Frederic L. Billon. [Billon, Annals of St. Louis in Its Territorial Days from 1804 to 1821 (St. Louis: Nixon-Jones Printing Co., 1888), frontispiece]

Frederic L. Billon’s amateur antiquarian pursuits in the mid-nineteenth century resulted in…

Kenneth Brown Billups Sr. [National Association of Negro Musicians]

Kenneth Brown Billups Sr. was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 14, 1918, the son of…

Kate Leila Gregg

Kate Leila Gregg, a professor of English at Lindenwood College in St.…

William Torrey Harris

Born on September 10, 1835, in North Killington, Connecticut, William Torrey Harris was a…

Phoebe Apperson Hearst. [State Historical Society of Missouri, Ralph Gregory Photographs Collection (P0604), P0604-10921]

When she was a little girl in pigtails, Phoebe Elizabeth Apperson sometimes rode on the…

William Jewell. [Walter Williams, ed., A History of Northeast Missouri (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1913)]

In some respects, William Jewell’s story is similar to those of thousands of others who…

Luella St. Clair Moss. [The College Widow, Christian College, 1918]

Luella St. Clair Moss, an educator and community activist, was born in Virden, Illinois, to…

John Mason Peck. [Album of Missouri Baptists (St. Louis: Central Baptist Pub. Co., 1904), p. 2]

John Mason Peck, a pioneer, Baptist missionary, noted preacher, author, and journalist on…

James Milton Turner, circa 1870. [Lincoln University]

Although numerous secondary accounts of James Milton Turner’s life list his birth date as…