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Edward Estes Pershall

Edward Estes Pershall, business executive. Member, past president Railway Tie Association; Member The Burns; Mason (Shriner).


  • Pershall, Edward Estes was born on August 17, 1887 in East St. Louis, Illinois, United States. Son of Samuel Estes and Catherine (Weber) Pershall.

  • Education

    • Student of University of Illinois School Chemistry, 1910.


    • 1 daughter, Dorothy (Mistress Henry Belz). Married second, Ethel Sultlan, February 2, 1925. Chairman board T. J. Moss Tie Company, 1936.

      Director Boatmen’s Bank in St. Louis. Director Laclede Gas Light Company, The Pullman Company (Chicago). Executive and advisory board St. Louis Council, Boy Scouts of America.

      Commissioner of the Bi-State Development Agency Development Agency, Missouri Illinois Metropolitan District, 1957-1959. 1st chairman of the board of trustees Village of Hazelwood, Missouri.


    The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.


    In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

    Denomination: Methodist


    All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.


    Member, past president Railway Tie Association. Member The Burns; Mason (Shriner). Clubs: Bellerive Country, Missouri Athletic, Noonday, Racquet, University (St. Louis).


    • Married Leita Horton, June 7, 1911 (died 1921).; married second, Ethel Sultlan, February 2, 1925.
    • father: Samuel Estes Pershall
    • mother: Catherine (Weber) Pershall
    • spouses: Leita Horton
    • Ethel Sultlan
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    Born August 17, 1887