William Greenleaf Eliot
January 23, 1887: William Greenleaf Eliot died on this day. He was a co-founder of Eliot Seminary, which became Washington University. He was also the grandfather of St. Louis author, T.S. Eliot.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.