eie loii'; it licc.ime manitest that he had 
pcinli.ir Illness Inr the lieiuh. In iSO^ he u.is .ippninled liy (invernnr I'letcher, 
iii(li;e nl the tonrtli |iidici.il iiii nit. In lill mu the iiiie.xpiii d term nl Inil^e W.in- 
m-r, who had lieeii .ippninled tn the supreme lunch lie w.is ree'lected, and 
served in .ill nearly ten x'e.iis, le,i\ini; the lieiuh u illi .1 spotless ret'ord, at the 
clnse ol 1.S7.1. lie donned the indici.d ( rinine with that 1 aiidor .iiid lirniiiess of 
n.iliire tli.it h.id .il ways ( li.ir.n tei i/.ed liisiomlml with the people, 1 I ib ihoriHi^h 
know l(.:(h;i- ol the l.i w, .u ipi 1 nd liy loin.; stiulv .ind e.\tensive pi.utice, with linn 
ciinviclions of the rit;hl, tempered li\' inoiler.il ion, wi II (|n.dilie(l him for the 
hciich, which he occupied with honor to himsidl, .iml credit to the st.ite, With 
the meinlieis ol the li.ii .mil the lilig.ints in his fennm, he w.is tiie just jiidnc, 
lUeili.ltor .ind 1 1 ieiid n| .ill, 1 I is ridings .uid dei is ions were so stroligl)' imliei|de(| 



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III l.uv .iiiil iiistHc tli.il \Ti y lew ul lliciii laihil t(i btand llu- tcsl ul llic liiL;lur 
tduil^, anil when he had iNnhd his ulfuiai laicci, ami mnii;li.'(l attain witli the 
|iin|ih-, he was hailed with ihe [ilaudu, "Well ih)iie, i^ocid and lailhlid servaiil 

(iid^e W'dson has alwas's sIkiwu hiiiisell a |iiililie-s])ii iled eili^en, ready Id 
serve in an\' i-.i|)acity in whiih hi- luuld he nsetiil. At the urj^ani/atiun ut the 
jiuhlic sehwiils, he w.is appi uiiiei 1 tin- sehinil euinniissiuner, aiul iliil a very valua- 
ble w'lirk in 1 ii'L;ani/iiii;" the entire 1 miiity. 

In 1 .S:;(j he \\ a> a i .mil H Lite ti ii" the lei;islatiire ai^aiiist the demneratie nominee, 
111 a sti niii; deniiiciat 11 iiinnt\', and wmi tin- race, lefusini; to serve inni^er than 
line term. In 1X04 he was elected tu the state senate fur the term ot fiair years, 
hill resinned tu take Ins |ilai e mi the lu-nili, .is already intimated. I'rior to this 
lime, ill i.Sdi. he mL(.iiii/eil the first milit.ir\ cmnji.im' lor leder.il service in llie 
cminty, .iiid held the r.mk. hisi ol ia|>t.iiii and then o| iiKUor. 

The jndne was oriy;in.ill\' .1 demi.icrat, luil not .1 slavery e.xtensionisl. lie 
voted tile liidl-l'A'eretl ticket in 1 Sdo, .mil, since the bre.ikiiiL; out of the eivil war, 
his association li.is lieeii with the re| nililii .111 |i,irt\'. He li.is lieeii .1 Blue I.odi;e 
M.iM 111 since I S-^o. 

The |iiih.;e w.is m.ii ricd 111 Ma)', i'">-(7, to .Miss J. me I )el.i|)laiie, ot Hamilton, 
( )hi. I, ,md the)' li.ive Iniried two i liild reii, .11 id h.i\'e nine li\ iiii;. 



IK )N. riK )M.\S \ . r.RWAN'l'. 

k iXSAS CI I'V. 

T1I().M.\S \' . HRN'.WT W.IS horn 111 St.mfoid, Lincoln county, Kentucky, 
|nl)' 111, iiS^i^; Son ol l)oilor |olin lliv.int, who reiiio\ed to Independence, 
Missouri, in 1.S50. His mother, lieloie mai ii.ii;e, w.is .Martii.i A. V'.iughn. 'Idiom. is 
was t;r.iiliuiteil .it Hetli.iii\' ('ollei;e. West \' iri;iiii.i, in iSdo; ceimmeiiceil the Stud)' 
of the l.iw that ye.ir in the ollii e of Chrism. m .iiid S.iwyer, of Indeliendeiice, .Mis- 
souri, where he continued until 1.S117, when he lommenced the )iii.ictii'e ol the l.iw 
as junior nnnilier of the him ol Woodson, Sliel\- .md Ihy.mt, which |iartiierslii |i 
(onliliued inilil 1.S71, when |ndL;e Woodson went ml the lieilch. He then lornud 
,1 iiai tnershiii with Me.ide Woodson, ,i sou ol the |iiili;e, under the liiin n.iiiie ol 
Woodson .Hid lii\.iiit. rills |Mi till I shi|i lontmiied uiilil nSyj, wdn'ii it\\.is dis- 
solved, .md Mr, lir)',mt enleied into |>,ii 1 nei sh i|> with I), 11- Holmes, his pieseilt 
|j.irtner, under the tiiiii 11. line ol lh\.ml .md Holmes, in .Xjiiil, i,S8.', lion. J.imes 
K. W.iddill W.IS .idmitled tu the liiiii. \sliii h h.is lieen continued n|) to the |ireseiit 
time. 

Mr. Hi), lilt h.is receued .1 liberal pat ron.iL;e lioin tlur beLCiiiniug, and he has 
been ver)' successful, lie is .1 well read law\'er, possessing a sound, pr.ictic.il 
judgment; is intlustrions. .md stands high in the profession .md .is .1 citi/.eii. 

1 le u'.is (dected to the st.ite sen.ite in i.S.So for .1 term ol four )e, us. .\t the 
speii.il session of iS.Sj he was ch.iirm.m of the committee for 1 edistrictiug the 



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I'uiij^i'rssii iii.il ili'ilncls ul llic slate, ami al llic srssMJii ol i^iJ^.i w^'^ cli.iirnian ol 
llii I ' >iii iiiillic ijii \\ays ami im .iiis, a im iiiln-i ul llir |(ii|iriaiy (aiininiUic, ul llie 
icaiiinillit nil ( (iiistiliil h ai.il .inicmlim ii l.i, -.lair [ii iiil iiiv;, and llic ( (immiUn- uii 
iiiMiiaiuc Mr, liryanl hiuk an ailivc |iail iii the pn i^ressive le^islal i< m that 
t ii.iiaetei i/ed I hat asseiiil )| \ lie is a KiiiL;litiil I'ythias, ami in |i<)lilic.s .i the n- 
cMiyh l;i hiil; ileniui lat 



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ACCHS r KI'.lil';N.\C'K. 

.v.// \ / / (T/.V. 
r(;i'S'r Kl'lHI'^NAC'K was liiii 11 .Xu-nst _■_', i,S49, at liavaria, ( iermany. lie 



Is ilie sun ut (.'linsto|i|ier Relieiiai k, a haeher li\ i k c u|)ati(a], and Susanna 
(Cion) kehenaek. lie iiiiiii 1141 ated tn Aiiieiiia in i.'^S''^. -ind lamled ill Neu' 
()iliMns, where he leinaimil a niuiilli, ,i\\i\ (hen eaine tn Saint laaiis, where he 
arrived in |iily nf that \'-\k\ I li; allem I. iI his lather's sthuiil, both in (reniian)' 
and this emintry, and also limes' Cumniei eial Cidlei;e, in Saint lamis. lie 
tan^iit SI hiMil until he u as I w (•nl\'-thre( \eais nl ai;e; stndied law, and was ad- 
mitted tn the liai' ill iSyi, 1)111 he tuntiiiiied tn te.udi scliuul two years after that 
date. 111 then i)|ieiied a law nlliee in Saint l.nuis, and has lieeii lavured with a 
reasoiialile share- nt Inisim-ss, and has a res|Mi lalile elientaj^je. lie has been a 
hard studiiit all of his lile; has a ni cii 1 1 \ c iiuiimi \, and has a rich store uf legal 
kiinwledL;e , 

Ml, Kiheiiaek is a L;nnd <id\'neate, speakini; bnth linnlisli and (ieniiaii tlnently; 
is a man nt excellent habits, .1 cmirteniis i;entK-niaii, ami has many friends. lie 
was the demncratie eamlidale tm the lei;islat 111 e in iSjS, runnini; far ahead nt 
his til ket in <i lln]ielessl\ re|MiblKan district 

lb was married, .M,i\ 10, i.Syv, In Miss .\iina Ai^iics hrehsmaii, an .iiiiiablc 
ladw 1 lie\' have twn i luldi en. 



I) Win '\ (;i:n TRW 

M: \ICO 

IA.WII) ■|'.\N'll\' (;k;.\rK\', mie .a tin- ynnn^est mcmliers nf the And 1 aiii 
J 1 niiiily bar, is a snii nl Rev. I'lcisant T .iml M.ir\ ( ( jnisciiberry ) (ieiili)", 
and was bni n in Cl.iik cniinty, Kentiick\, Nnvember j.|, 1S5J. In iS55 the family 
came iiitn this st.ite and Incited in R.imlnlph enmity. The [larents are now livinv; 
in the wisiein part nl .Xiidr.iiii iniiiit}, where the lather, thniij^h se\'enty years nt 
ane, h.is iliaiL;e ol a li.iptisl C'liiiii.h. 

()iir subject was edm\ited .it Mniiiil I'le.is.int t'nllen'e, Randolph eimnty, 
takiiii; the scientiln eniiise, .iiid teaihiiii; niie term while pursuiilLJ his studies. 
1 le .ifl^'i w aid neeupied iheihaii n| iii,il lieinat iis twnye.irs in that colleL;e, ,md 
then went In (.'alifmnia, ^\\\<\ llieie lau^lil twn years, studying law inme m h'ss at 
the same tune. 



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Ri'tiuiiiii;^ 111 MissiMiii III 1S7S, III- liiiislicd Ins l.iw slndics ,il I I \i ntsvil Ir, and 
was adiuillrd id ihc h.ii 111 llir s|iiiiii; nl iN.Sw, siin r wliii li tunc he lias lii-cn in 
l^ciH-ial pi, u lice 111 McxKo lie is a 1 In 'iil;Ii 1 1 11 1 nchhil; 111,111, iiiidcrslaiulini;' the 
value (it I h ISC .i|i|ilir,itii 111 to till- stnd\ as wcdl ,is diitirs nl his |iriifcssi()ii, and lie 
diirs all Ins li'i^al wmk t«i llii' \crv licst ul his .iliiliiu-s 

Mr ( iciiii \' \\',is rlccli'd ( it\ ,iltc)riirv in .\|)i il, i'^^;,. ami is now pt'i't'onniiiti; tlu> 
iliitu's 111 iluil dHuc; is si>rrl,ir\ ul the drnii hi ,ii ii viiiiiity ((■iitral ciiinmittix-, 
,iiid .It tunes sunii-wluit ,iill\e 111 |iiililli,ll 111, liters; is ,1 inemlier ul the H,llilisl 
Chiiic 11, the Iciiler ul its . iiuii, ,iiid ,1 vuiiii!^ 111,111 ul t;uud inlhienee in the sik i,il 
,iiid relii^iiiiis ein les ul the ( il\' 

Mr. (ieiiti\' \v,is m.iiiu'<l 111 fiiiie, i.S;(i, lu Miss Mullir lv l^iihank, nl IJuuiic 
L'uiliitV, ,iiid ilie\' h,i\e tliii e < hildreii 



WASHINCTON AD.AM.S. 

A I \ S.I : cn ) . 

''T'^lll'! siili|rel ul this I iiul;i .i|ili ir.il ii,.iiic w ,is liurii ,\|iiil lO, 1S41), 111 li(.Miiie- 
1 vilh-, Cuupei (.1 111 11 1 \ , .Missuiiii, ill |ire|i,ired luriullei;e at the sehuol uf 
1'". r, Keni|iei, ,1 Inuiher ul ex -( i( A'ernur Ki inper, ul \'iiL;iiii.i; entered the I'lii- 
\ ei sit\' ul \'irnini,i, ,it C"li,ii lultes\il!r', .md in 1 .Si 17 euilinieiieed the study ul law ,il 
ill, It pLii e. \\ liieli he euii tinned willi his 11 iiele, I luii \\'.ishiii<4lun .\ilams, furiHerl y 
uiie ol tlu' judges ul the siipieme eunrt ul .Missumi 

W'asliinirtuii Ad, nils iiiuxi-d lu l\,insas (_'il\' 111 the snnimer uf iMyo, wiiere he 
h.is liee-n ,i( t ively enL;ai;cd in practice since til, it tune. Fie was elected city attur- 
iie\ in i.Sjs, ,iiid ,ii;,iin in i.Syd. In tlic sprint; ul lSiHo he was appuinled city 
cunnselur, which ullii e he held uiie term 

.Mr. .Aihniis li.is .itt.iiiied liieli 1,111k ,it the li,ir l< h a man u( his .ige. Ills jiid.t^- 
ineiil is ul liieli urder; he h,is the I.kiiIi\' ul graspini; the pivut.il jjuints ul .1 
c.ise with ,i;re.it ease; his iniiid is ,icti\e ,iiid siditlc, ,ind he is 'practical and dis- 
( 1 iniiiMtiiej, in his lei;,il pr.idice 1 jc is ,1 diligeiil stiidenl ,iiid st.mds lii_nh w illl 
prulcssiun.d lircthnai lie is .1 slrung-, lu.^icil rc.is<iiier, .iiid .1 j.;'(>ud .idvuc.ite. 
.\iiiuni; tin- impuit.int i ,ises in winch .Mr .\d,iins li.is lieeii cilgM^ed m.iy be 
mentiuiied ihe celelir.ited c.ise ul Jiiliii MiucsiKilhi n I'i ]. \\ Kiicker, cuilbt.dile ol 
l\,ui luwiiship It w,is uii a peliliuii lur //,;/',, /I, c^/'.Yi, 111 uu;4ht tu test thev.didity 
III ihe sMIiile prnhiliiliiiL; the m,iiiiil.icHii e ,ind s,ile ul uleuni.iii;ai iiie in .Missumi; 
tried in the snnimer ul iS,S; ,ii K,ins,is Til)' licluic [iislicc .Miller, ul the I'nilcd 
.St, lies snpiiine ((iiirt; Mi t'i,ii\, I'nilcd M,ites i in ml [iidi^e, ,ind Krekle, l'iiil<-d 
Suites disliiit jndi^i.-, ul west .Missuini, lIuii. Kusiue Cuiiklini;, uf New \'urk, 
C'li.irles 1\' (Jlt'ield, ut (."hic.igu, .ind 'richeiiur W.irnei ,nid I )e.in ,i|)|ie.ired in the 
inlerests ul the m.ninf.ict iirei s ul New \ uik ,ind Iveiitm k \', and .Mr. .\d,niis .iiid 
h! I'. (i,iUs represented the stale. The ,iii;nmciil ul .Mr. .\il.inis w.is \erv able, 
,md he reciixcd high eiicuin i iniis liuiii the lunch ,iiid liar in ,itleiid,nice. [iistice 



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Miller \\■.t'^ liL'ai<l tu icm.nk lli.it Mr. AiLinis was a liurii lawyi'r; that he had hcl- 
(1(1111 lu Mill a vuuiii; law \ci s|iLak as \\ i II, .\\\i\ that lu- sccnu-il to get into the vis- 
cera (il the case, ami la_\' it (ipeii willi i^reat ( leariiess ami ])u\ver. '["lie (unslitll- 
tii)iialil\' lit the law was siistaineil. 

Mr, Aihims was inanieii, June 5, i"^??. t'> Miss IHla B. Lincoln, a native nf 
Keiitmk), She is a daunhler (it |ulin K Lincoln, ot I'lattslnirnh, Clinton 
louiiU'. M issiniri, ami was raised in this slate 



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\\AI/I'1':K I'. M. I'NTlkl'. 

SAi.y r LOUIS. 

HIS lawyer is a nati\e of Saint Louis, and was horn, June 4, i t<6o. He is 
the soil of loseph Mclinlire, an old resident of Saint Louis. His mother, 
licloie mariiaL;e, was Morni.mna K. C uniniini.; Sheble. Vounj.( MilLiitire was 
ediii.aed in the imblic schools of Saint Louis. He entered the law ollice ol 
Nalh.iiuel Myers as a student ami clerk, where he applied himself to the study of 
the law w ith great assiduity for a period ol lour years, being admitted to the bai' 
in ()( IiiIh I', iSSi. He has been lavoi'ed with a reasonable amount ot patronage, 
being engaged i)rinci]jall3' ill commercial law and probate-court practice. He has 
ahead)- secured for clients some of the liest business men in Saint Louis 

Mr. .Mclintire is a diligent student, and has familiarized hiinsell witji the 
fnnd.imental ])i inci])les of the law in all of its branches He is also tami bar with 
the luh s ot Court, and its published decisions. He is a tltient S|)eaker, Ion ible 
and high al Having a ieteiili\c memory, and a ha])py faculty ol presenting his 
tlioughls to both Court and pirv, and a uselul store of knowledge, which he has 
ac( nmiilateil by general reading, from which he draws at will, to which may be 
added e\celleiU business habits, he ma\' look forward to a realization ol his toiid- 
est anlicip.ilioiis at the bar. 



CI1.\KI.1'..S M. Wllll'M' \'. 

V iix I I oris. 

CHAKLIuS >LW() Will rNI'.\', Collector at the [lorl of Saint Louis, is a son 
ol ],icoli and Sally (I'laU) \V'hilne\ , and was born in W'ayland, Massachu- 
setts, ()clober 2;, i.S_;;, Loth paieiUs were ,dso born in that slate, and ol I'uri- 
tan stoi Iv. The grand lather ol Cli.crles w as at the battle ot Hunker I Lll, J 11 ne 17, 
'7 75 ' '"■ gramlson was ediic ale d in the c oinnion sc liools ot his native- state- and 
in the Clic-sler (\'einioui) Ac.nleiny I le taught school three- or four winters in 
\'eniioiit and Nc-w jei'sc-y ; rc-,id law wilh I bm. W'illiaui Kouuds, of Cliestc-r; 
atlc-ndcd the- Aiban\ Law School, and was gr.idu.ited in the- spring of 1S5CJ In 
Aiigiist 111 the ne.\t )-c-ai he- was luaiiic-il to Miss Laura A. Nhixlield, ol Clic-ster, 
and the\ h.i\e one son, ('liailes I'l.incis, .igid IwcUe years. 




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Ml . Willi lu \ |ii at liifil ,il Mr, 1 1,1 11 II s\ 1 1 1.', S.ii .111 M^\i 1 1 .11111 \, anil a I Tiny, N'cw 
\'iiik, iiiilll .illri' llir rinse ,,l ilu- w.ii, .iml ill llir aiilililiii ul i .Sf.d he srlllril in 
Sai 111 I .1 Mils I I CI r Ills |)| a< llir ll.l . I iccil r\i I 1 1 1 1 \ r I \' ( ivil .lllil 1 1 1 1; 1 1 I y If III II I Id al i Vf 

III Aii'Misl, i.S.Sj, Mr, \\'liiliii'\ was a|>| II 'iiilcil li\- I'l rsnlriil A il liii i" llir C'nllrc 
1(11 (.1 C'lisl.iiiis al lliis piiil, .i\\t\ sliiirlh' allrrwMMl u .is inailr I'nitcil Sl.itcs ilis- 
liiiisuii;- a:4i-iil lie lias llio licsi |ia\iii'4 IciIcimI uIIk c in tin- slaU', the iluties nl 
\\ I ill 1 1 lie is ' i is( liai ^ini; Willi I he iii im jsl pn nniil iiess ami liilelily. 

Ml. \\'liiliie\' easl his lirsl vule al a | >i esii lent ial elei lion liir C'uliHiel Ii;lin C. 
l'"reiiicMil III iSs'i. ^inil li.'s iie\er \'.ilei[ an)' .iltiei lliaii the ie|iiil)licaii lii kel, lie 
is an i 111 letal i^alile woiker in the interests i.i Ills |iait\', lieeaiise he heliex'es that 
the Innnipli ol ilb piiiiei |iles is Im' the- wellaie '<\ the ciniiitn' 

Ml. \\'liiliie\' was line ul llie c n i;^! naU .i s ..1 the l,ei;i<in dI Iluiiur in this city, 
,iiiil x\,is sii|iieine Lhaiieell'ir ..t the uiiier liii" t w ■ ■ terms, ie'i(i\in}^f .it his seiuinl 
eleeiKiii i.-\\\\ \i.te. lie is .i |)iijnil.tr 111. in aihl h.isereat inllnenee in aii\' < .iiise 
ill whieli Ills energies .uiil l.ileiils .ire eiilisteil. 



.M.I'X.WDi'.k I). WIS. 

S.l/.\ I lull \ 

'^T^llh. siih|,-, 1 1,1 this skeli h ilesi eiiilecl I , . iiii | i.il i 1. 1| le si. ii k. I le is t he s. ill i it' 
1 (i..iii;e N .iiiil ll.iiiiel (lii.e^i;) l>,i\is llis j; I .1 in 1 1 ,i 1 1 lei ,iiii I se\in lirnUll- 
eis, line nl \\h..in w.is .i i.ii.i.iiii, u'.-i,' s.,|.lii is in the m-\i .hit n 'ii.iry w.ir. (jciii"i;e 
.\. I).i\is \\.is li.irn iliirini; llie peiiiiil ,.l tli.il ineni. u.il ile sliiiej_.le Aiex.iiuler 
li\ei| ill Keiitiieky, where he u.is liinn l''el n ll.l r\ _'.'■;, i.'\;j, iinlil einhleen years iit 
aL;e. w li.'ii h.' went In Saini hiseph, .\l issi .in i, .mil stiiilieil law with linlge lleni)' 
M. l.nhri'.-s, .111.1 was .iilniill. .1 t.. tlie L.ii in i.S^5 hi.. in \'^-,u tu i .Sdo he repie- 
senlei! Ihieh.in.in i..iiiit\ in ihi' iMissniiii si.,ie le'^isl.iinie lie was an alile, iiilin 
eiitial niemli.i, .unl liis e. uiiisi-l iv.is s..ii'.4hl in .ill in.illeis i.l iin pintaiue liy liis 
assi.ii.ites lie W.IS h.inesi .mil le.ii less, .mil h.,ike.l uill I., the interests ul ins 
e.iiisl itiienls 1 le liei^.m pi.i.i II e .11 S.iiiil | . .s.-ph, u lere he . . ml i nneil iiiiiil i.Slj i , 
1 1, line, .1 pi . .'.pel , HIS 1 HI SI I less lie I lien \\ i 1 1 1 ml . . 1 111- .. .Ill ei lei .it e ,11 111'," .mil sei Veil 
tv\. . \ I'.u s lie w.is ,1 il,ii lie,; s.il.l lei , alw .i\ s pri .iiipl I. . .1.. iliil)' w lieiiexer ealleii, 
lie w .IS I ,1 pi III I'll, .mil p.ii, ill . I I .\ ( i. .\ ei 11. 11 I i.i 1 1 . .n . i niil iti. m tli.il lie w mi Id gu 
Wist nil ills p.ii I lie 111 11. nil II . Ill- went I. . ,M. .n t.iii.i lie I. ire the l.-rrili ii\' was urgaii- 
i/.eil lie w IS in tin- emix'en I i. .n i.ill.'.l l.n lln- . ir._^.iii i/.il ii ni ..I the lerritiir\', anil 
.issisli'il 111 ils I ii'gaiii/.ilimi ; was eh'i III 1 iinli'i- . .1 ihe penple's e. nirt in i .SO ;, wli ieli 
pnsitl.ill he .ililv lilieii se\el.ll \e.lls .\ iitli.' episuile ill ilis e.VperielUC Will illlls 
tl.ll.' siiine .il the pli.ises 111 llwiillel lile ill tll.ise il.iys. 'I'lle I li iti ir li HI s iilltl.lW 
SI. llie ll.l.l l.i'eil lieliiie |ll.li;.' I>.i\is seieral times ,m.| lilli'il tnr m i ni ir i ilTeiises, 
,mi| iipmi nil.' ..1 these ..ee.isiims he ilrew ,i pisl.il i.ii the |inlu,e ,mil 1 li re,ileiiei I liis 
lile I'lie pi .pn l.ii it \' I il ) in 1 ;.;e I l,i\ is w.is sii v;iiMt ill, it 1 1 le p. i pn l.iee 1 1 el 11,1111 1 ei I 
speeiK' pisli. e .Sl.nle w.ls s.'i/eil, trieii liy .1 \ iL;il.iiH e 1 iimmillee .mil liiiiii; (list 



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iiclort' \\r W.I-, r\ri iilcd, he sriil l.n |i|(Il;i- |),ivi^ ,mil .i^kcii liis parildll liH" tlic .ut, 
wli n h \\ .1^ LM anil'. 1, ,111(1 ( iiu- ul I he ifi r.ii ^ . ■! M, ml.in.i ^wl^ swiiiil; i iU. i cUTiiit v. 
I .\ lull ,11 I , Ml II I . j| I III' liMT'^MJii^ i IK II Iriil iii,i\- I ir I. Ml 11(1 ill M,u k 'r\v.mi\ " l\i)iii;li- 
mil; ll "I Im i,N(m) Jihl'^c- |).i\is i, liiiiiiil 1,1 S.iiiil I, .Mils, .iii'l Ik- li.is Imtii in llic 

sill ICSsI III I MMl I il I- 1 ll 1 1 II- I.IW si 111 I- 1 I I.I I t I 1111- 

jiiilm- h,i\is is 1,1 iiiriliiiill Im-il:,IiI, willi l-.n-ji | irri ci il i Vi- Liciiltirs, a Riiin.ui 
iiusc, ,Miil 111- wcirs ,1 liHik III ikli-i iniii.il I' III im Ins i > mi iil iiKinrt- tlial sr<-ins in 
indii aU- uri-.il Iniic nl tli.ir.nUi. ills rvis .in- iiiiMh Mm-, anil liis in.iiiiu-rb 
ras_\- 

Ai.ni.irr c n.wi.s. 

ALHI-;k I C I). WIS is .1 ii.iit\, ul llii- i';iii|Mir Slalc IK- was liiun ill I,i\ - 
iiiL;sli Ml 1 .Miiil_\ , I Illy -■", i,-;-,ii, ,iiiil is.isiiiiiif ( ico|-L;-L- I 1 ).l\'is, a |i|-uniiiiriU 
S.iiiU Lull is law yiT Hi; ,iI-.ii i|i-- . i-iiili-il 1 1 1 mi ,i r.u i- ul l.iwycrs uii I lie siiic ul his 
mill lii-r, w 111 iM- iiiaiili-n n.iiiu- w ,r. M iss C'l m iirli.i Siiiilli, i1.iiii;Ii1i.t ul (mine AllR-rl 
Siimli, kill- ul Milw.uikri-, Wis, - Ml- 111, .iiiii a i;r.iiii|(kiilL;lili-r uf II. ni. JaillL-s W, 
Sli-\-i.'iis, kill- |1iiIl;c ul tin- i . mi il , ,1 . uinm, mi | il.-.is . .1 ( n-iirscu cuuiU \-, Krw \'ui-k. 
.Mlii-ii w .IS r.liii ,iti-ii ill S.I I II I I .. Mil ., L;i\iilii.il.-.l fi-. Mil I 111- lii-li scliuul in 1 S76, and 

liuni ill'- ^.liiil I. mils l,i\\- s. I I 111 i,";,S; n-.ul kiw willi liis I.iiIi.t, \\,is admitl..-il 

lu ilii- li.ii III i.Sy.S, .iiid li.is 111 -,-11 i 11 .11 li\-i- |ii .1. lit .- .■\-. r sin. c. I Ic is uilL- uf llic 
liii^lilrsi .mil iiiusi .irii\r \uiini; iin 11 ,ii ilu- S.iiiii [..Mils |j.i|-, p. isst-ssini;- a struiii' 
in.-iiiuiy and .111 i-Ncrlli-iil mind Ij,- is .l ki^icil n-.isuiK-r, .iiid will s.miil- day lie 
d isl I iiL',iir- iiid l.ir Ins jiidii 1 il .11 iiiin n .iii.l kimw Ir. Il;i- iiI liir l.iw'. 

lie li,is .1 line |i|-es.-iu 1, an i n l.-| i.i 1 ii.il 1 . umlenaiii e, ,111. 1 an e.isy suei.il Inrii 
lli.il wins in.nu I rieiuls. 



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i.l\/i'X 

I^K.W K \.\\\'. .SCI l( )kll-.l,l ). ..1 III.- Hull .ll .\ii.|i-rsun .md Si liuii.-ld, a pruiii- 
i Ml 111 l.iw III 111 in I he lull I I h I III I il 1.1 1 1 11 1 nil, is ,1 sun , I Willi, n 11 .mi I I 'he he 
(Junes) Seliulii-lil, and w'.e, Immii in .Muiiiidsv ille, \'ir'.;ini,i, ( )i-iu|,ei- 1, 1.S41;. In 

i,^m ihi- l.niiil\- e.mii- tu .Mis^uum, | seiiled in 1,, wis 1 .niiil)-, w lu-ie l-'r.mk w.is 

leaied ,md edin .ited, lie In iii^ .1 L;i.idii.ili ut llie ( liiisli.in I'ullene, C'.inluii, i-|.iss 
I 'I 1-^7 1 Ik-liMe In- w .IS ni.idii.ii.d he Uiiejhl si In ml Um j . m llir,.-e terms; w.is aceiis- 
liiiiied Lu wurk ill Ihe haiM-sl liel.k ,iiid ,ilsu le, lined the primer's Hade, eiilirely 
pa\inL; his uwn w,i\- wliil.- pin-aiiii.; his sindies 

.Mr Sell. .held i-ead kiw ,il CimI.mi w ilh Mr 1 .. ml li.-in, .md WMs .idniiUeil tu the 
h.ir ill 1.S70. Ill- eumineiieed pi.,.liie .ll C.inlun, u.is .ippuinled piusei ill i nj; 
• iltui iiey ul the nmiil\- ill 1 .S; -, 1 u |i || 1 nil .111 ime.\pi|-ed lei 111; w ,is eleeted 1. 1 I he 
s.mie ullke in -t-Sy.j, .md served m .ill ilnee ye. us. In the spring ul i.SjS Mr. 



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Sclii ilii-lii \\ i-ii t tci ( )ii iiu \', 1 II Mil lis, wild r 111- mii.iiiii-d 1 1 111 1 1 I )cct'inl)i.-i , 1 ,S,So, wlu'ii 
lie ri'tiiinril 111 C'.iiUi'ii, ,uiil I.Miiiiil ,1 1 1,11 1 nil nIi i| 1 with llini |. (,'. AiiiUtmiii, LiU- 
JihIl;"!' I'l till' liiinlli imlu i.il 1 im ml Amli imhi ,iiii| .Si Inilirlil li,i\r liiiMiii'Ss ill 
llir Icilrr.il ,i> wc-ll ,is st.ili 11 111 I I ■,. .Mill 1 1 .|ii| h )sc I .111- 1 .1 I Im- jiail 11114 1.1 W' 1 1 1 111 h 1 1 1 
this iKiil nl llic si, 111- Till I Kill irii l.ii liHli- 111 Ml, Silmlii 111 is ill ,111 arj^iiiiuiit 
lu-liin: llir I mill, m wliu li ris|ii 1 I, s.ivs ,111 .issui i.itr nl In ,ii tlir i.i-\vis coiinly 
Imt, "In- li.is nil sii| K-i iiii" in tin- Imiilli 11nli1i.1l 1 iiriiil." I li- ji.is, sccniinnly, .1 
t\iii-i-r 111 iiiikIi iHiiiiiisi- lutiiic- liiiii, 

N'l i\ i-ni 1 11-r 1.), i>i;-, till- sill, 11 rl 111 tills ski-lrli w.is iiiiiti-il in iii.irri.ii;f with 
M iss .'\ II 1 1. 1 1'^ I I i'l" 1 1, 111 1 -I'W'is I 1 iiiiil \\ .1111 1 thiw h.i \-i- I li ri-i- 1 hill hen 



HON. IU.\ K. .\l.l)l',k,M.\N. 

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''T'*II1{ snlijc; t iif tliis skrirli is ,i n.ilui- ul l)liiii. IK- was lii.iiii in Morgan 
1 Liiunty, .Mav J;, 1 S-| 1 , tin- sun nl .\-h.i. 1 .\ .mil l-^li/.i .\, ( I liiKlisnn) AKU-i- 
iiian. Ilis pari'iits wen- ii.ili\isiil lliat sl.ilr \'iniiin .Mil'-inian spi-iit his ytnilli- 
fiil (lays nil .1 larm, ami .illiiul int; --rliiiDl. lie Uiii'.;lit nxcr three years, ami 
iiilcmK-il tn t.iki- a eiill(-j;i- rniiiM-, lint lln Ini.ikiiiL; nut nl the war 111 iSOi i<uiseil 
hull In eh,ini;e his cdiiisc I h- inlislril, .\iit;iist 1 -', i.SOi, in t'l irii|iaiiy li, ,i'illi 
( )hin iiil.iiil r\ , 11 rule I ( ieiii 1 ,il ( u-ni v^i- t 1 nnk lie sc-iv eil 1 1\ er three \ ears, lakiiiLJ 
p. lit ill SI \eial li.illlcs, ihi iiinl |irniiiiiii ill nl wliii h i\ ere the .Seeiiiul Hull Kuil, 
Smith Mminl.iin ami A 11 1 lel.iiii ; he w\is wmiiiileil in the kisl naineil hallle. Ills 
rei;imeiit .ilterw.inl tnnk |i,irt in lln- lulllesnl (. 'h,itt,iiinn'.4a, .M issimiary Kidei'e 
anil C'liii k,iiiiaiit;a. It w .is in I I iinier's 1 .1 iil in West \'ii L;i ii 1.1, am I li nisi led up the 
c. imp. 111411 HI the Shell, iiiilnali \',ille\ , Mr. ,\ldei iii.iii w.is ,1 Im.im- snidiei, always 
,it his pn,l, ,iml 1 lieerl II 1 1 \- peilni'iiied e\ei\' diil\' .issii,',iied tn hini lie re- 
in, lined ill 'M-iviii- iinlil the e\pi r.il ii III 111 his leriu nl eiilisi ineiil, mil w itlistaml 1 11,14 
ennslailt expnsnre pi"n\eil dis.isl 1 1 uis In his lie.dth lie w ,is iilnsleli-il nut, .Sep- 
temliei I |, i.'sOf, .It C'nhiiillMis, ()hin, 

.\Uei 1 1 iil.iiiii m^ .11 hnine m ,irl\' lliiee \e.ns, ,ind 1 eei n i 1 1 1114 his he,ilth, he went 
In S,i\ aiiiKih, .\ ml I ew eniinl\, M is'.mi 1 1, ,1 1 iiviiii4 there, .\piil _•;, 1 .Slid. I K- eaiiie 
In Mar\ville ill the killer p,iil nl I )e( eiiilier, nl" that xc.ii, when he eii,L;.i,i4ed in 
leach iiii4, ,iml w .is mie nl the- lust leaehei s in the Inst hriek schnnl 1 mi Id in 14. Ills 
he.ilth ha\iiii4 iiiipi n\i d, he relnined In ( )hin, |nly 31, nt that year, he married 
Miss Ilaliie S I. .ill, line. , I kill)- nl I'l em h Aim-i le.m oiii4iii, and a daiii4hter ol 
jnliii 1,. ill. nice, ill lile ,1 resident nl ()lnn She W.IS bnrii in Mei^s eouiily, ( )hio, 
M.i)- I _■, I .S 13. 

Ill ()etnlier, iiSfiiS, Mr. .Mdeim.in retiiined with his wile to M.iryville, where he 
14.i\e his .ilteiitinii In meicinlile pinsiiils until the .lutuiilii nt 1.S70, when he v\as 
elected jmll^e nl tin,- prnli.ile iniiil nl .N'nd.i w.i \' iniiiU\' That pnsilimi he held 
h iiir ye, I Is, with 14 II-, It 1 111 I It In hiiusell , iml In the ul iiinsl s,ilisl,ict inii nl ,ilk lie 



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I 1 iinulciic 11 i (lie stuih' 111 ill'- l.iu Inimr lr,i\iiiL; iJlini; i 1 mii| iK'tcd liis ^tiiilies 
licl r, .111(1 \\ .IS .1(1 111 It l((l 111 t 111- I i.ir 111 I "i; I . Ill' .1' I i 1. il V i'nL;.iL;r(l Ml I III- |i|-.u liri- 
(il llii- I, CM .iliMii- 111 I'-";!. .iikI 1 I iiili m ihi I iinlil .\ii;,;iisl, iSyi), wlicii hi- loniu-il .1 
|Mrt iiri sli 1 1 1 Willi ],, [sli.iiii Willi!-, wliii li r\|iiiril ill i.SSj, 1 li- li.is a l.n-i;i- ,iii(l 
liui-,iliV(- |ir.iilu-i', I.iLiiil; .i IiimiI i.ink .iiiiiuiu;" lln- mi-inlnis ol lln- Ndil.iw.iy 
(iiniiU' li.ii |u(li;i- .\ li |i-iiii.iii 1-. ,1 i,i\\\-i-r .il iMMiil ,iliilit\-, ,111(1 well icid 111 liis 
lui ili-sMi Ml IK- i^ t,ii-(-liil ,111(1 ,i( ( III ,ilc, ii.is ,1 Wfll I Kil.ini ((I H11I14-11U-11I ,inil a 
li-li-ill i VI- ilu-iiii M-\-, ll(- liK-- Ins i,r<-s wrll. ,111.1 Idt ii|iiit;lil iicss, Ik' Ikis iki sii|hj- 
rii ii-, li,i\ iii'^ 1 1 11- I -11 tire 1 1 III II' li-iii I- (it I he ( 1 >iii ill 11 11 i I \- \\ licri' he miii\'(.'S 

I'l || ilii ,1 1 1 \ (i|(Iij,(- .Mill' III 1,1 1 1 IS ,1 I ('I mill i( ,111, ,111(1 ,111 .il ik- ,i(l\ ( H .lie ( >l [lie prin- 
ti|)l( s (d lli.il |i,iil\, IK- li.is Ik-cii .111 ,i( [U( iikihIk 1 iil llic MciIk kIisI l'!|iis(-( ip.il 
C'Ihii I li 1(11 I Ik- Lis( U\ (-nt\ Ii UN \ (-.11 s: is sii|ii-i iiiliii. |.-nt ol llu- .Siiii(la\- si Ik 11 1 1, and 
w.is .1 l.i\- di-l(-i,;.ilc 111 tin- ;;i-ii(i,d > . iilk-| (-|l(--,- held ill .M,i\, 1 S.so, ,il C i lu'i iin.it i 
lie k\as (iiK- ('I the lirst iiiiinluis ol the -Miss.mhi 11, ir .\ss. n-i,ili( m, .nid was a 
clunltT nil iiilicr. and is .i(l]iit,int ut S(-dmvK-k I'dst, NO, _' 1 , dcp.ii liiu nt ot Mis- 
sdiiii, ((I the (iraiid .\iiii\- (il tli(- ]\( |inlili( , ,md is ,ii(|(- di- r,iiii|} on the st.ilt nt 
(i(.-n(-ral W.iincr, di-p.irtnii-iil ( ( aiini.iiidii 

I h- Ikis till (.•(.; cliildi (-11 : I i,il(- \' , Ikhii lids' ij, i-im;; .Xda A, lioni .M.iy .S, 1.S71, 
and I i-,i \ i-i 111-, Ik 11 11 |,inu,ii \ 1(1. 1 ■'^7 7. ( )ii(' si m, ( den L , died in inl,ini )■ 



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\\\ M lA.M K. WAI.KI-k. 

« 

A^ni.JJAM k()l!l-.k ISON W.\1.K1-:K, (iI iIk- fmii (.1 Walker and Walkrr, 
V* is .1 ii.ili\(- (it S(. ( ill.iiid, I ii)i II in A I ii-rdi-(-n, ),iiiii.ii-y jj, 1040, liis [i.ircnts 
liriiiL; Willi, nil and M.iry ( K( il m rismi) W.ilk(-i, 11(- it-i ris'id iiKist (it his i-iluca- 
11(111 III lh( .Ills ill jiiiv.ili-, his tdiirsi- (il sliidu-s iiu liidini; tlu- hii^hcr niatlic- 
illat iis and iKissIls. IK- 11, id l,i\\ with .Miliii- .ind Walker, .idvui ates, Alieideen; 
canii' 1(1 S.iiiil. I.iinis in iSd.S, .nid loi ,1 while w-.is ilepnly i-Jcrk in^lhe liiiiled St.it(-s 
ediiii 11(- w,is ni.inied in New Ndik (il\ in 1 Sikj, td Miss Marjory (lalen, wIki 
di(-d the I. il I. iW iiii; year. 

•Mr. W.dki-i W.IS .i(lniill((l td (In li.ii dl S.iiiil I.diiis in 1.^73, and in the same 
yi-ar 111. nK- the Idiii nt l'.nid|i(- l-di .1 lew \i-.irs alti-r enleriiiL; iipini Ins |ii-dtes- 
Sinn, .Mr, \\ ,ilke]''s pr.ieliei- w ,is l,iri;i-l\- li,ink ill pli y, ,ind (|nil(- extensive, he iii,ik- 
ini;- a siR-c ess, so tn spe.ik, 1 1 nin llu- \ (-r\- st.irt. liis pr,i( tii i- is iinu- m-neial, .mil 
is (piite reinnnei.iti\-e Tin- In in nl W,ilk(r ,iiid W.ilker h.is liei-n ennneiU-il w'itli 
ni.in\- inipdi l.iiil e.ises, iin. nlvini; ;^i '■it iiilei est s, ,ind es li iliil iiil;' deeid(-il ski II .iiid 
i-\lensi\ (- k iidW le(lsj,e dl l.i w dii lln 11 p.n 1 . I lie\ h.i\ e jiisL w s m, with ntln-i i nil n - 
sel Ini di-l(-nd.inls, an iinpint.ml suit in the 1 in. nit ( niii I dl the United St.ili-s, 
easUin disiiKt dt Missonii, the snil id the Washlniin .iiiil Mneii Mannf.ietiniin^ 
C'dinp.iiu , .mil Is.i.ii 1 ,. l-dl w (ind, .i^.iinsl si-v i i.d |iai lu-s, Ini maiml.K liiiiii;^ ,111 d 
sellin;,; IkhIk.I wile, invnUiiiL; the v.ilidily nl dilhiiiil p.itenls. 



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I'rrsdiis m>ist inliiii.iich' .k ( |u.iiiiii'ii Willi \\ illi.ini U. W.ilUci', Mici.iUy as well 
as pixilcs^ii aial I \', plaer liim in llu- Irniit niw .'1 iIh- \i hi n^t-i' 1 lass nt Saint Louis 
aUipnu-\'s. lake llir Stole li <^i-iii 1 all y. In- ilnl iioi .illow liimstrll to enter upon 
his iHot'ession 111 ,1 sluililiy oiitlil, lie lias ;^rL-al i"is|irel loi" the jirofession, and 
is la iiioi"ini4 it 

Mr W'.ilki 1 IS a ie|)iil)lieaii m his |iolilii.il tenets, and very deciiled in iiis 
views, lint iiian.iL;'es to kee|i out ol oldee. i;iv mil; his \\ lioh- time to his protession. 
Ills associate III linsiness is his loiism, (iroi^r W'.ilkei 



WILLIAM IL ( L( )L TON. 

.s 1 1\ /■ /.Ol'/.'>. 

\ 1 ZII.LIAM II Ci.Ol'TON is a native of Alal.ania, horn near Unntsvillp, 
VV August j_|. 1S47. lie IS the son ot It.utoi [allies A. C lopttJii, an eminent 
[jhysieian, and one ol the prominent sui"ij,eoiis in the South Ills mother liehjre 
mariiaL;e was Miss Mar\ l'(iiii\ Ills i;i and lal her was ,111 iillicer in the war of 
iSij William (/loptoii lirij^an Ins edneation 111 l.a (ir.mt;e Military Institntt-, La 
(iranm-, Al.iliania; liom tliai iiistitnt ion he went into the Soiiiliern I'niversity, at 
( i 1 eeiisl 101 1 Ml- h, Alahama lie- llii-ii waait iiilo the loiiledeiale arm)' and seMVed 
until Its elose, I le entered tin- I ' iiu tasi t \ ol \' 1 1 i^i 11 ia, pii rsiied I he aeadem ie Course 
luie \ ear, and was graduated 1 10 in the l,iu di-i lai I meni in I am, 1 .SOS. 1 11 ( )ctoher 

' ."s i - ^ 

of the same \ear he (ante to Saiiil Loiii-,, ,iinl was admitted to the liar. He 

taiiL;lil school four months in Saint Lonis e it\', and i oinmenced the practice ol 

the law III the sii m nier ol 1 .Sim), ,i1 Sam I 1 ,011 is, w here he has I M'eii in practice ever 
si III (■ .Mr ( I Dpi on is an alile la w\ ( 1 , ,111 e.xcel lent ,id\ ocate, ,ind is discrimiuatin.i^ 
III Ills pi .i( 1 11 e lie i;i\ es s]ic, i.i I .ii lent ion to kind ,iiid iiisui aiice cases 

I le is a SOI ial L;ciiilemaii, a nd his person, d appearance is very tine, he liein,t; 
tall, well [>ropoi tioiii-d, ami w eii;lii iii;' one humlreil and si.xt)'dive pounds; his eyes 
are Idiie, his hair is dark, and he ,lia\es cle.in with the e.\.rpli<Hi of the uious 
taelie. 



ll().\. C.lJ )R(il. NAi.L. 

/K/uVTOX. 

Tilli siilijet t of this sketch is an ahle lawvaa, who, |jy strict attention to busi- 
ness, and lidelit\' to Ins clients, li.is aHained a he^h rank at the (iitindv 
Count\ liar Ih- \v,is lioi 11 .Maii h 10, i.s|o, in llamillon i(.uiit\, Indiana, and is 
the siai of l'"i .iiikhii ilall ami i'di/a |. (Shaip) Mali llis father \v,is a wealthy 
fainiia-, who held the- olkice ol coiiiit\' assessor one term, .iiid other minor ollices, 
,iiid was liiL;hl\' respected; now iitiieil, and liviiii; <it I ndiaiiajiolis, Indiana, lor 
the last si.\teeii years. The i^ra ml lalhcas ol oiu siili|ei t, liotli in paternal and 
maternal line, went; soldiers in the sc . oiid war with I. inland. lie w.is educated 



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ill lh(r (, ijiuiii.in >t lii.iil^, .Hill ,il I ).in\ illr ( I m I i.m.i ) Ar.ulrnn ; rr. id l.iu' Willi Colu- 
llrl [ W lil.ikr, .j| I iuli,lii.i|)i .1 j^, jli'li;!' lil t'h- c 111 ml (■■■url, and l\,is .idmillcd In 
llic I). II .\|Mil 17. iNo;, ,il I iidi.iii.i|" do 111 ilirii tanu in 'Idi-ntiui, v\ In re In- 
~,l\.\ ri--. . -. ..w 1 i.i'^a.i \\.- J L' [lie .'[ \'.. ■ i. ■.■.'.' Ill- caliTuI al unci- ii|>iiii a sue- 
( i\ I III I all i I", and lla^ di an all 1 .\li a- K 1 hii- i.n-i^ 1 Ji \'. a~. (di atcd JUiIl'C 1 it tin: 
pi iiliali- I lan t in 1 S; 1 , vi, li n li . aiii c lu; alih rllli d mild i.Sjv. Ilcheld llic uTlicc u! 
i\\.\ atliiiair\' t wii U-rins 

Ind^i Hall l^ a la\i\i|-iil rxrrlli-nl |iidL;iiii-iil , and is discriminalina in his 
|irai;li('c IK- lias a i^nnd iiiiiii' i|-\-, and ks a sImuiv; i-casiau-|- and .in rxitlk-nl 
aiUucatt- |jL-liii(- liiitli (iiiiit and jm-\- lli- is K.iiiu-d in tin- law, and has the 
nlnn ist ci nilidi iii-L- I i| tin- i 1 nil iiiiinitv Ih- is an .illablc m'lillcnian, sm iai in his 
inU-rLiiiiisi- wiih mankind, and has a lai'^^i i in h- nl warm liiciids, wim [iri/i- Iniii 
li.r Ills inn- maiilni.id and iiili ilii tiial al l.i 111 iiniils 

lie Was niairii-d A|uil 15, i.ih). In Miss ka. Iirl A Smith, .111 i-.slimalih- l.idy ol 
'rn-nliin, Tlun' liavr loni i liildn-n. 






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ALhUl I) l-R.XNKIdN l'()n.l'()N' is .1 son i.l .Mlrnl .ind l.ydia (I.ydcr) 
I '1 lid inn. and was Inn 11 in .ir tailnnil aaini, l"i d iiinl nana i oiiiily, ( Jliin, Nnvcm - 
I Id 4, 1 ,S 1 1) II is |iarrnts w n 1- iial nrs . il 1 .1 indniin ; 1 anil)', Virginia. In llic s|iiing 
111 J.S57 tin: tamily ini migi alrd tu Mainni i 1 .niily, M issmii i, and srlthil in Pal- 
myra, whin- tin- smi was 1 dm .tied in ."i.iinl I'. nil's Ciilh.-gi.-, an 10j)is< iipal si Ininl, 
111 whii.h tin- iiiilcd i-diiL.iti ir, l)iiiliii William 11 C'lnliyn, w as |)rin(. ip.il. 

j-'iir thn 1- yuars In- w'.is di |Miiy i innil 1 Ink nl Maiinn muiUy, and di|ip( d into 
l.iw linnk- snim- dniiiiL; lli.il pi imd llr linisind Ins legal stndics in lln- nlln-e ut 
llnii Walirr M. liniilw.irr, 111 ralin>r,i; was adimUcd In tin.- liar in l.Syo, and 
siiii I- Ih.il il.iti; has ln-i-n in pi. n lire al I .iiilnn, Lewis enmity. Latterly he has 
in.ide a spei, i.ilty nl le.il-e-t.ili l.iw', (nlleel iniis .cud pi-.ili.ite I insi ness, ,uid is n]i- 
right, sli.iiglillnrw ard .iiid pininpi in .ill Inisiness ir.ms.K lions. A gentlem.m 
whn knew liim when he w.is ,i l.iw stndenl .is well as since, thus spe.iks nl him : 
"Mr I'.aillnn w.is .1 ele.ii die.ided yming m.iii, nl <i strung .iiid vignmns mind, 
diligent in his applie.itinn In hnnks, nl e\ei|leiit li.ilnts in .dl lespi-ets, and he is 
eininenlK' reli.ible .ind t rust wni lli\-." 

lie w'.is eitv atlniiie\ Iwn terms .ind ni.'iynr twn terms, being edeeted tn the 
latter nlliee willinnl np|insit inn Mnililg 1 1 Is .id III 1 1 1 Isl I ,1 1 mil the ilebtot llle city 
w-.ls setlli-d .Hid .id jlisteil, .Hid llle eit\ pl.ieed nil .1 sniiiid tinaiui.ll b.isis. lie 
ni.ide an eftieienl eliiet m.igisi 1 .ile. 

In 1.S7.S, Mr. I'niilton w .is iln- nppnsilinn i .1 ndid.ite tnr judge nt the [irnbate 
eniiit, in :i sliniig deinni. 1 ,il n (nniil\-. .ind i.in two or three hundred \'nti-s .die. id 
nl his tiikel. lint was dele. lied. lie .ildeil 111 st.iitiug tile ■■f.inlnil .NeWs.'.i 



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K'puiplic.iii |M|iri-, ,111.1 \\,i^ lis |iiililii,il fdiii.i- 111 iS.So, lie is now i;h,iirman (if 
till- ruiiiil)- iriiir.il rnininiucr ,,| In-, |).iil\, .iiid is ,i man wl ,i j;(fi.il di-al ul inllu- 
I'lK !■ Ill |M ilii 11 ,il .mil --■ Ji i.il ( ii 1 |i ■, 

111 i'"^;! 1" i>-7S Ik- w .1^ riiiiisl .Si. Ill - ( mn iiiissu.iiri iiiiilcr a|)|HiiiUiHciit (.il 
|iiili;c 1 )ill(Mi, ul Ihr I 'niLiil Sl.iUs ciniiil . i ni i 1 . I . .i t lie c.istLTn dislrlLt. uf Mis- 
siiini; lie n-^i^iicd ilu- ,,\\ur m i.Sj.S ,,11 ,11... mil wl iis iiucrtri iiiij u itli otliL-r Imsi- 
ncss. 1 Ic is .1 l\.i\ .il .\i-(. h .M.i-,nii. .Hid |i,iNt mallei ; .11 id past i,fi aii<l in ( )dil-l' Ldlfiw- 
sliip, Mr ruiilliin is a ii(.[is|u-d t^iaitlrinan. .iiid liis slandiiiL; in tin- i .uiimniiily 
is iiijj;h. 

v.\\\. i!,\Ki';\\'i':i,i.. 

1).\ri. liAKI'.Wi'I.I. is .1 sun ,.[ Hull, kulu-ii .\, ll.ikrurll, jndnc uf tlio Luurl 
u( ap|ii ais, Saiiil I.uuis, wliusc slvili li iiia\' hr luiiiid uii pii-crdiiii^ pa^'L■s. 
The sua was liuin in this iil\, Anv;iisl ji. iS^.S, i'lu- m.udcn name uf his 
inulluT w.is X.iii(.y C'uudruv cK' L.uncil, she luiii'.^ an acccimplislR-d I'leiich lady. 

I )iii siiliiri I w Ms (. <liiualiil III I 111- S.iiia I .( Mils I 'ni\Trsity and the -Saint Louis 
l,,n\ Siliuul, JH-in;^ a nr.idn.ar ul ilu- law si liuui, i Liss of iSyc;. lie opened a 
law lijlire 1 1 11 mrd i.ilel V, .iiid 111 a sliuil liiiic Ins Inisiiirss shuwed a fair (iitailafTe, 
wliuli is 1111 llir slr.idy iiurc.isi- lie ■_; i \ r , i-spii i.d alteiiliun tu patent l.iw; is 
til mil; (.unsidi-i .il lie, .iNu. in red esl.ile, and ul Ini liiMnelus, Ins pract ite e.'^ttmd^nt;' 
inlu the ledei.d .is w id I ,is iiitu .ill the si.itc (.units. lie is ste.idy, ind iistriuiis 
,111(1 p.iinst.il. ill'.;, liAiiiL;' his piul.ssiuii .mil lil.i l\ lu rise in it 

Mr, i{akii\( II IS a iiiemliei ul ilu kuin.m t'.ithuln (. hiiixli, and a yoiiilL; man 
(it tine iiioi.il ( liarai ter. 



Wll I.I.AM I.. .MOK.Sl'W 

;/ ,;a'A7-..\ i'i>\ . 

\ A 71lddAM l.( (I'l.S .M( )K-s|.N' I, a sun ul I he l.ite L'uluiu I iMvderu k .Mursey, 
\ » .1 ii.iii\e ul I'liissi.i, .\y\i\ lui in.iii\ \c.iis ,1 pi .u'lieini; l.i\v\i;r in W'.incii 
i(imit\. lie 111.11 I ied .Miiin.i I'x.i k, ,dsu .1 ii.itiv'c uf Prussia, .md Willi. iin uas the 
third ( hild in .1 l.miily ui luiir ( liildi en. lie 1 1 ( ei\-ed .1 liii;li si hi lul ed ilea lion 111 
his n.itiw euimty; re, id kiw with his f.ithei, .md w.is adimlled to the h.ir in iiSyo. 
lie \\',is uf the lirm ut .Nhir--e\' ,iiid Sun imiil his lather's dcith. Simx- i.Syy he 
h,is 111 111 ul the In 111 ul I'eeis ,md .Mui',e\', \\ h h h i-, duiiii; ,1 i.;eiiei,il .Uld i;uud 
linsiiiess in the se\ci,d slale euinis .\li \|uisey is well read, .mil im ipicsliuiis 
ul law his u|iiiiiuii li.is i^real wsi^hl w 1 1 li peupic- whu kiiuw him. lli- is .ilsu a 
i;uud (.■unnselui .iiid .1 tine 111,111 lie makes iiu pretensi, ui^ to elu(|iieiiee, lint 

re.isons well, .mil Is .111 (.■.\( elleiil lnisniess 111. in .md ,1 Inn- priili.ile .md ( uinmen i.ij 
kiwyer, li.i\ i Ilu, I lie i uidideiu ,■ ul ,d I w liu I, iiuw him 



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/■///■ /.■/ \ r// -i\i> J>'.i.\' ('/ w/sSi>i'A'/ CI iiES. 



Mr. M'ii\-,cy Imn hccii |ir. im-( uUiii;- .illnnii \' leu WariLii Lnuiily siiuc 1S74, and 
i-^ |icrfiii iniiiiL; the (liitii N , ,t' ilu- c jiI'k c \\ 1 ili pic ■in | it iic'-s .iiul .iliilitv. 1 1 is jiulilicb 
,u'c ri;|iiil il ic.iii [ Ir i> ,1 1 1,1 si l; 1 ,1111 1 in ( )• iil - l'"i:lli n\ ^lii |) 

Ml. MiiiMN' was ni.uiird in Ma\, i'""',';' '" i-aiiia .\ I'lillian, ilani^htrr nt llic 
late |iulm' |ulin .\ I'iiMmii, hI W'.iiicii (niinU', .iiai tlu-\' ha\'c twn sims. 



ixoiii; ki II. ki:k\. 

sj/x r /(i(7s 

R()H1':RT HORACI': KI':R\',i.t ihr luni nf l.aui;liliii anil Kcni, hails from 
Bnmiiiiu ciiuntv, Kent iK lv\-, whc-n he was lH>in N.iVL-mlicr 1 S, 1.S50. His 
lather, Sti'iilier Kti n. w.i-- al-^M bniii in KciUiiik\', iKsi . iiilin;^ Ijinn a \'irt.jinia 
laniilv, and his ninllin, v\lhj i\as C'lirh.lir l.rdmi lirtmc her marriage, uas lnan 
in Mar\land. Rulnil \\ .is n I iicited in liie KenlnekN' rni^'ersily, l.exingtcin, and 
the University ul \'iiL;ini,i, Cli.irhiltesville, in uliu li latter sehmil he attended law 
lectures the last year .\lti r le,i\'iiiL; (.■|i,nlottesvi lie he l.iiiL;ht selionl iieaih' twii 
yctirs 111 his nali\e st.ite, i 1 nil iniliii;..;" his letlid studies ,it the S.ime time. 

In I cSt ( Mr. Kern 1,1 me 1. 1 Saint Liuus, w as adinitti-il i> 1 iiraetice, and has dune 
well ill his I n iifessi. .11 I'lir ihe List fuc ur si.x yi^ars he h.is lieeii Incal atturney 
loi the ('lihanii, .\lliiii and Saint Louis Railruad t."um|Mii\', and since January, 
i.S.S;, he h.is been ,1 |i,iitnei ul Ihai, 11 IV l..iiiL;hlin. Ills standiiiL; .it the .Saint 
1 .1 aiis li.ir h,is I leen 1 red 1 1,1 Me 1 1 mn the -Lii 1 

.Ml Kern is .III ,h live di'iiMM i.itic jHilitu 1,111, SMiiutiiiies lakiiin' the stum|i lur 
lit he IS, hut we dii ih p| 111 Ml III his .iskin^ .iii\ tiling, lur himsLdl. I lis reliijidiis .illil- 
i.itiniis ,ire with tin- i'ie-.li\t. ri.iiis lie w.is m.uried, i'"el niiari, jy, 188;, tu Miss 
1-ei. kie Mill IS. Ill, 1 1| Cdiic .!■■. ' 



uoisi'k r ('.. .Ml rciii:i.i„ 

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1^ Old.K r (;W\N Mini 11' 1.1,. C.I I he' 111 111 c,i Dys.i I I .111(1 .Mitchell, is a sun 
V ul j. lines 1; .iiid M.ulli.i f. (I)\s.iii) .Mill liidl, ,iiid cLites his Initli 111 M>ai- 
1 ue cuiinty, .Missuni I, ( )i luliei u;, i'^^.'. 1 1 is l.illier is a I'nnilierl.ind I'l esliy tei i.iii 
minister, hcirn in Xdrgiii 1,1, .ind his inulher i^ ,1 n,ili\e ul ihis state, ,iiid a sister ul 
Ijeiii.iinin R, l))'s.ii t, uiic- ul till- lisidiiii; l.iw\ i-i s 111 M.icun I uiiiu\', .iiid men tic nied 111 
iirecedinc^ |i,n;es ul tills w ui K The- 1 ,1 111 1 1 \ c.i nie I u .M .11 c 11 1 i un 1 1 1 \ ill 1 S.,^, I lel ore 

Rulieit w.is .1 \,cMi uld, .Hid Ins l.ilhei w.is pusiihiu ul .Mi (ice College lur in.iny 
ye.irs, lieing nuw [laslur .it Kirksville, 

The snlijint ol this notite l.iimc-d nnlil si;vi-nti;en ye.u s old, .itteiuling scliuul 
during the winter terms, ,iiic| iIh-ii ic.ok .i el.issn.d louisr in .MctJee C'ullege, 
.\l.ic un ( uiiiil\ , .Uld w .IS gi .iclii.ilecl III I ■';: I .\ 1 1 ei \\ ,11 d In l.i light tin ee yiMi s in 
(^'li.il It. ni .Uld .M.n • ni . ■ ill ntie--, n 1.1 king i|n He .1 sine ess ,is .111 ed in. .itui , lie- 1 c-ad 



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Tiih: iii:Mrii .\\i> ink' or- M/ssoi'ur ciiies. 153 

l.iw willi lii-^ iiiiclr, iMr, |t\-,,irl, .)! iiMi I \' ni' nl i. Mn-d ; w.is ailmiUcil In llii; bai' in 
1.S7S, jnd siii.r .\iii;iisl 111 lli.il \r.u luis |i< c\\ ni the lirni nl Dys.irl ami Miu lirll, 
his |iailiK'i' lii'iii;^ Ills |ii'ci 1-] ilur. 1 Ir w.is I uiiiily Miuiiil i uinilU'isic mci' l(ir l(uir 
ycais, Ills Icriii r\|jiiinL; iii Apiil, l^i^>,;. 

Ml". Mill licll is iiiii iiiil\ lalciilccl, hut loi a ynmiL!; man possesses a liigli degree 
(if euUiu (■ IK- is liuuiiuuhl) dcvolrd I" Ins | u ulcssion, diligent in his studies, as 
well as in liis |iiaclier, emnuMUK' leliaMc and irnst wni'lhy, and is a ilsin^f ynunLi 
man. lie holds a nunnl iri slii[i in lln: C'li iid in land I'lisl i\ tin ian Chnn h, and is 
liviiiL( a Idi: r. insistent Willi Ins (.'hrislian | a. ilrssioii 



p, 



'I'lio.MAs II. ri'.Ai;* )i)V. 

.V.//.V'/' / iT/.V. 

snli|ictiil' this sL.tt h IS a n,iti\ (■ 1.1 llic lun|iire Sl.ile, and uas Inirn in 
Oxhiid, Cdienangi) c* mnty, < )etiilici ;i, iS;ii, lie is tlie si m nt William 1'. 
and lietscN ( Ineed) Pi.'abi id\'. The pinmnitui ul the family was William I'ea- 
liudy, uf KIiimIl- Island, In: hein^r nne uf twn 1 n Mtliers whei came tu America cm 
the thin! \issrl th.it linundit the l'il;j,iims In these shiires. The ntherlimther 
was laeuti iiant C'luules I'ealmih', whn seliled in llnslim, and wlm is the ancestur 
of Geor,L;e I'ealxid)-, the philanl liro|iist Kev. t^'hailes I'ealiody, of C'hicano, and 
formerly of S.iiiit I.niiis, is also a descendant of Lieutenant t'liailes I'eabody. 
William I'. I'eabod)-, the lather of uui suli|ec I, was lioin in Stoninj^ton, Connecti- 
cut, in 18011. and is still li\int;- in ()tseun ^ountw Ne-w York. 

Thomas Was educated in the common m hoois and the ( lilbertsville Collegiate 
Instiltite, ()tsego county, where lie recei\ed a line education. He studied law in 
Orleans connt\- with JndL;e H. L. Hessac four years, and was admitle-d to the bar 
in Ihiffalo 111 i.SOi. lie them went to Mam liestei, Washtenaw county, Michigan, 
and practiced law four montin, wlieii he enlisteil in the 4th Michigan i:avalry, 
and was prouioliil to second lieutenant, . 

lie took pait in tlie li.iltles of M in f reesboro, Shelbyville, Chickamaiiga and 
Chattaiiooea, .ill of the b.illles on the w.i_\ to .Xilanl.i, the \\'^\\\ at Jonesboro, and 
the r.iid .iionml .\tkinta; was .it the c.ipuire of Sidma, Al.ib.im.i, .\pril j, 1.SO5; 
helped t<i i.iptnre MontL;omei y, Al.ili.im.i, .md C'olumbns, Cieoigi.i, deleating 
rebel ( iener.il Cobb's .irmy ; w. is al the e.iptii 1 e of .M.icon, ( ieorgia, .mil Cienei.d 
Cobb and Ins .irmy. He llieii went down tlie ( )cinulL;ee Kiver, and was present and 
took p.irt in the c.iplnie ol Jellerson D.uis. With his regiment he marched back 
over .ill ol the li.ittle lields in the line to N.isliville, Tennessee, and w.is trans- 
ported by r.iil to Detroit, Miche^.in, .iiid mustered out of service. 

Mr. Pe.ibody c.ime to .S.niil l.oiiis, .ind i ommeiiced .l^.lln the pr.ictice of the 
hiw. He r.in for city atlorne\' in i.Sy;;, on ihe n inibhc.in ticket. In i.S(j6 he 
formed .1 p.iUiieiship with J, C. Mollis, iimlei the linn n.liiie ol Morris .iml I'e.l- 
bodv, whiih continued ei-ht ye. us. lie .illcru.ird formed a p.ii I nerslii|i with M. 



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rin-. i-.ixcii \.\'i< r.\i: o/ .i//\,-.(i /■/,•/ iii-ii.s. 



W . I ln'.;.i II, II iiilcj- llii- li I 111 11.1 iiir c il 1 h ■ij.i II ,111(1 I ',mI M III y. lie is m nv ul I lir I'lrm 
111 lirlilli\, .Mmiis .111(1 ri',llMi(l\, .111(1 \\\r\ .lie ili.iii',^ ,i ll( n i I'isl I i 11^ 1 illsi lU'ss. 

Ml. I'(.iIm)(Iv is .1 I 111 (I ( i1Il;Ii I.IWNCI, well jKislcd ill (A'crv (lc|MI I luciil (if tlic 
|)1( il c■s^|l (il ; |ii.uliirs ill .ill 111 llic i(.iiir,, Indli si. lie .iiiil Icdn.il, .llnl is a LJiiuil 
■ kU'i n;.ilc lie is ,i t;x-iilli iiiaii ( il rrli lU'iiii lit .iiul iiilliirc, .iiul li.is many adiii iriiiij 
1 1 iciuls. 



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joi' II. k()i)i';.s. 

I' AKIS. 

J()li II l\()l)KS, pnist'cutini^ att(irn(\ lor the ((ninty ul Monroe, was liorn in 
Kails ( (iiiiity, this st.itc. .M.iii 11 -■ |, i^>5S. I'l.-iiii; .i siai ol T) irc and lili/.a (I'ip- 
loii) Koil's. Ills l.illii;!' w.is a nati\c ol .Ml n-iiurk' county, X'liginia, a ^radu.itu 
ol tin- .Sl.iu- I 'niwi sily, \'ii i;iiii.i, .111(1 .1 | d ( iin iiit-iii incinl (cr ol tlic iiicdiial pro- 
tcssioii, d\iiiL; in K.ills i,(.iinl\, this sl.itc. in i.Sdi. Tlic l,iiiiil\' wcio amon<; tlic 
pii iiUM.'i s (il Kcntiii k\', silthiiL; lluic Iciii^ li(l((i(.' a iK-c.iinc a state, and arc sonic- 
wli.il consi)iciious in the c. ills' .inn.ils ol ilic dark .ini.1 Idoody L;round. 'Die 'rip- 
tons were .1 Tennessee l.inuK', ulicie the luotliei ol foe was born. lie is a J^rad- 
iiati- of Central Collet;!-, .i .Methodist iiisi 1 1 iitii m ,it l'"a_\'ette, llow.ird i;oiinty, class 
ol i'^75 1 Ic ( iiminenced te.u liiiiL; at eii'hteeii ye.irs ol a^e, aiul after receising 
ills degree devideil three years to th.it | ■!( /tes- loii. 

.Mr, Kodis reail law with lion, llieiHldn ilr.ue, now judge of the si.\tceiltli 
jiidici.d Liienit, linished Ins le,^.d stnilies ,it the St.ite Cniversity, Culunilna, and 
comineiiicd inaeticc' at I'.iiis, in i.S.Xi. lie w.is idected to his present county 
oHi( I- ill I . I ..' : is vei'V assiil lions in at l end i iii^ Id its duties, ,iiid is gi\ing good sal- 
isl.ietion, lie has .i Plight inttllei t, and li\ his studious ami tjllicrwise e.'>;celleiit 
liiiliits lie is taking the ri,i.;hl ciuiisi- to kei |i it luii iiished. 

The iiolititsiif Mr, Kodes arc- di in( h.i .itii , iiilu ed .ind llioroiigli, and he can 
do good uoik lor Ills p. Illy ulieii he undertakes it, lie is a thiril-degrec Odd- 
l'\'lloW, and mI lii''li soi. i.il st.iiid ill',' . , 



HON. I'l.i.x.s scoMi:!.)). 

ELI.VS SCOl'^Ii'^I.l), judge of tin pi.ili.ite court of Scollanrl county, is a na- 
tive ol I'lankliii cdiinly, ()liio, horn July 27, i.S.|i. lie is a son of l)octor 
hdi.is Scolu'ld, ,1 n,iti\ e ol .M.ii \ l.iiid, ,1111 1 Kd lei 1 ,1 ( k.iiil man ) St-oliidd, of the st.ite 
of I'eniis\ K ,111 i.i. Ills nii.lher w .is ol ( i( 1 man c.Mi.k lion. The .Sioliclds are .111 
old .Mai \ kind l.imil)'. ()iii siiPieit is .1 il;i .id uate ol the Ohio W'esleyan I 'iii\ c-rsit)', 
1 )elaw.ire, sciriuilic dep.irtmenl, cl.iss ol i.Suo. lie alterward lauglit four S'e.iis, 
reeling l.iw at the s.ime tiim.- .it Colnmhns, during the smiimeis; was admitted 
t'l the har in ilsdc pr.ii I k is I ,il C' 'lunil ms iiiit il the aiiliiinn ol i .SIk;, and then 



riih: mxcii ivn iuk c/' .)//.s,S(ir/,v (■//■//:s. 



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scllli'il ill Si'ulLiiiil inimt\', his |ircsrnl Ildiiic As .1 l.iw\ci' lie h.is ^ilwavs been 
ILiinstakini;' aii<l very 1 .11 cl iil, si 1 ii 1 1 v 1 i'l;.i 1 . 1 iui^ lln' inieresls nf lilselieiilh. lie 
is .111 cxc client iiUlie l.iw yei, hiiiiL; jii ihleiil 111 ( .iiiiimI. 

Ml'. Se( ilii'li 1 UMs ni,i\i M' 111 t lie I it \' I'll" li\ e 1 1 u isre u t i \'e terms; was justice iif 
tlie peace fur se\'eii \iMrs — ]iai't ul that liiiu while iniiiiicipal heail ot tlie eorpoia- 
iIdii; was appi liiitdl jiuli;!' ■ ■! |iii il i.ile in jSyij, ami elected in 1.S80, ,iml rei-leetcd 
ill iSSj, lie caiiies his i|iliL;enl Imsiness haliils intn the duties ol this ollice, and 
is i;i\int; excellent salislai liiiii as a Count)' uHiciai lie is atlurney lur the Sc(iL- 
laml l.'(iniit\' N'aliunal 11. ink. Ills |iiiiilics are drnn iciatic ; he is a Kuighl 
Templar m I'lcemasiiiiry, and has liceii master ul Memphis L(idi;'e, No. 16, live 
N'ears in snc(cssiiin, and Imlds his nlii^iniis c (iiincctinn with the I'resliyteriaii 
Clinri h. 

Ills wife was Miss Mary 1". ISair, ul C'ulumlins, ()liii), their marriai^e beinir 
dated in March, 1S70. Tin')' ha\'e une aduplcd daiiL'.hler In mural 1 liarai ter 
Mi. .Sculield st.inds hii;h, ami he is ciiie id the liest c ili/eiis nl the cmmty. 



A 



AMO.S k, 1 \Vl.()k. 

S.l/X /■ lot IS 
MOS Rlld'A' T.\\d.( )K, one (if the sm cessfnl jui)' law\'ers of S.iial Louis, is 



a iKiti\'e ol DaVK'ss county, Kenluck\', .1 sou ot Ilow.ird and I'dtou (kilt?y) 
Taylor, and was Iidiii |.innai\' 1 },, i,S.|_', llis f.ither, who was a tarmer, was born 
ill V'irgini.i. Ills p. item. d i;re,it->..;r.indl.ithei", W'dli.im (ir.ih.uu, I'.dsed a coinp.iiiy 
ill the v.illey of the k.ipp.ih.innock, known as the Silver (ii.i)'s, which he com- 
m.inded under \\'asliinL;lon, in tin- limes which tried men's souls. 

The subject of this sketch, , if 1 er speiicliiiL;- t\\ thi'ee )'ears at Oweiisbor- 

on|;li (."<<11cjj;g, Kentui k), enti'red tile junior class ol N'ale (.'ol l(,-u;e ill l.SOo; ami Oil 
the breaking' tint of the tivil war, in 1 .Sn 1 , closi-d his books, returned to Kentucky, 
and entereil the contedei.ite .iiiii) in ciuiipau)' .V, 1st Kentucky ca\'alry, uiuler 
(icner.d llelm, lie w.is taken piisonei .it Tnsi ninbi.i, Al.ib.im.i, and exchanged 
.It 1 1 niits\ ill,' twenty d.i)'s .il Ic 1 \\ .ird ; w.is p.iroled .it ('olnmbiis, Mississippi, In 
M.i)', I.'sli5, beiiiv; ,il tli.it time (.ipt.iin ol conip.in\ 11, Stli Kentucky cavalry. 

Mr. d",i)'lor read law .it ( )wi'iisbor(iiiL;li ; w.is .idinitled to the b.ir in 1800, and 
pr.icticed there for two )'e,irs, sc-rvint;' most of the time as i-oiinty attorney. This 
office he resigneil in i.Sti.S, .md moved to S.iint l.onis, where he has since been 
engaged in geiler.d prai tice in the ci\ d ( oiirts mih'. 

".Mr. Ta\lor," wiites .111 eminent jurist ol this i il\', one befoj'e whom he lias 
frccpicntl)' pr.icticed, "is .1 pioloimd ihinki-i in the inet.ipli)'sics ol the l.iw; is .1 
111,111 1 em.irk.ibh' de\'oled to the luteicsts o| his clients; .ilw.iys icjiiim.inds the 
closest .ttlenlion of the lonit, for his i.iiidor, .md the clearness and strength of 
llis logic, .ind he is one of the most siicce'-sliil iiii\ kiw)ers .it the .S.iiiit l.onis 
bar." 



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Mr. Tayli.!- was a nicnilxT < il tlir laic- ti instil iilii mal ccuivcntinn (1S75), ami 

was iliainnan 111 llic ci .111111 il ((■.• (ui I lie n-xisi 1 ihc c unsliliitimi, and also (ui 

tlic cuniniiliro nil jiiiru lar)- ami sullia^c ami (_'lrcli<ins 1 1 is ]ii ililics arc ilimid- 
cratic. 

Tin; will- (.1 Mr ']"a\'li.i- was Anna Ku'lij, ilaiii;litrr of Captain [.irnes Kiiild, of 
J,'ans\-illi, Kintial.), a l.alii,-.; iili/cii .'1 ilia! i::\, anil a nvnilicr .if llic last 
I nnstitntidrial ( 1 in\ int ii.n 1 ,f tli.it st,.ti , tliLar mari ia;_;.- I aim; datrcl .\'( iwnilicr .'6, 
iiSoS. 'l"li(\- have foiii' i hildii n. 



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iiox. iii-;\K\- -i; Ki{X'i-. 

{_T ];\!\\' TIIOMI'SOX KK.\ r IS a native ,if \'irt,diiia, a state celebrated fur 
1 liavim; |iiid'iied ritidil.- ^lIii.I.i.'s, liiilliaii! laMloii ami wise slatesnieii, 
111 I . ' 'III- 1 .1 II' I im . I I'. 1.1 ill) lai ., ami \<:.i\ l/m n in i.oiiis.i (.Mniily, ('"elnnary -6, 
i.-.tI, tlir SI. 11 (.1 Kiilart M Kiiit, an .iiti\e .iml |ii (.miiiient business Ulan, and 
\\<.rtliy citi/en, and Sally (r (llnntn) Kent. His maternal gi'andfatlier, John 
(liinlcr, \\,.s a |.riiminenl liiisim s^ man, and a lepi .senlati ve in the state legisla- 
l in r, |ii"ii .1 I ' . llir li vi 1 war 

( )ii 1 sii I i|.c t was I'dm aleil a I ihr I ' ni v ei sily ul Virgin ia, taking the degree of 
liai Ik. li .1' 1 .1 laws in i.Syj, and was awaided a medal as the best deliatei' in. the 
lelfersi.nian S.niitw uf thai inslitnlion. II..- i ami' to Saint [,oiiis in the autumn 
of i.Syj, anil was a.lmilt.'d I., tlir b.ii, wh.i.- In- li.is ililigcntly applied himself to 
th.- dulic. .il his pidlrssii.il, and by stiii 1 fnhllts' l.i his 1 lients, and homn'able, 
upright, in.iiiU' de.iliii.g. In.- has '^aine.l tin- (.nilideme .if th. tonits, before whom 
he praeti. . s, the g.i.i.l will .il hi^ bi.lhr.n at thi' b.ii, ,111. 1 the esteem ol iill who 
know him lie was elei 1. d to tin- stale legislature in N'..\'embei, i.SSj, and iis 
e\i.len. e ..f the high re.,4ar.l in wliieli he is hehl in the eoinmnnity in whieh la- is 
best km iw II, it mav In- lemai k.'d that he r.in ahead .it the remainder of his ti» kel 
se\eral hundred votes, and in the emn i-ii i i. m whi. Ii <ga\a' him the nomination, he 
lee.dved .ill ..I the \'.ites e.ist, r\eept two, I'p.ni tlir i<-assi inbling ul tlu' l.'gisla- 
tni.\ he w.is . Iiosen ehairman ..1 tin- S.iiiil I, .mis d. legal i. m. He was aiip.iinled 
nil the jmli. i.il eommitti'e, and was one ..1 its most ,u:ti\e and inlliieiitial iman- 
beis. ke. iigni/.ing" the fa.l .if th.- siipr.nie imp. ■! tam.e ot elleeling a i hange, 
whereby ,1 in. .re speedy hearing ..f causes in appellate eoiirts might be had, he 
ad.lresse.l liiinselt I.) the ipiesli..n, and to..k a must active |Mrt in establishing the 
siqMiMne ...nil 1. .imniissi. m, making a \'ei\ ,iblc .u^ument in its la\'or, .it which 
tin: piX'Ss throughuiit the state sp.ike in the most complimentary terms, pro- 
nouncing his spec, h the- ablest one di'li\ered in that . I. bate. IK- was also 
app. linted .III the cum mil III- uii banks am I . m p. n.il i. uis. 

( )ii his 1 .1 urn frum th.- hgiskitii 1 e, Mr K. iit 1 .-. eiv.-.l, at the Uni\'ersity Club, 
a lianqii.'t li.nn the I.m.Iiii- . ili/. us ul .Saint I-.aiis, wltliunl ilistliictiun ol part). 



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\\liiili w.is |McM(lc(l ii\ri hy I lull, J. j. I. in, II, \, ,111 wliiili m (.'asi,iii iuiiiilTdus 
SI"',', li,". w,-i,- 111. nil- ill .i|i|M , i\'.il ,il .Ml" K,iii\ ,',)mM'. A liMilint; ni-ws|i,i|ii-r 
clihiri.lil)' s|i,ik,' ,il llif Imiii|ii, I .is l,.|l,,\\s, "ll \\,is ,1 tilhiil,; wuilliy l,> Ik: 

llCShjW C(l. l),'s|litC Ml'. Kflll's .l|l|l.inilt \,Hllll, ll,' .U(|llil\-l| llic llistillLlillll of 

iicini;- ,>nc 111 the ic.ul irsl, al ilrsl .mil must (I,k|ii,iU ilcliatci s in llic lioiisc. lie 
was i-arncsl, liiaii'st ami li-.ii Irss in tin- ilis, liaii;,- ol his duties, ami was a mciii- 
\n-\- ,il wluini 11, jt mil)' the lily Inil the st.iti- sli,.iilil \n- |ir(iml," 

.Mr. K, 111 IS ,1 n liiinl, ciai, t,-, nis i;ciitli.iii.iii, with L^racefiil, easy nianncis, jios- 
scssiiii;- that i.miliir ami simcrity thai wins ih,' emirulcncc uf all, ami al\va)'S 
ri-tains it, II,' has m.'\'cr in.irricl, tli,iiii;li well ,iml ,-.\t,-iisi vi'ly kiuiwii in siaial 
cii'Lie-s, and is ottcn sce-n ,it tlir liMilint; 14. itli, rings in .Saint l.unis. 



I'DC.AR I.. .MAKSION. 

V ii\ r I ('/ 'IS 

r^lXiAK I., MAK.STON is a ii,iti\,: III Hniliii-t,.n, i,.wa. lie was In. in March 8, 
_j 1S60, and IS the s,)ii ol l\e\ , Sylvester \\ .Marst'in, I ) 1 ) , an eminent I'aptist 
clci'nyman, and an aiithur ul cunsideialile m.ie, hidgar cimimnced his education 
in the puhlic si huols of Saint Lunis lie ,Mii,-red i.a (iraiiLje College at thirteen, 
and was urailnated at seventeen \-ears ol .i<_;,-. l.iLint; the lion, as ,)f his class. In 
I S7.S he went to the Indian 'I'ei iitor\ , and i< inaim-il ,nie )-,-ar. In i,S79 he entered 
Saint 1 .011 is Law .School, took the lionoi s ol his , l.iss 111 1 S.So ,iml was graduateti in 
I .S,S I , lie was ,iilmitti,'d to the liar the same year, and coinniemed practice, niak- 
ing an excellent beginning. lie is associalid in paitnership with \\. T. Allen, a 
promimait .iiul well known lau\ei, umlei the linn mime of Allen and Marstun. 
He is a thor,iiigh student, carel id, ai cur. ile and c onscientious. No ni.m at the 
.Saint I.oiiis liar stands higher in p,niit ol inl, giil\' ^\\\^\ tin,- inanhoo,!. II,' niav 
1, 1,1k hirwaril with conlnlem,' ami liiipi- to i,mIi/.,' his hniiU'st antic ipations ol suc- 
cess at till- I >ar. . 



|).\MI':i. DM. I. ON. 

s.\ i.\ r / 1'/ v.v. 

TIII'l siilijeit of this ski't, h was l),nn in tli,' city cd Saint I-eiuis, Septemlier 
jO, i .S I 1 , jjoth his p.irents, \\ei,' Iroin Inl.iml, Ilisl.ither was a farm, a', 
and the son w .is reared in th,- cinntry until ,ighteen years o I age, attending puhlic 
schools and teai lung two winter terms. 11, linisheil his education in the Academy 
of the Christian brothers, ami u.is ne.irly le.idy to gi.iduate, when, hieing seized 
with the war fever, he eiilisteil as .1 [iriv.ile, August, i<S()2, and seivinl till June, 
i,S(i(), coming out as i.i|it.iiii. Ilis regim, nl w.is wilh Sh,-rin,m lor s,nne time; 
w.is ,il llie siege of \'i,ksliiii g ,111, 1 in the li.ilths g,-mi.ill\' in lln: .Mississippi \',il- 
le)' ( )n liciiig mustered out he relurneil to .Saint I.oiiis, re.ul l.iw in priv.ite and 



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Willi C'M.iiilry .111(1 Madiil, .iiul .il llir ii|uiiiiiL; ul llic law si liiiul in lliis ( ily 
(.luhiiiui 1. 1 iSO;) lir licc.iiiu- ,i iiirinhci .,| ilic lii si oliiss. lie allrnilril luu M'b- 
sKuis, and iiiruril his (li|il.iiiia ill llu- spiaiiL;' nl i.SIk), lia\iiig lircii ailiiiiUcil lo 
liii- liai llic aiiliiinii In-tin x'. 

•Ml l)illiai was I'.ii incil )■ nl llic tiiiii ol C'larlvi- and Dijlmi, hut laltnly he lias 
iii'iai ai'inc in | ir.icliir Ilis liiisiiicss cm.ikN ml,) iIk- naliuiial as uadl a.s stale 
('Minis, ,i]id is (jUitc lliri\iai;'. .Mr Udlirii lias a llu in m^li Ici^.il cducatiijii ; is a 
(lili'4' nl s|nd( III and liaiil Wiali-i, has an ai.iilc. sti.in^-. In^ical mind, and niakcs 
a i;'>(id arnunnnl, and, h.uiniL; a jiiduial lasl d i liarai-Ur, S' am- (d his liiciuls 
rcL;ard hnn as pi cdisti iicd lur iIil' Ih-ik II 

111 |M.|ii 11 s Mr I )i I lull alliliali s w il li tlii dr iihk i atic parlv, Ilis r(dii;ii)iis C(in- 
niithiii i' with tli(j Catllidii tdinr(h (). Ii.Imi i. 1.S7;, he was niaiiicd l.i Miss 
Mai v I 1 MX, then a l(-a( lu r in the Saint lauiis pnlilic scIuhiIs, aiul tin.')' ha\'L' lUiir 
i^hildicn 



,i//.\/( 1 1. 

C~^ I'lC )K( ".h". ROlM'lRTSt )N, (an- id' the 1 isiiii; ) laiiiL,^ atlnrneys uf Mc.\i(u, dales 
JT his liiitli in Mahaska ((iiiiily, Inwa, Jniu- j, i.'sSJ, his parents heini; James 
K. and M,irL;'ai"et I.ouisa (llarkle\) Ri ihei I si ,n, natives of Tennessee, James 1\. 
K( ilierls' ai is a tanner, now livini; m l\aiidi,l[ih iiainly, this state. lie is a sun 
111 (jeiiru;i- Rnberlsnn, uIim was a snidiei 111 ihe seeniid war with I'linland, and 
grandsuii nl Insepli Knheils.Mi, wlin w.is 111 ihe In st war with lainl.ind, and 
at the liallles iif luitaw Springs, the Cowp.ns. (_ic. This Inaiieh ul the Knlierl- 
SDii tamih are nl Seuteli i xtr.n ti' m, and aie I.iil;iI\' a (lass nl cleri;yiiun, law- 
yers and jurists, there lieiin^' seal C( ly a tainil)-(>t il llial has nut its [ireaeher nr 
law\er. 'I he lather ul Mari;aiit I,. liaikli.-) In Inured lu a |)i"uminenl family in 
his part (il the state. 

When (iiir subjict was eery ycaiii',; the tamih' went to Tennessee, and at ihe 
eliiscdt the ci\'il war re-turned In Raiidnlph (nniite, (jeiui^e rt-ecui-d must id 
Ills i-diK ,il inn at till- Mnlii-ily Aiadenn' and Ki rks\'il le N'nrmal Si linni, Ih-Iiil;' 
laised, ine.mwhile, mi the laiiu, until luiieleeii 3'e,iis nid. lie laii^ht fmir )ears; 
ri.-ad Iaw with Jndi;e l'"niiesl,id .Me.xKu; was admitted tn ihe bar in ()eln]iii, 
i.Sji), and has sinee bet-ii in ^eiu-ial praeliei- at ihe seal nf justice of Audrai 11 
conn I \' I le makes a specially nl im bram h n| the professinii, but he is atlnrney 
lor the C'niiiiei licut Mutual Idle I iisii r.i 111 e t'nm pa 11 \-, w liicli is lnanin,t;" consider- 
able uiniii V in this \ii iuity mi leal eslale, and nnn li ol his piaitice is In the real- 
estate law. lie is a ,L;reat la-adei, well iulnrnied in histm\ and polities, as well 
as law, and is a L(rowint; man in his piniissimi. IK- had a hard stiiii;i;le at 
the start, but has always p.iddled his own 1 aiioe, and lalti-i l\ has fmiud no bicak- 
ei s. lie sii ppnil ed liinisi 11 i\ liile seenriiir; his cdiu atimi, and is a ^ood sample- ol 
a plin k\' si-ll made man ol hit;li tmn- kin wmld 1 (-sp(-cls siu h men 



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t'l 111^ ill I'l lii|- places. Ill' n-.nl l.i w w illi lion 'I'll win as I,. Andcisi >ii, of l'alni)ia; 
was a. I 111 I II. si tn 111,- liar m I In- s|,i iiiu; "I i '; ; ; j'l ai 1 ii i-il a I I 'aliluisi a slmrt \ car, 
.iii'l in Maicli, i.SyS, si-lllcil al New I a hi- I. ui, (In- sliiic l,n\ii ol Kails (iiiiiily. 
I'i"iii iN;i) l.i i.SS; III- u.is ill |iai hill ^lii|> Willi William I 'In istiaii, wlm is cliii-- 
wlicrr iiu-nl ii nicd in this w m L 

Ml, Kii\ ai cc|)ts lUi p.iiitical nlllcc, liiU i;i\i.s his ciuii'c' time tii Ills piaift-ssiimal 
il iilie^ He lias an excellent in iiul ; is well i eai 1 in the In n. I a mental iniiu i|Wc-s nt' 
law, ami is \t ly thuriineli in examiiiini; anv leL;al i|iiesliims ur pru|icisitionb Com- 
iiii;' lieliiie liim. He has i;reat leiiacily i 'I, pni |h ise, ami is exceeilingh' (lIHicnl t 
III chnkc nil, lieim^as true tii his clients as lln- meille tn the pnh-. Me is scrupu- 
hiiisly exai 1 anil ai ciirale in all his accnniils, .mil as correi t in lite as in his busi- 
iicss ilealini^fs. 

.Mr Kii\' \'iites the ilemncialic ticket, ami is a meniher of the Ancient ()riler 
111 I'niteil Wiakmeii, ami nl the .Metli< llll^t llpisiiipal C'liiiicll Sniitli. Iliswite 
\\.is .M,i^',^ie II.i\s, ihiUL;hli r 1 it (iian^eC llavs, nierch.int, New lanukni '■ Ihey 
Wire niaiiieil, l)eiemlier 1 1;, i.SSj. 



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riK )MAS II. l;.\C()N. 

n.\.\\\' ii;al. 

