A history of northwest Missouri by Walter Williams

By Walter Williams

"JAMES H. McCoRD. the expansion of a good company in a urban is a compendium of the growth and improvement of the town itself, for the latter is yet a meeting of guys and their households, who're in a roundabout way pointed out with the furthering of those transactions. the good urban of St. Joseph, with its heterogeneous industries and far-reaching exchange and trade, owes its wonderful progress and prosperity to its place as a dispensing middle of the goods of an unlimited nation, and its focus of construction; however it isn't any much less indebted to the nice company homes, and the enterprising males who've built them from modest beginnings to extraordinary. dimension. one of many biggest and most crucial advertisement issues of St. Joseph is the wholesale grocery condo of Nave-McCord Mercantile corporation, which below the directing head and hand of its president, James H. McCord, keeps to satisfy with the prosperity which it loved lower than its founder, the overdue James McCord."

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On account of private business Mr. Black was obliged to decline a reappointraeut on this commission, but the new commission have followed his suggestions as to the style of building to be erected, the class of exhibits, and the moving picture exhibits of Missouri scenes. Some ten years ago Mr. Black joined the Presbyterian Church, the church of his family on both sides, and continues to remain a steadfast and consistent member of the society, although not altogether in accord with its church government.

Joseph, was born in Sussex County, Delaware, on the 20th of August, 1852, and is a representative of families whose names have been long and worthily linked with the annals of American history. He is a son of Urias T. and Eliza J. (Knowles) James, and he was a lad of about fourteen years when, in 1866, his parents came to Missouri and established their residence in Pike County. Five years later they removed to Fremont County, Iowa, and established their home on a farm in the vicinity of Hamburg.

As previously stated, he is president of the board of trustees of the Bartlett Agricultural & Industrial School, concerning which adequate mention is made in the chapter devoted to educational matters, on other pages of this publication. He is president of the St. Joseph Art Society, is first vice president of the St. Joseph Commercial Club, and is known as a liberal, loyal and public-spirited citizen. In his home city he is identified with the Country Club and the Banton Club and is affiliated with Invincible Lodge No.

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