Barney W. Frauenthal, general traffic agent of the United Railways
Company of St. Louis, was born in White Haven, Pennsylvania, February
27, 1869. He attended the public schools at White Haven and completed
his education at the Central State Normal School at Lock Haven,
In 1893 he accepted a position with the Wabash Western Railway Company in a capacity preparatory to fitting him for the information bureau of the St. Louis Union station, then in process of construction.
On the opening of the Union station, September 2, 1894, he was given charge of the information bureau and under his unique direction it became the first successful organized bureau for the dissemination of general information in the world.
On January 25, 1904, he was promoted to the position of general ticket agent of the Union station, comprising nineteen associated lines. On April 10, 1912, he was appointed general passenger and ticket agent of the Terminal Railroad Association, the St. Louis Merchants Bridge Company and The Wiggins Ferry Company.
On September 25, 1919, he severed his connection with the steam
railways and accepted an appointment by Rolla Wells as general traffic
agent for the United Railways Company of St. Louis under the
He was elected by the city council a member of the Mullanphy board, a charity trust fund, the city of St. Louis being trustee, and in 1908 he served as vice president of that board.
In 1909 he served as the first president of the Shaw's Garden
District Improvement Association and from July 10, 1912, until August
31, 1914, he was a member of the Hospital Board of the city of St. Louis
and when that board was abolished by the new charter, he was, on July
19, 1915, appointed a member of the Municipal Nurses Board of the city
of St. Louis, created by the new charter, and he served as vice
president of that body until October 17, 1918.
While his business activities have constantly increased in volume and
Importance, he has at the same time devoted much time to public service.
He has labored untiringly to further general progress and to improve all
of the public offices he has held.
In 1905 Mr. Frauenthal was elected secretary of the St. Louis Railway
Club and he has been annually reelected since, having also previously
served that club as first vice president for a number of years. His
principal diversion is hunting and fishing when leisure permits.
Barney Frauenthal was the father of Edward A Frauenthal of St. Louis, my grandfather. Edward A Frauenthal married Lillian Gapen and they had two daughters together, Virginia Frauenthal Walhus and Ann Frauenthal King. Virginia married Don Walhus and they had two children, Paul Terry Walhus and Alice Ann Walhus Whiteneck. Ann Frauenthal married Harold King and they had two children, Carol King Marshall and Corky King, who married Julie. Paul Terry Walhus, married Dorothy Epp of Vancouver BC and Alice Ann Walhus married Don Whiteneck of Alamo, California.
Edward A. Frauenthal, my grandfather, started out as a paperboy in St. Louis. At a young age, 16, he won a car for distributing the most newspapers as a paperboy. Eventually, he worked for Westinghouse Air Brake Division in St. Louis and worked downtown. He bought a summer place in Chautauauqua, Illinois where we spent summers when I was a kid growing up in St. Louis. There's a discussion of Chautauqua at http://spring.net/chautauqua
My grandmother Lillian Gapen Frauenthal, liked to spent her evenings playing bridge on the screened in porch at Chautauqua with my grandpa and their friends The kids went off to the "Community Sing and Movies" that they had in the covered theater at the top of the hill near our cottage.
Family Tree (Frauenthal Gapen):
Son, Paul Terry Walhus
Virginia Frauenthal Walhus
Lillian Annie Gapen
Edward Albert P??y Frauenthal
Adelaide Wolf Fletcher
Great Grandmother Great Grandmother
Mark M. Fletcher Barney W. Frauenthal
Harry A. Gapen Great Grandfather
Edward A. Frauenthal, Grandfather had 3 sisters
Bernice Frauenthal Ebsworth
Family Tree (Walhus Hellickson)
Donald F. Walhus
Martin John Walhus
Mary Castor Abbotts
Great Grandmother Great Grandmother
Eli C. Hellickson
John M Walhus
Great Grandmother Great Grandfather
|Birth Date:||3 Oct 1897|
|Death Date:||Nov 1970|
|Social Security Number:||489-05-0634|
|State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:||Missouri|
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