M!()M.\S IIl'XRV I!.\C()X is a s..n ..t Cci-e anil Ctitherinc (I.akejian) 
iJaLiiii, ami dates his hirih at I'alnuia, .Maiinii cmuiUW Jnl\' lo, 1S30, He 
is ilesct-nileil fiinii .1 \'erv nhl lamiK' in tliis ciniiitry, the [duLjeiiitiir heinj^ 
William I'. Ill m, the ^n ,il -..^r.imlf.ilhei- nl Tin nnas' niamll.ilher. He i.imc iVnin 
Krinlaiiil, ami si-ttleil nil the Chesapeake IJ.iy. ( "/cnrt^e iJacnn was Ijnra in Sussex 
cuiint)', 1 Iclawaie, ami Citheriiie I.akeii.in in I'airfax enmity, \'ii'ginia. The 
lather nt cnh nl them w,is in the war nl i.Si.?--i.j, the paternal giaiulsiie being 
among the i)elawaie tm.ips .il the I mini Miilnieiil of I. ewes, ami the niatenuil 
was in the federal .iiin\, .iml wnnnded al tin.' li.itlle nf 1 ki It imTii'e. 

The siilijeil nf this la lel imine recii\ed .111 ac. ideiliic education, which lie 
snpplemcii led l.iigch' |i\ pii\.ile simh', he h,i\ing ipiite ,1 desire Inr knowledge, 
lie cniiimciiceil iciding l.iw in I'ebi luirs , iSdo, in thenllne nt i.amb and I.ake- 
ii.in, nf 1 l.uiiiilMl ; respmided tn the c.ill nl ( in\ ernor, C l.iibni lie 1". J.ii ksnn, 
|iine 1;, i.Sdi; was severeh wiaimled .it the Icittle of Wilson's Creek, on iJlnndy 
Mill, ,\iigiist 10 nf tli.it ye, If, and l.iid ii|i for .1 Iniig time, his wniiml sup[jnsed, at 
fast, tn he mnrtal; Jniie (1, iSd;. w.is elecled lieiilcnant of the b.itt.ilinii nf sharp 
shunters, .ph Missmiri luii^ade cnnfedei.ile sl.ili s arnu'; w.is in the b.ittle nl 
1 lel e 11.1, J 11 U' (, and the li,iltle nf 1 allle Km k. Sepli ill I ler 10 follow iiig; J.iiui.iry J, 
i.S()(, was ,i|)pninteil judge .ulcnc.ite di\,isinn coiiit marti,il; T'tbiiuiry ; lollnw- 
iiig, was .ip|ininteil liisl lienteii.int ol .iilillery, for nrtlnance duty; .iml ()ctnlier 
I , I N'i I, he w.is .ippniiited > .ipl.iin nf I he s.ime, sei A'iiig until the l Inse nf the w.ir. 

Decemlier I .', 1.M15, Ml, Ikic.ai W.IS li.ensed,al 1 I.iiinil i.il, tn pi.icliic in the 



THE HF.XCir AND J'.IR OF-' M/SSOU/^I CITIES. l6l 

courts ol Missnini. and May 7, t^T^, Iil- \\\;s liifns<(l, at Saint Louis, to practice 
ill tin' Cnitcd States circuil court, lie is tin- autliurut .1 uioiiograph on the town- 
sliip li.iuds of Missouri, pulilislicd in I'^^yy 

Mr. Haciiii V(jtcs the denioi r.itic lKd.cl, liut ^i\cs very little time to politics, 
lie does everythint^ with unreal tare, and it is dniditlid il an\' ni.m in the state 
takis more |i.niis with his liriels, S. 1 tiininii^h h.is heen their preparation, thai 
the supreme court ol the slate li.is seen lit In slip aside from its usual course and 
compliment ium mi this i lass (■! his lei;al work. I I is practice lias lieeu from the 
start 1 1 >n lined to c nil c as( s, ,uid his I msiucss in law 1 nil v. 

Xii\enilier \o, i.Hytj, Mi ll.n mi was nniliil in wedlutk with Miss Jennie Wal- 
ters, ol Mc\'e\ ti iw 11, l'inns\ l\ aula, .\\\i\ tli<'\' h,i\e mie daughter. Mr. and Mrs 
Hacoii are memliers of the Methodist i'^pisc i i|i,il Cdiiirch South, ami are interested 
III ihr religions enterprisc-s of the da\'. 



JOHN I'. wii'.i.AN'm'. 

sji.vy mris. 

AM()N'(i the suhstaiiti.il memlii rs of the le(;.d professicm, we are pleased to 
L. record the name ot John V W'lelandy, a native of Switzerland. lie was 
boin in (ii-neva, in 1 ■'^.J 1 ; receivi-d a line education in the best schools in Cier- 
niau)', and immij;rateil to Anierii a in i^iv I Ic |)urchased a farm in Madison 
county, Illinois, on whii h he li\ed lor a nnmlier of years, liut his health failiuj;, 
he .ihandoned that occup.ition, went to I'dmira, New ^'ork, and studied law. lie 
was admitted to the liar liy the supreme court at S|iringlield, Illinois, and t:om- 
meiu ed the' practiie ol the law in that stale, w hiili he followed up to 1851;. when 
he opened a law olVice in Saint l.ouis. in i.Sm he ent(.-rcil the I'nion army as 
,id|nlaiil ol the jcl Missouri inl.inli\, seiviiiL; under tin luave i\\'n\ gallant (ieiieial 
I, veil, tliiiMiL;h the memmalilc lanip.iii^ii 111 (he South west, culminating in the 
liallle ol Wilson's Ciiel; lie lell ihc' service ill i.Siu, .iiid MMUoV(.-d to Ji-fferson 
C'iU', where he residcil iinlil iS; |, when he retnriied to S.iiiil I.oilis. llere he has 
assiduoiisl\ .ippliid hiniscll lo ilu pi.ulhc'ol the l,iw. I'nder the admiuislra- 
liiui ol I'lesidenl johiiswii he was appoinli'd rei^istei ol the i^oveiiimenl land 
ollii e, .It ISooiiville, Iml lln- sen, lie Liilinn lo c onlii m the appoiutnieiit, lie iield 
the position oiilv a few iiumths 

lie was a member ol the Slate lloanl of .'\nric allure a niimtier of years, and 
acted as its secretary lor three years. lie was also appointed ,1 curator of the 
State l'ui\ersity, by (loNcrmu' lirowu, in 1S71. lie was ilecleel a member of the 
tweiUy-si.xtli general assembly in 1870, as a democr.it, bya majority of over three 
hundred votes ovei' all opposini^ candidates. Durim; the w.ir he was a consistent 
I'niimist, and is iiou a republic ,111. 

Ml". Wic'landv has a literar\ turn of mind, and has heretofore contributed 
(liiile exteiisi\idy to the newspapeis ami mag.i/.ines. lie spe.iks and writes with 

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ci|ii.il iMsr .Hill lliiciu \' Imiiu li, ( in 111,111 .iihl |{iiL;lisli, Wliilc- in llie lr_u;isl,itnie 
lie ilistiiiL;niNlu'(l liiinsrll li\ slrii.l .lUciili.'ii tn lni^iiifs-,, .iiiil (..iiLl'ully lunkiiiir 
atUT tlu- iiitfirst^ cil Ills riiiistiiiii-iicy. Il( u ,is pLiLCil mi i iii|ii n laiil cuminittrcb, 
• Hill UMS iliairiiKiil iif uni' la' iiimc. 

Mr. W'icl.unly is a lliornii^li lawvcr llr posscssrs a ciinnirclicnsi Vcj iiiiiici, 
has ,111 (.■\lciisivc praLlici,', ,iii(l cii|uys llir |>,il 1 1 inaL;L ul' bunic ul llic best nieii in 
the (.ity. 

CAl.VIN R. J. Ml IN rURl'l'. 

can I wo nil- . 

TIII.S lawyer w.is huni J.iiiii,uy 15, i.S^o, in Carler iDimly, e<isL Tennessee, 
lie is the smi ul ke\ l),iiiiel .Mi I ill 11 ill ,1111 1 I Liniell (Junes) .Melntiirn. His 
falhi.T is a ui.-ll kini\\n | iieai. hi_ 1 , ul ill' Ch'isti.in deiii niiinatiun C'aKiii « .is 
eiiiii.itril at HiilT.ih. Inslilntr, Ciitif ( i ai ;i ty , Tell :ics-,ee, a II' I at .\iirlh .Missmiii 
.S'lani.il .^1 hi.ol. Ill- I anil tu .Missuiiri in .\iiL;nsi, i.Syi, i.iiiirht schuul ten years 
.mil slinlieil l,iw with [, .\ (..'h.i]iin.in ,iiiil Liiiiiv 1, ]).i\is lie was eleeted selinul 
emiimissii iiii-r of I.|\ in'.4sli ai iiainlyin 1:-;.,. .mil iit'leelial in 1 S:S 1 , In >lil int,' th.it 
iillii 1 li.nr yi .lis, tu tin- rnliie s.ilisl.i; limi ul ,ill. In .M.iy, 1 ,S.So, he u.is ailniilleil 
lu ihr li.ir, ,mi| h.is lieiii m |)i-,ii lite .it tliillu uihr e\er since, anil eiijuys a t.iii 
sli.ire ul lialruii,ii.;e. lie ile\utes his .itleiil luii |iriiui|i.ii I v tu ,il).sti',ii. Is ul' title ami 
re,il esl.ile l,iw. 

Ml .Ml liitiiiif is well n ,ii| ill his piuli ssiuii, ,mi| is .i h ini- wurkini;, diligent, 
n|iiii;lil 111,111, .mil lie 111. i\ luuk luiu.inl wilh liu|ii-s ul rcdi/mi; his funilest .intii i- 
|i.itiuiis ul success ,it llie Imi. lie w.is ni.iiiied, .M.iich 6, I.'-;;;, lu .Melind.i I'erren, 
.tl.iil\'u| 1 .11 e .iccuin plisli niiiils .md lie. nils' .>ilii- d nil, ( )i luliei 5, 1 .S.S j, |e.i\'iii^ 
line child, l'.,iile. lie w.is .ii;.iiii in.iiiied, ( )i lulu 1 10, I .S.S ;, lu Miss laiiy Tinner. 



\\I1.1.1.\M W. K.\.\l.s.W. 

1/ /A' ) / // / .'•. 

W II 1. 1AM \\'IHTriN(;T().\ l-;,\,\IS,\\' i . .1 inuinincnt l.iwyer ul lini' .ihil- 
iliis lie is .1 descend. ml ul .in uld \'irniiii.i tamily. llis gicil -gi e.it - 
141 ,indt,illiei , |usiali Kains.iy, w.is i .i|iliii cil li\' the Indi.iiis in llie culuni.il d.i\ s, 
.ind 1 e 111.1 i lied in i apl i \' i I \' I ur .1 peiiud ul si A en \e.i] s. ( )n llis release he letiii in d 
lu I he sel I hill en Is ul llie then \' il};iiii.l i uluii\ , .mil w.is in.ii lied lu .1 hid y liy the 
II. line ul I'.ilteisun. In ihe niuiilh ul Nuviniliei, 1775, |uii.itli.in Ramsay w.is 
liuin ul sill h m.irriage, .md in 1 7.S.S, Josiah K. unsay .md l.miily, cunsisling ul wile 
.md Villi ni; juiKith.m. mused I rum \'irt;inia lu Kuliei Isuii i iniiily, Tennessee, where 
M.i\' -', 17V. V luii.ilh.in K, mis. IV w.is ni.iiiied lu ll.mn.ih l..milikiii, .1 n.ilive u| 
N'uilli C.iiulm.i. Suniiiime diiiiiiu, llie 3e.11 1711I, |usi.ili K.ims.i)', |i., w.is liuin ul 
this l.illei iii.iii lage, and m i7v(< ui 1 yyy, Juii.ithaii Kams.iy, wilh his wile and 



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iiil.inl soil, niiivcd hi I\i-iiUnk\. wlicir lu- iisiilril 1 1 ir srvir.il j'cai'h. 1 )iiriiii;" llu- 
\\,ii(il I X I :? 1. 1, ImikiiIkiii K,iiiisj\ was ( . mi missioiK d l)iiL;,ii| irr i^iiicral i>t Kiii- 
l 111 k V mi I ilia, and mm ma iK Ice I a (TKisidii ( a nun iinilcr ( iciici al Sainiicl 1 lopkins 
in llic nuitlicin lampaii^ns ( icncial Ranisa\' was a niL-mlicr ol tin- Kt'iilucky 
li-giskitiirc in iSi?, as will ljrs(i.n li) ins| n ( ti( m ul Cullin's ilistoivof KeMitinky. 
Ilermidvrd liwni Kcnlnik\' tu C'alla\\'a\' ( i.nnty, M issunri, alxml iSi7,an(l there 
rcsidi'il nnlil near tin- time ■■! Iiis dcniisr, wlii' li ot'currcd Jnnc i, i Sdo, at the I'cs- 
idoiic 111 his dani;"hlci, |anc h.wini;, ni-ar Ji IK';s<in City. 

liisiah kanisaw |r , was in thr siailhcin campaii^iis (Inrini^ the war (it 1S12-14, 
and eni^at;ed in the liattir iil N'cw (Jrhans, lanuary .S, 1^15. lie was married 
SI 11 11 1 al ter the eh ise nl the w.ir t(i Manila W. I.i n k wood, daughter of Captain Luek- 
wiiiid, the]) ei immandiiii,r the n'arrisun at h!( lie h'lniiitain (a j^arrison in Saint Louis 
(.unnt\', Missunri) ( )l this niarriam', l^vanriMis l.cii kwnud Ramsay was Imrn, May 
10, iSiS, in tin- eitv ^il Saint l.uiiis. In Saint lands ami Cuie euunties lie i;;rc\v to 
maidnHKJ, and was mariied I'Vliriiai v .S, i.S;S. at Cnlnndii.i, IScKine tunnty, to \',\\/.- 
aliilh lane I''entun, a nati\e cil Missiuiri, and then a resiihnit uf Ceilumbia. 'I'iiey 
siitled in Andrew ei)nnt\', ,ind had se\,'en 1 hildien, live sons and twu daiij^htcis, 
the \iinnL;esl ul wlmni is the snli|eet ul this l)i(it;raph)'. 

William \V. k.inisay is a native ul Andiew eminty, liis liirtii (lecnrint; April 6, 
1S511 The e\iitemeiit uv'ir the diseoverv ol .L;idil in C"alihirnia was then at itS 
iieii;'lil, .\\\\\ altlainnh his lather was i 1 'inh u lahl \ situated cm his line farm, he so 
hinged til lielmld the t;"ld lields ul the new i'dihirado, that he put a heavy nmrt- 
L;ai;e un his farm tn pim are Iniids with uliic h tn perfmni his journey to Califor- 
nia. I'hns .iiir snlijeel w .is hit \\ hen less than twu munths old, to the sole control 
uf his mutlier, with his little liruiheis and sisters. lie attended the sehuuls ill the 
iiei^hhurlinud uf his liume, and with the .issistaiu e uf his mother, he mastered 
siK'li eleineiitar\' studies as \\ ere then ta iil; lit in the I'omnion schuols, ;it the a^e of 
ten years. It was the- eariust desire ut his iii'. aher tu I'uiiliniie his edneation, lull 
the uhl humeslead was wresti-d Iruin In.-r n luhr the muitnaLCe, and she was oliligeil 
tu rent and nuive from phue tu plac e anniiallv, and his older limthers were forcetl 
lu wuik uiit tu snppurt and in.iinlain the laniily. It was then that James M. 
Ivwiiii;", prineipal uf the Nuilh I'r.iiiie l'~ai niers' Inslilnte, ullered ta take >'Oiiiig' 
I\amsa\' iiilu llie seliuul wilhuiit (h,iri.;e, anil leatli him all the branches therein 
taiiLihl. This la\'uralile uppurtiiiiil\- for ai i|iiirmt;' a thuruiii;li ediieatiun was im- 
p 111 veil, as the family del id id that his labui s un the I arm eun Id be dispensed with. 
lie aecurdini;ly (altered tli.il iiisiilnte, win le he eunliniied during the fulluwiiig 
w inler and spring. Here he m.ide ,1 thuruiigh nwii.'W of the elenientarv si iidies; 
■ idvanced in tin- higher l)i,iiu'lii.'s, ,ind was l.ivurabh' sitii.ited lu jMirsiie his sliulies 
larther, when the breaking unt ul the ci\il war siis[)eniled the institute. His 
srhiMil (Liys ended tur siweral Ne.us lie went tu Nebraska City in 1(^6.), and in 
llie sjiring ul I .sr'ii'i, eunelnding tu i ry his luiliines in the West, he hired uiit as a 
leamster lur $15 per HKiiilli, .mil dru\'e an u.\ te.im tu Tike's IV-ak, aiul reliiriied 
th.il summer. 



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■J-IIF. IIIXCII A\'l> /.M.V oi- MISSOrRI CiriFS. 



la Lonipany \\illi liis nniilui- .uhI oik Iji oIIht, iji llic .iiilumii of iS(jCj, he went 
to Texas, \ilii ic lie s|niil one \ 1 ai , In lln miiiiiiut dI iMjj he id iiriicil, ami uii 
liis join 111-) his incillicr ilhil 1)1 (hold a, July ..• ;, 1 No 7, at Noilli I'cji k, I iidiaii U.-ri i- 
tmy. I h; went hi I lam hiii L;h, lnua, win I'l- hr alliiuliii llir piililic scIkmiI iimk-i 
I'ldlcssiir licaid, Iji tin- wmLiis dl iSdy ami i.SdS. jli- ( ainc to Nudaway CMunty 
in llic lall 1)1 iSOc), ami i nmnn-mcd [i-achint; school, in u liicli voL'ation he con- 
tinU(;tl, rcailiiiL; lai\ al inUiv.ils, nnlil llic spiini; ol 1S75, when he rrniovcd lo 
iMary ville, cnlci ini; llir law ollu c ol 1 ),n\ ^011 and hahvards. 1 Ic was ad 111 it led tu 
Ihc liar in Jul}-, 1.S75, and uvo months Kitii toi nied a partncishii) with Jndirc 
Andrew Rowd, which was dissolved in almnL one )'ear, liy the reniov.d ol Jiidne 
Royal to Saint |osc[)h. Mi" Ramsa\- piaiticcd hv liiinsell until [aiiuaiy 1, ^^^'^, 
when he tormeil another |)artmishi|) u ith his present associate, John liduards. 

.Mr. J<ainsa) is a dc-nnaaal, and taki . m\ iietive part in |jolilical vvoik He 
Was chairman o| the dene .1 ratn 1 intra! i ■ /iTi miltt e (jt NcydaWd)' Counts lioin I.S;6 
to \f>l'6 In (.".y.Shc w.isilrctid on the di mociatic ticket lo the ollitc ol prosccut- 
iiij^ atloriic-y, and in iHrto i\ as 1 cele(.led to tin- s.iinc- ollir e, and held the same until 
lamiary 1, I'^tij, perlonninL; its <lulics .ilil\, and to the utmost satisfac tioii ot all. 
He look the slump in the cunpainns piciediiiy the elections ot uSyO, iS/S, iSSo 
and 1SS2. He is upriyhl, honoralile .ind |iist 111 all lualteis (oneerniny; his politi- 
cal aelion, as well as in matters of pii\alc lile Although he loves debate, and is 
always found anxious to meet his oppoiieiil in joint deliate, he has iievcT allowed 
his lime or .ittenlioii lo he diverted Ironi his piolessional duties. He is Jlior- 
ou^lily ilevoted lo his prolession, a\\i\ is never happier than when eu^ayed in its 
most .iidiions laliois. lie lii\'es the law a^ a scii-nce, lu.'Ver mini;' in his reseuieh 
ol anthoiilies; he traces piim iples to their soni't e, ,iiid seeintr a point clearly can 
I'Xprrss himsi-lf in a lucid manner. lie i> a 1 o^ciit reasoner, is i^raccdul in his 
delivery, and I he proprici\' of Ins du lion 1-. iiiisu 1 [lassed. He has measured lam es 
with some of the ablest Liw\ersol the West, and amoiia ihe many imporlaiU 
cases in wdiich he has been \icloiions ,ind :;. lined renown may be ineiltioued two 
cases where indictments lor nuinler in the lii st tlci;ree were tilniul, beiiii; the cel- 
ebrated cases of Stale ,v ( lit. 1 Shaip, .iiid Slate .'j. Tabb. ills. During iheloiir 
ycMis Ml Kamsay held the olliicol pio>,ciiling alloine)' no indictment drawn 
by him uas c-ver cpiashed lor 1 niormalit \'. 

ddie business of this linn extends into sc\ c-ial i onnlies, and lliey have business 
Icj consitlerable cxlcnt in all ol lln- c onil-. both stale and federal, Mr, Raiiisa}' 
i.ieriodically corresponds with the "(.."eiilral I, aw Journal." He ccmipiled the 
political history of his ou n cc uiiiU , and is a literary tjcnlleman of considerable 
merit. His arlicles on lci;.il siibicils li.ue rec eived hii,;li em < imiuius from the pro- 
fession, and .IS a iHilitical writer he has probabl)' no superior in northwest Mis- 
souri, Kuerj^y and perseser.ima- have r.iiscd liini liom the lowest levels cjl |iovi-ily 
lo his present enviable standiui,^ amoiit;- his lellow men, and though his lile Work 
has Ill-en a constaiil struggle, 110 man li.is s.iid that he ever dealt nnlaii ly, or 
sought to .idv.ini'c his own inU'rests at the ex pensi- or d is.idv.mtage ol others. 



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llciiio- emiiiciilU lair ,111(1 jusl in .ill liis pui pcst^. lir dclcsls liNpiuciisy anil (U.Hrp- 
liMii ill man, ami ilrs|iisi--, ,ilii im- ,ill lluii^-, I Ih- .11 l^ aii<l iiiU ii;ilcs iil I lir I i.iil, ji". 
Im 111 11,11 )■ 2 2, I ,->7 I, III- w,is 111.1 n nil t' I .M.uli ■! ,1 .\ L.imai , iml)' <l.iiit;lilri (il L'li.iilrs 
I .mil K.ihi.ili l,.im.ii. Mr ll.l^ lait I'lir .liilil,.i son, C'li.u Irs \. K,ims,iy, burn 
Nuvemlici 1, iSjO. 



MILI'OK k. DOWNS. 

A'. /.\ .v.;.s (_// 1 . 

n/roN k(ii;i;R'r downs ums l...ni Jmu- i, \^^-j, in i'cltis lounty, Mis- 
biiiiii; sun 111 l.imrs .\. | Downs .iml Cimliiic (S.imlridgx-) Uuwiis. His 
f.itlu-r w.is .1 laniirr, .iml \iJiini; Duuns \suiLcil uii llic f.u in until littci-n yi-ars ul 
,it;i ; hf llirn .ittL-mlcil llir mjiiiKii sclmul ,iml l^i ,idn,Ur(l at \\',irrcnsl)niL;li in 1,^77. 
Ik- laui;lit schnul laie yr,ii .il (.".ililui ni.i, Missiaui, rciclini; law in his sp.iic time: 
(luring tli.it pcriud, ,ind \v,is ,i(lm ill(.-(l lu the li.ir .it tli.it pl.ii.L- in iSy.S. lie c.uiic 
t(j K. ins. is City the s.ime ve.ii .mil eiiteiid the iiliieeut Ciilonel J. W. Wultuid, 
where he rem. lined mie ye, 11. He then npeiied ,in uHue tur hinibell, .iiid entered 
iipuii the pi,ietiee ul the l.iw. June .|, iS,;i;, he m.iriied Miss iM.iry \\ Smith, an 
aeeumplishi d l.id)(il Cililijrui.i, iMissunii She reiei\'ed he)- m usicil ami liter. iry 
ediu'.iliun .It Chrislum t'nllei;-e, (.(ilnmliia 

.Mr Duuns h,is euntiiuied in the pi\ii lae uf the l,i\v at Kans.is Cit_\- up tn the 
present time, ,ind he eiijnNs imiH' th,iii ,111 ,iver.ii;e ,iimiiiiit ul p.itruiuige, whi^li is 
ste.idily im re.ising. Cunsidei int; the hiiglli ul time Mr. Duwns li,is heen in 
piMiliee, he 1 1,1s |iruli,ilil\ siici eeded in his piul essiuii ,is w el 1 as .ill)' yuuug 1,1 wy Cl- 
in K,iiisas Cil)'. He h.is .1 j;ui)d 1 Liss ul i lieiits .iiid m.iny Iriciuls, who [)rize him 
lur his mur.tl and iiitelleeliuil wurlli. He is well re.id in his prutessiun, is a dili- 
Ljent student .iiid a disi.rim inat 1111;- praetit inner He tries his cases with a guoil 
de.d ul ,iptm.-ss, and is a lliienl, e.isy .mil lu^u.il spe.iker, .iiid an honoralilc geii- 
llem.m ill ,ill 111 his dealings .mil inlercuui se w illi mankind. He is urbane in his 
m.iiineis and ,1 wuitliv i ili/en. * 



WILLIAM !■:. l-LSSli. 

SA/A'7' /.Ul'/S^ 

''T^lli'; yuiing m,in whu starts uut 111 lile with urn; end in view, and iinly une 
1 end; \\ hu keeps his eye stcidily im ihe in. irk, .ind presses str, light lurwaid, 
is very likeU' to le.u h Ihe gu.il ul his ambition. 'Ihe snlijeet ol this skcti.li seems 
to belong lu th.it el.iss. He e.iil) m.iile up his mind to be a law ycr, ,iiiil with 
that end in \iew, hiid ,1 liro.id luund.itiun, uii whuh he is building sluw I \' and 
steailil\', Willi uu less.itiuii ul m,iiil\- ende.ivui. 

Willi, im l-.dmniid I'lsse w,is burn in ihe uly uf S,iiiit l.uuis, August jo, i,S57, 
beiu" ,1 sun III [uliii H. ind I'hnma ^lulll ue (1 h isuii) l-'issc. His l.ither was burn 



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THE HEWCII AND Jl.l /: 0/ M/SSOUA'/ crriKs. 



ill I laiuKcr, ( iciinaii y, ami was fcirni(il\ a Klail dry i;! h ids iiicKliaiil In lliisclly, 
ami v\as allri uai d in ihr u liul,--,ali- 1 1 adr, same liiir ol una ( hand i-ic. lie is still 
liviiii; ill Saml laiiiis. Ills wile die. I 111 iSoij Tile l; i all' 1 1 al In |- iil William cmi- 
j;iaU-d lidin (iciiuaiiy aliuiit iM.^o. Ills iimtluT was lUiin llarpn-'s l'"criy, Vir- 
l^iiiia. lie was rdiicalid iii the Saiiil laaus piililu' siliui.is; read law with [acob 
Kh-iil, oili' 'il the h'ailiii;^ law )'(.-is nl Saiiil I a ui is, inriit iuiied ml i >t luT pai^es iif 
this wiiik, .111(1 was adiiiitti'il to llu- hai in iSyS. Ni.)t salislicd with his lci;al 
allaimnoiils, Mr. I'dssc wi iil li> C'.iiiiln idi'.c, Massachusetts, ami timk a cmirsc uT 
sttidy ill the law duiiaitiiu'iil (it llarv.inl I 'nivcrsi ty. Thus cqniiiiicd. In- <(uii- 
niciuaal pr.uticc in i.S,So, in ciimp.my Willi his iiircciitor, .\lr. Kkiii, and tin' linn 
111 Klein ,iiid l''isse still i_ ( ai tiiiius, then inisiness lieiiig almost eiuiiely in the civil 
ei>ui"ts 

.Mr 1- isse is one ut the nmst induslinais \-.aiiii^ men ut' his piuressinii in the 
eit)'. Wh.itever he does he dues well, .iiid he is steadil)' rising. There is iiu let 
lip til his diligence at his liuuks, as wadl ,is his alertness and care in m, iking' nut 
laiels. 

.Mr. I'"isse trains in the i ipuMican ranks, lail he is mit so strong a |)artisan as 
to let jiolitii s interlrie u itli the oiii- aim ol his liU-, — to lie ,i goml hiwver, ami 
to .itlain .111 homa.iljle position ,it the hai ol his ii.ilive i;ity. 



i''ki':h w. I'i'.RKiN.s. 

KA XS.l s I •//)•. 

'^T^IIl'; subject ol this sketi h was bom .\piil 15, 1S50, at Millord, New IIani[i- 
X shire He is the son ol (ieoige II ,iiid II, Uriel (Wright) I'erki lis. ami is 
cminenll)' .1 selt'-m.ide in. in, .\ t tin- e.iily ,ige ol twelve years he was lell in 
c.ire ol Ills l.ilher's larnil)', as his I. ether ,iiid brother, Lieutenant (ieorge ( ). I'er- 
kiiis, ol the I'nited St. lies regiil.ir .irnn, caiteied the I'nitcd States service when 
he li.id .uiived at tli.it age. l!ut he w.is ei|ii.il to the iHcasioiiT lie went to wciik 
in the rnileil States .irnnav .it Spiinglield, M.iss.u liiiset Is, 111 order to help pro 
\ ide Icu the l.iinil)', lie (ommemiil los ediie.ilion in llie public schools at 
Spi iugliehl. In i.Siid he iiiovid to .M issoiii 1, ,iiid w .is einploN id in the i lerk's olllcc 
ol the I'nitetl States district court .it jelleisoii Cit)' with his uncle, 1 )octcH' ;\d,ims 
I'c.ibod)', clerk of that tcaiit. IK- was niessiaiger ol the Missouri house of repre- 
si-ntatives ol the twenty d oiirtli general asseinblv in i.S6(<.ind i.Sd.S, He attended 
the I'niversity ut Missouri .itColnmbi.i; re. id l.iw with K.ii nes and I'iss .it Kan 
s.is City, .111(1 W.IS ,1(1 mi I led to the b.ii ,'\pi il .-ij, 1 .Syd. lie i.Jiniuem ed pi.u in c .it 
K.ins.is C'll)', and i aail iiiiied until 1 .S;i;, w lu u he eiil(a cd \\',ishiugl(ai I 'iii vei sity .it 
S.iiiit l.ouis, and w.is gi .idii.iled Iroin the l.iw dep.irlniiiit in kS.So. lie resinned 
pi.K 111 (■ .It K.ins.is Cil) III Jiil\' ol that >( .11, .iml has been siiccessliil ever siiue. 
(line J'j, i.SSi, he W.IS appointecl 1 oinm issiiaier of the United States circuit 
court for the westia n district ol Missouri, .lud in March. iSSj, Was .ip|iointed 



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(li-|iulv ' Icik (p1 the I'liitcd Stales ilistiirl LdiiiL in (.li,iiL;f ul llic onki.' lur llie 
wrsl (luisiiiii, \\liuli |hisiiiiins lie lias lilKiJ b> llic (iHiic sal isl.ii. lii m i)t all up to 
llir piTMiil 1 iilir. 1 11 aih I )1 11 Ml lo Llir h 11 rL;i jiiii;, Mi 1 'r 1 k i lis is a i( Mil 111 issK iiKT ij| 
I 111-. Is |c ii all III the slaU-s aiiil U 1 1 il' uics, and 1 ^ a in Uai V piilil ii , lie is .111 ex.ic i, 
paiiislak I iiLJ law\ci', s\'sU-iil,il n 111 all ul Ills liiisiiirss allairs, ami well iciil in his 
pi I ilessH .11. lie is a wmlliv .mil lin;liU lespei led 1 ili/c 11, and a piuniiiieii I mem- 
hei" 111 the l''irsl iSaplisL Clinii ii in Kansas C-il\' 

Mr. I'eikiiis mairual .Mls^ ,Mar\ A. rihanp-Mii, an ,ic 1 > niiiiiislied and eslimable 
lad)' 111 Jellersun City, 'llic}' li.ivc hmr eluldien, inie d.in^liler and three bi.nib. 



h1':zaijJ':I':l \v1';ij..s. 

A AXSAS CI I V. 

TWV. snlijeel nl this sketch u'as born November 5, i.S.|o, at .Sleiilieiu ille, ()hio, 
the son ol lames R anil Ann Kb /a (W'lKoii) Wells. II is l;i andt'atiier, He/al- 
leel Wells, was one of the I'll st settlci s ot eastei 11 ( )hio, and boat; lit a thousand acres 
ol land ami laid out the tou 11 ol Steubeiu il h. Imb.iiis lived in the township. 
Then I'ort Steuben, after which the tiuvii was named, was oi inpied by j^overn- 
iiieiit troops. Mis tcreal-^'iMiidlal her on the inalcinal side was Colonel Thomas 
Slokeh', ol the re\olnlioii.ii-\- .iinu'; he w.is in enthiisi.istic patriot and .1 llrm 
liieiid ol (ieiiei.d WashiiiL^trni. Colonel Stokriy sei iied lhroiii;liont the u.ii, and 
also responded to (ieiieial W.ishiii^toii's onhr to suppress the whisky insurrec- 
tion, as 11 was cilleil, in l'enns\ 1\ .iiiia. 

When lair siib|ecl was a 1mi\ , his lather, wii h his l.imily, embarked on a steam- 
boat, Went down the ()hio Ki\er to C.iiro, tin iice on the Mississippi to Onluitpie, 
lowa, and was one ol the earliest sellleis in 1 astern low.i. ()iir subject returned 
to ( )liio, attended Ken\(m College, and w as l; 1 ailnaled in i.SOi. lie tani;lit sciiool 
two years, then joined a milil.irv e.\peditioii under (lener.d Allied Snlly, went to 
1 ).ikota to liLiht Iiidi.ms, and h.id .1 loni; and .11 diions c ,imp,iii;ii diniiii; tli.it sum- 
mer, endiirini; lorced manlu s, hut we.ithei, ,iiid sllbsl^tinl.; on poor provisions, 
lie resigned, ,uid (.iiiie home ill |)ii'embi-r, al the end ol the t .impaicfii. In [an- 
il. ii\', i.S(i|, he w\is .ippoinled to ,1 position in the w .11" depart nieiit at WashiiiLjton, 
i'lstiict ol Cohiinbia, .iiid w.is connected Willi the ordnance mrps at that city 
until tin- close ot the w.ir. lie w .is in Washington dnriiii.;- the most eventful 
pi'i lod ol the war, when the cit\- was siirionmled li\' rebels, and was among 
those who responded to the c.dl ol the secretary of war, to defend the city 
.il^.iinsl the c.\pected attack of the nbels. lie w,is .ilso there when the city 
w.is wild with e.\( itenienl oMr the de.ilh ot President Kiiiculn, the surrender 
ol (ieiieral I.ee, and the capliire ol Kiihm'iiid. He was well acipiainled per- 
sonally with lion. K. .M. .St.inloii, .\i the iT .se ol the war he w<is assii^Mied by 
the siiielaryol w.ir to the 1 li,ir);e ul the (aptnred aiilii\'es of the confedei.ite 
states, .Hid spent live' years in (ollei. tinj;, assoi tini;- and arranging' them so ihiH 



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llii\' toiild lie ( niivcniriil l\' usrcl li\ tlir Piiilcil Sl.itrs Tln' ai'i.iiivrs proved lo 
he \ ciN' sciAhc.ihlr In I lie ij,. i\','in nirii t . Mi W'lIK m.nlr iim- iA t lie in 111 ilclCil i liy; 
1 1 .niilulni 1 ( l.iinis ,ii;,iiiisl I In- i;. .\ ii nniml IIn'Imiiii; IIui-. iii.in.ii;cil tlu-y saved 
I 111- l;(i\ ei iimciil I h-I \\ i-rii I. riu j iid Tin r mil lion-, . il d. )ll,ii ■,, Mi Wells was jukiiiyly 
( .illid 1 1\ his I lii-iids I lie ", id 111 III I -,1 1 all II' c il 1 lir ( i ml ederale stales." At the time 
\s hell Jelleisua |)a\'is was iiidielid tur treason at Kielininiid, \'iryinia, Mr. Wells 
was sent l>y the secrelar\' ol war In K iehiiii mil with all llie original iloeunienlaiy 
evideiu e to sustain the (liaii^e 

He was well aeqnainted with all ol the L;H.'iieral olliceis ol the army wdio were 
doiiit; business with the war de|iartment, and Adjutant (Teiieral li. 1). '{"owiisend 
considered him one of iiis mainstays in llial ollice. 

While thus enij;aged in the war department Mr, Wells --pent his e'veiiiiiL^s in 
sliidviui; l.iw in Cuhimliia (,"olle_;c law selicjol. Alter thrti- years' study he was 
l^raduated in iS6,S in a class ol one hundred and live, and took the highest pri/.e 
iDr the liest legal essay. In 1.S71, on accouiu of ill health ]iroduceri !))■ dver work 
An^l stud\', he tendered his resignation to tlie adjutant general, wdio aicepted it in 
a \eiv Loinplimentary Idler, expressing his regrets at Mr. Wells' wish_ to le.ue 
the service, lie then came wesl, expecting" to locate in the stale ol Kansas, but 
settled in K. Ills, is City, ill nclober, 1S71. I le Ikis practii ed law ever since, doing 
.1 geiier.d business in all ol the loiiils, with a preponderance of commerci.il .iiid 
c oipoi ,il ion 1,1 w. I le h.is lu-eii sill cissl 111 in several im|)orta lit cases in tlu' supreme 
I nulls ol the St, lies ol Missouri .iiid ol Kans.is, Mr. Wells is diligent ,11111 [lejse- 
\eiing, is ,1 logic, d rcisonei, ,uiil in, ikes ,1 \'igorous argiinienl before both court 
.iiiil piiy, lie is. Ill upriglil geiilleman ,ind ,111 excellent cili/,en, 

I le w .IS 111,11 lied 111 iSiii) ,it llionkhii, \ e\v \'oi k. to .M is-, M,i i\- Cl,i ik. Tliev 
li,ive loiii I 111 Idi ell. 



KUDol.l'll IllkZliL. 

T") I'noI.PII IIIRZF.I, is ,1 iKUive oi W'uilemberg, (Term.iny, a son of Otto 
V ,ilid kos,i ( Trilsihlei ) llii/e|. ,nid w,i-. boiii |)eiciiibi 1 i), 1 .S 1 5 His f,illiei 
w.is ,1 go\eiuineiil ollieer; .lilei the levolulioii ol i.SpS he bei,inie ,1 buinei, ,nid 
relied his cliildren in IkiIuIs ol iiidnsli\' Kudolph .Uteiided llii public schools in 
Ins e.iih' yimlli; took .1 p.iiti.d loiiee in llii g\ inii.isiiini, .iiid .illeuded ,111 agii- 
ciiltiir.il college one ye. 11 beloie loiiiiiig lo this coiinlry. lie .dso did more or 
less biiniiiig, ,ic(|iiiriiig .i good knowledge ol ili.u bi.iiii li ol induslry bv the time 
he ll.id I i.issed out i >l his leeus 

111 Seplembei", i.'sU^, Mi llii/il 1,11111 lo this lounliy, and in ()( tuber, iS6fi, 
i aiiie to Missouii, ,iiiil (01 some lime w,e, eng,igi d in l.iiiiiing and leaching in 
( i,iscon.iile coiinlv. lie eiilercd llie iiinior cl.iss of Ceiltr.d Wesle\'an ("ollege, 
W,ii I eiiloii, Missouri, .mil w.is e 1 .nlii.il ed in 1S71, lakiiig llie 1 lassie, d course. 
lie icul kiw with l..i\ ,iiii| liilili ol lelleison C'itv, where he was ,idmit- 



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led t(j ihc bar in Deccnihcr, 1S72. lie Iicst.ui jir.icticc al Ilcniiaiin, (iasconadc 
iiHiiiU', A|iiil K), iS;;. ami on llir ^aiin- (la\' \vas inaiiird lo Miss Matilda 
NasM- (il lliat ]>la(C, 'I'lic)' liaM' lliKc (hildirii Ml. Ilii/i-l liad Liiiisidul able 
rriiiiinal as u'cll as civil |ira(lu:r wliiji' al llciiiianii, lie Ikmiil; tor lour years pros- 
eciilint^ altoiiiey lor his eomity. 

In December, 1S79, Mr llir/il settled in this city, and here his business is, 
linin clioite, almost entireU' in the civil iwiirts. lie has a i^ood class of clients, 
and is very punctilious aii<l laillitid in attending lo his business. "He is," says 
an old ac(|uaintance ol his, "a m.in ot excellent character, accurate and reliable, 
ot lair talents and a well trained mind, caretul in preparing his cases, and true to 
the interests ot his clients," 

He Wiis the attorney lor the delense in the case ot The State vs. Baron 
i5eclitolslieim. the Austrian C'ouMil >il Saint l.ouis, and cleared him on the ground 
that the slate courts iiad no jnrisdKlion o\rr loreign consuls. 

In |uly, i.S^.5, he was one of the alUniuys for the Saloon Keepers' Association 
of Saint i,onis, and brought the- (|uestion on ihe Suiulay law to a successful end. 

Mr. Hir/.el was an active politiLian of the repidilican faith while at Hermann, 
bill since coming to Saint Louis he has given politics largely the god)y, and 
de\'oted himself very clcisel)' to legal pursuits. He is a third-degree Mason, and 
a member of the Legion of Honor and the Ancient Order of United Workmen. 
He is a finely eilucated man, with good address, and the courtesy and polish of a 
gentleman. 

l-RANK 1). lURNKR. 

sM.y I LOUIS. 

^RANlv I). Tl'RNEK is a man of comprehensive mind. He is an excellent 
tiial law\er, and can with L;ii'.a re.idiiies^ stair a jirinciple, and refer lo the 
aiilhoi ilies that illustrate He i.-, i loqueul and logical, and no man in Saint Louis 
more appreciates or better improves the Ic hnical oppoituuitiei offered him than 
Mr. Turner, He is Hiient and wiuv, and during his active career as a lawyer has 
mrasuied lances wilh s(Mne ol tin ablest lau')crs in the West, and the succession 
of victories that has clowned Ins elloits gives evidence to the marked ability 
accredited lo him. Cmisideriug his age, he has attaineil high rank as a lawyer, 
built up a large and lucrative i)ractice, by which he has accumulated a hand- 
some bn'tiine. 

Mr. Turner was born in Ouiiuy, Illinois, and is the son of Napoleon B. Tur- 
ner, a brother of Hon. John Turnn , a circuit judge in Kentucky. His niolher, 
before marriage, was Miss Margaiet A. 1 lo.ircl, daughter of Judge Hoard, ol Ken- 
tucky. Frank removed, with his parents, from (juincy to -Saint Louis in inlancy. 
He traveled all over the I'nited Slates, leaving home in 1860, and, returning in 
1870 to Saint Louis, settled here 

He was educated in Ihc' piiblu schools in Saint Louis, and Wyman Univcr- 



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sily ; studii-d law uitli i;i ''it .i^siduiU' in llir ullii rs ol W II, II. Kussrjl and Koh- 
ci I S .M( I )( ma Id, and w a. ailniil h il l.i I lir lu 1 l>\ I In- ^n|ii lanc rum i in 1 ^^7 S 'I' 
cuninnnicd I inMncss 1)\- liiniM II , and m ■ , . ail inurd mil 1 1 | uly, 1 .S,Sj, \\ lien In- wa'. 
■ ivsDi lalcd u'llli I hinna-N .Muiii->, his |ircs(ni |iaiiii(i, inakiiiL; a s|>rcially "I iiimi 
nal lau'. Ilr was atlmiic y im (it'oit;!' (ia-M rl, <///(/j iMilrlicll, \\lni killed ()irn('i" 
C'mnini iin'i in iSyn, (iasMMl was Innnd i;nill\', and sriilcin cd lii the |n-nili iiliar\' 
Im lluilv \'r,us, anil ^cMi-d (ait 1 \\ 1 ■ \'c,iis ul Ills si iilriu'e, wlirii llir la- r was 
a|i|KaUil til the Saint laaiis iiniit nl a|i|HMls, and Iruni that (.onit In llic sninnnc 
Liiiirt, where the duetiiiK- was estalilislnil that 111 urde-r h 1 ei institute iiliirdii" in 
tile sei Olid dcLjree-, theTe must he |iiim.I uI an inleiitiuii to kill, wliieli was contrary 
to the inlini^s of the snpienie eimit up ti. that time In < 1 inseqtienei.' ut this rid- 
ing, Classen w<is cleared and released Inun |iiisiiii, Mr Turner was alsu one ul 
the counsel in the celeliiated case ol Cdiai h's !■'. Krint;, i hailed with innidei 
'Idle ease was appealed three times to the supreme court ol the state, and alter- 
ward In the supre-ine coiiil wf the I'nited States. Kriiii; was in j.iil, and died 
w illiin three weeks allei" having; ^ei uied his lilieiatioli on liail. ( )ur siiliiect was 
(oiiiisil Ml the ).;;amldiii>^ cases in whnli the |i>liiisoii ^.iinlil int;' law was tested, 
where- upwards of eii^lit hundrc-d iiidu tnn-iils were- tound .iL;ainst v.iiioiis persons, 
K, C i'ate, the not(-d hoisemaii, belni; ime ul the ]iiincipals lie was also in the 
I ase III the State i'.c jlavid Kni;an, where the questinn aiuse invol\-int;- the ri,l;lil 
ol tin- respondent in iiiminal caiisi-s to testily in his own beliall. lie x\'as ,i!so 
cniiiisel inv the respimilent in State ,'C I'.ili u k I )evliii, iniln ted tni- the miinjeidl 
twii wunien. lie was liied, loiind i;iiilt\-, .iiid sinleiiec-il Oi twenty years in the 
pi-nili iitiai V, and alter Ihi ei- irrils, tin- pi isi nn 1 w.is I mi ml m it l;u ill) and rele,isi-d, 
.Mr. 'ruriier w.is alsu cmiiisel l.u the respmnh ai in tin- c.ise iil the State ."c \'alen- 
tine lini ke, 1 h.iriijed with Imi i^l.ii V and l,ii cm \ I liirke w.is mie ul the most iiulmi- 
mis ihii-ec-s in the- I '11 ited Sl,ili-s .lletuld .Ml 'I'll I 1 ler 1 h, 1 1 if he Wuulil i;el him 
t-|e.ir, he w mild ne\er coin mil .iia it her 1 1 inn- .Mr, riirnei siici i-ssi iilly delended 
him, and, true to his wand, liiiiki- h.is i-\-i-r since lieen an limiesl m.in. llie assu- 
ciate of Hnike in criiiu , mi the s.une st.ite ul huts, was luund ;4udly and seiitciiLed 
to lifteen veais in the pemti iit i,ir\', and is now ser\inu,- out his sentence. At the 
1,1st session ol the legiskilui e u| .\lissmiii. .1 l,iw \\ as |iassc-d prohiliit iiii; the s.ile 
ol liipiur t.)n Smulav. I he eiilmcemeiil ul this l.iw li\' the state autln irit ies nieanl 
a liiss uf hnudieds .iiul ihunsands ul dull.ns lu the hrewers .nid saluuii keepeis ul 
the city ol .Saint l.unis. 1 11 their dih-min.i thi-\- employed .Mr. 'ruriier to i-.\tri( ale 
them, and hi-, in inveslij^.itinn llie queslimi, lomid a law u|ion the statuti- huuks, 
passed 111 1.S57, whiih n;i.iiil(.-d ,1 spi-ii.d pil\ili-ae lo s<iluuii ket-pt'is lor the s.ile ul 
beer, wine, eU.,oii the lust d.i) ol tin week, cuinmunU i.ilk-d .Sunda\, in tin.- 
county uf Saint l.ums. I he sl.iie ,illeiiipu-d lupi,i\e the iii\ ,did it v and la-iieal 
of this statute, but .Mr, I'uinei siii ci- si ull\- cuntruvc'ili d their pusitiun, and 
[)ro\e(l the \-alidity of thestatuli-. lie in e in Saint Louis liipmr is sold mi tlie 
fust d,i\ uf the week, lummmiU c.illed Sunday, .iccurdini; to l.iw, while lhiuiii;h- 
oilt the St, lie, oulside ul S.iinl l.miis, il 1 mi tli.il da\ |ii oliibited. Sevei.d ulhei 



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I ases ainsc niiiKi llic cjilnn i ini-nl nl llir pi' iliil hIui \' Siind.iy law, lUilably llie 
slici-l i.iilw.iN 1 .isrs ami cinai c.iscs, all ul wliiili wcir (letMlcd in laviir of llie 
di Iciiilanls, Ml. I'm nil luiiii; tlic Miiiiii (■■iiiimI in .ill iIki-^c cases. '1 hu 
I i iiri^diiiL; aic a |Hiriii)ii ul llu- rasis sncccssl iilly inanagccl h\- Mr. 'I'linicr. lie 
lias lieiii cnganiil in sc\ciilciii inn rdrr cases i In li ni; his career as a lawyei', ami 
has lust but one. 

Mr. Tiirnei is a neiUlein.in ol line |n-rsonal a|i|iearame; lielow tlic averaijc 
height, \vell |iri)| n at ioneil, acti\f in his niolions, w 1 1 h i(i;ular leatnrcs, lull ha/el 
eyes. ,1 ml dark li.iii lie is conrleiais in Ins inlei i c mi rse uilh mankind, ami enjoys 
a Inxnrions home 

lie was married l~(;lnnar\' jS, iSyn, to Miss|{. IJell 1 lawley, daiigliler of the 
late Kev. Ooctor llawlev, a Mi:tlioilisl cleri;yinan ol consideralile ability; a 
brother of l)o(l(ii- T S. lla\\le\, of Saint Lonis 'They have two children, iM'aiik 
I)., Ir., and Maud. 



HON. CHARl.l-S W. M1':RV1IE\V. 

k I //Oh' A. 

/'^'IIAKLICS \\d':.SLli\' Mh.k\llh.\\', ol the liiin . .f ( iivens and Mery hew, dates 
V_-' his 1)11 ill I )ei ember 7, i.S -jo, in Ku I dam I ( lainly, Ohio. I lis |iarents were John 
and lui^^abelh h;. (Ihas) Merylii-w, biith n,ili\'esol Mew York. 1 lis father was a 
inillw riL;lil A\\<\ larpeiiler, and built several mills, slill standing' on d.itlereiit, 
streams ir. Oliiu. 1 le was also .1 sohliei in the si coiid war with laiglaml. Charles 
received tlu' menial disci|iline of a cianiiKMi si liool, ami fitted himsell in part lor 
an eiliu alor, w liile feeding i at tie for his falhei , w ho w as a stock In-ceder as well 
as millwright. lie taught si Imol M\eral winters, and by his studious habits ihir- 
ing thai period aci|niied a fair i'aiglish edneathni 

In iS;(i Mr. Meryliew came lo Missouri, cimliniiing to teach (.luring the win- 
ters. 'I'lie Slimmer of i.S5,S he spent in Kansas, ami the following autumn and 
wiiiler laiight 111 kuhland cininty, Illinois, Idle ne.xt spriiii; he cuniuienced 
reading law , it ()liie\, iiilhal (oniily, with I'lclini and Livingston; in l'~ebiuary, 
iMo, \\,is adinilled hi ihe bai b\ llu- su|aeine i.iiiit i>l llie sonlhern district ol 
Illinois, and was in piaclice al ()liie\ when llic American llag was insulled at the 
Soiilli Ihe aniiimn bcliue lie \i,\i\ i om imindeil a company of Wideawakes, who 
escorted (ioveiinn Wites ihioii^h l'!g)'pl, Illinois, ami whiMl I'lesiilent Lincoln 
made his first i all for troops Mr. .Mei\ hew joined 1 he Slh ill i mas infantry, a three 
mrmths' regiment. At I he e.spii alioii ul that lime he trieil lo gel into (Iialeral 
l'"remont's escmt, but \\as halt an 1111 h too slioil. 

In August, i.Soi,he joineil the IJfuk llawk ca\ airy, which in March, 1862, was 
consolidated with Missouri cmnpanies, and forim d the yth Missouri regiment of 
volunteer cavalry, in which, as lieulenant, he (Dininamled company K, between 
one and two \e.irs, and coinpany (i, nine monllis. lie was then detaileil as 
assistant l omm issai \ ol mii-li 1 s of the seveiilh ai 111 \ coi|)S, ami she ally afterward 



i;2 THE BF.VCff .l-Vn Af-T OF .V/SSOUF/ C/TIKS. 

was (Iclailid as aide di- ( aiii|i tn ("iciiLjal (',iri, ami was ini his staff, until July 13, 
iS(i|, whru liL" iTsit^Mird (Ml acci'iinl dl ill lirallli. 

Mr. M(i\ licw I auic li> C'lai L rdunly, Ins prcsLMil home, in tlic autumn of iS6.|, 
w.is apiMiintctI Ljcncral ai;ciu uf the Alissuini, Idwa aiul Nebraska Kailniad Ci>ui- 
|iaiiy, and in January, 1805, lie w.is niarind to Miss llainiiMiia A. Ilcil, a native 
of Cumberland ci>unly, I'ennsyh ania, and settled at Waterloo, then the seat of 
jnstice of Clark count)'. TheN' lia\'e three ehildreu. in the autnmn of 1S66 he 
was elected judge of tlu' pmbato court; was ree'lected in 186S, and served two 
terms, making an ellicient and laithlul cnunt)' olhcial. 

Ill 1870 lie followed the comity si-al to Kahoka, where he has sinie resided, 
with tin- e.\cej)ti(jn of two years, 187.1-71^, which he gave largely to the improve- 
ment of his farm, attending tcj such suits as hi- had on his hands. He was 
elected prosecuting attorney of the county in 1S80, ami after serving six months 
was counted out. lie is a man of line commiiu sense, ami is a very able advo- 
cate. Hef.ire a jury he is candid and logical, sometimes witty, and easily places 
himself (ill good terms \\ilh a jury, 

Mr. .Mer)hew was |)reside-nl lif the Clark County Agricultural Society three 
years, while at Waterloo, .md has held tli' same olfice (.luring the last two years. 
lie isoiu^iif the most public-spi riti.-il men of the count), and has done a great 
deal to build up agricultural and other interests lie has been an Odd-l'Ydlovv 
for a (|uaiti.'rof a (.entnry, and has passed all the chairs in the? subordinate lodge. 
I.atteily he has made a speciall)' ol insiiiamc, lire, lightning ami tornado, aud is 
lining a he. ivy business in that line; is iiiii iieiitl)' reliable and trust worthy, as well 
as energetic, and has the fullest conliik-ii. i- ol the iieople. 



lll'Nin 11. Dl'.NISON. 

.V l/.\"J' /.OL/S. 

''T^III'^ subject of this sketch is ,1 iiati\e of the iuii|)ire Stati'. lie was biun at 
1 l.oc kpoit, October ;S, 1837. and is ilie son of Rev. ( ieoige Deuisou, an lipis^ 
lopal clcig\inaii, who lived the Kill. 1 |i,ui of his lile in Keokuk, Iowa, wdiere he 
died. Ills mother w.is, before 111,11 1 i.ii;e, .Mi>s J.inette H. Ralstim. Mr, Deui- 
S(m was gi .iduated from Keiiyon t'ollet',!, ()hio, in 1857. lie c.ime U> Missouii, 
and W.IS emi)lo)'ed in i858-(; .is piolessor ol am ieiit languages in S.iint 1'. nil's 
College. lie was admitted to the b.ii 111 18O1. He intered the 8tli X'crmont 
inf.iiUry, and served in wuious si.iti s in the .South dining the w.ir, alw.iys on 
det.iched service. lie u.is mnstenil out in 1.8(15, .iml resumed the |)ractice ol the 
l.iw. lie W.IS marrietl .it Uo).illoii, X'eimonl, October id, 18(15, to Miss Lucia 
Skinner, alio died M.iy 5, 187(1 Two >liildreii survive In r, Dndle)' Chase and 
Gl.icc M.iii.l. lie W.IS elected to the \'eiiiiont h.-gisl.iture- in i8()7. k'nun 1865 to 
iSOi^ he .icti.-d as assistant I'nited Slates .ittoine)' lor the district of W-rnumt. 

In the spring of 1870, Mr lleni.oii removed to Saint I.onis, where lie has since 



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l)ccn in tlic |ir.u tic c ul llic l.iw, (liiiiiL( a n'riu r.il Imsiiicss will] a |irc|)i milcranct' ol 
ii'al rslalc aihl ciiiiil) rases, In uliicli liiam lies >>l |)ia(lic<- ln' has i^ivcn special 
al leiil h pii lie IS ,1 well re.ul Luvver, ami is 1 le nc mihIi I \- |). isteil in the statutes am! 
the (lei isioiis ul the oiiiiils lie is aieiiiate, i .ueliil .isid |iai nstakini^, with iiulllS- 
ti)' that clesei\es sueie'Ss, lie tries his ea-es well, .uul is a i^duil lotfician. He 
is a lehiied, si hiilaily neiitleniaii, who has L;aiiieil the eniiliileiiec ii! all wliu know 
hini, lur his huiiestv and i nte lleetiial attainments 



JOSEPH M. Lowe. 

KANSAS CI TV. 

Till'] snlijeit iif this sketi h was hnrn Deeeinhei' i \, iS)|, in I'eiidletdii count)', 
Kentiiekv. lie is the- sun ut Muses Luwe, a lainier and a citi/en of high 
standiiiL;, who has lieeii huiiuied with ollii es ot tiiist and respunsihili ty. Ilis 
muther's ni.iide-n name was N'aiu y W. I'urlei-. In his huyhuod, Mr. I, owe lived 
on llie larm, and attended the pniilie sehuuls, taking a elassieal euiirsc. lie read 
law in (ireeiilield, Indiana, with llmi laine^ \. Masuii, and was admittctl tu the 
bar at Plattslmrgh, Missunn, in iS;o. 

lie was sineessful almust from the start In iS;.' he was elected prosecuting 
attorney, and reelected in 1S76, i.^y^S, i.SSo and i.SSj. This office he still holds, 
performing its duties to the utmost salisfai I ion. Mi'. Lowe is well read in every 
department of his pidfession ; has an ana In lie mind ; is energetic and indnstiiciiis, 
has a stiimg nieiiiury, ami is a lluent aihoeate. 

He niarried Miss Mary I', MeWillianis, daughter of 1 )oetur J O. A. McWill- 
iams, late of I'lattsliurgh, TheN' have two ehiidren In the autumn of 1X8;, Mr. 
Lowe renios'ed to Kansas City, .md settled in the piaeli(.e ul his profession. 



WAl/niR p.. DOIIC.PAS. 

SAIN T Ions. 

■\ A / A l.'rh:K l;()\'l) MOl'til.AS, an iinlusnious anil reliable young ineinber 
\ > ol ihi- SaiiU Louis bar, is a1iati\e of lliis slate, being born in Chariton 
louniy, Meeember 20, 1S51. Ilis parents, James Maish and Caroline (liond) 
l)ouglas, were born in X'ermoiit, his lalher being a distant relative ol lion. 
Stephen A. l)ouglas, and of the same piole^sion. |. M. Monglas died in iSSi; 
the widow is still living, her home being in Saint Louis 

Mr. I >ouglas received his literary education at \V es t ill in St er College, Fulton, Cal- 
laway couniN , and his legal at the I larva id 1 ,a w School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 
obtaining the degree of bachelor of laws in June, 1877. In l''ebruary ot the next 
)ear he was admitted to the bar, and in the fullowing May < oniuieiiced practice in 
Saint Louis, eoutining liimsell exclusivelv to the ci^'il biaiuh. Ilis business is 



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mil liniili-il Id llu- state ( unns, anil ci iiiMiliiiiit; ihc Icnutli of limr that lie has 
Ih'i'II al tin- liai, his Miirc'.s is i;rc. ill\ i-iu i Jin aL;iui;, llr is vci v .il li'iil i^c l(j tlic 
intiirsls (i| liis clients, anil |nTlertl\' 1 1 iisU\ i ii I li \- The |nili;es anil ex jnilj^es 
Ill-lure uliiiin he has piai lieeil i^ix'e hiin an e.\i ellent n.une lie h.is a well ilisi i- 
|iline(l niinil, Weil estalilisheij halnls ami niaiih' |iiir|nises, ami is a )'<.ilin^' man uf 
ileiaileil |iriimise. 

In |annai'\, i''->i->3. Mi". I>iini;las hinneil a pail mi ship with William 1 1. SemlikT, 
jr., ami they are ihiing" Imsimss nmlertlie In in name ul I lunulas ami Si nililer. 
IJulh ail- ver\ mmh lU'Vnteil tu their pruli ssnai. 

We ih) nut learn thai Mr. liuniWas has mmh, il anything, tu du with pnlitiis, 
mine than tu vote the ileimii i.ilie tii ket. lie is .\\\ ( )ilil- I'elli iw, .iml has passeil 
the several chairs in the siiIh a c 1 inate Imhie. 



\V1IJ.I.\,M llliNDI'. .slUDDI'.K, Jk. ■ 

.s ;/,\ / /('/ /■- 

THIS piaimising )aiiinL; la\\\ei is a iialne ul this state, ami was liurn in Mar- 
iun Cuiinty, August i, i^i^v His lather, \\ huse lull name he lakes, ami his 
muihii, w huse nuiiclen name was C.ilhariiie llinile, were liuin in i-lentm. ky. A 
;,.;ieal nm le ul his niuther was ,i siiil; uii iii ( ii iieial Wulte's army, ami was with 
I hat lirax e ami hemic hrll isli uiricer w hen he h II c m I he Plains ut Alii aham, in, the 
anliimn ul i j -^ij 

Mr. Scmhler linished his cl.issical simlus in WashinLjlun I'niversiU', Saint 
lamis, leaxini; in the suphuinuie ve.ir, ami his lei;,il iliill he hail al the I'niveisity 
111 Michigan, Ann Arbur, niei^iin^ his ihi^iee in iSSi. Allerwaiil lie w.is with 
Hun Chester H. Kiain, S.iint Lmiis, maiU' t\wi \eais. In January, ■•'■■■S^, he 
liiinicil a p,ii t nership \\ ilh Waller H I >um,j,l,is, .iml I he In in u I I )un',^ Lis ami Scml 
ilei is rapiilh wuikinij, inlu a i^uuil Inisiinss Mr. Scmhler, like his partner, has 
the elements lit true inanln mil ,i piupei -ense ut the dii;inly*ul his prulessiuii, 
hir;li aims in that prutessiun, ami ciniect principles lur his i;iiitKc 



HON. AK I lll'U M. Al.Ll'N. 

A IXS.IS <■//■)'. 

ARTIU'R M. ALI.I'IN was huin |aiiiiai\' i.^, iS;(), at I'airfax cini iit\', X'irijinia, 
i V sun 111 V\'illi,im 1 Allen, a man ul i uiisiihi .il ile piuininence as a citi/en ami 
piilit il- iaii. Ills mulhci, liilure maiiiai;e, was Miss Susan M I'litchctt. Ilulh 
|iarents are ul excellent ulil \'ir'^iiiia lamilies Arthur was eilncateil at a pii- 
\ate SI liiiiil, tant;lit li\' I'aliitk Kanev, lakinij, a tliuiuni;L classical ami scii.-ntihc 
ciinrse, alsu stmlyini; I'lench ami Sp.mish Ile re.nl law with William II. 1 )e- 
laney, ul I'aiilax tininU, ,cml w.is ailmilleil tu ihe \'irL;inia liar lielure Jmli^es 



rni: hexcii .i.vn />■//>■ o/' .)r/ssorh-/ cities. 



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I' >liii \V. r\ In, Ku li.ird II l'~irlil ami l\i(li,iiil II I'.ukir. I K- came w chl in i .S55, 
ami was in iIk- rm|)|i i\'imail (.1 llir lliiilnl Siair . ,,^ ih|iulv Mii\'c\'nr hir Kaiisa-> 
aii'l Nrl 11 ask. I, ami was rii^a).;!!! Im scvciai \imis smvcyniL;' ihjIjIk' lands. Ili- 
uas a| i|i. Jiiili-il ilr|iiilv slicrill I. a' |ai ksnn Cwiiiilw and imlr ii-inil 1.S51; In 1<S()5, in 
I. Sol) lie cijinmi need the praeUee nl llie law, ,ind lias ediilinucd in it up tci llie 
ineseiit time. lie was prcsidina |iislie<- ul llie |aiks. .n miiiUy cuurl frum iJ^75 
In 1S77. 

Jmlire Alien is a sijuml lawver, einiiu-iuly piaetieal 111 all nf his business, and 
prompt and emTL^etii . He is ,1 wnrthy eiti/en.and one in \sluim all have the 
ntmo.si eunlideme. In reliL;iim he is a liaptet lie w.is a nuMnher nt the tliiity- 
lirst i;eiiei'.il assemlily, tium laeksnn tniintN'; w.is eliaiiniaii ul the eiiiiu;i essinnal 
i'(.-appi Ml mnmenl lummittee, and made a l;'-mi(I reeiail as a le^islatnr. 

In puliliial stntimeiils |iidge Allmi is a de'im>eial, ^iWiX is chairin.iii id the 
|ai. ksuii cmin 1 \' di-nn u 1 atie eeiiti al i uiiimit tei , I Ic' \\ as mai 1 ied In Miss Mary K. 
Mc(jce, tlauglitei 111 Allin I!. II. M(.(ii:c, nl Wesliiuil, Missunii, in 1857. 



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HON, Wll.l.I.XM II. llokNHR, 

SAINT 1.0 I I S^ 

J\\.\.\\y.\ I ll':.\'R\' IK )k.\'l'-K, of the I lien it hem h ut .Saint I, on is, is a son 
ill I Inn. Inliii Senit llninei, .1 n.iini' nl \'ii"L;ini.i, ,uid in his da\' an enii- 
iieiil kiwyer, wlm went tn what is iiin\ llie sl.ile nl W'iseniisin, Iniig lielnic it tnifk 
the n.ime nt W iseniisiii Ten ilnr\-, where he w.is lernlniial i;iAe'rnnr under Presi- 
dent laeksnn, and altinu.iid nn the lieiuh in lli.il st.ite. Jiiilge j S. Ilnrncr 
married Ilarrii-t \. Watson, a iKiti\e ol \' 11 i_;ini.i, and her hrotheis were promi- 
nent army and iia\'\' nlhceis lilt\' years aijo. 

William lleniN' was the h/iirtli eliild in a lamilv nl six children, and was born 
at (ireeii Haw Wisconsin, M.iitli _' ;, 10)5. lie w.is educated <it Kipoii College, 
that St. lie, and the law ilep.ii I ment nl the I 'iii\ ersit\' nl Mithigan, and was .grad- 
II. I ted I rnm the Litter iiisl itnlinn in 1 .Slj^ .\i I went \ -mie ye.irs nt age ( 1 .S06) Mr. 

ilnlllel sellled 111 S.lllll laillls, ,llld W.is nnl IiiIIl; 111 building Up ,1 g'nnd JUMCtice 
Ml the sever. d cniiits, sl.ile ,ind ledeial, nl ihis eit)'. lie is .in able l,iw\er, and 
while in piailue h.id a large business in ii\il l.u\' gt'iieralh', and esiieciall)' in 
inmmercial, pinlMte.ind re.ibesl.ite. lb- i-, leg.irded .is .i liist-elass eminsi. Ini, 
and was ingaged in m.inv inipnrl.iiU c.ises I lis re.idings are e.\tensi\e; he has 
a wide kllnwledgenl I he pii lie I pies nl law, , mil Is h.ippi l\' pnsse'ssed nl .1 tenacious 
me nil) IV, .md i .in oltiai cile books, p.iges, eti ., w 1 1 h asloiiishing .ic( ni.K v. 

1 11 the ,111 In inn ol i S,S>j i he sub | eel ol I his sketi h w.is elected one ol I he jiulges 
nl the eighth judici.il circnil, .ind Innk his se.it eni the bench [aniiary i, lullnwing. 
He was the only prominent clemocr.it on the ticket who w^is successlul, he run- 
ning far a he. id ol .his p.u"t\''s candidates, Iieiiig ipiite popid.n . Prim to gning on 
the bench, he was a very active and influential partisan, but since donning" the 



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THE lU.XClI .LVD /.'//.' ()/■ MISMU'K/ C/'f/ES. 



cniilnr, lie li.is sliuwii liis cxccllciil i;(k)iI m-iisc I)\' k(_T|ii[ii^ qiiiL-l, ami preserving 
llif (iiL;iul\' cif liisolfne. ( )ii llic IkiuIi he is vei )' iniuli likeii, es| >eel,il I)' by llie 
\ I iiMii;ei il.iss ul l,i\\ \ei s, In \\ li. ml lie is \ er\' kiiul, lie is e< 1 111" t eons to all lln' liar, 
ami IS a t misideiale, iiii|iailial jinlLje, 

Inline lluiner liei;aii some \'eais at^o lo iiivesL in real estate, and being suc- 
cessful llieie as well as 111 the jiiactiii- ol la\\, he [ilaceil himself in a linaucial 
comlitioii imlepeiuleiit ol his inolession 

[mlge Ilonier is vi meiiilierot the lyegion ot lloneii', ami an adherent uf the 
I'lpiscopal Church. 

In ()ctol)er, iStjcj, he was iiiiileil in marriage with Miss Sophie St. John T'leld, 
d.iughter of Matthew C". l'"ield, in his da)' a noted journalisl anti littciiili'iti ol 
Saint Louis; and she died in .March, iSSj, leaving two sons. Mrs. Iloracr was a 
ladv ol line accomplishments, and the attraction ot a large social circle. 

The jmlge has gray e\cs and a clear iomplexnm, is t.ill and ririnly and sym- 
melricallv built, has uniisual physical as well as menial stieiigth, and has great 
enduiaiKC, ne\er getting tired in peilorm iiig t!ie onerous labors of his profession. 



HON. JOHN Mia.'.OWN. 

.\Ei\' 10 \'l>ON. 

TWV. late iudge of the probate court of Kails coiintx', whose name ajiije.irs 
above, is an early settler in this oiiuly, coming hither with his parents Irom 
l'iniis)l\aiiia when oiih' till et- \ ears old. lie was born neai I'ittsburgh. l'"ebiu.iiy 
I S, i.Sji, being a sou ol Samuel and (iilia .\iin ( .M( Ivread)' I .Megown, both natives 
of tin- Ke\ stone Stale. 1 lis gi .imlfathei , John Mi.-gown, came to this country fiom 
Ireland in 17S4, the )ear after peaci was declared. W'lien the lamil)' came to 
K.ills couiilv ill 1.S57, they settled in lln woods on preem[)li-d lands. S.imiKd 
Megow 11 was a brick maker, and bi n k m.isou and builder, ami while getting a 
common school ednc.itloii, .iiid le.nhing vvinters, John comineiiced aiding his 
fathir ,it manuf.icluring biiik.aiid 111 building, ,11 quiring a biir k now ledge ol 
I he cii peiilei 's li.ide. 1 1 e 1 on 1 1 11 lied to I i.n li win tei si llools almost const, lUtly 
until lUMilv thiilv years of ,ige, 1 eadiiig law .it the same time, and marr)ung Miss 
•M.uy !•; Colin, of R.ills coiiutv, in .\prii, i.'^sO. She is a native of the ailjeiining 
county ol Mariini. 

Not long afti'r being licensed to pr.ictice kiw, Mr. Megown moved to Pike 
county, and opened an ollice, but his wile's health I ailed ere lung, and he returned 
to Kails (ounty, [iracticing and te.iching until kSiio. In that year lie was ap- 
piuiited L'nited Stales m.irshal, ,ind look the census of the county. While the 
civil war was in progress, i.SOi-o:,, he was engaged in farming. In 1866 he was 
appointed the assessor of the county; in i.snS moved into the village of New Lon- 
don, and in iSyo-was elei ted probate imlge, whi^ h olTice he held lor twelve con- 
secutive years. From kS^S to iSSi he wa.s also count)' judge. He is one of the 



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licsl kiKiwii ,111(1 iiiii'^l hiL;lily cslic-iiicd i iti/ciis mI K.dls ciiuiUy, and vcjy failllfiil 
U> ex 11 y tin si (. Ill Ik led In liiiii lie is .1 iiiil.uy | ml il ii', and iliairinaii dl I lie hoard 
ul schiiul diiiilias, lia\ini; sri\(d ill llu' l.iilii iiliur Willi | iiiiil i il iuns iX'gaul lu 
dill)', li 11- sr\(i .d \c.iis, lie li.is hii li\iiiL; iliildicii, li\c- sons and live daui^htei'S, 
and lias lini iid our i. In Id. lie laLrs i;im ul i aii- lliat In s i liildicii arc well educated, 
and learcd to lialms ol indiisti \'. 

Jiidyc Mci;>>un picki'd up iimk li ol liis liicraix' as well as his legal knowledge 
by (irivalc sliidx', and is \crv iniicli nl .1 sidl -educated, bclf-inadc man; is well 
inloi'incd on i it licr siihjccls than law and |iiililics; he is a democrat, and is a pleas- 
ant inaii with v\hoin to cnnveisi-. llis lariii iicai' tdwn alisurhs a portion of his 
lime, hut lie dues more cu' less l,i\v hiisincss, and is > iinst,intly adtliny to his law 
lihr.iiy, where he may usually he luuiid when nut 111 the court luom ov mi his 
tanii. It 1,1/iness ever sti lie intuthe Ahgnwii hiinih, he ihies not seem to have 
iuheiitctl any (if it. 



A.SA IWRKKR MiCANNI':. 

Mc.yj CiKWhi^ r c/ fv. 

ASA P. Mcr.VNN'h: is a nati\e(if iMiss.iiiri, a s.niof Tin mias and l\jlly Ann 
. ( (ones) McCaiine, and was horn in Kandolph c ( uint)', ( )clober 3 1, iH-t-p His 
parents came from Linc(dii c(junl\', KentiKh\-, where they were born, to this state 
in iN.jO. His lather was a teacln.-r in e;irl\ .iiid middle life, .md later a farmer, 
m(j\iiii4' to l.onisian.i in the bnyliuod ol Asa I', McCaii iie, and afterw.ird tci 'J\:.xas. 
1 li itli parents are dead. 

'Idle sub|ect ol this sket( li leteived an ordinary haiglish education in public 
schools and seminaries in iMissunii, and in his yontli deeoled his time, when not 
slutiying, td l.irm pursuits. His t<istes caih' iiK lineil to the leyal profession, and 
alter mature Cdiisideration and .idvice of friends, he ((iniineiiced the study of law 
in New York city in iiSno, and w .is yradnaled at Cnlumbia College, that city, in 
i.SikS. 

Instead (it then eiilerinu, upon the pia(lice of his [irolession, Mr. Mct'anne 
Weill lo I aiK (ilii ( (iiiiil \ , Ki iiliK k \ , the bii I II pl.h e ul 1 1 is pa 1 en ts, and there taught 
schiiol lidiii i.SiiS til i,'s;o, when he bee. line |iiesi(|eiil (it Hume College, in M.irion 
Cdiinty, a posiliun which he IiIIimI tor lour successive terms. He then declineil lo 
serve lurther, wislii ng lu locate somcwheri: 111 llis chosen prolessiLUi. Huring this 
period Mr. McCanne h.id his mind 011 the l.iw as his life ])ursuit, and in 1.S7J he 
returned tij his native St. ite, and practiced law two 3'e,irs in Ahirtinsburgh, Auilraiii 
county, and then settled in INbuitgi miery city, ^^ uilgomery county, wdiere he is 
h.iving line siuicss in his piiilession. lie ni.ikes ,i speci.ilty of no one braiudi of 
the l.iw, yet he seems to li.ive luid, fnan the very start at Montgomery city, a 
libei.d share ol ciimiiuil c.ises, h.iving been ret.iiiKil in a majority of such 
cases that have been tried in his coiintv since loi.iling there, and it is a ilote- 
woitliy la( t th.it he luis never lust .1 criminal i,ise. N(j l.iw\er in Meuitgomery 
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coiuity is lruL-il(.i tlu: iiilcicstb ut his iliniis lli.iii Mr. MiCannc. l-'ioin his suc- 
cess ill lliis I lash of cases, In- ii kimwii as ihr "jmy" la\\\'( i nf his count)', whcic 
in i.i\il pracliic he lias liul lew ei|uals. 

His pohlieal airiliali.jus have always 1h en \\.iih the ileniocracy, but we caniK.it 
leain that he covets olllce. lie uas ilecleil ina) or ol llie city in iS8i, but would 
not consent to serve a second term. lie lias L;ood socivd (.|ualities, commands the 
respect of all parties, and is trnl)' a useliil citi/eii. 

Mr. .McCaniie beiin.^' a modest and an una^sllming" man, refusinj^to give the 
particulars ot his life, we have obtained laii niateiial tor tliis sketch mainly from 
hi^ neitjhbors, auiI liom a state \olnnie ol llie piomiiuait and sell-made men of 
Missouii, published in 1878. 



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IK)N. i;i)\\'.\RI) C. IvI'llR. 

S.I/.V J' /a>UJS. 

!\K)Nri ihe members of the Saint Louis bar win.) have achieved honorable dis- 
tinction ill the profession, and exeiiised considerable inllueiice on public 
aff.iirs, is hahvard C'. Kelir, member of the lec;.d linn of Kcdii and Tillmaun. Mr. 
Kchr is of (iernian parenla^e, but a naii\e (.1 Saint Louis, having been born in 
this ciainl)', November :;, 1S37. He is tin son ot Adolpli Kelir, a man of excel- 
lent social standing and of universil\' edm .ition, who t.iinc to this ciaintry with 
his famils ill I'^^.^j. I'alw.iial received an .K.ideiiiic etlucatioil, and re. id law with 
Christian Kiibbeii, being admitted to the bar I'ebruary 18, 1858, and during 
twcntydive- \cars of active practite li.is ni.iinlained an unsullied re[jUtation, and 
Won the respect and esteem of all c lasses •■! siniety. His practice is exclusively 
civil, and confined to the ..iicuit court, ciairl i^l appeals and .supreme court of the 
stale, .ilso the fedei.il lonits, and he was iiiiolled in the supreme touri ol the 
I'nited States in i.S;(j. 

Mr. Kehr, although devoted to his ])iol essioii", has always efdiibited a live and 
pr.ictical interest in public .illaiis. His p dilii.d atliliations have been with the 
demoi 1 ,11 ic p,ii I \ . 1 )iii 111;; llie 1 i\ il w ,11 Ih' w . 1 . all II ucond itional I '11 ion nuiii, and 
in llie spi ill); ol i.Sd i he eiitei ed the 1 111 ei' 11 n .11 1 lis' sei \'ic. e. In 1 87.) he was elected 
to the foil\ fourth congress lidiii tin' liisi disiiiil of .Saint Louis, his term run- 
ning lr(jni .March .\, 1875,10 March .[, i87;,,ind dining the second session he took 
part ill the electoral count. I'or lour Ve. us, coiiiiiieucing April, 1.S71), Mr. Kehr 
was a meiiibir of the council which is the upper branch ol the municipal assem- 
bly of the city of -Saint Louis, and lor the lust hall of his term he w'.is vice |)resi- 
deiit of that body. He was elected presnleiit of the Saint Louis liar Association 
in i88j, and is also <i member of the st.ile and national associations. 

Mr. Kehr is a llueiit and graielnl siieakei, with perfect control ol the i'aiglish 
and ( lei in.in l.ingnages. Asa l.iw yei he is remark.cbh; for at curacy and then o ugli- 
ness, and a conscientious regard lin tin- inteieitsot his clients. He is carclul 



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and dclilxjiatc in utlciancc and in jjicpaiini; liis liiirf') and ai'^nnicnts, and there 
are few law^'crs i in win ise ( (jiichisidiis and > '[li nmns L;ri-.itc;r reliance may lie placed, 
as they fire never delivered \\ il In ml exliausti\ r i\a mi nation ut i lie pciints involved. 
I le has never allowed himself tu In- connecud v\itli lilit;ation ol a ipiestionable 
char.ictei, and enjoNS llie respei t .md i dididenee ol his professional associates and 
of all classes of citi/t'ns. Ills peisonal popul,uil\' w.is indicated by his election 
to conii^ress as a demiuaat in a di^lricl nearh- alua\s showini;' a hir^e I'epnhlican 
mainrit\'. l)iMini^ his conneilion with the nmnicipal asM-mldy, Mr. Kehr was 
( anfnl and e.xacl in all his aelioiis, and rendered snhslanlial serviti- to the citv. 



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HON. Gl'ORGE \V. Lri!KE. 

SMX r IOC'S. 

liORGK \V1I.LI.\M U'l;Kh;, one ..f the yonnt;er judoes of the circuit 
ii.niit of the citv of Sainl l.ouis, Was horn in this t\l\ I'ehrnary .'2, 1S45, 
heini; a son of II. William and Christine ( l'enninL;idlh) Lnhke. Ilis parents 
were from ( Icrni, Ml)'. lie \\ as ed ueatrd in ihr pnl ilic and pri\.ite schools at Saint 
I.oiiis; lead law with Iloir llenr)' 1 1 iti luo( I; ; \\ms ailmitted lo the liar in 1X64; 
became a partner of his Ii'i;al pi'ci iptor, and was in steai.ly and successful ])rac- 
tice at the Saint Louis bar until he went 011 the bem h as already inilicateil, on 
the first of Jaun.iry, •■'^''^.v Hi' never held .iiu ollicc before, having devoted liini- 
self strictly to the praclii'e of his pinfessioii. 

An e.x-judi;e of the circaiit court in anolher part of the state, now a practicing 
lawyer in this citv, a man of ripe judgment and discriminating mind, and nearly 
twice the age (.1 onr subuM t, thus speaks of him; " bulge l.ubke 1 regard as a 
le, lined man in the Liw, he bi'ing nnnsnallv well read in his profession for a nuui 
of his tige. lie is candiil, cool, imparlial and c i inseieutions; thorough in his in- 
\'estig;ilions, untiring in research, and a man ol derided jjronuse." 

Judge I-ubke tilTiliales with the democratic part\'; is a membertif the Luther.iii 
Relormed C.'hnrch. He was man led, in Seplianber, iS'i.S, to Miss Henrietta Llit- 
leicoid, who IS ,dso a native ol S.iliil Lcaii-. They lia\'e four children. 



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JOHN \V. M;\'J"SON. 

COC'ISC-CVA. 

OIIN \VI';LH0RN MATSON, one of the younger members of the Pike 
(diinty bar, is a nali\'e ol the count)' of Kails, Missouri, and dates his birth 
Ajiril 2t), 1H5O. His father, |)octoi James T. .M.ilson, is a native of I'ike count)', 
where he is still living. He was a member of the legislattire before the civil war, 
anil of the coustitntional eoiu'eniion of i.Si,i llis wife was l'!li/a Donnelly, a 
native of Tennessee. She had lour 1 hildien, ol whom bilin was the second child. 
She is still living, also all tin (.hildieii. 



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riii: Bi:\'Cii axd bai^ oi- m/isockj citils. 



'riic Mil/jccl uf this sk( Ich w.is cihu ai. d in Tike couiU)' and at the statr nni- 
\'fi>it\', C.'i'hiniliia; was i;iailuatc(l at lln- Saint I,uiii> Law Sc IkhiI in May, 1M7.S, 
and since that date has lucn in L;cniral |ii atlii r at I.duisiana, lie lias a C(>uii)h-tc 
set of tile aljstracts of Pike cunnts', and inridenl,di\- does a gimd deal in real-estate 
huv, th(inL;ii lie makes a s|ieciaU \- ol no une In-.inc h. i le is s)'steniatic and alteii- 
ti\i' In Ins l)U^iness, is very priMn|il, ii.is a Lumd i-e|intalion for intef^rity as well as 
indiisH)-, and tlie fullest eniilidene.- .it his Jii-nls and (■! the eeininiunity lie 
makes a t^cind argument Inr a yoiini;' man .if his a;ge, and his (i|iiiiiiins have 
weiyht. He is as studious as he was hef.in; lieinv, admitti-d to the liar, hence his 
friends have liigh ho|ies of hiin. lie was eily atlmney in iSyo-8i, being elected 
hy his democratic friends. lie is a Master Masun, and a member of tile Knights 
of 1 Idiiur, 

\'<Acmber 15, iSXj, Mr. Mats, .11 was united lu marriage with Miss Jennie 
L\-niitt, daughter of Jnlin 1'. l.yii.ilt, of i'ike i niint). 



ci'.okci-: !■:. ma\'iiall. 

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Gh;()K<;i': lil.l.Oir MAVIIALI, is a sun ..l Samnel \V. and I.onisa (Alsnp) 
.Mashall, his birth being dated at Ne\v l.und,,in, his present hnine, Si-ptem- 
bi r -'.(, 1.'^.', 1 His father was a smi of Wdli.iin Mayhall, a soldier of the uaruf 
l.Sij- I ), and came In this stale in 1 S ;o, Ir.'iii laanklin Cuunty, Kentucky, where 
he was burn. The father nf William Ma\ li.d I \', as fium Ireland, and settled in 
X'iiginia laiuisa Alsnp was a native nf C'aioliiie county, \'irginia, and was a 
daughter nf ("reoigi' Alsnp, a nati\i' Lif the ( )ld Dnminion, for whom cair subject 
was nameil. 

Mr. Mayhall finislied his educalinii at Mi(".ee t'nllege, Macon cnunty, wdiere 
he spent twn vears, and Imik the fall haigiidi inuise nf studies. In 1M59 he went 
to New Mexien, and was ingaL;ed in gw\eiiiment sur\ey mie ye'ar, deriving a good 
deal nf benelil ill mure than nne respi'il Imiii that trip. On hi'-, return, lie read 
law al .\e\v l.niidnn Willi \. V. I .am aslia . ai id was biensed In |iiaeli(C in iSoj. 
In that yi-ar he was elected ileiknl the c mi iil\- emirt, and liehl theolliei- until 
1.S75, [11 aeiii.ang at the same time in the i iienil cniirt. 

To the law Mr. Mayhall adds re.destale and insurance business, and (inan- 
cially as well as prnfessionally, he has made a siucess. lie is a sale and reliable 
business ill. Ill, and has the eonlldeiue nl the lili/ens ol Ralls county, and nt all 
wlin km .\\ hi m. 

As a pnlitician, Mr. Ma)hall is quite imlepe mleiit, usually \nling tnr the best 
men, irrespective nf their parly assnciatinus. lie is nnt in mu- respect in pnlities 
himself, as he sei'ks iin | u eleriiien t He i inleu-ied in edmatinnal matlers; has 
been a diuelnr nl I he piiblii si Imnls the List tweUe nl' lliuleeii years, and is re- 
'j'.iriled as a tiulv useful, as widl as wnrlh\' i iti/en Siu h men .ire iiniie tnn numi.M- 



TUE lli:XC!l A.\D J!.UC (>.'■ M/SsOr/:/ i'l flES. 



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ous ill any ciiinimniity. Ik- is a Koyal Ari !i Mas. in, ami lielmigs tn llie Ancient 
( )r(K I' 111 rnitcil W'l aknicii. 

'I'Ik' wilfdl lair siibjixt was 'I'laes.i Mi I )( ah hi-Ii, \v1j(j w.is I'rDni Sdiiicrscrl, 
Pen y cDiinlN , ( )liiu. Tlnry were iiiaiiied (»eliilH|- i,S, iS6.), and lia\e I'uur chil- 
dren, Iwei suns .lud Iwij daiia libas. 



ci.iNTo.v i;. si';i;.\si'[AN. 

CO/ I'M/:/ l. 

CLIN'l'ON HANKS SI'J'.ASriAN, pi i.seenlini^ att.iniey nl' Hixine connty, is 
a nali\r ul I'lieL i;eni idj^e louiilv, Kinliiik\, as(jn nl Alexander II. and 
'rabitha Ann ( jaeulis) Sehasl ian, and was li.iin Maieli _>4, 1.S5J. In his infani-y 
the laniily nuAed tn this slate, and his lather en^.iL;ed in fainiing in Huone 
connty, six niil(;s east nt Lailnndjia, C"linlun,'ai trr .nlvcincini;' as far as In.- could 
in the ciinininn sthiKjls, entered the state niuversitv, and tii..k the iihilosnphieal 
ciinrse. Ilpnn hnishin;,^' this ccairsr he eni;ai;ed in leaehini;-, and siion g'aineil an 
enviable repntatimi as an edneator. In iIm- spiini; ul 1S75 heenteied the law 
olhee of IIiMi hilin 11 ( )\ eiall, ami was si 1011 adniitlrd to the bar, and enteied the 
law deparlnient ol the Missunrl State' l'ni\ ersil \', t.ikim;" the fnll coarse of two 
years in (Uie; \\ as t;i".uluate(l witii dislineli'in in M.ueh, i.S7(). 

Mr. Sebastian was in (iillei;e \er\' pupal. 11 anion;.; his fel k nv students, ami the 
positmn he held aniuni;' tlieni i;ave evidence (if his success in life. He joined file 
I'lii l)elta Tlirl.i frattinilv, and is nuw the si.ite pie^ideiil uf th.it society. 

Altei' reeeixint; his diplnnia hum the kiw c ullet;i', Mr. Srb.istian at once en- 
tered n[)on (111- pr.iclice ul his piutessiuii ,it t'ulnnibia, and at the Apiil term, 
iSyi.', was appuinted, in conneetiun with his classin.ih', Cnitis 1!. Kullms, by Hon. 
( jei 11 ;_;e II. I Jni kli.u tt, ti.i del end W'ri'^ht Chi islian, w hu stuud iiicjicted tni' numler 
in the first deL;ree, lor the killin',; uf Sidm \' Siiiilh. The prosecntini^ altianey, 
Mr. Shanniui C 1 )u\iL;lass, was assisted bv Culuiiel McCabe, lU Palmyra. The 
case was tiird at the Aiii;nst term, iSyd, Tin- prewiilinu," opinion was that the 
delendanl wnnld be hiiin;; but hl^ cuiiiisel -.u >kililiill\' ami snccessfnllv manaye-d 
his lasi- that lie w.is unl) Icmnd guilty ol innidci in the seeuiid decree, and sen- 
tenced to tiueeii years in the piantentia]"\-. The .ip|)uiiitnKait of so )'oiing' a man 
as Mr. Sebastian by Judge iJnikhaitt in sin li an inipuilant case gave evidence uf 
the high u|"iiniun he enterlaineil ul his ability, and tin; able .md skillful m. inner in 
which he discharged the duties lull)" sustained the judge's opinion, and gave Mr. 
Sebastian a proniineiit |ilai e at ihe bar and a guuii practice, which by his indus- 
tr)', honest)' and abilit)' he has built up ,iml niainl.iins. 

In the lall ul iS.Sj Mr. Scliasli.in was, b\' a huge in,ijorit\', elected to his [)res- 
ent luuul)' ullici', and .inii.aig ihr lii>l ( asi-s hr \\,is called npun to piuseeute was 
that of 'Idle St.ite ;'.i. Mieharl Seliiu)er, wliu stuud indicted for killing his wife in 
the noilhern portiiai ul 1 luuiic i uunt \' in ( )etuber, 1.S70. Her leiliains were iiul 



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mi: i;i:.\'cii Axn i; ik <</■ m/ssoca'/ citii.s. 



found until I'chiiKuv, i'"^;?- Mcantinn- llic imirdt rcr had left tlic state; hut t ir- 
c imistani rs puiiilcd his iMnh, and in thr suiminr uf tSSj lie was arifsti'd near 
|n|)lin, Missciuii, and i)i.Mii;hl to ('cliiiidiia ha" trial In |)rosc:;ciituig liini, Mr. 
Sebastian was inde tatinal ilc in proi mini; tr^limuny, liaviny to send to Kansas, 
Indiana m\A Illinois, as well as dilleaenl parts ol this state, and it \\ as owing' to 
his perse\ nance in this respi-c t, and to the tact and skill in l)ringing ont all the 
laets anil i iii nnistam.es and managing the i a^e, tluit the murderer was convicted. 
At the sanu' term ot ciaut (the .\piil teini, iS.S;|, which was the Inst time Mr. 
S( liastian ap])eared as pulilii plu^e( ulur, he lonviited lour tur the crime of 
murder, and has so lai' cimxii led every one who has lieeii intlicti'd f(jr a felony, 
llis hone^t, plain and aide mannei' ol presenting the hiw and the facts carries 
coiivicticin, aiul gi\'es him alike ihe gond ojiinioii of tin; niemln'rs of the bar, the 
judge and jury. 

lie is Zealous in his legal wiak, untiring in his efforts to progress, and, if 
S])ared, can hardlv tail \.u obtain a high and hoiu.jrable rank at the bar of the 
stale. 

