Putnam County

Historical Society, Inc., and Genealogical society Unionville, Missouri

Putnam County Historical Society Museum Hours 2015

Summer Hours:

Monday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Winter Hours (Labor Day through Memorial Day):

Monday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Please call 660-947-2955 for Special Appointment!

Putnam Fadeless Memories

Putnam County Genealogical Society



Click to download the quarterly newsletter.

Volume 1, August 2014


1888 History Bios

These are scans of the 1888 History Book for Putnam County only. By clicking on the links below you may search the Index then search the pages for PDF scans of the PC Biographies. Enjoy searching for your family!


Biographical Index

Pages 1036-1047

Pages 1048-1057

Pages 1058-1067

Pages 1068-1077

Pages 1078-1087

Pages 1088-1097

Pages 1098-1107

Pages 1108-1117

Pages 1118-1127

Pages 1128-1135


Please contact us at pchs@nemr.net if you find any errors in the index page and we will gladly correct them!




Putnam County Museum

201 South 16th Street

Unionville, MO 63565

(660) 947-2955





The weather service predicted a record snowfall and, for once, they were right! Thirty six inches of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours and it is still snowing. To make matters worse two separate avalanches have wiped out the eastern and western arms bridges.


The only sign of civilization between the two bridges is the historic Dunmore Lodge, once a grand old Lodge catering to the elite of society it is now little more than a glorified bed and breakfast. But now this Lodge has suddenly become the difference between life and death for anyone trapped between the two bridges.


One by one the newly stranded begin arriving at the Dunmore and snatching up the wealth of available rooms. The most famous of the stranded guests is Senator Alexander Khun who was on his way to Washington D.C. to announce his intention to run for President. But the following morning Senator Khun is found with a knife in his chest, very much dead. Two realizations come very quickly to the minds of the remaining guests: The murderer must be someone at the hotel and, thanks to the ongoing storm and impassable bridges, they are all trapped there with him...or is it her?



Dinner Theatre

Fundraiser for the Putnam County

Historical Society

Two Productions:

October 2, 6:00 pm


October 3, 6:00 pm


Meal and a murder mystery!


For Tickets or Information:

Judy McDonald 660-341-5157

Rhonda Webber 660-341-1259

Museum 660-947-2955

Putnam County Public Library

Now has Digital Version of Entire PC Newspaper Collection

Letha Walsh, Director of the PC Public Library has announced that thanks to a very generous donation in memory of Barbara Wickless PhD, by her family, the Library has been able to digitize their collection of Putnam County newspapers. They have been scanned, digitized, and organized in a database. Every newspaper in the database is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore historical content. Patrons can access the database from home, by using this url: http://putnamcounty.advantage-preservation.com/