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Free Missouri Historical Newspapers Online

This page represents 37 free historical newspapers spread out over the state of Missouri since its founding into the 1900’s. All of them have at least a partial online representation.

Biographical Sketch of Francis M. Parker

Francis M. Parker was born in Howard county, Indiana, May 23, 1852, and there received his early education. In the fall of 1866 he came with his parents to this State and county, and settled in Washington township. Here he completed his education, farming in summer and attending school in winter. On attaining his majority he began farming for a livelihood, and continued until the fall of 1873, when he went to Kansas. He made the trip to the “grasshopper kingdom,” overland, and was fifteen days on the road. Arriving at his destination, he again resumed farming, but only stood

Biography of Thomas J. Flint

Thomas J. Flint was born on a farm near Brookville, Franklin county, Indiana, on the 4th day of August, 1835. His parents removed to Daviess county when he was six years of age, and settled upon a farm in what is now Washington township, where he lived and grew up, receiving a good common school education, attending the common schools of the, township and the select school at Miami, in Saline county. When eighteen years of age he began teaching school in Butler township, Harrison county, and continued in that occupation in Harrison and Daviess counties, up to 1868, excepting

Biography of Emmett R. North, M. D.

Dr. Emmett R. North, a St. Louis oculist of highly developed skill and proficiency along professional lines, was born in Labaddie, Missouri, October 13, 1877, his parents being Eugene Benton and Mary Sale (Pipkin) North, both representatives of old Missouri families. The father is now deceased. The North family was founded in America prior to the Revolutionary war by one of the name who settled in Virginia. The grandfather of Dr. North was Flavius Josephus North, who came to Missouri in the early part of the nineteenth century and served as a member of the first Missouri state legislature. The

Biography of Edward C. Stuart

Edward C. Stuart, starting upon his banking career as clerk in the First National Bank of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is now the vice president of the First National Bank of St. Louis, one of the largest and strongest financial institutions of the Mississippi valley. Advancement came to him in recognition of his worth and ability in his chosen field of labor. He has ever made it his purpose thoroughly to master any task entrusted to him and as power grows through the exercise of effort he has become a strong factor in financial circles of his adopted city. He was

Biography of Ludwig O. Muench, M. D.

Dr. Ludwig O. Muench, a veteran of the World war, who as a member of the Medical Corps won his captaincy while in France, and who has done important hospital work in St. Louis in addition to his extensive private practice, was born in Washington, Missouri, June 16, 1890, a son of Dr. Otto L. Muench, also a native of Missouri, and a representative of one of the old families of this state. The paternal grandfather, Ludwig Muench, came from Gottingen, Germany, in 1848, making his way direct to this state, where he resided until his death. He was a

Biographical Sketch of Charles O. Cole

Charles O. Cole was born in Scioto county, Ohio, March 7, 1830. Silas Cole, his father, was a native of New York. He was reared upon a farm, and has since engaged in farming and stock-raising, in which he has been very successful. He came to this county in 1872, and is one of the leading farmers of the township and owns a farm containing 440 acres of land. Mr. Cole was united in marriage, February 12, 1852, to Miss Sarah A. Orm, who was born in Scioto county, Ohio, June 15, 1834. By this union they have eleven children;

Biographical Sketch of E. H. Cole

E. H. Cole was born in Lorain county, Ohio, December 18, 1829. His father, Joseph Cole, was a native of New York, and his mother was born in Pennsylvania; Leonard Cole, his grandfather, was a, native of New Jersey, and was a soldier of the Revolutionary War, also in the War of 1812, and died in Ohio -at the good old age of 105 years. Mr. Cole was reared upon a farm, and bas ever since made that his principal business. In September, 1852, he left Ohio mid settled in Cedar county, Iowa, where he lived until March, 1874, when

Biographical Sketch of Ferdinand Tourney

Ferdinand Tourney was born in Ohio, November 15, 1833. His parents moved to Illinois when he was about six months old, and there Ferdinand was reared and educated. He began life as a farmer and continued that business during his residence in Illinois. In the spring of 1862 he came to this State and settled in Daviess county, and immediately engaged in farming. Mr. Tourney is a man of fine business qualifications, and his reputation for fair dealing with his fellow-men has won for him many warm friends. He was married in Livingston county, this State, in November, 1866, to

Biographical Sketch of Eli J. Walls

Eli J. Walls was born in Scioto county, Ohio, November 12, 1827. He was reared upon a farm, and received his education in the common schools of the Buckeye State. He came to this county in 1845, and has resided here ever since engaged in farming and stock-raising, in which pursuits he has been very successful. His mother, a cheerful old lady of eighty-one years, is also a resident of Daviess county. On the 6th of March, 1851, Mr. Walls was joined in marriage to Miss Catharine Netherton, who came to this county in 1834, and whose parents were among