Mr. Sebastian is a democrat in |iolitics, and a Methodist in religion ; is an 
Odd-l'"elli'W, and h.is passed all the ilialr-, in the encampment. He is not active 
in polities, but takes that inleresi in all mailers which concern the good of his 
county and slate, and the weltaii- ol the pi'o|jle, which e\'erv good citi/en should, 
lie is devilled to his piolessiiui, ,ind is a diligeiil sludent and a growing law)ei'. 



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\V1I.1.I.\M II. Kl'INNAN. 

Ml \ ICO. 

II,L1.\M II. KEN'NAN is a nali\i' ol Missouri, and was born in Hoone 
cwuntv Septembi'r in, iS;; Hi father, Samuel Keiinan, w.is a native 
of I'deming county, Kentucky, and his mother, llarriet W. (Rogers) Kennan, of 
I'ayette county, that state. Ills giaudfather, William Ken'nan, was a soldier 
under (nuiial St. Clair when llie l.iiiei wms defeated. William was educated 
al ihe .Missouri Stall- l'ni\'eisil \ , C'ulnmbi.i, being in the iuiiior )'car \\dieii the 
ci\il war began, in the spiingol iSni In May of that j'car he enlisted in com- 
[lany C, Kith Missouri (.'onfederale infanliy, and served to the eml of the war. 
During the last year he was adjutant ot Searx's battalion of sharpshooters. 

Mr. Kennan hail read law smne lieloie going into the army, and eaily in iS66 
went to Texas and there' resumed his legal studies, teaching school at the 
same time. Returning, he was .ulmitted to the bar at Columbia in i86S, and 
sinie September, iN6i;, he h.is been in |ii,iet!i e at Mexico. llis business extends 
into the feihaal as Well as state louits, .ind is largely civil liligalion lie is a 
sound law\ei-, a safe and carelnl i unnselur, a /ealmis and laithful worker in the 
interests ol his idients, and .1 high loiied gentleuian. 

Mr. Kennan held the otiice ol proso nting attorney' ol the city nearl)' two 



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tciiiis, and then rcsii,nu-(l, having; im partialily fur ciiiniiial inaclice. Mi'. Keniiaii 
Ih-Ii)iii^s l(] till- ilcmucialic paiU', .iiiil is i liainnaii ni [he Cdunly central Cuniiilit- 
Ire; aho a nicnibi ]■ nt llie KiHLdils "f lluiini, llir Am lent Older of United Work- 
men and the I !a|)lisl (.'liiiu li. 

lie \v,is niairied, Nuveinlier J, 1S71, tu Miss Curdie 1'. Jenkins of Audrain 
culiiU}', near Mexico, ami they have five ehildreii, lour daughters aiul one Son. 



I'RANK J. DONOVAN. 

S.I/.VJ- lAliJS 

I^RANK j. 1 )( )N'( )\'A\' is (iiie of the iisiiii; yoiinn' h>U'\'ers of Saint Louis, 
w illi line naliiial tahiils, whu h have be; 11 greatly st lengtiiened and polished 
liy edneatioii. His perceptions are keen; his mcinorv is retentive, and he is well 
post(;d in the themy and practice ut law. lie was burn in Saint Louis, Septem- 
ber !_;, i>S.|5, and is a sun ul the late Daniel II. l)onuvan, in his day a ])romineiit 
t iti/eii ol Saint 1 .011 is, occiipx ini;' various phu . s ul trust and honor, ills father was 
a member ut the city couneiU)f Saint Louis, w ilh utiur members of the oldest fam- 
ilies, betore he was twenty-lhiee years of aue, lie tame from I'liiladelphia when 
tpiite young, and when he settled in Saint l.niiis it was still but a small village. 
Ilall a century ago he was a member ul the Missouri legislature, wdien the jour- 
ne)' tu the state capital had to lie made on liuiseback. He was the organiser gf 
the lirst water-W(jrks system ot .Saint Loiiis, a slancli friend, organizer and mem- 
ber of the lirst lire department. lie was the' liist tu urge upon the city the met- 
ropolitan police s)'stein; was the author ut tlu- lirst nie( hanics' lien law, and many 
other law refurms. IIi- was snrveyur ut the purl uf .Saint Louis, under President 
IJuch man, and resigned, tu cast, at great s.u rilice lu himself ,ind his family, his 
lurlunes with the ( iml edei .uy. IK' w.is .1 piiweilul speaker; a man uf great 
energy and usefulness in public and pri\ali- life, ,iud nni\fisally resjiected. 

llis sun, I'rank, was ediaaled at the Saml l.uuis Lni\'ei sity* read law with 
Judge Hakewell, and aflerward with the late |udge Juhn M. Kium; subset|Uint 1\- 
tuuk ihe cuuise ul l.iw at II. ovarii C'uihge. e.i .idn.il iug lluie m i.Suy, and on his 
1 elui n lo .Saint 1 .uiiis in the .uitumii ul the s.niie \ ear, he was admitted tu the bar, 
and siiue tli.il lime has liLcn in aclue and suclcssIuI practice in this city. 

Among the many impuilaiit cases iiitriisled tu his care may be mentioned 
thai of Sessiiighaus I'i. l'"rust, a case of a i untested Seat in the Uniletl .States 
house of representatives, repuited in three large \'uliiines, containing J,cS3j pages. 
Li this case Mr. Donov.in gained gre.it crcdil lur .idruit management, i)ractii-,illy 
securing a victuiy fur his i licnt, .is Mr. k'lust actually held his si'at the entire 
term, with the e.\cepliuii ul .ibuiit thirty si.\ iiuuis. 

.\lsu in llie C'enti.d S.iviiigs Ikiiik c.iscs, arising uiit of one of the heaviest 
b.iiik t.illures ol .S.iiiil l.uuis, .Mr. I»uiiuv.iii was ul (ouiisil for the assignee, and 
caused tu be issued many leg.d pi ue ceilings in thuse t.ises, being emiiienlly suc- 
cessl 111 in all ut them. 



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'riii'i)ii;.;li .ill till- wii'viiiL^ liiiliiiu's 111 llir oM S,iiiil I.iiiii^, "Times," Mr. l)iiiui- 
v.iii was IIk liiisltT, lidMiii'.^ .mil c.-mi. iil im; .i innsl il.ini^ci miis .iiui ilfliiMli.: trust. 
Ill' was I m| iiriilly rallcil ii|i(ai tu assiiiiu lull i liai'.;r, ami In; rrs|i(insil)li' tor tlir 
maiiaLi.11111111 i it i;\ t-rv ilt-'part im-iil ul a'.;uat iir\vs|iaiH-r. Altlioiigli he sulci the 
|ia|ier ma)i\' times, still eaeli in.'W s\iulii ,ite ii i|iiesteil liim to act as trustee lor 
tile new 111 imlliiilileis. In the last ^reat siruL;'.;le Intweeii i i intending factious lor 
that lieu sfiaper, when tin/re were two S. mil 1 ,i ai is ■' Times " beiut;- printetl, each 
claimiiij;' lei;il i macv, he |ironiiillv iKeiile.l as In his course, anil steailil)' [lur- 
sueil it. Ileeilless of clamor anil thn.-ats ol <l.imau,e suits, ami liliel suits, he sii|i- 
poiliil the ohl inaiiaL;enu lit in its ellorl to pre .1 rve the identity of the [laper, ami 
throiii^hiiiit the warfare in the courts, piil'llshi d it as trustee until he was relieveti 
of the tryiiiL; |iiisilion by the linal order ol sale. 

An associate of our siiliici.1 at the Saint l.oaisbar, thus writes in rei^ard to 
liiin: ".Mr. 1 loiiowin's repiil.il ioii as .1 i..irchil, | Miust.ikiue- lawyer, stands \ery 
liij;li. lie h.is been l.iiLicI)' cni;,iL;eil in baiil,-. and other corporation cases, and 
has met \yilh nr.itil)'ine success, lie h,is .do had the mamii^ement ot si:ycral 
contested election c.ises before the house ol lepi esentatiyes in W'.ishini^ton, cases 
in\ oh'iiiL;" yasl detail work and coniplii aled ipicstious of law, where his careful 
inepar.ition, .iiid logical presciitalioii ol hi- c.iuse, met with niinli encomium 
troin the connressioiial commillies. llis pr.icliee is exclusively ci\'il." 

.Mr. l)onoy,in has tlu' polish of a i_;iiil lein.iii, and m.inilests a good deal of 
conrtes), as well as cordiabl)', in his 1 iiler. on 1 se wiih his lellow men. 

lie was married, in i'"'';], to Miss \'irc:iiii.i M. Lynch, .1 great-granddaughter 
of the (.'ounl I )e Cliarkw ille, one ol the I' 1 i lu h 1 1 I u gees, wdio settled at Kaskas- 
ki.i, Illinois, fifty years belore I.aclede landed .il S.iiiit I.ouis. They have two 
liiildreii. 



HON. xi':\()i'ii().\ J. ri.N'DAiJ.. 

.I/A.V/. t'. 

Xr r:\()IMI()\ J. IMND.M.I., fomieily ., usidcnt of Missouri, late judge of the 
^'V elcyeuth judicial I II cuil, .\ I k, Ills. IS. .iiid again a resident of this state since 
the spring ol iS.S;, was boi n in .Monong.il i.i .oiinly, Wi'st X'irgiiii.i, i\ngust ij, 
1835. lie is a Son ol (ieiieral I'.wiii .Slulbs I'lnd.ili, who w.is born in the same' 
countv', being of \\\-lslid'.iiglisli liiiea'^e, .mil is \cl liyingin .Monroe count\', this 
state, in his eighty-third \e.ii". lu his prime he w.is a successhil f. inner and slock 
raiser. lie w .is general ol the \'iri;iiii.i sl.ite inilil l.i. l.icob I 'i ml a II, grandfather 
ol .\e nop ho 11, ,1 nal iye ol .\l.ii \ kind, si 1 1 le,l in w h.i I is 11 ou West Virginia, I ought 
against King (iccuge the Tliiid,.iiid w.is sli.iill lor in.iiiy yens of Monong.ilia 
county. The patern.d great gr.indmoi her ol Xenophon \y.is K.ichel Shelby, 
d.iiighter ol I'A-.in Slielb\', and sister of (ieiiei.d hiy.in Shelby, (if reyolnlioii.iry 
I. line, the l.illier ol (io\eiiioi Is.i.ic Slielb\', of Kentucky. The mother of our 
subject w.is I )i us ill. I Ikii ker, .1 ii,ili\ e ol Ah aiom^.di.i i oniity, and d.i lighter of ,in 
earh' settler lu West X'ligiiii.i, where members ol the l.imily still lesidi.-. 



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I ui1l;i' I'i ni l.ili, lii-i 111^ iMi-^.il 1 ill ,1 -ill H k l.ii in, r,i 1 I \ d iniicil .m altacliinriU tm- the 
liiisiiHss . il nI , mL ( If, iI i 111^, ,111(1 1 r.M I ilii 'II ha . il I li,il l.c I icciiiu- a Iradrr in caltK- al 
I wrl w \i-ai -. 1 ■! ai^c, I mH, iwihl; I lial I iiisi 111 •,,. ,i mii iv h il I . i 1 lir iici^lcil i il liis si ml ics, 
iiiilil iirai !)• riai|\- In pass uiil i 'I Ins Imis Ills l,il licr w islicil In sriiil hi in In rnl- 
li'^f, l>iil 111' .i|i|K-ars. at thai ai^c. In li.i\'r IkuI iii..rr luinliuss liir stnrk tllan lor 
slii(|\', and III- I'cniaincd mi the t.iiin, liaviiiij, as \ t-i i)iil\- a tair l''.nt;lisli rdiuatinn 

III 1S53 llir rainiU- canir inln lliis stale, ,iiid s( itlcd m Mminn' cniiiity, and twn 
years al lcrv\ aid 1 mi sulijci I I»l;,iii In ii-.id l.iw, .md In dn sn 111 clhinjj, at ImrnishiiiL; 
his litfiai) aiiiiiiiv III- was adiiiilleil in llic l>,ii ,il .Mi-.\iin, where we iinw liiid 
liiiii ill the spiiiijj, nl 1S5.S; he praetieed mu- year in Monroe count}', then went 
to lllooiiiiii'j,lnn, Mai nil (oiinlw and Was there when the civil war lie^an. In 
Ma\. i.Siii, he enlisled as a |iriv,cte in the Missimii cniitederate militia, under 
(ieneral SleiliiiLC Price, Cl.irk's divisimi, and w,is idecied lieiilen.int nl rnindex- 
ler's cnni|jaii\', thus ser\ iiiu niitil I'riie iiuesiiii l.(\ini;lnii Hew. is then tr.ins- 
lerred In t'ninmd IlreN'ier's reeiiiient, and s, rved as lieiilen.int colmiel nniil mus- 
tered ('lit in May, 1 N'o lie then rei'iilisted in the 1 imledcr.ite armv, and WMs 
.i|i|(ninte(| m.ijnr and (|iiarlermaster nl M.ii iii.id 11 ke's hriu.ide, and seiwi-d on stall 
dillN' in lh.it .111(1 I'.irsnn's l.riL^.ide iiiilil tie- ( h'-'- --I the W'.ir Aniimi;" the li.itlles 
lli.il he w.is in Were ( ),ik llills, I ,e \ i 1 1 ',^1 nil , I'.lk llnrii, I I.irlsville, C".i|ie ("lirar- 
ih ,111, 1 '..i\ I'll Meter, 1 all le Rni k, I'liie 111 11 II, I )il( 1 1 I I.i\ 'in, eli lie w.is I ie(|lienl Iv 
cniii |il linen Icil li\' his siiperinr nlfu .-is Inr Ins e.illaiil ry. 

The w.ir Ijciiil; n\er he |irn|in^ed t" leliiin I-' llie iir.ictice nl the l.iw, lint the 
Uriike " tcsl ('.all" stnod in his \\,i\ in this st.ile, sn he \seiit, in J.inn.iry, i.SOd, tn 
\'.i|"ileon, I )( sh.i coiintw Arkans.is, .md 'ai the remox.d ol the coiintv seat lo 
W. lis, III in i.S;:;, he sellled in tli.it jil.K c lie so'iii rnse tn |irominenee at the liar 
nl that st.ile, nwim^ Ills sill cess, s.i\ s .1 wiiler in "The I'an \( lo|);L-(li.i of the N'ew 
West," to his thoroii<,^li k now le(lt;c nl 1 jl.u ksl' 'lie, which he bee;. in to study m 
lin\li('ii'l" Ilis f.ither |iiil th.il hnnk in Ins h.nidswheii he found tliat the S( m 
woiil'l not l;" In cnlleLje- Ills iiinllier, likewise, rii oiii mended certain standard 
Wniks, which he re. id with i;i'Mt iieiu-lit in e.iiU lile, imludiiifj the liihle, liiisc- 
liiiis, et(\ ■• Idiese \\ inks l.iid the fniiiidat h 'ii ol lli.il In n. id culture, those cniiipre- 
heusive \'iews .iild discni^ixe l.ilenls win. li cli.i 1 .n lei l/e |ild'J,e I'ind.ill, and l^ive 
him ,1 i.iiik .iinniii^- le.idinu; minds 

In i.'~>7-' he W.IS elei ted li\ his demncialic C( 'UsI it iieiits tn the Ieu;ishiture from 
l)eslia I ( iiiiil \', .ind in I>>7| he w.is 1 lei led to ilie seii.ite lor Chicot and l)esh,i_ 
i^iiiinties, \\ Idle .1 iiiemlii r ol ihe house, in llie extra session ol 1.S74, he was 
chair in, in ol the jiid icuirv i ninmil tee ; .md in the senate, Mrst session, he w^is ch.iir- 
man d the ( .'inmittee mi r.iiln '.ids, .md ,ilsn mi llie |iidici.iiw committee; and in 
i^'i'i he was 1 liaiini.in ol the judici.uw i ( iinmillee, .md mi llie linance committee, 
lie IS the aiithm- of the L;ciieral idectiml l.iw ol tli.it st.ile 

In US7.S he w.is eK-ited iudi_;e ol the eleventh |U(li( i.il circnil, coni[iosed ol 
Ark.insas, 1 leslui, Lincoln .iinl |elfersmi couiil les, .md served with iin | >.iil ialit v 
aud di.-(iile(l .ilidilv Im the term ol Imir _\e,iis. 

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THE i!i-:xcii j.vn n \i< <>/■ ^nssorki cri'iES. 



Tin- will- mI' Jiuluc I'iiidall w.i^ Small A, IImuIsiII, (laui;litfr ol John Ihjiitsclj, 
a |ilaiUi'f near Xat. luv, M ississiiipi, maiind Aii'^ii^t ;o, ]S6,S. Tin;)' lia\'f li.nl 
si\ I hililun, 1iui\iiil; 'iiu- •'! ill. in. Mi', i'lihlall in ^\\ ai i nni|)lisli(cl ami vci V 
cldini^Lic lady, ami a incmlici ol the 1. [iim i .|ia 1 (.'liii ii li 'I'lic Jih1l;c' l)cluiii;s h i no 
cliun li, liiit ih ail aillK-iiiit ol lla- l'riiiiili\i l;a|)lisls. lie- is a man who ran ,nivc 
a iiaMiii liM" liis poliliral m' la-li^iiais hilul in lii^c, clrar ami iinmibtakahic Ian 
i^iiaL^i-. ilf has a (um|iari laiild.aml llu' l i an|ilixiiiii (jl his lace isvcr)'daik, 
while that ol his dispi >bitii ni is li^'hl and siiinu 



c.i'Okc.H r. nuK'N. 

■rko V. 

GKORC.r: THOMAS nrW, ut the l.uu mIh . ,,imty iiar, is a native ol Calla- 
\va\' iiaint)', and was hmn Maiili jd, 1S40, and he has alwajs liveil in this 
stale. I lis lalhei", Williain I ', I )iiiin, w as 1 n a n 1 n ( irei iilniar eniinlv, West Virginia; 
eaiiie ti 1 this stale man)' \ lai s agi 1, and w.isa laiimi, and judge six years ol the 
iiiniilv i.iiurt Ilf Callawas (-uiint\', whine In- is slill living Ilis nnUher, Sarah S. 
(I'allun) l>niin,dii-d in iSni^ 'In the uiilinai)' ill ill i/l a emnnuin seliunl, (ieorge 
added a leiiii nr twn at a piivati- ur select ■■cliuLii, lilling hiniselt fur a sneresslnl 
ednratm A fler reaching his ni.i ji n 1 1\' and lca\ini; the larni, lie taught scIumiI 
eii;lil uinteis, niiist iil the tinu- in l.imnln countv, reading law by hinisell ;il.tlie 
same lime. I li- umn licensed li\ 1 ndgc ( i 1 Irli 1 lit I'l a ter in the sjning ut i .S7 j, and 
fiiiiil tlial lime has lieeii in sleadv prailneal 'i'luN, the shire tuwn uf I.inciiln 
ciiiinty, ailing idsn as imtary laiMii dniini; llie wlmle iieriud. lie was elected 
|ii"i isecnting altni"iie\' uf the cuuntv ill c'S/ii, anil In Id thai ullice two )'ears. lie 
is a denii'i rat, and a Masli 1 Ma^ ai. 

As a law \'er Mr. |)nnii liandhs a wilmss and a ease well, ha\ing previously 
prepared himscdf with miu h i .11 1 lie is not one ol that < ia^s who sliillifN' tiiem- 
sei\'es liv hi/^iness. Il lie h.is woil, to do. he lakes lime liy the'lorelork and does 
it, ami mil in a hap ha/anl mannri, Ap| ihcitioii licing the roail to sm cess, lie 
applies hinisell, ami ids 1 1 lemls will lie di- .ippomu 1 1 1 1 he does not pro\'e to In; a 
rising man 



1'. w'li.i.i.xM i'k( )\i;Ncin: Ri-:. 

,s \ i\ !■ I oris 

''T^l W. suliiict ol this skill i I 111 loans to one ol tile oldest families in Saint lands 
1 liiN j^i eal gi aiidlal hei , I'leiie I '1 o\ 1 nciiei e, ami ilis graiuilal iier, I'ierre 
I'lovemhei e, Jr., came lo this loiiiilry lioin idaiu e near tile liosc- of tile iasl 
cenlnry (at the time of tin- levolalion tlinc). The elder look ii]j his residence 
in i'liiladidphia, lln- Lilln iioi lout; .illcrward sellled in Saint l.onis. Here he 
111,11 lied, and here his on I'n d in.im I, f.illin ol W ill i,im, w ,is lioin I'eidin.ind 



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I'rdVciichci c iiiariitil Mr:>. M.iiy |. S,iuL;raiii, widnw nl Allrcd Saui;iaiii. Slu- was 
.1 native III \'liL;mia, lull wliilr slir was still \"iiiiii^, her tatluT, Jnlin l.iiitnn, 
mi >\ III with Ins I a III 1 1 \' ti i I atl Ir l\c u k , A i La iisas II r ,il tcrw ai<l liri ainc a iirniii- 
liuiit law \ c r I II that slate 

1', Williain I'l ()\( IK III re \\'as Ijijiii hi S.iiiit l.uiiis, |iiiy 2 \, iiSj-i iX'Ci'ivcd liib 
classical ciliiiatiiiii at the Saint iaaiis I 'ni\ crsil\', liiiishing in 1S71. lie attcniieil 
the law ile|iartnient nl Wasiiiiii^ti ai I ' iii\ ersitx , Sai nt lauiis, one term, and then 
went tu the Iniveisity dI X'iiginia, Chai luttesv ille, leceivint^ the degree ol bacli- 
elui (pf law Irian the latter inst it iitii m 111 i.Sjj. 

In the autumn nt ill, it \ear Mr. I'n iv einhere opened an nUice in Saint lamis, 
and lur ten \eais has been in the steads' |iraiticeiil hib |)n)lessiun in ihecisil 
( iiiii lb iinlv. His linsiness has lieeil lair, and is giwwing. lie is a diligent stu- 
dent, a laiiticiiis adviser, Hue In his clients. | lainsl.ik 1 ng .iiid strictly uiiright in all 
his business tiaiisai linns. As a law)'ei he is eslei nied liy his assnciales at the 
li.ir, .iiiil as a citi/eii he is rc's|>eiled bv his large (iicle nl aci|uaintances. 

iMr. i'rn\enchere was elected In llle legislature nil tin: democratic lickel ill 
iS.So, and sei\eil one term, being mi tlu' 1. ninuiittees nil ways and means, internal 
iniliid\ emeiit, and (Uie or two oihei s. This, we bilieve, is the only office he has 
ever held. It is cvidenll\- his inteiitinii to be kiinwii ,is a law)-er iiillier than as a 
pnlilician. lie is a member nl the C.ilhnlic Cdiiiich 



NA'lll.\Nll-:i, M. .sllJ-.L'lON. 

/.■;A'r,-j.\77-.A' 

N'ArH.\.\ll';i._.MI-:A('().\ Sllh:i/f( ).\. nt the lirm ..l Sheltnn and Dysart, is 
a snii nf .Meac <'n .\ and Anna (l!erg.-i 1 Slieltnii, and was born at Troy, Lin- 
coln cniinlw Missouri, .March 17, 1.S51, 1 Sol h p.irents were born in Virjfinia. The 
[taleriKil grandfather uf ^niir subjc'ct fought for freedom from the Hrilisli yoke. 
Ills maternal giandlather was tiom Swit/ei land. 

.Nat, ,is he is iinix ersall)' 1. ailed, and as he .ilwa)s writes his name, was reaied 
In 1.1 rm l.ilini , .ind fi nisi led his scientilic ,11 id i Lissical' studies ,il Willi. 1111 Jewell 
C'nllegi-, 1 abei !)■, Missniii i, liM\ iiig beloie i nm | ilei i iig the lull i oiirse. _ 1 le I aught 
SI linol iwo leims in iancnin (nuiily, went In ll.iiudle, the shire town nl Mcuit- 
gniiiery cniiiity; held the |inst of depiily c irciiil i hi k, .md read daw at the s,imc 
time; finished his^legal^sludies ,it_the stale univeisity, Coluiiibiii; was admitted 
to the bar under Judge Porter, .it l).in\ille, in .April, i'^75, .nul commenceil prac- 
tice at Lancister in ]iine ot th.il xear. 

lie combines the (|iKilities of a good counselor with tliuSe ot .1 successful 
advocate; is .1 foitible and logical s|)e.iker, .iiid peculi.iil) strong and clear in the 
disciissicMi ol legal i|Ueslions, .iiid is c.irelul in Inrmiiig npininiis, .md tenacious 
in niaiiilaining them. His books are his cniisniit cnni|iaiiiuiis, so that he c.in 
always rclcr to authorities to susi.iin his opinions un legal propositions. 



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Ml sin liMii u'.LN llif (IriiK i(_ 1 al 11 t.iiuliil.iU I.M | ii i )^rriil I iil; .itUirnc\' nt Schiiv 
In' iiuinl\ III iS.S^, aiiil w.is diicilril h\ lur iii six \(jU's, llii- i .iiisc i>t his cliic.il 
liri iil; \ 1 i\ 111 in li III Ills t I ( slit, IK' IS liKislii.il I .aiK Jslii L< mIl;c, Ni i. j jO, i j| I lu 
Aih ieiil (li'li I 111 I'liiliil W'ui kiiKii, ,iihl ,1 111. ml, I I ..! llir l;,i|iUsl Clinic li. Ill' 
Is ,1 sIikIJi.jI.Ii'i anil iliici l.)i nl llir S. Iiii\li i ('.niiilN' Hank, aiicl llu- linn i.l SIh-I- 
liiii ami llysail arc llii; .il I. anc\s Im lliat iiisui ul i. ni. 

Ml Slull . Ml was man K;(l, Nii\ I'llllnT Ji , i .".;S. 1. 1 Miss I 'hIIi; T ( i.ii i;cs, . if I ,aii 
< aslfi', .111.1 i1k'\' liavr tw.i i lulclri'ii, a .lam' In. t ami s.ui 



'I'llOMAS S. Ul'DI). 

SAI \ / / i'i l\. 

*" I ^ I II'. 'j( ul Unian wli. IS. nam. v\ o lia\ c | .l.i. i-i I at I lu' Ina.l ul lliis ski'Uli, is a 
1 iiali\i' .il I ,iiiiis\i llf. Ki'iilmkv, I). -111'.; a s.ni .>! [aiiK's ami Ann ( I Miillips) 
Is m I.I. I I IS lal liiT w as III H 11 in ,Mai \ lan.l , in. i\ i.l 1. 1 I -onisv i He in I .So6, ami was 
.nir .i| llu' |ii". iin iiu'iil iiKii .il lli.il slal.', .i |.i'is.iiial liiciul ..I llcnry ClaN', ami a 
man ul u,ii'.il w'.'.illli ami inllm.'n. .', il\'iiin in i .Sn,S, TIk- paLTnal i;i'amlin. itlirr .il 
jamrs Kiiil.l w .1', a sisUr . .1 C."li.iil.s (.'an . .11, . il Can. illt. m .■\nn I 'hilli|ib was a 
lialiK.' ..I K.iilmky. 111. mas u .r. .-. In. .il . . I .il llu' Ji'siiit < .illi'L;e, ( "iciincl. lU'ii, 
I )i a 1 1. I . .1 ( '. .Iniiiliia, I H'iiiL; i;r.i. I mil . .1 in i ."n |, i .'. .'iN'mi.; als. i llii- d i|>liima (il llir 
(iii'i'k Aia.U'im lie IS a i^iailn n.' ..I llu- I .. .iiisx illr I. aw S..Ium.I, class of ivi''''. 
.Il llii' saim.' linu' riLCiviiiL; llic . I.'l^i i-l' .n iikisU'i ul .iris, .iml in lli.a yen" cimi- 
nii'iii I'd |irai'ln.i' in Ins iialivi.' i'il\, in i.~>7-, ln' laiin- Ui S.iiiil l.unis, .iml w.is 
.i.lmilli'.l U. llie li.ii ..I llii> sl.iU' .Mr l-in.l.l .l.i.s .i ^i-nci.il Inisincss in llic i.i\il 
I .III I Is, .iii.l li.is .1 l.iii .111. 1 t;r. '\\ im_; |ii".u 1 1. .', I In- la w lu'i n;.; Il is Iciclin;^, Iml mil 
Ins siijc |misnil. \\ li.U.'\ii 11.' ciiL^.n^.s I.. .|.i is (I. mi |ii..in|illy .iml l.iillit nll\'. 

.^1|■. Kn.l.l li.is I . .iisii li'i .ililc lih-i.ii'\ I, isle ,iml i.iUiii, ,iml iitti-n writes f.ir llic 
m'\^ s| i.ipii s .iiul lilL'i".ir\' iii.iL;.i/iiu's, s. mi. . i| Ins .nil. Ics .il 1 1 ,iili ul; m> iiii.cmsii|- 
ri.iliK' .lU 1 .1. 1 i. m. lie IS a iK'im I. 1 ,il , I m I l.,is ii. .1 li mi; 1. 1 . 1. . u'il li [iiililiis c.M .'i it 
1.1 \ ..I I I !.■ W.IS n',n r.l 111 I III' ('.Il li..lu l.iil II .111.1 s.u U'.ll\- .1.1 lii'i I's t.i lli.il rlini lIi 
Ills I li.ii .11 It'i IS II I rpi (i.ii li.il ill 



\\I1.L1.\.\1 .M. IXCI.l'.S. 

ni.l.l.\.M MARTIN l';C(.'i,l'.-, IS ,1 s.m I, I J,u,.l. .(11,1 .MinLTX.i (Ovmtnil) 
I'.i ( li.'s, ami w.is li.uii iii MiMr..w i.miii\, ()lii.i, .M.i)' _'5, i ,S 1 1 . IJis 
l.itlii'i, wli.. W.IS .1 Ic.u liri" hy [n . .1 . s'a.in, v .is .ils.i ,i mili\i' ,.l ((liio, ,iml ,i s.m ..I 
.1 N'.Htlii.l li rl.iml c'inii;i.int, ul lln; I'lL'sl.) Ill i.in l.iilli. Ills ni. .llu i" w .is uf ( im - 
111,111 |i.ii .nt.n^c, and a l!iiLkr)i' li\ liiitli Willi. iiii entcicii (.Jhcilin C'llicgc in 
i.Siji, tliv iK'.Nl VL-ar went int.) tin .inns' lu c.'iniumy K, .i,;il Dliiu iiUaiUi}', ulin.li 



w 



Tin-: lii'.vcii Axn r. \u ui- m/ssoha'/ c/7if-:s. 



iS. 



u.is III iIk' Aiinv I'l llir Tiiiiu-^src lie ^\.l^ III llic ImIIU (il I 'i lt^l)Ui"L;li I, a in I ill L';, 
,11 liu' sii-^r 111 \'iL ksliuii;, I li ., .liiil at lllr mil i.l i-i^lilcrii iliciiillis w.is (ll^(:llal j^l-iI 
I'll aicnuiil lit ilisaliiliU'. W'liili in tin- .uiii\', iir krpi up with liis ((i||ci;c i las:,, 
laiiL^lit mIuiiiI I w ( ] 111' llutr wiiUri'h iliiiiiiij, ilic liaii (iiI1cl;\- \Tars, ami was i^i'ailu- 
aliil ill iijiiisr HI i.Sd^, liciiii; in llic rlassiial i Irjiarlnu-nt. lie siippui tril liim- 
sril wliiU- piiiMiing liis slnilics, ami nil Km^iiil; rullc:L;c lie taiiL;lil llie llii^li slIkujI 
niie vcai", al l!i\an. Williams loiiiUy, ( )iiiii 

Mr I'.i I li/-, ixail law (laiini^" his sL-iii.ir Near, ami \\'liik- tcaehiiii^, ami was 
ailniittial In ihc liar in Saiuhiskv cuuiil)', (Miiu, in llu- spiim,^ ut \ShLi. Tin: next 
aiilniMii he upeiied a law nlfue in Saint laiiiis, ami (liirini; the Inst two yens his 
piaetice was almnst wiinlK in the (.■riminal rniirts Sinee that time it has Ijt'en 
iimiiiK- ei\il, with a speeiallw laiti-iiw nt patent law. llis hnsiness is i.;r<iwiiii^ 
li.iin \eai" 111 \iMr, anil is ipiite salistaetuiw 

111 piilities Mr. liei, les is a (lis ideil repiil ilii. an, luit he is nut an iifliee seeki-r, 
ami thus tar, lie lielie\'e, lias kepi entireh' inil 

lie was m.inied in 1^7.5, tu Miss Mai \ C'l mi an nun, ut Saint i.uuis. It we 
iiiitake mil, llu'v lia\e im i liililieii. 



.\XI)RI';\\' M. i:i,I.IN(",TON. 

I/L .\ /SI : I II:. 

A NDisl'iW MOXKOh: h:i,I.l \( iTt ).\', pnstniaster al Iluntsville, is .i sun nf 
r\ Kiw William r. I'dlim;tiiii, a iialive nl liiiiiiie eiuuUs', Missniiii, ami Maiy 
Ann Muniiie, alsn a nati\e nl Hiis st.ite, ami he was Innn at I'"avette, lluwaiil 
( I 111 111 v, l'~elii u.irv -', 1 •'S5 :^ 1 1 is lal liei has In en a pi eaelier nl the Mel In h list h. pis- 
e.ipal C'liunh Sunth, tnr tliiit\' \e.irs, ami is still an aeti\'e meililier nt the North 
Missouri 1 iintert-nee. The matein.il <;raiiillatliei nt Amlre\\, Rev. Andrew Miui- 
iiie, was a pium-er in this •^tate, ,ind a niemlui ol ihe eontereace halt a ceiUury. 
Imldim.; repe.ilediv the nlliee ot presidini; elder lie died af Me.xico, Audiain 
iiiiiiiU', while a snitaMe nionuimiit has ln-eii elected to his nieniury by the 
demunin.il lull ol wlm h he was an oinament 

.\niliew is a i;radnate ol the State l'iii\ ei sity, Coliinilna, class ot iSy.:, ami a 
iminlier ol the IMii Kappa I'si Snciety. lie lani;lit in ISoone county troni the 
lime ot his t;iadiiatin^' unlil 1S77. reMdini.; law al tin same time. At the date last 
mrnlioned, he was lieensed at (^'1 ihindiia liv Jiidi^e Hnrkhartt, ol the second 
ludicial ciitiiil; went to C'okiradn. huated in Sai;iiai. he count\', and was in |)rac- 
tiee there ne.irly four years, serving also as county superintendent of schools 
dining' the last IWo \'ears 

111 l)eceniliei', iS.So, Mr l']llinL;ti m returned In Missouri, Uicatinc; at Huntsville, 
and in |iil\'ol the ne.xl \ear, he wasappninled postmaster of Iluntsville. Ilis 
ynniiij;er la'olher, Harry hJlini^lnii, is his di piitv, and lias charge nt the oflue, 
our biibject gix'ing his I'lilire time to the practice of his protessioii, to which he 



IQO 



Till: ISl-MCII JXn /.•//>■ Oh MISSOUK! CI7/F.S. 



\\.\\ licc(jmL' \ciy muc h alt.u lir.l lie li.i^ .iniliili.ni cniiiii;li t(j |u(mi|>t liiin tu lie 
^luihipus .iiiil iMiiisl.ikiiivj,, .mil llial i-^ llh- ( l.i--s likriy In iihr in llu: pi uli ssn in. 
lie- i^ a j^i'iiwini; man. In |iij|ilu s lu; i^ a i iimlilK .m. 

Ml. I'lllinnlon wa-. inai nc.l, j nly Jy, |SS,>, tu Mis^ Jnsic 1 lanuncl L, (lan^litt.T 
ol iM.iiik I lamnu-U, 111 I I iiiil^\ ilU-, ami linn Thai -Inn n and (.nly lIiiM, a sdii, died 
i 11 J III)', i^Sj. 

ji.i'riiA wi-i.i.s. 

/'A'c r. 

Tllli piijhcciiUiii; allnriic\' nl I.iniuln idiiiUy, with wlni^e naiiic wv. liiad llii^ 
iMti; L-, is a sun <i| till- I, lit 1 )>" im Julin C W'lIIs, a nalivc ol Ki-nliiLky, .iiid 
a i^radnaU- ul ihc uu-iliLal dcpai I iiunl ol llic I ,i aiis\ illc I 'nucisily. IK' (.a'liKj to 
tills slate wlu-ii a yminn man; inaiih-d Kitl\ (.'nsici, a consul ol lliu laic (Iciicial 
Cnstcr, of the rnitid Stairs aim)', and was in |>railicc at Tioy at the lime ol his 
death, in i^Sl ■ 'l'^' widow is still livim.; in Tioy, where Jeptha was born, Sep- 
leinliei- i.S, 1.S5.'. lie was edinated at tin- (luistian Instiliile, Tro), Liking the 
lull couise, and is .1 graduate ol the Saint Louis I ,aw School, class ol iS/.). 
Simc that lime lie li.is lieeii in piaeinc in this pku e. lie was piihlii.: a<lniinistra- 
tor four )'eais, bciii^ elei ted li\' his democratic i oiistitnents in 1.S7O, ,uid was 
clei led to his present offu e in i.SNj. \s a piosi-tnlor he is alert and ellicienl, and 
happily icali/ini; the hopes ol lushest liiends lie is a sprighlly yoiui,t; Ijlall, 
wilh ^f\ e.\i cllenl mind, and w illi i (nislant and close application to his law books 
will proL;iess. 

He IS a member of the Tuple Alliance, and is allied, we believe, wilh no other 
set ret order, bein;4 thorLini;lily \WMlded to his pi ofession, and bound lo make a 
success in it. He is a nepliew ol the hue Jiidye Carty Wells and ol Josi-ph W 
Wells, elsewhere nicnlioncil, and who wck both shinini; members ot the l-iiKidn 
count)' bar jeplha Wells has the example ol two bi illianl nudes once at the bar 
li I spur him on. * 



joi'. 11. cr I'l'. 

CJ \ JK 1 1 /.I 

J Oh; lIl'.NkV CUIM', .lUinnc) .It l.iw .iiid ii.a.iry public, Cenlralia, Hoone 
countv, IS .1 ycninn niembei ol the b.u , but studious and .imbilious, and likely 
It) .id\'.iiice. He was Idled (.ju ,1 l.uin,,ind c.iil\' iiinii'd lo li.ud work, which w .is 
no detriment to his muscles .uul lie.dlh; bnl his mind 'v^.is on books, and at tw'ent)' 
ye. us ol .n;c he coininenced i^oinv; to school h.dl the year or more, Icacliini^ the 
rest of the lime, and thus he 111 .1 ineasnie i;i.itilied Ins lont;ini;' for know'lt;dn(;. 
I le w.ts born in Cli.iriliiii i ouiil \', .\1 issouri, janiiai ) 1, 1.^5,5, beint; a son ol (ieori;e 
W. and Catherine iWilsoii) C.'npp, both inui\es of Tennessee. His p. item. d 
^r.uKlfalher c.une fi.iin (icrmaii)', and was .i soldier in ihe war o| iSij-i.p His 



THE luxcir A.v/1 kak of Missorki cities. 



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l.itluT (lifd ill 1^5 1; ln^ nicalirris slill lixiiiL;", hrr liniilf licinij; in Kii k^villc. Al 
ih.u iil.n (■ [or <."ii|i|i riiiislnil Ills idiK.ilHHi .11 llic sUitc ininn.il si Imul, haviui; 
iiiiMiiw 111 li- I,iiil;IiI mull- Ml less, lii-iii^ lliiiiwn iiiliiily upini liis nwii icsiinri cs 
.\ll( I liMviiiL,^ M IhM.I \\v laii'^lil stc.iilily liH lliiii- yi-.irs, ni.ikinn" a siurrss in ill, it 
|>ri>lcssiiiii. 

Mr. (-"iipji iwul law al l\irks\illc \\'illi 1 larriiinton ami Musick; was adniittL-d 
lo lilt: liar in X. i\'cnil ilt, iSXo, and a lew luniiilis altrru'aid ij|)iMK-fl an uIIicl- al 
Ccntralia, wluir lu- alicad\' lias ,i fan Ijiisnuss, uliiili is gradually iiicrcasini^. 
1 lis I liaiactL-r stands well; In- li.is llic riiiili,den< c nl llic people in his integrity, 
and \\ill lie likely Id suli eiil. lie l)elunt;s In llle Melllndisl Cllurcli Sniilli, and 
votes the demoeiMtic tit ki-l 

May 11, i.SSi, Mr. Cujip was joined in ucdluek with Miss lidnionia Siieed, 
daughter of Thomas S. Sneed, one of the lirsl sett lers in Centralia. They have 
one dant(hter. 



HON. WILLIAM II I- REN. 

SA WWW [IT 

A T /"ILLIAM IIIiRI'lN was liom Xovendn-i 15, 1SJ5, near Zanesville, in Mns- 
V» kinguin ((iiiiily, ()hio. II is aiieesiois were from V'ii'i^inia and Mary- 
land, They were prominent Inisines-. nn-ii and were inend>ers of tin- learned 
professions. Ills father, Kohert lleren, u,is a farmer, and his nuither, lielyre 
ni,irri,ii;e, \\ ,is Miss lleniielt,i l)inne\-. lie ,ittended the pnlilic sehools, ,ind 
(iimmeined te,iehiiiL; ,ind stndyiiiL; hiw wln-ii he w.is ahoiit twenty-one _\'ears ol 
• me. lie is sidf-tani;ht in the rudiments ol his profession. When he w.is about 
eighteen ye, us old his parents mo\ed to Andrew eonnt)', Missonii. lie \v,is ad- 
mitted to the li,ir liy iloii. Sohjiiion 1. eon, ml, jiidne of the twelfth jiidici.il liriaiit 
iJeimg oiitol lie.iltli, he went cm ,1 I, inn, v>here he remained six ye, Us. Alter 
rec I nil inn '''^ he.illh, he lonunem ed pi .u I u e ,it ,S.iv,inn.di, where he h,is done ,1 
l,iri;e liiisiness. lie w.is elected lo ihe sl,ile semite in uSdj. lie resigned, .ind 
\\,is eleeted judge ol the 1 iniiit loiiit in i.'sdi, holding ill. it |)osition si.\ yens, 
l.iil III idl\' peiloiming ils diilies .\ 1 ihe end nf his term ol olliec he resumed 
piMi the, whii h he li.is con I iiiiied up to the present linie. 

judge lleren is ,111 able hiwyei, pioloiiiid in the princi|)les of the law, ;ind is 
ihoionghlv |Josti-d in iIk: snbtlel ies of leg,il srieiice. liis mind is analytic, ,ind 
111.' is a clear and aide logici,in and .111 .ildc- .id\oc.ite. lie is a citizen to whom all 
icder with pride, and is ,111 Inmor to the st,ite .ind the profession. 

judge lleren has been twice m.urii-d: llist. to Miss Miri.im Small, who died 
in lisOij; and in I1S74 to .Mrs. Louis, i Smilhei. I'y his lirst wife he has h.id si.\ 
children, three sons ;ind tliiee chiiighu-rs. 

Ills second son, CAriis lleren, born in i>'^55, was thoronghly educ.ited in the 
imblic schocils; re, id l,iw with his l.illn'r, .ind w.is licensed to pi'.ictice in M.uch, 
1 S75, .mil lormed a 'p.irtiiei ship Willi Ins la 1 her in 1 .'s; 7. lie is a promising young 



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Ill, III. well pcislcil in llir l.iw, lli- lll.ikcs .ul in ii .li ilr hi ids, .md is .i Ini^iral .iiid 
lliirnl .iilv'cu.ili- lii-lnic .1 |iny. lie w.is innrnil in \i>\rinlii'i, 1S77, In Miss M,ii^ 
I . I >.i\ Is riii\ li.i \ (■ I \\ 1 1 I li i III 1 .11, 



AMES I'. Ll.o^•n. 



Mox'rici- 1 1 o 



(AMMS T, l,l-()\'|t, line dl' llic yuuni^rst iiuniluTS nf tlic I.rwis (nuniy ii.ii', 
.111(1 a sell -iii.kK- man, was linrii al C'liiUuii, ihat couiUy, AnL;iis| j.S, 1S57, 
Ills paniils liiiii^ Jci'ciniah and I'annir (Jmu-s) IJoyd. I lis fatlicr w.is limn 
ill 1 )ila\varc; liis im ithcr in Keiilucky. lie was rducatcd al llu- ClinsUaii I'lii- 
vcrsily, Canton, and rccuiw.'d the di'mce nl harlicinr cif science in 187^;, lieini; (iiie 
111 till- best students nl ids idass; taught i.'uu nlry sclimiLs tnur terms, haviiit;" at 1 aie 
time ( liaij^e id a liii;li sch.Jid there, and was snl)se(|iiently principal (if the L'.iiilnn 
piililic sehodls. As a teai her lie was (piili jHipnLir, and iMdVi'd himself \v\\ pm 
licieiit and well fitted, lie read law wllli ()li\ir ('. Clay, (if Mimticelld, and was 
a(lmilt((l to the bar in June, 1SS2. lie hi Id llie post of de|)iity circuit ileik fioiii 
llie early part of 1.S81 to the (dosi^ of the next )car, in wliicii position he Ljaiiied 
m.tny li lends, because of his faithfulness in llie performance of his rillicial diilies; 
.\w\ in laniiary, liSSj, In; became the ]iartiier of his prec'eptor. 

Mr Idoyd is alloriiey lor th(.- county collector, and has a larp;c numb('r of suits 
ill ihe circuit (durt. lie is a polished )'(aingmaii in manners as well as mind, 
vei \ alleiili ve to business, .md is likely to ;-;.iin distinction because of his sliidimis 
habits, .iiiiiiiion to business, ,iiid ability in the expression of lhoujj;ht. 

lie is a member ol the Melliodist Chun h Soiilli; is noble t;rand in the local 
lodi;c ol ( )dd I'ellows, and a youni; man caliulated lo shine in so( ial <ii(hs 
lie w as mai I ied Man h i, 1 SSi, to Miss Nb dlie ( ii aves, (d Lew is t ouiilw and I Ins' 
have (jiu- SI in. 



HON. CllARl.l'.S 1'. JOHNSON. 

.S \l\l lot IS. 

I^klOSIl interest attaJies to the name and c.ireer ol lion, Charles I'liilip 
Johnson on account d his ictenl limmpli in the trial and accpiitl.d of liaiik 
James, ddie case is lamibar to all onr re.ideis, .md Mr. Johnson's sui cess in that 
instance is in a('e(ird with his whole liisIoi\' as ,1 ( iimiiial law\'ei. His icpiUation 
as an ad\ ocale exlende'l years ,|uii lar luwoiid the limilsol this si, Ue, lie is 
known .ill <i\(.'r the West ,is a brilli.inl ,ind \'ei \' siu( essliil l.iw\'er. Inir the l.isl 
do/.i-n ye. us or uujre he h.is been i"et,iine(| oil one side or the oilier of nearly e\'ery 
imijortaiil ( iiminal ( .ise that h.is ( .nue b( tore the (.ants of this 1 ity, and the 1 ase 
id 1 i.iiik l.imes was not the first, (U' se((iiid, or lliinl th.il has (.illed him l(. .alu-i 
jiails ol Missdiiii Ills pr.ulKc has bnaii.;hl hiin miK h i;.iin, as wad I ,is i^reat 
iumoi'. 



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THE IiE.\Cll .WD BAR Ol' MISSOURI CITIES. I93 

ChariL-;! P JohTis.iii is nt V'ir^ini.i and I'ciinsvlvaiiia ancestors, aiul was born 
at Lebanon, Saint Clair connU', illinuis, January iS, 185(1. His p.irents were 
Henry an<l l-!lviia ll'onkc) |<)lul^cal. Hi^ niotlu-r was a native ut Kaskaskia, the 
oldest town in IIHiicjis, and luul her Inll shaieot Ircjntier life. W'e have some- 
where seen it stated th.it ihe sun, uur siibiect. inliei iled her slrong characteristics. 

He was reared in Hellcville, ad|(iinini; I.rbanun, antl finished his school drill 
at McKemlrei; Collei;e, I,el)anoii, wliere he spent one year. The best part ut his 
edncation w.is, no donl)t, obt.iimd al tile printer's case, where Horace (ireeley 
and hundreds of other eminent men obtained nearly all theii" etlucatioii. Mr- 
Johnson eilited a weekly pa[)er al Sparta, K.indolph count)', lllin(.)is, before he was 
eighteen years old. In KS55 he settled in Saint Louis, read law with ex-Attorney 
General R. F. Wingle and Judge William C. Jones, and was admitted to the bar 
in 1S57. It was at a period in our histoi v when parly s]jirit ran high, and Mr. 
Jcjhnson Soon identified himself Willi what was then kiKJWn as the free-Soil party. 
He Worked hard for the ehction ol i\Ir. I.incdln in i.Sno, being at the same time 
city attorney, holding that olliee hom 1S5V to 1S61. 

At tile lirst call for iioops, he eiilisteil loi- tliiee months in the ^d Missouri 
regiment, and was meanwhile aili\el\' engaged with others in raising the iSth 
Missouri regiment, which he tendcied in person to the president. 

The civil history of Mr.'Joliiison at tin-, trying period and later is somewhat 
tiill\ dcUiilcil in an article written lo.- the "American Railroad [ounial " of New 
York city, in September, iSSj, and we lake the liberty of reproducing it: • 

"In iSoj a division occurrecl in the ranks of the republican |)arty in Saint 
Louis, growing out of an attempt to conseive slave property in opposition to the 
declared policy of (jcneral I'Vemont, then in command of the western department. 
The congiessional nomin.iting conxc-ntion di\ ided, one wing nominating I'" rank 
P. Blair as a candidate tor congress, the otiiei" nominating Charles P. Johnson. 
Mr. Johnson declined the noniin.ilioii in a speech before ihe conventicni, in which 
he contended that .in older ,md nujre c-.\pei"iencc-d standard bearer should be 
chosen (he was tlic-n barely cbi^il if), and preseiiU-il ihe name* ol Samuel Knox. 
Mr. Knox was elei led over Mr. I'.l.iii. Al lliesame time he accepted the candid, icy 
lo ,ind headed Ihe lei;isl.il i\'<' In Lei In llie legisl.iiuie he was .issigned to what 
a I I hat time was the most impoi i.uit posil ion in tlie boily — the cha irmanship of 
the committee on emancipation. I lis zeal, energy, and powers as a debater soon 
gave him the leadership of the house Lailing in his efforts to get the pro-slavery 
party tc) accept the reason, ible proposition of Mr. Lincoln, to pay the loyal slave- 
owners tor their properl)', he took ihe acLanced sl.iiid for immediate emancipa- 
tion without compensalion, and presented a bill for the calling of a state convention. 
In the seii.ilori.'il light ol this Session he w.is the deteiniined sup[nuter of H. Grat/. 
Brown, and rather tli.m ^ield his position joined f(Mces with the supporters of 
John S. PheliJS and precipitated ,in ,id jouinment, which prevented an election. 
At the adjourned session, iS6j-(j|, ihe lunvenlion bill Ijecame a law. In the f.dl 
ol I S64 Mr. lohnson wa^ nominated for (diigre>s, but Mr. S.imnel Knox running 



194 THE HI \rii ixd uia- oi- missocki citifh. 

as <in i[ii k|uiulciit caiuliil.itc, lir was iK-fialnl li\' I Ion lulm I]iii;an. In the eaiiy 
part lit' lamiary, iS(j5, the slate ci JiKciitii mi as^i iiiMcil at Saint I.nuis. Tlicir lirst 
aet was the passage ot an ( jnliiiaiui- tirciiiL; llir sla\cs. Alter this tliey jiriieeeded 
ti) li\une a eonstitiitinii, wliieli was sill nuitliil to the in-cijile tc;r latilieatiiai eir 
lejecliiiii in May, iSd^. 

Tills was tile ec-lelirated ' I )ral<e Ci)nsliliiliuii.' As the slavery t|iiestinn was 
already seltled liv independent ordinaiK e, Mr juliiisiai timk his stand in o|i[)iisi- 
tiiiii tu the new eonslilnl inn, heeanse <il ils haish and intdlerant [irovisinns. lie 
eanvassed the stall' uii lh.it issue, and ran Inr llie li-^isl.iture aL;'.iiii Irnm Saint 
laaiis eiiunt\' at lari;'e, lie w.is eleiled li\ .in . i\erwhelniini;- ni.iiiiiily, liiit the 
I iinstiliili( Jii w.is ( ariii'd l)\ .i small iiia|inilv. He si-ivt'il one winter in the leL;is- 
latiiii-, .Mid ill ihe I. ill nl \^(>h aeeepted llh- appi nntiinail ul c ircuil or state's attor- 
ney fur ihe eil\' .ind eniiiiU' ol .S.iint laaiis. hHi six years he filled this position 
in a in. inner that gained hir liiin nil i\'irs,i 1 .ipprwl mI ii m, l)iiriiiy; this lime he l.iid 
the loiiiul.ilii 111 tor his sinee lirilli.int e.nei i .it the li.ir T^sd ye.irs preceding the 
expiration nl his eirenil allornesship, the liliei.d re|niliiK .in movement was in- 
ani^iirated in Missuuri, ,ind Mi. luhiisnn inlc iid intu it with his usual zeal and 
delei ni in.ilii >n. 

lie w.is ,1 delei^ale to the hrst eonvenlion eoiuened in Missouri to elect dele- 
gates til the Cincinn.itj convent n m, and was .i st.inch advucate for the nomina- 
tion nl (iieeleN'and Hrowii. I n \he iclii 1 iuii ot the joint democratic and lilier.il 
repiililicin luket ot i.'s;.' he w.is lueseiited as .i candidate ti a' lieutenant govi;riitir. 
lie W.IS elected, .Hid during the two ye. us he sei\i d liec.ime noted for his in, irked 
aljility .IS .1 p.irli.inienl.ii i.in .iiid presiding dllicer. It was during this session that 
he m.idr .i refornialoi") light uliicli atlr.itled \ride .ittenlion. An unsiisj)ecting 
legislature had i;iveii .S.iint Louis .i ch.irter in wliii h a pwwerwas granted to regu- 
late houses (if ill repute Under this gr.int w.is p.issed ihe celebr.ited social evil 
tudiiuinie, which w.is simply a copy nl the Lamer li!uro|ie.in system of licensing 
prostitiilion Its est.ililislimeiit .ind the pen i|it ihle e\il cunseipiences lluwing 
from it soiiii aroused the dele rmiiu-d .uil.u^.inisin uf the nitiral element of the 
idnimunilv, .ind .l llMvenienl w.is in.ide lo re|ie.il the uliiK cxioiis l.iw. The siili- 
jei t W.IS introduced heliae llie legisl.il ui e, ,md ils .iluog.ilion advocated by Mr. 
lohnson, the then lieuten.int guxernoi, uilli in. irked success. On the expiration 
of his term nt ofhce Mr. Johnson returnrd tn his law liusiness, and devoting his 
entile attention to it, soon re. idled the hist i.iiik in his profession." 

Thri'e or lour ye.irs .igo Mr. lohiison liecime gre.itiv aidiised in opjmsition to 
g.imliling in S.iiiil lauiis, .md llie cuirupling inleitereiice in the politics of the 
city .iiid St. lie, .111(1 secured his (deilimi to the hgisl.itiire (i8So) partly that he 
might do soinethiiig In ihetk evil i (iiis((pieii( es. To this end he introduced the 
hill, wliK h there. itlei liei.ime the cch In .iti-d " (..hiis(jii l.iw," in, iking the keeping 
of .1 g.imliling h'liise .1 hlony. lis enhni eiiicnl h.is lieeii iiistiunieiit.il in lire. ik- 
ing lip Iheidirupt rings i onli ( dli in.; niniiKip.il politics, .md greatly (.lecreasing 
other I'vils gn jwiiig (Ml I iil the periiiii(ais \i( c 



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A^ a Icnisl.iliii Mr |(]|ins(in always has Ins cn's upcn tn tlu- wants iil llic slate, 
ami ijcifs all he can Iw sctnic llic |)assai;i- ul wli' lUs. anc law, tL-niiing to ilcvflop 

I III- 1 (sources, ol c-vi'rv kind, i il this .i;i"cal i • annn ai \\ caltli. 

lie wasiair nt the luicnmst miii i)i Sainl l.nnis in gcttiiit^ up tlic immigrant 
convcntiun hchJ licrc in Apiil. iS'-io, on whii h ociasnai he ih-livered tlie opening 
aihlrcss. \\r took strong ground in lavor ol go\(rnmiiil,d a|ipro])riations, claim- 
ing "that ihe expenditure un our river ol lie- nioiie\' and labor that constructed 
thi'sc great higli\va\'s leading from the most distant |iarts of the Roman empire 
to Us capital, or upon those huge a(piedLic is ol the same period, or up(jn the gar- 
dens and palaces of Nineveh, or cm the grand wall ot Chin.i, or the ijyramids of 
l',gypt, or the expenditure of a tithe as nun h as that wasted on the nuidern forti- 
ticitions of I'auope, \\<iiihi |i\\<l our sirciiu with magiiilicent ports, dot it with 
coslU' arseii.ds of trade, conliol it with txlended hwec'S, and channel it to bear 

II pi .11 ils liosi mi the outgoing and iiu i >miiig i . Miiinei c e ot the world." 

Mr, Johnson has a wile and live c liildreii, and a domestic turn ot mind, anil is 
never happier .iiiywhcic than in the attiai lue circle ol his own h(nne. 



Ml'IA'lN L. CAitW. 

S.l/A'J- /Ol /.v. 

A T .Hi idpoi t, in the stale of X'erniont, on the shore of Lake Champlain, on 
X V the classic ground near ports Crown Point and Ticonderoga, the birth 
ol Melvin 1,, (iray occnrreil, in lln; year iSi-,, li< is tile sini of Danicd and Amy 
lunula (ISoswoitli) (irav, liis l.illni was a giadu.ite of Middlebury College, and 
w.is present .iiid took |),u t in the battle ol I'laltsbnrgh, in the war of i8i2. 
The paternal ancestors of lair subject were originally Scotch. Several of the 
oiigmal |irogenitois of the (ira\' lamilv were olliceis and soldiers in the revolii- 
lionaix war. Captain Isa.u (ii.iN' commanded a company from Pelham, Massa- 
i hnsetts. at the battle ol IJiiiiker I lill. 

In his \oiiili .Melvin worked on the farm, ami attended ptdilic schools. lie 
m.isiereil the studies rcipi ins I in tin' Il i s| ye,ii s c s i| lege ciuiise in about live months, 
,iiid enti rcil M ii Idlebii i \' Col U-ge in Se|Ueiii In i , i .S ;(), one S'car in acUance lie was 
gi.iduateil in the s.ime c lass w it h lie- poc t |ohii ( i Saxe and William A 1 Icjward, ot 
Michigan ( I ,S^i)|. The late I Ion, C 1! 1 ,a\\n in c-, ol llie Illinois supreme court, was 
111 the same ( olU ge, but eiilercd a i lass aboiil two \eais later th.ui Mr. ( rra\'. ( )ii 
receiving his diploma In- went to Alabam.i, and taught school two and one-h.ilt 
years. lie c ,imc to Saint I ,oiiis in i S |-' ; si in bed l.iw .ind was admitted to the bar 
in i">4,;. lie then lormed a parlncislii|j Willi lion, t" li Lawrence, which con- 
tinued abcait two veals, lie then lormed a paitneiship wilh I'l'ankbn I'islier, 
will I died 111 I liolera in i S |i|. 

Since that time he has been in practice li\' himsell, doing ,in extensive busi- 
ness, lie li.is been eiigagid in a gre.it iii.inv liade-maik cases, and has been 



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quite c.\t>iisi\'('ly finpl(i\'c(l in su .unliual cases wlirn that kind (jl litij^atiim was 
Ci jiili iicil 1. 1 (111- stale c< aj I I s, ami lalrr lias, lo s. mic rxtL-nt, done adniiicdty Ijnsiiiess. 
Mr. (iia)' IS leinai k.iliK well inlninied ill all liianiliis nf the law. Ills judL;- 
nieiil is ul a IiIkIi iiider, and Ins i(|Hitathai liu iiiteL;iit) and manly, npiight ileal- 
iiii; IS unsni passed. 

BI-.NjAMlN W. Wlll^l'.l.l'R. 

n;u Y. 

B!';NJAMIN WALKl'lk \VI1I:|';I.1:K, jud-c .,1 the pi-nhate comt ..f Lincoln 
cuiinly, was Imrn mi a larin Iwn iiiili s liuiii where he now lives. May 12, 
1S47; the son of ( )tis and Jane (W'allaci.) W'lu-eler. Ills lather was a graduate 
ol West Point, born in llaiicuck, Xei\- 1 lanipsliire ; was a captain in the L'nited 
States anil)'; served in ihe Ulai k I law k uar and I'lorida war; resin'iied ahout 
1845, and died on his iaiin in 1.S71 The wile nf Captain Wheeler is a native of 
I'Irie, PeiiiiS) Ivtinia, and a daiiglitei of a prominent jihysiciaii. She is still living, 
lienjamin spent twn years in \\'\ man's City I niveisity, Saint I.unis, being on 
the farm, with the exception ni iliis |n riod, until of age. lie read law with 
Archilxdd \'. Mcivee, of Troy; wa-. admitted tn tin; bar in 1.S69, being licensed 
by judge I'Mwards, of the lirciiit lonil.aiid has siiuc been in practice, almost 
eiilireU civil, at Troy. lie was eln ii d pioseculiiig attorney of the comity in 

i.St-j, and held the ollice two years To his present coiint\' olfice he was clectei.1 

• ., ..." • 

in 187.S, ,ind rei'let ted in iSSj; hence he is sir\'iiig his second term. lie is very 

jirompi and diligent in attending to piobale matters, and is ptjpular in the 

i.ouiit\' where he has always li\id. lie is one ol the best known men in the 

county, .ind has lived an irreproachable lite. He is a deacon of the Presbyterian 

Church, and an earnest Snnda\ si liool worker. His standing among the legal 

fraternit\' has alwa\s been liighl)' lesp.i table. 

Mr. Wheeler is a demoeiat in politics, and he was the lirst master cif the local 

lodge ol the Ancient Older ol I'liih d Woi Linen, with which he is still colinei ted. 

He was marric-d in No\'eiiibei , iN;;, to Mrs. lulii,i (Adams) Cox, of New Hope, 

i.incohl c(iillil\', and thr\ have a daiighlei A\\y\ a son. 



MO/:/- K/ ) 

RANKMN PU'RCl'l Wll.bA,..! the firm ol llollis and Wiley, was born in 
I,c- Roy, McLean cuiinly, Illinois, I'"ebrnaiy ,5, 1S53. His fathc-r, James 
Wiley, a fainier, \\,is troin Ireland, and for filtec.-n or twenty years ^vas a snper\i- 
Bor of McLean county, clyiiig in i.SOo; and his mother was Permelia Waters, a 
native of X'irginia, still living at l.e Roy. I'lank was educated at Hillsilale Col- 
lege', Michigan, and is a gradiiati- of the c kis^ of i.Syj;, his room-mate |)ait ot the 



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Mr. Wcjinl lidld^ the ollicc ol piclate in I^xcalihar Commandcry of Knights 
'l\-m|>lar iilatioiuil at Ilaiiniljal; i> a mrinlK i' .it the Cliristiaii Church; hn' three 
Vi'ar-^ sii]iri intinilciit 1)1 ihr Sum la\M h(i' ;1 at N<\\ I ,i iiuU in, and a )'c lung luau of 
solid moral ch.iraLter, lie was inaiiinl i)iscml)rr ij, 1.S76, to Miss Maiy F, 
()uslL'y, (laughter of A. I! ()\\sliy ot t'anlon, and a relative of ex-(iovernoi- 
()\vsley, of l\cntmk\'. 'I'hcy ha\i' one son living, and iiave buried one daiij:^liter 
Mrs. Wood was edueated at Canton Uni\ rrsit)', and is a woman of line mental 
and Social relinenient, 

Mr. Wood is a man of an indrpeiident nature, and althoni^h his father is very 
wealthy, and since ludping him llHoui;h collei;!' and to the liar, has ollered to do 
much moil- for the son, \et he has ne\'er ai cepletl a dollar which lie has not 
returncil with interest. lie has a co/y home, well fnrnishetl, and a nnod miscel- 
laneous as well as law librarw and is !ollouin;4' the scriptural injunction to "owe 
no man an\thing." 



Wll.l.l.X.M I'. Hl'lACH. 

MACO.V. 

WILLI.XM l'Ih:RS()N HIiACII was l.<,rn in Newark, New Jersey, April 19, 
1840, heini^ a son of William I', and Ann liliza (Coiiplin) lieacli. His 
^reat-grandfatlu'r, lilias lieach, was a revolutionar\' soldier, as also his matern.d 
great-grandfather, Henry A\']nlirld. The '■uhiict of this sketch was left fatherii-'ss 
in. infancy, and his widowed moth; r strugi;leil faithfully to maintain anil educate 
her three childien; hut she died about tt-n ve.irs after her husband, and the chil- 
di'eii wcri', lor»,v lew years, de[)endent upon tin- Li lubuss ot their maternal relatives. 
At fi'Urteen, William Heach was thiown n|ion his own resources. He taught a 
summer school (1854), wdicii, ha\iu^ detci nuneil to make his tnture home in the 
West, he journeyed, luoslb on I.mjI, t.i l.iliani>ii, ()liiii, carrying a le^v s, liable- 
books in a valise, with \\'lui h he snsl.iiiK.d liis cm.iciated purse. In the wintei' of 
1X57 he lound himselt te.u lung 111 lloune waint\', Missouri, wheT"e lie pursued the 
s.ime vocation lor se\en or eight \e.iis, in llie me.iiitime attending the Missouri 
l'ui\eisit\, .11 Columbia, can: \e.u |)uiimi; the Litter p.irt <d this peiiod hi' had 
been de\oliuL; his leisure lo the ,tud\ .a l.u\ , .iiid in the autumn of iS(<(i was 
.idmitted lo the b.ir at (."oliimbia. I b- immediately removed to Macon, whc'ie he 
li.is since resided in the |iiai tice ol his prole>sion. 

Ml". Heach is known ,is an honest ,ind iipiii^ht man, diligent in his business, a 
wise counscdor, and above the average ,is .in ad\o(\ite. He is a fori able writer, 
iiielining to politic. d topics - second, in this ies|)ect, to no m,in in Macon countv. 
He IS ,1 republic. Ill ot the independent and consii \'ati\e typi', and a foe to time- 
servers and |ioliiy men in any p.iil)'. 

Mr. Heai h has held some muiiii ipal otlices in his adopted town, and is an 
inllneuli.d pidilic.d le.ider; but is ton indi pendent and liber, il to be accept, ible to 
the " m.ichine bosses," and the e.streine partis. 111 element ol his |)art_\'. He is a 



THE li/\CII A.\D HAJ< OF MISSOl'KI CITIES. 1 99 

nicmbcr ul tlic Coiigix-iralional Church, an active temperance worker, and a man 
whose impulses are all for the tause of humanity. He was marrieil, in Novem- 
ber, 1.S71, l(j Miss Nellie Haniaid, ul S.iiiil l.nms. She is a lady of cnjture, and 
has bten an eiru lent w^iki-r in nian\ ,1 •■uud cause. 



JOHN W. jOHX.S'I'ON. 

AVA'A'V ;■////:,'. 

JOHN W. JOHNSTON, city altoinry ..f Kirksville, dates his birth in Pike 
.' cnimt), ()lii(i, Janu.iry 2(^, 1S54, his [larcnts beini; Henry and Louisa (Slaugh- 
ter) Joluiston. His lather, a iarnier, was .1 iKili\e (.if iieaver count)', Pennsyl- 
\.mia, a)id a swii .it a I'ldteslanl Irish 1 niigianl Heuiy folinston was a soldier 
in one ot the ()hiij legiinents in the ci\il war. Luuisa Slaughter was a native of 
Ohio. Some (if her le la lives w ei e in bulli w ais w ith ICngland. At the chjse of the 
rebellion Henry Idhnstoii left ( )hio and settled in Clay township, Adaii' county, 
seventeen mile.s Ikjui Kirksvilhv Thes are n.>\v living in Schuyler county. 

In addition to the men 1. 1 1 diill ot a i oniiti v st Ikk d our subject had the advan- 
tages ol the state normal school at Kirl.s\ille for a fevv months. He had t(j de- 
|MMid upon lumselt to secure the lands lor his ediualion, legal as Well as literal)', 
ami taught, (jIt and on, lor si.\ (pr sexeii \ cars, reading l.iw at the same time, and 
linally liuishing in the (dlice of IKiii\ I". Millan. 

Mr. Johnston was licensed to [iracli(c l)\ Judge Andrew lillion, of the Iwenly- 
seveiUh judicial circuit, in ( )clober, iS,Si,aiid immediatelv ol)eiied an olHce in 
Kirksville, doing uuusnall) well the lust year, .mil is graduallv increasing his 
[practice. Hetore the vwA of his first \( ar at the bar he was elected city atti_.riie)', 
and is now f,iithfiilly [>rrforming the diiiies of that olFice. His jiolitics arc republi- 
c*an. Ml . Johnston took considerable p.diis in [n ep.ii ing himself lor the practice of 
l.iw. He evideiitl)' likes the profession, is somewhat ambitious, anil \\'\\\ be likely 
to grow . He does his W(./rk with care, is cminentiv trust Worth)', and has made 
an encouraging start in [.jrolessional lile. 

Mr. lohnston was manicd (Jclobei .'5, i.S;5, t(i Miss Laura A. Bell, of Adair 
couulN' .md tlic\' have three ihildreu. 



ORVILLl-. 1). JONK.S. 

i.niNA. 

OKX'ILLh; DAX'IS JONLS, S(jn ol William .M. and Martha (Kobbins) Jones, 
is ,1 n.itive of Mi.imi Count)', Indiana, his birth being dated April 2y), 1840. 
Idhs branch of the |ones f.imil)' originally settled in .South Carolina, and the 
gre.U-grandfather of ()i\'ille w.is a re\dluti(jnary soldier. William M. Jones was 
born in Kentiuky, and went thence to Indian. i. In 1S52 he took his family to 
['"ulton county. Illinois, where he had a l.irm near Cuba. Orville linished his 



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/•///•; nrxciJ .i\'/> at a- (>/■■ u/ssocu/ c/'/v/cs-. 



I'lliii ation at llcddini;- C'i)llri;L', A 1 miihc1( >n, lakiiii^ llic s( icntilic course, and tX'Cciv- 
iiii; his diiilniiia in June, 1S70. Ilr lani;lil sc IkiuI two years bt-tdrc liiiishiiit; liis 
studies and uue year attriward; sindird law at tiie Icuva Slate Uinversily, Iowa 
City; was admitted In the liar at I'^dinain Ma\. 1 S7 j, and this has l)eeii his lionie 
since that (Lite. 

Mis piaitice is };;eneral, as is usually the ease in the country, hut he has no 
|>ailialitv loi the criminal eouits lie makes the \,i\v his sole lousiness, pays lit- 
tle attention to polities, \'otini; llie i4reealiaek ticket, hut asking' for no ollice,* 
and he is one ot the most dilii;int men in the study as well as the practice of his 
()rolession in Knox county. That is the class of nu-n who ai'e sure to ^iciw and 
to rise in theii' profession. Mr. Jones l>ei;an at the bottom, ;ind has andiition 
enoii<.;h and talent enough to rise liom year to yeai'. This he does. 

lie is ,1 nieinlier o( tin- ^lethlMll^t Chuirli North, and .1 mail of solid charac- 
ter, lie has usually been quite aeiiee iji Sunday school work 

The \\ ife of Mr. [ones was Mai \ ITi/alielh (i raves, daunhler of Rev. William 1'. 
(iiaves, a .Methodist minister, foinnil)' ol ( iiiiesco, 1 llinois, now of Hloomington, 
same slate' They were married March nj. iiS74, and have two duugliters. 



D 



, DAVID A. 15 ALL. 

AVID A. BALL is a native of Limidn county, this state, and was born 
June iS, 1.S5 I, his p.uents bi iu'^ |oh n Iv and ITi/abeth 11. (1 )yer) Hall. H(]tli 
of them weie born in \'iri;inia, also the t;r.uidparents (jf our subject. His mater- 
n.d Liiaiulfalher was in the second war with the mother country, and his father 
w,is in the Mexican war under (irin r.d Sti 1 linn I'rice, anti in the fedeial service 
dining the entire civil war, being a captain in the p>lh Missouri infantry. John 
\l. Hall is a f, inner, and he and Ins wife .iie luiiig in jMoutgomery county, this 
state. 

The sidjject of this sketch farmed with his father until nineteen years of age, 
attending school duiing the winli is under iiuite unlavorabh; cii cumstaiices, 
never going less than three miles, ,iiid at one ])criod walking live miles to attend 
the saiiKv At seventeen lie taiighl a public school for six months. At nineteen 
he left the farm, atlendeil school ,it 1 .ouisi.iua Vwo terms, and coinplcled his edu- 
cation liy dint of hard stud)' in piixate. lie is ,1 well informed man, and still 
loves his books. 

Mr. ISall read hiw with I'^agg ami 1 )yi r, of Louisiana; was admiued lo ihe 
bar in Ma\', i^>7j, and siiu c that d.ile has been in ihe practice of his ijrotessi<in 
in Like county, his home being .it Lonisi.ina. He was elected city tittoriiey in 
1X74, and served one term; was elected |)roseciiting attorney in 1S7S, and 

*lle w. IS the Krecnli.ak caniliijalc loi si 1 rct.iry nl sl.ilc in 1S7S, put ii|) wiilioul his kiiowlcil^e 
for llic s.ikc- lit oiiii|ilitilii; thi in Let, wilh'Mil c-vcii llir iiossiliility nl lieiii^; ulei IlhI. 



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rci'lcctiil ill 1 SSo, scivinn in .ill Imir yl■aI^, .iml iiiakiiiL; ii i^udiI record as an aclivc 
ami cllii iiiil |ii"(isi-t iih Ji lie niakis a l;""! s|Krili tu a jiM)'. Ill all bubincsb 
li a ir.ai Th MIS lir is imlril Im | m iii I iia I i I \ aihi In nic-.l \'. 

Ml, Ikill IS .111 r.iinrsl |iuliliriaii ul ili. ( Iciin k i ,i( ii silhMil, .mil imw rcpicscnls 
llic scvciitli I I i]iL;ressi(in.il dislint in llu sl.itr ciiitr.il cuinmiltcL' ul his [Kiily. 
lie is well kihiwn aiiUJiii; ills polilical cunlirics uI tlic st.ite, .is .1 thoriingli worker 
ami .1 111. Ml 111 no iiu onsidei .iMe inlliien' c, lie is tarefiil iiol lu give so much 
lime lo iMjlities .is lo iiileifere willl his ]ii olessional dulies. 

Mr, li.ill is .1 third det;ree M.isoii, .md .1 niemher of the Ancient Order of 
United Workmen .iiid Knights of Iloiua, .iiid ol the Methodist Church Suntli. 
He \i,'.is in.iiried, M.iy i ;, i'"^75, to Mis-, Jessie Minor, d.mgliter of Saimie! (). 
Minor, .ind niece ol Hon. Nicholas 1'. Minor, judge of the ]iroliate court of I'ike 
coiinly. We lielieve they luive no chihhen. Mr ii.dl is a nephew of Colonel 
DavitI 1'. H)er, whose sketch appears in this work. 



THUMA.S W. CUNNINGHAM. 

.v iix r ciiAia i:S. 

^pilO.M.XS W. CUNNI.\(;il.\.M, tin ol.lesi living lawyer in Missouri, was 
1 lie. in ill I'aliiiliiiigli, Scoll.iiid, |.iniiar\ i _•, i.Soo. Ilis l.ilher, William Cun- 
ningh.im, .i lonsin ol Alhin Ciiniiingh.im. the Scotch poi'l. was a niannf.icliirer 
of gre.il we.iltli, whom llie l'"ieiuli cnih.iigo upon Hiitish commerce reducr-d tii 
poverl\', 'I'lie siilijei t ol lliis sketch imniigi.ited lo Virginia wdieil eight years of 
age, .ind leciivcd .in e.xii lleiit ediic.ilion, .\lter serving three )'ears in the n.avy 
as a niidsliipiiuin, he t.iiight school as a Intoi in sever.il families until he reniovetl 
to Missouri in i.Sji;, Hi read l.iw with Hon Riiliis liaston, the first nicmher of 
congress Iroin the territory c.il .Missouri, and was admitted to practice by the 
supreme i. oiirt in i ■'^^o. 

I'or sever.il ye. lis he filletl the ardnous anil responsible position of Uniteil 
St.ites surveyor in northern Missouri. in conjiinciii m with Major Stcen, of the 
I'niled Sl.ilis .iini\', he in.ide ihr snrM\ ol the loiiimons of S.iint Charles, ulti- 
ni.ilely siisl. lined li\' the supreme loiiM ol the I'liited .Slates in (.Chouteau vs. 
lu.kert, wlieicbv the i ilv of S.iinl Cli.irh s w.is coiilirmetl in its title to fourteen 
thousand .icres ol wiluable kind. 

Mr. Cuiiniiigh.ini h.is never songhl ol'lice, but for twelve years he was county 
Ire. (surer of S.iint Charles county. He .iccepled tlie oflice of mayor of .Sainl 
Charles in K^S-), in order lo aid in the i xteiision ol the North Missouri railroad. 
As e. Ill)' .IS i,'s5:: he pari icip.ih d in the .Mississippi X'.illc)' r.iilro.id convculion at 
S.iinl l.ouis, and is shown by the iiewsp.iper reports to li.ive made one of the 
ablest speei lies delivered on tli.il occ.ision. At the b.ir he dis[il.i3ed research and 
abilil)', both in tin- civil .ind ciimin.d |ii.ielii e. 

Although he retired lioui pi.ictice lourteeii years ago, he .ilways re. ids with 

lb 



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THE lihXCll AM) i:.IU (>/■ M/SSOl'A-f C/J/IiS. 



zest the i'c|>uits 111 iiilcrcsliiiL; c.ises, ami irlaiiis tn a runuii kalilc ilcgix-c liis pliys- 
ical am! mUlli-Llnal vinnr. lit- lias hccn l.n niaiiy years a eimsisteiit nieiiilicr cif 
the Mrllhiil i-,t C'liiueli, and u'naiils willi ri|ii,iii i mily llu; laiiniili; (it llie gleal 
t liaiiL;e wIiilIi awails all liiimanil >'. 



III'NKY A. CUNNINGHAM. 

S.I/.V/' /(>l:7S. 

T T l'NK\' .\I.I,.\N Cl'NNIN'cniAM is a sun ,,( 'l"li,.mas W. Cimninghani, the 
L A. uldesl lawyer in Mi-^sc_lU^i, ami was liuiii in Saint Cliaiies, this state, ()i.ti)- 
lier 1. iS:;S. l''\iitlier pai ticailais in repaid to the laiiiih' may lie luniul in the 
sketeli til 'riinmas \V. (_'unnim;hani, ininiedially preeeiliiij; this. Ileniy was 
educatetl at the Saint Charles Cullege, (Hie ot the iildest iiislitntiiiiib (if the kind 
in the slate, and was i;iadiiated in I'^S^. lie le.ul law with his father; was ad- 
milted t(i the l)ar in 1.^51), and alter |iiaetieim^ two nr three years in his native 
city went Id liurope. lie spent live ye. us in liniope seekint; pleasure and slorint^ 
his mind with uselnl kmiw ledge. 

Mr. Cnnninnhani relurned to MisSdiiri in 1.S66, and siiiee that time has been in 
(■(inst.mt pratlice, with lii^ hdiiie in Saint l.diiis. Ilis business is largely in ihe 
ledei al ( mil Is, and since 1 '^75 he has I k en 111 practice lie lure ihe supreme Cdiii t ol 
ihe I'niled Slal(-s at \Vas|iiiiL;ldii. Tin.- Idlhiwing eslimaleof his character is 
fi (im the |ieii dl lldii. 1 ). 11. M( Adam, dl llie Saint I a mis bar: 

"In I .S7 ;, as Cdunsel Idr delendanls in ( .isi.-ri 1 hen pending in the federal Cdurts, 
he ellectiially disperse(.l a dcliaiit and pdweitiil ring ol adroit villains, wlm had 
fdi years plundered laii'l dwneis dl Miss(.iiiii b)' means of Idiged deeds. iJankers 
and ex-Cdiigi essinen, unimpea( lial ile witnesses dl the highesl standing, had been 
inveigled iiild pidviiig the .Nign.il 11 1 es U|idn llie Inst de(.'d dllered, but aller Mr. 
Cunningham had iireseiiled his leasons In believing the instrument a Idigery, 
the deed was impounded, llie cases were abanddiied b\' iilaintill's alt(jrne)s, and 
llie maK'fac Idis lied to Mexicd. 'This case allia(le(l widespread atlentidii. Mr. 
Cunningham de( lined a li.im|uel leiideied Id him ,is a pnblu lestinuinial ol ihe 
value df 111-, ^ervi(.■es in ridding llu ;>lale ol iliis despeiale .gang, who, tWd vears 
alterward, resumed their (.iperatioiis in Clii(agd and ( )nincy. 

As a lauyei' he is exact, thorcnigh and Idicible, possessei! (jf a C(Mm])lete knowl- 
edge of constitutional princiiiles and well versed in the rules of practice. He is 
an earnest aiul persuasive speaker, with the unusual natural advantages of a 
graceful presence and a haruumidiis voice, Williin the last ten years he has been 
pr(.)mineiitly ideutilied wilh the litigaticai arising dUt of the bdiids issued in the 
ntune of varinus cdunties ol Missouri. lii must df the cases payment ol the 
bonds was resisted on the grdtiiuls that ihiv had been illegally or fraudnlenll)' 
issued, and in presenting lliis delense a line opporluuity was alforded Uiislhiwing 
the indeleasible right ol municipalities to protect themselves against the illegal 



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and mKinlluiri/cil ,11'ts of llicii- (nrKcrs. Mi'. Ciinnint;lKmi developed this piiiiU 
\\\\\\ ei inviiK i lit;' ei(H|iieiiee, and 11 iidercd iiiusl siil isl.iiil iai servie't'S In several uf 
llie |iri illliiieiil eniiiuies in Missoiiii 

lie is ,1 denuMiat in |h .lit ii s, and was a 1 and idale for m nil illation as one of I lie 
jnd!_;e's ol the Saiiil I.oiiis rouit ol appeals. I Ii' is a in'oniinent Mason and a 
Kninlil Teiii pl.ir. 

Ili> tia\els in lun'ope, and liis liberal iiUereoiirsi.- willi the best society at 
home and aliioad, h.ivi' i;i\'<'ii linn a i;ood di-ai ol polish in nianiiers. lie is a 
i;<>o.l eoiueisei, a well iiiloinied man, and. is at home in the hiL;liest tirtdes of 
leniienieill." 



ClIARIJ'S !•■. I'.OOIII-'.R. 

.'../ r. I X.V.I//. 

CIIAKI.hlS Iv I'.OOlIhlK was l.orn January ,51, 1 .S.pS, at I':ast (7rovelaiid, New 
Wirk; s(.n of IIeiir\' I'loohei and Catherine ( ('pde^rove) Hoolier. lie is of 
Sui^s and ( jermaii deseeiil ; he was ediu ated in the public schools and at (leneseo 
Academy; 1 c-ad law three years with the firm ol Wood and Scotl, of (ieiieseo, 
New York; came to Missouri in April, I1S70, and was admitted to the bar in April, 
1.S71. lie has been in piailite at Savannah siine that time, dointf an extensive 
bnsiness. lie was a|)poiiileil |o the olfn i' of proseciitinj;' attorney for Andrew 
iiMiiilw by ( io\ci'nor Charles II llardin, in ()itober, i^'sys; was electt'd to the 
same ollice in iSyd, and ai;aiii in iSSj. lie is peifoiinim; the duties of that ollice 
with decided abilit\. lie was di'liicl elector on the national democratic ticket in 
i.'SMo. He is well read in Ins prolessioii, and a lliient talker. 

Mr. lioohei is a deiiioc rat, and the e.xtent ol his p<ipiilarity is shown in the 
faci that he has been twice elected to the ollice ol proseciitini;' attorney in a 
(.oiintv strongly re]inblican, iiinnint; lar ahead ol his ticket. lie was maiiied, 
t. Hillary 11, i'^77, at Rochester, Missouri, to Miss Sarah I). Shanks; they have 
two >ollS. 



\\'ILIJ.\M II. KM SSI'. 1.1,. 

ii.ix.v//;i/ . 

\ 1 /■IM.IAM III'IIMU'RN RCSSI'iLI,, lawyer, ioiirnalist and city attorney of 
V \ Ilaiuiibal, v\'as born in thi^ 1 ity. May 17, i.'-iS/. llis father, Rev. I)ani<d L. 
Russell, was a Baptist minister, u lio was born in New Il.impshire, anil many 
years a pre.uher in norlhc.istei'ii .Missouri, d\iiii; al ll.miiibal in 1S5S. His widow, 
who is still li\iiiL;, was M.itilda Richmond, a sister of the late Colonel l\i< hard 
I'cll Richmond, many )'ears a prom men t lawyer .11 Ihe Marion conniy bar. The 
Riilimonds are a lar^e KiMitiuky l.iinil)'. 

Idle subjei t ol this iiotii e was educated in the i^iadeil and hii;h sidiools of 
Hannibal, and in 1^7(1 went into the newspaper business, early devidopinj; a 



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■j-in- /!/..\'n/ .iv/> r.Ah- oi- m/ssoui;/ c/y/FS. 



likiiii;- liM lumii.ilism, wh'uli li.is ln'ruinc a vim\' iiniii>il,ml prdfcssioii. lie w.is 
(■(111..! .11 111 si uf I 111- I I ail nil J. 1 1 •■ I I' 1 all I," a wi-i Ll\' |i.i|>(r; then ul llic " Cli|i|icr- 
llcialil," a ilail)' and wrrkis', wlm li lir inaiiaL;i-(l lui mere IJi.m lliicc years. In 
M.iy, [■^■'■'a, Ills p.iprr w.is nirimd iiUu I In; "Joiiinal," by wImlIi ii.inu' it is nuw 
luililislicii liy Il.illiiik ami Russell It is the mil)' ileiiun aalie daily in northeast- 
em Missnnri 

Mr. Russell lieL^an re.idiui;" l.i\\ with W C. I'ure-m.m, of Ilannihal, in 1H77; 
w.is adniilled to tile li.u' on the lii si .Mond,i\ ill -M.i\ , 1 .S.Sj, h.ivin<4 been noiriin.iteil 
ti.\'o iKiys helore for the oll'iee ol i it\' attoi iie\', .mil the <l,iy .liter he reeeived his 
lieeiise to pi.ietici; he w.is elected lo tli.il ol'lu e li)' a majority uii[)reeedented in 
the historv of the lity, lunuiiii; at le.isl si\ hundied votes alie.id of the usual 
di-iiioc r.itie majeiiity. lie was reelected 111 1 ■'s.S ; by .1 majority mm h lieyond his 
part)''s slienL;th, and is still peilormini; iu .111 acce[)talile ni, inner the iliities ut 
lh.it olHi e. 



svi)\i':\' K. sMirii. 

.s uxj' / or/s. 

S\'l)Ni;\' KI[R1\ SMITH W.IS horn iu Scott county, Kentiick)', I'ehrn.iry 17, 
1.S50 Ills l.illier, 1). Ilow.uil Smith, is a |iiomiuent l.iwyer and politician 
of thai st.ile; W.IS I wo teams in I lie si.ile ■ en.ite, t wi'l ve \c.irs .uiditor of the state, 
and is the iireseiil presideul ol ihi' si.iie lio.inl ol railroad comiii issiciiuas 
Nelson Smith, the f, It her o! 1 ), I low ,1 id, .1 ii.il ive ol r>onisa count)', V'irv^ini a, went 
with his l.illii I, Willi. im Sinilli, lo Ki iitm k), in i7.S;,.ind settled .it liryaut's Sta- 
tion, iie.ir la-\ini;lon, d he mollier ol Nidsou Siuilh was S.ir.lh Kerr, the d,iui;h- 
ler of 1 ).i\ id Ki-ri, who was on (ieiiei.il W'.islii niton's si. ill, .ind ,it the siirix-iider 
of C"<ii iiw .illis, al lei w'.ird settliiis; iu Scoit count)', Keiiliick\'. The f.iinily have 
iu their possession a horse pl^lol whhli this re\ nlution.irv hero took Irom ,1 
diiitish ollicer at \'orklown. 

'Idle mother ol .SyLluey was [(■sephiue i.emou, a d.m^htorof Captain lo.epli 
I l.i'uion, also ol Scott coiiulv, Keiitii(k\, .1 soldier in the si'Coiid war with I'aii;- 
l.iiid, and .il the timeol his iK.illi, one ol thi' \vealthiesL and most inlliieiuial 
uu'U iu I he county. 

S\diie\' received Ills early edm aliou lioui Iv li. .Savre, of Frankfort, Kentucky, 
at lh.it lime one of the most noted edm .itois in ill. it st.ite, and later al Washiiiij;- 
loii and l.ee University, where he distinguished himself in the department of his- 
tory .ind liter. itiire, and acipiitted himsidf with credit in the Other lu.imlies. 
Alter le.uint; (ollene he w.is appointed ie\'eiiiie .ii^ent fur Kentucky, and in lluit 
(■a|iacity assisted in rediicini;' the then l.ir^e state delil by siij^L;estinj; a revision 
of the ie\eiille hlW'S, .lud blliiuim; the siolahns of the hiw to justice. lie aflei 
w.ird re, id l.iw with W, 1\. idiompson, ime ol the fust law\crs of KeutiK k)', .md 
a son-in-law of Rev. Alexamh r C.impbell, ol X'ir^iiiia, .ind w.is ailmitled to 
practice by the siipreiia- court ol Keiilm k)' In tin- spiini;- of 1.S75. 



rni-: lui.YC/r akd i; tu oi' missol'ri cities. 205 

In 1.^75 lie lnHMim- :i partm-i" nf hi-, [n rcrptni- ,il I.uuisvillc, and ihcy were in 
|ir.i( liio ti ii;cl lirr when Mr. 'I'huinpsi >n iluil, in tin- anmniii (i( i.S7(j. Mr. Smith 
linn I cini >\'(i 1 In S.iinl l.unis, whric he lias Ijciii (piilr sniccsslnl, >iilil ai'iunin- 
laUii a liandsiiinc iH'(i|HiLy. 

