The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Politicians in the Printing and Publishing Business in Missouri
other than newspapers

  David Lee Bales (1873-1952) — also known as David L. Bales — of Eminence, Shannon County, Mo. Born near Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa, April 14, 1873. Democrat. Printer; merchant; farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Shannon County, 1917-30; member of Missouri state senate 22nd District, 1931-34; candidate for delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention at-large, 1943. Died, from a stroke of apoplexy, in Eminence, Shannon County, Mo., October 31, 1952 (age 79 years, 200 days). Interment at New Eminence Cemetery, Eminence, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, July 2, 1893, to May Estella Powell.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Fremont Cochran (1846-1906) — also known as Charles F. Cochran — of Atchison, Atchison County, Kan.; St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Kirksville, Adair County, Mo., September 27, 1846. Democrat. Printer; newspaper editor; lawyer; Atchison County Prosecuting Attorney, 1880-84; member of Missouri state senate 2nd District, 1891-94; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1897-1905. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., December 19, 1906 (age 60 years, 83 days). Interment at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of W. A. Cochran and Laetitia (Smith) Cochran; married, April 27, 1868, to Louise M. Webber.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  DeWitt C. Cunningham — of Doniphan, Ripley County, Mo. Democrat. Printer; newspaper editor; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Ripley County, 1927-28. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: DeWitt Clinton
  Cynthia L. Davis (b. 1959) — of O'Fallon, St. Charles County, Mo. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 23, 1959. Bookseller; member of Missouri state house of representatives 19th District, 2003-10; candidate in Republican primary for Missouri state senate, 2010; Constitution candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 2012; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 2016. Female. Christian. Still living as of 2016.
  See also Wikipedia article — Encyclopedia of American Loons
  Charles S. Dickson (b. 1891) — of Milan, Sullivan County, Mo. Born in Monticello, Lewis County, Mo., March 24, 1891. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; printer; farm operator; drug store operator; postmaster; member of Missouri state senate 14th District, 1952-54. Methodist. Member, Rotary; American Legion; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, June 12, 1920, to Gretchen Payne.
  Charles W. Fear (1874-1942) — of Joplin, Jasper County, Mo. Born in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., March 23, 1874. Republican. Printer; editor, Missouri Trades Unionist; organizer for American Federation of Labor; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jasper County 3rd District, 1911-12. Died in Cole County, Mo., April 30, 1942 (age 68 years, 38 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Fear and Mary Jane (Bevan) Fear; married, November 28, 1896, to Marie Adelaide Whisler.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Goodenough (1871-1947) — of St. Louis, Mo.; Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo. Born in West Cowes, Hampshire, England, July 7, 1871. Republican. Printer; proofreader; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 5th District, 1921-26. English ancestry. Member, Knights of Pythias; Typographical Union. Died in St. Louis County, Mo., January 31, 1947 (age 75 years, 208 days). Interment at Friedens Cemetery, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, April 6, 1887, to Annie Perrin; married, November 22, 1937, to Marietta Mayfield.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joe G. Lightner (b. 1884) — of Odessa, Lafayette County, Mo. Born in Napoleon, Lafayette County, Mo., April 1, 1884. Democrat. Printer; magician; mayor of Odessa, Mo., 1920; member of Missouri state senate 17th District, 1941-44. Burial location unknown.
  William Rock Painter (1863-1947) — also known as William R. Painter — of Carrollton, Carroll County, Mo. Born in Carrollton, Carroll County, Mo., August 27, 1863. Democrat. Civil engineer; printing business; chair of Carroll County Democratic Party, 1903; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1913-17; member of Missouri state senate 8th District, 1923-30. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Died, from a myocardial infarction, in Carrollton, Carroll County, Mo., July 1, 1947 (age 83 years, 308 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Lee Painter and Sallie Ann (Rock) Painter; married to Cora Herndon.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Percy Pepoon (1861-1939) — of Hardy, Sharp County, Ark.; St. Louis, Mo. Born in Warren, Jo Daviess County, Ill., November 11, 1861. Democrat. Printer; president, St. Louis Typographical Union No. 8; executive board member, Central Trades and Labor Union of St. Louis; candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 2nd District, 1910; member of Missouri state senate 30th District, 1935-39; died in office 1939. Died September 7, 1939 (age 77 years, 300 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, April 8, 1885, to Beatrice Trenchard Viggers.
  Joe Taylor (b. 1907) — of Noel, McDonald County, Mo.; South West City, McDonald County, Mo.; Neosho, Newton County, Mo. Born in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Okla., August 21, 1907. Republican. Writer; newspaper editor; printing business; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1935-38, 1953-58, 1963-64 (McDonald County 1935-38, Newton County 1953-58, 1963-64); defeated, 1938; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, Lions; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1940 to Isabel Puryear.
  George S. Tourville — of St. Louis, Mo. Socialist. Book dealer; candidate for delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 31st District, 1922; candidate for Missouri state senate 31st District, 1924. Burial location unknown.
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