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ISBN:
096314488X
Author:
Kevin Amsler
Category:
Americas
Language:
English
Publisher:
Virginia Publishing; 1 edition (May 1997)
Pages:
288 pages
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1713 kb
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Final Resting Places: The Lives and Death of Famous St. Louisans puts a lively spin on an otherwise macabre topic. It consists of dozens of brief biographies of famous former St. Louis residents with an emphasis on their deaths and burial sites.

Final Resting Places: The Lives and Death of Famous St. Organized by cemeteries, most prominently Bellefountaine and Calvary, it starts with the early citizens and progresses to the more modern, often supplemented with pictures of the subjects, their homes or their grave sites. Author Kevin Amsler has done an excellent job of relating the history of St. Louis through the snippets of the people featured.

Final Resting Place book. Kevin Amsler is a freelance writer/author from St. Louis. His books include "Final Resting Place: The Lives and Deaths of Famous St. Louisans" (published by Virginia Publishing) and the self-published "Smoky Goes to Europe: A Travel Tale of a Marriage". He has written a newspaper column and several travel pieces. Hi Kevin Amsler is a freelance writer/author from St.

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Final Resting Place : The Life and Death of Famous St. Louisans. These words grace the headstone of Tennessee Williams, one of those profiled in this fascinating look at the lives, deaths and burial places of well-known St. Final Resting Place" includes short biographies as well as descriptions and maps of the city's largest cemeteries, Bellefontaine and Calvary.

The Lives and Deaths of Famous St. Published May 1997 by Virginia Publishing. On March 7, 1849, a group organized by William McPherson, a banker, and John Darby, a lawyer and Mayor of St. Louis, incorporated a new burial ground under the name "Rural Cemetery Association.

These words grace the headstone of Tennessee Williams, one of those profiled in this fascinating look at the lives, deaths and burial places of well-known St.

He lived in St. Louis, Missouri, participated in Freemasonry as a member of St. Louis Lodge 111, and served as a United States Marshal. Kevin Amsler, Final Resting Place: The Lives and Deaths of Famous St. Louisans (1997). He also became a successful businessman, and served two terms on the Board of Trustees of the Town of St. Louis, in 1808 and 1813.

One of the best books on the life of Joseph Charless, S. was written by David Kaser, "Joseph Charless: Printer in. . was written by David Kaser, "Joseph Charless: Printer in the Western Country", in 1952. The following is an outline of the earlier life of Joseph Charless, S. As a follow-up to the article on the final resting places for famous St. Louisans, here are images of the final resting places of the four primary women of The Blows of Yesteryear, An American Saga. Charlotte: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Adele: Church on the Hill Cemetery, Lenox, M.Nelka: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St.

"The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks". These words grace the headstone of Tennessee Williams, one of those profiled in this fascinating look at the lives, deaths and burial places of well-known St. Louisans. "Final Resting Place" includes short biographies as well as descriptions and maps of the city's largest cemeteries, Bellefontaine and Calvary. Throughout the text are historical items such as the Mississippi River island where duels were fought, a dramatic plane crash that killed a mayor and his staff, and the elaborate funerals of the Busch family.

From the poet T.S. Eliot to sports editor Bob Burnes; from explorer William Clark to World's Fair promoter David Francis; from Civil War general William Sherman to airplane builder James McDonnell; from slave Dred Scott to Negro League baseball player James "Cool Papa" Bell; from St. Rose Phillipine Duchesne to Archbishop John May; from entertainer Josephine Baker to actress Betty Grable; from brewers Adolphus Busch to William Lemp, author Kevin Amsler weaves the stories of these prominent people into the rich history of the city.

  • Silver Globol
I really enjoyed this book. Very detailed and informative. Perfect for studying for my upcoming trip in January. Great job!
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Great book
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“Final Resting Places: The Lives and Death of Famous St. Louisans” puts a lively spin on an otherwise macabre topic. It consists of dozens of brief biographies of famous former St. Louis residents with an emphasis on their deaths and burial sites. Organized by cemeteries, most prominently Bellefountaine and Calvary, it starts with the early citizens and progresses to the more modern, often supplemented with pictures of the subjects, their homes or their grave sites.

Author Kevin Amsler has done an excellent job of relating the history of St. Louis through the snippets of the people featured. I read this in preparation for a class on St. Louis history and I picked up stories and anecdotes of characters that I had never heard elsewhere or, if I had, was able to place them into a context that I had not previously appreciated. This is a short book and an easy, but most rewarding read.