In I'Vliinar}', 1.S7S, lir was married tn Miss Anna .Sl.ci)iien.s, danglitcr of Hon. 
Janu-s I,. Stephens, 1.1 I'MUpne (unnty, .Miss>)uri, huinder of Slepiieii Collei;e, a 
Uaplist insiiiutiiiii at Cnlnniliia, ,ind iaii stati' senatoi' ficim tliat distiiet. They 
lia\e had H\ u ehddren, M\A Ijnried mie 1 ■! them. Mr. Smith is a liaptisl in leh- 
ni'in, and a jeliersunian deillin lat in pnhtus 

Ills business is emitiiied e,\ehisively t.' iivil practice. lie is I'eyarded as well 
read in his pii itessii m, and is painstaking; in .ill his wnik. lie has .1 widl ti.uiieil 
miiiil; is .111 e.isy ,ind lliient t.ilker, .ind .1 L;iii'd advocate; is ihini niLjhl)' upright 
.iiid hi 111! ir.iliK' ill ail his traiis.K lions ; isj^racelid and conrteons in his manners, 
ailil li.is .dl the traits i-ii .1 p. dished v;eiit lein.iii. 

Mr. .Smith w.is mie nl the (me hniidied nntaries a|ipiiinted by (lOVernor Crit- 
tenden under the new l.iw api)lic.il)le ti^ S.iiiit Lunis. lie li.is been twice urged 
to become a caiiditiate tor the legisl.itiire, mice in Kentmky .mil once in Mis- 
snuri, e.ich time declining, preleiring hi, [jiolessiun to pnlitical iiieterment. lie 
w.is meiilioned by his Irienils fiii" iiisui,,ni:e cnnimissii mei' iil th.it state:, and li.id 
the vei)' stiimgest indinsement ,is tu ipi.dilii .iticnis liir the nUice. 

Mr. .Smilli h.is cmitiibnted to \aihius peiindicds nn a v.iriety of subjects — 
l.iw, I iisiir.iiK c, reh^inii .uid piilitics — .nid h.is in lonrse nf pri'paratidii a wnrk 
entitled, " Idieury and Principles of L.iw." 



I'RAN'K 1:. kiciii>:v. 

S.\ I \ ! / 01 v.v. 



I'J'K/WK l''\'A\'S KU'Ill'^N' is .1 native ul L.i S.dle ci.unty, llbiinis, being bor 
July 2, 1S50. His l.ilher, I i.ivid kiclie\, w.is burn in (Jiiin, and his m.alie 



J r n 
er, 

whose maiden name w.is Maig.iret Idi/.ibcth I'lv.ins, was burn in llliiuiis. I)a\'id 
K n lie\' is .1 lhiilt\' I. inner, .iiid .It nin p. 1 i.id w.is .1 member ui the Illinois legis- 
hitiire. The m.iliin.d i;i .iiid I .it her nl I i.iiik w.is in his d.i)' one ^\\ the le.iding 
men in his p.irt ul the si.ile ul lliiiiuis, .uid .1 prumineiil st.ite sen. urn-. 

The subject ol this skt'tch w.is edui .iled .it the N'orm.d laiiversity, Norm.d, 
Illinuis, taking the full i .>ni se, .ind lini slung his studies in 1.S72. He taught schuul 
two yc'ars in the city ul Milw.inkee, W'isi . msin, where he ;ilsu commenced reading 
l.iw. He linished his Ic'gal studies in .^.liiU Louis, and was here admitted lu the 
b.ir in J.innarv, 1.S75. Ills |ir.ictii.e is t;i ner.il ,ind entirely civil. 

As .1 l.iwyer, Mr. Kii hey t.ikes r.ink with tliuse w ho are be( uming (list ingnished 
by their le. lining and t. dents. Wilhunt the faults and foibles which h.i\'e wrecked 
the bright hopes of yuiing men ol t.ileiit, possessed uf a luitiire at uiue upen, 
caiulid and Irank, yel strung, linn and deiisive, he is singid.irly well lilted foi the 



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labor's ol liis |ii(ilcssi(in. luiduwcd by iKiliirc with :i slioni;, analytical mind, he 
lias sn|i|ilcniciilcd lliis liy".iiili .1 (unslaiii and iiili liit;(iil aii|>lical 1011 to sUidy 
llial lir is now MTiiv^ni/rd as cmr nl llic Iraiiicd imii nl \\\^■ S.nnl I-onis liar. lie 
is a clear, liii;i( al, Innidid s|ic.d<< r, a ( lla^ll■ and i-ici^anl writer, and is pnssessed 
(il su(di eleaiiie'ss ci( iieree]iliiiii, tenaeil\' dl" |inrpnse, ami vii;(ir of action, as 
render him a niosl Icirmidalile <ip|i(iiicnl Mr. Rii hey is an enertjetic, conscien- 
tious la\V)'er, a warm lieai teil Irieml, and L^eiierous, chivalrous Ide, 

.Mr, kiclu'V is a member of tlic I.ei^iun .>t llunoi ,\\m\ of the Royal Arcanum. 
He was married Dc-ccaiiber J5, iSji), In Miss I'annie L. I.i|ipman, <lani;hlcr of 
•Mollis j. Lippman, ol Saint I.ouis, ami they ha\e one daughter. 



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WILLIAM CHRISTIAN. 

Ni:W I.OXDOX. 

. 711.1. lAM CHRISTIAN, for several years one of the leading lawyers in 
Kails ( ounty, and now cashier of the Ralls County I'.ank, was boin in the 
.idjoiniiiL; iDiinty ul I'ike, June 21), o^jy. llis father, l)iijry Cliiistian, was born 
in Amherst (duuty, V'irgiiii.i, ami t.une tn Missouri in iSjj, lie mariied Nani;y 
TiHitl, a nali\'i- ol Kentnck)', and they IkhI li\e children, William beiiit; the sec- 
ond (liild. lie U'as educated al the \\'atsiiii Semin.u\-, Ashley, I'ike county, Lik- 
ing the lull (nurse, .lud being graduated in i.S(i5. lie taught classc-s in_lh<- 
s( nil nary while a stiidi iit, and fimn 1 .So 5 ti> 1 .Sy 1 de\i)ted llis whole time to leac h- 
iiig, beiiii; president, the hist live years, dl the Tro)' Christian Institute. lie was 
a sill ( esslid ediu atnr, and is 110 iluiibt one ul the best sc Imlars in this county. 

.Mr. Christian read law at New London, with tin- late Oliver II. P. lA'dfijrd, 
and was admitted to the bar in 1.S7,;, prai ticing here for ten years, ami making 
.\\\ i-.xceptionally fine record at the b.iiol this iounl\'. I'or learning in the law, 
for s.ilety in ((inducting a case, and lor exleiit ol pi.iclice, he had no suiierim' in 
tli(« county. Nor did an\- l.iwyer al this b.ir, prob.ibly, have an etpial .iniount of 
money pass throngh his h.iudsin th.it pei lod, for e\'er\' dollar of \\hi(ll he ren- 
del ed ,111 CN.U ( ,l( couill 

lie \\ ,is public administ ralor ol I he eon nt v l\\ o lerms; counlv s( hool com mis- 
sion. 1 two terms, and prosecuting al loi lU) two lei ins, tilling every (.iflicc with the 
utmost laitlil Illness and ellicieiK \'. lie does not e\C(d as an advocate, but is ,111 
e.\C( llent ( oiiiis(dor, and nndeilakes no legd work llial la.' d(;es not do wtdl. 

Ills poliii(.il alhliations have aluavs been with the democratic jiarly. He is 
,1 member of the Am ienl ( )r(ler of I billed \V,a kinen, and of tlie Christian or 1 )is- 
ciple (, liii r( h. The sincei ily ol his fai Ih. .iiid ihe piirilyofhis life are un(|ues- 
tioneil by ail) bod)- who knows him. He is an elder in the cliiiK h, and an elbicient 
Sunday sclii 11 >l worker. He is a uii mIcsI, niiassn m ing, imlislied gentleman, piiblic- 
spii iled, and loreiuost in lorwaiding edin .iiional, benewilent ami public cnler- 
luiscs ;;cner,ill\'. 



Till'. HENCll AXn l-'Ak 01- M/.SSOUK/ CITIES. 



207 



April 1, 1 SS ;, Mr. CliiisLi.m Ini.inu- the L\l^lli(.■r of tlic Ralls County 15aiik, ol 
wliu.li he is a lari;(j stoikliohhr, ami siiiii- that ilatr ho has paid srarirly any 
atlciiliiiii to llic law. lie tiiiiad I hat liirancss ovii to Rciilun 1''. Roy, win; liail 
lifcn his pailiicr |(jr thicc yr.iis, aiul whom wi; rlsculK-rc mention. 

Mr. ChiiNlian was uiiilcd in niaiiiai;c, in ()i|ol)cr, i^i'iy, with Miss Ruth A. 
Brow n, danyhtcr ol the late Colonel llaneelori.1 IJrown, ol New laiinlun. We 
believe they have no issiu:. 



JOSIAII CKI'I'X'II. 

•/A'c r. 

AM()N(; the sueeesslnl attorneys at the I.ineoln eonnt)' liar, ue place the 
. subject ol this skeleli, w h^ ■ is a nali\i' I'l this iiajiUy, anil d.iles his birth 
l)eeend)er 2O, i.S.).(. His paienls were Ceor^e W, and I'aithena (I'ollard) 
Cree'c h, the Imnier born neai Nashville, l\-niussee, and the latter near Lyruh- 
lniri;h, Vij ginia. llis paternal i;i(at-grand lather was in tlie strn^^le for the inde- 
[)endenee of the colonies. Ills paicnis lioih died in thisconnt)'. Josiah reieived 
an academic education, inchidiui; the lanL;na.c;is parti. dly, and was on his lather's 
farm until past his majorilv. lb' it. id l,iw with ()uii;ley and Zanlils, of Troy; 
was admilleil to the baiin iSyi.and has since been in bothci\'il .mil crimin.il 
pr.ictice ,il Troy, making a comnnaidable lecoiil .is a l.i\\yt-r. He is wh.it one 
would c.dl .1 clever m.m, .1 m.in ol i;ood p. iris, soci.il, i^ood-n.itured, likid by 
everybody, .uul e\'erybody's friend At ihe bar he is a i^ood t.ilkei', and in private 
he in'ver ur^es any one lo i.;o to l,iw who Ills no c.ise. 

Mr. Creech li.is he-Id wirious cunnly .uid cil\' ollices, and li.is been true and 
f.iithfnl to every Irust. lie w. is public .idminislr.iloi' of the county four ye. irs, 
pi 1 iseciitini.; .ittoiiiey two Itnius, ,nid held, s.ane time .i.L;ai, the ollices of .ilderm.ui 
.ind m.i)cn, .ind is .i;,^,iin hoidiiiL; the loriiKr olllce. llis |)oliticsare ileniocratic. 
lie is .1 Roy.d Ai\h M.is(ni, and ,i third -ih .i^ree ( )dd-lol lo w. 

Mr. Cieeih w.is m, in led in |iiiie, o'';s. I" Miss M.irie Itrevatoi', of S.iint 
l.i'uis, .ind lliey li.ive lliice ihildien, two -ons ,ind one d.iui;hli-r. 



WIIJJAM V. WliRNSE. 

s.u.y f / oi'/s. 

II, Id AM F. \Vl';RNSi': is a brother ol II. II. Wernse, a b.inker of -Saint Louis, 
who has been eiii;.ii;ed in the b.iiikini; biisiiic-ss m.iny yc.irs. Willi. im 
first CiUUe to S.iint Louis in i.S-i5, but removed to llliiieiis the s.imc )'e.ir. lie 
.ittended the [)uljlie schools in Illinois, where Inlivcil till iSOi, when he entered 
the United .States service, servini; with h.aior until iSO,(, .ind was in 111. iii) ol the 
flatties uf the Army of the Cumbeil.ind, .ind the 'iViinessce. In 186.1 he eiig.iyed 



w 



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yy/A HE. veil Axn r..\K oi missouki cirii-.s. 



ill llir liaakiiiL; Inisiiirs.s, ,iiul cunlimuil milil iNy |, wcukini;' in varinus caiMcitics, 
(. (mmiciH ini; .li, iucs^ieii;_;cr, ami In" imlusliv, cnrrL;y and by his sn|)rri(ir business 
cap. icily, liy niailual ]>i lunolii ui ublaiiU'l tin; iMi-,iti(.ii ol cashier. In J-s/^ he 
ciileieil die law de|iartnient ol \\'ashiiii;l> ui I'liiversily, ,il Saint Louis, ami is ,i 
i;raiiuati/ ot the- class (il i S77. I Ic- was ad uiiUeil tu 1 he Saint Lnuis li.u and tu the 
liar (il the Uinlid States tduils. and piacliced law successlully until 1871^ lie is 
nuw editor 1)1 the " Aniei ic.m Law Lii^esl aii<l Lei;,il l)ii e( tmy " and th<- " Aineii- 
I an Ha ukei's Manual," 1 'U whii h he has lnstm\ eil vtars of u nieniit tiny lahiu , .lud 
dislinnnished cajiacity, and t'nj.i\s ,1 laiL'.e p.ilioiiam- tor lln/se pnlilii ations in all 
pal !s III the ((in n try. As a writer he is ( irel ul, a( en r.ite and (.liscriin inatini;, ,ind 
has ,is aides in his wml. mm h ul the best lei;,il talent of the United Stales. 
I'lrseiiially, Ml. W'ei use is e.\cepti(inali y C(jurtecins, kindly and gentleiiiaiily in 
all his business and peisunal relations. 



WILLIAM I'. KAYS. 

mi:m nils. 

WILLL\M Tl'TTLh; KAVS h.nLlioin Sussex county, New Jersey, d.ain^'■ 
his birth .it Monroe, .M.ir(.li ;i, o\;;. His t.ither, S.iiiiuel Kays, w.is a 
l.iimer in eail\" lile, and Liter an iion bainder, beim;' .1 son ol John K.ivs, who 
sei\fd ihrom^h the lonj.; w.ii ol i m lependeiici.-, .iiid w.is with (icncr.il Monti^oiii- 
ery in ( )iieliee when he li II nioil.ilL Wounded, The ni.uden n.inie ol the mother 
ot Willi. 1111 w.is I'di/.ibeth TiiLtle, ,1 n.iti\'e ol New leisey, .iiid a graiidd.iughtei of 
L'li.ih Tc-iaw, the po( t and i"e\'olut 1011,11 v p.itriiit. 

Mr. K.i\'s rc-ceived some iiieiit.d drill in the common schools tjf New Jersey, 
but is l,iri;"ely Self-ediicateil, litlini; him^( It bn .111 educ.ilor, and te.ichint;" si.\ or 
se\en ti rms. lie studied med k ine, l.d. iiM_; .1 lull i oni se, .md 1 eceivini; .i diploiiui 
at the llv.nienic Medii.il Colle'j,e, New ^^.rk city, but never pr.ictici.d. 

In the spiiui^ ol 1S5.S .\li, Ka\s went hi low.i, ,iiid was eii!5ai.;e(l ill farmini; in 
\'^an Hiireii coniity when tin.' i( bellion boike out In iSuj he w.is .ippointed by 
.M.ijoi (ienei.il Cuitiss piovost m.iish.d oi Sioii.imi count\', Missouri, .uid seized 
in lh.it (..ip.uity .iiid in the Missouri milili.i until .Xiiyiist, i.SO.|, when he .issisted 
ill raising" a cuinp.iiiy, wdiicli Ix.'caiue coinp.ni) I ot the jylh .Missouri iiitantry, 
being its first lieutenant, .ind remaining in the lield when well until the rebels sur- 
rendered, lie was I.U(.l up with sickness in the hospit.il at ( leoigetowii, 1 )isti ict ol 
Colninbia, and there commenced the stud)' ot kiw, linishing in .Scotland county. 
He was .idmitted to jir.u tice under Jud^i h". \ . Wilson, in C)ctober, icS66, and has 
siiuc li.id .111 ollice at the (oiinty se.it, ,iiid done ,1 wi 11 p.ning business. 

.Mr. K.iys is one ol the le.idiug kiwyeis in .Si ntkiiid (ounty, st.indiiig high, esjje- 
ci.illy in re.ibest.ite kiw. lie in. ikes a i;iiod jui\' .is well ,is ollice lawyer, studies 
deeply , 1 1 re p. ires his Inlets c.irel idly, .mil 1 e.isoiis w itli ciiidoi and liiice, and e.isily 
sctaires the .ittention .ind considei .il ion ol a thouiditlul jury. 



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10(.) 



Ml K.i\s v\ .IS I ( mill y Mipri I iih-ndi'iil > ■! sc In i. iK in i Sdlj iiS, anil connly .il li ii-- 
III \ 1 w . > 111 ins, I ](i m; ,111 c I Ik hill \\ ^ ii l,i i In ii I In i |>i isil ii ui 1 1 is c V iilcnUy Ills 
(■|.iiih'n ill. 1 1 ,iii\'l liiiii; u Ml ill (I'll III; ,il .ill is w.irlli lining; will. 

Ills I Mil ill. ,il .1 Hi I Ml 111 lis .111- Willi llii- rr|iiil ilii .III I'l.ii l.\'. I If is a ilracDii ul llic 
C'l ini;n\s4,iliiiii.il C Mill i ill, .i .Siiii.l.i\-si. In h il ii| ilniili In , .mil uiic ul lli.it ij.iss ul iiii.ii 
wliii .ire nii^sril wlirii iji.-v l.iki- llu-ir i U|i.ii 1 iii c lu"ili.il ninlisuuNcicil LuiinUy 
liuiu i\ liusr liuiiiiK- 111! Ii,i\i-|ir irliiiils " 

Ml K.i\s w.is in.iiriiil, I )ri. rinhcr ;, i sO ;, lu Miss ()ri,i .\. Ilcmw ul \'cinun, 
Will I'liu cii tuiinl \', luw ,1, .mil llir\ li.i\'r si \ rlii Ml in, tuiir il.iii fillers .iinl l\\ li suns 



j.\:\ii{s .\i. i,i:\\is. 

,V UX /■ / 1'/ 7.^ 

] .\MI':S Ml K.\.\n' l.l'WI.S u.is 111, 111 in I'ulk 1 uy, TrniiL'ssLT, .M.iy ,;, 1X57, 

J Ills 1 1. II (Ills liriiii; I nil 11 ( ). .\. .111,1 Sti ,111 I ( .Ml K.I in V) I .rwis, liul li n.ilivcs u( 
r.isl I L'lini'sscc. I.iinrs li.nl .111 .ic.iiliin ii n I iii .ili. n, im Imlini; llic rl.issirs; t.inu' 
lu S.iint l.uiiis .iinl i-umiin-iii nl llir sliii|\ ul l.iw in .M.nrh, 1.^77, in the uII'kt ul 
llun I 1) I Inn Irisuii, ,iiiil w.is line .nlinillril lu ilic li.ii in M,i\', i.S7,S. lie pr.ic- 
1 11 1-1 1 lirlw rni uiir .mil 1\\ u \ i-.us in I .uii is 1.111,1, I'ikr luii iil\ , .iiiii in 1 ."^yi; irUii'iiril 
lu S.iiiil l.unis, .iiiil IS ill |i.iil nn'slii |i Willi liis | irrie| ilui . ilirii linsiiiess IicIiil; 
l.iis;rl\' III ihi.' I'nilril Si.ilis i.niils. .iini c.xU'inl mil; lu K. ills. is (,"il\', lellcrsuii. 
S]ii iiiL;lirlil, lllinuis, eU'. Ml, I. rwis is ,111 i in I iisl 1 iuiis, lii^ll luiiuleil yuilili; ni.iii, 
I'si liewini; |iuliti( s .mil utlin snle issues, .iiiil linnlmn ''" '"'" energies lu lietuiiie 
.1 i;uuil l.iw\'i r II In; li\es, it rii|iiiies lint lillle ul llie gill ul prupliecy lu pii'- 
1 1 il I I lull he will siu.eeei 1 lie li.is exi ellnit sin i ess lur .1 vi-inng ni.m. 



HON, (;.\Ki<i'/r s, v.AX waconl-k, 

,V. //.\' /■ / iV 7.S 

1^*111' piilge ul ihr S.iinl l.uiiis iiiniin.il luiiil, wliuse n.inu' appe.iis .il llie 
* lii.nl 111 this sLiii li, 1 11 lungs lu .m uli I New 1 nsry l.iini l\', his p.ii enis, C"ui - 
neliiis S .iiiil J. me (.Mriielis) Will W'.igunn, lieing liuin lie. 11" I'.ileisun, lie him 
sell w.is alsu 1)11111 ilieie jnl\' 1. i.Sjj, llis l.iihei w.is ,1 piumineiU man in lli.il 
si, lie, liniig .It une peinul .1 jiiilge ul' the i uiiii ul 1 uinmun pie. is, .mil at anuthei 
.1 iiieniliei ul the' legisl.il nre. (l.ine-t is ,1 limilin ul llun, Is.i.ie Win W'.iguner, 
e.x-sii I rug.ite ul I'.issaie i uiint\', ,\'ew |eisi\ 

lie piep.iriil luieullegi- m Ins n.ilii.e sl.ile, .iiiil w.is maUini laleil at \'.ile Cul- 
lege, lull sickness eumpelleil him lu le.i\e withuiil heiiig gr.nliniteil, .inii he 
lunliniu'ii lu siilln liuin ill he.illli Im s.nne \e.iis, lie le.nl l.iw .it I'.ilersun, 
New Jnsey, i\illi llun. .\.iiun S I 'ninm',4lun, e\ (iu\eiiiiii ul lli.it sUile, ,mil 
W.IS .iilinitleil lu ihe li.ii in 1 .S | ( lie upeneil .m uHii e in 1 '.ilersun, ami w.is in 



lO 



■rilF. lU.XCIf .\XD liAK OF MISSOfKI C/VIKS. 



lu'iicticc ihorr abi-iul cii;!!! Ncai-^, luildiiii;, |i.iil i^l ili.it Imic, tin.' CilTiLC of master 
ami (■x.minua in rliaiu I'l y. 

Ill i.S^j Mr. \ ,\\\ Wanmur iiuniii^iaU 1 1 In S.iiiil Liaiis, iinci snon rcatlicd a 
m>iMl pcisiiiiiii at the liai nt this c ity, llu-ii ri-prrseiilcMl In' an iiiuisiial Muiiil)cr uf 
\ii\ pi laiiiiuiU men Anioii;^ lliem wen In iiliiii. liates, (tiiyc i, (iaml)le, lilan- 
iieihaN^el, Slueve, l.e^lie, Slie[>lev, HLuklairii, cli In i.Shd Mr, Van Wa^nner 

wars rK-( led lu the leL;is|at u i"e and NtT\'ed .me Urin; siiljM'i|uenll\' he was attorney 
and ennn^eliM lor tin; Missunii Paiilii Kailiuad (.Vnnpany two years, and still 
laler u.i^ attorney tor the Natmnal Bank ■.! tin: Slate yA Missonri.at Saint Louis, 
al lliat lime llie largest nisutnlinii ol the kind in tlie West. lie was holdini^ tlie 
mIIu e ol lunnl)' eiainsehir at the time id tin; dissi jhitii ni cjI the eity and eonnty of 
Saint I a mis. 

In the auUimn ol i.S.Sj he uas eleeled lo ihe beneh, and took his seat in 
l)(iemiier lulluuiiig "Mr W^n Wagnnei ," savs .\\\ uld assneiate of his, in emi- 
nil tidii wil h iheMi^sciiiri I'acilic raili oail. " is ,i m nind kuvyer and a good man, 
and has Idled all ollii es wliieh he has held, \s iili ihe highest credit to himself, .iiul 
Willi satislai. tion tn the pniijic. Thus lai he h.is maih' an exeellent record as a 
indge 

jndge \'an Wag.aiei is a deiiiiKral, ul whig antec eileiUs; a meniljer of the 
l-aiipire C'uiiind ol ihe l.ignin ul llnma, ami .a the 1 )e Suln C<Hincil nf the 
.\ineriean Legiun ol llumn 1 li,- is likewise a memlier ot the Presbyterian 
tdiiireh. 

The indge was mairied, jnl\ ;, i.S^d, i,. Mi., .X.lalme 11. (Cohen) 'Ihompsi'n.a 
nalKe.il \ngiiiia and des( eiidanl i il ^\\\ wid lainih in ihal state. ller gland 
lalliei was in llie liisl war '.\ilh the imiihei (ininiis, under I, a I'ayette; lii'r father 
was in the see. iiid, and some of her In . ilhei s ,ind In-i . ni l\- sun were in the L'i\ il war, 
.111 the leilei al side. 



(.ii)i':()N I). liAN rz. 

.V. ;/.\'/' I OL IS 

r^ l|)|.()N' 1) HAN'T/, is ,1 naliw .il S.iiiil l..inis, ,ind w,is b.irn Sepundji-i 1 1;, 
' i.^i, lie is ihe sun ..| .\lgiin..n ami Isaliell.i (I'.nlei) llanl/, bnlh iialues 
.il .M.ii \ l.iml, iiKiving t.i Sainl 1,. mis in i N; |, w Inn- lhe\ Iki\c si nee resided. The 
.imestiiis 111 Mr. Ikinl/ lai the paleiiial sidi' were (ieimans, wlm settled in Marx 
Liiid. 

( )iir snbjeel ei unniemed his ediualimi in llie pnblu srliunls ul Sainl l.onis. 
and liiiik .1 seieiitilii .iiid el.issieal (unise in l'"iedeiuk Aiadeiny, Mai_\'land. lie 
began the study uf ihe law in llie uniei- nf linn |.ihn M. Kiiim, al Sainl Lonis, 
where he assidmaisly piiisiied his studies Inr a permd nl liinr vears. lie entered 
llie Sainl l.onis l.iw sehiml; was gr.idnaled in iS/y. llien admiUed In ihe S.iinI 
1 .1 mis bar, ,iiid has be.n in siu i issl nl prai I n e sin. e thai lime. 

Mr. jlanl/ has a partialiiy inr real-esUile law, and he has had a |nepon<ier- 



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.line ul ih.il 1 l.iss (il ( asrs since iummt iicinL; |ir.irliic. I Ir docs .1 l;"ciu-imI law 
l)iismcss, lii,\\c-\'ci-, .ind Ills clhiils lia\'c li-cn ii.iwiicil w illi a 1 cisdiuililc sli.iic ul 
SI I. I CSS lie IS wi-ll I IMS led in I lie law ,iiid IS a L;emleiilaii 1.1 line |iers.iiial a|i|iear- 
aiiic, ..I medium si/c and li(iL;hl lli-lias a liii^li h ncliead, I ilnisli-i;ia\ eyes and 
|i|mii,|c hair; is a man .■! iiiIcl;! il\', si leial .iiid fnendl) in his 111 Icrci 111 1 se uilli 
mankind, and has a I.ii'l;c ( i|-ele ul adminiii;- Ineiids 



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G1'(^R(".K I). Rl'VNOLDS. 

^ H()R(;i-; Dl'LASIlMC'I'Tl': K liVXc )L1 )S, son cii Rev. William M Key- 

T iiohls, ]) 1)., and Anna (Swan) KcviMlds was liurn in ticttysl)iH jrli, Adams 
iwniity, l'eniis\ Kama, |)eecml>ei- in, 1 ,S 1 1 His |ialLTnal i^r.niillatlicr. (leuiLtc- 

Reynolds, was a c.ipiain in llie i-c\oliil n aiai y war, and married Maiic I )i- I -asli- 
mnllc, who was ol Ilnnneiiol slock, her anceslors seUlini; in Soiilli Carolin.i 
ills maleiiial urand parenls were residcnls of IJahimorc, MaiylaiKl, the i^rand 
l',illn:r biniiL^ an olliccr in the seiund war w itii the mother ( nimtiy. 

Doctor l\i-ynolds was one ol tin' liisi profi-ssois ol Pennsylvania Collcire, 
altcrward entered the ininisliw ol the lipisi upal C'linii h, and died .il Harlem, m-ai 
Chit MLio, Septeinbcr jy, iSyd. His widow is slid li\ ini;, her home beiiii,; in Sprini;- 
held, Illinois The laniil\' imniit;rate<l to SpriiiLilu'ld alioni i.S^f), whcre^oiir 
siil>|cct was edn cited 111 the Illinois I iii\ ersitx', ol which he is a graduate. When 
llie civil war began he eiilisled in the jd Illinois artillci\', served thrcmgh the 
war, and at its close returned to Illinois, 

He liinslicd liis legal studies at (jniiK \, Illinois, under Hon. Nehemiali Hiish- 
nell, of Browning and Hnshiiell, and having made up his mind to locate in Mis- 
souri, he was .idmilt<d lo the b.ii at Ibiniiib.d, by Hon \V. I', Harrison, in 
(). lobci, i.S(^i7, and settled iinmedi.itcly in I'otosi, Washiiigbm county. He 
lormcd a pai Inerslu j) with Moses t'oiiger, ,iiid siibsecpienl ly with William S 
Relic, whose sketch we also pnblisli. 

While in Washinglon coiinlv Mr, Reynolds held the oflice of circuit attorney 
ol ihc old hliicnth jiidii i,d i 10 nil, and icsigned lli.it olhce when he removed to 
Saint Louis 111 1S71 He rem, lined here milil 1.S75, wlunl he went to Houlder, 
Colorado, where he pr.ictii c-d his profession lor two years, in company with Hon. 
W. v.. Beck, now chief justice ot that state. 

In August, iJ^;;, Mr. Reynolds returned to Sainl Louis, and he has since been 
in \a-ry active ami siici cssfnl practice in the state ami lederal lourts, being 
enrolled in the supreme court of Missiuiri in ()ctobt;r, 1S70, and in the supreme 
cmirl of the United States in ( )ctober, iSSo, In 1.S77 he lornied a law parluer- 
shi|) with Hon. R. (jraham I'rosi, which l.istc'd until 1.S7C), and in the summer ol 
licit ye, 11 .Mr Re\ iiolcls en I ( red into pai I neiship with M 1. |amc'S I'air. which con- 
tinued until I'c'bruarv, i>i'^-' -^L Re\iiolds is well read up in the principles ol 



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\,\\\\ has ,1 ( liMi, .uiiii \'tic.il mind; is a i;(iiii| s|i{-akri, makini; his pdiiils plain, 
lii-ini; ih-vniil III inc-|a|ihiii ; is \ri\ i ni hisl in ii is, am I i i insc irn 1 ii iiisl y i ri;.! I (Is Uu- 
I 111 ri csls (il Ills 1 I inils 

Mr. Kryimhls is a rf|inlil ii an in |ii>liliis, .i miniliir ami vcsti\'man of Saint 
jiihii's l']|iisi(i|Ml C'liiii'i h, ami a h ii;h-iiiimlci | C'hiisli.iii mnillniian, 

I lis wile is Inlia, (ihlcsl ilaiiL^lil'T ul M.iim- Ant^iislus S, Wigdc^s, nl Lnuisiana, 
Missiiini, m.iii'iiil ()(iiilHT lo, iSyii, Tlux ha\r twii i hildrrn 

Ml l\r\ 111 ilils was line III I he prim i|ial al li II m\ s 1 1| the iiisiiram c- (U-parlmcnt 
III lliis slali- iKim iSy; in i S.Xo, ami uhih- in ihal pnsitiiui limk a Icadint; pail in 
Iramiiii; Ihc iT\'isiiins ul llic i;"rm'ral i iisiiiaiicr slaliilcs nl iSji;, ami alU'iw'ard 
cdilrd a 11 niipilal il III nl all ihc iiisiir.iiiri.' sialiilrs nl llic stair, ivhicli was piili 
lislird in tlu' lattri" \i'ai. 



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HON. sr)UiRi'; turni-r. 

i\)l L\Mi:!A. 

■" I II ' 1 1\ 1'^ Tl " i\ N' 1-! K is a iiat i\ r nl the n ill lit V ( 1 li mm-) in which lie nnw li\L-s, 
lliiiiii;li hr Ims mil 1h-cii a rniiliiiiiniis iisidint nl il. llr was limn iirai" C'n- 
Inmliia, thr iminly scat, 1 )rrciii I iic in, iSjo, [lis l.illicr, A 1 1 hili.tld \V. riiinci", 
was limn in Madismi rminiw Kriiliirkv', inii\iiii; In lliis stair in iSjn, and was a 
piailirini; law\ri and lainua in linnm.- ciaiiit) iinlil his ilralli in Maiidi, i.'~>74 
111- was a pinnriiu-nt man in his i nniil\, and sri\i-d in lintli Inanrhcs nl the li'.i^is- 
lal nil- 1 1 is Lit he I , T hum as Tin mi', iv.is a snld in in tin- ranks diiiiiitC iIk-' slrnj,;r- 
jrlc Inr tin- iiidcpcmlriiLH- nt till- I. i.)lnniL's, and u.is wmimird in thr liatllr nl 
Kind's Mniintain. 

Airhiliald W. Tiiinri maiiird Matilda l\ Stmir, nl I-iichiiinml, KL-ntiukv, and 
Si|iiii"c w.is the third ,ini| \niinm-sl iliild Ills ninihcr dird in Janii.irv, ii'^,?7, 
lirlnir thr sliliirct nl this skrlili was a inmilll nlil llr ircrurd his lilriary rdii- 
ratimi at thr Slatr I 'iii\'c'i sit \', C.'i ilnml lia, ,ind \\ as i.;i adiiatnl |tily 4, 11^55. llr 
I'nminrmrd thr rradiiit; nl la\\' with his nm Ir, Sipiiir 'I'uriirr, nt Riiiimmid, in 
iSs'i. and was admillrd In llir li.ii nl' Kriilurk\ at li.inklmt, in I'rlnnai v, iSs-*'^. 
his rrilillialr lirini; sii.;llrd li\' (.'hirl lilsinr laiilrs Simpsnii, nl thr rnllit nl 
appeals It is a nnlrwm tli\' lad that this 11 m h- was i lir prri rplnr n( linn Sanuirl 
I". Miller, nnw a justice nf the supreme cmiit nl the I'nited States frmil Inwa; nl 
Ilnn. William II. Ilalcli, nnw a meinhei nl cmr^iess Iroiii tlir Ihmnilial district, 
and nl" llmi. Thmiias 'I'nrner, the eminent attmney at Mniint Sterlinjr, Ki'iitmk)-, 
and fur three terms representative in empress linm lliat district. 

Mr. Turner practiced in partnership with his nm Ir until the antiimn nl iSdi, 
when thr war trmililrs wrie sm h th.il he Weill tn X'inrennes, Indiana, and vvas 
their in piaclicr as a partner nl llmi William !•!. Nililack, iinu chiel justice nf 
ih.il slate In 1 Sd | .Mr Tinner irlmiird in ('nhimhi.i, and li.ts here lieeii in siic- 
cesslid piai lice Inr nraiK' a scni r nl \r.iis .\ imisl nf (iinl jmh^mrnl, w Im has 



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Iniii;' kiiDWii Ml". Tijiiici", places hiiii " .luidii;^ lln- li'.iiiini^ iiu-inlicfs ul llie liar in 
his (I isl lii i 111- siaii. Is liiL;li as a i i imiiial as wsll as i i\i I law \ ci', ami in criminal 
cases is alim isl alw'.iys cmpli lyis 1 I ill llu: ilcliasc lie lias L;r"eat sm cess he! i n c a 
|iir\,, heini; clear, slri.nii; ami peisiiasive in .ii^nnnnl lie has a line imanination 
as i\(ll as i;iin(l reasnnin^;' |iii\vei"s; uses ( hasie ami elei^anl lanijuane; has a hand- 
SDim- ileli\'ery, ami can lie .\\\k\ is elii(|nenl when the .iccasioii juslilies il. Ml'. 
rnrner." cunlinnes this iniisi, " is a sclhilarh' man. \\i'll reail in hislory iimi t!;<Mi- 
eial lileralnie ,is well as the law, and as L;entlemanl\ as s( hularly. lie is ;t man 
111 St 1 linn character and strung |ireindiccs, .iiid i an use iiin^h lant^nag'e il it is 
called l(n-, Inil it is his nature tn treat <'Vi'r\'liiidy kindly A gentleman he can 
treat m mi cither \va\'. Ills Irieiids tire all warm Iriemls, and he has, as he dc- 
seiA'es til have, a gocul main cil them." 

In 1^7-' til I'S;.^ Mr. Turner was a memhei cil the legislature, and wah chairmtin 
cil' the c-iimmittee cm criminal jurisprudence-, ami alsci a incmher cif the judiciary 
ccimmiltec-. ilewas likewise a memlier c;f the siiliii nnm ittee which drew the liill 
calling" ten a i cnistitutn mal c s mventicin, whic li, in iSy,^, gave tci Misscitiri its present 
cciiistituticin It IS uci secret, w c- lielie\"e, that Mr. 'rurner is the author uf that 
liill [lis pciliiicsare dc-mcicratu, and alw'a\s have lieeii I'rcim i-Sy) tci iSyti he 
was cim- cil the c uiatcirs ul the state-at large hn the state uuKersitv 

The will- cil Mr. 'rnrner was Sarah Slcme, cil Kentucky, their marriage taking 
plac c- in .\ladis.iii ccuint)", that state-, in ()c tcilic-r, iSdi 'l"lie\" Ikin'c- three iliildren. 



HON. lll'.NRV 1). LAl'ClllJN. 
,v.//.\'y /.oi'/s. 

IT I•:^!R^' DAX'ID I.ArCIILIN, late imlgc- cil the criminal cciiirt cif S.iint 
1 lands, hails licnn lialli ciiuiit)', Keiilnck\", whc-re he was Imrn |aniiaiy Ji, 
1 S.i.S. Ills p.irents, Carllcin C ami Anna (Ihipkiiis) Laughlin, were alsu licnn in 
that state, lleiiry is a desi i-ndant iil cild \ iiginia, l'<-nns\ 1 v.inia and Massacliu- 
setts lamilies, [lis lather was killed in a steam when the sun was alicnit ten 
Vcais iild, .iiicl the widciw iiici\ccl w ith liei lamil\ ul luiir c liildic n Ici the adjciin- 
lUg c c Hint \ cil Miiiitgcinu-i \ 

I Ic-iiry had scimewhat liinitc-d i ippi n tnni lu-s hir uu-ntal discipline in his yciulli, 
tin- pulilii si hcicils lieing liicikeii up in his \icinity clnring llu- civil w^ir. Alter its 
cicise he timk a |iarlial cmirse at the Kentucky 1 ' iii\. ersity, I .exingtcin, tiiid then 
stijdicd law in the law department cit that inslituticin. 

Cciiiliug 111 Saint (-cmis, he was here adm itted to llieharin the s|)ring (if i Sdcj, 
and was in steady and sm i essi n I practice- until I )c-i einlier, i -S/S, when he went cm 
the- lieiich 1(1 the- criminal ccniit ul this city, and sc-r\.e-cl the- term cil Iciiii \i-ais, 
lic-ing just tliiil\" \"(-ais cil ,igc- wlii-ii he icmk his seal, (.'andid pidgc-s accmcl lo 
mil snlijc-ct a giicicl legal iniiid, with im l.u k cil iieiAc- cii grit, ami guilth-ss cil' 
le-ai. As a lawyer lie se-e ins ncit In e.iie- w liei is against liiiii in" what the rcstilt 



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ill.iN lie lie will slic k lo his i liciU, il lu lullrVcs Inm to In: in llic li'^lu, Ulllll 
llu- luMVcns l.ill, will, h lliry li.ivr Mill (loiir yi-1 ili' is a m.m i.t simni; r.nivic 
lions, Willi his ididsynciasirs likr m.ist ulli. r iiioiUils, ,111, 1 \\\is an alilc .iiiil imii.ir 
ti.il jiiili;i-, rxpiminliin; llic l.n\. as lir luu i.'i si 1 1. .d il, wilh mi Iricild In rrwanl m 
|(ic 111 pimisli iiniliT till- saiuliiiii nl llic i,'niiiii.- 

jiiili;!.- Laiiuliliii ii.is iisimMn' Iraincij willi the- ilcnicici-acy. What his views an- 
al lliis linic w<- air iinalili- lu stale lie 1^ a iiiciiiIh a of lln- la-i;iiiii nl llmiur, 
and l)rlnnt;s, \s'c Ik'Iicvc, 111 nil nllirr (irilrr nt tin- kind 

I'lir jnd'^c u-as niaiiicd, in Marih, i.^;;, l.i Miss lilla llayncs, daiii,diUT ol 
Iiisiali Iv lla_\-ius, 'il Saiiil I. inns, ,iiid lhr\ Ii.im- lliicc (hildrcn 



H()i\'. JA.MKS J. MXl)Ll-:\. 

V //.\'/' I oris 
lAMliS JOIIN'SOX LINDl.h.W kill' jiid^r nl ihc laicuit Lniirt tur llic taLjIitii 
J disliirt, was Ih.n) in Manslu-ld. Ohi.i, j.aiiiary 1, i.Sj2, his parrnls hriiii,^ J .iml , 
.\w\ M.iii;aii--l (Cliainhiis) laiidkv. In his Imshnnd ihc family iimvcd In C'ynllii 
ana. Kriitiiiky, IK- n-i-civ.-d iniu-h nf Ins rduralimi al Wnndward Cnlh-KC, Oliin 
In iS;/, wlu-ii lu- w,is lifhTn yrais nl at;T, In- wriil In Ollaua, illinnis, and sia-nl 
sniiic lime w il II 1 1 irnds. 

Mr. laiidli-y nad law al I'aliii > i.i, .Missnmi, rmisliin^ in llu- nllice nf AndiMsnn 
and I )iydcn, and In-iiiL; admiu.-d In lln- liai 111 iS (5; huaU-d .-ally 111 tin- fnllnwing 
yrai al MnlUin-lln, the scat nl inslicc nf l.cwis cninity Ih; snnii l)cu,ail In slliilc 
III his lunfcssinn, and in Iwn years ( iS.(,S) was elected circuit attnrney tnr a district 
cniniirisiiii; eivilit cnnniics, a iinsilimi which he held, 1)\' reelci linn, Ini a |)eiind nl 
eit;lil \ears 

A ,t;(-iilleiiian whn knew Mr landley.is a kiw student, and inl imalely diirini; 
the e.irly yi-ars nf Ins prai lice, sl.ites that lie Was decidedly aide and snccessliil as 
.1 |iiiy adviH-ate, he lieini;- a lliieiit and fmcihlc .is well as In.^'ical speaker ; .\\\^.\ 
that he rnse ra|)idly in faMii with the piihlic As circuit atlnrney he slinwed 
v;rc,il sliri-wdncss and ahiliU in in.inai^ini; 1 liminal casi-s. < hie nl lliein was thai 
nf ihe state ai^ainst Jnlm S Wise, Inr llie innidei nl U.irt, linlh nf Saint l.niiis, 
whiili case he prnsecnted with sn iinu h skill ,is n. draw Inrtii llic wannest en 
cnnnnnis nf his many Iric-inls and admiieis. His general dispnsitinii and line 
snci.il ipialilies cmiipeil nut earl\-, and he w.is mie nf ihe innst pnpnlar men at the 
liar 111 nnrlheastern Missniiri. 

llefnre his last term as circuit atlnrney h.id e.\|iiii-d, in i-'s5,;, he was elected In 
cnn'.4ress as the wliie c.indidale, liealini; C'I.uIh an V Jacksmi, in a slrnilL;" demn 
cralie district, and the next >eai was rei-lccied, lieatiiii;" Mr l-'lnurney. d un years 
afterward he ran ai;ainst James S Cireen, siiliseipicntly I'niti-d States St-natnr, 
.ind was lu-atc-n, the wliii; part)' lia\iiii; mcmwhile leailied ihe " Wnndliiiie." 

Ill 1S57 .Mr. I.iiidle\- went In 1 ),i \-eii pnil. Inu.i, .Hid fnrmed .1 parlneisliip with 



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John I' Ci">k ami J, [•', 1)111.111, the l.ittri iiiiv\ Iuhil; llic ialc iiiili;c wl llic I'niluii 
Sl.ilc^ (li'>li i( t (Mini. The 1 1 rill ul (,'iMik, I )il luii ami I ami Irv il iil a lu'a\y liusiiu'^s, 
ami ( u II 1 1 nun I ii ill i I i .Si' ; Mi. I a mile)' u a^ I In c i an i law \ti i .1 llir linn, ami 'A as 
iilliii |iiIIcm1 ,ii_;,iiiis1 sonic III llir alilcsl l.iwsi is in cm .Icin liuva At llic lasl ilaU' 
iiuiil II aicii, .Ml l,imllL-\ Willi lo ('liicai;.> Willi .Muu/o W Cliuiili, w licic lie was 
alt(iiiii-v t(ii' llic t."liii .11^11, .\ltiiii ami .Saiiil l.iaiis i.iiliciaci 

111 1 .S(i ( oiii sul)|i'i I rclinncil In Missdiiii, scltlnl in Saiiil lycaiis, ami was in 
|)arliicrslii|) \\ it li |mlac I )i \ den 1 1 niii iiS05niilil laiuiaiy, i .Sy i , v\ lien he w.is plaeeil 
I ai llu- hem h 1 il iheeiiiiiil eiairl.anil kc]il llieic n ill i! January i, i SS ;, a pcricul 
III Iwelvc \cais While lai ilie heiuli, mi man in thai positmn in Saint laaiis eii- 
juNcil imiie liilh' the esleein ul the har ami the eunrnlcnee ol the luihlie. lie was 
eareliil, p.iinstakini; ami emisi ienliuus, ,iml his (Iceisiuns Wcie re^arilcil as sciiiiul 
ami .ililc. Si) pDpulai was he while un the l>em h that it was with dillii iillv tiwil 
his (icnicieral u; eiinlrcres ccaihl lie rcstraincii Ir.nii n> an iiialiiii; him lor suiiic otlu'i 
cillil c. 

Imlge' lamlhy was mairied in 1M50 to .Miss |i>sepliinc Hi adsliaw, 1 it Lewis 
luuiity, Missuiiii, and thev lia\'e h.id three iliildreii, uiic iil them, Saiiincl G., 
dvin.i; in yeaith, lidward I' , the nldest child, is a gradiuitc ol tile Saint I.miis 
law siliiinl, and ill practice wilh his lather; he is .1 well educated, studiiuis j'uiing 
111.111, and is niakinu, an e.\i clleiil recurd at llie Saint I .on is h.ii The (inly daugh- 
ter, liisic, is aticmliiii.^ the Mary Instilute. .Mrs Liiidle)' is a wiunaii nf iiianv 
,ici 1 nil plishnuails, yet nuidest and 1 etii 1 iig- -the eliarin ul m\\ relliied sncial circle 
iiitii which she can lie tirawii. ♦ 



WILI.IA.M (). I'OKkl.sr. 

.I/AA7( 1' 

Wil.i.lAM O'i'lS l'( )UI\1S'I', a lawvei al Mc.xicn siiuc 1 SoS, is a si m ( .1 Ira 
I'liiiist, a iiati\'c 111 N'eriiKinl, and I'.ilh' ( TIkiukis) hiuiisl, a native ul 
Mass.u h iisi-Us, anil was Ikhii 111 rriinilinll luuiity, ()lii(), ()(tul)ei 1, i.SjO, Ills 
lallui was .1 suldier in llie scii.nd w.ir with l'aiL;laiid; came licuii ()liii) to Misscnui 
III I S()S, ,iiid resided Willi his smi until his dealli, in the ( il\' ul iMe.xicii, in 1.S71. 
Ills wile was ,1 dani;lilei ul |<iliii 'I'lnuiias, \\\\^i ludk part in the secuiid war with 
JMii^laml, liiildiii,i; the lank ul capl.iin 

Mr. I'm 1 isl had an atadeiiiii eilin aliuii at 1' ,111111 nu;tuii, ( )lii(i, liinnt; valeili( lu- 
11.111 ul his (lass uii lea\ iie^ lli.il seniinai\', in 1 's | 5 ''c- cummeiueil leaclini; law 
111 that ye-, 11 .It Warren; w.is admilled lu ihe li.ii li\' the siipri'iiie cuurt ul ( >liiu 
III cS|y, ami cunimciued pr,icluc lli.il ye, 11 ,il C'li, 11 dun, ( ie,iUL;a cuuiily. In iS.^j 
lie was 111. lined lu Miss Kus.imuml I, I'e.ise, ul ( ic.mg.i kui iity. 

In i.Soo Mr. I'urrist reiiiuved lu W.irren, 111 his n.ili\e st.ile, and w.is there in 
pi. u lire nnlil |.S6,S, when he sellhil in his presenl liuiiie lie is uf the liiiil ul 
luiiisl and l''r)-e, and is llie jury l.iwyei u| ilic 111111, being Uear, lugii.il, slieuig 



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,111(1 I Ji;r>u.isi\c in .11 i;iiiiuiil, ,iinl mirdl ilir Im-sI |)lr,i<kM> 111 tlii^ |).irl nl llic slate. 

lie IS ,111 ( 11 ll^ill.ll lIllllLil , .1 l;.). j(l t,llk( r .111 nil in sulijcc Is, ,IS Will ,1S ell |Miilll^ nl 
1,1 w, and m ( asiiiiKill \ w 1 ilrs Inr I In- |ii i -s lie cii l\' ,11 1 si ii..ilc(l with I lis pun llic 
I icnl 1,1111 liisrini.'iil ul llir 1 \ 1 1 iiilri 111 ,ili s. Mr, I'miisi m a rc)iiil ilican, iil wliij; 
,liiU;cc(lrii Is, lull vvi- 1 ,iiiniit Irai 11 lli.il Im' Ikis lirlil any |iiiliLiL,il olliccs. 



HRITTON ARMSTRONG IIILI. 

SAIN 1 LOUIS. 

THIS niilcil lawyer, author and statesman is a nati\euf New Jersey, and is 
,il)iMil sixt_\'-si.\ years ot age; lie rei rived liis ed ilea I inn at ( )jj;densbiirgli, New 
N'ni k; was admitted to the liar ,it Alhai.\' ,ind to the eoiirt of eliancery at Saratoga 
in i.Sji;. Alter piaetii'ing at Ogxlensbiirgli two years, he came west, arriving at 
S.iint Louis in August, 1 ,S_| i, w here he was admitted to tile bar. Wlieii the eholera 
visited S,iiiU Louis in iiH.jij, bringing dr, ilh .il the rate ot Irom one hundred to 
n\ o hundred persons ilaily, Mr. I lill, liaving stucbed medieine and possessing 
great \ersatility of genius, visited the siek in the poor distriets ot the eity where 
llie ph\siri,ins were unable lo go, witli no other reward tluin tluitol having a 
1 niist iniisness of having iloae a noble ai t ,il the peril of his lite. The epidemic 
iniuiiuied during May, June, July and .August, i ,irrying off over eight ihousand 
souls, or mole than a litth part nl the pnpidation. 

.Mr. llill lirst formed a jku tiiershi|) with Mr. hlager, of Newburgh, New York, 
\sliiili eniilinued until i,S.pS, .Mr. IC.igei icturning to New York, Mr. llill prac- 
lieed by himself until i.Sjo, v\hen he tonk his brother, David W. Hill, intn his 
nll'iee and g,i\i' him an interest in the business. In 1S5.), William N. (jrover, of 
Illinois, was added to the liini, under llie style of Hill, (irover and Hill, whieh 
lonlinued until 1.S5S, when the (irm was dissolved, Mr. Hill then ilevoled him- 
scll to impoil.int l.uul lases, insur.inee ,ind r.iilioad law. His business inereased 
to sui.li an e.xtent ill, it he was iudiired to Iniin aunther parlneisliip with Hmi. I). 
T. lewelt ill 1S61, whiili iniilinued ,iboiit leu ye,ii s, .ind w ,is dissnhed bv mutual 
1 oiiseul. Ill llir spring ol 1^7,;. .Mr. Hill loiined a parluership with I" j. liow- 
111,111, wliiili eonlinued but ,1 briel period. 

Hilling the war, in 1 '"iii.i, ,1 1 op.irinri ship was formed between Mr. Hill, (). H. 
1 !i nw iiiiig ,iiiil Hon, blinnuis Iv \i. ing, of \\',ishiiigtiin eit v, under the si vie III I'^wing, 
Hill .llill Ihowuing, Ini the ti \ins.ietii)ii ol leg.il business in the I'nited States, 
loiiits and before the deparlmeiUs o! tin.- feihr.d government. Mr. Hill eon- 
linued his business in S.iint Louis, bul iii\n|i.-il ilu; must of his time to the more 
iiuiinit.iiit e.ises in VVaslunglou This w',is eonsidered one ol the strongest firms 
in till- Iniled St. ties. It eniilimu-il niilil ilie i lose of llie war, in the s|)ring of 
i.S()5, when i\lr. Hill relinneil In Saint Lnins The supreme emirt ol Missouri, in 
Us piiblislii'd opinions, li.is pioiiouuied Mi, Hill .1 jurist of eminent ability. He 
pnssessi.'s indnuiil,ible eneig). ,111 ,iiuil)lii miiid nl gre.it Iniee, aeiomp. lined by 




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i;rral priwci's ol' cm I urancc. I [i- is a icih jw ncd .iiithor; his work entitli^d "Liberty 
anil I. aw" ((Hitaius manv simni-slion^ which, il tullow nl, uoiihl uiKioubtcdIy 
i\'iiiccl\' many III llici-\ih, cxi^linL; nmhr ihr lawsul the r<.|inlilir. It received 
hiL;ii eneiaiiinnis fnaii ihi' piess, and ihe e(insl ilul innal eonventiuii at Jelferson 
C'ily a(h)i)t(--il its i.-niini lalcd inini iph's nt restriction and hmitation of legislative 
|)i)\\cr in the formation ol a ci msUl nt iunal code for the slate, lileveii different 
ihaniKaatic convi-ntions in 1.S71 ada|>lctl their |ilatl(nms to the principle's therein 
announced Ancthci w^.rl^ wiittcn li\ Mr Mill, entitletl "Absolute Money," 
ranks hi^h as a wmk on pulituai eiianan). and Secretary Slierman adop)ted this 
mone\' system, h\' mderini; the L;rt-cnliai ks to be receivt-d for duties on and after 
( )i tuber I, iSy.S Tliis nione\' is now at a premium aliove L;old in I'airo|)e. 

()ur sp.ice lialiids inscitnii; its iiilii l■^nl ni tins bin! sketch of the lite of this 
i^ieat man, and the rcaibnn <'i his \voik> is ret oinmended to those who are inter- 
1 sted in knowinj; tlie depth, bie.idth and scojjc ol his intellect. 'I'he reputation 
ot Mr, 1 1 ill as a law\er, polili( ,d ei laionii'-t ,ind author is nalioiKil ; as ii c c Jiistitu- 
lional lawyer and si.itesman, all admit Ic- stands in the front rank, and has few, 
if any, superiors in the n.ilion 

Amonu; the many cases ot impoitain e gained by Mr. Hill may be mentioned 
the case of the State of Missouri ,s The Railroads, in the United States supreme 
court. 1 1 contiiiLieil in lonit 1 wo years, .ind linally resulted in establishing the 
1 ii;ht ol Missiaiii, its conntii-s and ( itics, In tax ,S5o,ooo,ooo of railroad property, 
and Its iiuix-ase. 



HON. C11.\RIJ':.S 1'. CADY. 

SAi:V !■ i.onis. 

C~liAKId':S h"i\l':i)h;KI(,'K t'ADV, |ndij,v of the polite court of Saint Louis, 
has bi-en a resident uf lliis iit\- sinci- iS).S, .ind has held many jiositions of 
trust and responsibilil \ , lilliiii; I hem ,dl with credit to his good judgment and 
t, dents. lie is a native ol the h.mpire Stale, .ind was l)orn iji Brooklyn, |)ec'em- 
ber 5, iS_v. Ilis father, llcni\' W , Cad',, w.is a nali\'e of the same stale, and a 
•_;niismith .md .iinioni in the llo',,kl\ii ii.i\\- \ard, and his nuither was Catherine 
ll.dslerbm;, wlh) was ,if Ibill.iiid cMi.u lion Ilis anceslois on both sides were 
whigs ill 1775, '""' 'li'h'd ill the war lui" independence. 

Charles allcnded thi- ciiininoii schoiils lit Hnii.klyn until his thirteenth year, 
when he went to sea in the mi'ia haul sei \ ii i-, and was thus engaged between two 
.mil three \iMrs lie then spent eighteen months in a drug store in IJallimore, 
.M.irvlaud Subsecpieiitlv he went into the nav\' at New Vurk as master's mate, 
serving ill that cipacits' until i''~i|,;, when he resigned .md went to New Orleans, 
where- he was chief shipping 1 lerk in I he (pi.irlerniasler's deparlmenl until the 
Mixii an war comnunn cd, lb- enlist, d in the 4th Louisiana I'egiment, goi ng in 
,is serge, ml and bring mnsteird out at ihe end ot si.\ iiKnillis as lieutenant. 

Mr. C.'.uly now bee.ime a inerch.inl .it lainpico, where he remained iiiilil Sep- 



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Icinlici-, i8.jS, when he lice .mic :i icsiilnu ut Saint l.unis, .unl t(ininiL-nLi.'<l ri-ail- 
ini;- hiw l>\- hiinsi-ll, lie u.is a justui- en ihc pcai r iKini 1X51 l.p 1S55, w Inn hr 
was cK-( It'll city rciiii'ilri lii- rniishi-il liis law -iludies willi (ii'iii"L;r Maishall; 
wa-i admittcil tu |ira< lu r in iH^y, ami was mil hmi; in Imililini; np a guiid Ihim- 
ncss. l'"iir lu-arl)' twcnt\' )'L-ars he slnck very eiuMrly tn iiis |ir.uli(e at the liar ut 
this eity, with the exce|iliiin .it tw.i veais (i,S(i6-0S), when he ai;ain lilled the 
office of city reciir<ler. 

In 1876 he was a|i|i(iinteil jmln'c of the court of criminal correction to (ill the 
vacancy caused liy the diatli nf lion l^hn W C'olvin; the next year was elected 
to the same ollice to liU the nnexiiired teiin, and in iSy.S lie was reelectecl for the 
lull term Cif four ^eais, which e\|iired with the ye.ir iSSj. in 1 SS3 he was ap- 
pointed to his present ulfue ol |ndi;e (.1 the |jiilii,; com I of Saint l.oiiis, which 
cmiit tiies misdemeanors m-ncially nmhr the l ity 01 d iiiance. lie is a pioinpl 
and el'ticient indite, and popular witli all classes luit evil doers, to whom he is a 
terror. 

ddie indt;e is a ch-mociat in his politic-., and very tlecided in his views. While 
a youii>4 man in the na\'\' he was asso( iaied \s ith men who distini^uished I hcin selves 
in the confederate service, Imt he was an . int-and-imt Uiiiwii iiKin. 

He was married in i''s5'i to Miss jidia >K(iiet;or, of Hidokl\n, New York, and 
the)' have had four children, IniiyiiiL; mie ol lliem. 



JOHN c. Moi^ikis. 

SAI\ r I OL! IS. 

J()1IN' C."( )X M( )KRIS, a mcmlier of the Saint l.iinisliar since 1806, was lioru 
near Cooperstou n, ()tsei;ii Count), New \'oik, Jid\' 16, iS^i;. His father, 
J.icoli W. Morris, a tanner, was liorn in the same county, and his mother, whose 
m.iitlen name was Sarin, i l'.ni:;i-ss, was .dso a iiali\e ol tlie I'anpire Slate. Her 
lather, Doctor John lhiii;css, was amoiic; the earl\ settlers^in ( )tscgo county. 
The paternal gr.inillalher nf our suliji-i t was also <inc of the cildesl setllc-rs in that 
lount)', .\\\(\ a relati\e ol Lewis Mori is, mic of the signers of the detlaration of 
indepeiidenci-. 

.Mr, Morris was eiliuated al the ()xlwid .\cademy, (."iienanmi ccnmt)'. New 
\'ork, tarminu,, meantime, inme or liss, until sixleeii or siwenteeii years old 1 le 
commenced reading law al Ihilleinnls, in Ins nalm- count)', with Judge Hezekiali 
Sturges; was admiUed tn the bar al Rim lusler, 111 June, 186^, from which time 
he practiced at I'niUernuts unlil the .inlniun of iSds He then c.ime lo the West, 

and spent the winter in Wi ki, Minnes.ila. In .\pril uf the next )'ear Mr. Morris 

settled in Saint Louis, ami has lieeii in lonsl.inl and general |)ractiie here since 
tliat time, i iintining himscdf to the civil cm iris lie has a fair liusiness among a 11 
excellent class ol clieiits; is making tin l.i\s ids exilusi\e Imsiness, and has a 
lirst-class standing in ch.iiacter annnig the legal fialernit) of the tit). He excels 



TfiF. lii'.Ncii A.vn A. ;a' ('/■ .u/ssoi'A-i (■//•//■: s. 2\q 

111 IramiiiL; |ilca(liiigs, aii<l as an ullicc la\\)i i-, Ijcmi; mnul in cuaiiscl and in argu- 

lllclll, 

Mr. Mollis viilcs the iliiiuxa alio lie kcl, ami is .n\ adIuTciit of the lipiscopal 
I'Inircli, Xdlxidv will. kiKiws liim would lie hkulv to doiilH the purity ot his life, 
lie was married Oclolicr I'l, \>^(n,, to Miss llcnrictla [. Cook, of Saint Louis. We 
hrlicvi- thr\- have no c hildrm 

HON. CHARLIES DAl'Dl". 

sj/.v r (7/ //,■// .s. 

ClIARld'^S UAl!|)'l" was liorn in IlLssc-Darnistadt, (iermaiiy, August 21, 
18.41, being a son of liiiiil and Augusta (W'ilkins) Dandt, Tlie l).iudts are 
a laniiU' ol ministers, .\.\n\ our subject (hose the leg.il [irofessiori. lie received a 
(lassie. il ediualiiui at the I ' niversity ol ( 1 icsst-ii ; (..inie to this country in iMtJ,?; 
settled in S.iiiit Charles; alleiid(.-d the Ciiu in ii.iti law school, and was admitted 
to the b,ir in 1 >S().S. 1 1 is |3ractice is gener.il .iiid well pajdng, and liis professional 
career is a market! success. Whatever case lie takes IkiKI of he handles witli care, 
discretion, energy and ability. He has good reasoning faculties, an anal)'tical 
mind, and ne\'er tails t(j secure the attention of the court or jury. He has a high 
regard lor his own honor, as well as the liinior of the |)nifession, and is strictly 
upright in all his dealings with his tellow iiieii. He- is attorney for the Fyst 
.X'.itional 15ank of Saint Charles 

Mr. DcUidt was elected to the legislature on the reijublican ticket in 1S74, and 
served one term. In iH8j he was the candidate of his party f(jr congress in the 
seventh district, which is slrcJiu^K' democr.i tic, and was defeated, as lie expected 
to be. lie is ti strong aiul i)opul.ir m.in, .iiid with an\' show for success, could 
win in a political race. 

.Mr Daudt Wvis married Septendier lO, 1 Sih;, to Miss Anna Brenner, of .Saint 
Charles, ;uul they have six children, live soii^ and one daughter. • 



l'A\ TON I'. (ikl-l'.NW'ODD. 

K/KA'SI // /.E^ 

PAVTON I'OSTI'R (;Kl':h:N\V()()l), s(,n of h;(lmond and Jenneltie (Foster) 
(jrecnwood, was born in Sangtimon county, Illin(jis, I''et)ruary 12, 1840. His 
f.ither was born in Virginia; his mother in Kentuckv. Payton Foster, the father 
ot Jenncttie, was in the se( (Uid war with h.iigland, .iiid her grandfather, William 
l''oster, was in the first. In the autumn ot 1852, lulmond (ireeiuvood brought liis 
laniily to this (ountv, and settled on a farm, where both parents are still living. 
I'.iNtou hnislu.'d his literal v studies in Wwiiduda Seminary, at Fa (iraiige, 
Lewis ( oiiiU\', taking a p.iiti.il lourse, ami then taught school for seven 1 u' eight 



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yccirs; ami Iiltc it m.i\' \\<A in- iiii|)iii|>( i tn innitioii llial In- i^ .1 Innllhi- nl l'i(j- 
li'ssiir lames M. ( i 1 cciiu o' nl, l.iimriK nl ili( 1 hair i^l mallicm.itic h 111 the Ni>ilh 
Missiuiii Statu Nurmal 1 'iiivci sii y, at l\ 1 1 l.^\ illc, ami miw Mipc rinli luicnl ol the 
|)iil)lii' mIiuoIs (>t Kansas citw 

( )ui' siilijcL't read law while larmiiii;" ami li-ai liiiii;, .iml, witlnuU e\'ei" sjieml iiiL^ 
a clay in a law ulfice as a slmlenl, lie was ( .\aini iieil, and licensed Id practice in 
i860. Twei \eais earlier, Mareli ;, iS()|, li ■ had niarrieil Miss Jnlia Hi\an, daugh- 
ter i)f Samuel Hi \aii, then ul Adair, now nl Schuyler cuuuty; ami alter heiiiL;' 
admitted tn the liar, Ik- ciuiliiiued l.irmiui,; and Icicliiiii;, and dnl mit iipen a law 
(illiie until 187J. Since that ilale he li.is Keen in practice- at Knksville, dcjinj; 
liusiness nl all kinds in all the st.ilc- c.uiits, 1', cities wlhi km>w him hest ,yive 
him credit fcir i^cHid natural l.ih ills, ,inc| ihcicninh clc'\'citicm tn the- inic rests nf his 
clients. lie is snnml ,is ,1 l.c\\\ii, and tine ,is .1 m.iii, lia\ini; the loiilich nee J^en- 
ei ,dl\' c ■! the public. 

In i^/.S Mr. (ireenwncicl was nnminalc d li\ his denincratic cniistitnents tnr the 
nllice nl pi ciseciiti ni; allnriie\' tnr the c iaiiit\', which is clecicledly repulilican, and 
he was eleetecl anci served twn _\eais In 1 S,So he- was a candidate nl his party 
Ini- the lei^islatuie; Init it was the year nl the- presidential ideclinii; [lariy lim-s 
wc-ie drawn very clnselv, and In- was dc IcmIccI, ,is he e.\|ic-cted to lie He is a 
memlier cil the Kniehts nl 1 Inimi , ,iiid nl I he Mi-tlindist Church Snul h, ,incl hears 
an uiiMemished character. 

Ml. and Mrs. (ireeinvnod have bnriecl ime son, and have live dall^lltc■rs' and 
cTiie scju living'. Mrs (iieenwcncl is ,1 wmnan cd imne than ordinary intelligence, 
ami deserves warm cnm mciidat inn hii In 1 iiidnsti\' in impi'nving her own mind, 
while rearinu; hc-r c liildn 11 ,iud nverseeiiiL; thc-ii eclncatinii 



('.1';nm-:kal oijox (iuriAk. 

con MiUA. 

ONI'- c)t the alilest lawyers tiiat lia\'e pr.icticiil at the Hnnne county bar in ihe 
last thirty-li\e years is the geiillem.in whose name heads this sketch. Ib- 
is a son c,l John (initai, who w.is a n.iti\'e of I'ordeau.x, I''r,ince, came to tliis 
ccjiinti) on .iccount ol his republican seniinieiits \\ hen a \i)iing man, and settled 
in KichnioncI, Madison enunt)', Kentm k \ , win re ( )dnn was Imrn August ; 1 , 1 S j 7. 
Jnhn (iiiitar marric-d limily (inrdnii, a n.itivc- nl M.idisnn cniinty, nf I'.nglish 
descent, and a niece ol Cliic-I |nstice jnlin l)n\le, ol Kentucky, and in i.Sjc;, wlum 
our subjc.-c t was twcD years cdd, the lamiK came In ISc.innc- county, ami settled in 
Columbia. Here the lather w,is enuaged in mercantile |>ursuits until his death, 
in 1848, his wile dying a lew months earln-r in the same year. 

Mr. Guitar is a gjaduatc- nl the state- uni\ irsit\-, Cnlnndiia, his dipinm.c being 
dated Jul)' .p i.S.)n (eciniim-ncc-mc-nt clay). In Iniic- bcfc.;re, by peiniissinn nf thc- 
laculty, he- had i-nlistc-d in the Mc-.\ican w.ii in tin- ist Missnni-i moiiiilccl voliin- 
tccis and he seivccl until ihc- w,u was o\c r. 



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RclmniiiiL; In Clcliiniliia, Mi. (iuiuii- nail l.iu' uilli his iiuUeriKil uiicIl-, Hon. 
Jiiliii l!ii\ir I liii ilwn, ami was a'lnullcil lo iIm' Imi hi iIu- antiiiiin i>l icS.|,S. lie 
was III |)i ai'lii 1' a I I lie I ti n iiir i i miily I Ml loi a ( III 1 1| nl a i riil ur\', I el i i iili; ill I MSj ; 
anil hi' mall I- an nnusiiall \ I n i lliaiil i ci mil, rspn lally ,is >i 1. 1 iiniiial l,u\ yi i'. 1 Ic 
(Icfcndcil mine ihaii a hundicil ami ImU huinii. iih.s, imlvi'iii; <j1 whuiii uds hiini;". 
l'"ivc wciL- sen I li> lIu- pfii ilciil ia r\, anil Iwnul llu-ni wire ri K-ascd at ter licini; sen- 
li'iu ril, anil si-\ wi-i c ai i|Uitli-'(l al trr lirin^ c i imlcni iinl ti i I he galhiws. 

.\ I ill nil iiiili;!-, iiiain ytMismi the liiiuh.lhns wiilt:s in rri^aiil ti i i lur siilijcct : 
"llnii (), (iuilar has a i hai" aiialytii al inimi, ih.il f^rasjuil at omr ihf stroiij.; 
|ii>i;ils 111 till- iMsi- in \\liii h 111 w.is nil |i|i lycil Ilr was mil \\liat may lie tcrniril 
a casr law\rr, wliilr hi' hail a j)iii|>rr ii L;aril Inr ail |nili^ril ( ascs, he thuiiuhl lur 
himsull anil acU-il ii|niii liis 1 1 ai\i( linns, lieiiiL; a just mail himsclt, he was j^uN'- 
I'lnril in his piai'liiL- by ihe unu-ial prim iplis dI luslicc ami riglil ihat apply tu 
all iIk' li.iiisai tiiMis iif mm inure tlhiii li\ ail|mlge(| cases. In hib liiaelice he w.is 
I armst anil iin\ iehlint; il he lielie\'eil he w.is light, ,\s a cross examiner ot wit- 
nesses he hail le\\, il an\', etpials, ami in his arguments liehire the cmirt nr jury 
he was liigical ami com ineiiii^ ; he was niie ol ihe ablest practitioners ill Mis- 
si jiin " 

Mr, (jiiitar lepresenteil Ins cuiinty in the legislature se\eral terms, being orig- 
iiialU a w hig ot free-suil pi ml i\ ities, .iml nl l.ile \eaisaii i ait-aiul-ont re[)iililicaii. 

One ot the largest meetings es'ei" In M in IJuinie ciunity was convened at tlu' 
ciuirt liwiise in Columbia pursuant to maiie. Ma) 0, iSdi, to (cmsider the peiid- 
iiig I I isis. Among the resnlulions ottered was om; calling on the federal adniin- 
istraticjii to recogni/.e the southern ciaitederacy as a gnveninienl ./<■ liUlo; and 
aunthei |)ledgiiig the iin't'ting, in case i.l war, tn stand by and coiiperate with 
the South, (ieiiei.il ( j uilar spi ike at leiiglh against these resulutiniis, and cast 
the sole negative vute in njipi isitioii tn their adnption. lie demiunced seiession 
as the must damnable political heresy e\er invented by tiic brain nt the vilest 
pnlitical demagogue, and in (. niuluiling saiil: He cared nothing Inr the latent 
the lesolulion, but Imped the tiiends ot the luinii wniild dare'lo do and say what 
thev tiKMight W.IS right, I'nr himself, he had imt and wniild nut occiip)' any 
eipii\'ncal pnsitinii when llie lilnities and destiny nl his cniintry were at stake. 
He was fnr his cnunliy. and slinuld rem.iin sn, lie prided himself in her glnry, 
and was w ilbiig, it wi^v^X be, tn p.ii tiiipali in her shame. " It," he said, " the glnri- 
niis nld shi|) lit sl.ite shall be dismasted by the slnrm, deserted by her crew, and 
left to founder and sink amid the waves of .inarcliv which will cngtill her, it 
will be glnry enough fnr me tn gn dnwii with the wreck." 

When the civil war began he raised the vlli regiment Missouri volunteers, the 
niily regiment raised in the i eiitral pait nf the slate, and had the Lnmmaml nt it 
until the battle of Mnme's Mills, iVugnsl ii, iMjj Huiiiig llle war he was ))io- 
mnted In the rank nf brigadier-general ^li \'nlunteers, and alsi > nf the state militia, 
in bnlh instaiues tnr iiu riti u inns cniidin I mi llie liidil, 

( il 111 lal ( iiiilai hail imninand at mn limenf ihedisliict nf north Missnuri, 



222 -rilE HI-.WII Wn /; I A c/ .l//.S.S('r/,7 c/ //ks. 

inciudmi; all ihc stair nojlli i>t lln' Missunri; ,it .inutlK-r, ihr district of central 
Missiiiiii, ami latci' lliat nl si ml ln\ cstci ii Miss.mri lie inailc a i;,illant soldier, 
ami a sliiiant;" .iiid Vci \' cllii iciil ( oiniiiamli i .)! ilirsc SL-\'cr.d disli-icls. 

I'lic wile ol (ieiiei.d (luUai was kale I.eiaiard. the V(MiiiL;est daughter ol tllc 
late lion. Aliial I.eojiaiil, lor \'ears a im nijjer ol the supreme roiirl ol the state. 
riie\- were mairied Ueeeniliei' _'(>, i86s. 'ind lia\'e si-\ ellddien. 



I-I 



in !(■.() Mui'.Ne'ii. 

SUA/- /cr/s 

r(i() Ml'lCNClI is a native ot Missmiri lie was bojri in Warren county, 
|ul)' i-(, 1N31, tlie \wiMi^e^i son .il I' rederic k Mneacli, a prominent man in 
literature; tile author ol sever, d works im si leuee, liio^r.iiiliy and philosophy, 
,ind also tor m.my years a eout rd jutoi" to ilie "American Agriculturalist." lie 
\v,is a memliei' ot the state seiKile lour \e.ns during; the w.ir 

Hugo completed his classh ,d ami siieiilili. edue.ition in \Vashinj4t0n Univei' 
sitv, S.dnl Louis, and alteiw.ird entered S.unt Louis L.iw Sehuol. i'lefore liiubh- 
inn his course he was e.x.imined, .ind aduutled to the bar in ()ctol)er, iMyj, hut 
(.(iulimu-d his ,itlemlauce at the l,iw sell, m il, l;i .idu.itinL;' iherelrom in iSy.j. In 
i.Sy4 he tormetl a pailneiship wilh M. I)\\il;Iii Lollier, wliieli has lieen continued 
up to the piesent lime. • 

Mr. Mneneh is of medium height, with spare figure, having blonde hair. He 
has keen h,i/el eyes ami le^jnlar fi-atuies. lie is doiiii.; an extensive civil busi- 
ness; is a genlleiiuin ol une.xccplionable luibits; is retined and pfilished, and sus- 
tains au e.xcelleiit charai lei A-. .1 l,iw\'er ,iml .1 citi/.i-n he ranks liiijii. 



HON. RICII.XKl) C.WWOOI). ,. 

/./.\ ■('.;.'. ,'■/■/,• 

TIIL judge ot tlie probate court ol .S. liu\lei county is Richard Caywood, a 
liiukese by liirth, the light liisl ihiwidiig upon him at Soiiieiset, Perry 
iduiity, ()t toiler 11, 1^23, ills r.ilhei, ThouKis C'aywood, was a native ol C'ul- 
pepper Comity, X'irginia, .iiid his mother, 1 le,iiii.>r (( iiiggs) Cay wooil, was born in 
New Jersey. Her f.imily wiue early settlers 111 lh.it slate, coming from Holland. 
I'he Caywiiods were Knglish, the lungeiiiior of the f.imily in this countrv being 
the greal-gr.indfather of kichard 

lie did some larm labor in lMi\hoo<l; \wis edui'ated in the public schools of 
()liio; spent the winter of 1.S4J 4; in Scotland county, Missouri, having previ- 
ously Commenced the reading ol l.iw; relmned to his ntitive state, completed his 
U-gal studies Ai\d alter pi.u liciiig two \eais .it Somerset, came to this state onc(' 
more, .iiid settled in Si.liii\ler in i.S|i.. In oS|7 he was chosen siii\cvor 1 1| Ihi- 



yy/A tiii.vcii A\n />■//,■ <)/■ Missouri cjt/jcs. 223 

County, .iiul hy rcO'li-i, turn lirM llu- nHicc; seven )cars in succchsion, practicinjr law 
at the .same time. 

In i.S().| Ml C"a\'ui)i.(i \\(iit l.i (.'mini il HlnHs, l,,u ,i, lanneil I wo iii til i ee yeais, 
was eleilcil snrviyiudl I 'utlaiwiltamie c Miml\ in the antuniiiiif 1S67, and held 
tliat ollice- twi) years. in iSyo lie retiiined l^i .SLliuyler ( ininty, and i)raetice<l at 
Lancaster, the seat ut )nslice, until the autumn ol iScSj, when he w.is ( linsen to 
Ills present ollice, the duties ul which he is |ii itcirming lo the t)est of liis ahilities 
Judge L'axwood was elei ted the lirst mayor ot Lancaster, and has since l)een 
placed at the head ol the 111 nine ipalit \', at least once or twice, lie was originally 
a whig of pro-slaver)' \iews, and linked his liMluiies with tlie confederate wing of 
the ilemocracy lui the hreakiiiL; onto! ilieci\il w,ir. lie joined tile Mettiodisl 
C hunli a tew vears ago, and is living a lonsistent Cliristitin life. 

The jndtje lias lieen twice married, lirst iu 1.S4S, to Miss Susan N. l'"idciier, cjf 
.Scliuyler county, sin- living in iSU_(, leaving fu'c children, only three of tliem now 
living; and the second time in iS6S, to Miss Sarah H Lainli, of Mills county, 
lowa, ha\'ing luul hy her lour 1 hildren, three ot whom are yet living. 



(ii':()kc,i'. I'. \vnri~i{. 

^/■/■/■AA'SiKV CJ i'V. 

AM().\'(i the older class of law)ers still in practice at the bar of Jefferson City 
L is (ieorge Tompkins Wiiile, a iiati\e of liooue county, this state, and ;t son 
I'l iieiijamiii 'Land M.iry ( Mc( iuire) White. His father was a pioneer in tliis 
st.ite, or rather territcnv. loming hitlier Iroin Kentucky in i.Sii;, and his maternal 
graiidtather, l'ie\-. Allen -M((riiire, was also an immigrant to this state from the 
laud ol I )aniel Hooue. 

(ieorge '1'. White Was hoi 11 in Manli, i.Sjj. in ins early childhood school 
houses were scarce in llie couiily where he lived, there being" none near enougli 
lor him to attend until he was eleven \'eais ohl; hut fortun.itely llis parents knew 
sometliing of tile value ol knowledge, and he recited iiis lessons daily to one of 
them, usii.dly at dinner 01 ,il night to his lather, who took especial delight in the 
meiikii training ol iiis fusl-lioru sou At lourteeii he had a fair ICnglish educa- 
lioii lor ,1 lad ol that agi , and in tli.it N'e.ir he i .line to Cole ciumty to live with 
Ins uncle. Judge (iCorge Tompkins, loi' wliom he had been named, and wiiosc 
I. inn 111' in.iii.iged until the de.illi of the judge iu 1.S4U, 

A ye.ir 1 <\ two befiire Ins de.itli the uncle had set our subject to re.iding" his hi w 
books, and his entire hiw libr.iis w.is snbsei|uiutl v purchased by Mr. While. lie 
linisiu-d ills leg.il ciFiiise uiidei the iiislrucliim of Judge William Scott, of the 
supreme couit, iiy whom he w.is licensed l.i |)r,i tice in tlie year 1 84S. 

-Mr. White has iuid .111 ollii e at Jefferson C'ity since the date just nieiitioiied, 
.md up to the l)re.ikiug out ol the ci\il w .ii", in iNdi, ills pr.ictice extended into 
ihiee 01 loai Counties .idjoiinng Cole, .lud he iii.ide .1 marked success in iiis pro- 



224 7V/A' /ir.vc/r .i.v/) in/: o/ m/ssoca:/ c/77/is. 

Irssniii lie li.ih bci-ii (c ■!! nci U <1 willi si At'i.il ini| i. nt.iul cases wllicli went tii tllc 
siiprc-mc iiunt ul tin- sl.itr. wluii' tliev li.ivi: lict-n scttlrd, .md aie rccogiiiznl as 
llii- law ul llic lanil. 

(_)! lali' )Tars Mr W'liiti- has sciilmii iMinr out id Co\c c Dimly to altciid to liti' 
i;aliiiii, lia\'in^ usualK' iili;nl\' In du al limiii-, IK- is a siiiind lawyer, and lias 
alwa\'s had .i rcs|ii;i,'taliU- sLaiidiiii;' amnnn tin- li-i;al I raliM'ii il v. 

Mail)' \rars ai;ii lie w.is lor some time pulilii' adniiii istratnr (it the cimiUy, 
holdiiiL; the office until In; liiiallv declini'd to serw aii\' longer, III- has never 
liecii a place seeker. 

In 1N54 he was married to Adaline ISolton, .1 native of Cole county, and they 
haw tour children, all L;rouii ii|i. 

lie IS a Master Mason, a 111 em her of tin Methodist Cluiicll South, and has held 
the ollice of steward for neaiK thirty \ eai s, lie is a man of niidoiilited Chris- 
tian (haiatter, a little mid in some ol Ins \\a\s, hut kinddieartcil, cordial and a 
friend to .ill rinlil doers. 



COLONIC. T. W. H. I kl'WS. 

s.i/.v r lot ■/,',. 

C(J| ,( )N ML CKKW'S IS one ol the most iinl iistiioiis memlieis of the Saint 
l.oiiis liar; a man ol siriiiig will, a Inoad, e.\pansi\e mind, with .1 prepon- 
derain e ol reasoning I .unit ies, ,ind li.i\'i iig ,1 gooil Mow ol l.iilguagi.-. lie natil- 
r.illv reasons lioin c.inse to ellect, lint he ollen enlivens his disi'onrses 'with 
similes, nnt.iphors and .intithesis. lie is .1 n.iti\i- ol X'lrgini.i, horn in llemy 
county, .M.ircli lO, r.Sjj, Ills hither, .1 \\c.iltli\' 1. inner of that count)', m.irried 
Miss I'di/.i nmildin, d.inghter ol ddnnnas Clark Hoiildin, .1 l.id\' of rare mind .uid 
thorongli culture. The t.iinih' moved to llow.ud 1 unnlv, .Missouri, in 1840, The 
.iiKcstoisol our snliject \M-re ot luiglisli 1 lesi enl The name of his grandf.ither 
w.is Thoin.is. lie w.is m.irried to .Miss C'lemnieiis, They both died in Ileniy 
coiiiUx', X'irgini.i. 

Colonel C'rews w.is gr.idn.ited .it Ciiion C'ollege, New \'ork; studied law under 
the iiisti 111 tion of Judge John C, Wright, ol Si lienect.id \', and completed his leg.il 
I'Miise wilh llie late lion, W I'. N.iplon, of Saline county, Missi.iiiii, lormerU' of 
the snpuine lieiich ol this si, lie In 1, 11111, uw i^s^, he commenced pi.iitue .it 
M.iish.ill, Missouri, .mil contiiiiied it up to the commencement of the late war, in 
which he li.id some experience as a soldn r under southern colors, lie r.iised .1 
ci.impanw entering the stale service ninfi (ieiier.il .Monroe I'.irsons, .mil p.irlici 
p.ited ill the liattles of IJrowiiville, C.irthage, Wilsiin's Creek, I'urt Scott, Dry 
Wood, .iiid Lexington, when he w.is pronioied to the r.ink of lieiiten.int colonel of 
the .'d 1 ,i\alrv for I ir. I Very in the field Sn l.nes, prevented furl her military service. 
In iSnj he W.IS captured .it home in .1 sick lied, .ind sent to Saint Louis .is .1 |)ris- 
oller ol war; w.is soon p.iioled, lieilig the first p. Holed prisoner of the sl.ite. lie 
W.IS liniili-il in Ireedoin to the st.ite lines, and leipiiied to report weekl\- al S.iinl 



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l.iMii^, lie iiKiilc .1 t(in|i(ir,ii \ linmc- III I'l.inkliii (niiiu\, sci .l^ 111 111- liand)' 111 
mi lil.iry lir.n li| ii.ii lci'\, .nn I 1 n r.uiii' ,i i 1 1 i/i ii i il I li.d ci m iil y all it llir clusr ol iiiis- 
t ilil i^^ 

111 llir >|iiini; ul iS;;; he in, 111 it'll Mis- \' 1 1 '^i iiia Jrll lies, all est iniahit; ami highly 
t iilti\ali.'(l lady, tin- ilaiighlir I'f t' S IrflVics, an L-aiiy settler, and well kiuiwii 
(i)iiiity i.riirial fur many \eais, C'lilmirl C'lews has an iiiterestiiii; taiiiih' of li\'e 
suns and iwu daughters. 

In i'^'i5 he iipened a law (illiie in Saint l.uuis, wiiere he has enjuyed an exten- 
sive practice He still lu\es the larm, and gives what time he can s|)are friini his 
ardmms |ir. ifessii uial duties tn tlu- ( iiUi\ atii in. aih iiiiing and lie.uitifying uf it. 
lie pcissesses a [uiwer ul keen anal) sis; is a Ihient and impassi lined s] leaker, lucid 
and Ciiheit'iit; is s\slenialic and eaielnl in all ul his leg.d linsiiu'ss. lie is cour- 
teiiusand kind in hiss.uial intei c.iiii se ; is Laid ni rural life; eiijuxs the Suciety 
cil his mail)- triends, and i-ii|ii\s ninst his ,,\\ii liume, where he is lu-st known and 
esteemed. 

In 1.S75 he repi eseiili-d ill.- ci unities . if hi anki in, ( i.isci made and ( )sagi; ( which 
lliim emlnaced llii- Iw ciil \ In si seiiat' n id dislini) in the ccinstitiil iun.il ciiiiven- 
liiin; but as ^'et he has devutcd lint little alteiitinil tn ])iililical allaiis. 



RKlUll'N J. I'P.I'kMAN. 

,1/./. Lh\ . 

T") h;ri!h:N JACOI'. h:i;h;K.MAN, s,m <il jac.l) M. and I'li/aheth (Schnkers) 
V I'-lieiinan, was Imiii in Lancaster, I'ennsvlvania, Xiivemlier 27, liSj.). I5cith 
p.ireiits were cif ( ii'iin. Ill descent, .iiicl Inn 11 in the i\evstiine Slate. When Reiiljeii 
\cas aliMiit sex'eii vears cild the lamil\ inn^iil In Wiuister. Wayne cuunty, ()liicj, 
where the lather was eng<i.gecl in nni ih,i ml ising, and the sun was educated in the 
piililic schciiils. The- kitlei also did si. me u.uk in his father's slure. lie iDiii- 
meiicccl leading l.iw when cpiile \.iimg. with Imhge Levi C'n.x, nf Wcinster, where 
he Was .idmittecl tc. the |i,ii in 1,^15 In \'. i\ c-nil ler, iS.jd, he was m.iiried tti Miss 
^.ll.lll .Spell, .-r. .it \\'a\ lu iniiiiu. n.-ai W.i.islci, ,ind cciiitiniied l.i practice at 
WcMistei iiiilil 1,^51;, wlii-ii he ..line In this sl.ile and sc-ttle.| in MaLciii. 

Ml" I'.lieiinan Wds a I Iciiiglas demiu 1 at, and an iiiKcim pmni ising Uiiicni nitiii, 
ami when civil war lieg.in his vnice w.is l.ni.l in dcdc-nse nl llie nld (lag. Li i8(jj 
he lii.ik llie lie Id as ciiliiiiel 1 il the (ud .Miss.mii sl.ite niililia, and served thrciugli 
the- war, Ins regiment lii-ing mi gu.ird .md nlhei duty in this state. Alter a few 
iminlhs (."ill. mil i .lien 111,111 w.is mi dc-lac lic-d dnlv alnicisl (cmstantlv, being at cine 
lime .issishint prii\.'iisl in,iisli.il uf the disiii. t nf iimth MisSciiiri; at annther time 
.inliiance cillieei, eU , and was r.ucdy with his regiment, m Any ])art cif it, during 
the 1,1st tw.i ye.irs of the w.ii 

Colomd I'dierm.in resumed the pi, u lice- ol l.iw .il .\Liiiin in llic' aiilnmn of 
1.SC15, and h,is sine e di \ . .led Ins I iiiie \ c 1 y ,issid iimisl \ 1. . his leg.d kibius llis 
-') 



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|ii,i( lice li.is Ik-cii nciuTiil, .mil ill till- tVil( r.il .i^ W'rli as sl.iii' cinii Is, ,iii(l lu- scrms 
1,1 |i,i\c 1 1,1(1 i|iiili^ .1 1 111! I 'I liiisiiu-ss 111 llir 1 1 inn 11,1 1 ln.inc li .it tlir pinl I'ssii in 1 Ir 

1 1, IS I ICC 11 1 cl.iincd fill I he ilclcic-c in .ii !■ ,isi I ici ii ur 111 1 1 cii (.'.iscs iil In nniridi.', 

,iinl nil 111,111 wliiuu lie li,is (Iclciiilcil Ilis c\cr Incn Imni;. Twci were senlenecil In 
llic [.enileiili.u \' Im iiiiicl)' nine _\ c.ii -,; i ,| liei s I . ii ,i sin iilci tei ill , .111(1 the rest lie' 
( Ic.ircJ 

,Mr. Mlierinan served as city .iltuiney mie or twn terms nut Iihil;- alter the cnil 
\\..ir, and th.it, \\c believe, is .ill the jxilitieal nrfuc tluil he h.is .iccepted. lie 
v^ives his lime \ei y <- h 'seh li i his |ir(ilessiun, tu xsliieh he seems to be i,(really 
.itt.ielied, .md h.is .ihv.i)'s dime .i lC'iuiI business, .iiid stiHid well at the b.iiv 

.Mr. .iiid Mrs I'diciin.iii h.ive h.id tu.. child rcii, bnth d.iUL;hters, imly uiie (if 
them nuw living, .Mullie .\ , the wite uf V.. V . Hcnnett, s|icci.il insurance ageul, 
u ilh home at .M.k i m 



HON. D.'W'Il) W. Wl'.XR. 



S.U\ /' I Ol /s. 



IA.W'll) \\'.\I,KI{K \V1'.,\1<, m,-inbci ol the st.ile Semite, d.ites his birth in 
J t'oopei loiiiitN', Missouri, .M.i\ ;j. iS|i, bcins^ .i son of Willi. im (i. .iml 
S.ii .ill .\ m.ind.i ( \'.iiice) ) Well , I 1 is lather, .i meii li.i nl in his d.iy, w.is born in 
K noxvillc, 'I'cnnessee, and his mollier in I SowIiiil; ( i i een, Kentmky. The latter 
bclonL;s to .111 old .\lbennile eoiintv ( \'ii L;iiii,i) lainilv, ,ind was ('oiisiil to the Lite 
Willi. im I., \'.iiue\, of ALib.im.i I'lic gi.indt.illier of William (i. Wear was 

Wounded 111 the b.ittle ol l\in^\ .Moiinl.iiii, ne.ii tlu' i. lose ot the revolutionary 

W ,11". 

