A history of northwest Missouri by Walter Williams

By Walter Williams

"JAMES H. McCoRD. the expansion of an excellent firm in a urban is a compendium of the growth and improvement of the town itself, for the latter is yet a meeting of guys and their households, who're ultimately pointed out with the furthering of those transactions. the nice urban of St. Joseph, with its heterogeneous industries and far-reaching exchange and trade, owes its really good progress and prosperity to its place as a allotting heart of the goods of an enormous kingdom, and its focus of construction; however it isn't any much less indebted to the nice enterprise homes, and the enterprising males who've constructed them from modest beginnings to exceptional. measurement. one of many biggest and most crucial advertisement issues of St. Joseph is the wholesale grocery residence of Nave-McCord Mercantile corporation, which below the directing head and hand of its president, James H. McCord, keeps to satisfy with the prosperity which it loved lower than its founder, the overdue James McCord."

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The mother is still living in the old homestead place in St. Joseph, which she has occupied for fifty years. She is a woman of Christian character, is still active, and is devoting her time to various charities and missionary work in connection with the First Presbyterian Church of St. Joseph, of which she is the oldest living member. James H. McCord was born at Savannah, Missouri, while the family were temporarily sojourning there, being brought to St. Joseph when but five weeks old. He was educated in the public schools, the St.

Selfreliant and ambitious, he determined to fit himself for a broader field of endeavor, and he finally entered the Bryant & Stratton Business College in St. Joseph, in which institution he was graduated in 1866. He then obtained employment as weighmaster in a local pork-packing house, and in the meanwhile he wasted none of his otherwise leisure time, as he simultaneously prosecuted the study of medicine, under the able preceptorship of Dr. Galen E. Bishop, one of the leading physicians of St. Joseph.

Mr. and Mrs. , who was born October 21, 1895. THOMAS B. ALLEN. A native son of Missouri, Thomas B. Allen has been a member of the Buchanan County bar over twenty years, and is judge of Division No. 1 of the Circuit Court at City of St. Joseph. Among his kindred are some of the old and honored families of Missouri, and the work he has accomplished ,as a lawyer, his standing and character as a citizen, have served to increase the honorable associations identified with his name. Thomas Buford Allen was born at Fredericktown, county seat of Madison County, Missouri, March 26, 1868.

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