Monday, February 16, 2009

Frank B Klepper 1864-1933

These details are from Lucille Clepper Mehrkam's, "History and Genealogy of the Family of Jacob Klepper/Clepper Family and Malcolm McAlpine Family" (The Gregath Company, 1996), Library of Congress under card number 86-62751

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FRANKLIN B. KLEPPER (Thomas G., Wm. Sr., Jacob Sr.), was born 22 Jun. 1864 St. John, Putnam Co., Mo.; son of Thomas Gillenwater and Mary Emily (Hoyt) Klepper; died 1933.

A Representative from Missouri he moved with his parents to Mirabile, Caldwell Co., Mo. where he attended school for ten years. Moved to Clinton Co., Mo. and engaged in Agricultural pursuits; attended Baker University, Baldwin City, KS.; engaged in teaching for two years; was graduated from the law department of the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1898; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Polo, Caldwell Co., Mo.; prosecuting attorney of Caldwell Co. 1900-1905; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (Mch 4, 1905 - Mch 3, 1907); moved to Cameron, Clinton Co., Mo. in 1907.

Married 30 Nov. 1893 to Lela Madden; born 3 Mch. 1874.

Children:
i. Donald Klepper b. 22 Jul. 1895.
ii. Francis Klepper born 18 Sept. 1898
* iii. George Madden Klepper, Sr. b. 11 Sept. 1902 Kingston, Mo.; died 18 Feb. 1983, Memphis, Tn.
iv. James Klepper b. 29 Sept. 1907


REFERENCE:
*George Madden Klepper, Sr., Lawyer, Sterick Bldg., Memphis, TN. (made the Klepper Chart (1933).
The New Age Dec 1983 Vol. XCI#12;
Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1927
US Government Printing Office 1928.920.US85SJ

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Additional details are at:
http://politicalgraveyard.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_B._Klepper

1 comment:

James said...

Pretty cool page. I'm a descendant of James Klepper, so this was a neat find.