The subject ol this sketch had .m ac.ideinic educ.itioii ; read hiw with W. 
Ifouijl.is .mil Mmmcl R. ll.iyden, of liooncN ille, Missouri, was .idmittcd to ilic 
b.ir on the d.i\' that .\br,ih,ini l.iiuoln was in.mgur.ited |iicsideiit ol the United 
St. lies, .mil in June of tli.il \'c.ir ( i ,S(i i ) he joined an inde|iendeiU company anil 
\vi;nt into the Union armv. sei\ iiii.;- in wirious c.ip.icities lie w.is .it the b.illlcs 
ol Wilson's C'leck, Pe.i Riili;c, etc., and in ,\uL;nst, l.S(j|, w.is m.ide colonel ot the 
l^lh Missouri int.iiitiy, .md seiAcd in the .\rm\ ol ihe Cnmbeil.md until the war 
closed. 

Keturnint^ to Hooucville in June, iS(j5, he icsimied the |iractice of his profes- 
sion, and soon had a l.iri;\- business lie w.is lonnci ic-d with twf) ur three crini- 
in.il c.ises which t-xcited .i grcil de.il of .itlcntion thront(lionl the .sl.ite. ()ne of 
them W.IS the case of the .St.ite of .Missouri ai;.iiiist .Mrs. .M i|ies .md two others, 
lor the- murder of her hiisli.md, tried at i'ooiieville The other two persons were 
t.ikcii lioiii ilie li.mds ol the olliccrs ,iiid Iniiii;, ,M r. We.ii was the .ittorney for 
the detense. The trial w.is \eiy exciting, .md lasted lor .i week, .it the end of 
which she was .tci|uitteil When the jiirv bronc.hi in their verdict, the judge 
announced to her trom the beiiili, that she owed her lite lo the m.in.m'ement of 
hei attorue\'. 



THE HI x CI I \Nn r.-ii; ui missi)1'A'I cities. 227 

AntitliLT was the cck-liralnl case ol tlir St.iU- nt ^Ii^^(luri ai;;ii!nst I )aVL'n[)cirt 
liunis, a (1 c -SI u- radii also niiil at li. m iiu \ 1 1 li- In iliis case Mi Wc.n was altmiiL-y 
Icii till- (li linsr, ill ciMiiKCti'in with < ii nil al h 'h n I i. C lai k, thru uiu; ul the licsl 
kiinwu I liiiiin.il hiwyiis \\(St iil thi M i^Mssi j)|ii. (Inat iiiU-icst was inaiiili-sti-il in 
ihr liiai all n\ri- tlir W'l ^t Ihiiiis liail l,illi'<l his l)i-()llui, anil severely wuiiinleil 
Ills iinaller, lint he was ,ni|iiaie<l, went In 'I'exas, ami was there hiin^ l>y a luiil) 
lor other in iiiilen nis ihs'iis. While al I iooiievilk-, Colonel Wear hail a large 
erillliiial as well as ei\il |iraetKe, ami reai-heil a high position at the Cooper 
eoiintv har. 

Ill 1S70 he moveil to this eity, ami lure eoiitines hiinselt almost entirely to the 
ei\'il 1 Hints lie has ehaige of the lei;al laisiness ot J H. We.ir, lioogher ami 
Coinpanw one of the largest wholes.ile ilrs-goods honses in Saint Lonis. Tlic 
eoloiiel is a man of goml stamling, soii.ilK' as \vell as legally, and has many 
friends. 

While at liooneville, Coloiied Wear was assistant attorney for the Missoui"! 
I'atilie Railroad t'l impaiiv, and in lomiiig to this eit\' retained the same positimi. 
In iSSj he was noiniii.iled, li\' ai\ lanial ion, hy his denioeialic eonstituents, in one 
of the wealthiest dislrii Is in the state, lor the state se'ii.ite, and is now a member 
of that boih. In the m ssion ol i.SS; In w.is ehaiiinan nl the committee on i or- 
poiations, oilier y\\^u\ mniiii ipal, and a memliei of the pidiiiary eoinmittee, lie 
is a Ko\al Arch Mason. While in pi.iitice at lioonev die, ill |annary, |S68, he 
was m.irried to Miss I, ,1111a lleaty, ol ih.il pi, ice, ,1111! tlie\' have one son. . 



HON. I-;. I). F.K()\vN. 

ElUS'A. 

ERASTUS DAYTON HROWN', judge of the probate court of Knox county, 
was born in Montgomerv county, lllinuis, April \ i,. 1851. His lather, Rev. 
I'Mwin Brown, a .Methodist pieaehei .iml t, inner, was a iMtive''of Coiiiiecticul, ,md 
his mother, whose m.iiden n.une w,is M.iry i\irl;land, w ,is brjrn in Saint l.oiiis 
1 ounty, lliis st,ite. Ills inoiln r died in 1S5;. his lather in 1S75. 

lirastus w.is educated .it Lincoln Univeisit)-, l.ogan county, and .McKeiidree 
College, Lebanon, .Saint Clair lonntw Illinois, he being .1 graduate ol the kittt-r 
institution, class of 187.1. lie li.id some ixperieiu e as a te.u.her uliile pnrsning his 
college course; read law with l)syait .md lirowii at .\Luon Cit)'; was admitted 
to the bar in the ,iut umii of 1 S75, and luis since In en in general pract ice at I'.diiui. 
We li.i\(.- the .iiithoiily of a gentleman who knows |iidgi- lirown intim.ifcl) lor 
slating th.it he is a good judge of law, elUcieiit, in any leg.il Work which he iiniler- 
lakcs, ami shares largeL ot the coiilideiu e ol his clients. 

Judge Brow II w.is ehi led to his present eoiintv ollice in 1.S78, and reelected in 
iSSj, and hence is seiwiiig his second term, which \sill expire with the year iSSo. 
lie is prompt ,ind lailhlnl in disch.irgiiig his diilies .is probate pidge, and is ,111 



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(i|ii ij;lil ,iiu I Inn: ni.in in ,il I I In- i rl.ilii ms . il I lie 1 l<- i^ ,c inriiiln.-i i il I lie McUhi- 
||l^t C'liuiX'li Suiilli, .mil 111 (111- (IriiUKialii |Mit\' 

|iiilt;r UiKUii u.is liisl 111.11 I nil ill M.iiili, iSj.S, til .Miss Jauic l'ii.\, ol M.iiiMi 
C'll)', she living ill Sc|ili-iiiliii , i .S.So, anil tin- sermiil lime in I'elii nary, i.SSj, ti> 
•Miss .\niiire li N ii_ Ihilsi 111, in Huiul ennnlv, lllmms, lia\ iiiij, bv lier une ilau^'liter. 



CO I,. JOHN F. WIl.LI.AM.S, I.L.I). 

SAiX/ IOC/\ 

J()I1N I'^Rlil'^MAN \\'1I.I,I.\.M.S, snpi I inli iiiieiil 1)1 llie insurance (li'partmeiit 
III Missiiiiii, is a sun 1)1 I'laneis I'-pps Willi. mis, ,mil .Martlui Ann ('lalliDl) 
Willi, uns, ,inil w.is Imrii in I ,\ iielil nii^li, C'.implM II ciiimU', \'iri.;ini.i, .April i S, 
i.SjS liiiili |i.ireiils w ere .ilsi 1 n.ilu IS I il ili.il iMiiiily II is p.ilerii.il L;raiiil (atliei , 
Tliiimas Willi. nils, was an ullieei in tlie i ciiiliiieiii.il .iriiiv; si i was .ilsn liis in.iler- 
n.il sj,r,illill,illier, Capt.iin C'll.ules T.illml 

I'r.incis 1{. Willi. mis lnnni;lit his l.iiiuU' Iii Missuuii in iiS,;5, .mil in Ilow.iid 
luimU' upeiieii .i l.iiiil, mi wliii li Juliii u.is re.iieil in h.ilut^ nl iiuliislr)', Ilis lil- 
t'l.iiy Ir. lining lie li.ul liist in llie e mn iiu m sehonls ul llie ilay, then in Masunic 
Ciillei;e, ,it .M.iriiin, ,iiul in liie l'ni\,eisilv I'l .Missunii, ,it Columbia, receiving 
liiiin llie l.iUer instiliiliiMi ihe decree ul li.u lielur ul arts in iH4,S; niasler ul ails 
in i.S:ji,.inil iliii lur ul l.iws in i.S.Sj, lie re.ul l.iw .it I'.uelte, IJuw.iri.1 euuiity, 
willi I'rcwilt .mil lleiii")'; eaiii;lil the i.;ulil lever m iiS.p;; v\ent tu Calilui'iiia liy 
the ij\'eilainl luute; spent between tuu.iiiil lime \ e.irs there in miniiiLCanil lr.ii.l- 
111'.^, .iiiil letiiriieil by the i>thiiiiis in J.mii.ii\, u^5-' 

kesiiiiiiie.; his leL;.il slnilies iiiuler his uhl pieiepturs, he w.is aduiitled lu the 
b.ir ill .\n<.;usl, I'Ss,,; upemil .111 ulhce ,il l'.i\etle, lluw.iiil cunnty, .iiul the his- 
luri.m ul the times st.iUs tli.it he "ste.ulib' l^ii'W in the c i uiliilenee ut the peuple 
.iiiil the b.ir .IS .1 l.i\v)'ei ul exeelleiit piuiiuse " He \\,is ill pi.ietiee there in iSdi, 
when civil w.ii bet;,iii, .iiui .illhuii^h ni,m\ ul his rel.itives fuiiK^il the cunleiler.ile 
cause, he w.is true lu his p.itiiulic iiisliiicls, .mil eiilisteil in the I'liiuu iirni) . lit; 
.liileil in i.iisini; the i;lli Missuuii e.iv.ili\' le^imeiit ul si. He milili.i, uf which he 
w.is .ippoinleil lienten.ml i ulmnl, .md ul w iiicli In- was piuinuted eulunel in iiSd ;. 
lie w.is in cuiniii.md ul the se\i:iilli Missuuii districl. willi he.idipiarters .it S.iiiit 
Jusepli, and w.is in the seiAice lur three \e,iis, sliuwiiiL; hiinstdt a Irne p.ilriul, as 
well as ail huiiuiable soldier, 

lu the sprint; uf 1863 Culuiiel U'illiajiis settletl in Macun City, Mticon Cuiiiity, 
.mil he suuii li.nl ,1 reinunei .iti\'e pracliie. 

.\t .111 e.ul) d.iy, while' ill pr.ictice at I'.ivetle, the coloiicl WiiS made attorney 
lur the Stale liauk, located there; in 1^5 | w.is elected cuuiity snperinteiuienl ul' 
schuiils; in 1836 was elected circuit alluriie\' fur the second ludici.il district, liuhl- 
iuu, the hist ullii e- lur luiir \e.iis, .mil iu tli.it .md i-very uiliei pusiliuii held in 
lliuse d.i\s he w.is l.iithliil lu his trusts, .is he ii.is liieii siiiie. 



Till-: liiw'cii Axn /!!/,■ 0/- .u/ssPi'ixf crriF-S. 229 

111 iSdd lie \v,is (Iclcalcil ,1N llir lii-iiKu i.ilh i ai\i lidalc loi' slate supciiiUcnilciU 
(il M liiHils, Mil an iMint nl llir |i ^l d.iiIj, .hkI ilic clisl laiuliisrincnt (il man)' vdUts. 
'I'lic ^.liiii- I a use (U 1 1 all! I him i ii i M.;S. \\ In n In- was I lie 1 1( iiii iciMliL caiid id.ili; for 
( (iiiLCri-'ss in Ills lUsti n I 

III 1S7O lir was rlccU'il In llii; Icf^isl.iUii c, il hciiiLC ''•'-' Uvcilty-iiiiitli gciR-ral 
asseiiilil )•, ami was clniscii spnakci", ahlhJUL;li llicie were several alile deillurrals 
in I Ik- 1 11 him- III Ic nil; e\]>ei iciM e ill lei^islal u r .luiii^s, and si iine km iw ledge ut |)ar- 
lianu'nlar\ rules It isalninst neeilless In -.a\ that he lillnl the s|ieaker's chair 
w It h pii un|itiiess and elfn leiu \', and del ii led alnl il\', 

L'liliiml Williams was a whig while llial |iail\' was in existence, and tui tile 
last l\veiit\- \ears has acted with the ileniuci atie party. He was a llancuek and 
l'a)i;lisli eieelur in iSSo, and in January, iSXi, was a|ipniiiled to his ju'eseiit state 
iiHiic, aliead\' illeiil ii iilei I , the duties nl >Aliieli he is diseli.irgini^ with the ntllKist 
satislac_ I il ill ti 1 the pnlilu 

The wile ut C'lihaiel Williams is llattie M , daiiyliter ol Maiur Wilsun I,. 
()veiall, ijf Saint Charles enuiity, their iiKirriage being dated Deeemlier 2;, i^5i>. 
'riie\- lia\e twii ehildreii. I'laiik I{ is well edntated, and a men haiit at Maeun 
C'it_\'; |iiliii 1'., Jr., was appiiinted laptain at the age ul nineteen lai the stall ut 
liiigadier (leiieral M. \'aii C"le\e, ot the state guards; was graduated at the state 
nuiveisit\' lit Missiiiiri in June, 1.S.S2, at twenty years <il age; is alsu a graduate 
III luislinaii's Ciimmei I ial t'ullege, l'iiuglikee|>sie. New York, and is liuukkeepc-r 
and cashier in tlie insurance depart iiienl , .S.unt Louis. 



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I'Ll.loi r M. Ill'C.llI'.S. 

DA Wll IE, 

I.I.I()'rT ^1^K.\^■ IirCilIIiS, late pmseeuting alturney fur Mnntguniery 
(iiuiil), elates Ills liirlli in l.inculn i.iunty, this state, Nuvemlier 7, \'^\-\ 
His lather, l-'lliutt Hughes, was a nati\e ut keiitiuky, a teacher in early lite, and 
later a meiihant, and his gramll'ather w.is a native uf the Old l)i)minioii The 
niiitliei ill iiiii" subject was Jane S Mctdnm II, a native ut Kentucky. In i^>45, 
beliiie I'dliiitt was a yeaiuld, the tamib ninved tu D.mville, iMimtgiimery county, 
\\lieie the lather died in i.Snj, and the in.ithei in iSun 

Mr. Hughes had a comnion-scliool edmation, and by a little careful sidt train- 
ing outside the school runin, he litted himsell' lor a teacher. He taught three 
years in Adams and I'ike counties, Illimns; read law at Jacksonville, Morgan 
coiintv, that state, and was admitted In the- li.u .it Daiu'illc in 1S67. He was 
ciiiint)' siipii intcndent ol schnols in ii'^/'-' 71; was cdected pidseciiting attorney in 
1.S72; rei.-lected in 1S74 and I1S7O, and seivecl six \-ears, making a popular and effi- 
cient ullicial. Mr. Hughes is a good judge of law, an excellent commercial law- 
\er, and, without being eloipnnl, makes a clear, logical and |)ersuasive argument. 
lie is strictly honest and reliable-, and li.is ,1 strong hold 1 1 the ccinlidc-mc- ol the- 
pc'c ipic: 111 Ills I'ounty . 



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THE lii-.xcii ,hvv A.;/.' c/- M/ssorK/ cities. 



Mr. Ilui^hcs is ii (It-muerat, lull iiut \ x-ry .irtivL-. His time, his talents, his ener- 
gies, are L;i\en tii the stiul\' and |iiac ti( e nl his prolessiun, and lliat acednnts Inr 
his ixirlliiit slandini;. lie is a i\(.sai .\ 1 1 h ^hls(nl, and all Odd-l'elhivv Mr. 
llni^his was maiiird in I )i i. eiiihei , i.Sjj. lu Miss \'nL;ii- 1'". I'otts, (i| SainI Cdiarles, 
ihis stale, and liie\' ha\i- li\'i ( liihlieii. 



JOHN I'DWAKDS. 

MAR ) 11 1 I I: 

ONIi iif tile ablest and must sihuLuh' memliers of the Missouri liaris Juhii 
I'alwards; his |ii". ii^rniliir in the nialern.i! line Was Dennis Kiiiider, U'lio 
1 aine lidin (ieiman\' Willi llie lirsl eiiiiipanv ul stilleis to ( iermaiili i\\ ii (muv a 
|iait 111 I'liiladeljihia, reiiiis) Ivania) in id.S^. lUuiiij; the lirst )ear alter his 
arii\al, the S<k icU' mI I' rieiids (allhuiii;h hr was mil one ot tlu-ir nuniLier) held 
their liisl nieeliiiL; .it his slune maiisidii, it luiny the laiLjest edilice at the time in 
( iei man ti i\\ n The hit upiai wliieli it sluud is iiuw llie ])roperty ul Jaiub liiirns. 
I'ail 111 the walls ul the laigi-, line tuij-sti>i\ house iinw nil the premises, was the 
nii^'in.il eMi/riui" wall ol the sUnie lniiis,> ul Uiniiis Kiinder. I'hjiid's history of 
I 'ennsvKania nnnilions his liieiidiv dis| i. jsit loii toward the (Jnakers. 'file name 
Kiiiidei was ehanj^ed to C'miiad, then to Coiiiad, and lastly tii Conard. Corne- 
lius Conaid was a lineal deseeiulaiit ot l)riiiiis Kiiiider, <iiul was the great-irreat- 
grandfalher of our suiijeet. His son, I: verai d Conard, settled near Uovlestown, 
in Berks eouiitv, Penns\ Ivania In i;no, C'oniidiiis Conard, a son of iiveretl 
Conard, married Susanna Chalfont; tlnv li\rd in Chester county, I'eniisylvania, 
wilere their daughter I'-li/alnth, the- mother of onr subject, was born in 1802. 

I-ioberl I'M wards, till- t.ilher of our subjei t, desceiide-d litmione |olin lulw.irds, 
who immigiiited lioin Wales ;ii i()X_>, and settled 111 l-oWer Merion Township, 
MoiUgcniiery eoiiiit\, I'l iiiis\ K aiiia. lb- was ihseeiided from Welsh and I'-ng- 
lisli <ineestiy in the lalUi part of tin- seVL-nteeiith eeiilary, and befinc the 
ei iiiimeiieement ot the adiniiusti atioii ol William Peiin. lie w.is united in mar- 
liage Ajiiil 1), i.S;i, to Idi^.il lel h C'onaid, who althonL;h somewhat his senior in 
,ii;r, still siiivivi-s him (i.SS;) In iS;; lie iemo\'c'd to llighlaild eoiiiit)', Ohio, 
iiiakini; the long M\A arduoiib |oiiriiey with a team and wageni, .iccoin|ianied by 
Ills wile and lour childi en. | niie 0, 1 .S ; j, ilie\ reaehed their destination, and were 
received ,il the hosi)ilable residence ot William Clialtont, his wife's uncle. lie 
remained in that vicinity until October ;i, i^S^i^, at which date he purchased the 
f.irm, where he resided a period of nearh forty years, up to his death, which oc- 
I'liiicfd June -'7, 18.S5, being over eiglit\ \'ears ol aL;(.'. lie was a generous, hospi- 
table citi/.eii. precise in his business alfaus, iiille.\ible in integrity, widely known 
and highly res[)ectetl. 

John I'-dwards, the subject of this nieiuiiir, was born at Valley Forge, Chester 
county, I'eiinsyjvani.i, |)e(cmber S, 1 S ;(. His i-ailv da)'s were spent iiiiim a farm 



y//A h/-:nci/ a.v/i /i.ia' o/- m/ssoi'a-/ cities. 



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,1111! ill ,ilti-ii(lini; llic piildic; mIiomK. In iS^d we liiid liiin a sUnli'iil in tile 
ai.ulciny coiuhulcil l)V I'iwIismh | A | l,(i\\(\, ,il Si.iilh S.ilcni, ()liiii. lli' ni- 
trrrd the 1 1 rsl 11 11,111 ( l.isi ol M 1.1 in 1 I liii\ i-iMl \ , I )\l. ni I, ( )liiu, in ScplcinlnT, 1 ><5H, 
ulicir he W.I-, gr.uluatrd with tin- llll;ll(■^t Iujiidis dI Ins liass tin' schularshi|) alLcr 
pni'Miini^ a rcL;nlar ci.issical cuiu'sr, Jul)' 5, iSoj. At the univcrsily lie was under 
ihi' iiistnutiuii (if I'l'ufessnr I )avid Swini;, tlie erudite si holai' and eminent divine, 
iii)\\ nl ChieanD l)iiiin!^ his cuuise as a stiideiil, Mi lulwards was tlie recipient 
sill 1 essiv(d)' III all ut the hiiiniis awarded li\ his elass; was ehosen to :i(hlrcss the 
l{|i idel|>liiaii l.ileiarv Siicietv; was idiH ted piiel-lanreate, .iiid he deli\'ere(l the 
v.deilittiiiy aiiilress ti) his ilassinates at their l;i adiiatii m. Altei fjjiadiiatiiiv; he 
was eiiiisen superintendent nl piiliHe seliuuls ut 1 1 illsl iinou^h, (Jliio, whieli pnsi- 
tiun he held until he iesiL;"ned in iSdj. In Srpti iiiliei nl that yeai he was ehnseil 
sn pel iiUendent i>l public sehiuiis in the cit\' nl llainillmi, where he also eeiiitinned 
unlil his resiniiatinn in iNdy. I'm distinL;nisiied selmhii ship, the degree u( iiKisler 
nf arts was cmile-rred iipnii him fiiK' 5, 1^(15, by Miami University. lie studied 
law with Ilnii Knhert Christy, atlerwaid I'liited Stales district .ittnrney at Cin- 
1. mn.iti, d III i ml; his three years' resideiue al Ilamillnii, where he was admitted 
tn the hai nl (lliin in 1.S67, hetiire llijn [nsiah Smll, nf the supreme euurt. In 
the f.ill nf that year he tm ined ,1 pailneisliip with llmi James Sloane and Judge 
S I'" Steel, .md cnmmeiiceil the pr.Ktiie nl Ins pmlessinn at Ilillsiinrungh, Ohio. 
In .Xugiisl, I .S(j,S, he reiiioV(.'d to M.iry vi I le, and during iIk- winter of 1 iS6iS-0y 
he filled the position of su[)eriiUendeiit of piildir sclmnls In July following he 
formed a eo-p.irtnersliip with lion, Lafayette 1 ).iWsoii This lirni was vei'V pros- 
perous, ami CniUinued to do .1 successful law business until J.iiinary i, 1877, wdieii 
it w.is dissnlved by mutual consent. In ihe Kill nl i,S76 he was elected prosecut- 
ing .iltnriiey nf Nod.iway cniinty, which pnsiiioii he .ibl\' filled until J.muary 1, 
rSyi; lie was associ.ited in the pi.ictice nl the l.nv with William W, K.insay, his 
present p.iitner, J.inuar}' i, 1S7CS, which has Lontinued up In the present writing 
(i.S.S;), 'I'lieir business is extiMisi\'e, .iiul their firm is niie nl the most prominent 
in northwestern Missouri, The mother nl ,Mr, JMlwaids was .i stiict member ol 
the Snciel\ nl I'lieiids, the son w.is raised under ( )ii.iker inlluences, and he has 
nevei loigntleii his e.ii l\' te.uhings. lie is .is in,nil\ ,iiid nnble in all ol his deal- 
ings ,is he IS h',1 riled and piolnnnd. lie is .1 line m.in, not only to his i lien ts, but 
to the ( nil its .md his pi ofessimial brethren ; a c id In red geiitleni.in, a Inver ot tlie 
line .irts, miisii .md poetry, llis liter. iry .ill.iinnieiUs .ue e.\celled by luj m.in in 
western Missouri. Many of his liter.u'y efforts, prnse .md poetry, will cmnpare 
favor.ibly with the productions of lirst-cl.iss .\ nieriiMii .md I'higlisli writers. He 
is Very le.ii ned in the l.iw; there is a certain reliiu-nieiil in his methods ol thought 
that en.ibles him to gr.isp with e.ise the nice points .iiid subtleties ot his proles- 
sion. .Mailers loo complex and iiitrii.ite for the nnderstaiiding (jt the nrdin.iry 
pr.ictitiniier .ippe.u- bc-fore his mind .it a gl.ince .is cle.ir .is crystal, .md his cmi- 
nriitly pr.iclic.il indgnieiU i-ii.ibli's him to m, ike direct .ind anurate .ipplic.itioii nl 
them to the siib|ecl in question. Being .1 cogent re.isoiier, with a wealth ot Ian- 



232 /■///• i;i.\'i'll .tX/> /.'/A' (>/■ A//S.Si)l'U/ (7/VA.V. 

i;naL;c alm.isl i-i|ual to lli.il ul liiii-kc, In- i^ .iIiudsI iri'fsisi ilile lirt<ji"c hiilli couit 
.md |niv; .ill hi)iii;h \\r srlilniii 1 iid 11 1 l;c ^ 111 li'^uii-iol 1 liciuric, his (liscinirscs an- 
in sii|ii-i 1 1 t.(slr, ami his 1 11 1 una I c ai 1 1 iiai n I am i- u il li I lie licst aiillHii s has unilcicil 
his si\|r uiiiaikahh' lui piiir haii^hsli Ills |iiu\ri nl liK 111 sl.ilcinrnt, his Idiiic, 
siiiiiiit\. piiiiU' ot ihaiai'ti 1, ami ihr kr.nnrss nl' his iiitrllci.t, tcii;L-tlici with his 
ii|ic SI hnlai ship, arc what liasi- led liini t.i smrrss. His mind is stin'ud with iisr- 
till kiiuwlcd.;!- drawn Irmn sru-iicc, lilcratui'' ami llu- histnry uf the wuild. As 
ail .id\iu air hr has lew ci,|uals, and hr is I li 1 iriiiiL;lil V .u i|iiainli-d with all nf tlir 
ininuu- details (if his in. ilessii ui lie lias wiilteii a niinibeiiif poenis, many nl 
wliK h have heeii pidilished .mil have heni widel\ liienhited. " Tlie Delivei.mce," 
•• 1 le.it h," "The H.ittle nl the h'ens," and " ( )ile In the Mniiml (ira\es," li.ive been 
L!,i'eatlv .iilmired .ind hii;lil\' |ii.iiseil 

.Mr, I'alw.irds w.is in.uried l~ebiiiai\ 1 j, iSn.), in 1 1 illslinrnngh. C)hio, to Mrs. 
lili/.tbeth \ il.iyes She \\',is linrn in D. ill. is emiiily, Al.ilianiti, August 22, iJ<39, 
the dauL;htei nf C'ninnei |ames li l)iL;i;s, nf New ( )rleans, who ci)iiimaii(iL-d a 
regiment under (iener.il |.ii ksnii in the h.ittle nX j.inn.iry .S, 1815. Mi', I'alwards' 
f.iinil\ eireli is eninpnsed nf his wife, hei d.iiiL;hlei , .A nil. I 1 ). 1 l.iyi'S, his t\S n snlis, 
{■alw.ird I), .ind Knlieil | , I .d\\ ,11 ds, ,ind niie d,iiii;litei, M.ii \' 1,. liiU\ards. 



. THo.MAS J. 1).\11J£V. 

\A/iV /■ I 01' I S 

THIS Well kiinwn l.iw \ei" is ,1 iiali\c n| New \nik, .mil was burn September 
.S, l.'^^i-, .it I'enil Will, N'.ctes I niinly. lie is the snn nf Thnnias and Hi idiJe-1 
(l)iiffey) i)aile\', .md is nl Irish desiinl lie inminemed his edneatiim in tin; 
enminnii selmnls, and \\.is tnnr \ears nmlei" the instnietinn nt a |)ri\ate Intni, 
I'l nli'ssnr M.uiiiinn, lie reiiinxeii In .S.iiiii Lniiis |.iniiar\ .'7, i.'^.n^ '" '■'^55 ^^'''^ 
elivted jiisliee nl llie pe.u e, in iS^y m lli,- bn.iid nl dele^.iles, ami in 1.S5.S In the- 
bnaril nt aldermen In the spiim; nl l.^s^.S he w.is eleeleil In tin? nlliee nl rernidel, 
a name Inrmeilv t;i\cn In the pnh^e nt llu piilue eniiil ile stndied hus, and was 
admilled In llie S.iinl l.niiis b.ir in i.S.,,), ,nid l.. llie I'niled Suites disliiel .iml 
ei 1 1 nil I mil ts ill I Sdn. In 1 .Sdj he w .is eh 1 1 . d ,1 member nl llie bn.iril nl alder- 
men, w h ii h nllue Ile held iiillll i.S()| In iSl,:, he w .IS eleeleii nlle nl the jiistii es- 
111 the emiiilx eniiri, wliu h .ilfue he lielil iinlil i.'s;!, .md was reeleeled in thai 
nifiee In i.Syd, Ile is a member nf the si linni b.Mid. 

.Mr |l,iili-s- w.is the repnblie.m e.indid.ile lnr(nm;ress in i.S,S_', but nwini;' to a 
sjilil 111 the p.ii"l\' he W.IS dele. lied ills re pii hi le.iii isni d.iles b.iek tn the Iniimla- 
llnll nl llli- p.lllW Ile was an nrinin.d Inesniler, Vnled Inl |nlin I'. II, lie in l,S_:;_', 
1 1 IS elnipieliee w.is lie.ird in deleiisenf th< prl iieiples nf fieednili when lew men 
d.iieil spe.ik their eniieii I inns, lie m.ide m.iiu ihiilliin;' speeehes .ii;'ainst seees- 
Slnll in llie e.llK' da\s nl the lale W.ir, .Uld bv Ills lllllil illi;' de\ntinn tn his enunlry 
eniiiribiiled l.ir<''el\- i.iw.inl s.i\iiie .Missniiii li. llie I'ninii. 



TIIR BI-:\C1I .WD li.ih' OF MISSOVia CITIES. 2 ^^3 

hulijc l)aiK.'\' has a niiiuivi- iiumikh y, is luaJcil with )j,iiii(l hiuiad sense, ami is 
willw 111! isK ( ami hiin inwas a> a speaLvT, He has a pnw cr i il reparlcc and sai- 
i.lsai H'Ikh aniiisril liial ullrn lanscs his ii|i|Mauiil In hcl his | ii csi'iua'. I he 
imli;e is a knah .m'lil hiii,iiil\' man, wIhj ai iil n-sscs aU v\illi ihc iitnuisl i(iurles\', 
ami has many warm liic-mjs. 



llloMAS II. KI'MI'. 

(7///.A/( ■(,'/■///■-. 

^yilO.MAS II. Klv.MI' 1-, ail aiilc lawvri. llr is a iiaiivc ot Mai yiaml, and 
1 was liurii on Kent Islam!, ( )iieen .Viin's i imnly, C)ctnl)er j, ilSjO. His jathei'i 
ot the same name, was a farnur and a iiditician ol prundiiem. e, having heeii a 
memlier ul tiie Maryland lei;islature luui nr liv'e terms, and was jnd^e (it the 
111 |>lians' ciiiiit. lie was a hadimj, nienilper ul the Metlmdisi lipisci i|ial t hurch. 
Ills iL;randlather, Thnmas Ivemp, w.is .i |iiumineiit Imsimss man, and was, at one 
tiim, a meml)ei 111 the M.uylaiid lenislatii 1 1' I'lie nuithei ut unr siibjett, lieluie 
ni.iiiiaL;r, was Miss Maiy l)iiiii\'. llei lath'i alsu \\,is ,i pniminent liiisiness 
m.iii. \'iiiiiii; Kemp was i-ilm..ited in the lii.L;li si iiuuls, and ri.id Liw' with Ihai. 
John .M Kdhertsem, une ul the Jiieseiit judges of the snpnn.le eolirl ot Mainland, 
at C'eiiterville, ( )ueen Ann's eoiinty, and w.is admitud to ihe Iku, March _;, iMsi's. 
In KS51J lie was elected |ii usee nt ini^" <ittoriiev i/l L'.irolnie (onnt), which jiosilion 
he tilled with eileri^y and ability tonr )imis lie was elei ted to the legishrtiire. 
January .j, i'S')4, and, ,dthoin_;h the \oiini;est meniiiei in thai l>o(.ly, he advanced 
to a leadership at once, and his wise (oiiiisids wcie sonc;hl on all momentous 
questions, and his ehupieiice and power i \lnliiled in some of the dehates in that 
session caused his associates to apphiml his ellorls and prophesy hislnlnre t^reat- 
ness. 

In iM'j5 he was a candidate for (.iniiit |iidi;e, Ijiit his party beiiiLJ in the minor- 
ity, he was ilefeateil. In 1.SC17 he w.is eln led circuit clerk, which ollka- he luld 
six years, winning; golden opini.ins (inm ilir cimit, the iminbeis of the b.ir, and 
,dl h.i\ ini; business in I li.il t oni t, b\ his ,1, < 111 ,n \ ,ind oljliL;in.i; conrtes}'. In 1 S7 j 
he was eloled piosecnliiii; .ill.irmy on .111 indeprndenl liiket, by a majority ol 
line hundit-d and one \otes, liriiii; tile oid\' one on the luket that was elected. 
In 1S75 he removed to M issoii 1 i, iiiul sellled in ( Iregon, I lolt County, where he 
piacticei.1 his prolessicai one Near. llnl his practice was cliieMv in the I'nited 
St.ites district and circuit cuuitsiit |elteison L.ily. lie wasemploved to deteiid 
John C Bender, (ieor^e M. Irving and Waller \'onn^, indicted on a charge ol 
conspiraiy to defraud Ihe g'o\ erniuent on war (l.tiins. Mr. Kem|) was successful 
in cleiiiiiiL;' his clients, and wim renown in so dolm;. In M.iich, 1S77, he removed 
to Chillicothe, where he lias been in the snccesst id practiir ol the law ever since 

In the cainp,iii.;n of I'iSo, I' .S. Hall, chairman of the democratic committee, 
challenged Hon J H. Ihiriuws to a joint discussion, .ind .Mr. Iiiirrows chose Mi. 
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2 :i4 THE BENCH A.V/> H 1 A' (>!■ MfSSflf'A'/ CmES. 

I\cni|) 1(1 liolil -,i.\ jiimt (ll^^•u^^illll^,, ami llic- irMill ol llic cknlion bliciwb the wiji- 
i|,,m ,il his i_h<'U<', Mi\ l\i inp in.icic suiiic nl tlu' ni.isi pnui-itiil iir^umcnts iiiadi- 
ill llic sl.ilr (luiiiii; ill, It I .iiuiMii;ii, lie s. . I.ii i lisi.iiuc d his .uitaLCoii ist that Mr. 
Iliiriuu'-, was (. Ii( Irii, allhiiiit;h 1 1 a- disii it l \\as laimly dcmi KiMt ic. As a |iolitu:al 
uialcuMi- Krinp has few niuals in lu.ilhw esUiu Missouri, ami as an aihucatc 
iK-hTc a im\', he is mic ut llii' iiiwst elliative in Ills part ut the slate. lie is 
learned in the law and in i^eiieral literature; is a u;ieat reade'r, and has a retentive 
nienaay, .iiid so re.idily ean he draw lUmi his stnre ol useful kuowledne that the 
oppunent w hu misstates m misipieite'S is sine tu receive a reluikc tluit will nuike 
him forever eantiuiis thereafter, lor Mr, Kemp's rejoinders are often barljed with 
ihe keenest sarcasm; yet he is fair ill debale, and a eonrteons jfentlcman, allable 
in his manners, and a i;(jod eiti/en. He w.is married, November -'5, iH5<S, to Miss 
.Sall\ V. 'ruiner, dani;liler of Doctor John liirnei, an eminent pliysici.iu and pol- 
ilici.m, ol C".d\eit CiMintw .Mar\ l.ind. 



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CJ'.OKC.l': W. IU<<)\\'N. 

s \i.\' r 101 IS 

NM of the most sclioKiiU ,iiid hi.^hly polished members of the Saint Louis 
bar is (leor;;!- W I'.iown, lie \\,is born September 4, iSji, at Ikmgor, 
.Maine; is the s. m of the Uile (iioii;e \V. Ihown and Sophia (liammond) lirown, 
d.iUL;hler ol C'idiiiirl Charh s 1 l.iiumond. one of tin- earl iest settlers ol that citj', 
.iiid ,\n extensive real-estale o\\ iier. Her L;ranilfalher acted as commissary lor 
the army when (Jeiural \\',ishim;lon \\as .it Cambiidj^-e. Mr. lirow n is a brotlier- 
ind.iw ol I ),iiiiel T.ilcott, piMlessor ..I l.ii 1 '.;iiaL;es in 1 1. int;or Theoloirical Seminary, 
and is also .1 brother of 1 )oi toi Win. H I !i own, kite ina)(jr of liangor, a geiillc- 
111,111 of hn^li si.indmu, anil line ,ibi 1 ilies .Mr. Ihown's paternal grandfather was 
.111 i.ld resideiil of C'oiicoiil, M.iss,u husetts, A\\<\ a soldier in the revolution. 

( )ur subject pi ep,ired toi , olle^i under ihe 1 1 1st rin lion ol ihe.lale ( )wc-n laive- 
|ov, lormeih' niembei ol loiigie-s lioin llliiiius, 111 his e.irlv d.i\s .1 liMcher in the 
cl.issical dep.iilmeiil ol the I heoloi; u ,il siiniii.iiy ,it Ikiiigoi. He entered Howdmn 
t oMege, ,iiid w ,is gi .iiln.iled 1 1 0111 I li.il i list 1 1 ul ion in i.S^.p liesliulied l.iwwith 
Hon. biliii Appleloii, then .1 pi. u lining l.iw yei in li.iiigor, and has since been ele- 
vaU'd to the ollice of c hief justii e of tin- supreme court of M.iine, After pursuing 
the study of the kiw three \e.iis, Mr. liiowii w,is admitted to the bar in 1H45 at 
Ikiugor, where he coiilinued two years. \\^- iIkii removed to Ciiiciiuuiti, where 
he pr.u tinil l.iw two years. He removed l.i.S.m I'rancisco, C.ilifoi iiia, where he 
remained live \eais in pi.uliie lie relurned to his natixe tily, and alter 
remaining long enough to i,-iijo\ .1 visit with his li lends, he settled in Saint Louis 
in i,St7. He is doing ,1 huge business, pr.ii iicing in .ill the courts, both stale and 
fe.h.-i-.il 

.Mr. liiowu is a well read law)er, and disi limiiialing in liis practice. He e.xani- 



THE iu-:xcii A\n n.\K oi Missork-i n nrs. 235 

iiic'S a suliji-ct \iTy th(iiLiui;lil \', has an aiiaUlii niiml aii>l a i^odd nu-mury. He is 
a ci imail I'rasi iiicr, lias a liiir lli i\\ ( il laiii;u.iL;'\ a ii- 1 wl [( n illiisi lalrs liis a r^u incuts 
w illi nii'ta|ihiii s anil similes, w h i( li !• illi i\\ cm Ii nl Iui mi i i. Ii ..ml v ai iid prut usii jii. 
llr IS rm-i i_;i| i( , \\ illiiml \( ri;iiiL; i>n cxlrav'.ii^am r 

Mr UrdWii is altraclivc |>i-i s. )iiall\', liciii',; ut ralhci stout liuild, with kta-n pcr- 
CL-ptii Ills, hi^h r> iitIumiI, a WrII sli.iin-il lu-ail, id\-i icil Willi a liixiiriaiit t;i'(i\\tli nl 
(lark liiiiun haii, spiinklcil with L;irv, llis lic.iid is r\ia'i.'<l iiil;! \' liiav)' ami i<in,u, 
wcini lull llis (•\'cs arc lia/cl, ami Icatiiics dI a i lassii al limlil lie is a cuiiit- 
cuiis, liicn(|l\' gentleman, ami is liii;hl\ irspcitcil m the iiMiununity u here he 
illnvcs He is a I'lte .iiul Ai.iepteil Masdii 

He was married in kS(ii; tu II. Maria I'laid Thcv have one cliilil, Lill\' IJrowii. 



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HOK. GIIORCI'. I'.I.I.ISON. 

CAX'l'OX. 
K()R(;i<: I'.l.l.lSON is the ..Idest s(,n ..t 1 1.m. Jaiiies idlisciii, whose sketch 
_X inav lie fmiial iii this \nliiine. i 1<- was Imiii in Lcvvis i uunty i)ei.eniher 9, 
icS.)!, and was educated al the t'aiiliai t'luislian I 'nivcisi ty, taking a partial 
euuise. lie read law with his lather; was adinitteil to ihe jjar in iSOd, and luis 
since been in practice at t anlcii. IK; is a ;^<mk1 |mlL;e ol law, makes out his 
pleadings with a i^rcat ik'al o! care, and is act urate .\s\i\ reh.dde. . 

Mr. I'dlison was elected ludi^eol the piohate court ot l.i-wis county in 1.S74. 
and served the lull term (jI lour years, detlinlnu, a reelecliou. He altemled to 
proluilc' husiness connected with his ollice w ilh the ulmost tailhl illness, and LCave 
e-\cellent s.itishu lion to his const it ueiils. 
He is a widower, with one child liviiii; 



HON. IIORA I K » .M. J()N1':.S. 



T T ()K.\ rio M, l.liAI 
1 1 and Marv (Mcl.e. 



lN |( )N MS, late jmhje of the i ire 11 it i 011 il, is a son of |ohn 
IV (Mcl-ean) i<iiics, and w,is liorii in Hdawirc CoiiiUV, Pennsyl- 
wiiii.i, .\uL;iist 2,5, i8;6. Ills p.iicuts liciiii; Welsh .Mr, |ones was graduated at 
()liirlin C'ollei^e ill 1''^.)^, and ,it the llarvaid Law Silmol, C'.iuiliritli^e, Mass.ichii- 
setts, in 1.H5.V In \'!>^.\ he si-llled 111 S.iinl l.oiiis, opened a kiw office, and while 
eiij^a,i;ed in practice served lor siJine veais,is rc])oiiero( ihe su|)reiiie court ot 
the state. 

In i<S6i our subject was appointed bv rresideiil iamoln territorial u;oyeriior 
of Ne\'ad,i, .111(1 frimi 1 S<) 5 to i.Sni, lu- li.nl .1 l.iw ol'lii e .il Austin, in tli.it territi n _\'. 
Ill iSoU he relumed to S.iinl l.oiiis, ;iml in the .iiitiimn ol i.S;o was elected ludi^e 
ot the circuit court, wliii h position he held until the close ol iSyn, As a judge 



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THE HFXCir IXD /I.IU OF U/SSOl'fi/ C/T/F.S. 



In- slmwod himscll tn lie a ni.iii nl a luniiiuius mind, k\ i \i\iv pcrccpliuns, deeply 
le.id in i,iw. i|ilii k 111 deiide |>i.iiils .11 ivm'. "I I'l'i' '"I'l i ill | i.i i I ial iiiIiiij^n, ,iiid 
ic,id\' .11 all limes til t;ii,iiil llh l'i;al liidiK ..I ei inlesl.iiil-, 

|iiil;;i' |iiiies is de\'c,iil (i| silliness .,i | ii 1 II I iiess ; is plain a ppi'a ri 11)^, plain 
s|M)Len, ( ui d iai and siieial; wril read in lileralnre and seienee, .is Well .is l.i\S'; 
iipn<_;lil .iiid liniiuralili.', .ind icilnisl in Im.,1\- as \\ell as mind 

I ndv.e |(iiies w .IS ni.iri led i n i .S;; i li i M i ss A men i,i Si i uiil;, nl laviiii^sum euuniy, 
New \'.jrk, A\-n[ lliiw lia\'e ni> eliildren luiiii^. 



C()L()N'l':i. IM'NJ.X.MIX D.WIluS. 

I'AIM VRA. 

TWV. I. lie Cciliinel lienjainin I )a\ i« s, wle. died in I'almyru, April 9, iSSj, was 
li.jin in I'aii f.iN imiiily, \ ii,L;iiiia, in i.Si ;, and at ten ye^irs ot a^e went willi 
his t'alliei 's lainih' m \\'asliiiiL;lon, |)isiiiel nl C'-ilumbia He was educated at 
( ie.iri;ii( j\\ 11 C'l illei;e; tan^lit s( Ihm d a sli..rl lime in X'irninia; became a Methodist 
minisl(i; m.inied Miss M.iiv |.iiie .Millei.cil 1 ierklev county, Virginia; came to 
this si. lie in i.-^.^O; preached .il I'.uis ami i ',diii\ r.i, and leaving the conference, 
relurned h. I'.iris ,ind eililed i he " .Seiil 1 im I " lur some years. He had read law 
seine 111 his n.ilu'e sl.ite; linisln d In-i^', .ind \\'.is in praellee .it I'almvra at the time 
ot his demise He w.is renisler (i| ihe land cillne nnijer I'resideiil i'olk,.aiid 
Imli.m ,il;iiiI iiiidii I'resideiil Ihiehan.in .il S.ill I., ike. He w.is an unwavering 
denioer.il, and wiute iinne cir less f.n ihi; I'.dnn'ra "Spectator," until he came tn 
the bed nl his lin.d sic kius-- He w.cs a man \er\' miuli respected in the coiiiniu- 
niU', and is sadU' missiil |.\ his iild .is^m 1 ihs His wiiinw is liviiit;" in I'almyra. 
.She had six ell lid ten, .md bin i< d lliein .ill \ ears ai;o. 



WII.I.IAM !■. .S.Mr 



s // \' /■ / t>t' IS 



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lid ,1.\.\1 I' I \ l,l'i\' SMITH d.il< s Ins In nil .Il Ml mil I X'ernon, Kinex conul\', 
/V l)lii(i, M.iy Ji, oS-jii, beiin; a sun ..I Juhii 11. and Mai y (Sleri ett ) Smilh, 
bolli ii.ilixes ut l'(.'niisy Iv.iii 1.1 ills lu.illn r w.i-- .1 iel,ili\e id the lale ludj;e Slei- 
rell (j| lli.il stale. She died in i.Sycj, .i^ed se\ enl \' fii.;lit N'l'ars, and her husband 
in 1^77, a'^ed eiLjlit\ di\s- \e,irs ()iir siibjei 1 is ,111 iindei l;i aduate ol the <)hi(i 
\\'esli.'\'.i 11 l'niversil\' ,it jlelaw.iie, teaehin;; mure or less while securing" iiis educ.i- 
tion He read law with (..uluiii 1 \V C C'uuper, .Miiiint Vernon; attended the l.iw 
ile|i.irtmeii t ol the I'ni\eisii\ ul ()liiu, ( 'im in n.il 1, .md w.is graduated in the 
spiingul i.S;o, In M.iy ut ih.il \e.ir he 1 .ime lu S.iinl l.uuis, .mil has been in 
cunslanl [uailice here since ih.il dale, m.iinb in llie civil (.ourts. 1 1 is business 
h.is been 1 i-.isun.ibly sin eessliil, .and he li.is m.iile |ur hinisidl a goud n.inie bu" 



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f.iitlitiiliuss U) his clients ami tor integrity in all his transactions. His Ijrothcr 
lavvj'ors speak well of his general character, and ot his st;nuling at the bar, 

Mr. Smith is a republican, Inil not much ot a jtolitician, his business taking 
the precedence over e\ er_\thing else. In 1S7S his |)oliiieal confreres insisted on his 
being a candidate for the legislature in a newly t(jrmed strong democratic district, 
and, though running eight liundreil ahead ol hiv ticket, he was tleteated. His 
religious cimnection is with the I'l i-sbyterian (.'hurch 

.Mr. Sniilli was UKUiii-d in (Jclober, i^7-|. lo .Mi>s |'!li/a \\. Schnebly, of Knox 
couiUv, ()hio, and thev luue three chililien 



COLUNEl. RICHARD 1-. RICHMOND. 

PAl.MVKA^ 

TIIIRTV years ago one of the leading lawyers in Marion county was Richard 
I'ell Richmond, a native of Franklin county, Kentucky, born February 21, 
i.Sio His father, F/ra Ri< huKjnd, was a rope maker, and the son learned the 
same trade. He studied law at the I^exington University, Kentucky; came to 
SaiiU Louis in 1S41, and in the same year settled at tiannibal, where he rose to 
distinction as an ad\ocate. He had a line aildress, was courte<jLib in manners, 
and a billes lettres si hcilar 

Mr. Rithmond udb a member of the legislature one term, being elected in 
KS44, and was afterward (1.S46) be.iten for the same otlice by Colonel T. L. Ander- 
son, the whig candidate, though Mr Richmond lan lar ahead of his (the demo- 
cratic) ticket. 

t'olonel I'Jichmond was a Mason and ( )dd-l~ellow, and well known over most 
of the stale. He was ii man ot great amiai>ilit)', and had many warm personal 
friends, who speak ol him with tears in theii- eyes. He died in i>S56, leaving a 
wile .ind two son>, two olliei" sons liaving died before lie did. William T., the 
eldest son, was a lawyer in Saint Louis, and died in i,S()6; Lainbridge, a [jrinter, 
is liviii!/ at ILinnibal. 



ll().\. C. I'. R() I'llW'I'LL. 

MOHLKl. r. 

/^ IDliOX FRANKFJN ROTHWFLL is descended from a very old and pat- 
V_JT liotic Virginia family, his great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather tak- 
ing |iart in the war lor the independence ol the colonies I'oi several geiieratiiais 
the Rothwells have been noted not si.i much tor brilliancy of parts as for industry 
and for sterling integrity of character, some of the purest \'irginia blood running 
ill th(;ir veins. I )octor John Roth well, the father of l''rank, ^is our subject is called 
by all his neighbors, was born in \'irginia, came to thi> state in i8ji, and settled in 
Callaway county, wlierc the son was born Auril J4, i.S,j6. The maiden name of his 



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THE lU XCll AXD 1:.1A- (7- M/SSiX'A'/ i7/7F.S. 



niiilliL-i" was Cliin.i Ki-iilin, .i ii.ilix'c ul Ivnit ih i^\ , and a ilL-srciulaiit ut (iiicnt tliusc 
lianl\' pii iiu-cih who wcic I'lisi lo takr U|i llirii aliudr (la tin- daik and lilciodj- 
i;|iiinid, IjcIiiii' KriiUii k\ had |iMl uii the lulirs ol slate, 

l)ini(ii- Riithwrll was a larini-r .is \V( H as a physician, ami I'Vaiik was early 
niadL- familiar with sulid faiiii Wurk, lie Icarnrd llu: art cd fanning thormighlv, 
in all lis xaric-ty a)id niiiintia-, and lu' n>. dmdit tunnls llial knowledge and the 
development vvhith U u,a\e his nmsi le, as seaicelv second in importance to the 
martial drdi which he iccei\ed, to wiml np with, at the state i]id\ei'sity at Ccil- 
iimbia lie w<is valedii lorian ot his cl.is-., twa Ivi- in ninnher, in 11^57. He taught 
a common scIkjoI one teim in (."allawa\ counts, while in lollege. 

Alter rei civing his t ollege degi ee Mr Kolliwell liec.imc professor of languages 
in M(junt Pleasant CVillcgi-, llunls\ille, K.mdolph counlv, and ociupied it fiu' 
three )(.ars. He rea<l law in (.'aUawav ii'Unlw in tin- lounlry I))' hiniselt, heint; 
his own preceptor, A\\i\ at the end of t w 1 1 \ears (j.S()4) was admitted to the liar, 
and commenced [iractice at 1 1 untsvilli:. While thus engaged he served as county 
commissioner of schools hu' two terms. 

In 187^ Mr. Kothwell mo\cd to Molieily, in the same 1 ouiity, a tity wdiicli in 
iiShlj h.id only one tarm housi- and laniih. and is now the third cit}' in noithern 
Missouri, Saint Joseph and llannihal heing largei'. Helore coming to Muberly 
Mr. Rothwell had atl.uned an honor, dde position at the Randolph county har, 
and this he has continued to iiKiint.iin II1-. whole legal i.ire(;r has been a credit 
t(i the fiaternity. 

l"or the last (.'leven or twehe years Mr, Rolhwcdl has lieen engaged ill real 
estate as w<dl as law, de.ding eiilin ly in lands of his own, and has had note- 
worthy success in this III. inch ot enteriii 1 .e, .\hno.-,t Irom the ilay ot his settle- 
ment in .Molierly, he li.is heeii espeei,ill\ idi ntihed with its interests, and if aiiy- 
li'idy h.is done more to Imild u|i this liI\' than Mr, Kothwell, we cannot mention 
the name ol that piasoii It rei[uiies Imt lew such piililic-S|iiiited men i,is 
he to push forward .ilnio^t ,iii\ luwii h.iviiig l.icililies lor growth, A large 
numlierol luiildings, residences, ,ind business houses. Wood anil bri( k, have luen 
imt up by Mr Rothwell 

In iSjS he w,is the ileinoci ,11 ii noiniiu e lui congiess in llie tiuith district, was 
elei l((l, .mil sei \ e<l I hroiiL;h the b 11 I \' si,\i h i oiiio ess, lie w.is on the census coin - 
millee, lion. S. S. Co.\, ol New \'ork, eh.urm.ui, ami (Ui the committee on war 
I hums, (ieiieral !■,. S. 15ragg, ol Wiscimsin, 1, h.iirm.in. .Mr. Rothwell has never 
been any tiling else but a denioer.it, .iiid ih.a of the stancliesl kind, he believing 
that the imtioual piewdenee ol the principles ol his p.uty would be for the best 
interests ot the Ci luutrv. 

lie is master workman of R.indolph Lodge, Number ,^0, of the Aiuient Ortler 
of I 'nited Workmen 

lie is a member ol the Baptist Chun h, and belongs, if we mistake not, to a 
long line of men .iiid women sli ong in th.il biith, lie is a brotlu,-!' ot Rev, W. R 
Rothwell. 1) 1),, f(jr the last ten years at the head ot William Jewell College, at 
Liberty, this slate. 



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'I'lic witi- III Mr. l\i)tlu\c-ll u.is licttir M, Kai;l,ciHl, of Monrdc county, this 
state, TIkv wlic maiiicd in .\iii;ust. iNsw, and lia\L- luur i liildrcii. 'I'lic (ildcst 
sciii, ("lidiiin I'l aiilNlin, |r., i> a graduate 1 il W'dliam jrwrll C"i>llcgc, class ul jH8j. 
Mrs, Kiillivvcll w<is, ill lur \'. )un<j,ii- years, a |ic)|iiilai- teacher of experience, and is 
a wunian ol line natuial ai)ilities .md hii^li i nltnre, a niocUd wile and mother, and 
an oriKunent to the scji iai and rehnious circ les ol Moheiiy, 



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HON, ciiAkij:s a. winsi.ow. 

\\V. Lite Cliarles A. Winsimv, one ol the coniniissioiiers of tlie supreme court 
of Missouri, was horn in Ke!iiiel)i-c counlv, Maine, Noveml.ier 7, 1S57, I'Vom 
ei'^iu to sixteen years of ,ii;i' he woikeij on a farm, nsiially attendiilt^ school in 
the winter term. One winter he attended school in ilallowcll, in his native state. 
In 1.S55 he came to this slate, folloi\ ins; his lather's family, and settlin>r in Uriins- 
wick, Chariton county, where lu' le.uned the trade of a marble cutter ol his 
f.ither. In 1,^55 he learned telej^r.ipln', .md the ne.xl vear commenced the study 
of hiw, afterward pr.icticiiiL;' that profe-ssion ,a lirunswick. In i86j he moved to 
Keytesviile, the shire town, to take the po ,1 of de[)nl\' cU^'rk of the circuit court, 
111 i.S63we find him jiidne of the C'h.iriton count) court. In i<S()4.ind i,S(i5 lie 
held the olfice of County attorney. In \o\'einlier, 1805, he hei'ame cimnect;'d 
with a newsi.iaper, and was an able jouinali^t. 

In 1871 the Chariton court of common pie. is w.is est.djlished, and <iovernor 
I'lrown appointed Jiidi^e W'lnslow jiid^e of lli.il coiirl. In 1874 he was elected, 
• ind lilleil the oflice from March, 1871, to September, 1875, when tlie court was 
iibi 'lishetl. 

Ill December, i860, he w.is united in iiiarriai,re to .Miss Susan V. Corby, of 
Hrnnswick, who, with five childnai, survives him. In 1875, having <i large jirac- 
tiie in the supri.-nie court, he lormed a p.irtiieislii|) with Colonel'L. 11. Waters, ol 
C.iriollioii, .md the lirni removed to S.iinl l.oms [ iidi;e Wiiislow remaiueil liere 
,il III w .11 d, .md li.ld .1 l.ll,L;e pi.icliie ill llii- siipieme coiiit ii|i lo llle lime of liis 
■ ippoinl iiieiil ,is one ol ihe snpieme coiiil 1 oin niissi.iners, M.in h _' 2, i8.Sj, under 
llie ,11 t of the i^ener.il .issc-inbU', .ippi'oved on tli.it d.iv. Since his ap|)ointment 
,is cinnmissioner, ami up to .1 few days before bem^ compelled to take to his bed, 
he performed f.iithfull)' his duties as commissioner, writing a large number of 
o|>iiiioiis in cases referred to him 

He (lied at Jefferson City, November 18, 1883, The day after his death, at a 
meeting of llle members of ihe supreme court .md the supreme court commis- 
sioners, Jiulge .Martin thus spoke ol the jiidii i.il cli.ir. icier ol the deceased: 

" judge Winslow was perh.ips belter known to the bench .ind bar of this state 
th.in to the [uiblic generally. .As ,in associ.ile with him in the labors ot his posi- 
tion, I .1111 ,111 e.irnest ;ind cheeilul witness to his distingiiisli il merits as .i jurist. 



240 Tin-: lu-xc/f A.VD bia- of Ar/sso(rA'/ cities. 

Ill' u.ih i-ndiiwcd will) a clear and Ici^ical mind, lie was tluirdUj^ldy conversant 
uilli llic laws lit his day and ai;e, as e\|i.iundi il liy the ciairts cjt the country, and 
he was inipri'sscti with a deep sense ot lustice in the cunsideralinn of every case 
ihal came liel'me him He was possessed ot .1 mai\'e|ous energ)', which ijiadually 
liii'cd him into the eml)races ot that tatal malad\, consumption, which has borne 
hill) from our midst. Of him as a citi/en, neiL;hlior, husliand, father, the falling 
tears in his <laikeiied liuine to-day speak more impressividv than tongue or |ien. 



HON. JAMKS S. kOl.l.lNS, 1.I..1). 

COI.VMIUA. 

JAMliS SIDNliV ROI.i.INS is one i.l the histc.ric.d men and statesmen of Mis- 
souri lie has servi'd tuur terms in the lower house of the legislature, two 
terms 111 the upper house, and two terms in congress, and has been identilled 
with several important measures having a bearing upiju the interests of the state 
and nation. His public life was long, actnc and honorable, as a brief resume 
wdl show lie is of Irish lineage on his lather's side, his grandfather being born 
in County Tyrone. Mis father was l.)octor Anthony U'avne Rollins, a prcjiiiiueiit 
Kentucky physician, and his mother, who was a Rodes, was born in Madison 
lonnf)', Keuiucky. James was born at Richmond, Madiscm county, Kentucky, 
April ly, 1812, and there took his acailemu- course Ilespent three years in Wash- 
ington College, Pennsylvania, and at the end of the juniiu" year accompanied its 
presitlent, Rev. Doctor Wylie, to the state university of Indiana, at Hlooniiugton, 
where he was graduated in 1S30. His parents meantime had come to Boone 
county, in this state, and here he has livetl i^^v fifty-three years. He worked on his 
lather's farm one season; then read law with Hon. Abiel Leonard, afterward a 
judge of the supreme I'onrt of this stale, and he finished his legal studies at 
Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentui ky, being a graduate of the class of 
iSj( liefore going to Lexington he served six mouths in Uie HIack Hawk war 

(i^i-l 

Mr i\ollins c(nnineiiced [iractiLe at Columbia, but his health was |ioor, and to 
improve it he worked more or less im a laim, which he had piinhased near town. ^ 
In i.S(0 he became- one ot the editois of the Columbia "Patriot," a whig news- 
paper. Ills law [)artner, Thomas Miller, being also his associate in journalism. In 
the spring ot that year a railroad coiueutiou was held in Saint Louis, the first 
mi'eting ol the kind in this commonwealth, and Mr. Rollins was chairnKin of the 
committee which dialled a memorial to congress asking for a grant of public 
lands to aid in constriuling public works, the convention favoring the memorial. 
The next \ear, June 6, 1S37, Mr Rollins was married to Miss Mary li. Hickman, 
born in llow.ird count)', this state, a model wife and iiHjther. hdexen chiklren 
were the Iruit ol this union, only eight of them now living. 

Mr. Rollins w.is elected to the legislature in i.SjS, and reelected in 1840. In 




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llir Tirst session Iil- intiixliu ni ,1 lull to Imiihl and cnilnu llicsl.itc university, 
wliii li ln-(aniL' a law, and C"('lnnd>ia was niadr tli<' loi ath>n ol llic inslitntion. In 
111 i| li sissimis lie was .ic live in ad vncal in'j njia^nrcs li n intci aal iinin nvcnicnt, as 
wi II as cil nratii mal sclicinrs, and lin re sin i\\ 1 d himsrl I a man ot lirnad, statcsnian- 
like \icws. 

Mr. Riillins was ,i dcict;alc lu the naliun il wldt; (a invention in 1^44; liel|i(ti to 
noniin.ite lleni\' Clav lui" |iresidcnt, and eariu s|l\ advocated his eleelion in many 
|jnl)lii sjieeclies. 'l\\o years alli-rwaid s\\ Rollins w.is ideiled to the state sen- 
ate to ii'iiresent Hoone .ind Amlrain eonnli' ■> In that liody lie led oil in advo- 
catinu a hill to estahlisli a lunatic as\luin at i'ullon In 184S his name was 
plated at the head ol tiie uIiIl; state tii kel, Inil Missouri was democratic, anfl he 
was defeated. In i'^54 he was .in'ain eallid n|iiui to ri'present his county in the 
legislature, anil in the session ol i.Sjc;, though a slave holder, he (i|)posed the ex- 
tension ol the s\steni into the ti'rrilories S.iine o| his spe'ethes attracted a nnod 
deal ot Littentiou on acc<iunl ot the ekii|Ueuce, as well as candor, cjf the speaker. 

In 1^57 Ml". Rollins was aLt.uu tlie whii; candidate tor no\'ernor to (dl the 
vacancy laused li\' the election ol (ioveruiu- I'oik to tlie I'nited States Senate, 
and his friends claimed that he was eh.iled, although lion R M. Stewart was 
counted in li\' J^o votes. 

In iMdo Mr. Rollins was elected t<i couljic-^s, and became an at l<ir in the 
special session wdiii h met luly 4, iSoi, to d. \ i-,e means to put down tile rebellion. 
He stooil lirmlv by his <ild fiiend, Abialrnu fantoln, and lour years later saw 
peace resttired to the land. • 

Mr. Rollins uas the author of the bill, w hii h he introduced in February, 1S62, 
toaiil in construi tinj; a r.iilroad and tele>;i.iph line troiii the Missouri River to 
the I'acilic coast, which bill, w itii some amendments, became the hiw in July fol- 
low int;, and uiid( r which bill llii' I'nion I'.m ilic, the K'aiis.is I'aiilii and Central 
i'ac ifu roads ot (.'.diloinia were built. 

Ml. Rollin-. was rei.dicted in i.Sdj, an 1 111 ihe thirly-eiu,litli (.(inu;ress, in a 
speech of great power, he advoeatetl the adoption of the thirteentli amendmeiU 
to the constitution, aliolishiiiL;' slavery in llu I'niied States. This speecli altracteti 
i;re,it attention at the time, 110 .me piob.ibU admiiiiiL; it more than President 
l.iiuoln. In that mindless he ,ilso made a slroni; ari;iimrnl in l.ivor ol tree 
spec-ch, and opposed the e.\pelliiii; of a niendier (Lonj;, ol ()liio) tor disloyal 
hini;"uau;e 

In i.Sdd Mr. Rollins was .i'j;ain sent to the ieL;islature, and in that session gave 
his attc-ntion to I evisinu, the staliitts to adapt them to the new constitution of 
iS(i5 The stale uni\eisit\' had been broken up, and he aided in its 1 (diabilitatiou, 
and introducfd and secured the passage o I a bill establishing a normal de|iart- 
inent in the iiiii veisit)'. 

In 1807 I'resideiit )oliiison appointed (air sublet t a directtjr of the Union 
I'acdic lailroatl, whit h olli. e he const nted \<t hold for one year. In 1.S68 Mr. 
K 1 .11 1 lis, I tiiitiary to his w ish.s, w as ag.iiii m iit to the state senate. lie intro.luceil 
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2.) J /■///• l-l MCll AXn liAK or MISSOUKI ilTli:S. 

llic lull, .111(1 sreiind ll^ pa^sa^c, <.-slcilil islii iil; liir ai;i irii Ituial ami mcchaiiical 
ciilUm-, I Ic Mill iH-iliil alsii ill incuMsin,; ihc nuliiUMU iit ul llic uin\ i r^ily and 
irdiK iiit; IIk- tuiliiiii and ciilici ('X|iriiM-i, rli I'm siniial years he was, and we 
111 lie^e ilill is, |iieMdenl .il ill'- liiiaid cil i iiialiMs. and nia\ aliuiisl lie lalled the 
Lit liei (il I lial 111 iMe I ii ^l 1 1 II I H Ml . 

Ill llie slate seiiaLe lie kivwied llie esl.il jI isli iiieiil (it state lunanal scIkkiIs at 
Kii ksville and Waireiislmi i^li, the streiii^t hen ini^ ul the I diu i ilii Institute (ciihired ), 
and (if a state asylum at Saint Jusejih ha the insane. Tin- hist(n\' id his ji(dde 
de(.'ds is written all ii\'er the le;4islati\e ai. ts ol the slate tur the last tortydive 
yeaib. 

Mr and Mrs. Rollins hase einht children li\ini;, live sons aiici three danj^hters, 
.iiid \\.\\'c ImhicvI three eliildren. [allies II . the eldest siai, is a LCradtiate of West 
I'oint. and lixiiiL;' m Coin iiihia ; (jeoii;\- l!iii.;h.ini is a graduate ot the state nili- 
\( isil\, and a tarnu-r, m eiqu iiit; part ot his lather's ()rij.;inal hoiiiesti.'ad ; Curtis 
Ihiinhani is a j^iatlnate ot the state nniveisit\, and a lawyer and real-estate 
dealer, Coliiinliia; IraiiL 1>. is a uraduati.- id the state nniversitv, and of Ilarvartl 
College, class of i.S.So, and Saint I.oiiis l.,i\\ Srliool, class ot i>SSj, and is a lawyer 
HI Sainl i.onis; hMward I'utt was ediualed at Keni|jei's School, Boon ville, and 
I'.aslmaii's jln^iiiess (.."ollei^c, I'oiii4likee|isie, New \'ork, and is a hanker in Saint 
l.oiiis; Lama II is the witeol liA'iii ( ). llii(kad.i\, hanker, Ccdiinihia; M.uy li. 
is the wile of hjhii II (Kerall, lawyer, Sainl Louis, and I'hna is the wite ot F-iev. 
Josi.'|ih K (Iray, Nash\ille. Teiinessee.' 



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I '.M I'll Rli V li, ll.\.MII, roX is a son ol Do, tor Leo V . Hamilton, and was 
1m 11 11 111 I VMiy coll 11 1 \, 1 11 iiiois, ( )clol M I jd, 1 S.;;. 1 1 1 ^ lather, who w as of the 
Hal II ill ore hr.im h ot the 1 l.iniil tons, was c losid\ ridaled to Ai i hl)jsho|i Spauldini;, ol 
the Catholic Cdinrcli, lie was a native of l\eiitiKk\-, and i ame to Missouri when 
i|iiite Niaim;. lie in,irii(d S.iiali Jones, ,ind 1 1 n 111 | ih r(,\' was tllcyoinmebl child 
1 I( w as ( diic.iled in the ( oinmoii .\\\i\ lii'_;h sc lioois ol Illinois, and the Carhinid.dc 
Colhi;e, a iireparator) si hool older than the noiinal school at the same jplace. 
Alter lea\im; s( hool, he t.inL;ht one Near in his nati\'e st.ite. He iwiil law at 
I )u ' >iioin, his iiati\'e coniilN , and at Salem, M.ii ion count v ; was adiii itted to the 
liar liy the supreme court oi Illinois at Mount \'ei"iion in i-^yo, and in N'ovember 
ot that \(.'ar settled at tin capital of Missouri, 

III re Ml Hamilton li.is nimk' his history thus tar as a lawyer. At the Jidfer- 

son Cit\ li.ii peril. ips le is held in higher (.■sl( cm til. in Mr. Il.iinilton ,\ii 

i'lo(|iieiil .iiLoc.ile .ind .i l,i\\yei ol the slriclesl intei.;ritv, his inllueini,' luioie .i 
(I'lirl or piiy is rei(iL;ni/ed liy .ill who know him He is .i close student of the 
l.iw, liec.uise a lover ol the scieiu e. A pisl c.iuse iii his hands has a defender ol 



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wliniii the prdtcssiiiii may well lie |ii-iiiul A[lliian;li (jtten solicitcil to become a 
( ,iii<liil.ili' tur ollke, he h.i-, .ilwayb (leeliiir'l tu perinil tin- use dl his lumie. 
Moilesl and miassuniiiii;, W preleis llie law t'> pulilies, and may jllsll^' leel piDlid 
1)1 his pcisilidii al the I lar. 

l'"oi' the lasL I'liur yeais Mr. llamik(JU has hren the senii)r inenibi-r of llie linn 
of Hamdtun and Fisher, wliose practiee is holli civil and cnmincd, Mr. Ilauiillon's 
taslt- incliniiiL; In the latter, .lud Mr. l'"isher's tu the tui-mer. They go into the 
several state and federal nuirts, and are dniiiL; well. 

Mr. Hamilton's alliliatiuns luive al\\a\s li.'in with the deiiK icratic Jiarty, btit 
we cannot learn that he has held any |ioliti( al uHice In I'reemasi airy he has held 
the seve'ral ollices in tin- local Uidge, also luddini; the office ol disiii(t deputy 
i;rand master, and has taken tin' thiit\ second device in the Scuttish Kite lie 
is an I'.pisc iipaliaii. 

Ills wile w.is Mary Jane McCntchin. (if Sainl lamis. They were married at 
Jellerscin CJit\', December j(i, i.Sy^, ,ind have tliiee children. 



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CIIAUIJ'S II. C'll.MMN. 

SM.\ r I oc/.s 

HAKI.IiS 1II':NKV CII.AIMN has been a successful lawyer in Saint Louis 
since the close of the t:ivil war, when la- entered for the liist time lairly.on 
the practice of his iirofessiuii in this st.itr. He is a native of the (iranite State, 
burn at Ne-wpcnt, Sulliv.in coniily, Se|ncmbei jj, 1^21,. His parents wi-re Henry 
Cliapin, a farmer, and Catharine ( I'dsler) L'hapin, both natives ol New Ham[)- 
shire. The latter was a sister (if Re\- N.ithan I'isher, a I'resby terian minister, 
who died at S.uidusky, Ohio, in 1^41), of the i:holera. The father of Henry Clia- 
pin carriiMl a Hint lock musket in 1775 S-', and Cdiarles has that same giiii, a per- 
(. ussiou hammer having takt-n the place of the original Hint lock. This musket 
is a precious keepsake in the Cha|>iii f.imilv. I he old patriot X\ho claimed it in 
the times that tried men's ^ouls, dud in Ins ninel y b airtli \eai. 

The siibiei I ol this skeli li eiiteicd the Ireshmaii class of Dartmouth College, 
Hanover, in iS|(i, and was gradiiatecl in (.nirse; .iiid after teaching the Newport 
Academy one year, went to .South Carolin.i, ,iiid taught the- same length ol time. 
Thence he went to North Carolina, w Ik ic Ik- t.iught three or four yetirs, reading- 
law at the same lime. » 

He returiie(l to Newport, finislu-d Ids l.iw readings with Hon. I'". 1,. Cushing, 
of Cliarlestown, in his nali\'e count\ ; wa. admitted to pr.ictice in i''ss^'; m.irried 
ill November, I^^SO. Sai.ih A. Ncttleton, of Newport, and .iftei' piacticiiig iii 
Ch.iiieStdW n until lS()0, sell led in Saint 1 .(a 11s, When the w, 11 liroke on I he ollered 
his services to his idimtry, but was rejictcd on aceiamt of ill health. He, how- 
ever, did some mililia sei\ii c in the ( il\, and a verv little legal business I he 
latter was dull until the war closed. 



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Mr. C'li,i|iin has kipl nut nf ac'ti\.c pulilus, and mit I'l oH'uc, and always 
all I'liils cli.M'h- ami I ail hi ii II \' l. j his I melius-., lii- i;iifs iiiln iIh- l'nil<-(i Slatrs 
ill (111 I ami (I isli ii t iiiiii 1^ a. Will as [he s.v'ci al si al r ii an Is, am I he has (hmr a 
smrrssliil lhijiii_;h mil a laiL;i- hiisiiuss. His a-.MM laUs al the l)ar, .incl mcuilicis 
III' llii- liiiuh, sprak well ul his ihaiailii'. lie is a iiii.-inlii-|- of the I'irsl I'rcsby- 
li I ian t'luiii h, ami <i man iif cMrllrnl pri m i| ih-s lie has mu- sun, I kau y A , the 
inhriilui lit llic ( I nilini-iiKil inii-kL-t, ami a il,iiii;htrr, C'alliarim- I'", hnth wi-ll 
i-iliiralcil, 

HON. JOHN ll()\ Li' (.()1U)()N. 

(■('/ CM III A. 

rlllS cniinLnl la\s\cram.l IcnisiaUu" was limn ,it Millnnl, Madison cuiinty^ 
K;-nlm.k)', in i 7l^S, liciiit; a sun nt l)a\iil and |am- (iiirdun lie had a 
■L;ii'al ihiisl Itu" k imw ItiIl;!', ,\\\i\ raised |iart iil ihr means tm attending the 
'I'r.msylv.inia I 'niwisii y, I .e.\im;liin, li\ h .uinm; .1 ei annum s eh no I, IK- allcmh-d 
lli.il instil mil 111 thruugh the tiill luiiis,-, .md eiiiiiim-Mua-d |ir,ictitc. In iSjO iir 
I amc, with Ins lather's t.iniiU', to this st.ile, and settled in Cuinmliia, making a 
hit;hly In nii nahle liistiii\' at the iMuine i.uinty li.ir. ]iidi;e 1, con. ml said (if liiiii 
111 1^5.1, 111 whieli _\'ear Mr (iiudun died "In iiiv pi . ilessii mal intercourse willi 
him till' the last twenty \'e,ii'.-,, he u,is mie i.l the siiimL;est men in close argiinient 
th.it I e\er met; he was must puwerliil a\\^\ ovei whelming; lielure .1 jury; in sljort, 
he was one nt the liiiest niatnrs 1 ever heard in lhi-> in any country." 

Mr. (iurdun was a nieinlier ol the lii;is|aUire live term ., 1830-1840. lie was 
one- of the 111 lliienlia I men wlm in the '.Meat loiitest for the state universit)', 
seeured its locatiini al C'oliimliia, and he did a 1,4(11.11 deal fur the luiildini^ up of 
the pi. ice as well as the si limil. In \)^ \o he visited his old home in Kentucky and 
other jKirts ol that slate, .md w.is iiersu.idi d to i.iirv there lor two or three years, 
ami eiiL;.iged in the instiiution of voiim,; men in the l.iw. 

The witeuf Mr. (iordoii w.is Miss Sophia llopkins, ol litume county; they 
had si.x ihildren, toiir son-- .md tun d.inuhleis Two sons ,ire law)ers in Col- 



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x\Nr)Ri;\V j. HI'RNDON. 

I-A 1 /■. 1 IE. 
NORI-W JACKSON lll'RN'DON, one of the oldest and most respectt-d law- 



yers of Howard count)', is a n.itiv'eof ()r.mL;e couiit\-, X'irginia, and w.is 
lioin July J ;, 1817. Ilis p.irents were Ceoige and Sarah (Teel) Ilerndon, 1 le 
.itlended si hool herein I'.iyetle nearly a \ear; then assisted the teachei a year, 
and tor the ne.M four ye.iis wa-. at the head of a s« hool in the village of l'\i)'ette 
Muring this perioil, in 18 ;S, .Mi. Ileindoii w.is luariied to .Miss liniily Brown, of 
this county, .ind they li,i\'e eleven 1 hildieii, nine daiighlers .md two sons, living. 



THE Hi-xcii Axn /I. I A' OF Arrssot'h'! crriRS. 245 

While' Mr. liLTiiddii Was tiac hiiitj, lie h.ivl- his L-VL-iiinj^s and othei' spare hourb 
t(i the stud)- 111' the lau, and was admilteil in the |jai' iii the aiiliiiiin ut 1S41. 
Since tluit date he has been in the praelne nl his pri 'I'essu jn at h'ayette, doing 
alsii, at the same time, scinethini.'; iit larmiiiL; Suh/e 1M5-) his resilience has been 
half a mile nut of town, Mr, llerndon has alw.iys been Untetl loi- his sonndness 
ut indgnieiit .md pruliit)' nl character 

lie has been fur main' years a member nf the Christian Church, and in his 
yonnger \ears held various ullices in thai lindv. The pm ity ot his lite no one 
doubts who knows liim 

Suon after being licenseil tn practice, he took the (irtice.>t justice of the peace, 
and hekl it se\'eral years lie was clerk nf the i c mnty ciuirt for twenty-eight 
cmisecntive Vears, and is .aie ol the besl kiiuwii citizens in tin- county. 



I':I)\V1N li. .Slll'KZI'.R. 

sM.\r fat /.s 

EDWIN' HIiRtM'lR SIII';K/.h:R, s.m ot j..hn and liflie (Herger) Sherzer, was 
burn in Aunville, Lebanon countv, l'eiins\ Ivania, December 24, 1S34. lie 
received a classical education at 15o\\(liiin C'ullege, Hrnnswick, Maine, being a 
gi"<i<inate of the cLiss of iS(jo, lie read law uliile in the senior year, and on being 
graduated went tu Miiiiiescta, an<l w.is prinfipal ol the seminary at Wilton, 
Waseca coimlv, for three mnnlhs, stuiUing law at the s.ime time. He tinished 
his legal studies at Saint I'aul with (Jeorge 1. Otis, ami was admitted to the bar 
in that state. He bei anie clerk in a paymaster's ollice in iSOj, and served in that 
capacity for two or three vears, till, in fait, the war was over. He tlien Settled in 
Saint l.iinis, w.is readmitted to the bar, and has been in steady practice heri' 
since 1 le attends to ci\d litigatii'ii in .ill its biaiu lies, and has a good reputation 
tor taithi uliiess in his woi k and npiigluness ot characti'r. 



(.i:()R(,l' H, Ma, 1 ARI.ANl':. 

j\rj-:.\jco. 

r~^VA)KVA'. Hl-NNl'TT M m 1"AK1.A.\ h. is .1 sun of (ieorge and Catherine 
V X (liennett) Mai l'\iilane, and was boi n in Callaway county, Missouri, Januai)' 
Ji, 11^37. His father was from Ayrsliire, Scutlaiid; his mother was born in Mad- 
ison countv, Kentucky, d'lie siibiect of this sketch was educated in part at West- 
minster C(dlege, in his iiati\e county, .iiid at ililfereiit academies, wdiere he 
completed the college curricu lum, teaihiiig a short time He was admitted to 
the bar in 1S61; but ci\il war had lommeiici-il, and instead of opening an ollice, 
he remained uii his fathi'i's larm. 

In i.S(j4 Mr. Macl'ailane went to Rushvdle, Schuyler county, Illinois, and was 



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THE liF.NCn AMD B IR OF MISSOURI CI IIES. 



licensed Ici praetiee, but luiidly 111. ide .1 l)ei.;i imiiii; The next year he returned In 
Missiiuri, (i|iened au ulliee in .Mi-xico, and Inr, made a splendid success in his 
|)rolessi>in. lie is the atlnnuy liir luu i.idi'iad > iini|i,inies, Mr. Macl-'arlane 
UMS a|)i)uinteil pri^bate jndi;e by ( Icnei m n lir^wn in iHyj; was elected tn the- 
same oliice in 11^74, and ni't Ioul; afterwaid icsiL;ried, I'or the last five or six 
years he h.is been a schui.l director, and lias drnw his share in imprm'ing llic 
chaiacter of the piddic scIhhiIs. 



G 



c;i'.r)kc,i{ V. SI KoN'C. 

.v.-;/.\'/' i-OUJs. 

EORCtI': p. STRONT, has been a nieiidrr ..1 the Saint l.ouis bar since 
185.', and has been prominently idenlifKil with varion-. nn i\ements, conven- 
tions, etc. lie was major on (ieneral ICdw.irds' stall ni tlie (i\il war, and a mem- 
ber i>t the constitution. d con\'ention in i.Sn5, .md lather of the resolution declaring 
slavery abolished in the state of .Missouri, I'm' mure th.in thirty years he li.is 
been a mendier of the b.ir of this city, and has always maint.iined .in unblemished 
character. 

Mr. .Strong' is the son of a l'resb\'leri.in minisier, Rev Henry 1'. Strong, a 
native of Connecticut, wiiere the son w.is born in l)ecembi/r, 1.S14. lie w.is edu- 
c.iled at ll.imilton C\illeL;e. Clintfin, .\ew \'ork; re. id l.iw in Mississippi; w^.is 
there .idmitted to the bar in i.S4o, and practiceil in tli.it st.ite fm' twelve years. 

Mr. .Strong has a wife .ind lour children. Ins eldest son, (ieorge A. Strong, 
being a l.iwyer in the city of New York. 1 laving .1 l.irm of i,:!oo acres in S.iiiit 
Ch.irles county, and being inclined to lur.il lite, Mr. Strong i-, prepiaring to move 
into till' ciinnlrv, and give his .ilteiition to ,ii;iiciilliire. The b.ir of this i ity will 
miss .1 woilli V member. 



A 



.XLiii'.K r i;i..\iu. 

.S'.//.V/' I iW IS. 
I.Hl'lR'r HL.MR was born .U Kiiidei In " ,k, I'ikecounly, I llinois, ( )ctober \U, 



1840. Ilis grandf.ither, William Mmilguniery lil.iii, .1 n.itive of Virginia, 
was one of the first settlers of I'ike counly. His f.ither, William 151. lir, w.is a 
soldier in the Black Hawk war; was a country nierch.int, and a politic i. in, and at 
the time of his <leath, in his f hirt\'-second \'e.ir, w.is serving his third term in the 
Illinois legisl.itnre. .Albert lil.iir's mother was .M.iry (J.ickson) Hl.iir, a desceiiil- 
ant of the J.ickstm family lh.it first settled .it .\ewton, Massachusetts, in 165S. 
The )(iiith of Albert was silent mainly on .1 l.irm ne.ir H.irry.in his native county. 
I'rom the age of si.xteen to nineteen he w.is .it school at CiiUon, Missouri. The 
following )e.ir he studied at I'hilliiis Academy, l{.\eter, New ll.impshire, .lud the 
three following years at Harvard College, where he was gi adn.iled in the cl.iss of 



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iSd;. lie was uHiM-t-il a luldrsliip 111 ihi- slalc univL-rsity at Cnhimbia, iMibSouri, 
but by imliifiu'i- cii^at;Tcl in railniailinu;, >.ci\'iiiy ti>rlu'o \ cars as an cmph^yL- ut 
llu- Norlh .Missouri laihcad, at Maciai, Missuiiri. lie then studied law, spending 
one winter at the llarwinl Law Stliuul, and bet;an the |)ractice ot law at Macon; 
hut his health betoniiiiL; pnor, he reluined tn raihuading, and was identitied fur 
se\eral \ears with the |iriijeet ul building a road troni Keokuk, Iowa, to Kansas 
Citv, Missouri. 

In iSp) lie Icjcated in Saint Louis, and resumed the practice ot law. He is 
counsel I'lM- se\'eral business eorpuiatioiis, and seiving in that relation, gives 
.ittention to jLitent law. 

R()151':K'1" .M. NMCliOLS. 

s.u.vj- / OC'/S. 

T^OlUiRT M.Vrill'^W' N'K'llOLS is a native of Saint Louis county, a son 
V of 'rhi>nias and .\nnie (King) Nichols, and was born iJecember 19, 1S56. 
I lis father w. IS a native of X'irginia, a nierch.int in Saint Louis until i860, and 
afterwai'd a f, inner, d\ing in h'ebruary, i'>''~'.i. His widow, wdio was born in Vir- 
ginia, is still living 

The paternal grandfather of Robert was captain of a X'irginia company in 
the re\'o|iitii)iiai )' ami)', and came to Missouri in 1S12. He had si.Kteen sons aiul 
tliiee d.uiL;liters , 

Robert received his edtication, literarv and legal, in Washington University, 
t.iking his degree of bachelor of law ill the autumn of iSjij. Since that date he 
has been in practice in this city, diligently and faithfully devoting his time to the 
duties of his profession, and has .dread)' built up a good practice in the cuil 
ciuirts He t.ikes \erv little interest in politics, and any leisuie time at his com- 
m.ind he "ivis to his law books. 



lloX riloM.A.S H, Rl.;!'.!). 

//r.v / M'// / / 

T1I().M.\S l;L.\CK Ri:i:i ), one of tlie oldest practicing attoriie)'S in Ran- 
dolph County, was liorn in (luilford count)', North Carolina, July 20, 1S19, 
his parents being |oliii l)iiiii\ Reed, and I'di/abeth (Jenkins) Reed. The subject 
ot this sketch was eilucated in the ci.immoii schools ni R.mdolph cotinty, Missouri, 
ami the state university, being a graduate of the class of 1847. He taught school 
two years after leaving collegr, re, id law .it I Iimtsville, tirst with Robert Wilson, 
.iiid then with |udge Rurkh.iitt; was .idmitted to the bar in 1851, and has since 
been in practice at Hunlsville, except wlii-ii in the servii e of his country. In 
i.Sii.' he enlisted as ,1 pii\'.ite in the i)th cav.dry, Missouri slate militia, was mus- 
tered in as ca|it,iin, companv (>, and served three years. He acted iit one periuii 



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THE ifi:.\cii Axn a'./a' ()/■■ Missoria cities. 



as provdsl marshal ot the distncl of lunth ^ll^s(lm■i, at .uuithcr, of tliL- district ot 
Kiilla, .iiiil was judi^c advmati- nl the inililai\ (uinmissidii and rciiirt niailial at 
Mai 1)11 C_'il\' in I cS(» ;-(j4. 

In i.'s(i5 Ca|itain Krcd was cli-cted tn the stale senate tor the short term, and 
was reele(:te<i in i.StjS tor the tei ni ol toni vears. Asa law ver Captain Reed has 
loni; stood in the front rank ot his dislru t, excdlinp; as a t:oiinsehir, and conrt 
Kiw\er, rather than as an advoeate, lie makt-^ no pretensions to oratory, yet his 
sonnd, clear and logical ar^nments, conphd w ith his candor and sincerity, have 
great weight with a jury, and he has had noleworl li\ snci ess in the several conrls 
to which he has taken his lases lie has a wile and ihri-e c hildreii. 



H(1N. SAMUl'I. .M. I- DWAKDS. 

MEXICO. 



SAMUI'lL MARTIN l':i)\VARi )S, jnd-e of prohat,- ('(.r the county of Atidrain, 
is a native of Ilenry i mintv, \'iii;iui.i, a -.on cpf |iihn and Martha ( Johnston) 
lulwards, and was horn |annary i\, i ■s ; i His niwi hei' was also horn in lleniy 
conntv, and his father in AUn-marle tonnt\-. Tiie fandiv immij^rated to this 
state, and settled in Saint C'liarh s counl\, when Samuel wasc)iiite yoiinii;. Oni- 
snlijecl linishcd his education in the Saint C harles College, t, iking a partial 
course; taunht school a year or t\\'o; read I iw at Saint Charles; linislietl his Itnj^al 
studies at the University oi \'iii;inia, Charlottesville; was admitted to the bar at 
\\'aiieiit(ni in I>i5(), and simethal ilate has lieeu in practice at Mexico. 

Mr, I'Mwards was elected judi;col prohale in i.S;i; was reelet'ted in i.Sy.Saiid 
i.SSj, and In lu c is serviui; his iliiid lii iii lie makes an elFuient .ind popnhii 
olli(.ial; IS oiu; ol the liest known men in I he ri>uiil\, and is miuli esteemed for 
his t;o(jd (pialities. Ilis alliliatioiis siiue ilie ( i\il war have lieeii with the demo- 
cratic p.iitv, liein;^ a whii; helore. lli; has a setond wife, and three ihildren li\ 
the first. 



J\Mh;.s lAl'^SU.. 

AM()N(i the ohU'r and uio^L i especial ih- . kiss i>l attorn, vs in Saint l.ouis, .i| 
. toreiL;n birth, is James TaiissiL;, .1 - 1 John \. 'I'anssii;, and lioin in 

I'rairiie, 1-iohemia, A])ril ,^u, i.Sjy, lie irceued all of his literar\' and |)art of his 
legal edncaliou in the old (ounti\'; c.ime to the I'niled Stales in iS^.S ; settled in 
Saint l.ouis the same year; linished his law simlies with Sp lulding and Sheple)', 
and was admitted to the liar m iSs'- He has pra< ticed in this city for more than 
thirty years, and loni; reached an honorahh siandiiiL; at the Saint Louis bar. 

" What kind ol ,1 man and \a\\ yer is Janus Taussig ? " was the iiupiiry made of 
a Saint Louis jurist, who h.is known Mr, Taussig for mine than a score of years. 



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Till' reply was: "Mr. TausMt;" is .1 man ul ^oliil ivuilli.tlu- |aiiity ul his \\U- [ic\\\i^ 
iini|iicst idilcil IK- IS a liiir la w \ 11" anil has I mi 11 siu 1 i-ss|'n I as he ( I csciv cd tu Ik- 
Hi has a judici.il mind, .ii\i\ usadil iiavc mada a sldl lullai jiid'^i' than he has 
III! n Li\i N'rr " In this (i| a nmn we daic- ri' a si- 1 np a di-nini ii j'. 

Ml'. Taussit;' was Inr Inni \iars inunsi lur n( lln- ."-lanU laniis public scluinls, 
cdl llic (il'I'u (- that wccan Irani he has r\'ci ln-ld in ihi- city. Idu- year after being 
admitti-d 111 practice he was married (|S;.-) ti, .Miss Magilaline |)iimi/.cj-, r.t New 
Yiirk city, and they have a family of si.\ 1 liildnn. hanils', the uldest of all, is 

the wife of [ulius 1) Abies, of Saint l.ouis; l)eii)amin J., and l.onis I., the oldi-st 
,ind third sons, are lumber dealers. Saint l.raii-.; C'h,ii h.-s S. is a graduate- ol Har- 
vard Law Stlioid, and [iractii iiig in the s.iine oUice with his father; Alloid \V is 
at Harvard I'niversitv, and M.irtha is at Inane 



HON. SOLOMON mi(,lll.l{l T. 

wi I LSI 1 1. 1 r. 

