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100 Years Ago

August 17, 1916

F. W. Mondell from Boyhood to Congress

Frank W. Mondell was born in St. Louis, Mo. The day that Lincoln was elected the first time. His father was an active Union man in the days that immediately followed when St. Louis was greatly agitated over the question of union vs. secession.

The hotel he kept was quite the headquarters in that part of the city for Union sympathizers. He became captain of the first Missouri cavalry, was in the very first battles of the Civil war in central western Missouri and saw considerable service.

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