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Biography of John W. Burton

John W. Burton was born in Lawrence County, Indiana, November 29, 1842. His father, Eli Burton, is a native of North Carolina, and is now in the seventieth year of his age; his grandfather, John H. Burton, was a native of Virginia. Eli Burton migrated to Indiana, when a young man, bought a farm. on which was a small log house, and there the subject of this sketch was born, and there his father continues to live, but the log cabin has given way to a handsome modern residence, surrounded by the broad acres of a well-improved farm, instead of

Biography of Marcus A. Low

No intelligent resident of Kansas would dispute the assertion that in Marcus A. Low, of Topeka, is found one of the really big men of the state. He is a man of many achievements. His ability in the law had led to distinguished position with great corporations; his ranching and developing of oil and gas properties have been conducted on so large a scale as seemingly might have been weighty enough interests to engage the ordinary man; his political foresight and intnition have caused his selection for public office as high as he would accept, but not upon these evidences

Biography of Julius Thamer Muench

Julius Thamer Muench, attorney-at-law in St. Louis practicing as a member of the firm of Walther, Muench & Hecker, was born in St. Louis August 11, 1875, the son of Hugo Muench, a native of Warren county, Missouri, and Eugenie Thamer Muench, a native of St. Louis. On his father’s side he is a grandson of Friedrich Muench, a native of Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, one of the early pioneers and a precursor of the large number of university men who came to this country after the German Revolution of 1848. The subject of this sketch received his early education in the

Biography of Carl F. G. Meyer

Along the line of steady progression that marks the wise utilization of the varied opportunities which are presented for the attainment of success, Carl F. G. Meyer has reached the presidency of the Meyer Brothers Drug Company, although he started out in the business world in a very humble position. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, March 7, 1880, and here his entire life has been passed. He was a student in Smith Academy and afterward attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, while subsequently he went abroad and entered the University of Paris. Mr. Meyer initiated his

Biography of Otto P. Meyer

Otto P. Meyer, first vice president of the Meyer Brothers Drug Company of St. Louis, in which city he has spent his entire life, was born February 28, 1870, a son of Christian F. G. Meyer, of whom extended mention is made elsewhere in this work. He was educated in the public schools of St. Louis and in the University of Michigan, from which he received his Ph. C. degree in the class of 1890. Returning to St. Louis, he then entered the business which had been established by his father and was conducted under the name of the Meyer

Biography of William M. Bryan, M. D.

The medical profession in St. Louis has many distinguished and capable representatives, men who are most conscientious and faithful in the discharge of all professional duties and who are continually striving to promote knowledge and efficiency by broad reading and comprehensive study. To this class belongs Dr. Bryan who was born in St. Louis November 25, 1875. His father, W. J. S. Bryan, also a native of St. Louis is a son of William and Martha Alice (How) Bryan. W.J.S. Bryan is now connected with the board of education of this city. His father, William Bryan, served as vice president

Biography of Warren P. Elmer, M. D.

Dr. Warren P. Elmer, making a specialty of internal medicine, was born in Lodi, Ohio, October 1, 1879, a son of Warren Elmer, who was also a native of the Buckeye state and a representative of an old family of Ohio and New York. The Elmers are of English origin and the family was founded in America in 1650 by Edward Elmer, since which time representatives of the name have participated in the Colonial wars, the Revolutionary war and other military struggles, defending American Interests. Warren Elmer, Sr., was a breeder and stock raiser, who specialized in breeding and raising

Biography of Frank Eugene Williams

Frank Eugene Williams, an active member of the St. Louis bar, who is keenly interested in questions of civic betterment and whose efforts in that direction are far-reaching and resultant, was born in Saginaw county, Michigan, July 6, 1892. His father, George Gordon Williams, is a native of Flushing, Michigan, and through his active business life followed the occupation of farming but is now living retired, making his home in St. Louis. He is prominent in Masonic circles. He married Anna E. Irland, of Genesee county, Michigan, who passed away leaving two children: Frank E., of this review; and Cecil

Biographical Sketch of Oliver Bernard Zeinert, M.D.

Dr. Oliver Bernard Zeinert, a surgeon devoting his time to important hospital work as well as private practice, has been a lifelong resident of St. Louis county and has practiced in the city of St. Louis since his graduation from medical college. He was born May 29, 1885, in Ballwin, St. Louis county, a son of Dr. Charles B. and Margaret Zeinert. Spending his youthful days under the parental roof he attended the Kirkwood high school and then entered the University of Michigan in preparation for his professional career, winning his M. D. degree in 1907. Returning to St. Louis

Biography of Theodore H. Polace

Theodore H. Polace has been a lawyer of recognized standing and ability at the Marysville bar for over thirty-five years. His career began as a teacher, but he soon turned to the law and had found in it an occupation fitted to his talents and tastes, and had made it the medium of his chief service in the world. Mr. Polace was born near Grete in Will County, Illinois, March 12, 1860. He comes of a scholarly family and one that had given several members to the ministry of the Lutheran Church. His father, Rev. Gustav W. Polack, was born