OOLOMON Hf'CHI.i: TT was born in I'lke county, Missouri, in I'ebriiaiy, 
v~3 I^!4l, and was re.iied on the farm ol his f.ilher, John Hughlelt, tiiitil eighteen 
\eai s old l-"ioin 1SO4 to August, i<S(j5, In w.is in the fedti.il army as lieiitenaiit, 
company B, .|i;th Missouri infantr\-. l''iom i.S()5 to oSO; In- was mining in Nevada 
and Californi.i. He commeiKid reading hiw in iNny by himself; was admitted 
to the b.ir in o'^yj, and since tli.it time has been in gc-iieial practice ;it WellsCille, 
being the le.idiiig law\'er in Mi aitgomi-r\- ruuiity. 

.Mr. ilngldell w,is eh-( ted to the h-gisl,itiii 1 in 1 S,So, and was chairman of the 
committee on normal schools; was reehiKd 111 i.SSj, and was chairman ot the 
c(mimitlee on crimin.d iurisprudeiice. lie trains with the deiiiucracy ; is a Cha|iler 
Mason, and belongs to the I'aicampmeiit >il ( )dil-l''ellowship. 

Hi- w,is marrii-d in August, iNy,;, to Miss Mary I'!, (iray, of Montgomery 
county, and they li.ivt- two children. 



IvDW'AKI) IlK.lil",!':. 

I ANCA \ yy/r 

''T^HI'', siibjc-<'t of this biograpnical notice is ,1 son of Kiv. Jesse Higbee, ol the 
.1. Ldiiisti.in Church, .uid Sus.m \i-\\iii\er, ,ind was born in Kichhriid tininty. 
()hio, |aini,ii\- 1, i.S.jy. In iS.pj lln- biiniK' went to Iowa, .iiid settled on a hiini 
lie. 11 Iiiw.i Citv. \\ hi-re l-!d\\aid w .is iiKuh .uipi, Hilled with solid laiin Work He 
took an irngukii ionise ol sliid\ in the l'ni\eisily ot Iowa, and tiltc-rward taught 
siviial wiiitei schools; n ,id l.iw with lliai Rush ("lark, ol iowa Cil)', and Hmi 
lames 15. \\'ea\(-r, nf Hloomfield, Iowa, continuing his teaihing (lining the win- 
ter season, and waS admitted to the bar at I Jlriomlield 111 Septi-mbei, i^;(>7. lit 
3- 



2y1 Tlfh: BF..VCH .l.VD B.lf: Ol- MISSOirA'/ CI TIES. 

Mrcrmlii'j- ot lliat \iMi lie was ni.iriii-il iw Mis^ M.iiy Isahri Biinicy, of Schuyler 
n iiinly, M issoii I 1, ami llii\ lia\r li\c rliildi.n lie ^iilh-il in [^aiicastcr, tlic iiiiiiU)' 
si'.il, ami luTc lias licrii llu- liclil iit Ins sm i ess al lli<' liar 

Mr. Iiinl)L-c is .1 must ililii^c iit ami |irr^isirnl iawyrr; is a conslant and laUii- 
riuns stiKliMit; when m>t dci u|iiiil with the ai li\e diitirs ul hib prolcssiiin, may lie 
Iciund intensely enna^ed in vestii;atin^-; is thi<r(uiL;h l\' inldrmed, very aeciiiate in 
his legal tipiniuns; when (mce fiuined, \er\ t< iiaeiiais of them, and always ready 
with a "thus saith the law" in siqiporl ol them 

lie is very suicesshil as a pleader, and in s^eltin;^ the l.iets in a cause lieftire 
tile jury or the court; is nut aw advocate, liut is a line reasoner, and in the dis- 
cussion lit leaal propDSilions to the court has liul tew superiors. 

Mr. lliLjIiee has Ik Id a lew olhces, such as prosecuting attorney, uiayur cif the 
city, and I'nited States commissiuner, still holding the last named otiice His 
politics are repulilicau 

HON, P.i:XJAMIN 1-. DOHA'S. 

Slll-.UU.XA. 

BiiNJAMlN I'KANKLIN 1)()1'.\NS, si.ite senator from the thirteenth dis- 
trict, was bin 11 in Marion i unnt\', this stale, Sepleiiilier 13, 1857 lie tiiiished 
his ediicaliuii at liethel (."olK-ge, I'almyia, in his iiali\e county, and was engaged 
in larming ami trading nulil the < i\ il war In gan. when he entered the c<iilfe(lerate 
ser\ ice under (ieneral Sterling I'rice, ami uasa inemlierof Cockrell's hrigadt.'. 
lie was wiiumled twiie, and a prisoner three- tiim-s, au<l served until the close of 
the war. He then stmlieil Lav, and was admitted In the liar in 1S71; was tdected 
prosecuting attorU('3' nl Slulli\' i ount v on llie deniiieratic tii ket in 1872; again in 
1S74, Serving tour years. lie was elected tn the state senate in 1S80, andwas 
chairman of the committee cm constitutional amendments during the thirty-first, 
and ol the judiciary (<immitt<e during tin I hi rty-second general assendily. 

Mr I )oliyns was mai I ied in 1 .'Sis-Mo .M iss ( " I' W i lii.ims, 1 il I [ami ilial, Missouri. 



T 



JACOI! C r LSI ll'-.k. 

yj: /■/■/■:/< so \ 1 7/ i . 
HIS )oung lawyer is of (lerman e.xtr.iction, his i>arents being Louis and 
L'aroline (Schneck) I'ishei. lie was bom at Addleberg, Pennsylvania, 
Man h 17, 1.S55. In 1859 the family came lo Missouri and settled on a farm 111 
Cooper county, ten miles from iioonville, the eount\ seat 

Jacob attended at lirst a ci.mmon and afterward .1 pri\'al(; school, his studies 
including; the l.alin and Cierman languages He read law at [effeison City with 
La\' ,inil liclili, Imlh now dead, ami was licensed to prai tice by Jndgir (ieorge W. 
Miller, in May, 187(1. lie reiiiained with his preceptors four ur live years, and 



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^iiuc thi-n has been in company with 1 1 iiin|ihii-\- !'.. llauiilton, who is also no- 
liicdin lliis work. In the niiniitr details ol pi olessKJiial lalior, which are often 
(lespiseil and sometimes nei;lecti(l by mend lei s (■! the- I ratei nity, Mr. I'islicr seems 
to lind (hliL;iit Horn .ind reared in the <oiinlr\', he early acquired those habits 
of industry and application which enabled him, nnaided by the inlhiences of tor- 
tnne ami family, to ijain an edncation and attain .idmission to the profession. 
Hy his intei;rit\ of c liaracter and stndious habits, and lailhl nlness in the interests 
ol his (bents, he has gained the lonlich-nie of the community; and even at this 
eaih' d.ite he h.is t<iken an enviable [xisition in the ranks of his profession. 

Mr. I'dsher has been eitv attorney the 1. 1st tour vears, and in liSSj lie was the 
rcpnblican candidate for prosecnting attorney for Cole connty, and was tlcfeated. 
The connty is strongly democratic, but he ran far ahead of his ticket, coming 
within about one hundred votes of being elected. He is a man ot line qualities, 
social, mental and moral, and is building on a good tounilation of character. 

Mr. Fisher was united in marriage September 24, 1878,10 Miss Sallic x\. Ciross, 
of Jel'ferson City, and the\' have two children 



JOSH I'll R. i;i)\VARl)S. 

J li Fi- !■: K so X oil'). 

JOSEPH RICHARD F.1)\VAR[)S, mayor ot Jelferson City, is a son of Ju^lge 
J lulward Livingston Kdwards, elsewhere sketched in this work, and was born 
in this city, August 11, 1847. I'articnl.ii s of the family m.iy be found in the 
sketch of the judge. The son was educated at the Missouri State University, 
Columbia, leaving in the junior )ear on ac louni ot ill health. He read law with 
his father, and w;is admitted ti.> the bar in iH(j(), since which date he has been in 
general practice in the first judicial circuit. lie was city attorney in 1872 and 
1S73, and jirosecuting attorney of Cole i.ountv from January, 1873, to January, 
1871), being twdce reedected, ami making an eneigetic and |)opirhir prosecutor. 

He belongs to one of the historical fam i lies of the state; is a man of a great deal 
of self respect, and of .imbitimi enough to put forth his best efforis to advance in 
his pr(jfession. This he is doing lie is a sound lawyer, a candid and earnest 
advocate, anil a true man in all the rel.itions ot lite 

Mr. liihvards was an alderman from the lirst ward in 1875-1876, and in April, 
1883, was elected mayor of the city. A native of Jefferson City, with all his inter- 
ests centering here, he naturally takes pride, <is well as pleasure, in looking after 
its welfare, and in encour.iging enterprises calcul.ited to build it up. He has 
never voted any ticket but the democratic, in which [larty In.- is cjuite popular. 

Mayor Edwards was married May c), 1871, to Mary H., daughter ot the late 
Robert R. Jefferson, of Jelferson Citv, and they have two children, a son aiul 
a daughter. 

Mayor iCdwards has been engaged in important trials, both in the United 



2-^,2 THE m.XCII .\.\l> /I.!/-.' ('/■ A//SS(H'U/ CITIES. 

Slates .111(1 staU- i.iiuils, .md while pi i )si(iiii 1114 alh iiiu-\' of Cuk- lounty assisted 
Atliiiiiey (ieiural lliukailay and Adjiiiaiil (iiiuial l!ini;liani in leiieting uiit 
what were knuwn as tlie C'lallim li.induleni mililia elainis, and tinis saved liioii- 
sands of dod.iis to liie United Slates and llie slate of Missouil. lie also pmsc- 
enled llie liuiid frand, relencil lo in the |)ro( eed i ns^s ol llie idnstitulionai tonven- 
tion of 1 S75, 

COLONMU. I'Ul'.DI'.RUK M()KS1■:^■. 

i; \h-Ki.\rv.\' 

I'^l'ilCDIiUICI'C MOkSlilV was lioin in I'rns-ia in i.SoS, and caiiic to America 
in i>S,;,i, and settled in Warren loiuils in i^S;.) lie was a graihiate of one 
(Ji' two Lit tiie liest institntions in (ierinaii) ; was an ai a oniplished survevor, and 
ran and established nian\' ot the old line-, in Sainl ( hai h s and Waireil counties, 
lie mastered ihe- linnlish lan^iuige, and \\as adniilled lo the liar at Wan'eiitiui, 
where hi' had a Inc r,ili\e practice loi niaiu' \'cars. 

( )n llie lireakiiii; onl ot tied war lie east his forlnnes in tlie cause of the 
I'liion, and was (oloiul ot the lolli .Missouri lawili)', luiiig in seveial engage- 
ments, lie was at one pea iod a diieetor, 1 I, dm agi nl and attorney lor the North 
.Missouri ladioad. 

Alter the war he went hark to the li.u , and was in aeli\'e practice at the time 
ol his ilealli, whiih oiciiriiil in i^syS- Asa law \er his opinion was nniveisally 
s(aiglil, and as a close [ileader he had lew e(|nals. Colonel Morsty was a pleas- 
ant talker, llii' (iermaii accent gi\ing a ch.uin to his wcads, and expressecl his 
thoiii^lit^ Willi .great llicc nc s . lie lies IjmiiccI mar llic- home he settled, and a 
handscime inailde nioiinmiail, llic- Ireewdl ollciing of his son, \V. L. .Morsc-y, 
marks Ins last resting pl.ic c The widow, ,1 eharining lady of mature vears and 
pcilished inaimi IS. sldl scn^i\c-, him, ,is ,d-.o his liair ehddicMl. 

A skc-ii h ol Willi. un I. .Moisey, the oldest child, is found in this wink. 



S.XMlll'-.l. 1. Cl.OVI'.k. 

.V.-(/,\/' UH 'IS 

S.A.MUl'-l, T, (il.()\M{l\ Ills! eaine pic an 1 in nil)- into notice as .1 l.iwyer while 
.1 ic-sident ot norlheastein .Missouri In llie indie i.il c ircuit, which inelndes 
M.irion County ,iiid the .idjoiiiing counlic s, llieie were, twenty and tliirt)' years 
.i,l;o, and still earlier, as at present, sever. d Inilli.int l.iwj'eis, some of whom have 
sellled in S.iint I a mis, .iiid others have gone lie lore- iIr' (in. it Judge. ISefore set- 
tling in S.iiiil l.iciiis perni.inently the repnl.ilion ol onr siih)ect .is a very able 
.ittorney .it law was fiillv c.staldislied. 

Mr. (ilover w.is lor years .1 p.irtner ol |iidgc' John C. Richardson, wIkj died in 
i.Soo, and l.ilterly he h.is lieen ol the linn ot (ihwci ,ind Slieplev, which is one ot 



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llic Icailmn" law linns in Saint l.uuis. I'hc iiusiliuii ol liutli men i^ in tlic very 
licjiit rank lie won cun^iili'iahlr distinclion liy his coiujii- In icLjard to llie test 
nalh 'I'iionnh loyal liimsill to llie n ue iluiiiii; tin- livil war, lie (lid not like the 
leatnreo!' tlu- so-calleil 1 )i'ake constitution, winch aimed at the citizens ol Mis- 
souri who had synipalhi/ed with the ccuitedeiates, deliarring stich citizens from 
certain inalienaliK- rights, lii the antnmn ot 1865 he niach- a test case in his own 
|)eison; canaed it rtnallv tn the Mi|jremc; court, and in l)ecemlier, 1SO6, it was 
decided that iIk- law ol" Congress, which iin|M.siMl a rctrosjiective oath ot loyalty 
as a (onditiun ot licing admittt-d t<i i/raitui' in the I'uited States tnurts. was 
unci aistitutii mal. 

Mr. (ilw\ii IS thoidiighlv read in his poifession; has gie.it versatility of 
lesuLirces in conducling a easi-; is an eliii|uiut speaker, a man ol an emotional 
nature, and has wonderful pnwer (j\er a jui \ Miae than one of his old associ- 
ates ot the Saint I.ouis liar placed him at the- head of that b.ir twenty years agcj, 
and in their judgment he still si.mds there. 



.MlCliAl':L JOHN SUL1.1\'AN. 

SA!A' J /-or/.s. 

MICIlAin. JOHN SniddX'AN', assistant circuit attorney of the city of \ 
Saint I.uuis ami for the ei'dith judic lal circuit of the state of Missouri, is 
a son of idlin 1) and Catherine (C'unningliain ) Sullivan. lie was burn at W'asli- 
ingtijii, Oistrict uf Ci)luinliia, luiie 24, I'^S-, and is of Irish and Scotch origin, 
lie was educated chielly .it Ruck llill College^ lillicott City, Maryhmd; came to 
S.iint Ldiiis in the \ear iSdy, .md at oiu c cummenced the study of law in the 
ullice of Krum, l)ecker <ind Krum, .1 linn iln 11 eug.iged m .t most lucrative and 
extensive pr.iclice. At the s.iine time he .ilteiided the l.iw dep.irtment of Wash- 
ington I 'iiivei sity. In the ve.u 1.S71 Mr. Sullivan w.is .idmilted to the bar, and 
ill the following ye. II' received the degree nt bachelor of l.iws tmm the University, 
lie h.is e\er since been enn.ige<l in the prai ticcr ot civil .md criminal l.iw in Saint 
l.ouis, .Old has been \'ci )■ siucisslul in the ualks ol the piolessioii. He is well 
re, id, studious. Vet)' .ittenti\c to business, c.iielul 111 the piep. nation ol his cases, 
conscientious, thorough ,ind em iiu-iitly tiiistw ortliN . 

In i.Syi; Mr Sulliv.in w.is .ippointed reviser of citv ordinances of the city of 
S.imt l.ouis by M.i)-or IIeiii\' ()veistol/. Ills Libois in that [)osition involved a 
re\'isioii i;f legisl.ition, covering ,1 iieiiod of leu ye.irs, .md resulted in the produc- 
tion of .1 Volume which will cmnp.ire most lavor.ibly with .mything of the kind 
in this Country. lie continued as reviser until the spring of 1882. In the early 
p. lit of December of th.it \r,\v he was .ippoiiiti-(l, bv (joveinnr Crittenden, assist- 
.1111 circuit iittorney, to till .1 \'.iCiinc\- created bv the resign. itiim and |)romotion ol 
Judge I',. A. Noonan to the bench lie still holds the I. titer position, the duties 
of which he discharges with great faithlulness .md ability. 



2 54 '^f'F'- l^l'^JCIl AND BAK OF MISSOURI CITIES. 

Mr. Sullivan is a dcniocral in pulitu^, always, active iliiring an exciting; can- 
vass; is a Roman Catholic in icliyinn, and he i^ jiroinincntly iiicntitie<l with many 
of the leading social and business organizations existing in Saint Louis, notably 
the Legion of Honor, which is very ])owi;rful and peculi.ir to, or rather does not 
extend beyi>nd this city 

Mr. Sulli\'an w.is niarriiMl, August 50, kSSi. to Mi^s (icnevieve A. (rood, for- 
merly of Covington, Kciiiucky They burieil tluir only child in the month of 
July, iSSv 

HON. ARCHIB.AI.l) \'. McKI-.K. 



A RCIIll'.ALI) \', Ml \\\iV.. one ol the Iciduig lawyers at the Linc(dn county 
i^\ 'l),ir, wah born in ILiirison C(,)unt\', Kenluck\', .Vovendier (1, 18.1I. His 
father, Archibald .McKee, belonged I(j an old X'irginia family, antl was engaged 
in mercantile and agricultural pursuits, d\iiig in Luliana in 1856; and his mother, 
whobe ni.ilden name was Lilly McClure, w a> .1 n.itue of H(jone count)', Kentucky. 
She tiled in Iowa in 1871. In 1840 our subject went to Hanover College, hidi<ina, 
where he \\.is giadu.itcd in 1.S51. lie read law .it ( iieenburgh, same state; 
attended l.iw lectures al the Indian, i State I'uiveisity, and was licensed to prac- 
tice at 1 ndi.ina|)olib in 185; lie oi)i'ned .in olfu e at Troy, and is now the oldest 
atliuuey still in practice in thi^ Linmly, and h,i> m.ide a success in his profession. 
He is a fine ludge of law. and a pruileiit, sale counselor. hi general knowletlge 
ol the law he stands at the he. id (jf the Lincidii county bar. He is n-gardetl as 
one of the best lawyers in his iudicial circuit. 

Mr. McKee has hehl by appointment the offices of city attorney and coiinty 
attorney, but has not Sought oifice. He w.is a member ol the last constitutional 
convention (1875), and uas .1 inember of the special Committee to revise the new 
constitution, and prepiare an address to the people. He was married, July 15, 
iS()2, t(j Miss Clara S. Wheelii, daughter of the l.ite CaptaMi Otis Wheeler, of 
Lincoln countv, Missouri, ^u\d ihey \\,wv lour childi I'li. 



HON. CAiri \ w'i'.i.LS. 

AMC)N(i the men who were pnuiiinent at the bar and on the bench of Missouri 
twenty-live and thiii)-live- years ago, was Carty Wells, a native of Prince 
William county, X'irgini.i He was born in I'ebruary, 1S05, and five years after- 
ward was l.ikeu to .Shi.lb\- county, Kentiuk\', « hei e he rei eived ii good luiglish 
education, ami commenc(i| llu; slndv ol l.iu. In 18^7 he came to Missouri, 
linislu-d his studies .it S.iint Charles, and was licensed to practice in the autuinn 
ol 1S28, when he opened an ollice in Saint Charles. Five or six years later, when 



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\VaiTi.'ii CDHiuy was ortiani/cd, lie was apiiniiurd clerk dt tlic circuit and county 
ciiurts, lioldinu; tliat nlVicc a trw years, and tlu-n rcM^niiiL;' and ninving iin a farm 
near Troy, Init continuing- his |iracticc\ In iN-ioln- represiuted Lincoln county 
in tlie legislature. I'roni about 1S4; to 1847 lie ?eside(l at Palmyra, and while 
thei"e served one term in the state senate. He was ap])ointed judge of the Lin- 
coln circuit in rS5i, and held the olhce until 1.S57, anil then returned to his farm 
in that county. He died in Troy in 1 cS6o 

In tlie anlumn of i.SS^, the u ri^er of lliis sketc h had occasion to visit Troy, 
lii'wling (ireen and I'almyi.i, ami uhcncM r the name of C'arl\' Wells was nien- 
tn]ned, the older class ot altoinej's were uarni in praise of his t. dents ami the 
geniality of liis nature. He w as int imate and coid iai with every body, and liad 
in his day a host of tiiends. As an aiUdcate, he rarely aimed to be oratorical, 
but he ajipealeil to the understanding ol ,1 jur\', and his candor, clearness and 
logic seldom failed of success. 

JOSI'^I'H H WliLLS, a younger brtjther ol Carty, read law with his brother, 
and practiced at Warrrnton, .Saint Louis, ,\\\i\ San l'"r<incis( o, California. While 
a resident of U'arrenton he was circuit and counl\' ileik. and a member of the 
legislature. He went to Califoiiiia for his health, .iiid dn-d at 'I'roy, this state, 
while on a visit to friends He w.is .1 brilliant la\\ \er. 



I'kii'L WKic.iri'. 

I'M M \ ICI 

OX a recent tour thnnigh northeastern Missouri we often heard, the praise of 
Uriel Wright on the lips of the older class of lawyers still in ]nactice there, 
though he did not end his life in this state. According to the judgment of his 
ohl .issociates in i\Liriim, Lewis and Like (.ounlies, he had no peer in the manage- 
ment of <i lawsuit, espetially in the criniinal loiiits. He had great gifts of lan- 
guage; was a powerful whig orator, witty and spicy, as well as-eloquent, prodigal 
and always happy in illustrations, and a rare entertainer in any circle, |iublic or 
|inv,ile, in which he w,is ihiown, lie li.nl llie gift of being a good listener as 
well .IS l.dker, ,ind one jurist 1 lei hired thai he ( on Id e\'en be eloquent in his silence. 

Mv Wright was born in X'irginia in 181.15; recei\ed a [),irtial education at West 
I'oint; studied law with Hon. I'hilip P Larbiinr, once a noted politician; was 
i;ia(luated at the Wincfiesler Law School, and after practicing in his na(i\e state 
a few years settled in Palmyra, this state He added strength to the ^L^rlon 
County bar, wdiich has Icnig been \ cry sti oui;. Those who consult these pages 
will see that it is strong totlax-. notwithstanding the number of legal lights which 
lM\e left that bar and .in- now in S.iiiU Lmiis or in the spirit worhl. 

Mr. Wright represnted M.iiion count\' one term in the legisl.itnre ( i cS 5(1- 57 ). 
He had bad luck linanci.ilh' in lainl speculation ,ibont lh.it time, .mil wi-nt to 
Saint Louis, where he slnme .is a star ot the Inst ni.ignitude. The scintillations 



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THE luxrii ix/i fi.ik- (!/■ .)//sso{'A'/ cities. 



(il Ilib fl(.i(| lie lice aix- still well rnm'inliri nl 111 tliis 1. it v. I Ir was (ailed the orator 
ot the Mississippi \alle\' 

When the civil \v,ii hrokc i'lit he \\as a ilele^ate to the state coiueiilion which 
met to consider the I'elaliMiis ol Missouri to the lederal noverninenl, and in which 
he took ;i patriotic stand for his iiaintM': hnl .it a second session he went over t<j 
the tNiiit'ederatc side. lie jianed the aiiii), rose to the rank of maj(a, siHtled in 
Wiiuhestt-r, \'ir};inia, ,iiid was there in pi ai lice iinlil his death in iSdi). 



HON. ARMSri-.I) M. Al.EXANDI- k. 

/'./A7.V. 

THE new member of c(jiiL;'ri'ss from the second district was horn in Clark 
connty, Kentucky, .M.i\' jd, i;\;(. In m^ a son ot John and iili/a J. (Ra;;laiid) 
Alexander. His parents were also horn in Kentucky, In 1.S41 the lamily immi- 
l^rated to this state, and settled in Monroe coiiiit\ The lathei' died in iS.^j; the 
widow is still liviiit;. Arinsted spent two years in the classical (ieii.irtment ot tlie 
I'niversitv ol Virginia, and mie \ ear in the law de|)artineiit, iind finished his leyal 
Studies al home, liein;^ admitted to the li.ii in i.Sdj. Civil war bein^ in progress, 
he did not open an office until it was o\i-r. l'"or scnne lime he has stood at the 
head ot the liar ot iMoiiioe county. 

Mr. .\le.\aiuler was piosei iitiiiL; attornev for si.x or eight years; was a member 
ot the constitntirnial com entioii in 1.S75, .ind chairman ol the committi-e on Iran- 
cliise and elections; and in the autumn >il iSSj he was elected to connress, where 
he is yet to make his history, lie w.is a delet^ate to the national democratic con- 
vention wliith met in Saint l.oiiis in iS-o. 

He is a memliei'of the lint ampmeiit in ( )dd-l'"ello'.vship, and ot tlie Christian 
Church. In I1S5S he m.ii ried a ilaiiLditei ol i'lioiiias Vaughn, of I'aris, and they 
have two childi en 



HON'. I'U.WCI.s M. i'.I.ACK, 

A \ \ .\ \ s i. I I I . 

Jl'IXil'i 15L.VCK is Very popnl.ir in western .Missouri, ,ind deservedly so. lie 
is (--in inent as a lawyer and jndi^e; he lias t;r<at powia ol coiiceii tration ; his 
mind is clear and analvlii:, .iiid powa-iiid 111 its i;rasp. lie is considered one ol 
the slroni^est men in this pail ol Missomi, .old is celebrated lor his laiiness and 
candor. lie was horn Inly 2.\, i.S;o, in ( li.ini paii;n count\, Ohio, t he son ol Peter 
and Maria (Ilillard) HIack His l.iihei w.i^ a I. inner, and youn<;" lilack spent the 
e.irly part of his life laboiini; on llie l.iiiu .iiid attendini^ school. fie attended 
the agi icnltural ( ollei;e ,it Ciiit iun.iti ; studied l.iw with ( icneral |ohn 11. X'oiini;, 
ol I'lban.i, and w.is .idinitted to the b.ii li\ the supreme court ol ( )hio in \'6(i\. 
lie removed to Kansas City the same sear, and soon ccmmienced pi.iclice. lie 



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\va^ a (lL-|i'i;atr tci llic lasi . • aish uitiunal lumvi iiin m lulcl at Ict'ferson City (1X75), 
and his wisdiiiii was ,u know li-di^i d and (■niiisrl s>)Ui;hi in that ci in\i'nti(m. In 
i.SSi he was rh lied jniim' i.l thr Uveal \ d. airl h judiiial cin uit, which j)i)iiti(jii he 
hulds to tlic satislactiini mI llh- i)ai" ami pi^'plc nl his cii'cuit 

judnc 1-llai Ic, uhen cdl the licnch, nnlicnds liian uCfHial dignity with great 
lacihty, and iias a laiidL) .d placing at rase all who appi^ach hull. He is of 
niedinm size.ind heighl, W'll | hi iiua'tinned, with .1 inhust constitidion ; Ids com- 
plexion is daik, hail" Maik spiinkled with gie\", and Idne eyes; his torehead is 
liii;li, l)r(iad and massive, and Ins leatnre> widl delined. 

lie was mai 1 ied in 1 Sd; to .Miss Snsie 11 ( ieigei", .111 aiiiialiie and accomplished 
lad \, the daughter ot 1 )o( 1 1 ir A ( iei^ei , 1 jI I )a\ton, ( )hio. 



HON. i'lDWAl^l) WIllII'. 

SAIXI I iH'IS 

TWYl gentleman with whose name we- head this sketch conies ol patriotic Vir- 
ginia stock, his giaiidfalher, llenr\- While, lj(Mng one of those brave men 
who fought for the independence ol ilie cidniiies lli^ p.iients were William 11. 
and Amanda (HaileN) Wdule, ihe fianiei a iiali\e of X'iigi iii.i ; the hitter, of Penii- 
svlvania. lie dales his Imlli at h icilei n kslm 1 gh, I'elnu.iry --, i'^40, and was 
educated at several schools and acaili inr s in X'lii^inia; his course of studies in- 
cluding the (lassie and higher liranclus of ihe niathematics After leaving scfiixd 
he taught two ye.irs, and was lluis engaged w In-ii ihe ii\il war began. lie en- 
listed as .1 [uivate ill the ioth X'iiginia iiif,inti\', and eventually became atljutant 
geuc;ral, uilli the rank td ca|ilani ol Cdiugman's ( North Carolina) lirigade, and 
served four )ears, suiiendei ing ,it ( irc<iisl poi d, Xoitli Candina, May 1, 1805. 

< )u leaving the service, our sublet I ciauieited himself Willi the law sidiool at 
Winchester, \ irgiida, .iiid was .idniitleil Lo pra( litt' in i.Sun lie opeueil an ollice 
at liiTrvville, Clark ciuint), in his iiatixe stale, where lie reiiiained live years, 
holding fin- two \'e,iis the ollii e ol )udge ol llie county Court, which had at that 
lime ihe same jurisdiilion as lln- Missoiiil ciii nit loiirls. 

In 1.S71 Inline While iisigned that ollice and Ciinu- to .Saint Louis, and has 
since been pra( liciiiL; in her 1 ix'il couils, m.ikiug a speed. dt\' ot lite-iusurance law, 
and doing a well paving business, le.u hiiig into the tederal ,is well as st^ite courts. 

( )ne of ihe |iid;.^e-, ol I he ci rcu i I Con rl 1 d S.lIiiI I ,onis w 1 ites as f(dlows in re- 
gard to llie subject ot these biael lloles: 

" In i'i-|)ly to vour f.uoi (oueeiuing lidwaid White, wdio has his l.iw olTice on 
Pine street, in the l'"eigu^on budding, and who is belter known as Judge White, 
bet.iuse of his having been on the bene h ol X'irgiuia, it gives me pleasure to be 
able to s,i\' tli.il 1 loi nieil his acipi.iiul.iuce ^ooii ,if ler he leu .1 ted here; that I have 
known him well ever since; thai 1 regard him as a well lead and able lawyer, and 
ill, It I have such conlideiue in his abilii). inicgrjt)' and reliability, that 1 would 
.t.i 



JS'^ Till' l>i:.\C// .l.\D /■■-/A' (V- J//SSUl'AV Ll'llF.S. 

mil hrsilalc Ici iiitiusl him willi ,\\\\ icL;,il linsincss, ii.i mallei IkiW dillH ult or 
im pill laiil tlic samr mii;hl In- 

Ml While is .1 (K-miHial, a Masiei- Mason, ,i memliej' of the I'l esl))lei laii 
C'huiili, ami a man ol exceMeiil sUiii.lmL; in ihe cnmmiiiiily. 

Ills \\.ile was (ierlrmie l)iaiL;hiss, ilaii'^hter nl lml_i;e I. R. Dou^hiss, ot Jelfcr- 
soii county, \^iif;inia, liieir union lakini; plaee Uecemlier ii, 1SO7. They have 
six chililieii. 

i-OUlS k, lA'l'UM. 
SAL\r 1.0 1 '/S 

THIS imlnsti ii.ius yunni; la\v\ei is a iiati\'e ol the city ol Saint Louis, ami a 
sun ol the late l)avi<l Tatum, wli.i was Inr years a well known wholesale 
merchant here, ami Sn|.hia (AmleiMin) 'ralniii 'I'he latter is a native of Illinois, 
the ti^rnier of New lersey, l.iaiis U Tatum w.is hdrn 1 leiemlier iS, 1.S52, ami re- 
ceived the lieiielits ol the exce-llenl schawls uf this cit\'. After filing through the 
hii;h scli,)iil he read law at first u ith his hrolhei, Ji)se|ih T. Tatum; then with 
lion, W II llorner, mnv iil llie ciii nil Ijencli ol this city, and linished his legal 
studies in the law de|Mitmeiit uf Washiic^toii I'niveisitv. lie was admitted to 
the Ijai ill Ma\', 1.S75, while still a student at llie university, at which he Was 
L;i'aduated in 1 S7I1 

Mr, Tatum |uactices 111 the ci\il cnurts exi, lusively, and mainly in the com- 
mercial Inaiuh, anil consideriui;" the time he has been at the bar he has a very 
encouraging clientage. He is studious, caietul, honest and energetic, and has 
the tidiest conlidence ot the bar and the community. lie is endowed with the 
genuine lire and s|jirit of his |irolessioii , is verv tenacious in a case of litigation, 
,ind li.is Won inoje th.iii ime Miit alter il had assumed the .i|i[ieariiiice of a forlorn 
hope. 

He is fK-mocralic in his |iolitical leanings, ,iud a member of the Legion of 
Honor. 

Mr. Tatnni w;is mairied l)ecenibii i.S, iSyu, to Miss Aleda t". Wilkinson, 
daughter ol (ieorge W Wilkinson, ol ^.uui Louis, and they have one sim. 



G 



(■.i\'Im\ c.\.\ii'i;I';ll. 

.s. ;/,\ /■ /,('/ /,v, 
IVItN CAMPHl'LL is a n.itive ol Livingston Comity, Kentucky, born I )<. 



cember i, 1.S35. 1 1 is parents were J iidge jaines Campbell and Mary ((oven) 
Campbell. His paternal graiidlather w .is fi oui Si otland, ami settled in Peters- 
burgh, Vii-ginia, His ni.itei n.il grandfather was fi i nn South Carolina. Mr Camp- 
bell was educated al Centre College, Dinville, Kentnck), and the Ihiixersity of 
X'iiginia, riuishing his legal studies in iS5,S. He was admitted to the bar m the 



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same year, aii<l practiccil in Saiiil Lniiis until llir sprini; ot 1.S61, wlicn lie went 
mtii a ci inleileraU- i'ci;inienl, .iiul sei"\'ril tiironi;!! ■^(■\<-i<il j^iailalinns (il rank as an 
oHii 1-1 , until |)ari)le(l in (unc, i>'''5 

Ketnrnini^ tcj Saint Luuis, In.' was prcv tnii cd lunn resiuninij |)ractice cm ac- 
CDUnt of tlie c onstitntidnal te>l "atli nl" tiir ^^al^•, ami in iJecemlH-r, 1S6:;. he went 
1(1 N'ew Oile.ui-i, where In- spent Ipetweeii ^e\en ami eight \'eais, and bnilt uj) a 
large ,iml lu;;lilv remnneral i\(.- prai In c In i.S; ;. (111 aceunnt ot the poor health 
ijI his lamil)', Mr, C'.impbell canu- iiack to S.iint l,(aiis, ami tor ten 3'ears he lias 
iieen in smei-sslnl practice in the civil com is, largely in the I'nited States courts. 
When one of the Saint Louis judges w.is ipn ^tiolled as to the status ot Mr. C'anip- 
liell as a lawyer, the re|)l\' w.is, "1 can hardl\' sa\' too much in |)raise of (iiven 
C'anii>l>ell as ,1 man or .111 .ittmneN', tor 1 regard Inrn as not only one of the best 
law\eis in Saint Louis, l)iit in the West He is .1 ihorotigh ,^tu(lent, Strong rather 
than cloipieiit, a close reasoiier, a dangerous debater either before court or jury, 
and a man ot the very puii-st character 

The political atliliations of Mr. C\imi)bcll are with the democratic party. He 
IS <i member of the I'resby tcrian Church He was married in January, 1S65, to 
•Miss Susan \i. \Vu(jds, of S.iiiit L(aiis, and they have three i hiklren. 



I'DWIN SUA'l'.K. 

■jE /■ /■/•:/,■. so -\ err v. ' 

S()Mli men are said to be born poets, others iiuentors, still others professional 
men, and if the subject ol this notice was not biirn a lawyer, he had by intu- 
ition <i strong tendency in that direction. Hapijilv he early had an opportunity 
to be guided by his instincts or tasti', and is now one ot the rising young men at 
the Cole county bar. 

Edwin Silver was born in iliiblin, ILirford ciuiiity, NLiryland, December 6, 
1.S50, being the son of IL-nry and llann.ih [aiu- (Cialbraith)-. Silver, fiotli also 
natives ot NLii\'lan<l. Ills hither, who is siill living, \\as a tanner and meichant, 
a member ot the Mar\ l.iiul Icgisl.il iire in 1.S50 A\\i\ iSns, ami in 1X67 of the con-, 
stitutiiuial Convention, which liamed the present constitution ot that state. 

Mr. Sil\-er received his literar\' ,ind leg.il education at the University of Vir- 
ginia, at Charlottesville, icieiving the degree ol bachelor ot laws in I1S71, when 
twenty-one years of age. In !>iiembirrot that \eai he came to this state; was in 
practice at Saint Louis until the summer ol 1.^7, l, and then went to Mexico, the 
seat of justice of Audrain county. He was the pi i\'ate secretiiry of (jo\eriior 
Ilartiin from the lirsl of lanu.iiN', 1.S75, until the close o\ his administration. 

Mr. Silver then conclmled to remain in jettersou City, and he formed a part- 
nership with (ieneral |olin A llockada)', e\ altorniy general ol the state Sub- 
sequently 111' was a |iai"tnei" ol lames 1{. 1) lielcli, until the Litter's death in iM.S^, 
taking the place of llou Allied M. Lay. 



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Jill: i:i-.\'cii .\Mi /■■/// ('/■ M/ssoi'A'i crni.s. 



Ml. Silver is a stiulimis ni.iii, .umI llmr'ni'^h in all his wurk. Ik- is Inulilinn 
nil a siiliil tiaiiiilatiiin nl (.haiarirr and -.■ In il.ii'slii|i 

III iiNSj Mr. Silver was clrctnl, liy Ins il, iin u i atic 1. 1 iiislitiU'iUs, priiscciitiiig 
iiltoiiic)' lur Cnlr I (niiit)', wliii li nl'lii r In is imw lilliiiL; willi ] iraisL-wnrthy pidinpl- 
iiess ami dciidcil aliilil v. 



M()\i. \V1I.I,I.\.M NOUNC. 

/■AC ) , 

^"*1I1C Mitlniselali ol the laiunln ciainU' liar is William \'niina, wini has liceii 
a n-sidiiU (il ihe (niiniy, and aw .iilniiu \ al law In ir, siiuc iS.vS. lie has 
In hi a variel\' ul nlliees; was made mie nl tin' pislnes nl llic ciuiiUV eoiirt in l.S3_), 
and held thai nlfne hair \'eais; was (oniiU lieasiiici the same leni;lh nl time, 
iN)j--|(i; was |iiililic admiiiistiatiir inie m tuo leinis; ei ninty superintendent ol 
siliuiils a while, .ind he taui^ht the rrii\' -\iaiUiii\ mie \'eai (liSjcj), I'or lilty-live 
years Indite Wumj; luis been a mndel nl iiidnsn v, sohriety, and all the pro|)rie- 
ties (il lile, and tor mure tli.iii liirt\' \ears a int.d abstainer Imm into.xieants ut 
e\ery kind lie has lieen a meiiiher ut the I 'i isl i\ terian ('hnich siiiee iH;5, and 
he ser\ed in the (.illice ul eldii lur a Iuiil; peiiud 

The parents ul lndL;e \uiiir^ were |ames and Ann I'r.mees (Huoker) Young, 
buth natives of Virginia, .iiid lie was burn in Slielb\' icuintv, Kentin'ky, March 2(>, 
1.S03. lie was ediiealed at Shelby \ die .\e,iilem\' and rr.msylvaiiia University, 
l.e.\iiigton, l\.eiitiick3', being a gr^uluiite- ul Ihe class ot i.S.'.); stiulied his profes- 
sion al Shelbyville; came tu Missouri in i.S.-;, and after being one year in S.iint 
Charles, settled in Truv. Tart ul the time he h.is li\ecl in the city and part uii 
his farm, iie.ir tuwn. lie lell the laiiii in i.Syn, :\ni.\ sulci it in 18S1. lie has a 
secoml wile, .ind live ilnldieu 



E 



I'.invAKi) r. .sMi'i-ii. 

DWARI) THOMAS SMiril, piuseciiting attorney of Pike county, is a 
iiatu'e of the cuiiniy til l,e\\is, and w.is buin M.ik h j6, iS-p, his jiareiits 
being William and I'di/abeth |St.iples) Smith. Ills f.iiher was bum in Kentucky; 
his mutlier in X'iiginia. lie liiiished his edmalion at I. a < iiange C~ullege, in his 
iKilK e (Oil lit)', lea\ ing in his suphumure \ cir ( 1 Sti 1 ). lie w ,is f(jr two and a half 
years uiderly sergeiint ul comp.iny A, in (ireen's brigade, conlederate troujis. 
Alter the war he studied hiw awhile, but the test oath being in force, he dropped 
his studies, and sold merchandise at (."anion. lie resiimeil his legal studies in 
i.SOi;; was licensed to praelii e b\' Judge Wilsuii 111 iSyo, and alter spending three 
ye, lis al the Lewis county b.u, he s(llled m I !uv\'l i 111; (iiieu. lie u as i lei led 



THE IU\CII I \D A'./A' (>/• .l/ASVOrAV (/ flF.S. 20l 

l)r(JM.-cutinu; altmiirv in i^7'', aiui ai;ain in iMSj. As a proscculor he is prompt 
anil cncri^clic, anil Iil- has an rxcclkiit slaniiinLj in the innununity as a citizen, 
as UL-11 as at the liar of his cnniitv. 

Mr. Sniitli IS a nii-inijrr uf tin- liaptist ('linn h, and a man of high moral prin- 
ciples. Ills wife was Miss Nannie IJigs^s, ilaunlitei nf ix-Senator (jcorge K. 
Hig.gs, ul C'lai k iiaintN, iiiaiinil March i), i.'-i05. They liavi' had lour cluhlrcil, 
limy iiig 1 1\ u I )l them 

JOHN M. I'.AKKl'.R. 

D.Wl'll.l.E 

J()1I\ M, l).\l\KliR was liiMii l)i:eemlier Ju, iS-41, in Saint Charles cuiinty, 
Missunri, and is the seciiiid sun nl .Simeon I,, and [.ouise I. Baiker, both nuw 
ilcieased. The t.tther is hnried nearCnivre Kivei, in Mi nugomer)' count v, and 
the mcither in the i emeterv at I'lint Hill In 185O the sniiject ot this sketch re- 
niiivetl friim Saint Charles tu Mniitgumei\' cnniil)- with his lather, and the next 
vear, at the age i>f sixteen, he liegan the stmh' ,il the law under the instruction 
uf his f.ithei, whip was a line literary Scleilai", a gciud lawyer, and had a good 
library, thus fiii nishing .m exeeptiunal nppoitnnity to an industrious boy. The 
ci\il war suuii caiiie i.n, liowew r, and |)iil a ])iai ileal end to his studies until Us 
end, when he lesiimed stiiih', luntinning it at hnme niitil 1.S67, when he Sj)ent a 
sh.iit time ill the Liwulhreuf .Mi ises C'l mger, i >f I'.itDsi. In NovemJJer of that 
^^\\v he was admitted ti> the b.ir ,it 1' ai iniiigti ni l)\ |iidge \\ illiam C.arter, then ut 
the twentieth jndiiial circuit. Mi llaiker 1, night scliunl a while at Kichw'oods, 
and in the spring uf i.SdX returned tn Moiitgumery county, the home of his atlop- 
tiun, and beg. 111 practice .it VVellsville, li\- iiiitiring indnslrv he lias accunudated 
a reasonable com|>etence lur a large laniilv, and h.is now .1 goml and successful 
pr.ictice at tlu' bar. 

As a mark nf apjjrei iation mi ihe part of his li llnw-cit i/eiis it may be stated 
he lias niuie til. in niice been c.dled npuii l" gu inln the i.iinp.iigns id his parly 
(the deniiH 1 ;itic), and help KmiI m wh.il sunn times seemi d a luilurn hu|ie, and 
being re,id\' and willing lu help, ,iiiil li,i\ing 111. in\' tiiends in the cunnty, he was 
.ibie lu ilu siinu- sei \ ii e tu his p.iilv. 

In the face uf strung uppusitiun he has been elected three times in succession 
lu the office uf pruseciiling alturne)' fur .Muiitgumery countv, and each time ran 
ahead id' his ticket He was elei ted to lliat ulliee in I'^y.'s, 1880 and 1S82, and 
has maint. lined tin- conliileiii e ut the peuple as an honest aiul able olficer. 

In the aninmn of i8(i,S he was happih m.iiried to Miss Margaret I'ace, the 
oldest daughter ot William 1 1 I'm e, one uf the- earliest citizens of Callaway and 
Montgomery ccninties. ( )n her l.itlier's side her relations are the Paces and 
lr\'ines, of Keiitm kv, and the I'itmans, 'I'albuts .iiid llockaikiys, of Missouri, and 
i>\\ her mullii'i's side the W'icklilli s .mil |),ivises, ul Kentucky. 

The subject ot this sketch came truin an ancestry wh i landed in America at 



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■nii: IH'MII AM' /: th- ('/ ,l//.s,V('/'A7 il riES. 



,111 railv il.itr. Ills i;i .iiKil.illicr, Sic|iliiii liarkcr, \v,is a nativu of I'ouplikeepsic, 
\'r\s \'iiik,i.| |{|ii;iisli .111(1 llwllaml rxliailhui. l^'iillol I lie lil c ol 1 In.' rL-Vullltic HI, 
la- liil r(illrt;i- al llir ai;i ol si\l<rii ami ininril llir arin\ iiinlii llio ilii meilialc 
idiiiniaihl cit (liiicial W'aslii iil;Ii mi, |iai I k ipal iiii; In cvcrv li.ittlccjl tlic i ivolutiuu 
ill wliuli W'.isliiiiglon c i>niiiiaii(li;(l. When lie was oUlaiul tottcriiij;" lie vvuulil toll 
his chiiilirii's chihht'U dl tin- liltit- aiinv th.it i ii.-pt .i\v.i\' trcmi the Hiilisii in the 
(Lukness .111.1 stiain; tlirii thi- lii;hl w ith ihe iliiUinn icr in the iJelaw.ue, .iiid then 
in the L;i'e\' winter nioinini^ the stormint; ut I rentiai. ,\t the ehise ol ihi' war he 
went til \'ii'i;inia, wlieie he m.ii lied 1 !itl\ , the ihin^hter nl t'uhuiel 'I^Kjiuas 1 .loyd. 
I, .Iter hi- .iK<i joined in the w.ir ai;.iinst the Iiidi.uib and IJiitish, iluriiig' the cam- 
|i.u;^iis ot uiiiiii lie c,in\|ied ini llie i^ioiiiul wheic Cincinnati ilow stands, then a 
i;re,il lu-eih loiest. lie w.is in the h.itlh' wln-ie Teeiiniseli was killed, tluit c.ini- 
paiyn takiiii; him into Keiitiu k\', \\ here, like in.iii)' other men, he lell in love with 
the dark .iiid hlooilv i^roiind, .md iiio\ed Willi his t.iinily to Campbell eouiUy, 
d\iiiL; in (ii.mt eoniity in i''>4S- He w.is Imhiii; to his ^i"a\c li\' his old comrades 

ill .11 Ills 

riu- i^r.iiidtather ol Mr. ikiikc-i .ai li.s nioilui s side \vas |ames Mack.i)', the 
\iuini;est ol se-veii lirotheis who lelt SiotLind .iliont the close ol the American 
re\ olut ion .111(1 c.ime to this c. nintrs', u liert: he married Miss iLlizaljetti L. Long, 
ol l'liil.idel|ilii.i, .iiel then c.inie on to the then little Sjianish tradiiijr post of Sain I 
l.oiiis, liciii;;, il is re|ioite(l, liie first 1'. n v; I i sli -spe.iki nj; man west of the Missis- 
sippi, lie W.IS lii.ivc ,111(1 neni'iiais, .Hid lieini; W( 11 i-dne.ited was given the com- 
111. 111(1 ol the pi. ice hy the Sp.inish .ml In nitns under the title of Capitan Com- 
m.ind.nile Within the s( ope ol his .uuIk ai I \' were the civil, military, judicial, and 
ill ,1 me. (sure theccclesi.istie.il ,ii ills ol governiiuiit . ,dl nin ler the siijK'rinteiideiicy 
of (joM-iiioi I )e l.assiis, with whom he w.is on terms ol < ordial friendsliip. Mis 
duties Consisted piirtly in |iie\ entini; the 1 'rolcsl.int lorms of worship, which duty 
grew so odious to him tli.it, allhougli ,i t .itholie, he dro\'i the informers from his 
door. l'~oi Ills pill die seiA il ( s he was gr.iiiti.-(l l.ii ge tracts ol line lands hy the Sp.in- 
ish crow II Little ol his li istoi v li.is liei ii written, lie erei ted.the first brick house 
in Saint Louis, now ,i |i.ii I ol the .\( .uIl iin ol the .S.icred 1 le.irt. lie commanded 
in Ihe light .ig.iiiist ihi Indi.iiis ,il old l'()(l .S.iiiit .\ndi( w, iie.ii S.iiiit Charles, 
Missonii, in ihe e.iiU' scl i hiin ill ol the West, .Hid W.IS .iL\.i)s loniid in the front 
w.ive ol civili/atioii, as Ixniie wcslw.iid iiiidi i the .Spanish ll.ig in upper Loiiisi- 
.iiia. \'ears before Lewis .md Clark iii.idi- llieii f.imous e.xplor.itioii Captain ^hlc- 
kay led an e.Npi-dition to the West, the then tci i a iiicui^iiil.t of North America. 
Ilis c'jiiim.ind .md coloiiv coiisisteil ot oin; hiindred men ,ind twelve women, and 
with their iiiides, horses .iiid other ellecls they embarked ,it Saint Louis in their 
bo. its; thence up the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, when t)egan a ii.ind-to- 
li.iud light willi tin- gre.it ii\ci .iiul the iiiikiiown obst.icles of a hind to m.iiiy of 
them lull ol g((bliiis .111(1 (I. ilk terrois. The)' le.iched the head w.iters of the \'el- 
low stone K 1 VI r ; thence, to the In -.id w.ilei s ol the (."olumbi.i River, thus unlocking 
the tlii.-n myslciy ol the ( iic.it West, but the storms of snow, ice and hail, ,ind the 



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hidoiltlin ^l V Siivam's cvci ])ri-M-nl, \\\\\\ itcalli (Hi cvi-iN' Ii.iikI and slalkiiiLj by tlieii" 
Mclc, was tiH . niiu;li l-\x-ii tor then piMwrss, ami llii\'. what u as l^,! t cif ihejn, turned 
llicir taccs ti) the Mississippi ami Inane 'l'lii\ wcic i;'unc (_in tlic expedition 
three yeais, luit only se\entern .ver rrtiirned Id Saint Lduis, Captain Mackay 
anil sixteen (il iiis eumradt-s — twc-jve inen ,ind live wunien. All the rest j^ave up 
their heruii livis (di the pieket pust ul i i\ d i/.iliun. 

()ntside (il the Spainsh papers nci written liistiav ul tins eanipaiu;n has lieen 
preser\i-d, ixeepl that Leuls ami Clark nu ntnai that they saw inserihed im tlie 
roeks lit one (it the passes in the K(jcky .Mduntains the name uf James Mackay. 



HUi\. JOHN r. RKDl-). 

I-AL.M I7v'.;. 

JOHN THOMAS RliDJ), Ian- |udi;e of the sixteenth judicial circuit, is a 
native iil (eltersdii, iiin\ ()ldh,iin. i<iuiit\', Ki iuiick\', his liiith lieini;' dated 
Septenilier 7, i.SiO. I [is father, liilin Kedd. a taiiuei, was hum m \'iri(inia. Two 
liiiilhi is, it IS repiirted, came td this C(.iintr\' ti.iui l'an;land, settliiii( in X'iigini.i, 
and friiin them have spruiiLJ the tew people ul thai name now touiul in the 
I'liilcd States. Jdhn Redd was inariied I" Miss Ann lUdlnek, whii alsn belonged 
til a Virainia t,iiiiil\', which is muv well repiesented in the npiier counties ot Ken- 
tin_k\ Idlin r receded such ^\\\ edin. at i( ill as the conntiy schools ot Iventuckv 
iDiild furnish lifty and sixt\ years agu In i^,M he canii- to this state with the 
familv. who settled mi a larin in Marimi ciMinI\ . luiii miles north ol Palmyra, and 
he had ilu school drill after that date. 

Ill iiSyS he was iiiariied In Miss I'di/abelh Ann I'raucis, and ciuitinued to farm 
with his father mud 1 S40, when he had a farm uf his uwn I'his he cultivated 
until 1.^43, readini^ l.iw at the same lime I'lie next year he was admitted to 
pi.iclii.e, and opened an nllice in i',ilm\'ra 

In the auluiiin iif oSjn .Mr. I\,(lil w.is elected jnilt;"e (d the kixteenth judicial 
cii(ant,an(l held th.it ulfu c iinld the antnuin ol oSni, when he Wiis countetl out 
b\' the (eislini; process ol llie piovisii inal ai j\ ci iimeii 1. In tluit year he was a 
member uf the cnnventiim wliiili met tu decide on the enurse wliich Missouri 
should take with reteicnce to the ('nioii, 

,()n the removal uf the Drake lest oalh in iSnd, he resumed practice, and 
ill 1.S71 was aL;.iiii placed on the bench to lill lait a term wlin li ex[iired in [H74 
In that )ear he was recdected for the full tc-rm of six years, leaviuL; the Liencli, 
which he had honored, at llic i lose ot iiS.vj. lie m.ide a cleardieaded, cool and 
imiiarti.d iiidi;e, and is r<-t;.ir(le(| b\' members of the bar as one ot the best law- 
\'ers in this p.ui ol the stale 

Judi^i- Redd IS .1 demm r.it, but was iie\er aw active |)iilil iciaii. lie is a mem- 
ber of the Christian Church, and has li\ed a life of stricl intei,n-ity ,ind puiit\. 
His nei[;hliors who know him best speak most highly ot his moral as well as 
legal and jndici.il cliai .iclci 



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TffE liFXCIl AMI A'.//.' ('/■• MISSOVRI CITIES. 



TIk- wiU' wlhiin ho (.lui^c- liiriy-livc yiMi^ ^ii;", is still livini;', aiul of lliiitec-n 
chilili 111, till- liiiils (j| lluir iiiiiiui, till, I w u suiiN .iiul cli^lil ilaiitjiitfi s, are luing 
Oiir 111 llir Mills, Rev, i'Mu.ird l> Ki-,|il, is |iast(ir of llic Chiislian Cliurcli at 
Mi'm|iliis, Scotland comity, Missomi, .md ilic other, Joliii T. Kcdd, Ji., is a 
iiir( lianic. Four of the daiiulilcrs ,11 r 111,11 iic-il .md lour .irc at home. 



A, M. (■..AI^DXI'.K. 

\ iix I I oris. 

A15K.\1I.\.M .MIl.ldvK (;.\KI)M';K, one of the oKUr 1 l.iss of lawyers in Saint 
L 1 -oiiis, is ih'sci'udrd from ,1 Ml ) ol.l 1 .0111; I sl.uid ( .Nrw York ) l.miily. 1 le is 
the Seventh geurralioii from I.)iiii ( iardimr, who canu' from luit;la!ul to New 
linghmd in 1655, :md sililcd 011 I.oiil; isLmd in ii',>i). The |)aients of Abraham 
were fen-mitih Wilson ( i.u diicr and I'olly ;Millci) ( iardmr. 

()ui suljjcil w ,is hoiii at Fast lI.iiiii>ton, l-oii;,;- Isl.iiui, l)ecenii)er lO, 1811S. 
lie earl) li.id ,111 .ividit\' lor k now Irdi^i', with iiuusual skill in acquiring it, and in 
the Course of a ye.ir .iml .1 li, ill's attend. uu c at the Canajoharie Academy, he |)re- 
pared himself to enter the jiiiiior (lass ol I'liiiiii ("ollege, .Schenectady, and he 
w .is gr.idii.iti d ill 1 vS ;,S. 

Mr. (i.iidner read law in liiiftalo, .Xrw \drk, with II K, Smith, and lulward 
S W.iriiii, and was admitti-d to the liar at Koi hester in iS.)2, sctlliuL; in^.Saint 
l.ouisthe ne.xt \e.ir. lie has ,iK\.i)s |.relerred the civil practice, and has had 
little other except duriiii; the term that he' w,is city attorney, which was at .111 
ciilv d.i\ in this city Ills IjioIIic-i', Sainiu I 11. (i.irdiui, was the first collector 
of inleiiial Kweiuu: lor the .S.unt l-oue, d 1 trici, ,iiid at the time of his death, 
which occurred in I)ei emljcr, iMi-l, our siili|ei I peiiormed the duties of that olTue 
t( ir alii lilt three moiiths. 

llis icliv^ions .idliesioii is to the I 'resi i\ tei i.iii laith, and hi' has long been a 
trustee ol the Sei olid (dim i h .Ml. ( i.ii dm r was man led. in 1 .'^45, to M iss I'd i/.l 
C" I'almer, d.inghti.'r ol Iiinis 1 '.dmei , ol I iiill.ilo, .ind lliiv li,ive three chihlix'ii, 
,dl d.imdllri s. 



HON. .\U(,i'.s |- II, noj/ii- 

ArCiCSr lll';Xk\' lUJl/rh; the judge ot tin- pioliat(_- court of I'laiiklin coniit\, 
is ,1 young m.in to lie on the Inucli. and \et he is sciving his second term, 
being still iiiidiu lliiitv \i .us ol .ige. lb.- w.is boi n in this county, Se|)tember 5, 
1.S54; a son ol William lleni)' IJolte and W'llhelnuna ( liaase) Holte. The former 
is a Prussi.in by birth; liie latter ,i native ol Ilanover, ( iennar.y. ller graiid- 
l.ilher w,is under Wellington ,it W.iti.iloo. Holh parent-, came to this couiitr) 
and this touiily in i hildlnnxl. The) are still .dive. 



THE BENCH AXD BAR OF Af/SSOURf C/T/ES. 265 

AiiLi^iist was odiualrd in the si hools ut l'"rankiiii cminty, llic Saint Louis high 
schniil, anil llif uiiivL-rsity at W'alri tuun, W'lsi uusin, and is a i^riadnatc ul the hiw 
dc|iarlment of the state university at Coiundiia, class ol 11H75. lie lias had liis 
olTice ut Ihiion, tiie county seat, since thai time; has lieen in general practice, 
civil and criminal, in this countv and the adjuining counties, and has made a fair 
success in his ]irofession, considering his age and the comparatively short time 
he has been at the bar The [lenple of the county speak well of him. Mr. Hiilte 
was elected probate judge in November, 1880, when only twenly-six years of age, 
and was reelected in 1882. He is a democrat, living i[i a re[)ublicitn county, and 
his success at the pulls indicates his popularity. lie is a ynung man of decided 
promise. 

Judge Bolte is a member of the Lutheran Church, and bears an excellent 
character, lie was married in 1882, to Miss Christina K. Aranil, uf Franklin 
County, and they have one child. 



CHARLES HARLHV MAUSUR. 

C////.L/CO/V//'\ 

THE subject of this sketch is a nati\e of l'liil.idel])hia, where he was born in 
the sluidow of Indeiiendence Hall, March 0, 1835. In 1857 he removed 
with his parents to Saint Louis, where he remainetl until 1845. His father's 
health failing, he abandoned mercantile luirsuits, in which lie had been engaged 
during his residence in Saint Louia, iind removed to Kay enmity, where he died 
in August, 1847. In the spring of 1850, Charles attended Lawrence Academy, in 
(iroton, Massachusetts, where he remained about two and a half years. He re- 
turned to Ray county, and was a clerk in a store for a briet period, anil was sub- 
sequently made deputy sheritf of the county. He began the stiiiiy <pf law in the 
oflice of Olive and Cmiron, and was admitted to the bar in 1856. He moved to 
Livingstiiii ciiunty, Missouri, in Novembrr of that year, and eiitereil upon a sue- 
crssful career as a lawyer. In 187,) he was elected prosecuting attorney (;f Liv- 
ingston luunty, and was ret- lei led In that ollice in 1876. In 1872 he was the 
nominee of \>vlh democratic and liberal rejjublican parties for representative to 
congress. The district at that time being strongly republican, he was defeated. 
He is deservedly popular with his [jart\', being one of the most iiilinential and 
best known democrats in Missouri, 

In Odd-Fellowship he has been grand master, grand patriarch, and grand 
representative, thus exhausting the honors that can be cunferred in the state. 
He is also a Master Mason. He is liberal in his views of Christianity. He is a 
friend of education, and a warm supporter of the free public-school system. He 
is a fearless advocate of what he deems to be right, and a valuable citi/en; his 
potent inlluence is felt upon society, standing as he does as a leader in |)olitics, 
and at the head of his profession as a lawyer. He was nominated in 1880 by the 
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266 TKE BE\'CIl AA'D B.IA' 0/- AffSSOl'Rf CITIES. 

(lciiu>ci-alic party. It Brmiswick, as a candid I. U(_- tor icpix'Sciitativu Ui congress from 
tin- tenth ilistrict. lie cut iluwii .yi\ i>|i| lo-itii m niajoiitv, two years previous, 
of one tliotisand six liuniliLil ami lifty-six votci to sixty-live votes, but was de- 
featefl by a combination ul i^n'cnbac kers and ri-puljlic.uis. who supported Hon. 
J, il. l5urrou's. l'"(ir the last three years Mr. Mausur lias been actively engat^ed 
in the piacti( e of his proU-ssion. 

He was married in Sepleinl)er, iS^c), to Miss I )amaris M. Hrosheer, daughter 
of Thunias Ihiisheer, a master niechanic, la I'ahiura, Marion county, Missouri. 



T 



Bl'NJAMIN R. V1\M{\'AR1). 

SAJ.VE JO Sr I'll. 

\\\l subject of this sketch is a native nf Missiani, l)nrn July ;,!, 1M42, in I'iatt 
countv. His early da\'.i uere spiiil un a farm, and his literary eilucation 
was (.ibtained at Pleasant Ridt;e, near Weslim, and at William Jewell College, 
Liberty, Misscuiri. lie comnuiiced reading law in (jitubei, I1SO4, in the (.itlice ol 
the late Hon. Henry M. Wales, at Saint Jnsepli, and Was .idmitted to the bar in 
that place- in March, i<S60. lie immediaub' lumiiienced the practice of liis i)r(.i- 
fession, anil in i.S()S he formed a partnerslup with I bin. Silas Woodsnn and S. A. 
Voung. This was a strcjng lirm, and their business was extensive in bruh state 
and federal courts In i.""!;.;, Mr. Woodsnn was elected governor of the state, tind 
Ml. X'iiu.yard has been b\' himself since that time, doing an extensive business. 
He has ,1 legal mind ot a high <uder, original 111 its methods, powerful in its 
gras|), ( omprehensi\e and ihorough. He has piotoiind legal learning, and is 
master ol allot the sn bl h lies ( a his proK ssion. 

As ,1 citi/rii he stands ln,i;h. He is a nuiidier of the Methodist lipisco|)al 
Church Si.iuth, and in politic. d sentiments .1 democr.it. IK w.is m.irried .May 19, 
i.S(j.S, to .Miss I'aiim.i H,i\l,od; lliey li.i\'e ihicc (hiidrc-ii. 



HON. D.W'll) W'.XC.Nl'k. 

C.\.\ I'U.W 

DR.WV your le. lining out ol vonr books, .ind not out ol your brain," was the 
uholesome .idvice which Lord 15. icon g.ive i\lr. L'stii e ILitton <hi swearing 
him in; ,ind such li.is alw.i)s been the method ot dr.iwing learning practiced by 
the subjei t ol this sketch, lie ic.id l.iw ihonaighl) betore being admitted to the 
b.ii, and has been a student e\er sime. His legal .itt.iinments Were early discov- 
ered, and his elevation was r.ipid. H.ivid Wagner was boin in Luzerne county, 
Peiinsy b.iiii.i, December ji, i.Sjd; the son of Jacob and Christina Wagner, His 
f.itlicr w.is a n.itive ol New \'ork. .iiid .1 laiiner, .iiid 111 his \duiiger years the Son 
h.id some experieiici- in c nlliv.itiiig the soil, .1 truly noble voc.ltioii. 



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lii i.S.|j Ihc laiiiily r.uuc U\ Lewis i(iniil\', lliis .sl.ilc, ami uur subject linislu-ii 
Ilis filiiLalinii al Masniiic CiilleL;e lie rraii law with J u(lt;x- ICIIisim, of L\int(in; 
was adniilled lu |iia(tn;e in i.^).'-;, A\\i\ had an iJliee al La (iraiigc until civil wur 
began. I le wa> an uneniKJilinnal I'ninn man; a 1 Jcnli in dcnincrat ; helped organ- 
ize the nulitia ol Lewis 'unnlv ; 1 ai^ed a i unipan \ ol slate In lu] is, and was ca|j tain 
ot a C(.)ni|)any uf injuie guards, when, in i.S()j, he was elected to the state senate. 
He .iltende-d two sessions, l.ikini; .m .u li\e and |i,ilrhitic |)art in the debates, and 
resigni_-d in i.Sd.) to gu on tlie lieneh as juch^n- <il the Icaiitli judicial ciicuit. In 
I1SO5 he was elevated to the bem h Mt tJK su|ijeu)e euuit ol Missouri, ami hehl 
that seat for twcdve years, w hen he v\ ,is laisled b\' the deuKJCi'ats. 

In 187(1 Judge Wagner settled al Canlini, just (Uitside the corporation, where 
he is enjoying the i_|uiet of a retired life, lie has a seiond \s lie, and four children 
living liy the lirsi. 

J. V. C. KARNl'S. 

kAXSAS CI r\ 

Tl I h", sub|ect of this sketi h is an able law\'er; he e.Kcels in the trial of cases 
in ciiurt, and is a pointed, lliieiit .idvcicate, and understands and improves all 
of the teehnic.il O|)portunit ies in taviu' nl his client. lie was born in Hoone 
(.luintv, .Missouri, I'ebruary 11, iS-|i, sdii ui Thoinas and Itli/.abeth (Payne) 
Karnes. lie was graduated at Missouri Univeisily in iSOj; studied law in the 
ollice of Hnyle (iortlon three years, and \\as a tutor uf Latin and (ireek in the 
Missouri llni\ei'sit)'. lie atteiuled ll.irv.inl Law Silmol; was admitteil to the 
bai' in iS(i|, al ColuiubiLi, Missunii; came In K.insas C'ity in I''s(j5, and has prac- 
tii ed l.iw ever since, in partnei ;,liip with I leni \' .M. ICss, Mr. Karnes was a caudi - 
d.ile fiM- judge ol the supreme court in iS.So, but his party being in the iniiioiit)', 
he W.is diie,ile<l. 



HON. jo.SI'.l'll I'. VAS riNl'. 

.s.;/.\'/' /('/ IS. 

T ()Sh:i'll 1' VAS TIN'!'; W.IS boMi December ji, iSi7, at Willi.iiusport, I'ennsyl- 
j \,ini.i lie is the son of I )oi |.,r I" | \'.i--tiii<-, who was ;i medical practitioner 
in Saint Louis many ye. us. I lis iii.iternal L^randtalher was Colonel Joseph I'a.x- 
lon, a prominent iron m.inu f.ictiuei , who w.is cilled the father of the Catawlssa 
railroad. lie u'.is a deleg.ite foi the st.ite ol Leiinsyh'aiii.i at large to every 
n.itional whig Convention ever held in this coiinti)'; was a p.irticular friend of 
Nichol.is liiddle, aiul w.is .u tivelv iMigai.;ed with him in establishing the Uniteil 
Stales Hank. 

•Joseph W.IS educated in L,it,i\ctle I'ollege, I'eiiusylvani.i ; was graduated ill 
185(1; studied law with lilaiid .iiid Colem.in, ol .S.iint Louis, .mil w.is admitted to 
the bar in 1<S59. In 18O1 he w.is made assist. int clrciiil altorney, which ollice he 



268 rilE BENCH AND BAR (.>/■■ M/SSUl'K'/ C/ J'JJiS. 

hciil tiiur years, and wah then elected eiiiuit attoiEiev, Imldini^ that olTice two 
yeais, when he was elected ]inlilu adniinist i ali ir, and resii^ned the oli'ice of circuit 
alturney. I" ''"i'li; he was elected indt;e <•! |iiii|iate lYu' the city of Saint L(jliib, 
and held that ollice two years, lie is a miinlier uf the cit\' council, and one of 
the immortal seven. 

Juilye Vastine has a well balanceil judgment, and is discriminating in his 
practice. He is a gentleman ot lirm integrity, ;iud has always discharged his 
duty, liuth in public and private life, witii liilelit\- tci all those whose interests 
ha\e been intrusted In his tart'. 

He was married, November 14, \i>^^, tii Miss Minnie Hyers, of Cincinnati, 
Ohio. They have one child. 



MAJOR ROBERT I). CRAMl'R. 

MEAtF/ilS. 

T^ OHKKT DUHIXS CRAMIU-i was Ihmu iu Fayette County, (Miio, May 12, 
-IV I'^^^fi, Ids parents being George and ll.innah (Wilson) Cramer. He finished 
his education in select schools iu ()hi(i, where he also commenced teaching. In 
1.S5O he went In Jelleisiui count)', Iowa, ami c (intiuued to teach until the rebellion 
began. In the autumn of 1.S0J h<_' went into the army in the jotii Iowa regiment, 
served three )ears, and was mustered cmt as major ol the regiment. He read law 
at I'airlield, InWii; attended lectures at .Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was 
gracbuited in the spring ol i.S(i7, and he has since been in practice at Memphis, 
and his stLindiug is excellent 

Mr. Ciame[' is a republican nl the un\\avering kind; a Knight Templar; a 
third-degree (Jdd-l'ellow, and a mend)er nt the Methodist Church. He has a 
second wife and live ihildreu. 



HON. l.or l.S C. KRAUI'IKU'l''. 

OUIS CHARLI'-S KKAl'lTlUl'T'-, one oi the youngest and most promising 



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attorneys at law at the capital of Missouri, was born in the city of Saint 
Loins, Febrnar)- uS, 1858. His father was l.ouis Krautholl, a native of Col)lentz, 
Cermany, who marrieil So|)hia Riseck, and l.ouis was the eldest child. 

He was educated in the common schools oi Saint Louis and Jefferson City 
until thirteen )ears of age, when he became a merchant's clerk, and remained 
such for eighteen months, and then attendeil Washington nni\'ersity, but did n(jt 
graduate. At si.xleen he conimenceii the study of law with H. C. I'!!wing and J. L. 
Smith, and was admitted to the bar in 18711, when only eighteen years old. He 
was appointed clerk to the allorney general of the- state, Hon. J. L. Smith, in 



THE Bi:XCII AND BAK OF MISSOUK! CITIES. 269 

1H77, and liclil that post until iSSi, since whirh time lie has been in partnerbhi|i 
wilh Mr. Smith in the practice nt hiw. ThcN' are assistant attorneys foi- the Mis- 
souri I'acilic and t'hicano and Alton laihoad iMmpanies at Jelfersoii City. 'I'heir 
practice is ijener.d and ainmst entirely civil, and ipiite extensive. 

Mr, Krantholf has a yood deal of eiiiMny, and engages in all professional work 
with zeal, and evidently with zest. lie has a logical mind, and ambition, indus- 
try and ability enough to be likely to succeed in any branch of the law to which 
he tlevotes his time and energies. 

Mr. KrautholT was elected to the legislature on the tiemocratic ticket in 
November, iS.Sj, and took his seat in January, 1H.S5, being barely eligible to the 
office, serving on the committees on criminal jurisprudence, ])eniteritiary, benevo- 
lent antl scientitic institutions, permanent seat of government, and on tiie special 
Committee on judicial circuits. 

Mr. Krauthoff is a Knight Templar in Freemasonry. 



HKNRY M. KSS. 

KANSAS CriV. 

HENRY M. liSS is of German parentage. He was born March 23, 1840, in 
Audrain county, Missouri lb; was left an orphan when ipiite young, and 
as his [lartner, Mr. Karnes, remarked, "has iKJed his own row." Mr. liss* was 
graduated at the I'niversity of Missouri in 11^03, and temporardy tilled the chair 
of mathematics in that institution in 1^(15, reading law in the meantime. lie 
formed a paitnership with j. \'. (.". Karnes in i,S66. Mr. l"~ss is very niuch devoted 
to his |>rofession, and is especially well \ersed in real-estate law. He is a good 
lawyer, and in politics is a re|inblican. 



JAiMliS I'l^X.AR WirilROW. 

.s'.//.\y / 01 IS. 

MR \\T THROW is a native of Schuyler county, Illinois, a son of William 
lidg.ir and Harriet liliza (Chase) Wiilirow, and was born at Kushvilie, 
Mav :!3, 1S43. When James was tliirteen years old (1850) the family moved to 
Macomb, the shire town of MiHonough county, Illinois, where his father was a 
merchant for many years James received an academic education. In August, 
i.S(j2, he enlisted as a piivate in comp.inv 1, 7^th regiment Illinois infantry, and 
served until June, 11X65. He was in sevei'.d battles prior to the Atlanta campaign, 
in whiih he p.irtic ipateil ; was in the battles ol Chicamauga and Savannah, 
(leorgia, Ijenlonville anil Raleigh, Ni >i"th Carulina, etc., and was wounded .several 
limes, but oiilv rendered unabk: tor diitv a lew weeks at a time. He has been 
slightlv lame ever since the war. At its close he settled in Saint Louis, and for 



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THE BENCH AND BAR OF MISSOURI CITIES. 



iwo years liad a clcrkbluii in a store, readinn- law at the same time during the 
e\'i;nings, making l!ic must ind iisl rii 111^ um- <iI v\k\\ spare Injur. 

Mr WitliiDW uas admitled lu the hai' in 1M17, .ind has h. en diligently engagetl 
in llie |iraeliee ot Ids prulessii ai since thai <la|j-. lie is a man iif stndions h.ibits, 
faithful and iirumpt in attending tu business, df guud exeentive ability, and 
strictly upright and huiioiable in all Ins ti ans.utii ais. I'"i)r about two years, fr<jni 
(October 1, iSyS, Mr. W'itlirow was assist, ml cily couiiselor. I'rior to that time he 
h.id taken quite an active part m politics, being chairman of tile republican <:eii- 
tial committee of the cit\', and conducting several campaigns. Latterly his pro- 
fessional duties lia\e occnpietl his entire lime. 

I'or si.K or seven years Mr. Withrow was secretary of the bar association of 
S.iiiit Louis, and he is now the secretary of the Mlssoiiii (slate) Har Asscjciatioii. 

Mr. Withrow w.is married to Miss Addie S., daughter of the late Stephen 
Partridge, April 25, 1872. 



lAITlll'.R r. COl.LIl'R. 

ciiiiiico fin:. 

Till'" siibjectof this sketch is a native Missoiiii,in, having been born at Frank- 
lin, Howard county, Oecember 16, 1825. I lis father, f.ouis Collier, w .is 
born in Mjdis(.)n cnunl)', Kentucky. ILs mother was also born in Kentucky, and 
was the danglitei of Abner Cornelius. Alier their niariiagi', they came to flis- 
sonri, and setlled 111 Howard countv, and in 1829 they icmoved to Randolph 
county, where ihev li\(Ml iiiiiil i8:;5, \\hin ijiey m.ide r.iv'ingstini county the 
pi. ice of iheir residence. Idle mother died 111 ()(.lober, |8(J5, and the lather 
departed this lite in ^L^lcll, 1881, in the S(Venl\' niiilli \'ear of his age. 

Mr. Collier's boyhood was pi iiui pally spent in the Ilea It hi id activity of a rural 
life He received .1 liln i.il prep.ir.iloiy ediicalioii, .md eiilried the state liili\'er- 
sity of Missouri in 18, )2, taking .1 lull course, and gradiialing in the summer of 
1846. While a studeiil in the iiiiivi-rsil v, he w.is disl iiiguisliecClor close applica- 
tion to sliiih', propiieU' ol londucl, ,iiid lor pioln ieiicy in si holarsliip. As .1 
lesiill, lie gi .1(1 lulled willi high lioiiois, being \ .iK d icli a i.iii ol his cl.iss. /\lter 
le.iving the nniveisily he cummeiKed llie sludv of law, under Hon. Willi. im '1'. 
Wood, ul Le.xiuglon, Missouri, in Jaiiu.ii\, 1847, ami in the I. ill of the same \e.ii" 
he entered the law ollice ol (i.imble .md li.ites, in S.ilnt Louis, udth whom he fe- 
rn. lined until the tall ot 1850, when he w.is .ulmilted to the b.ir. ILs he.ilth hav- 
ing become imp.iired on acciiunl ol the ch'se .ipplicalion lo study, he left S.iint 
Louis in the spring ot 1851, .md loc.ited ,il I liiiUsville, Iv.mdolph county. In 
Seplember, 1852, he removed to C'liilliiollie, Li\'iiigston toiinly, wdiere he h.is 
been .1 resident ever since, eiig.iged in the 1 oiist.iiU and successful pr.ictice of the 
l.iw. In 1856 he W.IS m.irried to Liz/ie A. I'liger.i, (hiiighler of Capl.iin Samuel 
I'liger.i, ol Log. Ill (oiiiity, Keiitm Ly. 

hi 1881 Mr Collier w.is elected .1 member ot the board of ediic.iliou in the city 



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ol Cliillicotiic, wliicli position he laitlilullv ami alily lillcil fur a term ot two yfars. 
Ill tin- >|iiiiiL; ol 1S75 Ik; was noiniii.itril li\ (io\ciiioi llanlin, a\\k\ (ontirmed by 
tin- sl.itc senate .Is a ilieililHi ol the IhmiiI ol c malois ol tlie Missonri I hlivcrsily, 
\\lii( li position lie lielil foi aliout I wo \eais. 

In i.SS.>, witlioiil solicilation on his part, he received at the hand of the dc-mo- 
Liatic con\'ention of his eonnt\', the iioniination lui lejiiesentative in the state leg- 
islature, .iiid was trinniphantly elected. Diirinj; the session eil 188,3-5 "J' ''"-' y^"" 
eral assembly of .Missonri he proved himself an abU- and snceessfnl legislator, 
and accomi)lisheil nuich good for his iinineiliate eoiibtiliienls and the state at 
large. lie w.is ehairman ot two important eominittees, to wit : benevolent and 
seientific institutions, and Commei'Le, and discharged these imijortant trusts 
with industry and lidelil)' to the public interests. 

Religiouslv, he is connected with the C'umberlantl Presbyterian Cluirch ; lib- 
eral, however, toward other denominatimis, .md ever ready to coo|jerate in any 
niovcmeut which has for its object the interests of religi(.)n and morality. He is 
one of the useful and iiilluential men of ii.irth Missouri 



HON. SILAS WOODSON. 

SAI.V'f JlKSJJ'I/. 

SIL'AS WOODSON, ex-governor of Missouri, is the most jiromincnt member 
of the Saint loseph bar. His e\'enlliil lite, and the man)' public |j(jsitioiis 
iield by him, render his name almost a household W(;i"d in Missouri. He is cele- 
brated as an advocate before a jury, having great persiuial magnetism and Uuency 
of speech; is a strong reasonei , rather than a polished orator; has an excellent 
Voice, a <'ommandiug |)reseui.e, ;ind is the acknowhtlged leader ol the bar at 
Saint Joseph. 

He is a native of Kentucky, born Ma)' 18, iHk;. He lived on his father's farm 
and uttendetl scliool until eighteen ) ears ol age, when tor a short time he engaged 
in selling goods. Hut this oci iijiatioii iuiiig uiK'(UiL;enial, in iS.;i; he commenced 
the study ol l.iw, and w,is liia'iised to piactice 

At the age of t w enl)'-tliree he was ele(.ted a member ol the general assembly. 
Declining a reelection, he was appointed circuit attorney ot the twelfth judicial 
district. He was reappointed, but soon resigned 011 account of his increasing pro- 
fessional business. He was elected a memlM_-r of the constitutional convention of 
Kt-ntucky in 184^. In 185 ; he was again elec ted to the legislattire, and with the 
expiration of this term closed his olfichil career in Kc'iitucky. He removed to 
Saint Joseph, his present home, in August, 1854, where lie practiced law until 
1S60. He was then elected ludge of the twelfth judicial circuit; he gained a good 
reputation as a judge, and returned to praelice ,it the close of his term. He was 
nominati'd b)' the deiinn 1 atic st.ite i ouveiitioii toi goveriioi of Missouri in 1872, 
and was (dec ted b)' an o\ (•rwhelniing majority. I lis numerous constituents justly 



272 THE BENCH AND BAR Ol- MISSOURr CITIES. 

take pride in tlic able, impailial and div^nnlicd manner in wliicii he discharged his 
dnties in that hii^h dlliec. At tlie i-xpiratiun of his term he returned tu Saint 
Jose|iii, and resumed llie practice nf lii^ pidlession. 

(juvernor Woddsdii has heen m.irried three times, the last time to Miss June 
Lard, daughter uf Rev. Moses \i. Lai'd, of Kentucky, a distinguished niiiiister of 
the Christian Church. 



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COL. WILLIAM S. POPE. 

SAINT LOUIS. 

ILLIAM SPENCER POPE is a Kcntuckian by birth, and made his 
advent on the dark and bloody ground in Christian county, Apiil 25, 
iSjy. His father, Abraham Pojie, was born near London, England; came to this 
countr)' soon after the close of the second war with the mother country; married 
ElizabetJi Farley, of Richmond, Virginia, and moveil to Kentucky with his wife 
and two older children the year before William was born. His business was 
that cif a manufacturer. In 1840 Abraham Pope moved to Saint Clair county, 
Illinois, where his wife died about five years afterward, anil he himself in i8Cn. 

Coliinel Pope is a graduate of McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois, class of 
1857. At the end of the freshman year he was unexpectedly appointed tutor in 
mathematics, and held that post until he was graduated, when he became adjunct 
jirofessor of mathematics in the same institution. The next year Ue was 
appointed professor of mathematics in the Rock River Seminary, at Mount Mor- 
ris, Illinois. While connected with that institution he spent his vacations in 
studying law in the ollice of (Goodrich, I'arwell and Smith, Chicago, and was 
admitted to practice in 1861, still retaining liis chair at Mount Morris. 

Our subject was an intimate acquaintance of (lovernor V'ates, and immedi- 
ately after the battle uf Pittsburgh Landing, in the spring nf i86j, the governor 
sent a dispatch, asking him to re[)air immetliately to the battlefield, and look 
after the wounded Illmuis troops, whic h summons was promptly obeyed. Not 
long afterward he, Pope, accompanied the governor to Washington as a commis- 
sioner, to settle the accounts of the si. Uc of Illinois with the general governmeEit 
for monevs paid i.iut of ihe stale in ctpiipping tidops at an early stage of the war, 
and huirj'ing them to the front. While in Washington he was appointed pay- 
master, and sent to Saint Louis late in liie year iSoj. The duties of that post he 
perf(jrmed with the utmost faithfulness, and at the close of the war he was mus- 
tered out with the bre\'ct rank of lieutenant colonel. After leaving the army lie 
visited Washington city, and whih- there was appointed paymaster in the regular 
armv, by (.leneral Grant. Having received the order for his appoiptment, he 
took the matter under advisement and decided to decline it, anil take his chances 
in civil life, and returned to Saint Louis as his lield. 

After spending a few months in ie\'iewing his legal studies, toward the close 
of 18(15 Colonel Pope opened an ollice, and has siiue been in the practice ol his 



THE lU'XCII A\D ltM< OF MISSOURI CiriF.S. 273 

priifcssii in, .111(1 li.is I'vcr siiici- ni.(inl;iiiu(l a liii^li .ind Ikhkh alilc iMiik at tlie Saint 
l.ouis liai. Al incNcnl lie is ilivntiii'^ niMsi (it Ins iiinc Ici llic nianajjjcincnl ol 
Miinc est, lies llial liavr liiiii iiiliustcd In Ins <.iic 

C'ciliinil l'i>iK- has sci\.'(<i one Icrni 111 .-.u-li inancli (if tlu' i^cnci'al assemlily (if 
Missduri, 'i'lic first was in the imusc, wlnn l~. IV lilairwas ilcclcd to the siMiatc. 
|)iirini;' this ((inlcst Cnhmcl l'(i|n' liiiiui;ht him (Uit s(|naicly (Ui the fanuins 
" liidadhcad h-ttcr," and f( uicd hini li; h.Kk 1 a" indi usi- it ai^ain, w hich lihiir in 
his usual Imld nianiu-r did ills rc|iiililii an ti lends have ni\t(e(l him t(i acceiit 
tin; n( imiiialioii fni" cnm.^iiss, Inil he has ] m i cm |it< iiilv declined Though an ont- 
aiid-nnl re|iiililiean, and I hoi (iiiL;hly dcvcted to the interest ol Ills parly, he is 
weilded tu his prufessidii .mil liiisiness ,in.l f.imih', and leles^ates politieal honors 
to persons who covet them. 

Coldiiel P(ipe Was married in Di'cemlier, 1866. to Miss Caroline \i. Moore, 
daimhter ofCaiitain IlenrvJ. Mmire, of Saint I-onis, and the\- lia\'i' three iliil- 
dreii. The family iKdmii; to the l'^|iis( (ip.d Church. Cnloiu I and Mrs. Pope are 
priiiniiieiit factors in tlie hinlier social 1 in les ol the city. 



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151' N JAM IN r. HARDIN. 

MOHKh-l V. 

I'NJAMIN THOMAS IIAKDIN is a son of Heniamin and Susan G. (Iljib- 
hard) Hardin, and was horn in I'rairie to\\ nsliip, kandiilph c( 111 11 ly, Missouri, 
()ilolier .H, 185;. He helonijs to the Keiitm ky Inanch of the Hardin family- 
His mother was horn in this state, and died in 1S64; his father in 1S79. lien 
was ediaated at Mount Pleasant Colleije, Huntsville, and the state normal school 
at Kirks\'iile, lieintj K'''"'^'''tcd in the lliiee \ears' class in June, 1874, and the four 
years' class in 187s. He was iiiin(.i|ial i^l the graded school at New Loudon, 
Kalis county, one year, and came to Moberly in June, 1876. 

Mr. Hardin read law with Martin and I'liesi, and meantime tilled the post of 
deputy clerk of the court ot ininmou |ileas. I le was admitti d to the bar in July, 
iS77,aiid was in partnershiii wiili Coloiicl A 1'', l>enii\', now of Kansas City, 
unlil I. lie in the autninn ol nSycj; then with Senator Konse until the sinini; of 
1881, and since I )ei ember of that year he has been of the firm of Martin and 
Hardin. liotli members of this lirm were born in Prairie township. Mr. Martin 
was Mr. Hardin's teacher in the piiblu si hools ol that township about tweut\' 
yeais ago; the one read law with the other, and now they are ])artners in tlie law 
business, forming a highly resiiectable lirm. .Mr. Hardin is a young man of good 
abilities, and has a well tiaim.-d mind, studious habits, and a dis[iosition to do 
carefully all his legal work We is strictly upright, and has the fullest conlidence 
of his tlieilts in his integrity, as well as his knowledge of law. 

.Mr. Hardin was city atlorne) two terms (1871;-. Si |, and we believe that is all 
the olfice he has htdd, demoting his time \(-iy (doselv to his profession. He is a 
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2J.\ THE I;F\CH AXD r.AU OF .tr/SSOC-f,'/ c/t/fs. 

(li)iioi r.ii, like the ll.iidiiis '^ciu-r,ill\- nl Missuuri and l\t-nuuky, ami is a distaiu 
r.'l,Lli\e 111 i\-( 'uiNLMimr llariliii, I'l tlu^ slalr, 

Mr ll.inlin is a I'l rnii.iM jn, and nuw niasUr nl Morality I.cidgc, Nu. iSO, 
KiMULk, and KclniiT l.ir 1 lu- srvcntli Mas. aiic district. lie is a nicinlu-r ul tiic 
(.'ill islian Cduirc li. 11 r uas niai rird ( JciiilM-r S. i Syc), en the nuiriiiiiL;- tli.it lie was 
HVi'iil\ •seven years iild, tcj Mis^ Clara K. I'liillips, cil Andrain ennnty. 



C. \..\V\\\: VVV. W IN'l'l'RS. 

J-Kf jVJ-OX. 

^T^lll'; snlijec't uf tins imtice was limn Xuxeiidicr ii;, ''"^(J, at Whitehall, lllinnis. 
1 lie IS the bull Ml C'uUinel Joslina C\ Wmtc is and Cynthia A. (Cm liran) Win- 
ters. Ills father n-pi esented ( irceiie ( uuiUn' in the legislature, and un the lireakiiii;' 
iiiit 111 the war was cuiiini issii med ea|itain in the i^tli .Miss<jiiii H'L;iineiit. lie was 
111 the liatlle 111 I'ca Kidi^e and ntliii liattles in Missuiiri dnriiiL,^ the' first year uf 
the war, and was 1 1 nn inissii med lieiiteiianl luhiiiel nl liie 5nth Illinois intantiy. 
()iii snlijeel leieived the niosl ol Ins e-clneatioii ill the imblie sehools in Illinois, 
where he resided until iS/.j, when he <aine to Missouri, lie reatl law with John 
W Kitehell, of I'.ina, Illinois; w<is admitted to the bar at Trentoi), in 1S76, tiiul 
has since lieeii in siucessfiil |ira<lice lie held the- ollic<' ol justice of the peace 
SIX \'eais. 

Mr. Winters is well [)osted 111 his prolession, and is eminently [)ractical in 
everylhiiiL;- eonneeted with it. He is a i;ood speaker, and e.xhilnts coiisideralile 
aptness 111 the trial ol causes in innit, IK- maiiietl Miss hdi/a A. naiininL(, March 
i(), 1.S70. Thex lia\c- \\Ai.\ ti\o children, one ol whom was drowm^d at ei^ht years 
ol a'lc. The other IS still liiine 



HON. 'iim;( )i)()ki': ukack. 

/'.IK/S. 

1"^II1':()I)()KI': HKACh;, iii<li;e ol ihe si.Meeiith judicial circuit, was horn in 
Allenhany county, Mai y himl, J niie ic:, i.S;,v His parents were Cliarhs and 
Adedi.i (While) liraie. his lather lieiie,; of linnlish Inrth, and comiii;^ to this 
eonntrv when very yoiin^'. The siili]e( l ol lliis sketch had an academic edncatioii 
111 his n.itive state; re. id law 111 Cniiil leii.iiul, Maiyl.cnd, and was admitted to the 
liar in the sprint; iif iMjl), In Decemlier ol tli.it jear he settled in I'aris 

In 1H61, Mr. Brace enlisted as a pi iv.ite in what e\entnally became the third 
regiment Missouri confederate cavali\'; went m as ca[ilain company A, and by 
repelled promotions I lec.ime coloni 1 He uas taken prisoner near Spring lie Id, in 
the s|iiim; ol iMij, and look no liirther pai t in the w.ii 

Mr. Hrace resinned piaiticc- after tin- n-moval ol the Hrakc lest oath, and suoii 



riii: iu:xiii ami h\k o/- .u/ssch'aw (7/7/:s. 



