Notes for William Henry Meschede


"The following transcript was written in 1957 by Anna Stockman"

William was the youngest of eleven children. He attended Little School near his home. Followed by the Loretto Academy in Marshall, Missouri, and the Christan Brothers School in St. Louis, Missouri. He took a course at the Central Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg, and taught school in Saline and Carrell counties within Missouri. Then he entered the University of Michigan where he studied law and was graduated in 1900. He went to Marshall, Missouri and practiced law with the firm known as Meschede and Ruff. For many years he was attorney for the Missouri Pacific, Chicago, and Alton Railroad Companies. He served for two terms as Prosecuting Attorney of Saline County, Missouri. He was a charter member of the Edward Hamill Council of the Knights of Columbus, and a faithful member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Marshall, Missouri.

William possessed a keen and studious mind, and a reputation of being a fair and honorable man. He never married, and later died at the Alexian Brothers Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on January 23, 1951. His funeral service was held at St. Pete's Catholic Church, Marshall, Missouri on January 26, 1951. He is buried at Mount Saint Mary's Cemetery, (Northwest of Shackleford, Township 50, Range 22, North Eastern part of Section 10.) Saline County, Missouri.
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