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Bartlett Boder


Bartlett Boder, American banker. Decorated Knight of Red Cross of Constantine.


Boder, Bartlett was born on January 5, 1885 in Troy, Kansas, United States. Son of Louis and Fannie (Quimby) Boder.


Student Saint Joseph (Missouri) Schools, 1903. Student, London, Paris, and Berlin, 1911-1914.


September 1959); married second, Mary Louise Wallace, December 24, 1960, Bank clerk, 1903-1905, 1907-1908. Reporter St. Joseph News-Press, 1905-1907. Reporter St. Joseph Gazette, 1915-1917, editorial writer, 1919.

President Missouri Valley Trust corporation since 1931, also director. Trustee of Harris Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago, St. Joseph Light & Power Company, from 1946. Vice president Tootle-Lacy National Bank, 1949.

President St. Joseph Museum Student Fort Riley (Kansas) Training Camp, 1917. Second in command Lieutenant, 1917. With 127th and 104th Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Force.

Organized 35th Division Tank Company, 1923. Retired 1935, as lieutenant colonel on 35th Division Staff. Handled Missouri financing for building river bridge at Rulo, Nebraska, 1938.

Originated name, Missourissippi, for world’s longest river, July 7, 1942. Chairman 1st District Missouri State Council of Defense, 1941-1945.


  • Author articles in France-Amerique on history of the early French west of the Mississippi River, 1947. Also historical and geographical articles in English.


Member President’s Washington Conference on Fire Prevention, 1947. City assessor, 1920-1923. Member Missouri Archeological Society (trustee, 1957), American Legion (state vice-commander 1927), Forty and Eight (director National Voiture Activities, 1946), Society Mayflower Descendants, State History Society Missouri (vice president).

Sons Revolution, Central Overland Pony Express Association (president 1959-1961). Mason (Shriner), National Sojourner, Royal Order Jesters. Clubs: St. Joseph Auto (president 1939-1940), Benton and St. Joseph Country.


Married Vira Price, April.; married second, Mary Louise Wallace, December 24, 1960, Bank clerk, 1903-1905, 1907-1908.

Louis Boder

Fannie (Quimby) Boder

Vira Price

Mary Louise Wallace