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li.nl ,1 ociiiil I iii-^iiicss. Al ,111 ciily liav lie held llir ullicc iil city iiUnrney; w;is 
rlic tol ill 1^7 1 111 llic St. lie sin.itc, til lill mit .111 11 iu\ |iii('i| tcnn; was elected 
jiiili;!.' Ill llic |iriiLi.itr cmirt in |S-.,, .mil 1 csi'j^^nii I in i.S.Si to t.ike iiis present ollice 
111 inilL;e ul the tiiciiit ciinil. lie is well le.ul in liistiii\' as well .is l.iw, ami is a 
cle.uhe.iiK-il, melhiiilie.il man ul linsiness, lie ni.iile .i liist-il.iss probate jnilj^e, 
ami IS risinj; .is .1 cii ciiil iihlL;e lie is .i ileim n 1 .it, a Ki iv.il A 1 ch M;ison, an Odil- 
I'elluw, .iml a inemlier cit the Christian C'hnn h 

The wile of |ndi;e lirai e w.is .Miss Kn.m.i C", I'eiui, daiij^liler 1 il Major William 
Peiin, who served Monioe inniilv .is its clerk fur sixteen or eit;liteeii ye. us. They 
were m. 111 led in ()tti>lier, i.'\v'^, .md li.i\'e h.id eii;lit iliildren, iiKliiding two [lairs 
111 twins, ,ill li\ini;' lint mie of ihe List |i.iii. 



I'.DWIN K. Ml Kl'l'.. 

.1//.J//7//V. 

I^DWIN KUTIIX'i'.N Ml K\\\: was Imrn in Kimx cunnty, Imli.ina, August;,!, 
^ i>>-|| 1 le was edncaled .11 Western Cullei^e, luwa, .ind l.iimli.ird Uni\'ersity, 
( i.ilesliiiri^h, Illinois, liut w.is never i^r.idualeil. lie l.inuht more or less until he 
h.iil reached his iiKijorily ; 1 ivid l.i w at ( iaIeslmrL: h, .uid w.is admitted to the bar in 
i.Sfjj. Prior to this time, in 18(11, he served .1 levv months in the civil war, in 
an Iowa reghneiit, leavmij; the service' on beim; wonnded .it Wilson's Creek. 

Mr. McKee practiced a short time in t'l.irke 1 iinnt\', iMissonri, .iml in the spriiiy 
III iS(i7 Went to .Memphis, tin- sr.il ul |iisticr III the .idioiniim county of Scotl.ind. 
The next .uituinii he reluined loC'l.iike iminl)'; w.is m.uiicd to Miss (ii\ens, 
.mil re in, lined in tint coimri soim- ye, us, sei \ ihl; one or t\\ o I e nils as proseciilinjr 
.ittoiney. .Mr. McRee letiiiiied In Memphis 111 1.S75, .ind siiue ihat ilate has had 
<i prominent placi.' at the .Si.iitl.md eoiiiit\ li.ii. 



(^..XKDINI'.R i.AriiRor. 

.\ ./.\ .s IS (■//■(. 

ON'I'" of the ablest )iinnL; l.iw vers of northwest Missouri is ( j.irdiner Lathmp, 
a n.ilive ot Wisconsin. lie was bin 11 I'ebrnarv 16, 1850, at Wankesh.i, .uul 
is the Son ot l'"raucis K L.ilhiop, .1 piommeiil educator, lie was president of 
Hamilton Coliei^e, New Vmk, piesidenl ol the st.ite iimversitv of Missouri, first 
i hanec-llor ol the I'liiversit v of Wisi. oiisiii, president of tlie sl.ite university of 
Indiana and of the st.ite imivcisil \' ol Wisconsin, (i.irdimn' was educated at the 
universit\ ol .Missouri, and w.is i;i .idii.ileil in i.S(j7, .md .dso lidin Yale Cnllej^e 
in iSOi;. lie c.ime lo K.ms.is City and entered the ollice nl Iv. lines ami liss, 
where he pursmil ihe sliidv ol the l.iw iiciily lluee )'e.irs. lie atteiuled H.irwird 
Law .School, gr.idnatinu; in 1.S73 He returned to Ivaiisas City, September i of 



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■rilE HF.XCII A,VD B.lh' OJ- A/ /.S SO I 'A'/ CITIES. 



llial VL-ar, ,iiul loniiL-d a [lai tiii-islii|i with William M. Siiiilli, iiiuicr the; firm name 
(il l-allini|i ami Smith, whiih paitiici ^hll) hai I)' c-n oiritimicil n|i t.i (ho |iicsciU 
limr, with ihc c.\ir|ill(in (il a |iart nl lln' y>ai' iSSi, wluii llu- linn was Lalhiup, 
(iill <iml Smilli. WIk-ii |ii(Il;c (iill was rlcv.Ucd In the iiiciiit court l)iMuh llie 
|iai tiici ship was coiitiiiiicd as Insi liaim-il. Mi, l.athiup has a legal mind uf 
great sticnglli. It is subtle, and grasps the pivnlal piiinls ot a dise with .gieat 
ease. lie is a lluent, easy spe.iker, .i sound rcjasnner ,iud an exi client advneate. 
lie is inilusli il lus, and is destined In iniup\ high rank at the liar. lie was 
man led |anuary lO, 1.^79, to Miss I'^va (irant, the aeecuiiplished daughter nl the 
present Kansas City- eomptrullei , Nathaniel (jrant. Thev have two children. 



HON. D.w'ii) ri>:a. 

.v.; /•. / \ \ ;//. 

D.W'll) Rl'".\ was liorn l.inuar) 11;, 1 'S ; 1 , in Ripley lounty, Indiana, and is the 
son 111 lonalh.in ,\\\<\ l.i>r,uia (Iheedi-n) Kca. The)' removed troni Nhulh 
Carolina when 1 )avid \\as([uite vouiig. and settled in .\ndre\v county in iS.|j. 
l)a\'iil was educated in the jiulilic anil select ^1 Imols; read Liw and was admitted 
to the liar in iSOj. lie began practice in iSi)^, and was in partnership with 
Judge Ilcren about two years. Afterward he iormed a partiiershi|) with his 
biothei, Joseph Kay, which lasted about ten years In 1^7. j he was electcnl repre- 
sentative to congress, anil was reelected m 1.S7O, sei"\ ing, in all, lotir yen's. lie 
Was a coiigressnian ot whom his Cunstitiu.-nts kit proud, being a man ol eminent 
ability'. As a lawyer he- is learned, ,ind he is an advocate (j( great power. 

lie was married in 1.S5J to Nancy l'^. IJiattie, They have six rhildren. The 
eldest son is a graduate ol the Uni\ersU\' ol .Missouri, a partner ol his father, 
and a promising young lawyc-r. 



i:n\VAKl) M. CLARK. 

in-.KMA.XX. 

t;^ bWAKl) M.CAHI-; CLARK is a son of William and Rebecca (Campbell) 
^ Clark, and was born in the cit\- of Saint l.ouis, Decendjcr u, 1.S44 His 
lather was of Scotch extraction, his mother of Irish. His f.tther was a native of 
l'(;nnsylvania, and came to Saint l.ouis \\\\u\\ a \oung, iinmairied man. lidwaril 
is the )'ouiigest child in the family. He leceived an ai ademic education at Steel- 
ville, Crawl. ud county, and at seventeen years of age went into the arm)' on the 
federal side, enlisting as a private in cimipany .\, Sth Missouri caVidry, serving 
Irom t)( tober, i.Sfii, to August, 1.S65, being twice promoted, and coming out of 
tlie army \\\\\\ the rank of first lieutenant. In .\pril, iSo^, lie was severely 
wounded in .Vrk.iiisas, and iiuuU; a prisoner on the battlefKlil. He draws a pen- 
sion. 



'nil- /a-.XC// .l\/> ISAK ('/■ A//SSOCA-/ CIIIES. 



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Ml". CI. Ilk ic.ul Kiw uitli In-, ul(l<;r ln.itlh i, N. ( "i C'laik, nl Slcl-1vi11c, ami Ironi 
i.Sdy III iS(ji; was I'liiUd Slates assislaiil a^-i-ssm mI iiiUinal icvcinic, willl lload- 
i|iiai liis at Rolla, wlinr lir was .hlniillcil ii. llic liar iii 1S70 1 11 that year lu; was 
circled ciicuil clerk of I'lulps miiiit)', Ihililmt; that uIIIlc one term, ami (.oiUiiui- 
iiii;- the [iiacticc (if his pn ifcssioii at Kiilla, until he settleil ill llciniann in 1H79. 
lie li.is Inismcss in the sniiii:nic cmirt nl the sl.ile, ,is well as in the luwer coiirl, 
.mil lie h.is .111 enciuii"ai;iii'^ misc ellamnns |n.ictli.c, lie is regarded as a yiiud 
jlll V 1.1WVCI-. 

Mr td.irk ib a re|inlili(an in |i(ilitics, a Rnyal Arcli Mason in l'"reemas(jnry, 
iimi aiiieiiilier of the Kolla cluqilci'. lie was iiniled in m.iiriai^e, April 7, iS6(j, 
with Miss M.iry Gihsem, d.inghter cjl l)ocl(ji' (liljsun, ol Stech'ille, and they have 
two children. 



s'n:riii':N I'K.\/.i;1':. 

U.\'/0,\'. 

STlii'IIl'lN l'"l\AZI';i'^, mayor 111 I'nion, .iiiil one ot its most substantial citi- 
zens, hails Iroiii the Htickeyi State, lieiiii; lioin in Mahoning coii iity, l'"eljrii- 
aiy -5, ''^.M ''i'^ |).ii(nls were Jon.ith.iii .iiid M.iiy (McCayue) I'razee, both 
iKitivesol I'cniisy Ivaniii, Joii.ilh.iii lia/ec w ,is .1 t. inner anil mechanic, and a 
St, inch Presbyterian, who reared his l,iinil\' in h.ibits ot industry ami \irltie. 
The McCiagiics were Scotch co\enaii teis. The yiaiidtather of Stephen was in 
the second war with Knylaiid. 

()ur subject farmed <iml iittended the public school until his seventeenth year, 
when he learned the shoem.iker's trade, and became a maniilacturer, carrying on 
the liiisiiiess lor ten 01 H\ i K e ye. us at l)eeilield, Portage lounty, {)liio. l)uring 
his aiipreiiticeship .iiul all the time he w.is m.iiiul.icturiiig boots and shoes, he 
kept up historii al and litei .11 y n adings, ini ludiiig also, at limes, the law. He was 
lowiishi|) clerk in ()hio, where the ollice is ol a good deal of importance; and 
beloie leaving that st.ite lu' held lor three ye. us ,1 position iii-llie stale refoi m 
school at I -aiu .islei, 

111 i.S(m) .Mi, l''ia/ee c.une to Missoiiii, and soon .iller, on ,i( count ol llu' slate 
of his he.illh, he spent ihiee yeais oii ,1 laiiii. lie w.is appointed ,1 justice of the- 
peace, .iiid still holds tli.il ollice. h'or \(ars he read law b\' himsclt, and in i."^7J 
he coni|ilied with the wishes ol his Iriends, and w .is admitted to the bar by 
Judt;e 1). (_). (iiile, alter passing an unusually crcditafile examination. Since thai 
time he has been in ste.idy practice. He makes no pretence to brilliancy as an 
advcicate, but is clear he.idcd, knows the law, iind lays it before the court or jury 
in clear aiul plain langii.ige. llis camk)r, sincerity ami honesty tell favorably on 
whatever man or l)ody ol men he is addressing. 

Mr. I'ra/.ee was deputy sherill ot I'r.uikliii county several years ago, ami for 
the l.ist eight years li.is been .it the he. id nt the miinici|i,ility of the town of 
I'nion. In the latter olfu e he lociks cai clully to the geneial iiilereslsol the jdaee. 



-^tS 



THE IU-:.\CI1 AM) A.//.' ('/• MISSOl'KI CiriES. 



Diiriiii; tins |iciiinl the tuwii (Ul)t li.i^ been icmovcd. He is. .i trii;,tcc of tiie 
I'l esliy teii.ni Cliuicii, .iml a in, in nl cniiiicnt iin( lulnc^s in in, my splicri-s 

lie w aN mail ieil ()<l.il>er l.), l^sN, In Ml--, l.li/a M. Ila\ins, ut Oeeilield, 
I'ditai^e iiiunty, ()liiu. She u as I'l Jiiiui I)' a tea. her, is. well ediicaled, aiul an etli- 
cienl meinher eil tht- l'resh\-teiian Ldiiueh, Mr. and Mrs.. l"ra/.ee aie iinpintant 
laetors in the social cireles ol their prett) little Kjun. 



I,1;K()\' K. VALl.lANl'. 

SAIX I I OCIS^ 

rl'.KOV 1!. \'Al,i.iAN'r was lioni in M,.nltoii, Aiabainu, June i.;, i.S;S. His 
_^ lather, Colonel 1 )entoii II WdliaiU, \\'as an oiruer in the United States vol- 
unteer arnu' in the h'lorida war, and was ,i prominent pnhlie man in muth Ala- 
bama lip to 1.^4.}, when he iemo\ed to Mississippi, and died tliei'e soon atler. 
Leidy was raised in .M ississi p|ii. niadiiated at the nni\ersity ol that state, at 
().\toid,in 1^50, ^in(\ in i.S:;,S oiadnated at the law school at I,(d)anon, Tennessee, 
lie bewail the piactiie ot law at (ireeiiville, Mississippi, in 1S51), where he 
remained niilil the winter of [■'^74-75, (.\lien he reinoN'ed ti) Samt Loins. 

1)11111114 the late ei\il war lie w.is in the lonlederate army. 

His wile, Miss Teiiie W'oi tliint;toii, is ,1 ilannliter ol Isaac; Worlhingtoii, ot 
\\'ashiiiL;ton cunnty, Mississippi, ot one ol the most prominent and inll^iential 
l.tmilies in iImI sl.ite. 

Mr. Willi. lilt IS ,i hiw )er ol bro.id, e. an prelieiisive iniiid,,i thorough stndent, 
and j)ossessini;' an anah in mind He is Ineid and logical, and an excellent judge 
of linmaii nature As ,1 eitl/. n no 111,111 stands higher. He h.is the confidence of 
the courts beloi i- whom he pr.u tie es, the good will of his brethren at the bar, and 
the esteem of ,ill who are l.ivoied with Ins a< ipi.ii nt.iiice. 



M':„ 



rilOiMAS J, JOHNSTON. 

MAK ) I l/.l A. 

R. JOHNSTON' has a legal mind of liigli 01 der, original in its methods 
d slnuig ill its gi.isp. He is leained 111 llie l.iw and ,1 master of all the 
subtleties ol his prolession. .\ n.iti^'e ol Illinois, he was born August 20, iMjd, 
at I'eiry, I'ike toniilw and is the son ol David and Sarah (l),i\') |ohiiston. His 
hither W.IS ,1 civil engineer and surveyor, .ind held the ollice ol county surveyor. 
He w.is ,1 iiiitive ol \'ii giiii.i .uid a eoiisi n ot ( ieiier.d |oseph !'-. Johnston, but he 
hit th.it St. lie .It the .ige ol si.xteen years His mother w.is i.iised in Kentucky, 
but mo\ed lo Illinois ,it ,111 e.iil)' age with her p.ireiits. 

( )iii subj''ct w.is edih , lied .il C'hrisliaii 1 'ni\ei sii \-, at C.inton, Missouri. He 
re. id hiw with L'oloiicl 1), 11. (iilniei-, uf I'ittslield, Illinois; w.is admitted to prac- 



■Jin-: ItliXCII A.\'l> I! IK ('/• MISSOHKl CJIIES. 



279 



tici-- by llio siipi'i'mc court at Spriiiirlu-ld in llic s|iiiiin' cif i STio. lie bci^an |)i'ac- 
l ii (■ in |jai I nr I ship \\i I h C' ilmii'l ( iilnuT, u liii li 11 mt iiitird uiUil the war lirokc nut 
ill iSlji. The hittrr iMilcrcd llir Miliiiilrrr sci \ i( c, ami Ml, Johiistuii Iravclcil 
i)\ ri- (."aliloniia and ()ifi;iin, \\'ashiiiL;li>ii, lUah aiul Idahu ti-nitui ics, ictiiiniiig 
ill t hr winter ol j ,S(i ;-(i ^. [ |e reiniivei 1 tu M issc nii i, anil ; el tied at Milan in April, 
i.Sdp reiiiainiiii;' there niuil 1S70 He held the uHIcc dI eniints' attuiney tor Siil- 
li\'an eiinnl\' nne \ear; was appuinle-d tu lill a vaeaiu y in the ofliee nl jndire nf 
prnliate (unit, and was alterwaid elei led to thai (illiee, .ind hy virlne ol that 
position was president ol the eouiUy (<inil, holding; these positions lour years. 
In \'o\'enil)er, 1S7U, he I'aine tu Maryeilk-, 

In i.S/ija j)artnership w as tornied with C' A. Anthini\', his |)iesent partner, 
anil the\' are doinr; ,111 i-xteiisi\c' linsiiiess, 

III polilieal senliments Judge |ohnsloii is a repnlilic an. In the spring" of 1S75 
he was elected a niemher ol the constitutional eoiuenlioii, and was considered 
one ol the wisest men in ihat deliherative hod\'; and in iS.So he was a (.'andidate 
1(11 judge ol the circuit court. He Was married in 1^58 to Miss M. li. Clieno- 
uil h TlicN' li.ive ( me son. 



'niADDliUS A. LOWl-:. 

^'.\■/('.v. 

■^T^IIl'^ lawyer whose name wi- have plai eil at the head ol this sketch is one ol 
1 the most studious men ol his class iu I'lanklm luiinty, and is growing in 
his prolcssioii. He is a native ol NortiinmlMilaiid county, i'eiinsylvania, a son of 
Jesse ,uid k.iiliel (I'lolts) I. owe, and was l»nn Novcmliei J4, ii\55. His lather 
was a nali\'( (if the same eouiil\', and his inolher was lunii in New Jersey. She 
was a daughter id' |olin I'lolls, ol the ic\ ( ilntionar)' ami)'. 

()ursiili|ecl was pailially edmated in his native stale, where he iimimenced 
teaching s( hool al nineteen )'eais ol age, and also lommeiKcd r(.'ading law in llie 
ollice of Judge Lewis, ol \Vi lli.imspoi I. Ill 1^5.1 he went to Jyiies county, Iowa, 
where he (dinpleled his siudies, iiiiiudiug ihe higher iiial hcin.il ics and primary 
I. aim; and he Uiiighl 111 hmes and 111 I. inn (ouiilies, in .ill loiiileeu leims. 

lie (.niliniied leaihiiii', and s|nd\iiig 1 he s( k m i s, eli ., luilil 1.S51J, when he 
resumed llie slinh' ol law in lann connls', and was admitted to the liar in the 
slimmer of i80j. at Mariim, that ciainty. A few months later, in the same year, 
he was admitted al 1 )avciipoil, to practice in ihe supreme court of tile stati'. In 
i.S6j he went into the .irmy, Iml his lieallh tailed and Iu- lelt at the end ol si.\ 
months. 

In 18(15 Mr. Lowe came into this state, and was at Saint Louis until the s]iriiig 
of i8(|[5, when he estalilisheil an nllice .it his presenl home, where he h.is ni.ide a 
good reidid at the li.ir. i le w.is (dec led ( ( iunl\' superintendent of pulilic si. hools 
ill i.S(j(), .111(1 held that position two ye. us, llie oiih' offK c he has held ill this 
coiint\'. He .iltends \'eiy (losidv to his pi ofession.il dnlies, and is .1 progressive 



2 So 



77//. /.7;A'( // ./A7' /•■ //■ ('/ M/SSOl'A'I C/'/'/KS. 



man. I \r is oiu- iit the lu-st lawy<'is mi lln' ilctiiisr in llir ( oiiiilv; is an indcCati- 
i^alilr uuiki-r lor his clic-nl, cliii'^iui; lu his case wilh sii l■l)|■i^inl; li-iiacily, .ind 
siinuluncs uiniiiiiL; \\ hm iilhcis ihiiiiL;lit liis ransf was hnpi-U'ss, lie is ucll 
|M)slc(l in ihc lau, is a lo^iral ami ranusl s|nMk('i, am! a sniccsslul ail \'i iralc. 

Ml. I.DWc is m'nri.iiis III a lanll, su nunh sn, sn k iihl lii-arlcil, so i'.\ti-iisi\'c in 
his lnairliriMU ih'nls, lli.il lir has al\\a\s ki-|it himscll in nuidL-ratc' i in nnislanccs. 
This is a laiilt which li-tUis sli"iinL;lv li> viitm-'s sidr 

Sr\Tial times hi- has hrcn aii|niintril s|iLrial juili;L- tn try rases, anil is at luinir 
un the liiMU h as wrll as al the l>.ir. I If seems In lie eniitented tii stand as an e.\- 
I el lent lawyer, wit In ml aii\' |ii>li ileal as|iii al inns, lie- w as a delei^ate to the I'epub- 
heaii national eonvenlion, whieh met at L'hit'ano, in iS,So. lie will woi'k with 
/e.d to ele\'ale a |iiililii al tiiend of i.;o()d slandini; to ollii e, while keepini; himsell 
lailiieU' in the liai ki^i i ni ml. lie is a I !l iie I .odi;e Mason. 

Mr. l.owc was fust married in iSn^, in Miss llelen V. Johnson, of I'ranklin 
eoiinty, slu- dyinj; in 0S70, leavinj^ one son; and tlu- second time in 1S7.', to Miss 
Sadie lilaek, of the same eoiinty, luuini; liv her two sons. She is a model nuither. 

Ml l.owe has some taste lor hlooded sloek, which taste he has ^ratilic'd by 
raisin;;' a few lirst-class cattle uf the l)iiihain and Alderiiey breeds. 



HON. C.Il.CIIRIS'l' I'ORTl'R. 

//.;.\'A7/.'.//. * 

THIS eminent law)'er and jurist, u Im leli the bench of the third judicial cir- 
i ml at the close nl 1 S.Se-, was bo 111 in ( 'iil|>e|iper county, Vir;,(inia, November 
1, I <S I 7 Ilis lather was William I'oilii, a native of I'redericksburgh, Spottsyl- 
vania county. William I'mlei, a ineichanl, 111,11 lied .Mary Macaulay Duncanson, 
d.uit^hterot Colonel |aines I hi m. .iiisoii, of I'ledcricksbni gh. In 1^135 the f.iniily 
came to this state, .md sell led on ,1 l.ii in in Lincoln county. ( iilchrist soon com- 
menceil readini; law al rro\', ihe countv seat, w.is .idmittcd to the bar in liH57, 
.ind III the s.inu' ye, 11 Im.ited ,it I'uwlini; (iieen, m the .idioinini; county of I'ike. 
Ill I ,S ;S he w as eleiled ( ii ciiil ,il li )i iiey 1 1| ihelhiid jiid 11 i.il cii ( nit ; w.is 1 ei'lected 
Ml lS|w, ,uii| sei \ed si,\ )iMI-. In iS; | he u picMiileil I'lke county in tile st.lte 
le^isKitui e, and ociupied tin- whit; side nt the house. In 1H50 Mr. Porter was 
elected a representative to congress lioin the second distrii.t. He w.is ag.iiii 
elected in 1S54, haviiii;, the year belore, removeil to Hannibal In liSOi the sub- 
jei. t of this sketch, w ho was a linn I '11 ion m.iii, w as ap|ioiiited by { io\crnor ( lamble 
to the belli, h ot the si.xleentli |uilicial tiicuil, and ill 1 Sn ; lu; w.is elected to the 
same ollice. In iSo; he w<is appointed by ( ii >\'ei m ir I'detcher judge of the third 
judicial circuit. Jmlge I'orter was electeil willimit opposition in iSO.S, and re- 
elected in 1S7.J. His term e.Kjiiied willi tin: \i\\.[- i.S.So The judge is a mod<d 
genllem.in, w hethei on the bench or oU, .11 id e.\ei lisc-il gi e.it pal ie nee and courtesy 
to llie b.ii, lo the yonngei .is well .is nldei members, and d isi h.irged his ottici.il 



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duties with ^rral |)iiiicluality, (idclitv .iiid ililinciuc liarly in 1881 Judge I^ortei" 
ix'tiirnccl 111 (laniiihai; in April ()|K-ruil ,1 l.iw cHicc, and liu is once incirc engaged 
111 ilu |ira( til r (i| liis la\(irilc- pii ilcssu ui, in wliu li lie d i.sl i 11;^ iiislic-d liimscll at an 
(■aii\' da\' 

1' (.lii'iiarv J5, 1 S40, lie was married to Miss Cointort Worthington Dorsey, of 
I'ike tduntv, where his lather-in law, Cidonel iidward W. Uorsey, was a pioneer 
settle]-, coining lUnn C'arroll eouiity, Maryl.oid i'he}' have had tweh'e ehilihen, 
oidy seven ol w hum, luui sons and three daiii^lilers. are living. 



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I'Rl'.DI'KRK A, WIND. 

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'kliDiiKR'K ALIiXANDlik WIND was Im.hi d (ierman parents, Charles 
.iiid Mai\ (i'aake) Wind, ill Saint Louis, |nne 1;, uSj.S. lie received his edu- 
latioii 111 the- piililic schools ,iiid law sclioiij ol Saint l.ouis. and was ailmitled to 
Ihe liar 111 April, i.S.Si, l'"rom earl) youth he h,is had a toiulness tor study, and 
whde 111 the public schools was .it the head ol his t lass nnjst ot the time. While 
a law student his independence aiul sidt reli.iine leil him to su|jport himself by 
making collections, etc 

The practice of Mr. Wind is whollv civil, and in three years, by his industry 
and his faithfulness, he has woi ked up a gciod business. lie has an excellent 
class of clients, especialh anions; comiueiii.d men, and by his prompt attenfion 
to business, his corre( t dciiUMUor, and his lioiiesl\' in ,ill transactions, he has 
sciiired the lonlidence .ind guud uisIm-s ot all who know him. In June, 1S82, 
Mr Wind was m.irrii'd to .Miss .Nettie .M lil.ndis, uf Saint l.ouis, and thev have 
. aie child. 



iii()M,\s j. c'okxi'.i.iiis. 

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''T^lll'. Mibjccl of this skrli li w.is born 111 .\b ail 1 e.il, C.iiMd,!. .\ugust 7, i8jS. 
1 I Ic is .1 soil III Thoin.is ,1111 1 ( ',il h,ii i lie ( I'm 1 1 II ) ( 01 luliiis. I le look ,1 sci- 
eutilic (ciiiisi- in the .ic.idciny at rruv. New \'ork, ami studied law with John 
.Mi'i.m, ^i\ that place; wa^ admitted to the b.ir in Albany, New \'ork, and com- 
menced prat tice at Trov in i.SOi in iSUj he was elected rule ol the three juiiges I 
of the city court, and held that position three vcars. In I''ebruar_v, 1866, he 
ienio\i-d lo S.iiiit l.ouis, ,iiid resumed tin- pi.utiie ot the Liw, and was m,n 1 led 
the s, line \-e,ir lo iM iss |ulia l'"r.iiu cs l.iiiii;, .lu esllinable vouiig lady ot Alton, Illi- 
nois, They have li.id sevni i hil.lien, live i>l w Inmi an- living 

in 1.S7.' he was elected lo the .Missmiii legislature, and served Iwo years. As 
,1 legi-.l.itoi he stood liigh..iiid during his second year was ranked among the 
lead in u, members lie w.is ciuisideied a 111,111 ol e\i i- lie lit | ml l; in cut, whose argil - 
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nifiils wnr lislcm-il in with clnsc .iltnil h in Sdiiu' ot Ins cllorts were iiu-iUidiu-d 
a-- siiprili. iUkI imsiii"|i,issi'ii l)y an\' d^l i\c i i-il in lillici' Imiisi- ilnrinj^ ih.il -irhsinn 

ill 1^7; Mr. Cunicliiis w ,is chc in 1 ( il \ ,il Ic n ncv ut S.iiiil Louis, In ilil iiii; I li.il 
iillhi- tour yi'.iis .iiiil U\'ii iliuiillis, tlir Ioiil;isI liiiu: lli.il ,in\' ijcismii c-Vrr lu-ld ill, it 
oll'ii c, liciiii^ tin- List clrc ti(l i ily ,ill(jiiir\ in iMyS In- w ,is ik-i led lu tlic iniiiiiii- 
p.il assi-inliiy fimii lln- lui-lllh w.iid, .iiid at tin c-nii nl his twu veais' Iciin he 
moved til the tweiil v-eii^hth w.ird, Innn ulinli in- u as elected aj^aiii tn lilt; 
miiiiiei|>al ,issenil)lv, 

UiiriiiL; Ins residence in S,iiiit ianiis .Mi, C'l n lu-liiis li.is enjnyed .1 lari^e [irae- 
tiii-, d< liiiL; a t;eiu-ral luisiiu-NS. lie is. in ,id\( n. .ile nl i^iuul .ibilily, Ijeini; a lliient, 
Iniiiial s|ieakc-r, and h,is siieeeeded ,idiini aid}' in pratliee 111 all uf ihe Ciiurts, 
liiilli slate- and tederal. 



i'DWWKD J. DI'I.I'II.W TV. 

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E1)\V.\R1) J DI'Md-di.ANTV was 1)1.111 in Dnhuqiie, Ii.wa, June ,^ 1844, and 
IS the siiii (il [iilin and II ne (I'nwi is) MeKhaiity. Ill- w ,is i-diuateil in 

the (diinnim selnmls .mil ,ie,idenii(-s ,iiiil ,1 c .an inei i i,d lullej^e ni l'eiiiis\ h .ini,i 
lie t.iiii;lit sehiHil ,it inleis'.d-. Iioin i.Sn.S 1,1 i.S;.'. ili' studied l,i\v with I'r.iiik 
l>i-(. kei ill I'ltlsliin Ljli, 1 'i iilis\ K.ini.i ; (.niir In S.iiiit l.oiiis ill iM/d; W.is adiililted 
In the |j,ii-, ,ind imiiu-tli.ileh ennninneed llic |ii.ietiei- nl his pi ulessimi, and has 
I out I lined to till- piesi III I iiiie 

.Ml I )elili,iiity is .1 L'rnial, tliornugh l,i\\\ei', possesses i^ood judj^mi-nt, and is 
leli.ilile and trust Worth v, lie is earelnl .iiid .ilteiili\e to luisiiiess. He w,is iiiar- 
iliil III Meaihille, I'eil ns\'l Va n i.i, to .\li-,s Tin,! I )i-nsiiinre, in 1 My ( 



IK )\. liloM.A.s ( . 1-I.I-: rc'lII-;K, 

s I / V / / iT/ \ 

0\' this .ilile l.iw \ei ,ind lu,ive snliliri \\i- sli,ill onl\ m,ike liriri mention, as 
llie Ii-.iiliiii4' e\'i-iit-. ot Ins lili- ,111- iliiniii( Il d III the- ,inn.ils ol the state- .and 
ii.iUon We Init eilm llw senliineiil nl .dl w Im Lnow (io\einni' l'"let(dier, nr wlin 
.ire laiiiili.ir with his lii-.lnry, when «<■ s,i\' ilm 1 In million l Ins eveiitliil lil'e, either 
• IS ,1 l,i\v\(-i, ,1 m-iieral in enmiu.ind nt I ninn iinnps, nii iiuni) .1 hard lOiiifhl li.it- 
lle lield, nr ,is eliiel e.\i-i ntive nt the- si .it e d 11 ri ni; the fniee slrui.;>;le of the late 
eivil w.ir, he lias with '.41c, il aliility .iiid line lidelil\- perlninied ever\ duty iiuiiin- 
lienl npnii Iniii. 

1 l(- lii-L. line OIK- nl ili(-ninsi lea iiiei 1 .1 lid iHic ii ■ II t innn I ii-is nl t lie lei(al proles- 
sinn, and .ittaiiied the highest po>ilion in the L;ill ol the people nl Ihe sl.ile 

lie w.is liniii janii.iiw J. iSji,, .It I In eiil.inr.in. jelU-ison loiiiiU-, .Missouri, .nid 



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is llu- sun 111 CleninU 1!. 1' Iclclu'i .mil M,ML;airl S. (Ilviil) I'IcU hi-r. Ills parents 
( .tmc liiiin .M,ir\ 1,111(1 in i .-1 1 c; .At an i.iils ,r^r Im WMikcil in llic (jllii i- ul llir 
(Icik III Jrllris.in (iiunty, ulicii; In. niiniunil nnlil lui;)Uv-inK: )cais(il a^r, wiu-Ji 
III- w.is cicilrcl clerk i il llir s.inic nninl\' 1 li- iLsii^iicd ill, a ciliiLC, slnilicil law 
willi l'llilli|i L"iilc,iit 1 lillsliiini, Icllrrsiiii euniiM-, u'.is .nlimllril tii llic li.ir in 1.^55, 
.iinl riininu'iu i-il pi.utiw in |cllrrs.>ii idiiiiI)' 

IK- ciUi-ieil LJiL- I'ninn aiin\- .is loluiicl i>l llie jisl Missouri iiilanli-y, was pro- 
niiili-il 111 liriL;ailii_'r gi-iifial, am! cleclnl ^nveriUM' in 1 S'14, wliic h uHiec lie held 
liiiin lanii.ii")', i.SO;,, tu |aiuiary, i.SOij. 

Since llie l.iller cUile (luveriKn" l'"lelcliei li.is lieen in the pi.icticc ul tlic law in 
S.iint Linus ; his liiisiness has lieen clinth 111 the leileial cuiiits anil the depait- 
nients at W'.isli iiij^tun 

W 11,1.1 AM KKl'.iri'.K. 

Till-; snli|ect ul this iiulice is ,1 n.iiivi- ul S.iiiit l.unis, liurn j.innary 15, i.S)j 
lie IS the sun lit Cum. Ill .iinl Mli/.iln-lh (Ihik) Kreilei. lie w. is eiliu'ated 
in the gi.iniin.ii .mil liii;li sehuulsul Saini l.unis; .ilieiuaul enlereil Cincinnati 
l..i\\ Schuul; was i;ia(ln.iteil liuni Ih.il iiislilntiuii in .M.i_\-, 1 .SO ;, .mil w.is ailmitted 
111 the Saint i.unis li.ir m 1.S11.J, j |r li.-i;an pi.icliei- iiii iiied uitel)', .mil in 1 ,S(i(j was 
(-lee 1 11 1 assist.inl i. in nil at I urn e\ lui the i-n^lit li jiid u i.il i. irt ml, incliuling tlic ^it)' 
.111(1 eiiuiil\' ul S.iint l.unis, lie w.is ici,-lei l(-il lu the s.iim- ulliee in i.Syo. Since 
lln- e.xpii .iliuii ul his leini in ulfu i- he h.is lii-eii in llie siic< i-ssl ul practice ul tlie 
law. Ml. Kreiter is .i thi.iiuin;h l.iw ver and .1 i^uml .i(lv(i(ale. 



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COL, I'l- I'i'.K i:i)W.\i<i) ni..\.\'i), 

S.UA' /' / III' IS 

^()l.<)Nh;i. Itl.ANI) is a n.iri\(- ul M i-. sum i, .md w.is liuni in Sainl Ch.ules 
.,- euiinU , .M.iii h .'(), i,S,- |, li(-iiii; I he sun ul I'ller .md Mai I h.i W. ( Nash ) lU.unl, 
liulli nati\'esul \'ir;^inia The p.ilernal l;i .ind I.iIIki ul um snl)jei.l was in llie 
liisl ciinvress in Anii-iie.c llis t.ilhei w.is a l.iw, yer, .mil Cdiaiieellur hJland, ul 
.Maiyl.md, an i-ininent |m ist, was ul the s.mie lainil\', .md .1 third euiisin ul oni 
sidijeet. The N.ishes wei(- a (listing nislKil Uiiiiih in \'ii"i,;inia .md the Carulmas. 
Culunel I', I']. 1)1. md, in Ins \unlh, was pl.u ed In his i,;uai'dian at the Illinois 
Ciille^e, in J.ii ksuiu'il le, in \^\u. when- he rem. lined nnlil his tjiianlian liei . Hin- 
di ssa I is lied with the l(-l li-i s he reei.-ived I rum \iimn^ 1 Hand on the snlijeet ul slavei'y, 
.md remuved him to tin.- old Methodist (.iille^(- at S.iint Ch.irlcs, Missouri, truni 
which institution he receiveil his decree of l),icheluid| arts in iiS^O, lie had 
lieen stndyiuj; Liw i)revi(ins to ih.it lime, which he 1 ,iiilinned up to i.S.;,S, when he 
was admitted lo the hai. lie immedi.ilel \ i uimneiK. ed piattice ill S.iiill l.unis. 



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In the sprini;' of i So i lu' was ((ininiissii mi-d culniirl ol tin- dth Missouri inf.uUry; 
was ordcrfil to Tt-nnesscc, a[ul joiiici.1 (uncial (iiant's army iiist before it leaihed 
Corinth He was in the front, and rni;a,L;od in scvu-ial skirniislies, and was at 
Sliernian's memorable .issanll upon X'icksbn ri;, ami lew have saerilieed more lor 
the ^fMjd (_)f the eountr\, lie was taken sk k with rheum, il isni, and laid up nearly 
a year, ,ind was mustered out ot service in i So ) 

lie settled in Memphis, Tennessee, in the practiii ul llie law, where he re- 
mained until iSoS, when he relujued to h.unt Louis lie always remdntls his 
piaetice in .leccndanee with .1 hiL;h staud.jid ol profession, il ethies. 

Colonel Bland was niarned iu iiS45 to .Miss \ari;nii,i Clark, who died twelve 
\'eai's'ago. She had lour ehildren, thiee ol whom are still living;. 



HON. \\'.\.SI1INC,I()\ .\1).\MS. 

HUO.\ i'il.LE 

W.VSlIlNCiTON .\I)AMS, who di.-d ,it li.Mmville, May 7, iKS,^, was one of 
the very prominent and truly noble men of this state. He was born in 
Chiistian < unnty, Kentucky, in 1X14, his p,irents bi-ini^ \ ir^inians by birth. They 
came to Missouri in i.Si('), ,iud settled in Ibns.ird (iMinty. The son had an 
ae,id(;mie education, iueludiui; the l.,ilin ^\\\k\ (ireek 1, manages; read law at 
lioonville, with I'evton K. ll.ivdeii; w.is licensed in iS;^, and was in practice at 
Mooinillc until his death, e.\ee|)l when scrvini; in some official capaeit}'. In 
|)eceml>cr, iNji, he wa^ a|ipointei| by (inx'eru.u Hrowii to fdl a vacancy on the 
supreme bench; in November of the ne.\l \-e,ir he was 1 lected to the same office, 
and resiirned in ( )ctobei', 1S74 1 1 is opinions ma\' be fouml in nine \()lnmes of the 
supreme court leporls - - fort v-ninth to lift y-eiiihth. lie \\<isa member (jf the last 
constil uticund convention (1^75), where his sound mind ,ind Cine legal talents 
W(.-re of gre.it servici- .\s .1 l,i\\ver, .1 law maker and a jurist, his status is amtmg 
the fipiemiist men ol ihe louimonwc.dlh 111 the l.isl llnce lustrums. He left ,1 
widow ,ind three chihlien. 



ozRo 1;. (.i\'1':ns. ' 

SAliX /■ [.OIUS. 

OZRO BINGHAM (;IV1-:NS, who belongs to the younger class of Saint Louis 
iawyei's, is a native of Dodge coiintv, Wisconsin, being born at [uneaii, the 
count)' seat. April 5, i.S4,S His parents, S.imuel .iiid [ei nsha (Williams) tiivens, 
were born in New York state, and are mend)ers ol the I. irming community. 

The subject ot this notice was eiliK'iiteij iu llu- public schools of his native 
county, the Ncnaiial School at Whitewater, Wist unsin, .ind the law department of 
the State University at Madison, receiving the decree ol bachelor of laws in Ittne, 
1 S74. I le taught S(.hool a tew terms in his native state w Idle puisuing his literary 



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and lee;<il slmlies. ( )n Ir.ivini; llic U)ii\'ci sitv, Mr, (iivciis came ilirecth" to Saint 
I.Muis, and cprni-d a law iill'uc, liniitini; himscdl to the livil cimrts lie docs 
M inu'thint^ in real estate, l)nt liis haziness is laii^ely in eimimcrcial law. He is 
tluii 1 lUi^lilv dcN'iited t(i liis pi ulessii in ; is veiv assidn.ms in attendini); to its duties, 
and IS eniinenti\' trustuoilli v 

Mr. (ii\ens has ne\.er lieen in pcditics, and ,L;i\es his wlinle time to the study 
and practice ut ids prcdessicm lie soles the lepnldican ticket, and is a memlun' 
mI tlie l.egniu i>\ liimdr, an wrihr t" winch nian\ ul liis class ut \cinniL; men 
helung. 

.\.t/y /■ I oi'/s^ 

C11.\K1,1';S V ]()\ is a l,iw\ei' .it line ,dalilie>. and is very successlnl in his 
practice, lie descendeil iiom New JLngland aiuestcns, his parents lieing 
natives cit Nc-\v IlamiJshire, wlm remc>\'ed tc. lac kscmville, llliiiuis, in 1859,. where 
Mr Jiiy was hcnii, Decemhc-r 1 1, 1^41;. lie is the scui cil Charles and (ieorgiana 
( Hac licddcr) |i>v His p.irc-nts wcic- possc-ssi-cl cil ,il| the sterling cpialities and 
energeol the early New luiglanders, his f.ithei-, who died in 1S64, having lieconie 
a \rvy prcimincMit citizen of his section ol Illinois Mr, joy is a nephew ol Hon. 
[.lines I' |o\-, the gre.it railroad lawyer ol .Michigan lie was gradiiatecl Ironi 
the acadc-mical clep.crl im ut ol \'ale C'cdh-gc m i'^'].\ with distinction, and .two 
years alterw.ird, in Ma\', i.Syd, w<is aduiitled to the li.ir in the state and United 
Slates ccjuils in S.iint I. mils, ,ind iinmedi.itel v entc-red into practice in partner- 
ship with Joseph R. 1 larris 

Mr, \'>\- has ol>tainc-cl a line standing at the liar of Saint Louis, and enjoys 
a good practice. In 1X71; he was married to Miss Arabel ( )rdway, ot Salem, Cou 
iic'clicill, who died in 1 (eis nilici ol llic- ne\l \c',ir. 



r.l)\V.\Un NI'UI'.NII.AIIN. 

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Till'! snliject of this notice is the prosecuting attorney ol Ciasccmade County. 
.md although a voung man. has ccmsideralile prominence at the bar (jf his 
county. He is a native of Heniiaun; a scai ol .August Neueiihahn, and was born 
September ;, 1S54. His f.ither was frcjiii Sa.son)', tiermany. Edward devoted 
nine or ten vears to sliidv in the public schools of his native village, and then 
worked a few years in a wdne cellar in the same ])lace. I le ri-ad law with Rudolph 
Hir/el, now c.jf Saint Louis, ancl was admitted to the bar in the autumn ol 187H. 
His practice is general and good, extending over the ninth judicial circuit, 

Mr. Neuenhalui was elected prosecuting attorney of (Jascoiiade county in the 
autumn of i8.S.',aii(l is serving his first term in that olliee, He is yet under thirty 



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years cif ai;c, ami CMnsicii.-iinjj; tlir sliuii |n-riiiil thai \\r has hi-cii at llic bar, lie 
inakrs a i;ni)d pr( jm.cuIi ii", ami is iloiii'^ wi-ll in hi-. |)i ( .t( ssicui \\i \iitis liu- lo- 
|iui>ruaii luktt 

Mr. Nfuriilialin was marricil Ndvc-nilici j(i, i.S.Si.tu Miss Tlirrsa Walilmaini, of 
(lasconadr cuiiiiU', <iml llu-\' lia\c one ilaunhtcr. 



Hon. JOHN J oXI'.H.I.. 

S-UX J / Oli/S. 

I'l' is sail 1 I if William l\( iscoc, an liu a' i il I In " i afc mI I ,c picii/u dc Medici," etc , that 
.ipail IrMiii his vei \ imiI\ instiiulhiii, "his (diieatiiui was his own work; he 
loiineil his own tastes, haliils and |inisiiils, and in tin- loinialion ol his eharaeter 
ami future- reputal ion, lir hee.ime his n\\\\ imnt(ii .Valine had diuie niueh lor 
him, but he did more loi liimsrll," Tlh- same is true, to a considerable- e.^teiit, 
witll the snbiecl ol this sketch, who lias taken care ol himsell since twelve years 
of aj^e, and who, in \oiitli and earl\- m.udiood, |)lmkid trnit Irom the tiec of 
knowledLi,c, seicnlilii-, h-L;al and poliliial, as best hi- lould. As in the case ot 
Koscoe, whatevi-r he has accom|ilisin-<l li.is b(.-en done b\' the aitl of energies tlial 
m-ver tire, and l)V the- lor(e of a will tli.it it inav be dillii ult to m.itch amoui; the 
m-w memlu-rs ot the h a l \--i-iL;hlli (.-iiiL;ie>s 

loliii I ()'\eillisa sou ol .Maiiin ,md .M.uv^ard (( liiiiin) ( )'.\'eill, whi» came 
to Saint I.oiiis from lu-laml .iboui i ''> | ;. tin- l.ilher beiiiy ti'om (iaiway; the 
iiioilier lidiii Castlerea llere tin- son \\as born |iim- 2^. \'^.\('\ here tin- |>arc-nts 
died, and here hi- has slrunLCleii up lioin ,1 store lio\- lo a seat in connress. 

Ill iSOj, when liardl\- sixli en \eais old, .Mr ()'Neill \yeiU into the nulled 
States service as a clerk in the pio\-iJsi marsh, d's ile|iai tnieiit, .Saint I.oiiis, where 
he remained durini.; tin- ii\il w,ir, coniiir.; out a^ thii-l ileik Sul>sei|iieiil 1\- he 
was ill the city compliollei's ollii e, wliiih he lell in iSljy. 'I'he iie.\t ye.n he 
st.irled a v;olil-pen l,icloi\-, iielie\ini;, no doiiht, with S.imnel I'.ilcli, wlio jumped 
the (ienesee I'", ills, ih.il "some llinu.'s ,,111 lu- dom- a', well .is others;" so Mr. 
l)'Ni-ill ni.innl.icl 111 ed ;;oli| pens uiilil binu,ii\, i^;i While ihus i-m.;ai;ed. lln.' 
polilicd bee bewail to bu// .iiouiid Ins he.id . .mil in the autumn ot 1S70, when 
but twenty dour years old, he w ,is I lie lib. 1 .il i and n late lor the legislature on the 
(irat/ Hrown ticket, and was loiinted onl, lu iN;^ the liberals and deinociats 
combined on him for the same oil iic, and In- w ,is elected by a large maioiily. lie 
was ri-elected ill 1^74, .mil ag.iiii in i.Syl) 

In .\pril. 1S71), .Mr. ()'Neill was elei led lo llie house of delegates of the (ily 
ot S.iiiil l.ouis, tor the twenlielh ward In the same spring he' was admitted to 
the b.u' by the siipreiiu- tourt, .1 step in lile which he has been loutempkitnig 
lor Seyeral years. While a membei of ihe k-gisl,ii ure. he distinguished hnuselt 
as the champion of the working classes; he w,is the author of the laws to proteil 
laborers and servants in then wages, household e.semptnai, sewing imuliine bill, 



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iiiipii)V!iR-iit ai;"(;ni y hill, cliv; (i\'cr 1 \vciil\' li vt- cmIk ^iI chani^i-s in tlu; laws for the 
l)il|ri innictliim !■! llir weak against llic slnaii; aii the iCMill (il his grains 
rih |iul iluM Ih inl liljiai")' tii-il.iv iiwcs lis i\isl( II. c tn his rlloils, and (he coloicil 
high and niinnal scliuul i-, niK'nl his l<gislali\r ncalions. Alter the adjouni- 
inenliil the 1 went \' ninth geiuial rissenihls, his name was |iriiininently mentioned 
h ir (. ingress, and he was indiued In enter the r.iee, ,ind sn|jsei|Uently withdrew in 
the interest ot liarm<m\', a liitter (|n,iirel li.iviiig de\el(j|ied in the district. lie 
was rei^dected to the honse ..I delegates in April, iSSi, and distinguished himselt 
as the ehampion ol piildie impi i i\emen Is llis hisi step was tn "walk over the 
eiinrse " in the autumn of i NSj, having lieeii seleeted livthe imanimons vote ol 
the clemoc ralie eoiua nlioii as its e,uididati' lor ((iiigi c'ss foi the eighth district, and 
Ciller congress, llis histor\ llieie is \ii In lie made; his political fi'icnds who 
clec ted linn lKi\'e gre.it conlideilci' in his em i"g\' .iiid .iliilit\' to distinguish himsell, 
should he lie kept in longress long enough 

.Mr ()'\eill u, IS married in ( )( tolier, i.Syi,!.! a d.iughter ot S. 11. Rolihiiis, ,i 
prominent citi/en ol Saint J.ouis, ,ind tlie\ ha\'e lour chihlieil. The laniiK' are 
memliers ol the Rom. in Cath.iiie t'hui. h 



C.l'.ORdl'. V. I'HI'N.AM. 

h \.\ s IS I / / r 

OV the m.iuv .dile me-n pr.idiu .'d by the ..hi < iranite state, ("leorge I*". Putnam 
is Worthy of im-ntioa. lleWas In.iu ,it Croydon, Novemljci- 6, i.S)i,lhc 
son .if |oliu ,iiid .\liniia (l"ii-iich) I'uliiam. llis f.ithi-r was .i |U(Uiiineiit business 
m.iii, .iiid .ml of one of the oldest f.unilies in New 1 1.iuipshii e. His grandfather, 
I ),i\ id I'utnam, was one of tin- first settleis .il tint l.uvu, .nul a SoKlier ol the rev- 
olution. Ills liroiher, Capl.iin h'hu W l'utu,iin,.il the Utii New Hampshire 
infaiilrv, sei \ ed with d isl iiu'liou ihrouglhMil llu' \\arol the reliellioii. His brother, 
ill.- Lit.' Kee. I.im.s \\\ I'nln.im, w.is .i pimnimml I iii iv . i ■.ali^t ileigym.iu, ol 
l).in\'.is, .M.iss.i. Ims.tts, ,iiid Ills luoihii, Nallr.niel 1', I'lilnam, is reilor ol the, 
h'pis. iip.d t lull, h ,il .s,dl 1 ..iK.' I II \ 

I )ui sub|.i I . .iium.-ii. ed his .■.lii. ,it r ui in I h. piil i In schools. He bcg.ui te, idl- 
ing wiut.-is, at the age ol s.w eii|.i-n, .lU.l l.illow.il that xoc.itioll at inteiA'als 
wliil..' he was obtaining his .-.l lualion II. tilled tiac.illege at the academy at 
Thett.n.l, \'erm. .lit ; eiitereil Norw ich I ' ni\. rsil \', a militarv school, and was grad- 
uate. I in l.Sd; In i.S-iD he was h.iiioreil v.-illi ill.' ilegre.- of master iif arts, by 
I J.irtmoulli C'ollig.- 

He <-uter.-.| the ollice .if \', 11, hull. in, l!a\'.rhill, Ni-w I lam|)sliire, as a law 
stn.leiu, in til.- fall .il oSd;, wlier.- hi' piiisu.-.l the slii.l\'..l his prof.'ssi.m with 
gre.il assidiiils' iinlil oSdy, \\hen he w.is ,i. I uiill.'.l to ih.' bar. He pr.i.-tice.l al 
th.il pki. .■ Willi g. lod su. .'.■ss lint 1 1 I N/i.,, w h.-n li.' i .■ni.n .■.! lo the ad j. liii iiig l.mii 
.il W'.irreii. 



;S,S 



yy/A HF.ycii a\'i> a ^R oi Missouri cities. 



\\\ iiiilitiuiii scnliimnl Mi, l-'iiln.uii li.ib .ilwns'^ hrni a (iL-iiiocral, ami as sucli 
was ilri ird 1(1 tin- New 1 lamp^liu r liL^isl.ili) i r )ii iSij.Saiul iSdi;, trciin I lavcrliill, 
anil ill 1^70, 1.S71 aiiil i^ij-' 1 rpi i >.i'utij Waiicii in llic U'l^isla Uu'o, In i8()9-70 he 
was lanilnlaU- h ir spcakri nl liu- Iioum.-, lint Ins |iail\' Ih-Ihl; in llu; niiniuily hu 
was (Iclcalril. lie \sas a inrnilni- ..t lln- i unslilutii mal coaveiUiiin licmi llial 
liiuii 111 1.S7O. lie was |ii nsiH iitini; aMiiriic\' liii (iratton count}' in i87_(-75; and 
was I liaiiiiian ul llu- New I lani|isliiic (lclcL;aliun tn llie nalional (iciiiucratic cun- 
\t-iuiiin, In-ld at Saint I.iaii-- in 1870. that inaninatcd rddcn and Ilciulricks 

lie |iracliccd law at W'aririi niilil the sprint^ iit 1877, when he returticd 
to I Liveiliill and honi^lil liiil the librai\' ami ollice ot his instrnetor, Mr. I'elton, 
who had died, Mr. Piitnaiu's law luisiness was vei) extensive, ami he gained a 
wide reputation as an alih law\er, p.isscssim; a legal mind of higii order. He 
has a lariilt\' ol grasping the pivotal pumts nl .1 legal cpiestion with great ease; is 
d iscnmiiiat mg and pi 1 1| on ml, with ,1 1 eteiili\ e nu,-inor\', and e.m entorce his views 
by eogent argiuneiits I'n.m 187,5 to i.SSj, excepting one vear, Mr, l-'utnain was 
ehainnaii ol the demoiiatn stale eominittee ol Neu llainpshire. He came to 
Kansas C 'it >• in August, 1 SS j, where In- has si me Ik ■en in the successi ill practii e ol 
the law, 

lie was m, 111 led Mecemlier j, iS(),s, to Miss Mar\' K Reding, a highly .iccoin- 
plished lady from llaveihill, .\(.n\ 1 l.iuipshire. 



ilON. .ARNOLD KRl'.Ki:!.. 

A (.\ ■. \s i'l /■) 

Ax.\()ld.) K K l'!K I'il ., distill I jmli^. ,,t the western district ol .Missouri, was ap- 
. pointed sm h li\' I'resideiit l.imilii, his ci immissioii heing dated March 9, 
1805. lie was born .Maiih 1 j, 1815, iie.u I ..ingeiiteld, below Cidogne cm the 
Uhine, in I'lnssri; came li. the I'nited Stales in i8;j, and has sim:e resided 111 
the state ot Missouri, in i\liiili his l.ither settled, lietiM'c emigrating he had 
received a village-school edmation, to \\lii( h he adiled three years of instruction 
III .S.iiiil C'liai les College .VmoiiL; olliei studies, inllmiued thereto b\ I'resiilent 
I'iehliiig, who had ch.iigi- o| the college, he slndii'd mathematus, and early 
became a sniA'eyor; was <ippointed I'liited St.ite-, deputv surveyor, and was twice 
(dec ted count v sur\-evor ol Saint ("liai h s i Miiiit\ In 1 84J he was elected a justice 
ol the peace, .Soon alterw.inl he 1 omiiiem ed the stml\' ol the law, was admitted 
lo piactici' in 18. |^, and st'ttled in "i.iiiit t.liarles. lie held the ollici- ot (.it\' ami 
ioniit\ altoiiiev ,1 number ul yi;ais In i8:,o he established the ".Saint t'hai les 
1 )eino( rat." and edited the p.ipei a number ol years In 1852 he was elected a 
member ol the lei;islatuie Im S.iiiii C'li.ules couiit\, and voti'd tor the tirst appro- 
priation made b\' the state ol .Missouri loi railroad purposes. He li.is been an 
ardent advocate <d the inleiiial i 111 pi o\ eineiit svslein ol Missouri. ( )n the break- 
ini; out III the rebellion he enlisted in the hoin.- guards i,| S.iiiit Ch.ii les comity, 



THE lU'XCll AXn B\R OF MrSSOI'RI CITIES. 



2Sq 



out ol w liiiin ho < ui^.ini/rd a n'i_;inicnt Im ai \\\r scrvirc, was elected colonel, and 
seivcd iluiiiit; llu- \\ai. lie \\,is a iiuin lu-r ul llir cunsl il ntiniial convention ol 
iSd^, liei anu' its |>icsi(lcnl, and I'lliiuarv i i, iSd^, signed llie ordinance ol enian- 
lipalion, l)\' wliicli llie sla\'fs ol Missouri wei-e set I ree. While the Constitutional 
convention was still in st-ssi.in, I'lesident lancohi a|)|ioinled him one of the tede- 
ral judges, as stated, wlii( li niailc it niic^sai)' !<■ ienio\e ti'oni Saint Charles 
County, m the eastern distri. t ol Missiain. to the western distiict He located at 
lelleison City, and resided there until tlie district was di\'iik-d, when he removeil 
to Ivans. IS C"il\', where he now n-sidis In \^^t^. uliih- at |eliei"son City, he took 
a leadinL; [)art ui the o]-i;an i/ation ol .1 inlured sthoul, and in 1S66, together with 
Colonel I'^ostcr, organized tlu' picsent Linciln Institnte When Colonel Foster' 
removed Irojn lelfersoii Cil^', the institute was |it[ in his antl the luinds ol a lew 
Will wishers. lie stood liv it with time and means, the hitter being mainly fur- 
nished li)' eastern friends, (■"or ten years he li-c Inn d free ot cli.iige to the normal 
classes of tin- inslitule on ii\il government .ind jjulitieal i-coiiomv, delivering (Ml 
an average one hundred leituies each \ear. The stale <>f Missouri .lided the 
'work li\ an approiiri.il ion ol ,S5,ooo annually, ,nid .1 lew years since ad(jpted it as 
one ol its uorm.il si Imiils, and now maintains it as siu h, with a liberality which 
does credit to the slate. The judge insists tli.it since the ccdored people have 
been supplied with teachers ol their own race, education among the colored pe<j- 
ple has m.ide great progress While ,in enthusi.isi educationally, he is specially 
so regai'iling the colored people, loi'king tn il ,is .iiuoiig the best and most direct 
means to overcome, or at least mull il v, the r.iei- pn iblem. 



ALIU'.Rl' C. WIDDICOM I'.i'.. 

A'()(),\ ;■// //:, 

'^T'^IIl'] gentleman whose name we have placed at ihe head of this sketch is a 
1 siiii (i| the late Robeit Wiild ii ( aiibe, wlui was burn 111 1 )i*'vonshii'e, lingl.iiid, 
ill 171;!), e.iiiie to this ((iuiili\ .iboiii i.S.'S. m.irrieii Mar\' S (lallaway, a native of 
I'.sNcx eoiinl \ , M.iss,ii luisells, and w.is living in W.i- 1 1 i ugti Ml, 1 )i strict ot Columbia, 
u hen Albert wa-^ born, August 5, 1 S4 1 , Robert Wiildicombe was a merch.mt for 
several years, and was alterw.iid an emplo\e 111 examining the ,ic(inints in the 
I'nited Sl.ites tieasur\' at Washington, wlu'ie lie died in 1.S76, 

.Mr W iddici unbi' read law at Washiiiglon, in theolficeid' Thomas 11, Dotlge, 
,iiid was .iboiil prepared to be .idiiiitted lo pr.a lice when the civil war broke out. 
In i.Suj he raised a Compaii\' ol lulaiiti) .il .\ li x.ind 1 i.i and Washington, and went 
into the arnu' as captain (lunpanv IJ. idtli m L;inienl \Mi'ginia infantry, lie served 
about a \a'ar, when the regiment w.is mustereil out 

Mr. Widdiciunbe was licensed lu practice.' in |.iiuiar\', i.So,j, and immeilialely 
opened ,111 iiliice at liooiuille, where for Iwent)' \eai's he has h,id a creclitabie 
sI.iiuIiiil; in llie first jiidici.il 1 in nil llis business <',\teiids inlu the feder.d c.miiIs 
17 



290 Till- lUXCIl AXn B I A' (>/• AriSSOrA'/ CITIES. 

nf this stale, as well as into all tin- statr cnurts. and iid man at HounvillL- has 
aiailc a i K-ancr 1 (.■(_■ nd as a |ii"ai 1 h 1 ni; a Hi am \ I l<- niakis .1 pailial spec lally ot 
lami litii^aliun, anil lias lin-n iianaikaM \' snri cssliil IK- has i;i'cat cni-if;')' and 
iintiiini,; industry, and his |)i,i(tui' li.is I us 1 nnc i|iiitr lucrali\a\ He is L-slL-cmcd 
li\' till- |Ji ijfi'ssii 111 a safe and disi ia;rl ronnsiliir, and in his [ji iparaliiin and man- 
aL;cmcnt nt rasrs iiu'i ilvim^ hind litlrs ,ind tln-ir inlniacics, he has lUi suin-riur in 
ci-iural Missiinn, 

Mr. WiddiciimlK' was .1 didci^atc to the n.itiiMial ii m vcntiun whirli met at li.il- 
timme in 1.SIJ4, that renuininated I'lesideiil l.inroln lie is an ( )dd -hellou, and a 
past grand in the urdi/r. 

The wife iif Mr. Wiihlin an lie was Miss Siisan P. Iledriik, nf l'"a\ette county, 
Imliaiia, their marriage lakiug phu e Nnvemln-r j<S, 1865. Tlie)' ha\e tiuir ( hil- 
dreii. Mrs W'iddiei iinlie is a mendier ul the i'lpisroii.il Churih, where the family 
worship 

eii.\i<i.i'.^ s. cknsulR. 

INDI PI-.NDKXCi:. 
ll.\RLl':S SUMMER t.■k^■SI,l■.k was in. in August 21, 1S56, ill tile town of 



C 



Maretdlns, ()niindaga eiaiiilN', .\ev\ \'iii"k, hiMUg a son id C'niiudl and Nancy 
W. 1 1 )nnla|i) C"i ysler. I lis in,il<i ual grandtathei', (lis nge I )iiiilap, was one of the 
largest land nwiieis .is well ,is luie iit the oldest and must lionoied citi/ayis in his 
enunty, a man \\ liiise exielli'iit ipialities 1 ■! mind aiul iieart were well matched b)' 
a superb plusupie. C'uriiell t"r\slii was alsu a nati\e of ( )iiundaga count)', and 
was a Well known member ut the New \'oi k bar He was for many yeiiis a law 
partner ol ludgc- IIeiii\' M. Ri igel, nt Svr.uiisi-. 

Alter the breaking diil m| tin- uai, ami in ies|iiinse to the c^ill tor troops, he 
raised company 1), New \'iiik inlanti\, and jnined the I2J(1 reguneiU. He served 
as captain through all campaigns iinlil after the battle of Antietam, leaving the 
service with health greatlv impaired lie soUL;ht relii 1 in'change ot climate and 
with his family remii\ed to Independence, Mi--souri. llis son, Charles Sumner, 
w.is .it this lime .ibonl ide\iii yr.iis ol aL;e. llis eilnc.itii in, which li.id begun in 
the pablii schools ol .Syr.u use, ,iud al Onond.ig.i Ai.-.ideiny, was continued at the 
ludepeiuleuce public sciiool, .md in higher haiglish br. inches, and in ihe chissics, 
under his lather's able supervision, 

l)iiiing the succeeding \imis ol bo\hi)od he gained consider.ible knowledge 
and experience ol farm lile, m.inagliii; Ihe home phue for months togetlu'r, wiien 
circumstances m.ide il iiecess.ii\. 

lie atlerw.ird Idled a clcrksliip in the [xislollice at Independence, and later 
the pijsition of bookkeeiier lo .1 firm m Saint Louis. The determination to ailojU 
the legal profession u.is eai 1\' fi.xed in his mind, and with this purpose before 
him he de\-iite(l all leisure liiiie lo llie slinl\ ol l.iw I'in.illy, resigning his situa- 
tion 111. It he miglil L;i\e hiin^i II hill\ to Us |iiirsiiit, he entered the l.iw ollice ol 



THE BF.XCII A.\D BAR OF MISSOl'KI CITIES. 



291 



Coniinnci aiul SIhvit, a linn widely kmiwii 111 ^v^■^u■lll .Mis>(_jiiri. Here he gaiiieii 
miK li praclii a! knovvledi;!; while (< jni|)li:l mil; lll^ sluilie-i. lie was admilteil to 
I lie liar in June, i.Syy, at Kansas Cil \', iiy I liai S II. \\'(iu(U(ji], jndj^e, ami in Oeto- 
Ker 111 llie saim.' year was nniled in iiianiai^e lu Miss llaniet li. CliiKl, ut Wey- 
hridge, Vernniiu, a lady ut I'luilaii anresliy, lieiiit; a Inieal desi.endaiit (jl William 
Brewster. Slu- is a lad\ nl lii^h aecennplisliinen Is. and <ui artist ut considerable 
aliility. 

Mr. Crysler is regarded as a tlioroiighly si>iiiid lawyer, well infiirnied in the 
various branches of his protession, and an extelieiit adx'ocate. He is a man of 
niHisuall)' line presence, and his manner as a speaker is at once forcible, graceful 
ami convincing. Possesseil ol imh mntable energ\ and perseverance and of sterling 
integrity, he linds his reward in a large and coiistantl)' incrt-asing practice. Mi" 
Crysler is toml of ont-door spoits, and is an adept at casting ii Iiy, a line sh(;t, a 
[earless swimmer, and skilllid oarsman lie is alscj load ot literature and the 
drama. 



HON. \)V. Wli' I' C. M.l.l' N. 

/.//.'A/v'/'l 

MR. Ald.l{N is a proniiiieiil kiw\er, of liteiai\' tastes and acquirements. 
He devotes ilis leisure lime lo ihe puisuit of literature; has made himselt 
tamiliar with the best Ivnglish .lulhois, and li.is a. ipilred a slvle ol pure linglish, 
elevated in its tone, easy and giacelul. llis m.uiagement ol a case is always 
shrewd and well ]ilanued, He is a loiinidable opponent. His examination ol a 
siibjei I is exhaustive, and in a case i., w liitli In- has given his iiuiture deliberiition, 
he is usuidiv louiid to be corii-ct 111 the ciairls o| linal resort 

Mr, Allen is ^1 lUitive of Missiniii; born 111 Clav county, Ni.ivember li, 1855. 
He has lived there all ol his lile. with the exception of about three years. His 
lather, Sliubael Allen, was a ualne of ( Ir.uige (ouiilv'. New Vink, lemoviug lo 
Missouri in I1S17. His mother, belore marrnge, was Miuah Avie.,s Trigg, ol Ken- 
tiK'ky She immigr.ited to Missouri with her lather in 1 .S 1 S The aucestrv ol 
i\li, .Allen ,ire ol haiglish- W'eNJi eslr.u liou, and on both sides have beiui in this 
count 1 \' lUi ae I h,i 11 ,1 hundred .iiid li 1 1 \' ye.ii s I le receiv eil I he benelil ol excel lent 
primary .iiid academic ediuatioii, .uul eulered Willi, im Jiwell College, and .grad- 
uated thereat with fust honors in nS^s, 1 )iiiii)g tlie ensuing" year he was eugagetl 
in teaching, and was principal ot the |ireparatoiy department of Masonic College, 
at Lexington. Me then devoted a year to the study of history, literature, and the 
elements ol law. 

Ill the summer of 185H he eiitereil the oflii e of the late Richard R. Rees, of 
Leavenwijrth, Kansas, — sometimes appearing in cases in leuiit, — where he assid- 
uciuslv a|iplied himsell to tin- stud\' ol the law until May, i.Sdo, He liegan prac- 
tici" at 1 abei ty that year, \\ hei e he continues to ja at In e, and has a tt, lined a hi.gh 
rank at the bar, He was (.lecled piosecutiug atloiiiey ioi the lillli judicial cir- 



292 THE HI.XCI! AXD H.\k OF MlSSOl'h'I C/7/F.S. 

(iiil <;t till- stall' ill Niivcml Ml , i.Sdo. In l.iiin.iiy, i<'^75, in' uMs (.Imscn, witluuit 
(j|i|)(isilicin, in cdiiniHtn'n \\iili lldii I'. II Xintiin, In ii|irrsiiil llic lliiicl m n.ilo- 
ii.il (listi K I, UMiipiiM il ul 1 1 II 1 I Mini lis I ■! C lay. (-1 mil 111 ami I'lallc, ill llu; LMnstiUi- 
lii iiial euiivrnliuli calKil 1(1 nil ii ill Ma)', i.'^ys. ^vlnii' li is ability was acknovvledj^i'd. 
lie was placed on the luiiiin litres un ediic.ilnm and leL'.islalive deiiartiiient. In 
i.S6()~07 he was an oliiei'i d th<.' Kansas Cily ^md Canieiun Railroad C'onip.iny, 
and assisted in seeming the i oust rin I ii in ,it its lotid, snue known as the Kansas 
L'lty hiaiieh of the I hiii 11 ib.il and Saint Josi ph railroad, from C'anieron tluoiigli 
C lintoii and Cl.i)' (.Diinlies, to K, ins, is City, lie was loi ten yeajs one ol the 
trustees ol William [euell College, and has earnestly cooperated in the promotion 
ol its iiUi'iests. 

lie is a firm friend ol liee, popular education, and favors an increase of 
the facilities for the accpiisit ion of scieiititic education 111 the West. Mr. Allen 
was married in Ma\', i.S(j|, to .Mi>s h^niilv I'- S(.-tlle, ot K.iy county, Missouii, and 
has three children 

JOHN II. I'ucn. 

I'A'JOX. 

J()IIN' HI'l.NKX' I'rCill has \ti-v\\ a practicing lawyer in iM'ankliii county since 
the I lose ol the cull wai.aud is one of that class ol men whose chariicter 
and career tend to ele\'atc the piolession in the eyes ol the people, lie was horn 
ill Decatur, Illinois, llecendui ;u, 1 .S v^. I'ciiii; a son ol Isaac C, uiid I'dvira !'.. 
((ioiin) I'li^li, both naliMs ol Kciilnck\, Mis hither was a |)ioniineiU tainier in 
Illinois, a counly oflicii at several pciiods ol his lile, served one term in the 
Illinois leL;islalii re, and w .IS po>tiii,istei .It I )e( .it nr at the time of his death, in iSyO. 
1 le raised a lej^iineiit .it 1 he opeiimi; ol tlieii\il w ar, conimandin^ it a while, and 
comiiis; out of the w.ii as ,1 biii^.idici i;eiiii.d. This br.iuch of the I'ui;li bimil)- 
are ol Welsh extraction, .md \e,\ e.iiiy settlers ill Virginia. Tile inateriial great- 
Urandlathei of our snli|ei i w.is idenlilied with the slruunle lor iiidepciideiKe. 

John 11. I'n.nh received a Inst class haii;lisli education in the e.xcelleiU public 
schools ol Uecilui, includiui; .ilgebi.i, L;eoineti\, 1 1 igdiuniietry, etc, beiilt;' reaieil 
on the f, inn lie lead hiw.il 11 1 st \\ illi I aplaiii I 'osl, then with J iidge (,Jallanhei , 
and was admitted to the bar ol llecatui in the spring of 1862. He was the (irst 
internal revenue assessor 111 M.u (ui county, of wdiich Decatur is the seat ot justice, 
and was holding that ollice in i-'^^i^, when he resigned it to come to l'"raiikliii 
county, where he now li\es, halting .it lirsl at Washington, and settling at Union 
in the summer of iJ^dd lleie he has been in steady practice for eighteen years, 
going into all the courts ol the stale, and making a siH-cialty ot real estate, ha\'- 
iiig also a general practice, lie is a man ol stanch iiUegrily. 

Mr. Pugli is greatly interested in ediualional mailers, and has been a school 
director nearly all the tiiiie he has resided in I'liioii. 1 le secured the iiilrodui lion 
ol i oinforlable seals ,uid other deient luiniuire in the school house, and has 



THE PEA'C// AX/) f^.lA' ('/ Af/.SSOI'A'/ (777ES. tq^ 

l.ihiiicil /call lusl V and iintiriiiL;! y lu imIm- tin- i harac tcr nl the- public schoiil, in 
wliu h laiidalilr rndcavm In- lias snci cidi-d .idiniraliK', l>i-iiit; .sccoiuK-d hy a ti-w 
olIiL-r tli(JLiL;lil t 111 and ci insidi-rati rili/ini Mr i> slill <liairniaii of Ihr silmol 
hoard, lie li.i> held (jiIrt l.ual ullii c -,, siirli as tiiuiislii|) ti iistce, etc., and is one 
(il llic liKist usclul citi/cns ot I'liiiiii vill.ii;"c 

IK- IS ij 11 lie |ii 1 am lie lit and ai ti vi' as a | h >lil u iaii, lieiiiL; ill airman n( the re|iiib- 
lic.in cniiiil\' iiiilral i uininiltee, ami vwis a (ireeley .iiid Hi.iwn elector in 1M7.'. 
lie is a Knii^lil Teniplai in iMasonis'; has been inastir ol the local lodge three or 
four terms, and belongs to llie Saml l.oiiis Commandeiy, No, i.and held the po- 
sition ot disliiit lecturer and dislinl depnl\' grand master lor several years, 

Mr, Pugli has a coinpleti- absti.ul ol the tith'S to e\ery foot of land in I'laiik- 
lin count)', a \c-r\' x'alnable iKu iiinenl 

lb- uas maiiied in Ma\ , iMiu, to Miss Sophia W, Wood, daughter of I )eae<jii 
Cieorge Wojod. of the Baptist Cdiuiih, l)ecalni", and lliev lia\'e four sons and two 
ilaughters, Mrs, Pugh is a worths' member (i| the Baptist Church, and the whole 
family arc cliurch-going people 



JAMKS :\. SrURl.OC'K. 

r/:/vs I // //• ,s' 

IAMI'lS A(_)1'1I,A Sl'l'KI,()rK has bi'.n a piactiiiiig lawyer in Missouri loi.a 
ipiarter ol a centiirv. and a iiieiiiber ol llie Mcjigan c<Miiity bar since i.S()4. 
Ills business is in all the loiiiis, slate ami lederal, .iml ol all kinds, civil and 
criminal, as is usual in couiili\' pi ai lice, lie bears an excellent name for care in 
his business, lidelity to his clients, and iiprighlness ol |iurpose. 

Mr, Spurlock was born in Camion iiaint\, Tennessee, Xoveniber 20, 1^125, 
being a son of |osiah Spmloi k, a laiiner and stiiek dealer, a nati^'e of Virginia, 
and I. call (Maiiier) Spurlock, a native ol Keiiliick\', The gr.indtather of James 
was Ifiiiiv Spnrloi k, a soldier in llie < i ait ineiilal arniv, |ames Ti'Ct'ived an aca- 
demic eiliKation ,it liiiell Aiadenu 111 W'aiieii comil y, 'I'ennessee, and taughl a 
selei I sclniol I w o s^■^•,^ons, lie le.id l,i\\ ai .Mt .Minii\ille, Teniicssi'e; was there 
admilted lo llie bar 111 No\eiiib(i, i.S|(i, ,\\\t\ aUei pr.icticmg twelve years at 
( jaiiu'sborough, |ackson i.oniilv, he hit his iiati\'e slate and came to Marslllield, 
Webster county, Missouri (i,S5S), I here he remained until 1M64, when he settled 
in his present home, the county seat ol Morgan, lb did wt-ll at Marshfield, and 
lias tlone well here, being liberall)' rewarded lor the pains he took in preparing 
himself fur the practice ol ihe law, and for his diligence in, and feallv to his pro- 
fession. He is the autli(M- of Iwo books. 

Some )'ears ago Mr, SpnrloL k held the oHice ot countv treasurer one term, the 
only civil olFice, we understand, ill, it he has held in the state. He is thorouglily 
wedded to his professicni. He is a greenliack politician, and a Master Mason. 

The wife of Mr. Spurlotk was Miss Clariiida Talbol, a iiati\'e of Tennessee, 



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rirf. /.■/• \ ( // AM) ii\i< oh MissorKi cities. 



ll]i'\- bciiin iiiairicii A|iiil _'o, u^^:;. 'l'hi-\ lun.i.' Icii cluldrcii liviiii;, ami have lu^l 
llnx'f. riR-y lia\i' taken .1 ;;iial lUal >il |>aiii> tn rdiualc llieii rhililirn ami In 
uai I la- 111 III imi iisii i, Ills ami \ii 1 mills lialiil s, ami lia\ c maasiun In rejciii i- ill I lie if 
aiiiess N iilwillislamliiiL!, Iiis laii^eaml iii-eessai 1 1 \ ixiiensive laiilily, Mr Spiir- 
liiek IS in very ei mili u Lahle c in uiiislaiiees, tlie lesiill ul ,1 lile (jl imhisli)' ami 
|irii(k'nee, 

kill- US j. i)l".l..\N(). 

SAI \ ■/■ 1 OL Is 

r~) ri'l'S Jl'DAlI i)l';i,.\N'(), .me e,t the laisy meiliheis of the Saint I,oui;> 
V liar, dales his hiilli 111 llie c it\' nl l)a\tciii, ()hio, Mav 10, iS^j, Ills lather, 
William I 1 lelaii'j, a JMiirnalisl l)\' pri ilessinn, was lienii in Washnintnn, l>islrii.t 
wl C. iliimlii.i, lie lieim; .1 smi ol |mlali i)elami, a Xii^inlan liv liiilli, ami a enublii 
111 linn l"( ilumliiis l)i-i.ini), ex-i Dininisshnier nt iiitiin.il re\'enne 1 he miillicr 
nl einr suli|eet was l'eiielci|ii- ()(llin, ,1 n,ili\e ul l),ivle)ii, ()liiu, her tiilher helng 
linn I'etir ()ilhn, a prnniimiu Liwyer I'he l.imiU' eanie In S,iint i.niiis in iI^'Si^ 
ami linlh parents have sima- died 

Mr, l)elann was edmaled at Waslimmmi I ' iii\ ai sil) , Saint Lniiis, takiim his 
tlet^rce in ci\il enijineerini; in nS;^;, and in law in n'^/j. lie [ir.ietieed smiie in 
eiliruieei im;, clniiiiL; \',u .it inns, while pinsiiiiiL; his seientitic studies, lie npened 
^\{\ nlliee in Aiii,;nst, I'^jy, and in ,1 slimt time Iniill up ,i lair practice, wliieh has 
li.id ,1 steady urnwth, because lie attended tn his business prompti)', and with 
lidelilv tn the interests nl Ins i lients, 

.\ gentleman wlin has known .Mr iHlaiio since earh' manhood speaks ol him 
as a "ililigeiit law stmleiit, ami slmlimis since he was admitted tn |)racti(,e," as 
havini^ "cultivated bnih miml ,ind bnilv, being at one perind a nnted athlete," 

.Mr. l)el,inn is nl" the linn nl" |niii^ .iiid Del.iiin, the Inrnier alteiuliiig lo the 
criminal bi.inch nl their pi.utai, the l.ittei In the i i\'il, Tliev have a g'Ooil 
business in both branches, ,ind cmistitnte ,1 liighlv reputablu lirni. 



Al.\ I' I III' W IIOL.AM). 

iWI.I I'OkM.l. 

M.VT'ril l-'W 1U)I,A \'l I is a ynung hiw yer nl 1 ml nsl rious habits and am bit inns 
aims. lie has .1 \;^'.\itK\ libr,ii\, cnnsideriiig his age, and, licst nl all, lie is 
making good use nl it, Ileim- the Impes nl his liieiids in his success, lie was 
bom in the city of .Saint laniis, August jj, 1.S5J, and is the only child now living 
ol 'I'liomas and Lucy (linrkel liolaml, ddiey were from Ireland, auel are yet ali\'e. 
Matthew was educated ,it the S.iiiit l.nuis cathedral and the Saint lamis uni- 
versity; read law with I'almiind ISiirke, nl C'alifnrnia, .Monitc.iu County; .ittt-iuled 
one Course ol lectures at the .Saiul l.niiis Luv schnnl, and sinic iJS;.^ has been lU 



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piaitiic al liis [ircsciu Iimiik-. liis l)iisiiic->s licin'^ ini:iC(.'ll,ini_-oUi, and mainly in llie 
ic Mil ts in Ml in i Iran o mnl \ I li- is \Tr\' d il iL;i'nl ; never ;ilii;iils a I n lel (U" any |iai"l 
' a I M an( li 1 ■! Ins pi aelu'e. an. i liasi;aineil lln- liillesl c inirulmu e 1 il liis clients in 
his lail 111 n Iness. 

Mr. Hiilaml has liecn ( 1 1 v allnrney the last luni uj- live years, and that, if we 
mistake n.it, is the only ti\'il nHne he has held. lie \'i)l-es the demoeratic ticket, 
but is 111 it ^\\\ .icti\'e |ii ilit 1. ian, I I is pn ilissii ui is his pride, and In that he j^i ves 
his time and his enei;:;ies. lie is cwniiei teil with lames li, Ila/.ell 111 the abstract 
and cuiiwyaiuinL; busiinss, llie\ ha\inn the cjids' abstract ol the land in the 
i.iiml)-. 111 this branch he is als.i dniiiL; well. 

Ml" Hidaiid is a Roman Callmlic, beiiiL;" burn and reared in that faith, and is 
living, we believe, a life c.nisish nl with Ins (.'h 1 ist ia II pn ilessirai. 



JOHN W ADSWOR rii MOOl^iK. 

. \ / /.'i'K.V/.-l 

JOHN WAUSWt )RT11 .MdOkh;, linn i.t Mdure anil W'llli.mis, is ilescended 
from patriotic New k'ni^land l.imiln.-s. his m.Uernal i;i aiulfather and some of 
his patirnal i;i"eat-nnclcs pai In ipal ihl; in I he Ioiil;, 1 ilood v and s nc( ess fit I striinnles 
to tree the (oloiiics tioiii the Ihilish \(ike lie is a son 1 1\ j'ili/iir 1). ^\\\i,\ llarriet 
( W'.idsw'oi t h) Muoie, and was lioin at roM.ind, llainpdcii ioiint\, Mabsacliiu>etfs, 
March 12, I .S_io. His father was burn in the same place, and his mother in Hart- 
ford, (■oiinei tictit, she beini; a descendant ol I lie Wailsw an tlis who \vt;re very early 
and proiiiiiieiith' idcntilied with the history ol that state. 

The sullied of these briel notes W'as educated at the Suffield Institute, ileur 
Hartford, the Westtield (Massachusetts) Academy, and Williams College, leaving 
at the end of the freshman vear His lather was a larnnr, and reared his chil- 
dren in h.ibils of imlnstrx' While pursuing his studies <mii subject t.mi^lil schcml 
1 ine 1 n' two te'rms. 

In i.^S- he went to the stale ol I'aliloinia b\' the isthmus route, and spent six 
or sc\-i-ii \cais in miniii;;, pi osprcl iii^. '[c In i.S:;,S he look a tiip into ( fregoii 
and W'ashim^ton territor\, extending it across the Cascade .\I( iiintaius towanl the 
l'"ia/i-r Ki\ei" in Hrilish Aiueriia; but his pait\' was bioni.;lil to a hall on ticccnint 
of hostile Indians. He returned lo California mi a mule, alone, a distance ol 
more than a thousand miles, and to his nali\e state in l)ecend)er, 1851), having 
had tair snecc'ss, and tin e.xperience in (.imp and frontier life that has been of 
great bendil in siibse(|ni-]it ve.iis 

Mr. Mome studied his prolession at Westlield, with (iillette an<l Stevens, and 
also one tei'm at Il.irvard law school. He was admitted to the bar in i.Soi, and 
was beginning the practici- in Massachusetts when the ci\'il war began. In Sep 
tember. iSni, hecmlisted as lirst lieutenant m t:oinpan\' V, iytli regiment Massa- 
cliiis(-iis iiilantiw; was piomolecl to the' rank ol captain 111 l"ebinar\', i.Sdj, and 



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/'/// lUXi'll ,\\t) liAK Ol MISSOrui (7y//:S. 



( iiinnnssiiuicil ina|(ir in Jiiiir, i,Si)) liis n'lMinciU (i|RM'atc(l niaiiih' iii Nmlli 
("aioliii.i ,111(1 Virginia Al 1 '.-Ici si mi '.;h. in jiiin-, iS(i.|, In: w.is \S(iiinilr(l In lii-, lili 
li.inil Ilr «.is innsl. Mil iml nl \'r\\ I i.-i in\ N.nlli ('.iiulina, M.ucli (j. 1X115, niiil in 
Jill) ul llir s.iiiir )'iMi si-llliil .il t'.ilili Miii.i, Monilcm luimly, 

'I'wii \iars liffoiT 11)1111111; line -Jniir u, iSn; — ho Jjail man i(;il, al WcsLlk-lil, 
Cliaili.Iti- \\'liilnc\- t'nilis, and tin \- lia\c- sIn rliildicn, iimst 'il lln-ni ciii^anril In 
sriiii'iiii; I lirii' cilncal n hi 

{'III' piai licr III Ma|in Mipini' is i^iiirral, am! cxlcMcIs Intu tlie scvci'al rouiUlcs 
iiuliiilnl in his |iulirial i iii nil W'r h arn limn his iirlL;iil)(irs, u'hi.i air Wt'll cinal- 
ilu-il III |iu1l;c, that he is ma niily a sniiinl ami siiccrsstiil LnvytT, Init is |)|-oiiipl 
ami cniim-ntlN- ti iistw 1 ntli y, ami stands hiL;li in rit-ilit .i\M\ iiiiiral, as wifll as li-,tcal, 
i hai ai. Ici 

Major Mniiir was iii'i'iiit alti)riK-\' in 1 SdS iSyj, ami as such was an active and 
cliicicnl |>i list tutor. ills |iol 1 1 us arc 1 ciml lin an, and torttii \'cais In- was chair- 
man ol till- miinty central coininittee ol his |Mit\. We cannot learn thai he ever 
neglected a clieiil tor .1 |iiilil u ,il canwi^s. lie is a Kuvai Arch .Mason, a member of 
the I'l cslivteriaii Chun h, ,\i\i\ ,1 man ol slci linij worth In the ioinmnnit\'. 



.1/ U\i\ 

SII)\'|{\' (j. I)R()L"i\, hiwyei and joninalisl, was l)orii in Cleveland, ( )liio, 
Ainil 10, i.'^i;. ills |iaients, I'Jca/ei A and Marj;,iretlti (I'lalt) Hrock, were 
raised 111 I'laltsI jii ri^li, New ^ 01 L, ,ind his lather was mie id the lead 11 11; Inislness 
men III Cleveland, lieiiir; c-nnai^cd in dilli rent maiuit'actnriujr cnterinises. I'p lo 
the agent sixteen Sid mv attemled the | in I die and high si. h 00 Is of Ills nati ve I'it)', 
Irom wliiili he wasgiadnated in 1^35. Si.\ years latei ( | une, 1 S51)) he was gradii- 
ated at AllegliaiU' College, Meaikille, I 'ei 1 iis\ K aiua, receiving Iwool the highest 
honors- the class lioiini ol (ireek s,dntaloi\, ,iml the Itaztdline prize gol)lel 
lor excellence In I'.iigiish composition, wliii h w.is open lor competition to all stii- 
den Is In tin- college. 

Altei lieing giadii.iled Mi laock entered the oirice of lliiani ( irlswold, of 
Cde\'eland, liecoiniiig al the same lime connected with the hn^' college of that 
illy, ami wds .idmitted lo the liar In May, iSiu In the anlninn of that year he 
leciniled a compaii)' loi the dylh regiment ot ()lilo Infantry; was made adjtiUmt 
ol the regiment slioitU' alterwMid, and in iNOj was appointed liy (jovernor I'od 
as cajilain ot comp.inx 11, and 111 thai cap.icll) ser\ed In the Potomac army and 
ill the siege ot Charleston, In 1 Shj he was deLilletl on the stalf of (ieileral How- 
ell; served in Iront ol I'etei slni 1 gli and Klchmimd, ,ind was promoled to the 
rank o| inaior, and wllmssed the lall ut Richmond. 

Kelnining lo Clevel.ind, in April, i.Sni), M.ijor I'riick sellled in Macon, Mis- 
souri lie lormed a pai t iiei sh ip wil h ( leiicr.d !•' A. |oiies in the pr.u t ice of law. 



Till: /!/■ \(V/ ixD i!Ai< Oh M!ssori<r a rrKS. 



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,'iih1 I'liik. ill .1 sluirl time, a lui;iilv rcspei ialili- rank at tliu Macon inmUy liar. Ho 
i-i a i;(Miil -,|iiMkcr, anil makes a sliiaii;' alignment liilicr to the c'duit nr jnry. 

Ill 1.S70, in ciinnriliuii witli ilirir law Imisi m-s-,, tlie ([iiii ill Jiiiics .ind Brock 
|iuri liasi'd an ontlu and siarhd ilie Maeon " l\i|iiilil lean," whit li is a vigorous 
iic\vs|ia|icr, ol wliicli Ma|<ir linnk is now the sole |iri;|irictoi, lie makes it an 
alile e\|ionent ol the |iiiiu iple-, ul liie re|iidihi an |iarty. 

lie has a wite and lllii-e ehildreii. 



JOHN A. m.l' X'lNS. 

VhA'S.1 1/ I / s, 

T()ll.\ AIJ':X.\NI)I';K lild^'INS, one ot the y.iunner class of lawyers in 
_' Mnri^an coiinly, is a s. ai ot /..k liariali (.", and Susan S. (I)ull) HIevins, and his 
liiilh is dated at Ahingdon, \\'as|iini;ton eiiiiiuw V'irniiua. ()ctoher 29, iiS6o, Both 
parents are also nati\'es ul the ( )ld |)onunhin. The lamilv came to Missouri in 
iSOS, when |olin was iiiil\ eii;lil s'e.us 'ild, and settled in X'ersailles. The parents 
are still liviiii;, the lather lii-iiii; eiigai^jed in the livi.i"\' liusiness at Aiircjra Springs, 
M iller 1 1 iiint\', Missouri 

The suhject of this Iniel notice supplemented ,1 common-school education 
with iicademic stutlies at Keokuk, Iowa IK- read law at Versailles, under the 
I nsliucl ion ot Hon. Anderson W. Anthoii\', and was liiensed to |iractice liy Kidge 
I'alwards in Ma)', i8Si. .Mr, l'U\ins goes iiitii the criminal and civil courts, and 
has made a good lieginiiing lor iHie so \'oiing in the piolession. He likes the 
piactii(', is studious a\\<\ p.dnstaking, and gi.idnally securing a good clientage. 
I le li.is a good mind, hears aw exctlk-nt cli.ir.uter, and lieing u close sliuleiit, his 
Irieiids have ureal coiilidiiuc in his siicii ss al lln' liar. He held the [Xisition ol 
first assistant in ihe piihln. schools of X'eisailles lor two years. 

Mr. 15levins is in his second term as cilv attorney, and his lirst lenii as school 
I ommissioiicr of Morgan counts, and is prompt in the discharge uf every oliicial 
duly. His politics are deiiuu lalic 



(;i-:()K(,i': a. mahan. 

HA.X.MllAt. 

