List of people from Sedalia, Missouri

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The following is a list of people who were born in, have lived in, or are otherwise associated with American city of Sedalia, Missouri; they are known as Sedalians.

In addition to what follows, a list of more than fifty Sedalia "Old Timers", who had met at the Sedalia Courthouse on the previous evening, was published in the December 12, 1893, issue of the Sedalia Bazoo; the list indicated when they had arrived in Sedalia, and from whence they had come.[1]

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Sedalia School Superintendents[change | change source]

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  • Floyd Ewing Hall (1920–1945) – naval aviator shot down over the island of Chichi Jima in the Pacific theater of World War II on February 18, 1945; after a month spent captured on the island, was executed and cannibalized by Japanese commanders; his capture and execution is one of the subjects of James Bradley's 2003 novel Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
  • John James Housel (1911–1941) – SK1c USN; killed in action on December 7, 1941, on the U.S.S. Arizona in the first wave of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

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Judiciary[change | change source]

  • Walter Henry Bohling (1888–1968) – Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Missouri (1934–1963)[2]
  • Brown Harris (1876–1948) – Jackson County circuit court judge for 24 years
  • Henry Lamm (1846–1926) – lawyer; jurist; poet; Associate and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri (1905–1916)[2][33][34]
  • Hazel Palmer – first female assistant prosecuting attorney in Sedalia, the first female county collector, and the first female magistrate judge of Pettis County; unsuccessful Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1958; president, National Federation of Business and Professional Women (1956–1958)[2][35]
  • John Finis Philips (1834–1919) – lawyer; politician; colonel 7th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry; president, Missouri Press Association (1891); US Congressman; federal judge[2]

Mayors of Sedalia[change | change source]

The following have been mayors of Sedalia:

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Bernarr Macfadden, "The Boxer", 1905

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References[change | change source]

