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Can you help match names to this group of Webb City businessmen?

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

June 26, 2024

We recently found a nice copy of a photograph of the Commercial Club of Webb City that was taken by E. E. Spracklen.

The photograph was published in a supplement of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Our original copy of this image was of poor quality, and we were glad to find a better one.

We estimate this photograph was taken about 1915, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is available online, but we were unable to find the supplement.

Some of the names of these early Webb City businessmen are unknown. We have two partial lists, which are both a bit confusing. The name list written on the Palco Lumber paper was found with the new copy of the image, and the other list was written on the back of our first copy.

If any of our readers can help with an identification, please contact us at the Webb City Area Genealogical Society, third floor of the library. Our phone is (417) 673-0398 and email address is

This list was written on the back of the lesser-quality copy of the Commercial Club photo…

While this list was found with the higher-quality copy.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.