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Photos and transcription courtesy of Dave Hallemann, December 28th, 2011

 

Rowe General Mercantile Ledger

Valle mines, Missouri

1906-1910

This ledger was recently acquired by the Jefferson County Historical Society.The names in this index represent persons that had an account during the specified time period with Rowe General Mercantile.

 

Richard Hawkins Rowe was born in Valles Mines, MO on August 22, 1952 to Edward and Grace Rowe. Richard married Alida Sykes on May 10, 1876 and they had eight children. In 1898, Richard Rowe and his oldest son, Albert Philip Rowe, opened a general mercantile store at Valles Mines. They continued this operation until 1924 when A.P. Rowe purchased the business from his father who was in ill health. Richard died November 26, 1926 on a visit to St. Louis to see some of his children.

Albert and Pearl Emily Holdman were married June 12, 1907 at Herculaneum. According to Albertís WWI draft registration, he was short with a medium build, blue eyes, and black hair. Pearl and Albert had two children and they continued serving the area with the merchandise business over a 50 year period. In addition, Albert also became postmaster of Valles Mines in 1921 and served in this capacity until he retired in 1947.

Albert & Pearlís daughter, Evelyn, married R.W. (Pete) Snider. She took over the store, becoming the manager and postmistress. She was still serving in that position when her father Albert died in 1970. Rowe General Mercantile can still be seen today, January 2012, behind the post office building on Highway V in Valle Mines, Jefferson County, Mo. (background story by Lisa K. Gendron)

 

 

Account Name††††††††††††††††††††††† Page Number

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Arnold, Joe††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 126

Abbott, Chas ††††††††††††††††††††††† 130, 134

 

Beckett, Clarence††††††††††††††††† 110, 173, 201

Beckett, John†††††††††††††††††††††††† 116†††††††††††††††††

Bisch Working Mines††††††††† 41, 164

Bisch, Bud†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 66, 99, 101, 102, 104, 157, 158, 164, 199

Blackwell, James††††††††††††††††† 147

Blake, Allen††††††††††††††††††††††† 51, 92

 

Account Name††††††††††††††††††††††† Page Number

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Blake, Frison†††††††††††††††††††††††† 74, 178

Blake, John††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 53, 111, 135, 161, 162, 170, 202

Blake, Paul††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 99

Blake, Wm.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 61, 65, 109, 136, 153, 154,

Boyd, Fred††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 61

Boyd, Rev. Robert A.†††††††††† 174

Bruce, Ed. E. †††††††††††††††††††††††† 176

Bruns, Felix†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 165

Butler, John†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 121

 

Cape, Sam.††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 32, 33

Cather, D.D.††††††††††††††††††††††††† 26

Cook, Jas. A.††††††††††††††††††††††††† 72, 73

Cook, Press.††††††††††††††††††††††††† 70, attached to 124

Craig, Len A.†††††††††††††††††††††††† 27, 28, 29, 34, 103

Culton, Mrs. M.††††††††††††††††††† 81, 163, 199

 

Decker, N. H. †††††††††††††††††††††† 85, 86, 185, 189

Doebbert, Fred†††††††††††††††††††† 28, 80

Douglas, Frank†††††††††††††††††††† 40

Douglas, Henry††††††††††††††††††† 91

 

Frazier, F. A. †††††††††††††††††††††††††63

Finney, Henry ††††††††††††††††††††† 95, 98, 195

 

 

Account Name††††††††††††††††††††††† Page Number

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Hammond, Armeal††††††††††††† 169

Hodge, Ollie†††††††††††††††††††††††† 182, 184

Holmes, Wm. D.††††††††††††††††††† 100, 108, 194, 204

Hopkins, Thos.†††††††††††††††††††† 205

 

Iahn, Wm. J.††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 47, 137, 138

 

Keaton, Chas.††††††††††††††††††††††† 33

Keaton, John Sr.††††††††††††††††††† 127

Ketcherside, Joe.††††††††††††††††† 134

Kobel, Chris††††††††††††††††††††††††† 75, 122

Kobel, Fred†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 60, 155, 160

Kobel, Jake††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 98

Kobel, John†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 68, 193, 203

 

 

Kobel, Wm.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 91, 171, 172

 

Lawhorn, Frank††††††††††††††††††† 57, 105, 106, 156, 192

Larkins, Jack†††††††††††††††††††††††† 119, 120

League, John†††††††††††††††††††††††† 30

Lindsey, W.W.††††††††††††††††††††† 141, 173

 

 

Manwarring, Jas.††††††††††††††††† 45, 46, 129, 159

Manwarring, Ed.††††††††††††††††† 133

Miles, Frank††††††††††††††††††††††††† 52

Miller, Otto†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 97

Moore, L. F.†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 145

Morse, J. H.†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 49, 149, 150

 

McClain, Clyde†††††††††††††††††††† 133, 140, 177

McFarland, Geo. A.††††††††††††† 205

McLane, Thos.†††††††††††††††††††††† 151, 152, 174, 187, 188

McLain, Chas.††††††††††††††††††††††† 114, 125

McGee, Dan††††††††††††††††††††††††† 128, 196

McGuire, Phil††††††††††††††††††††††† 93, 175, 190, 204

 

 

Account Name††††††††††††††††††††††† Page Number

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Nash, Lee††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 29

Nichols, John††††††††††††††††††††††††43, 44, 131, 132, 142

Nusbaumner, John Sr.†††††††† 87, 88

Nusbaumner, Matt††††††††††††† 77, 78, 143, 144, 197, 198

 

Perryman, D. E.††††††††††††††††††† 64, 94

 

Ratty, Frank††††††††††††††††††††††††† 38, 39

Ratty, Henry ††††††††††††††††††††††† 36

Ratty, Jesse††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 76

Ratty, Press†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 82

Ratty, Walter, †††††††††††††††††††††† 67

Rawson, John††††††††††††††††††††††† 89

Rowe, John††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 34

Rowe, W. A.††††††††††††††††††††††††† 69

Richardson, Ellis††††††††††††††††† 56

Ruloe, Ernest †††††††††††††††††††††† 185

 

Stewart, Art.††††††††††††††††††††††††† 166, 179, 180

Stewart, Chas.†††††††††††††††††††††† 35, 37, 82

Stewart, Ed.†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 126, 183

Stinnett, Jas.†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 83

Stiner, Jas.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 115

 

 

Terry, Frank E. †††††††††††††††††††† 96, 127

Terry, Thos.†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 24, 31, 48

Thurman, Jas. A.†††††††††††††††††† 104, 107, 191

Thurman, John J.††††††††††††††††† 117, 118

Tindall, Ed.†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 139, 142

Todd, Barney††††††††††††††††††††††† 71, 167, 168, 200

Turley Brothers††††††††††††††††††† 62, 186

Turley, Ed†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 97, 113

Turley, Henry†††††††††††††††††††††† 112

Turley, Wm. L.††††††††††††††††††††† 58, 59, 84

Townsend, Wm. O.†††††††††††††† 90†††††††††††

 

Valle, Henry†††††††††††††††††††††††† 50, 123, 124

Valle, Margaret††††††††††††††††††† 42, 146, 147

 

Account Name††††††††††††††††††††††† Page Number

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Wadlow, E. G.††††††††††††††††††††† 55

Waters, Jas.††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 79, 83, 148

Whaley, James††††††††††††††††††††† 181

Williams, Laf.†††††††††††††††††††††† 54, 194

Williams, Robert††††††††††††††††† 135, carried to little ledger

 

 

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