Putnam County

Historical Society, Inc.,  Unionville, Missouri

Putnam County Museum

201 South 16th Street

Unionville, Missouri  63565








Putnam County Historical Society Museum Hours  2014

Tuesdays, 10 am to 4 pm

Fridays and Saturdays 1 pm to 4 pm

Closed after Labor Day thru Memorial Day except by Appointment

Putnam County Biographies


The History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam and Schuyler Counties, Missouri

Originally Printed 1888


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!

The Putnam County History Book

The History of Putnam County, Missouri 2013 is finished!

The two volume set may be purchased for $100.00 by contacting the Historical Society at 660-947-2955 or email pchs@nemr.net.



The PC Historical Society is saddened by the loss of our Board President, Sandy Gadberry.  Sandy passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 4, 2014.  Sandy has donated numerous hours to the Historical Society and the Museum.  The Society greatly appreciates all that Sandy gave to make the Museum what it is today and vows to continue to make the Museum the “Best Small-town Museum” as awarded by Rural Missouri Magazine in 2013.  Sandy was instrumental in the publishing of the 2013 PC History Book.  Sandy will be missed by all.

2014 Raffle

9th in a series of 5 gallon crocks.

One of a kind!


Tickets:  $1.00 each


Purchase at the PC Historical Society Booth at the Putnam County Fair,  PC Historical Society Museum or from any Historical Society Board Member.


Drawing will be at the PC Fair 2014