T\\\\ proscctiting attorney of Marion county, wdiose iitime we have placed at 
the head ol this sketch, is a young man ol dei ided ability, lUid is making a 
veiy successlul lawyer. He waslmrn in t he count\' in which he still li\es, August 
6, 1852, his jiarents being (ieoige \. and Jennie ((jrillith) Midian. They were 
bean in Kentucky. His gieat grandfather was Irom Ireland, and settled in Vir- 
ginia, Irom which state his grandbaher moved to Kentucky 

(ieoige linished hi- ilassiial cduiatinn ,it W.ishingtou Ia'c University, I.e.x- 



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Mii;li>ii, \'iiL;inia, wluic lie sUidiril ihicc \r.iis lie \vm\ l.iw with Kidci ami 
Ml ( '.ilic, 111 r.ilin via ; is ,i l;i ailnatr . il llir law ilc|jaitmciil mI llir I iii vcimIv nl 
Indiana, i lass ol i''~'7-. and ci an inrii. f<l iMailuc at 1 Ian lulial, Janiiai )• i, i^y.v 
lie was eleeled city aLtiiine\' in i.'sys, and held tli.it (jllii e cine teiaii, was eleeleil 
tu liin |ireseiU tuiinly nlliee liy his denmeialic i c mstiliu nts in 1M79; leeleeled 111 
I .S.S I and i.S.S;, and lieiiic is serving his thii'd leini .is priiseentinsj; allmney lie 
is a 111 ight yuiiiiL; law \ia; hasagdnd legal, wel I i n Itivaleil 111 i ml, ea|i,il ile ul miuh 
e\|i.insi.in ; is an aeli\'e and ellieieiit |ii 1 isei iitur, and is ennstaiUly growing in 
slieiiglh and pi i|iularil \', lie is living in a river luw'n, wlnre pre isei nlimis are 
nimieiiiiis, and al limes his diilies are ver\' e.xaeting cjii his lime; lint he is iiidns- 
tiiiiiis am! niethiidie.il, .ind is never 1 auL;lit napping He hears a guud mural 
eliai at ler. and sl.inds well in sm iai eireles 

Mr, Mall, in is ,1 Knval .\rili .XKisiai. Init has held tint lew uHiecs in theinder, 
prelerring In i;i\e his Inm tu the stiid\', as well as prai tiee, i>l his pi ulessinn. 
lie was iiKiri ied May --4, i.^'-i;. 1" Miss Id.i M. Diilany, tlanghtei ul Coluiiel 1). M, 
1 )iil.m\', id I lannili.il. 



II 



ji- i-ij :<so.\ (7/1 

1{NK\' CI.A\' I'WlNdi w.is liiiin in jeriersuii City, August 15, iSjS, lieing 
a sun 111 Kuberl .\. ,iiid |ane (K.inisa)) hlwiiig. lie is a grandsun id Ruh- 
crt M\\ ing, whu was a piiaieer selthi in Kentmkw and ot (ieiier<d Junathan 
Kams.iw \\liii came tu Missouri in iNi;, when il was a tt-riitniv, and settled in 
Calhnva\' rniinlN. 

Idle siili|eet ed this sketi h liiiisli( d Ins ediiL"atioii in tile high sclioul iif his 
iiatue eily; read law with his latliei; was adniitteil In |)ractice at Jettersun City 
in I'^^S-. 'iiif' has lie-eii in ]iiaetiee lu-ie tor imire than thirty years, lie has an 
e.xeellent jiulgnient. is .1 sminil l,iw\ei .ind ,1 s.ile euimselui, and makes a ( lear 
and strung argiiuient, eilhei Inline the luiiit m |iir\ In sulidity nl eh.ir.u ler 
and imaal stamina he has lei siipeiim .11 ihe li.ii nl Cole iiuintv. 

In l.'ssS .^Ir, I'iwillL; w,is m.iiiied lu Miss (uingie t.hiles, nl (ilasgnw, llnwaid 
iniiiUw ihis stale, I'hey li.ive nn children, Mr. liwing was elected allnrney 



• eiier.d III the slate in lS/ 



d held ill, It nlliie niie term - twn \'e. 



us; w'.is 



ideeled III the legishi t n ii; ill 1 S.Sli, ,inil 111 the sessinii Inllnwing w^is eli.iirilian id 
the enmmitU'e nn li.inks ,ind em pm, it inns lie is a strong denmerat, .mil a man 
nl mm II inlliieni e m his |Kiils ; .md m i.SjO he was chairm.in of the state eeiitr.il 
e'nmimttee, managing the e.invass whieh carried the state Uir ddlden and lleii- 
dricks by a very largi' m.ijniity, 

Mr, lowing was appninled enratm nl ilie university by Governor Wundsmi; 
has been one of the trustees i.l the inslitiitimi lor the education of the blind since 
1S77, and was l<ir \'e.irs one ot the lisli i mnmissioiiers of the state. In iS.Sj he 
was a delegate to the li nth n.ilinnal cniileienee nl charities and correction, licKl 



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at I ,iiuis\i ll(_-. In NciVfiiil ii'i- 111 llic s.imi- \cmi he vv.is a|i|i(iiiiti-(l siiprcniL' cmut 
ci iimiiissiiJiiiT, 111 lill till' v.h ,uu\ iMUsril li\ tlh- ilr.illi i>l t "1 lUuil issi. mrr W'iiishiW 
I li IS IS ,1 iiru' liclil 111 \\ liu h li I r' (I I isc III Inn {ih I H i.i I 111 iili I, .1 IK i I lie scii-i I ic m 
w.is |jiiiin|)l .iiiil \\ isi- 

III- is .1 iiiiiiiliiT of till' M'lhi iilisl Cliiirili Sdiilli, and one of tlu: prominent 
Kuiiira III llial rrl iL;"ioiis lio(l\- in llic slalr lii- was a di-lci^ali- to tiir ncniTal 
con Irrrni (■ wliii'li met al Allania (icoit;ia, in tS-^H 



J( )IIN C. C.AC.]',. 

A. I. vs. I. s i7/y. 

J()I1N C'l'Tri'iK CAOI-. IS a iialive of New I 1 a m pslii re, lie was Ixnn in 
1 'ell lain, A I 111 I jo, 1 .S ^5, I lie son ol l'"iye ( iai;e ami i\e/iali (Cutter) Ciaj^e. I le 
lie^an his eihu ation in tlie |iiiI)Im si liools, am 1 litleil f( a- college at Phillips Aead- 
eniy, Andovia'; enteied I )arlniiailli Collide jn 1X5.', and was niadnated froni 
llaiAMid L'ollege in iS^d lie 1 ead law 111 the office of S. A. I'lown in Lowell. 
Massa<'hnsetts ; was admilted to the liar in Se|iteml>er, ii'^^S^i; went to Saint l.oiiis 
in the aiitninn ol that \a'ai, and came to Kansas City 111 March, i^>59, tdmmenc- 
iiig prai til e liy liimsell In iSno he lorm.d a partnership with W. C. Woodson, 
which continued until i So 1 lie formed .1 paitneiship \\'ith William Donglas in 
lo'ij, \\hich was dissolved 111 tSiu), He then liecame associated with his present 
|). Miner, Santoid 15. Lad<l, .ind in iS.Si Mr. Sm.dl was admitted to the p.irlner- 
sliip 

Mr. dage is an aliie m.iu in i\'ery de|iai tment of his prof<.-ssion, fertile in liis 
resources, and eiiergetic in the cxei ntion ol his plans, wiiicli are .dways carefully 
prepared. IIi- li.is a legal mind ot high order, (U'iginal m its methods, powanfnl 
III lis grasp, and compreheiisixa .iiid thorough lie 1^ profound, and masteiol 
,iil llie snlilleiies of his piofessiou. At the Slate Bar Association, Indd in the 
suinmei ol iS.S^, at Sweet Springs, Mr. (lage was chosen its picsideiil 



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JOHN M. W I 1,1, 1 A M.S. 

t\IA//-OA.V/.l 

OllN MORROW WILLIAMS, ol the Hun of Mooa- and Williams, is a son 
ol ( ieoi ge ,iiid I )orc.is ( Moi row ) Wi lliaiiis, ,ind dates his liirth ( )clolier d. I ■"-! (.5 
Ilis lather was a tanner tiom the North ol Irel.ind, and his motlu-r was liorn in 
Washingtiui ((Jimty, !'enns\l\ania. lie h.id a common, and limited high-school 
ediualioii, and in Angnsl, i.Snj, enlisti-d as a private in the ij.'d ( )hio infaiUr\', 
,111(1 seiAed ne.iiK' ihree yi'ars, lieing proinoled to sergeant, liist lieutenant ^ind 
(.iplain lie w,is in lielwe. n l\\enl\' and lliiiU li.ittles and skirmishes, and was 
mwer \\ 1 >ii iided. 



^,oo 



THE IVXCII WD /.'.//.■ ('/■ M/SS(U'h-/ C/T/E^. 



On idiiiinj^ out ul llic sciakc he taiinlil s( honl diic term, ami in Sf])tenil)er, 
iSdd, lie ( amc t(i this stall- and srltlcd ni Ins pixsrnl Imnu-, wIilTC lie ix\nl law, 
anil was aclinitlrd in tlic liar in i.SOS, sin.<- wliiih d.iU- he has been in piaeLue in 
Miinilean i mini \, and ihr ad|'aniiii; (oiinlus, inakini^ a i lean and praise worth)' 
reiiird in ihe lirsl judieiai ciniiil The In in nl Mmire and Williams is a synonym 
1(11 e\'erytliiii>j,' lu«ni >i aide in tin- let;,d |'iri dessn in, and I heir elienlan'e is of the hest 
elass 

Mr. Williams is, iMilitieallw a i;i eenliaeker, and has twice been the candidate 
111 his parly lor proseeiilinn altorne)' nl Moiiilean ronnt), lie is a Royal An h 
Mason, a member ol the Presbyterian C'hiiic h, and a man ol miieh stability ot 
cliai alter. 

lie was married, ( )(lober i, i S6H, to Miss Alice (iray Howard, a native of 
MIssiini i, aiul dan^liler ul l).Mli)r W.iid 1 b i\\ aid, c if Hndiiville. The)' have six 
childrt-ii, tlir<-e sons and three daughters. 



lAMl'S !■:. IIAZI-LI.. 

(■ ////■( 'A' A'/,/. 

JAMliS l';i)WAKl) 11A/I':i.l., proset ntim; attorney of Moniteau comity, is a 
native of Missouri, bmii in Cooper iminty, Jann.iry 15, 1X47. His l.itlu-r, 
Sibreii (iraham lla/eil, was born in Kentucky and his mnllier, wdiose nmideii 
name was Nancy [nily, is ,1 native of \'irL;inia MemlH-is ul bwtli tamilies l.lok a 
p. lit in the first war with hin^laiid S (. 1 la/ell is ,1 d,iir\nian, still li\inL( in 
Cnoper Cdiinty 

l.imes had a i ommmi scIum il ednealnin mily, and is larmdy sell-taught. He 
read hiw with DralfiMi .ind Miiir, ul Hooiuille, Missouri; alteiideil the law depart- 
mi-nt of the I'nivcrsity ol .Michr^an at Ann Ai bur; leceivetl the <legree ot bachelor 
ol laws in March, iNyj, and was admitted t<i the liar in Michigan the same year 
.it Detroit, and b\ the sii|iienu; judges nl this state in oSy;, H^' practiced at 
Tipton, this i.oiint\', lioin 1S7; Oi the- summer of 1^79, and by appointment ot the 
tiiwu council ,ii ti-d as cit\ ,itti nnev three m I. air \ears. In 1M71; he settled at 
C'aliloi Ilia, the county se.il, bring elei ti'd pniseiuting attorney in iXy.S, and he 
h.is been twice reelected His ihiid term will expire |annary I, oS^ij He is a 
deiuiicr.it, and the nppnsit imi lia\e mie liundncl ami lllty m.ijoritv ol votes. 

Mr. Hazell took mmh pains tu prepaie himselt hu' his prolession, anil is ener- 
getic and correct in his business tiausacth nis lie is a lair talker belore the court 
or jury, is Ciindid and cmisi leutioiis, h,is a higical mind, and is a giuwing man. 

.Mr. Ha/cll pays speiial atlcnliou to Kind matters, abstracting and convey- 
ancing, ,iiid ill the abstr.u 1 business he is in company with Matthew Bolanil, the 
linn iif ila/.ell iind liuKiml luiving ,111 .ibstiact ol everv acre ol land in Moniteau 
countv. Mr. Ha/ell pa\s t.i.xes fur non-residents, ,ind is an upright .iiid prompt 
business man. 



rilF. BF^'CII ANI' H.IA' ('/ Af/S\0!'A'/ C/V/FS. 



lO\ 



Ml. lla/.fll is a (lenmriat in jioliiics, a Knit;ht Templar in Freemasonry, an 
( ).1(1 I'flldW, and a mrnilirr (if llie AncieiU ( )rilrr nf United Workmen. 

ill- \\as man ied, |nl\' i, 1.S75, tu Miss Mar'^arrl Williams, who was born near 
L'ldundius, ( )luii. 



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LOUIS noi'I'MAN. 

si- DA! I A. 
()\'\9f- IK )l''l'"M AN IS (ine of tin; well educated lawyers al theSedalia bar, 



having the mental drill of Ihith (ierman and lini^lish schools in his youth, 
and Ileum a graduate of the stati- universit\' at Colnmbia. He is a good I'-ng- 
lisli, ( lernian and classical si holar, and abme the axerage in legal attainments 
Mr llollman was bt>rn at l'a\', (iasc>ina<le count)-, this state, .Septemlier 5, KS5J, 
bring a sdii III Andrew and Wilhelniina ( 1 b J /i^amper) Ibiffman, who were from 
the I )ucliy nt Idppedetmold, (rermanv Ills bitlier taught him German in a 
|)rivate scdiiidl, and he was admitted to the bar in the autumn of 1876, a few 
months alter he was gi-adu.itcd in ihr i ullegiate course at Columbia. lie opened 
.\.\\ oifke at Ilernuuin, the pulnial town id his native countv, and in 1S7S was 
elecierl prosi'cutiug .ittoriiey ol the iount\' on the reiiubln an ticket, and w;is 
reelei tc-d in 1 SSo. serving loui' \'ears In |)eri'nd)ei, iS.Sj, lu- moved to his pres- 
ent home, where he has already binit up a Une legal business. A brother lawyer, 
who knows him well, speaks ol .Mi llollman as li,i\ing an e.xcellent standing in 
his piolessioii, and a high charai tii as a citi/eii lie has a i dear head, and maki?s 
a good argument befon; either court or jur\, .iiid is a rising man at the Sedalia 
bar 

Ile was married, March 10, iSy.S, to Miss I'dla Dimniett, of Woodland ville, 
Hooiie conntv, .Missouri, and they ha\e one child. 



HON. WILLIAM S, .SHIRK. 

SI PAIIA. 

A 1 T'lLLI.V.M S.Wni'lk .SlllKi^, late judge ol the twenty-second judicial cir- 
V» euit, and now ol llie Seil.ili.i bar, evident l\' believes that there is a good 
deal ol impoi tain e .ittached to tin: pi cpar.it loii lor business, particulaily of ;i pro- 
tessioiial kind .\ solid toundatiou, once bioadlv laid, tnrnishes an oiipiirtunit)' 
lor a respectable stiperstnn. lure .\tter graduating at one of the best academic 
institutions in northern Illinois, Mr Shirk spent two years at the Albany, New 
N'oik, law SI liool, receiving the vi-i \' best kind ol drill tor the legal jjrofession, 
and he has made a s]ilendiil success both as ,1 lawyer and jurist. 

lie was born in C'hambersburgh, I'lanklin countv, l'eni\s\ I vania, August 24, 
i.S.j ^, being a son of |acob and Sus.in (Sloiiller) Shirk, both n.itives of th.it state, 
and ol Cxcjinan extraction. llis lather was .1 miller in early life, and afterward a 
larnier, moving to Mount (.'aiioll, (',111011 coiintw llllniiis, in 1X52, 



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Tirh: /:/W('// i\D HAk 01 u/ssorAW c/v7/-:s. 



William IS .1 t^railuah- ul i\\,- wril kn'",\ii Muunt Cari'iill Srmiiiary, in iM'i:;, 
and in llial y\\[i' wrnl l.i .\ll>an\, wIk ir lie in civi-il ilic (lcL;n/c of liaLllili u" 1 1| 
laws ill iSiiv lie li.iatrd llial \rai at Warsaw. ni_-nlnii tajimlv, Missuuri, forty 
miles fiiiin his |>resenl home, and was llK-re in praelice f(jr fdurlecii years. Dnr- 
inn" (■it.^lit •<[ lli'iM' \-iMis he «Ms I (iiiiil\ and iin 'sei ntini;" attorney, ami in i^^y.) lie 
w ,is elerlcd jnih^r ul t he I wen I \' seei nn I jndKi.il eiriuil. ddiat [li isit ii in he liehl 
until the antninn ut I'^J'J, whin he resiL;iied. Iieeause, we presume, tlu' salar\' i<[ a 
eireuit jiidne is leil ciimil td tiie ineuiiic- ul a lirst-elass la\v\'er. 

As a judge he was ideardie.tdi.d, di-.|Mssionale, and i m|>ai"tial, and his deeisioiis 
were r.irely reversed l)\ a hitler eonii lie lell liis hem h with the high esteem 
ami good will ul lie- liar in hi-, jiidleial eii\nil 

In May, i^T^j, fudge .Shirk icniuxeii lu Scd.ilia, and tuuk at once a hi.gh rank 
,it the I'ettis eouiity liar. The • il\' ul .Si-dalia h.is lietweeii thirty and forty mem- 
liers ol the legal fraternit\', and |udgr Shirk, it is sati- to s,iy, stands secinid to 
none ot them in [irolieieney, inli giity .nid ahilily in his profession. 

He is a director, and, it wr mistake not, president ol the Mechanics' Building 
.\ssucialiun, ,ind is one at the ,iltoriie\'s Im' the .Missuiiri I'acilic I'iailway Com- 
pau)'. I'lii' judge has always I" en a lepuldiian hum principle, and liis coiivic- 
tiuiis in this res|iect are as sineiue ami sacred as ,in\- he cherishes cm any subject, 
lie is .1 third-deg'ia-i; I'reemason, 

liis wife was Miss [''raiKes ll.istnin, uf Wiirsaw, their marriatre being dated 
lli'tember „' ;, iSd.S. 'rhe\' li.ixi buiii-d une sun, and lia\'e three children being. 



\\n\. J. C. .M. C.INNM.S. 

.v ;/ V /' / ou/s 

TAMI'.S GRAIN McGINNlS u.is burn July i<>, i S ;o, in Pulaski county, Keii- 
J tiieky. His f.ither w.is ul Si ulch-Irish, and his mullier . if I'rancu-Irisli descent. 
His l'"ien(h ancestry were the Rulissci iis, llugmnuts, wliu w.inic over tu Cli.irles- 
tuii siiun afte-r the reviKaliuii ul ilie ediel >,{ N'.intes, ami removed thence lu \'ir- 
gini,i, uhi-ir .ill his lunr gi ,iiid p.iicui-, uiac burn, emigr.iting lu Kenlnck\- in 
17(^5 licrmird Rogers, a is i| l.ii rr.il .iiuc^lur, was killed in the b.itlle ul i!lue 
Lick-*, in I ySj. 

lu iSjl) his father's f.imil)' inu\-ed lu .Missuiiri, Clarke county, where his father 
died in iii;.S. Soon therealler his muiher luuk In-r fixe child ren, cif whom he was 
the iddest, back tu her father's hunie in KeiUiiik\-. He was then ten )-ears uld, 
.ind hum tli.it lime until i.S.); he livi'd with Ins gi-amlfather, wiirking oil the old 
gentleman's farm, winti-r and snmnu'r, clearing land ami buiKling leiices in the 
winter, ,ind duing iirilin.iiy hum wurk in the summer. Xu schuul advantages 
wi-re allurded him, 15) dint ul iierse\'eraiice and hmg pluihling he li.id acquired 
the ,irl ul le.iiling, and diiriiiL; llie wiiiler night--, b)' llu- light ul a pine kuul, he 
ii-ad such bunks as Weem's " Lib ul .Mariun ; " Weem's " Life of WaslniU'luii ; " 



Till-: /:/-:.vc// .i.v/> hak oi- Missouia cirii-:s. 



"Ilisliiiv 111 ilif I'nili-il SliiUs." I)\' .1 lili/cii; l■.lln\^m'^ " Pil^i im's l'r(iu,i"c^s ; " 
" C\iii1|iImH\ I'l n-ms ; " ■■ Wai l\ 1 1 \ iiin^; ■■ ili. I lil il. , .mil |( .m-jiIius, all I he Imwks 
lli.il \\cM(.- IkuiiiI ill Ills 1^1 ,111(11 .illici's lihiai \ A ^ lui" nc \vs| ia| icrs, Uicix- was luil .i 
siiil;Ic <iiii- I Ml I ill shell in I In; c i mill v, ami llir . ml\ |ia| u-rs tliat li miicl I heir way iiili i 
his I lack W( Muls allude were " The Wesltaii C'liiishaii AiKiK ale," ami the l.uiiis- 
\ I lie " I >eini H r.it," li ii whii li kir maiiv \ e,ii s his i;i aiull.il her \\ as a siiliseriber. 

The Liiiiisville " 1 )eill> icral " Was iiiteiisel\- ih iikh i atii. , lull Us stniiii,^ prii- 
sla\'ery sen I i men Is weie exi ee(liiii;i\' i ilmi ix i. ms ti i \ (uiiil; Me( i iiinis, whu iiislinel- 
ivel\' li.itecl ihe |ieeuliai" instituln in Iium his e.irliest recullet liiiil, and instead dl 
liel|enu; him In i;i'iiw up a deinuer.it started him nil in an cip|)iisile direetidii. 

In i.S.pi he enlisted as a diiimmei in ,i ((im|i,iiiy then lieiiii^ lurmed in his 
nat iv(' I iiiinl \ , li ir ser\n'e- in the Mexie.in \\,ii, Iml whali w,is mil acceiited, and 
in i.S47,h(.' enlisted as a |iii\.ile in .im ii her i i nn |ian\', and with this he went In 
Mexiei), Ills eiiinpanv liirmiiiLC .1 pal I >'l the |lii Ken I nek y inlanti)', Lcnniiiauded liy 
(ieneral Jeilin S. Williams, present I'liited M.iics seiiatcir Iriini Kentucky At the 
( kise lit the Mexican war hi' retnined hnme, .iiid iheiue reiimved his mother and 
linilheis an<l sisters tn Schuyler eniinlv, lllimns, siippmlini; them at tarniini^. In 
I S5 J his nil it her died, leaving iipnii his li.uids ilu snle care ul her t'aiiiily, which he 
faithftdlv attended to, takiiii; cire ul tlie sm.illei cliildn-ii until they were aide 
III t.ike care ul theniseKes Then, in 1.S5.-, he \\eiit tu Mininl .Munis Seminary, 
111 ().L;le cuuntv, llliiiuis, where he rem.uiieil .il selmul lur a lew miuulis. l-i.-avint; 
sehuiil he eiilered the law ulliee ul lleiii\ .\ .Mix, ul ()iei;uii, llliiiuis, and liiig.in 
Ills prep.ir.itiuiis tur ,1 piulessiunal career lie w.is a tluse student, and, in his 
u;ie,it haste tu Ljet .iIuiil;, .ipplitd himsell i unstanth', tu the i;ii.'at detriment ul his ' 
(.■\esiniit, which he i.ime ne.ir Iusiiil;, lieinij, ,ii last cumpelled to abandun the use 
111 ills e\ es .dillust altuLCclhei, lui the space ut .1 ye.ir, v\ liicli he passed lui a laiin. 

In 1.S57 he W.IS married, and in lSv"! lie relinked tu Missuiiii l'"ruiii this d.ite 
his ii|eiilit\' with the inleiesls ul .Missuiui, ,is .1 iili/eii, li.is rem. lined iinhrukeii, 
lie chiise the luwn ul I.exinnlun lui his huiiie lint he w.is nnkmiwn .iiid tiieiid- 
less, ,inil he w.is nut hnit; 111 liniliiiL; mit tluit there w.is ilu ruuni ur upeiiini; lur .1 
lil.ick-re|)nl ilic.in l.iw\'er .it the li.ii tlieie Ihil he euiild ilul rem.iin idle, .iiid In.' 
l)uiiL;hl himsell .1 sel ul c.i 1 penle 1 's lui ils, .1 111 1 went tu w uik with |uli 11 I'"eri ee, the 
uiil\' 111 he I 111,111 111 I he cit\' w 111) ,il ill, it 1 1 nil d.ii ed tu l.d^e .mil re, id llie .\eu \'urk 
" 'rriliiine," .mil the .Missuiiri " Ueniucr.il ' I'erree wMs the unly m.in wlm tuiild 
t;i\e him Wiiik, .ilthuii'^h at lh.it time carpi iih is were in nie.it demand .Mr. Ker- 
lee h.id lived 111 I,exiiiu,"tiiii tur ill. my years, .uid his iiuirriaL;e intu ,1 Icadini; piiu- 
slaverv l.imily li.ul sei'iired him tli.it tulei.itiun .mil Ireedum ul upiniuii, wliiih, 
lliiin^h ,1 liuiii Ken till ki. Ill, was iiul exlended lu him. 

Mr. .Mitiinnis h.id vuled lur I'rc-mont in llliiiuis, in l's^O, .ilid he vuled Im 
Liiuiiln 111 l.exinntun, in 1 .S(jo I .exiiii.;tuii i .111 in(liili;e the Imast that his w.is the 
liisl lepnlilii .III \'iite ever cist at the pulls in lli.it i il\', ilui withstandinij the thie.its 
made, .mil the warniiiL;s tu K-.ivc sent him li\' siiiidr\' )uiiny lirc-calcrs then-, suiiu; 
lew, 1 1| w hum \ et sin \'i\ e. 



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rill: HI x CI I A.xn /.■.//>■ (1/ .i//.s-.s('rA7 ciiiks. 



lie I'ljiiliiim-d til llvr ill l,cxiiiL,fli'n until Ma\- 2. i S6 i \\\ this lime matters in 
Missuiiri were i;i-Uiiu; .1 lilllc li\rl\' Tip ii ln-l stall- i^iiaul was i cnilr/vinisinj^ 
• It Camp lai ksiiii I lie wai i liniil im llir Imii/im was .issiimiiij; piuiliniuus |ir(i- 
purliiiiis. I.rav'ini; I .r\ iiii^lmi, In- hastriinl ii. Saint I. mils, ami eiilisleil lurtlie 
war, juinim; uiie of llie vnliiiiteer rei;imciils iM.mk Blaii was laisini^, Suuii alter 
lie raiseil a einnpaii\ of \i il iiiUi ers himself, ami served with il until .M.ireli H), 
1S64, when he was iinisteieil diil hy speeial miler nt the w.ir ilepartmenl, on his 
uwn reipiest, 1 111 aei 1 iiinl uf the di Ifu allies he h.ul with his cnlniiel, the mitnricius 
Jiiines II. Blui.id, Al the eleetimi ul 1S1J4, lie was commissiuner Irnm Missimri, to 
lake the vute nf Missniiri tiuups in the lield m Arkansas, a dnt)' he peitoriiied 
with i;reat prudenee At the- j^em-ral assi-mlil \- ut i.S6_|-5 he wasclmseii sertjeant- 
,a-arins uf the huiise 

Havini; rennAed his laiiiil\' ti' Sainl l.uiiis in Am_;usl, i.Sni, that eily was 
heneetiirth ins Imme, Here hn the lll^t time, m iSO(^, he heeame a candidate lur 
iillice. He was then elected a iiiemher ol llie Innise ul represent. itives trnni 
Saint Louis In the meantime, Imkiiilj in 1 ^;(j5 been admitted to the liar, he 
entered n|ion the prai lice of llu- law in Saint l.ouis, ami was huildin;^- up a i^ood 
l)iisincss. He was n-elecle-d ti> the Iraise in 1.S6.S, ami was chairman of the Lom- 
mittee on criniin.d jui isprudeiice, and was ihe lirst ciiainiian of the committee lui 
mines and minima, a committee then 1 iri;aii i/i-d. lie was also a memher ol the 
penitentiary commitlee in the twent\ litth L;ener.tl ass(.-ml)ly, as he had jieen in 
the previous, the twenty -fourth. In 1 .^70 he was city attorney ol Sainl l.nu is, and 
refused reflection to llu; general assemliU'. In 1-^72 he was elected to the sl.ite 
senate lor the term of four \ears, si.r\iui;- with distinction on the committees oil 
criminal jurisprudence and penitt-ntiaiy, ot luith the twenty-seventh and tweiity- 
eii;htli general assemlilic-s 

In 1870, ver\' mmli .igainst his wishes, lur w.is made the candidate of the 
repuldiciins of Saint l.ouis, lor jinlge ot tin- i_-.iiirl ot criminal correction, to ihe 
lieiu.h of which he had lieeii called tu si.-rve l>v the protession, and where he had 
serva-d for some tinu, during the illue-,s ol judge Cohin In 1.S7S he was the 
repnlilii an candidate for judge ol ilie Sainl laaiis criminal Court, and was lieaten 
|i\ a small niajorily, along with the le^l ol the in kel In 1 S,So he u.is urged lo 
liecoiiie a candidate ha stale senator, Init il he wi-nt to the legislature- at all, he 
preferred a seat in the liousi.-, to which lu- was chosen by a hea\'N majority, receiv- 
ing liib own party vote, and many votes tioin other parlies. 

We presume it is not too much to sa\- that Major Mctiinnis uas the most use- 
ful member that occupied ;i seat in the ihirtj'-lirst general assembly As a recog- 
nition of his ability and worth, lu- was .ippoinied a member ol the committee to 
make settlement with the outgoing treasurer ami auditor, on the first ol January 
last. He was also a membc-r of the committees on judiciary, pi;nitentiary ami 
s(-hool for the education of the blind. 

In iSSj he was again chosen to tin- house Irom Saint l.ouis, being the only 
repidjlican elected lioiu that city, was again placed on the judici.iry Cummiltee, 



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anil was foi' llic llunl liinr <mi' of the iiii|iuiiaia icunmitlcc to sctllr with tlie 
liiiancial cillici-rs ..f llic slati- ()ii all ii'.a |iwlili(al (|iicsli(ais lie was the rccn^- 
iii/cd li-adc 1- .i| tlir hiaisi , aillaai'_;h llial IhmIv was ( IrinniM at ic wiiiU' he is a slal 
w ,11 1 1 ciuil ili( an 

riuii iMii;lily laiiiiliai witli allairs nl anr, ul iiniinprachahic Imiu-sly ami 
inti'i^i it y, lie ii(\ia lails lo tiaiimanil tm lii-. vii'ws ami u]>iiliiais, wlii(h !*■ has 
tli<- la''iilt\- of c\|in-ssiiii; with '^ii-at rlrai luss, thi- ino>l ri-spi.-ctfiil consicK lalion. 
Major McCiiimis is now m the ))iimi-ul iisrtnl iiiaiihoucl, and enjoys the confi- 
diau (■ ol his li-Mow im-n ,is lew nieii (hi; a slrikini; |Hoot'of whicii is thi- tact thai 
at the hist ileetion he ieeeivi:d as many ilemoiiatn as lepubHcaa votes lor a seat 
in tile l(-i;islal ni'e, whieh his tah ills hava; so loiii; adorneiL 



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HON. I'LMF.R 15. ADAMS. 
.<.•.-/ /.vy f oius 

LMKR I!. AD.V.M.S, one ol tlie jmlne. ol tlie ei^ditii judicial circnit, and the 
jjiesidimr jmlne ol that eoiiit, is a son of Jaivis and luinii e (MileheM) 
Adams, aiei Wiis horn in lV>nilret, W iinhor i . ainty, \'ei morit, ( )etol)cr 27, 1.S4J. 
Both iiareiiis ueic nati\es of .Massaehn ,etls. They helonired to the faianing 
eoniinnnits' h^lnier ieeei\'ed Ins |>re|iai al oi y edm .ition at Meiiden, New llani])- 
shire, wluae he was ^r.id iiated al the Kiniliall I'liioii .Ae.idemy, and is a j^M-.nUialc 
of N'ale C_'ollei;e, ehiss of \'Mi^. 'Idle next \ear he spent at the South, ort^ailizini; 
pnlilie SI liools for white ehildrcn in the si,iii' nl (leiui^ia 

lie read l.iw at W'ooi Isioek. \'eiinoiit, 111 the olliee of Washlairn iind Marsh, 
,ind lompleted his le^al stndie-, in the law dep.ntment ol iiaivard University, 
Cainlii idi^e, Mass.uh 11 setts. lie was .idiniili-il to the bar of Vermont in iSoS, and 
in the s.ime year to the liar of Missouri. I'wo \ ears allerw.ird, 1X70, he lelnrneil 
to W'oodstoek, and was jolneil in mairia'j.e with Miss iMiiina Kie'hniond ol that 
place. 

Mr Ad.ims w.is in steady and siuies inl pi.u tici' in the stale and federal 
colli Is at Saiiil 1 ,0111s mil il his el eel 10 11 .is |ii(h.;e ol the i irciiit conrl in the autumn 
ol 1S7S .\s .1 01 a> I ilioiiei he w,is iioied l.n I Ik a oiii^hness 111 preparat il ill, readi- 
ness in i^raspi ii>^ the points ol his case, those .ii;,iinsl as wtdl .is those hivenalile to 
him, .ind for the h ii;ie of h is argument . Well \ersed in lln- pi inciples ol hiw, he 
rcadilv .ipplied those piinciiiles to the l,i. Is piiseiiied to liini. In the trial ol 
cases he was w.irv, keen, cjiiick, deterinineil, lail iiiiiloimly coiirti'ons, both lo the 
(Oiirt and his opponent Idiese ipi.dilies he has e.xliiliiled in ,1 more marked 
decree sim c Ins (de\Mtioii lo the liem h \o inemliei ol the c oiii I is m<a'e courte- 
ous to the liar, or more punctilious in e\,i( tim^ the lespecl due to his position. 
'rhriiii;"li he is ipiick lo sec llie slreiii;lli ol l.ill.u \ of .111 arnnnieiil, lo liriish aside 
the imin.ileri.il siii roiindi iil;s .iiid le.n h llie kianel, \'el he will listen with p.uns' 
takini; pal uik .• lo all lira r,\n I le m j^cd li\ i-il her side. When lie h.is ( 01 nieil and 



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'lin-l HI-:.\CII -\M> /■■/A' ('/• MISSOVNI ClllES. 



I'xprcssrd .111 (ipiniiiii hu is sluw tu ix-i i-de Irmn it Ilis ilccisimis are lucid, hriof, 
,iiid cidllifd ill siinpli', liiiiilili' l,ini;ii.ii;r lli' .illi>\ss im lime lu lie w.isU'd, .ind 
IS a di I il;iiiI WiM kci i ii ,iiid i ml i il i i m i l .\s ,i usiil I lir disposes nl ,i I.U'm' iiiini- 
lnT 1(1 cases ever)' yiMi , wliih his duckcl iie\.ci Ih( wiiirs cloiLjm'd m imin.in.iycalile. 
Ilis dceisiiais are rarcK' reveiseil l(\' ,i liii;iier ciuirt, 

1 iidi^e .\dams is ,i d(_-nii ui.il in his pul itit s, <iiid .i decided, llinugli nul a viuleiU 
p. I Ilis. 111. 

In tlie Slimmer (if i S.S ^ Indite Ad.ims visileil the Old Wmld, passiiii;; lhr<nii;h 
I'aij^laiid, Scotland, I'l.iiHe, ( ierm.iiiv, Italy .ind .Swil/.erland, .iiid icliirned in 
()cti)lier, invii;;or<ile<l in IkkI)-, ,iiid with his mind enriched with smne ut the legtd 
lure of those old eonnliies. 



WILLIAM \V. I'RY. 

Ml XI CO. 
\T 711. 1. JAM W.M.I.ACh; l■•K^■, ol the linn of l^'orrist and Kry, dates his birth 
' ' .it Louisiana, I'ike county, Missouri, Auu(nsl i cS, 1851, his parents liein^ 
j.Kol) \', ,iiid I'^li/.dietli (lordau) l'"r\' liolh |iarentb were born in Missouri. Ilis 
141 .iiid t.il III 1, J.inies l''r\, I'ame lioiii near C'ynthiana, Kentucky, and settled on 
l.iud 111 I'lke coiintN' in i.Sii;. l\\o vcars lielore Missouri became a stale. l.icob V. 
I' I \ luiw ociupies the old hoinestead. ol two liiindred acres, which he devotes 
.diiiosi entirely to truit yrowiiii;, he being one of the leading hurlicultuiists in 
lli.it I uiiiu \ . 

The grandfather ot {Elizabeth lordan was one of the first setth;rs in I'ike 
coniil\', going there li.an Soulh (.'.iiolina in i.Sij. lie hel|ieil build the first fort 
in the county, in wlinli the l.iniibes slept at night, and he-was linally kilh-d by 
1 he I ndi.iiis in M.irch, 1 ."^ 1 ;. 

Willi. 1111 W, ill, HI' w.is the ihiid I liiM ,i| .1 l.iiiiiK o| li\c childii 11, all s<iiis lie 
W.is ediu.lted %\\ llie I'lke coiiiil\' schools, .md the I'nix'eisily ol .Michigan, le.ix'ing 
the classic. il dep.iitmcn 1 at llir beginning of the piiiiui \-e.ir, and receuiiig the 
degree ol bachelor nl l.iws 111 llie spiiiig cif i.SjO. In .August ol ih.il ye.ir he 
opened an dIIiic in Mc\uii, ,iii,l in the spiiiit; ol i.'s;; he bei.imea p.iitncr ol 
lion. Willi. 111! () I'oi I isi 'j'licN prailiic in llie fedei.d as well as state courts, 
and have aw e.xtinsivc pi.ictKc, riie\' are otlcii employed ,is .itloriie\s ag.iiusl 
the r.iilioads running through llu-ii cilv. and these comp.inies usu.illv c.irry their 
c.ises 111 the supreme cuiiit and I'niled .St.ilcs ciicuit court, Mr. I'ry is prudent, 
and ^(ly (.infill in picpaiiin^ ( .ises, ,iiid e.\Cids as aw ollice law)('i. He is well 



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i'1-.mI, inil lis! I ic ills, slniiit; in tlic |)ri'|iai mIu m nl lirirls, a tj;(Hi(l adviser, and an 
liMiicsi and cxcclli'nl linsinrss man 

Ml' l"r\' is 1 liainnan ul tin- dcnKn i"al u- rrnlial rcnniiiittee (il the city, a nuMU 
1 1(1 111 the d cm lie I at it: ci mi^i'i'ssh nial i i nn mil in- ( i| I In- si'Vciilii dislrift ol his slaU', 
and al limes is i|uile aeiive in iHjJiiies, 1ml we lielu-ve- lie has held nii (jllice. lie 
i;i\'es his leisure time very clnselv tu his law hunks. Mr. l"iy is a memher ol 
ihe .Missiinii liar Assmialinn lie is a mcmlier nf ihe Melluidist I'^inseupal 
Chiirch, a \'iuini.;" man ul e.\ee|leiu charai ler, and a wrirthy member iif ihe SiMial 
eui.les III' Me.\ieii, lie was married, N(i\eHil)cr 25, l.S.So, t<i Miss AiuieUe liiiurne, 
daily iiler ul 1 )uclui" kiehard W, liunrne, ul Me.\ii o, and they iiavc one sun. 



HON. {;i-:()K<;i-: c. vkst. 

SED.II /-I 

Gl':()R(;ii (iK.\ll.\.M V'liSr is in llu- Hmted States senale, and uiie ul the 
aliKsl members uii the ileinucratn side ot that budy. On the tarill ques- 
liun, especially, he is very able, and his speeches cm that siib|ect always attract 
iiinch attention and are widely cupied. 

Senator \'est was born in Iranktort, Kcnliirk\', December 6, iSjo. He was 
graduated at Centre C<dlei(e, Uanville, in iS^S, and at the Transylvania Univer- 
sity toiir years later, beiiijr valedictorian ol his class. In 1S52 he <ipened .111 ollice 
at ( leorgetuwn, I'ettis I'onntv, .1 lew miles Irom Sedalia, and in 185O moved to 
liuoiiville, Cooper couiu\', where he built up a well p.iyiiii;- jjractice. In politics 
he allied himself with the democracy, and in 1 (Sdo was one of the elec:turs on the 
l)oni;las ticket. In that year he was elec ted to the lei^islattye, and in that body 
beyan his piibru' lareer, wliii h ended in takiiic;' him ti) the I'nited States senate 
ill 1S7S 

In the let;islalnre his svmp.ilhies Were with ihe South, and were seen in the 
clearest h.u'^t, his labors in that direclion i-nilinLJ in draltiiii^ the ordinance of 
secession, which was passed b\' the suutliern wintr of that body at Neosho, 
November 22, \S(>i. .About tli.it lime he was elected a member of the confeder- 
ate provisional compress at Richmond, and in 18(14 he was assit;;n<'d a seal in its 
senate. 

Senator Vest returned to Missouri in 18(17 and settled at his present home, 
and soon took his liLjhllul po-,iiion as one ol the loremost lawy<'rs in western 
Missuii ri. 



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Tin- 11/ .\C// .I.VD A'.-fA' (>/■ M/SSOl'A-/ CITIES. 



Scn.iLor \'c;,l hL-l|icil in Jiiiiii.uc (jicclcy ami Hiowii .iL B.illimurc in i^yj, and 
in llic same yi'aicann: \Ti"y near n-i. iviii;^ llic mjininaliun ul liih ))arly lidgov- 
crmir, l]un. J. S. l'liil]is luin^ tlic smiasslul man. 

Ill llic Ihiiletl Stales seiiale lie lia-. had a r.ipid i^iowlli in power and inflneme, 
and IS I eilainl)' one ol ihe leading delialers in llial lioiloraljle liudy. Ills elu- 
qiii'iu e i-, sLi ikini;, liis li'i-;u slinnL;, ami his ( ummaiKl over liis hearers niai \elous. 
()ii ihe shiinp he ^a\\ liuld an audieih e easil)' lor three hours. 

Scnaloi- Vest is \it in the piime ol lilr, and in siiperli health, and greater 
heit^hts ol oratory and stalisinanship niidoidjtedly awail liiiii. .\i>Ui I'cmnii. 



HON. JAMES H. LAY. 

ir.iA-s.i IV. 

JAMI'IS IIKNK\' l.A\', who, at the time (jf writinjf, re[)resenls Benton county 
111 the lei^islature, is olii ot the loieniost lawyias in liis part of the state, and 
a \ei )■ suecesslnl business man. lie was horn in this couiiiy, in which he now 
resKles, Decemlier i.S, 1S-14, belni.; .1 son of J.uiies Hardin and Jane (Sidchjns) 
I-a\'. His tatlu-r was ,1 native ol \' 11 qiiu.i, Inil reared in Iventnc ky, coniinj; thence 
to this slate, I he Siddonses weir also a Ki-iilncky family. |ames H, Lay was a 
laiiiiei, and ilied in luiiloii louilty in iS/o, liis widow is still living She was 
the mother of two children by her semnd hnsl)and, ul wdujin James H. was the 
eldei child. The Hon Allied M, ]^a\, deccasetl, late member of congress, wdio 
resideil al Jellersoii City, u as the son id [allies Hardin l.ay Liy a foriuei mar- 
riage. 

The subject ot this sketch was raised on the farm till tiiuiteeii years old, aiul 
was ediicaled at C.'ailloii College, Springlield, and Central College, l'"ayetle, How- 
■ iid loinilv, le.id l.iw with Hon. Id.slei 1'. Wright, ol W'ais.iw, wlieie he was 
.idmitled lo the bar in .Maicli, 1^04, and where he has piai ticed since that date. 
His business is» mist ellaueous, and mainly in the- state courts, though he occa- 
sionally goes into the lederal. He is a man ol mature judgment, wise in counsel, 
and ol sound moral chaiailcr. He is in huge incisure a sell-educated man; is 
loustaull)' adding to his literary as well as legal library; is well re, id 111 science 
and general literature, as well as in his prolessi(jii, and is c<jrilial in manner and 
eilsy and i)leasant in ( 1 nivei -..il ii ni. 

Mr ].a\' IS an e.Meiisive and successlul dealer in real estate, as well as a 
maiktd sir cess 111 he. pioles^aou, and is ihe largest tax payer in Benton County, 



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ami |iirsi(lciil ul the H.uik (jf W'.irs.iw. I If li>is lirlii a few ollin'^ in llii- ( ily nf 
W ,11 saw ; 111 1^75 111' "'IS rlci led lo llu K- islalui r lo till a vacaiu y, aiul wa.-i ai;ain 
clci u-il Ml iS.Sj In llic ihirl ysi'Lcind i;i iieial iisscniliiy lir was cliairnian ul llic 
( (iniiniUi-c 1111 ckrtii ais, and lai llic ci mi initurs iin iiilciiial iiii])rovc-nicnlb, rc- 
trriiclinii-iit ami ii-lunn, ami uiic nr twi' ulhcis. lie was mi the dcnioci'a! if side 
(j| ihr Juuisc, 

Ml" Lay was juincd 111 niariiai;c May ij, 1 .Sdi), w illi Miss lulia I'arki, daughter 
ul Imlgx; Samuel I'aiks, wliu 1 cpi cscnU-d liiailoii louiity Iwicc in llic Icgislalurc, 
and was al one pcriud cm llie ciuinty licm li. Thcv have thn-e children. 



JAMES K. HANS15ROUGH. 

SAlNf tOUlS. 

THIS l.iwyer is a native of Missunii, Ikjiii in Callaway ccmnty, January .), 
iiSjo, the sun uf lusepli S ami Susan M ( liuiil Wtii e) i lanshrungh. He 
received his eduealiun in Kenlnck\ I ' iin nsity , lead law with (_', C, iJassetl, of 
Hntler, Missouri; was admitted lu the Imi in 1S70, and li.is been in activi- prac- 
tice ever since that time, diuni; a nasunai ile amuuiil ul ijusiiuss. He tries his 
cases Well, is a i;i>od coiinselui and a ginl lenian ut strict inlegiity. iii- has a 
line |iic sc 111 1-, is t.dl and sic iidei, \vilh a j;'ai iliil !iL;uie, has auhnrn luur, a heavy 
beard wuiii lull, ami is cuiiiteous and oliligini; 111 his iutircourse with mankind. 



HON. JOHN A. IIOCKADAV. 

i-i'i Toy 

^T^IIIS i^cmtlemaii is llu- leading la\\\ci in Callaw.iy county, w la-re he now 
* li\is, ,iiid wluic' lie- was licMii in i.S;i) His | lareiits caine Iroin Kentucky to 
Missuuii 111 iSjo. He was edmated al W'c-stminster College, l'"ultuii, the ccmnty 
seat and (ilace of Jiis birth; read law in h'ullun; w.is admitted to the bar in 1.S5CJ, 
and in the same year was idei led city attcnnev ul I'ultcm. In 18O4 he was 
appuinted cuiiiitv altoiiu-\, and in i.Sun was i-lected to the state senate, but was 
ousted aftei' sitting ten da\s, on the giouncl that he- was not of age. In 1.S08 he 
was the dc-niocratic candidate lor atloriics general ol the state, and tli.it whole 
ticket was defealecl, Vwxw years hiler he was a (ireeley and liicjwn eleclcn. and 
caiuasseil his distric I. In iSy.) he was idc c led altcunc-y general ol the st.ile, and 
in 1S7.S vv.is aigaiii cdectc-cl lu ihc- slate senalc-, this time to fill a vacancy, and \sas 



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T!!l: JUiXCJ/ A j\ P liAK OF MISSOURI C/T/KS. 



iliali 111.111 III llic ludiciarv c uiii mil lee, .iml dl llir idm niitti-r to revise llie slatiiles 
aiul I ire pare I hem loi |miIiIi( al urn I li^ iinsiliim in the senate was secnnd to lh.it 
III nil memliei- of ih.il ImxI v, 

■Mr. lluekada)' w.is .1 preec icimis \c>iilh, heninninir to ripen early, ami, best of 
.ill, li.is not 1 e.iseil to ripen — 1 1.1s not 10 me to lull m.itnrity, still hcini^ ,1 i^ruwinj^ 
man, and .1 peer iil .ui) ol the l.iwyers 111 his vii inily. 



CH.AkLl'.S M. M, CLUNG. 

si: DA I.I A. 
/^^^IIARI.iiS MKLVIN M.CU'Nti. jndi^e of the proljate court of I'ettis 
^-^ county, is .i n.itixe ot W'.irieii iiiiiiii\, Keiuin ky, thonjrh lie was raiseti on a 
l.irm ill this st.ite, and h.is li\ed in this coiini\- since a year old. lie was horn 
I'ehitiary 11, 1.S51, son ol John ( i, .ind .Mar_\- \'.. (H.irret) McChiny. The family 
settled on ,1 farm in I'ettis lOiiiiU' in 1.S5-', where John (i. .McClniifj; <lied in 1^75. 
Charles w.is ctlncated .it Westminster C'ollei^e, I'ulton, Call.iwa\ county, takinij 
.1 p.uti.ii course, incliidiiiLJ the higher mathem.itics anil Latin, and tatight school, 
me.inuhile, three winter terms lie n .id l.iw ,it .Sedalia, with Vest .ind I'hillips, 
.111(1 w.is .idmitted to tin; li.ii in M.iy, 1.S7O llis practice is maiidv in llie civil 
courts, he h.ivinjj, .1 deiided pi clei iMice lor th.it idass of litigation lie was 
e lei ted to llis present i oiiiitv olhi e in tin .lutum u o( 1 .S.S.?, .ind is .it tending to the 
[Moljate business of the ii_>unl\ with piomptness .md .iitnr.icy, being .issiduons 
111 all his duties. llis neighbors give Judge McClnng <in excellent name for 
probity, .md he is grouing 111 p..pul.iiit\ .is well .is 111 inlluence and strength as a 
clti/i'U .md .IS .1 liiwver. 



CI- Nl'.K.M, JOHN li. IL.ARK, Su. 

II ()\V.\K1< (ounty h.is been the home ol manv historical men, among whom 
A we mentiim Judges D.uid Toild, l.imes II Hirch, James W. Morrow .md 
Willi. im 1! Na|non; (ioveriiois C'l.iiboi ue V J.ickson, Hamilton K. (iamble ,ind 
riioin.is ke\nolds; (ieiier.ils Robert Wilson .md |ohn H Clark, Sr., and a do/en 
other men. who .it some |)eriod were residents of Howard count)', and distin- 
guished either on the Ijencli, .il (lie bar, 01 111 some other honor. ible sphere 

,\moiig the l.iwyeis now Ii\iiil; in tli.it coiint\, and worth) of speci.d mention 
ill .1 work like this, is (ieiiei.d t l.iik, a iiali\e ol Kentuckv, born 111 i.Hoj, and a 



THE Bl-:.XC1I AXD HAK 01- MISSOURI CJ IIES. 



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nMilciit ot II>n\ari| CMiintv since iSkS. 1'\-\\' iiu'ii wlm lia\'c ever lived .a I'aycUe, 
ihi' coniil\- sell, have licltl sn iikiii\' oHuc-s as In- lias IK- was ap|iuiiiuil licik of 
llir tiuiiily C(aii"l in iNj,;; was i/li-c Ui| ia|ilaiii ul a niililla laiinpaii)' in llic s<iiiic 
\r,ir, ami culiuicl twu N'cais later; \i as in tlic Indian wais in iM^q; the Black 
I lawk war in i^.;-, havint; licen electetl lirit;adici j^riieial ul militia in 18,50, and 
was elected ma|iM i^eiurai in \'^x,(>. lie was 1 lected tn the lci,fishiture in 1H41), In 
iiini^ress in i.'\S4. serving in the latter hiidv lliice terms, and i\as a brigadier gi'ii- 
eial in the ccjidederate arm\', and a menilier ot the t 1 mledei iile ceingress. 

A resident nl Missmiri three years heldrc- it liecanie a state, cciining here in 
his teens, (ieiieral Chirk has witnessed the develii|>nient and grijwlh of this great 
conimnnweallh. ami he Inis, in fact, its hisltny l>v heart In his prime he was a 
line s|jecinien of the frontier law)'er, a little rough at times, lail always ready in 
debate and strong in argument, and nsnally siic(essfiil before a jury c)f his peers, 
lie has rininded \ip his four score veai's, ten more than the Scriptures allot lo 
in. in. and in this matter is c\ ideiulv .1 little dili.int 



RoHiiki' c. .sNi':i-:i). 

SEOAl-lA. 
7^ ()151':k'i" C\\Ml'l;h;i.l, SN'I':1'I) is descnded from revolutionary stock, his 
*- *- gre.il gLindbithei, John Sliced, Iroin Si .itl.iiul, being 011 the stall of (jener.d 
W.ishington, and at the siiireiuler of Corn \\ .illis .it \'orktov\ii in the aiitumii of 
!;>>_'. Alexander Sliced, son of the re\olution.ir\' ]).ilriut, a native ol Virginia, 
was in the second war with h'.ngiand 

The siibiecl of this sketch was born in l)o\le coiint\', Kentuck)', l'"ebriiary jh, 
i.'sSl. ^'•m ot John M .ind M,ir\' | (Slii.iil) Snced, who were .iIsd born in tluit 
loiinlv. The Sill, Ills wnc ol liisli line.ige In c'^S.S |olin .M, Sliced brought his 
1,1 III I ly to I'ettis I oiiiil v, ,iiid set lied lie. 11 .Sed.iii.i 011 .i l.ii in, on wlii( h Robert u as 
le.ired iinlil eiglileeii x'cars old lie linishcil his scieii ti lie education at W'estm ins- 
ler Call lege, I'lilton, C^.dUiw.iN' conn I \-, t.ikiiig .1 p.ii ti.il course; read law \s itii I Ion. 
(icorge 'i. \'esl, now I'nilcd .Slates sen.iloi limii .Missiairi; w.is licensed to |irai- 
tice bv liidge William 1 . Wood, ol the 1 ighlh |iidii i.il ciii nil, in \'^l.\, .ind siiu e 
tli.it d.ile li.is been in prai In c ,il Sed.ili.i, his business l.iking him into llie several 
si.ite and federal conrts, he confining himsell e.xclusivt-ly to ( ivil litig.ition. lie 
is well re. id in his ])iotession, li.is ,111 iiniisn.d 1 \' .icti\e mind, ,ind line business as 
Well ,is leg.il t.ilenls, and is m.iking .1 success 111 the pr.iclice ol law. 



]12 IIIE HrXCIl A.Xn I-\K !'/■ MISSOLia CI III- s. 

Mr. Siu'i'ii has aci cjitrd in. ii.ililical ..Hire nf aiiv kiiul, and atlriids assul- 
iioiisly 1,1 llu: ihillc's i>l Ins |.i . >lrssi. ui llr .n Is Willi lllr (IrilUK i.ilic ]i.lity, .Hid Ml 
( )d.l-l'\llu\\ ship has |M ssiil I lir s.-vci.d ( liaiis III llu' sill i. uch iialc iudgc. 

Mr Siii-L-d has a l;iiiii1 shair ol |inl.lii spiiil, and is sccrcl.iry and a director of _ 
the Ilcmu' Uuihlini; m\<\ L.mh Assi m i. ill. ai, als< . a director ol llic Citi/ens' I.oaii 
Associali.in. lie is a nieniljcr ol ill.- Old-School Preshy teriaii Church, anil a 
\oiini; man nt slable c haiacter. 

The wife .if Mr Siieed is Mair,u;ie H., daughter of Doctor Thomas J. Mont- 
t,omerv, .if Sedalia, their maniat^e takint; place Octolier i.S, i8Si. 



HON. ABRAHAM J. SEAY. 

UNION. 

T\\\\ judge of the ninth judicial circuit, whose name we have placed at the 
head of tliis sketch, is a Virginian by birth, a son of Camm and Lucy J. 
Ci'ilicr) Seay, ami was born at Amherst Court House, November 28, 1.S32. Hoth 
parents were also natives of Virginia. In 1S55 tlie family came to Missouri, and 
Abraham linishe.l his education at tile Steelville high scliool. lie taught scliool 
abiiut l.iiir years, holding the oIVkc of scliool commissioner for Osage county at 
tlie same t inie, t. ir al iiiiit l w.i \ ears, and also read law to sniiie extent. lie finished 
his h-gal studies at Steelville, in tiie .illice of I'.aiiroy ami Seay, the latter hieing 
Ins lireitliei , aiul he was admitte.l In the liar 111 iSoi. 

In that year he enlisted as a private in the j^tli Missouri infantry, Colonel 
{'helps' regimeiil ; subseipieiU I \ \v eiil iiil.i 1 lie ^^.'cl Miss.iuri infantry, and s.Tved 
until i.'^ds. l)eing, mean win h. pr. humI . .1 from second lieulenaiit tlir.nigli e\ery 
grade to colonel 

.\l ihe elose ..I llu w.u , < '. .loiud Se.iv opeiie.l a l.iwollice al Slee! \i lie, a nd 
vv.is 111 pi.u'tice there until \^,^\ li.ililiiig tin- ollice ol K.iinty altorin-y one lei 111, 
and that of circuit atiorne\ mid. a ti.ivernois hdetcher and McClnrg, In 1870 
lie removed from Steei\ille lo I'nioii, wliere- lie soon had an excellent prac- 
tice. He is a m.iii of imloinil.ibl.' will .111. 1 perseverance, Wcdl read in his profes- 
sion, .111.1 iiKide a spkaiilul sue . i.-ss ,ii ihe iuir. 

In i.'^y.', and ag.iiu in 187,), he w.is ihe republican candidale for congress in a 
democratic district, and made a highly creditable canvass on both occasions, but 
was deleated. 

At ,111 especial election lieUl in M.irch, 1S75, the subject of this sketch was 





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TiiF. Ls!-::\'cr( Axn bar oi- missocri litihs. ;, i j 

cUcli-il 1(1 lljc (iniiil Ih-iuIi, a:> ,ilirail\' ^t.iti il, li.i\ iiij^ dcli-alrd llciu. J. is, Il.illi- 
gan, anil was i crlci li-d iii i.SSo; liciicc is imw siiviii'^ his sccunil UTin anil niiilli 
veil'. Asa jnili^i- III- IS patiiiit in m vcstit;at u ms, Lautmus and dcliljc-ralc in cuni- 
iiiH til his iiau Insiiiiis, and lairK' f.ids of ri iiTri.lncss in his decisions. Ills 
1. haim's Ilia 111 1 \' ail- not lii n id, lui I clrar and ii i^ii al, and Ciiuclii-d in plain Saxon. 
Thi- judur is a I liiid ilri;ri,-c I'lccmasou. lie is a loidial, largciicartcd man, and 
a good ciULTlaiiicr in social rirclcs. 



lli:Xk\ C1.A\ CON'DK. 

SA].\ /■ LOUIS 
' I ""11 !■", snbjrcl 111 this liioL;i'apli\' \\ as lioni al Saratoga, New York, at wliiidi 
-^ plai'L- he rcsidcil until si\Ui-n \'cais ..I agr, lit- Was cdticalcd in Troy 
Aradeiiu' and Kfiissrlari I ii^t itiitr, and was gi adiialcd Ironi tin.' last iKinu'd iiisti 
tntioii Ml Junr, 1.S30 lie read law with N]illard, Stowe and l'"reiot and Indge 
I'^rancis Norton Mann, and was admitted tw the liar 111 1S52, and immediately 
eoiiimeiiced practice at Saiatogii, where he leinaiiu'd until 1^55 lie then went 
to Ann Arlioi, Michigan, lemaining .dionl ten miuilhs, thi-iue removing to 
Chicago, Illinois, while hi; remained in the practice ot his piolessioii until i^>5<;. 
lie then wi lit to Miinphis, reniicssee; lelt ih.it place in I'^yj. and removed to 
Saint l.oiiis, where he has l<een in the general practice ol his lu'olession ever since, 
doing a goc 111 general Inisiiuss Mr. Coiide is ^\\\ excellent trial law\er, a fluent, 
reaih' advocate, and is an e.isv, social genllemaii. lie was married, in li^j;. to 
•M.iri lett.i la\iiigstoii hern II, ol Sldlw.iter, New N'.nk. She died in May, iSjn. 
lie w.is married the second time to .Miss Katie Linn Porter, ol Leavenworth. 
Kansas, in June, iS8r TIicn have one child, Henry Clay Conde, Jr. 



I'.X'I'.RIv'l T K. M.AIMI.I'/I' r. 

M I- M I'l! I \. 
T^VLKhMT RCSSI-;LL I IAR Fl.h; r T, SMI, ol IVyant and Louisa (Russell) 
-* — ' liaillett, was liorii at .Naiivoo, Hancock coiinlv, Illinois. I'Vhrnary 37, 1841; 
I lis lather w. IS a real est. itc dealer Irom I'issex county, New \'oik, and died in 
Cdarke coiiiit\ , Missouri, in iS.Sj His wile, who was liorii in Cavendish, WnnionI, 
ilietl a year earlier Russell was educated .il jainison's classii .d school, Keokuk, 
Iowa, and Cornell Cniversil), Ithaca, .Ncwv S'ork, .iiiil is a graduate ol the last' 
named institution, class m 1.S71 He was principal of (.'larke City Acideim one 
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yen, anil c-lscw lin c lau^lil .1 lr\v In ins; Inuk a .si\ nioiillis' Ciiiiisc iil Icrtiii'cs in 
I In- law ilipai linriit .il (,"m m II ; iini-.lii il In-. 11 a'hn^s .il K a! ink a. and u as ailnnllL-il 
til |i] aclii r 111 Ma\', 1 S; j, c j| ji iiiiil; an 1 illic <• at t larke City, Clarke cc unity. In 1 .S75 
lie set till I in Ml- 111 I ill is, w I ui < 111 Is ill mil,; a u;iii nl hiisi iirss, his sjiri iaity Ix-ini; rcal- 
I'stalc law, wliiili Willi liiiii is lliiill\ ,iiul pi . ilitalilr, lii' kri'|is i-iil irirl)' mil nl 
piilitiial iillires, ami .lUcnils .issnlm msly in Ins ntlirr iliitn-s. 

.Mr, ISartlcll is an aitivr uuikii in lIu- Uin [mmmiu c i aiisr; has mij^anizcil many 
ludgcs uf (iuiiil 'ri-ni|ilais 111 lliis slalr .iinl 1 1 Inn lis, ami is imlelatii^alilc in his 
clliuts til push tuiu.iiil this i;i.iiii| imiMinciil lu lessen ur suppress the lupmr 
Iratlic. lie is .1 tine hiiiii.iiii lari.iii 

Mr. Darllett was manieil in l)eeeinbei, iNj.J, tu Miss l-atira \''.. M illlMiin, ol 
Scotlaiul euiiiilw ami they h.i\e twn i hililieii, Imtli daughters. 



I'D' ASA NT I). I). IIAS'l'AlN. 

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13I,l':ASANi' 1 >]■:!': ]»A\VS().\ has tain, a niember ul the Ik-nton county 
bar, .ind prnseintiiig altnint.-) nl ih.il luuiity, is a sun ol l)aniel M. and 
.M.iillia |.ine (Wade) llastain, and dates his Inilli in i lemy eon nl\, this state, 
Ainil i.S, i'^5,) Ills l.ilhei \s as a iiali\e ol Ti iiiiessee, and a lai nier 111 c.iily lile, 
,nid latei' a inei Lliant, d_\ iui; .il \V'ars,i\N 111 ilSyi; and his iiiotlier was lioiii in l\eii- 
liuky, and is \et living, l»,i\id ll.isi.iin, tin tathcr ot iJaiiiel M., ehaiiged his 
name lioiii Hastings. 

rile snl)|eel ol this iiotiie leceivid a partuil collegiate ediicat ii ni, spending 
iwo veai's at the LlnisU.ni llinLlieis College, Saint l.oui-s, and one yeai at the 
slate uni\ ei sity, Colnmliia, w liei e he ,1 1 si 1 1 ei ei\ ed his leg.il ed iKalion, a in 1 \\ here 
lie was gi .idinil ed in i.sy;. Uilme I. h ,it ing, .M 1 II, islam speiil iieai 1 \' a ) eai in 
loiiking lip a |il,ii e in which In settle, and in the spring ol i.Sy.S ojieiied an iillice 
in \\'.irs,i\\', where he is doing liiiel)' in the piai lice ot his piulession i'lnhalily 
no vouiig man in the euuiilv ever started out with helle'r promise, and he lias 
siillicieiU ainhitioa and sell lespect lo mainlain his good character, lOid push on 
to Inilli, lilt success. lie is well re. id, ,111 cisy talker, and a mmh hi'ller spe.iker 
than the average la\V)'er ol Ins .ige 

Mr. I l.islain •rvas elected pi nsci iiting at Im ney on the repuLdican ticket in 1 JSiSo, 
,iml reidei ted in iSMj. 1 le in, ikes an ,1 lert .mil successi ul prosecnlm, and is grow- 
ing in popnl.iiily and 111 inh I led iia I strength lli is Im.inci.il .iL;ent lor the 



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i''iiml\-iii hiiiilini; ils liuinlid imlcl ilcilnr-,-,, .(ilcl is (|iiiu- fllic iciU tib almsiiicbh 
III. Ill 111- IS |i,isl i^i-.ind III < )ilil I 1 lh>\\ ship 

Mr. I I. IS 1, 11 11 w ,is iii.Mi u - 1 J,inii,ir\' 7. 1 SS ;, in M iss I .ma I I ill, (laimlil<'r of .Mrs. 
I. "II Mill, ul \\'ai-n;iislnir!_;]i, Idliiismi ((>iint\', and llicy lost I licir liistboni eliiiil, 
.1 ilaiiglilei', ami \tdw mie (l.iiiglilcr living 



[{OS. JOlIX lOSC.ROVl'. 

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JOil.X' C( )S( ; 1\( )\'I'^, one lit llic ihlmiiIm IS ul mngrcss I'rom this st.ili-, is in 
large measure a sell-ed in .ttei 1 m.iii, and .1 goud e.xaniple of a pliukv spirit, 
determined to gain ^\.\\ honoralde |iosilioii in spite of all opposing olistaclcs. 
llow well lie lias sneeee-ded Ills present |ioation eleail\' induates. lie was born 
in Jellerson eounty. New Voik, September 1.', 1 •'s ;v, the son of a farmer, .iiifl the 
grandson ol ,111 Irish immigrant. lie leiei^ed .1 district-school education, and a 
good knowledge ol agricultural work; in iS^i^i went to Pike's Peak; returned the 
ue.\t year without a lortune; attended .1 high si hool a slujit time; commenced 
the stuil\- ol l.iw at W'ateitmvn, in his n.ilive county, 111 1 So 1 ; was admitted to 
practice in oSoj, and in the aiiliimn ol i,S()5 came to this state, ,iiul settled jii 
1 loon \'i lie. 

lie w,is iiol long in securing .1 l.iir business, ,ind w.is afterward elected prosc- 
ciiliug .ittoinex' ot Cooper ' ouut\- In a h \\ \'ears he became quite prominent as 
a hiH \ei and .ilso as a polihcian iil the di mocr.itic faith, and in the autumn of 
iS.Sj he W.IS electeil to longress, where he is serving his I'lrst ti'nn. 

.Mr, C'osgiove has. I wile .iiid lour ihiMieii. he being marrieil in l)ecenibei, 
1.S7 ;, to Miss ('n-orgi.i .August. 1 ISliss, ol Ih.ilthboro, X'erniont 



llO\. ]•( )S'ri':i^ !'. WRK-IIT 

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T^OSTI-.K PI';M..\rih;R \VRI(;irr u,e l..i ,i long time judge ..l the circi 
^ loiiit, .iiid h.is been on the beiu h ol this st.ile, in .ill, the long [leriod 
twentvdour \e,ns. lie is one ot the be^t known men of his class in tlie st.ite, 
and \ er\' highl)' esteemed lor his qualities til inind .mil lie.irt, and for his services 
to the coininon Weill h. lie w.is born |,iiiii.ir\ jo, i.Soij, in ll.impsliire 1 ount\', 
.M.iss.ichusetts, while tliT- l.iiiiily weie 011 ,1 x'isit, .iiul lu' W.IS I'.iised in W'.iireii 



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I'lll: HF.Xm AM' HAI-: I'A MISSOCKI CII'IES. 



roniilN, I 'niiisvK aiii.i. llis l.iilic-f. [.iidinviik W'liLjhl, was a cniisiii (il linn. Silas 
\\'iil;1iI, llu- ciiMiK'nl New \'.iik mii,ii..i .mkI siaU-Muan I'lu- miillicrul nmMil)- 
1(1 I Was a Hurl I 

Tin- sill i)c(t 111 this luitiir uas niailiiaUil al Miami CoIIluc ().\tiii(i, ()hiu, in 
iS:r,S, and iii iS;j raiiu' In liowliiii^ (iiccn. I'lkc cuiiiUv, where he leail law, ami 
llic next year was ailinilted In llie li.ii, heim; liteiised liv Jiidtje Matliias Me(iirk, 
tlieii child jiisliee id lliis st.ilc lu iS;'' he u us elected tu the legislature frum 
I'ike county, and the next \(ai he was aiipuiiited by (invermir l!i)i,^i;s judtje nf 
the seventh judiei<il circuit, and mii\'cd tn W'.irs.iw, in the suuth western part nt 
the state. That circuit at that earl\ peiind was very huge, and the lal)iirs of 
Indge W'ris^ht were very ImriKnisume, there lieiuuf uu railrn.iils in the state. He 
was i"ea|i| » linted in iS|X |jy (Id^eiiiia Austin A. Kiiil;, and \\ ds succeeded at the 
em! Ill his term liv Inilge Waldn 1'. Inhiisun. lie w.is elected to the s.inie nllice 
in i."^5i;, .iml held it until the great ci\ il cninmotlon, when, refusing to take the 
lest iiath, he was nnsted (rum nlliie. When not cm the beiudi fudge Wright was 
iiigaged in the pi.ictice id his | h niessi. ju. lie lemained in Warsaw Irom iIS,57 tn 
iSO^, when he reuiuved tn Sedaha, wle re lie did a gnnd laisiness in the stati' and 
lederal courts. Ilis liriefs, preiMred Inr tile siipreine court, arc nunierniis and 
wi'll dniie. 

In rSjo ludgi' Wiight reuin\'ed in Clinlnn, and in I'eliruary, iS;^, lie was 
mil e mnre phiceil iipnii thelieiuh nl ilie circuil cnuit,thls lime nt thetwenty- 
secnild circnil lie li.is twice Ineii a ( ,nid id.ite nt the dc-mncratic part\' I'nr jiulge 
nl the sn|Heinc' cniiit nt llii' si. lie, and c.u h lime reci-i\ed a Very strmig \iile in 
lliat p.irt nl the slate where In- is best kiinwu 

In I SS I he uiuVed li.' the capit.d, u here he is practicing in the sil]")renie i finrt 
ol the state, and in tlie I'nited Slates ciuiiit auddistiut cAiirts inever\ pnsi- 
1 mn in which he h,is ever been plai eil, he has been vcr\' lailhlnl tn his trusts, and 
has irllecleil laedit nil his nlli.iv S.i\s ,i wilier in nne nl the stale |iapi'rs: 
"Whether presiding as judge, nr i nnleud ing as inunsel, he has always been kind, 
cniirtenns and dignilic-d, and cspcci.illv has he always been the friend iiiul cniin- 
selnr (d the ynung and me.xpei lenced ineinbeis nl the prnfessii ni." 

Jiulge Wright was married August Jv, i^,;7, In .Miss .\ancy Jaipndine McC'ian- 
ah.m, nl ( ireeiiville, Smith C.'.irnl i ii a I ler mnthei was an i'^arle, daughter nf Cnn- 
gressman I'di.is l^arle, who was in ihal bndy fnr ni.in\' years, and her grandmnlher 
w.is a sister nf Chief Justice Marshall. .Mis. Wright is the mnther of eleven chil- 
rlren, nl wlinm six are li\'ing, and all seiiled in lile .\|| ,ire married but the 
\nungest smi. Judge <iud .Mrs Wright .in in e\i client he.illh, .iml all hniigli in 



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the pciiiMi III ih(' "scic anil \t.llin\' Icil,' llnv ,lic- niiiiiil; in spirit, aiiil have in 
I lie II I iiiuv.inc V I III' rl.isl ii 111 Miml 111 in ii li I Ir 1 1 1 1' I'lii \' ,iiT v^i c nvi ni; i ilil 141 ;u'<'l nlly , 
• IS r\'ci \liiii I \ has (111- jiiivili l;c' I il ilmim. Ilii\' lia\c I<iiil( Ih-cii iiu-mlicrs uI llir 
t III ISlKIII C'lllll I li. 

JAMl'S S. M, l.l' AN. 

S/D.t 1 1. 1 
TAMi'S STA1'F()R1> M. I.I'AN isaxm nl I'lijali ^iml Mai y ( Stall. ml ) McLean, 
- anil was Imiii In \VasliinL;t'>n, I'laiiklin riaint), Missuuii, lanuaiy 22, 1S51). 
ills lather is a |ili\ siciaii. I mm in Kiiiuu k \ , ami is I ivint; at Washinyti m, in Iiis 
cii;lilieth war. Ills nnithcr was a n.itivcnl lllinnis .She dirt! in iiSyi. lames 
was eilncaled at the \\'asliini;ti m I ' mversit \ , S.iini I.onis, ^mn^ tliiongh tin- 
jiiniiir \eai; the law ilepai tineiil nl the I 'n i\'eisil)' nl \''irL;in ia, Chai luttesvi lie, 
where he spent mie year, ami the S.iint i-imis l.iw s(lii)iil, where- he speni t\wi 
\i',ns, and uas L;iadiialed in June, iSSi 11. niei\'ed a tluirnugh eipiipinent lni 
pre ilessiiin.il lile, .mil ini inediati l\' upened an ulliec- in Se<lali,i, where he has 
\\iiiki:d lip ,1 l.iir client. iL^e- lur mie si 1 sluiit .1 tune in the pintessii ui. lie w.is in 
( I nil p,in\' with ( )i astiis A Ci.ind.ill I he lust \ i.ii , .iiid has lieen alone since. Ills 
luisim ss is in the civil eiiurts 1 mlv, his pi e lei 1 nee Ik; mil; tor that class of li titration. 
1 le IS studious, painstaking in .ill his lei^al \\ iirk, ,ind is a risinij; yoiiiiL; num. 

Mv Mel, e. in lielont;s tn ihe ordi 1 iif the KiiiL;lits cit I'vthi.is, and the I'reshy- 
teri.in C hn re li. He- li.is l.iid .1 j.;i n id li ill ml.il r in h n success in i. haiacti'r as well as 
in literaiN' .ind lei;,d ei iiic.it n m 



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A!.iu-:r'1' r.. iogan. 

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l.ld.K'l' H()\l) I ,< )( i AN, one til I he le.iil 1111.4 nieinliers ol the lolinson cuiinty 
mil lor se\'eral \e.irs assi>i.ant alliiriie\' ul the S.iint i.oiiis, K.tiisas 
City .mil Niiilliern r.iilw.iy, is .1 IJnckeye liy Inrtli, lirst seeinj.; the li,i.;ht m 
the town lit I'ol.iml, .M.ihiiniiiL; cuimtv, M.iich 21), iS^:. His l.ither. W'llliam 
laig.in, a 1 mild el ,111 d (1 mil .lit 1 n, w.is .1 iiatixe ul \'ir'.;inia, and ni.irried .M.ir\ Ann 
.McN.ilili, 111 ( )liiii. 111 iiSjS .\IIh/i t v\.is the 1 1 111 rill child in .1 lainily ut seven chil- 
dren, iiiitli |)areiUs are still livini^ in M.ilii m 1 1114 cuimty, ()hio. 

( )iir siiliject received iilosl ol h is id iicatioii .11 the Poland l*"emale College, the 
cm I ii nliini im Indiiit; I lie lii'j^lier liiic;lisli liram Im-n .mil 1 ,,il in. At iiini'teen \e,irs 



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Ill ai;i-', LUil w.u i.iL;in,i; in tin- l.iiiil, Mi l,>ii;.in i iilisicd, luiic, iSdi, ill (.cini)i,niv 
I'., -' ;il ( )lu( 1 111 1,1 Ml r\', w 1 1 ill I u .1-. oi (I.I , ,1 ii . W'csi \'ii l; iiiia, .mil w.is iimlci i . nii- 
iii.ni.l i.l ( iriii'i .il K I iM'. 1 ,111/, 1 1 mil I I ill Hi! I 111 1 1 1,1 1 1 ri;iiiiciit, " I ' | luii lli^ |Mi ililu- 

I C.'.'l.iiul l{ r Scuiiiii.jii ,l^^llllll■ll . ..iiiiii,iiiil, II. 111. Sl.inloy Matliicws lirin^' 

liriitcii.iiit (mIiiikI, K. ij llciyis, late |in,iilciit dI llic United Stales, majur. Mi. 
I.iinaii ji.irtu ipati'd in .ill tin- L-nL;,iL;ciii. iits in W'c^t X'iiniiii.i. In 1.S62 iiib rci;!- 
iiiciit w.is sciil tu the ,11111) 111 tlic I'dloiiMc, ,iiid liHik p. 11 I ill tliL- liattles ol .Smitli 
M. junt.iiii ,iiid .\iiiictam In 1 .So ; lie w.is ^talllln^■d at (..'iKiilebton, West X'iryinia. 
L;ii,irdiiii; llie c. uiil eilei ,1 Ic |)iiM.iiu;rs; 111 til, it \eai lie w,is |jriini(iled to serine. lilt 
iiuijiii" lit liib rei^iiiient, .iiid .illciw.iid l.i lii-it lienteli.iiit I le fiiiniiKiiided the 
adwuiee 1411.111! in Ilniit. I's i.ii.l mi I,\ 11. Iilaii l!,Ii. \'ii\i^iiii.i, and tin- le.ir i;n,ird in 
till- leliiMt III tile K,iii,i\\ li.i \'.illr\, ,iiid w.is llienee tiMiisleired to the Shell, mdiiali 
\',ille\ , iiiidei (ienei.il I 1 11 ill. i , ,iiid ,ilt. w.ud 11 1 ider ( ieilera 1 Slleliihi n, the ( . nil - 
iii,iiid |i,irtiei|M| illy ill .ill the riii^.i^eiiuii Is .il iIiwm' lii'.ive kMilers. lie \\',is ,ilter- 
w.iul , ill, u lied 111 llu- ,S|h .iiiii\ ei.i|is, iiiidei (ieneial Clonk, where he ii-mained 
iiiilil llie el.ise ol the \v,ii, heiiin nnisteie.l mil in ( 'lei.el.iiid, ( )liio, Anyiist 6, 1.S65. 
lie thus MMA'ed his emiiiiiv ii\ei' Imir ^e.iis, with limior .iiui tine manl\' ioni'.it;e,' 

Heinle i;.iiiii; into the .inii\' Mr l.o'.;.iii luid lIu' l.iw in iniinl, as his |iiotession, 
,111(1 li,id riMil one year , it I'oLiiid lliuiii'^ llie w,ir lie .ilso di|>|ie(l iiiu. his law 
li.ioksas 1 .ppoitmiilies presented tlieinseKcs, ,ind 011 i . nniiij^ eait he entered the 
(illiee ol 1 Imi C"li,iiies 1{ (ilidden, Lite piih^c . .1 ilie ninth indicud (list net of ( )liio, 
with lesideiue .it I'ol.ind lie w.is ,idiiniieil t.. th.' Ii,ir 111 i.SdO, .ind .liter pr.n tic- 
ihl; .It Sli.ii.Ml, I'eniis\d\',iiii.i, Iw.. slimi \e,iis, he e.iiiK- lo Missouri, and settled at 
his pies. Ill Inline lie w ,is (il\' ,illmne\ ..I W'.ii reiisl nil i^h trmil i.Sjj lo i.S7.|,,ind 
ill 1 cSyn \\ ,is ,ipp( liiilei I ,issisl,iiil ,itt. )]'iK-\' . >I llie r,iil w.iy .il re.idy nieiilimied, a 1 o.id 
In I w eel I li\ e ,111 d six hniidu'd mi les Imej, 1 1( 1 1,11 1 ( h,ii i;e ol" ,dl the l.iw i as, s on 
lli.il I lim oii..;lil,ir( , milsiih .,1 .s^.imi l.,.iiis. I.n lliree \e,irs, lieiiii; iiukIi ol llu' 
I line ,ll S.iiiil L( .Ills 01 . .11 I II. 1 . 1. 1(1 

1.11111,11 \ .'1, oSii^, Ml 1.0.^,111 w.is 111,11 I led lo Miss I'dki I '. Cress, d.ini(liti-i" ol 
( ie. n ye Cress, de( ciseil, lornierh ( .1 \V,n 1 1 iisImh^Ii, ,iii(l tlie\' li.ix'e three ehild ren, 
two sons ,111(1 one (hiiinhler. llie elder smi is nanieil ("ileii II,i\"es, in lujiiorol his 
first maji ir, ,itler\\ ,11(1 pi . sideiit ol llie 1 ' 111 o d Si, lies The ( il iK-r I u ("1 1 11 lid ren .ire 
Minnie I .,1 Cii.i ,iiid ('ieiiii;e Willi, nil The l.inuU alleiid the Melhodist Church, 
ol whii h niosl 111 them ,ire memlieis. In pulilits Mr l.oL;,in is ,1 lli(.roiii4h-n(nng 
I epnlilii .111 

lie 111, ikes a p.ii I i.d spi'i 1,1 1 1 \' ol i riniinal IiIil;.iI ion, in whit h briinch ot the kiw 
he has nsn,ill\' h.id ,i line sneeess. With one e.Nceplimi (uliile he w.is in S,iinl 



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I.oius) lie lias Ikcii < < uinctlril uilli cVii \ tii.il \i>\ iiiiiidci' in |i)hnsiHi ciiiint)', 
siiui- lir Mlllnl lirir lli- is a i;ciuil Iri.il l.i\\\i'i, aihl InailL; a siiiuolli, ras\' and 
pcisiiasivc ^|M■ak(■|, Ills iin I II rssinii mi a |iii \ ul ins |irris is ai I in 1 1 a I lie Ills |iiai'- 
lii r cxtciuls mill a ilu/rii i miiiiics ,ii iiKnr, ami lie is usually a \fry luisy man. 



SAMUl'.L I'. Sl'AI^KS. 

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(^AMl'I'L I'RI'STOX Si'AKKS is ,|, sicmlnl ln,m an ulcl iKitriotic Nurlli 
• — ' t'aidlina laniily, liis l;i and lat lui-, Jncl Spaiks, ln-iiii;- in llic sceiinil war willi 
llic inollu-r loiiiUi \', ami liis y i cal L;raml I al iici in llic lirsl, Ijcith li(un thai slaU-. 
IK-, likewise, IS a native ol Xculli t'ariiliiia, lieiiiL; liuiii in Snrrey einultv, January 
I, i''s.(.(. Ills jiareiUs were William \V. Sparks, a seluml teacher, ami Liui'eli.i 
L'diiielia (I'l)!!!) S|>aiks, li.ali, alsci. Niutli t aniliniaiis liy liiilli, the nmllier lieiiiL;- 
Imiii al (iiiillmd (."null ll'Uise. William W. Spaiks imi\iil with his little lamil\, 
uite.iml sou, t(i this slate in June, i.'s.)4. when S.inuiel Nvas nmlersix munlhsuld, 
and settled in Idhnsun eniiutv, where his wile died ill Si'ptemlier h >lli iwint;. lie 
himself died in i Syd. 

Samuel I'. S])arks w.is ednealed at MeKeiidree ('olh'ne, I^-banun, Saint Clair 
ei)iiiit\', llliiiiiis, and was j^iailu.ited in i.Syo, lull ilassii al eiinise, alter li\e years' 
reside nee. lie taut; 111 seln ml liel ure ^niiiij, t<> < ul lei;c, ,iiid dm ini^ vacatiiins w hih' 
in his eulle^e course; read law at Wan ensl)nii;li with lion. Russell llicks; was 
admitted to the l),ir in iSj |, and then spent one \i-ai ill study ;it the Saint Louis 
hiw school. Ill 1S75 lie loimed a partnership with his Warrenshiir^h preceptor, 
and the lii in ot llicks ,ind Sparks was dissolved li\- the death (.>^ Judge Ilitks, in 
iS;0 Mr Sparks then hecanii.' a iiailnei i>l (i.iiiell C". L.iiid, and ihat firm ((Ui- 
1 i lined II 111 1 1 I he de.i 1 h ol Mi I ,.ind, ill 1 N,s.- >ii 111 e M.ii c h, I ^^ ;, Mr. Sparks has 
liieu llie senior meiuliei ol the In in ol Spaiks and t.iinpliell, his associate lieiut^ 
l.eviii II t'ampliell Their prartue is misc ellaneiuis and larj^f, iiiul they have an 
e-\c-(dlent staudini; at the countv I'.ir 

Mr. Sp.iiks is a man ol i iidom ilalile cmrt^v', and a zealous worker in his pro- 
I'ession. lie takes hold ol a cas( determined to work it up thoroughly, and to 
win il his (lieiit is in llie right; ,iinl 110 man e\er lost a case because of his in.i- 
hilit)' to do It justice. lie is a well read, widl lialam cil m.iii, and eipially good 
as a Court ^i\\i\ as a jury lawyer, lie is ileal and strong in argument, and nsualU' 
snccesslul In the supreiiii' lourt ol the st.ile his siici ess has been secomi to lli.it 



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1,1 iHi nihil- l.iu'Vrr Ml liih |i.u I 111 Mis\.iiiiJ lie i -. \ r 1 \ i.ilrUil .ilmiil all Ihiliul 
ilci.iils, ,iiii| lr,i\rs III, I i|)|ii)l I II ml V liii' a Mi.iji | in I i;niiii I 

Ml >i|i.ii ks ^^a^ 1 In k 111 ihr iiiinil\ iiiiiil I1..111 1 Syu In 1 S74, and irprrbinlccl 
llu- i-astL*ni (ii'iti id 1)1 |uliiisv>ii county m the thirty-liist nciicial asbcmlily, licinij 
ricclcil li\' liii dcincuiatu' ii ui ^l itiimts In 111! .1 xaiaiic)' lie li.is |>i(ivril luiiisell 
lailhliil Id every liiisl 1 uiiliileil U< hini lie 1-1 a l\iiiL;hl 'rcin|>lar in h'reeniasi iiir)'. 
ami lna^te|■ dI the W'ai 1 ell^l)ll 1 l' h loil^e iil the same oiiler. 

Ml", Sjiarks has ln-en tvvue maniiil: liist in 1.S71, to Miss Myra Curtis, ul 
(."lintiin, ileniA' euuntx', this slate, she dyiiit,' only a le\i.' nioiitlis alteiwanl; and 
the second time in Apiil, iS;;, to Miss N'annie K, C'unnnigliaill, ul Little Koek, 
Arkansas, h.ivini; li\' hei two s,,ii>. 



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Di'i- RKi;si;. 

// AhSA II 

Till'! clerk ul Benton eounl\', whose name We have jilaced at the he. id of tiiis 
skeleh, is .1 son ol the Lite Judi^e Addison Ree'se. who \s'as a native (jt Har- 
rison i.ount\, Keiituik)-, .ind .1 |iroiniiu-nt kiwyer and ludi^e in noitheasteiii Mis- 
souri loi" more than a (|iiailer ol ,1 ciniuiN, and lor sixteen or seventeen years ol 
tli.il |ieiiod was on the lieiu li of the ein ml eonrl, dyim^ ill Saint Louis in i8.Sj. 
I lis wile was MaiLfaiel lliinei lietoie her marii.ii;e She was horn in Albany, 
New \'oik, and died in C'.mton, MisSoiiii, 111 iSo;. 

Our subject was born .it Moni ierllo, 1 hi- judieial town of Lewis (ounty, l-"eb- 
111, 11')- .'. i.Sj;, and w.is ediK.iled .it (.'.iiilou, in the s.ime county, bi-ini^ ,1 i;i-.id ii.iti- 
of Chrisii.m l'ni\'crsit\-. cl.iss ol i.S(,i Ihe next \i-ai- he devoted to study in the 
S.iiiit Louis Uni\'ei sit\-, after which he re. id l.iw with his father and M L". llaw- 
kins, of (.'.iiiton, .ind was liceiisril to pi. n lice in 1 .Sd | b\ |iidi;e J, lines I'.llison 

.Ml Keese |)|-acticed one \-e.ii .11 .\ lex.iiidei , C'l.ii ke i oiiiity ; in the spring" ol 1 .S05, 
settled in Warsaw, .ind took llu- ollici ol couiil\- attoriie\-, wliich lie held oiie 
terin In i^>7- he was elecled pi osei ill i 1 11; ,it torii(-\' ol the comity, <uid held that 
office the same period. In c^yi, though b.irelv of the reipiired age, he was 
nominated by the deiiiocratic [i.iitN- for ihe olfn i_- of iinlgc- of the (then) seventh 
judicial circuit. He w ,is elecled to his pnscnt (omil\ ollice in iSyS. and re- 
elected in 1882. He is .1 (iemoc-i.it. Ii\'ing in ,1 ic-publii.in couiuy, and had a l.iii 
majoritv .it each elc-clion, being ipiite popular in the CouiUV. He seems to be a 
f.uoiiti- of his party where In- is wril kiioc\n, ,ind at the lime ol writing — winli-r 



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of i.SS(-S4 — is talked 111 li)i till' ilciiiuii-, nil iMinini-i' luitlii; lOvly-iiinth ( oiijrross. 
'I lie " Miss( ■mi l{nli.-i|irisf," ut W'aisaw, l Ini^ s| iraks i .1 him; 

■'lii'iiliiii iiiunl)' lias a hun ulhiiii slir wall Ihaioi and cNpicl hi In: nuniinalrd 
tci ua-ar ilic luxi i uii^aa^sn aial maiulc U. iil'Hi rdiiiilv will |ircsciU tin.' luuiic ul 
!)(•(■ l\(a-st- 111 the iicxl n uu cm icMi, an<l uill mi^c; his c laiiiis (Ui llii- i^inmul cil his 
aliililics and i-miiuait lilncs'^ Idi the [ihu a:; .\\\A v\ilh I^lcsc in iiinu,ii'ss, ihc sixtli 
(lislrirt will hava- .iw alik; and |Mi|inlar rrpii-sriii ali\ a- 

Mr. Rccsr is rc] lulled in In- line iil ihe lirsi |iiildi(al caiu'asscis <iti ihe dcmii- 
cratir sidi' in ihis [lail ut llic stale. In iiiatmy he stands at the head of the 
H( ntiin conntv liar. !!<• is a mendicM- ul the Am ient ()idcr ut United W'luknien 

Idle wile III Ml, Reese was Jenny A lla^tain, dannhtia- ..I Daniel M. C. lias- 
tain, lit Warsaw, and sislci ul I' I). Ilasl.iin, [in isia n tinj.; attiiiiie\' iif lienUm 
ciinntw elsewhere nieiiliuned in this liuuk Ihes weie |iiined in marriage in 
November, lSIj/, ami have three daughters 



IT KNRV STIIHI'NRAI'CII was Imrii Ajird 18, ■; 
^ iiii the Ivliine, (iermaiiv, the s.ime eii\ m whii 



lll'.NRV SI'UIM'NkAl'CII, 

h' l.\ ..IS ( 7 / ) 

1.S4S, at Mayeiue (ur Meat/) 
h juhannes ( jiitleillieri;, tlit 
invcntiiruf the art uf |iiinting, was Imrn. Ilimiv reeeive-i| his eduealiun at the 
(j_\annasium ut Mayeiiec, and liaviiig, li\- sliidv anti oliservatiori, actjuired a 
])redi|ectiuii tur a repiiblii an lurni o\ gmarnmenl, and tolluwing his imptilscs in 
thai direi tiuii, hi.: immigrated \\ In 11 eii;lileen \ears uld, .iluiie, withuiit frieiuls or 
rekitives, tu the I'nited St