Location: Washington Missouri

Biography of William F. Flint

William F. Flint was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, April 4, 1828. His father, George Flint, was a native of Maryland, and William Flint, his grandfather, was a-soldier in the Revolutionary War. William F. Flint moved to Franklin county, Indiana, with his parents, when he was six years old, and then accompanied them to this county in 1841, where he has lived since, excepting-four years that he resided in Harrison county, returning to this county in March, 1881. He received most of his education by home study, and began teaching school when he had reached the age of eighteen years, which business he was engaged in during the winters for fifteen years, and during the summers gave his attention to farming. In September, 1861, he enlisted in Company C, Daviess County Battalion, serving six months, then enlisted as-a private soldier, and rose by promotion to the rank of second lieutenant. After his time of enlistment expired, he again enlisted as a private in a company from this county, and was elected captain. At the organization of the Thirty-third Regiment Enrolled State Militia, he was elected lieutenant-colonel, in 1862, and served in that capacity until August 16, 1864, when he enlisted again as a private soldier, in Company F, Forty-third Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and was commissioned captain and served as-such until his discharge, June 30, 1865. After his discharge...

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Biographical Sketch of H. M. Dowell

H. M. Dowell is a native of Surry county, North Carolina, born July 9, 1825. His parents, Peter and Mary Dowell, were both natives of North Carolina; and his grandfather was a captain in the Revolutionary War. When our subject was seven years old his parents moved to Henry county, Indiana, and in 1839 to this county, where he was reared upon a farm, and thus acquired a liking for farming, which he has since made his occupation. Mr. Dowell was united in marriage, March 21, 1850, to Miss Harriet Smith. She was born in May, 1832, and died June 2, 1867. They had four children; namely, William, born January 7, 1851; Sarah J., born July 21, 1853; Cornelius, born December 7, 1858-died; and Austin, born April 30, 1863. Mr. Dowell was married, April 10, 1870, to Miss Rebecca Hart, who-was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, January 9, 1842. They are rearing Mary E. Dowell, an orphan child, the daughter of a niece of Mr....

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Biography of Judge John W. McElhinney

For the fourth term Judge John W. McElhinney has been called to the bench of the thirteenth circuit court of Missouri having entered upon the duties of this position in 1901. His course has at all times reflected credit and honor upon tile state that has honored him and he is today numbered among the ablest of Missouri’s jurists, for film decisions have at all times been strictly fair and impartial, and moreover have been the expression of a comprehensive knowledge of tile principles of jurisprudence, combined with ability to apply accurately his principles to tile points in litigation. Judge McElhinney was born February 4, 1851, on the Mason road in Bonhomme township, between Manchester and Creve Coeur, his parents being Alexander and Martha J. (Hibler) McElhinney. It was about the year 1845 that his father removed to St. Louis county, Missouri, from Butler county, Pennsylvania, and here took up the profession of school teaching and also followed carpentering at an early day. Later, however, he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits and subsequently prepared for the bar, devoting his time and attention to law practice in St. Louis and adjoining counties from 1860 until his demise, which occurred July 3. 1985. For almost two years he had survived his wife, who spent leer entire life in St. Louis county and who passed away in December, 1893. The youthful...

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