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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF NOTABLE & INTERESTING PEOPLE & FAMILIES
OF ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI

(Under Construction)

 

ASBRIDGE, Hedgemon "Red" (A Skilled Craftsman)
AUBUCHON FAMILY
BECK, Oliver Redwing & Mary (McFadden)
BOHMAN,Michael J. (Prominent Farmington Businessman)
BRAUER, Robert E. (Retired Federal Judge)
BROWN, Edith (25 Years In An Orphanage)
CANTWELL, Harry (Sr.)
CARUTHERS, Benjamin E. (State Representative)
CAYCE, Milton P. (Pioneer Settler & Prominent Farmington Businessman)
CLAY, John S. (Lawyer/Probate Judge/Senator)
COLLINS, Jim & Virginia (First Managers of K.F.M.O. Radio)
COMPTON BROTHERS - The Singing Compton Brothers Grow Up
COPELAND, Dr. W. A. (Farmington Physician)
COTTLE, Captain Warren (Revolutionary War Veteran)
CRANE, Clinton (President of St. Joe Lead Co., 1912-1947)
DAVIS, Alonzo Sinclair (A. S.) - Pioneer Farmington Businessman
DEARING, Falkland "F. H." (long-time St. Joe Lead Co. official)
DENEKE, Dr. Wesley A.  (Beloved and Prominent Educator)
DOSING, Nancy Jane ("Aunt Nan")
DOSS, Sam (legendary law enforcement officer)
DOWNING, Dr. Benjamin R. (leading county physician)
DUNN, Frances (She's Proud of Her Home Town - Bonne Terre)
GOFF, James L. (Prominent and Influential Merchant, Banker, and Farmer)
GOODMAN, Jake (Pioneer Businessman)
GROOM, Frank (former County Court Judge)
HALE, Dr. Stephen Ferguson Hale (son of Thomas Harvey & Margaret Eads Haile)
HANEY, Dr. Thomas Lee (Beloved Flat River Physician for 25 years)
HOFFMAN, Perry (Merchant, Farmer, State Representative)
HUNT, Cora (Mrs. John Giles Hunt) - A Woman of Strong Convictions
HUSKY, Ferlin (Lead Belt Boy Who Became Country Music Legend)
KEITH, Dr. Frank Lee (Prominent County Physician for 44 Years)
LODHOLZ, Karl and Selena (nee Bram)
JANIS BROTHERS (Six Bachelor Brothers of Bonne Terre)
JASTER Don (Creator of Miniature Replicas of Bonne Terre Landmarks)
LAWSON, Jack (The Man Who Loved Bonne Terre)
MARLER, Leann (long-time Park Hills Librarian)
MATKIN Family of St. Francois County
McDANIEL, John (Well-Known Mine Captain)
McEWEN, Dr. G. A. (Prominent Physician)
McGINNIS, Dr. E. E. (Prominent Bismarck Physician)
MOSLEY, Jean Bell (Beloved Missouri Author - Born in Elvins)
O'CONNELL, Charles Michael (Farmer, Railroad Engineer, State Representative)
PARKER, Bonnie (Movie Star from Bismarck)
PARSONS, Charles B. (Father of Bonne Terre)
PEERS, Phillip (Left His Mark on Both Nation and City)
PERKINS, Joseph D. (School Commissioner, Prosecuting Attorney, Circuit Judge)
POLITTE, Edith S. (nee Ledbetter) Completes 30 Years of Service at Flat River Post Office
POSTON, Dr. Charles P. (Prominent Physician & Surgeon of Bonne Terre)
RINKE, Henry Hugo (Prominent Undertaker & Flat River Businessman)
ROBERTSON, Howard E. (A Quiet Man Who Left His Mark)
ROUX, Maud (Bonne Terre's Senior Businesswoman)
SKINNER, Glen (Knob Lick Fire Tower Renamed in his Memory)
SON, Dr. Thomas A. (Beloved Bonne Terre Doctor for Over 40 Years)
STEWART, Marie E. (Publisher/Editor of Farmington Press, Wife of Jess Stewart)
TURLEY, Dr. Lee (Physician to 3 Generations, Delivered 6,213 Babies)
WAGNER, Gary W. (Prominent St. Francois County Attorney)
WELBORN, A. L. (Contractor, Farmer, Police Officer, State Representative)
WILLIAMS, Clyde (Congressman Eighth District)
WILLIAMS, Dr. George Benjamin
WILSON, George M.
YEARGAIN, John Wesley
ZAPF FAMILY (Prominent Bismarck Farming Family)

The following are Goodspeed's Biographical Sketches from St. Francois County, Missouri, published in 1888, many of which were transcribed for us by
Mary (Hutchings) Taylor.   Thanks Mary!

ABERNATHY, James A.

ALEXANDER, John C.

ALEXANDER, Lawson

ALLEN, John

ANDERSON, Andrew

ANDREWS, William H.

ASBURY, Samuel L.

AUBUCHON, Adrian

AUBUCHON, Basile

AUBUCHON, Ferd.

AUBUCHON, Francis

AUBUCHON, Peter (Judge)

BARNHOUSE, Carico J.

BARRY, William S.

BEAL, I. G.  

BLANKENSHIP, Joseph 

BLANKS, W. P.

BOSS, A. D.

BOYER, JACOB

BRADLEY, John L.

BRYAN, William H.

BURKS, John T.

BYINGTON, Edward

CARLETON, Eliza

CORWIN, Alvin B

   

GHERMAN, T.

GRAVES, Fayette P.

 

HAILE, Samuel G.

HAILE, Thomas H.

HARTSHORN, John

HIGHLEY, John W.

