Phoebe Couzins was born in St. Louis.  She went on to become one of the first female lawyers in the United States and the first woman to be appointed to the US Marshall.  She earned a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and she is now buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.

This post was contributed by Joe Sonderman. Joe has written many books on Missouri and Route 66 history. You can find his books on Amazon.com and on 66postcards.com