  1. Sedalia OLD TIMERS in 1893 (Sedalia Bazoo, December 12, 1893)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 Appears in a list of twenty-six of "Sedalia's Famous Sons" at Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 118.
  3. Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City Biography: (Leroy) Daniel MacMorris (1893–1981).
  4. Penguin Group (USA) Author Biography: June Rae Wood.
  5. University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Music Biography: Bill Booth.
  6. Obituary: The New York Times, (September 1, 1963), p. 56.
  7. Obituary: The New York Times, (July 7, 1970), p. 38. Also appears in a list of twenty-six of "Sedalia's Famous Sons" at Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 118.
  8. Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 43.
  9. Obituary: The New York Times, (June 2, 1945), p. 15. Also appears in a list of twenty-six of "Sedalia's Famous Sons" at Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 118.
  10. Conroy, M.S., The Cosmetics Baron You've Never Heard Of: E. Virgil Neal and Tokalon, Altus History LLC, (Englewood), 2009. ISBN 0-615-27278-9.
  11. Obituary: The New York Times, (September 3, 1961), p. 61.
  12. Obituary: Nauert, C.G., "James V. Mehl (1941–1998)", Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol.29, No.4, (Winter 1998), p. 1,086.
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 Appears on the list of "Sedalia School Superintendents" at Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 120.
  14. Scotten, (1974), p. 142.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Scotten, (1974), p. 136.
  16. Harry S. Library & Museum: Oral History Interview with Raymond P. Brandt on 28 September 1970 Appears in a list of twenty-six of "Sedalia's Famous Sons" at Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 118.
  17. Elizabeth Williams Cosgrove, Muskogee Writer and Poet.
  18. Chalfant, R., "Dugan, Elizabeth Jane (Rosa Pearle) (1848?–1911)", pp. 263–264 in Christensen, L.O.(ed), Dictionary of Missouri Biography, University of Missouri Press, (Columbia), 1999. ISBN 0-8262-1222-0.
  19. "Obituary: Murry Engle (1930–2005); Isle journalist had a love for adventurous reporting". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. June 10, 2005.
  20. Imhauser, (2007), p. 29.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 41.
  22. State Historical Society of Missouri – Columbia: Longan, Rufus E. ( –1936)
  23. Find a Grave Memorial: John C. McLaughlin, III.
  24. Full Text Citations For Award of The Distinguished Service Cross, World War I, To Members of the U.S. Army (N-P) The list of twenty-six of "Sedalia's Famous Sons" at Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 118 refers to him as "'Gatling Gun Parker', inventor of machine gun".
  25. Harry S. Library & Museum: Oral History Interview with Col. Edward F. Thelen on 6 June 1968.
  26. Triplet, W.S. (Ferrell, R.H. ed.), A Youth in the Meuse-Argonne: A Memoir, 1917–1918, University of Missouri Press, (Columbia), 2000. ISBN 0-8262-1290-5; Triplet, W.S. (Ferrell, R.H. ed.), A Colonel in the Armored Divisions: A Memoir, 1941–1945, University of Missouri Press, (Columbia), 2001. ISBN 0-8262-1312-X; Triplet, W.S. (Ferrell, R.H. ed.), In the Philippines and Okinawa: A Memoir, 1945–1948, University of Missouri Press, (Columbia), 2001. ISBN 0-8262-1335-9.
  27. Air Force Link Biography: Major General Arthur G. Salisbury
  28. Sedalia Heroes Biography: George Whiteman
  29. Biography: General David Thomson.
  30. Claycomb, W.B., "Gentry, William (1818–1890)", pp. 334–335 in Christensen, L.O.(ed), Dictionary of Missouri Biography, University of Missouri Press, (Columbia), 1999. ISBN 0-8262-1222-0.
  31. Notable Names Database: US Ambassador to Hungary (List).
  32. Chalfant, R., "Bothwell, John Homer (1848–1929)", pp. 106–107 in Christensen, L.O. (ed), Dictionary of Missouri Biography, University of Missouri Press, (Columbia), 1999. ISBN 0-8262-1222-0.
  33. List of judges of the Supreme Court of Missouri
  34. Lawyers and Poetry: Henry Lamm (1846–1926) Missouri.
  35. Hazel Palmer – Business and Professional Women.
  36. Cassity, M., " Smith, George Rappeen (1804–1879)", p. 702 in Christensen, L.O.(ed), Dictionary of Missouri Biography, University of Missouri Press, (Columbia), 1999. ISBN 0-8262-1222-0 Appears in a list of "Mayors of Sedalia" at Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 119.
  37. 37.00 37.01 37.02 37.03 37.04 37.05 37.06 37.07 37.08 37.09 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19 37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33 37.34 37.35 37.36 37.37 37.38 37.39 Appears in a list of "Mayors of Sedalia" at Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 119.
  38. Mardos Memorial Library Biography: Hon. Henry Suess Appears in a list of "Mayors of Sedalia" at Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 119.
  39. [1] Archie Clement#Death Appears in a list of "Mayors of Sedalia" at Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 119.
  40. Missouri State Archives: Certificate of Election: (14/A/6/1, 2, 3, 1876: Certificates of Election: Judge of 6th Circuit Court (William H. H. Hill) Appears in a list of "Mayors of Sedalia" at Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 119.
  41. The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Potterton to Powel Appears in a list of "Mayors of Sedalia" at Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 119.
  42. certificate of Wilmer Steeples Appears in a list of "Mayors of Sedalia" at Ihrig, B.B. et al. (1960), p. 119.
  43. Baseball Almanac: 1920 Detroit Tigers Roster.
  44. Baseball Almanac: 1951 St. Louis Browns Roster.
  45. Baseball Almanac: 1934 Philadelphia Athletics Roster.
  46. Billiard Congress of America: Hall of Fame Inductees: 1969–1976.
  47. databaseFootball.com Statistics: Dick Barker.
  48. Anon, "Missouri's Joey Rich Elected President-Elect", The Inside Pitch: The Official Newsletter of the Amateur Softball Association, Vol.8, No.11, (December 2005), p. 1.
  49. Francis Asbury Sampson Collection Inventory: includes Biography of Francis Asbury Sampson (1842–1918).

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Christensen, L.O.(ed), Dictionary of Missouri Biography, University of Missouri Press, (Columbia), 1999. ISBN 0-8262-1222-0
  • Ihrig, B.B. et al. (eds), The First One Hundred Years, A History of the City of Sedalia, Missouri, 1860–1960, Centennial History Committee, Sedalia, 1960.
  • Imhauser, R.C., Images of America: Sedalia, Arcadia Publishing, (Charleston), 2007. ISBN 0-7385-5087-6
  • Scotten, F.C., History of the Schools of Pettis County, Missouri, 1974; Prepared under the Direction of C. F. Scotten, C.F. Scotton, (Sedalia) 1974.
  • Bird, Kenneth L. "Rail to The Osage" The story of the Sedalia Warsaw & Southern Railroad, Menwith Publications,(Lincoln, Mo), 2009. ISBN 978-1-61584-215-5

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