 

 

PIGG, Thomas P.

RARIDEN, Willard

 

SIMMS, T. J.

TILLMAN, R. V. 

 

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ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO HAVE PASSED THE CENTURY MARK

Norma Farmer, Beloved Doctor, Surpasses 102 Mark (2003)
Sarah Jane (Cunningham) AuBuchon Celebrates 101 Years of Life
Happy 100! Howard DeGonia (2008)
Mary Alice (Trautman) Hartmann Celebrates 100th Birthday (2007)
Mary Roberta Haupt - Farmington Woman See Three Centuries
Freda Henderson Celebrates 100 Years (2008)
Artie M. Armon - Celebrates 108 Birthdays
Lucinda (Murphy) Hobbs 1812-1913
Thomas Harvey Haile 1820-1920
Pauline Kohler Lives 102 Years (1908-2010)
Rhoda McQuitty, born on Christmas Eve 100 Years Ago
Lester Plummer Celebrates 100 Years of Good Living (2010)
Jessie Pratte 1908-2009
Marguerite Rohrer Roberts 1905-2005
Susie Saffell Celebrates 103 Years of Life
Gladys Shults Celebrates A Life Well Spent at Age 102
Clinton Wininger Publishes Book at Age 101 (2004)
Lola Esther (Allen) DeMier 1907-2008
Presbyterian Manor Celebrates Its Centenarians (2008)

 

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IN MEMORY OF ......


Ruby (Robertson) Becker



The following are Goodspeed's Biographical Sketches from Perry County published in 1888 which are on the Rankin Family History website.  If any of these surnames are in your line, you might want to check them out because many St. Francois County residents migrated from the Cape Girardeau/Perry County/Ste. Genevieve County area.  

 


  Drury Abernathy     Logan M. Anderson     Prof. Werner Asche  
  Peter V. Beauvais     John P. Bergmann     Joseph Felix Bey  
  Prof. George M. Beyer     Maurus Biehle     Joseph Blechle  
  William Blechle     Frederick Boehme     George Brewer  
  Gregory Brewer     Judge R. M. Brewer     Judge R. V. Brown  
  William Varner Brown     James Burgee     Joab W. Burgee  
  Henry T. Burns     William Cambron     A. H. Cashion  
  Casimir Chappius     James T. Christian     Lewis Cissell  
  Vincent Cissell     Henry Corse     J. B. Davis  
  Fr. D. L. DeCeunynck     Ceran F. DeLassus     J. R. & L. DeLassus  
  Jules Denizet     James H. Difani     William Andrew Difani  
  John Dippold     John C. Doerr     Louis Doerr  
  William J. Drumtra     Joseph Duerr     Francis Duvall  
  W. P. Faherty     Douglas C. Farrar     John C. Farrar  
  Robert Y. Farrar     Dr. Florence Feltz     Clement J. Fenwick  
  John Z. Fenwick     William Furth     Frank J. Geile  
  Henry M. Geile     John F. Geile     F. E. Geohring  
  Andrew Gorman      Alexander Grass     James T. Greenwell  
  James Grimaud     Rev. A. G. Grimm     Louis Guyot  
  J. W. Hart     Rev. Joseph C. Hembree     John Hof  
  Peter Hoffman     Augustine S. Holster     J. & L. P. Hooss  
  Thomas Hooss     Andrew Huber     Henry Huber  
  Joseph F. Huber     Robert H. Hudson     John A. Hughey  
  Hon. Anton Hunt     Henry G. Kiesler     Charles A. Killian  
  John M. A. Killian     William Klemp     Andrew Klump  
  August Klump     John Kuennell     Charles F. Lawrence  
  Maj. Felix Layton     James Layton     Thomas H. Layton  
  William Litsch     Gabriel Lottes     August Lueders  
  William A. Lueders     Leo Manning     Henry Markwort  
  Stephen McAtee     Charles J. McBride     John C. McBride  
  Auguste Mercier     Stephen Miles     William Victor Miles  
  Bernard Modde     Francis X. Moll     Ambrose J. Moore  
  Basil Moore     Ignatius Moore     Joseph V. Moore  
  Laurence S. Moore     Thomas F. Moore     Thomas J. Moore  
  James Moranville     Anson H. Morey     David F. Morton M. D.  
  Pancratius John Muench     John P. Munch     George Neubeck  
  John V. Noell     Sebastian Olivar     Henry C. Oliver  
  H. G. & C. Palisch     Thomas L. Phillips     Theo Picou  
  Henry Pingel     John C. Popp     Alban Prost  
  Claude U. Prost     Henry F. Quick     John Rauh, Jr.  
  Edward Robb     Thomas W. Robinson     Thomas B. Sanders  
  William Sandler     Martin Schamel     Anthony H. Schindler  
  Clement Schindler     Joseph Schindler     Raymond Schindler  
  Caspar Schlatman     G. F. Schmidt     Thomas Seemes  
  Dr. Reuben Shelby     William H. Shoults     Francis S. Smith  
  Richard Swann     Charles Thieret     L.& O. Thorpe  
  James F. Tucker     Leo P. Tucker     Nerius Tucker  
  Simeon S. Tucker     Emanuel Urban     Venantius Van Eeckhoute  
  Henry Verschelden     John L. Vessels     John F. Walker  
  Rev. J. M. Warren     R. C. Waters, M.D.     Charles A. Weber
  Weinhold Bros.     Joseph G. Weinhold     Prof. J. H. Welp  
  Walter S. Wilkinson     William R. Wilkinson     Robert M. Wilson  
  Mathias Wukasch     Simon Yount     Ferdinand Zoellner  

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