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John Haydock Carroll Papers, 1881-1911

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Identifier: A0242

Title: John Haydock Carroll Papers, 1881-1911


John H. Carroll was born June 27, 1858, in Erie County, New York, and was orphaned at the age of five. He was adopted by a Quaker family in Ohio, which later sent him to West Point. He was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1880 and the Missouri bar in 1881. He settled in Unionville, Missouri, and from 1883 to 1889 he was prosecuting attorney of Putnam County. In 1888 and again in 1900 he was a Missouri delegate to the Democratic National Convention and an alternate at large to the Democratic National Convention in 1892. In 1890, he was appointed general attorney for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, which had its headquarters in St. Louis. In 1917, he moved to Washington, D.C., and during the last year of World War I he served as assistant to the director general of the railroads, John Barton Payne. He was also the legal adviser of the Cuban embassy in Washington. He married Miss Priscilla Woodrow of Lynchburg, Ohio, in 1880. He died in December 1931.

Correspondence, 1884-1902; letterbooks, 1885-1892, 1899-1902; political notebooks, circa 1894-1902; account books, 1881-1902; bankbooks, 1887-1892, 1899-1911; checkbooks, 1897-1911; canceled checks, deeds, etc., Missouri House and Senate bills, 1895-1897.

9 boxes

Cite as: John Haydock Carroll Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States

Dates: 1881-1911

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Carroll, John Haydock, 1858-1931

Subjects: Politics and government


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