“WARE, J. Allen, railway construction; born in Salem County, N.J., Mar. 5, 1845; son of Clement A. and Lydia (Allen) Ware; educated in public schools; widower; children: J. Allen Jr., Mrs Lydia Borton.
Engaged in railroad tie business in Jefferson City, Mo., until 1875; then located in St. Louis, and has since been identified with railway construction.
Member Business Men’s League. Mason. Club: Noonday.
Office: 500 Chestnut St. Residence: Bridgeton, St. Louis County, Mo.”
Source: The Book of St. Louisans, by Albert Nelson Marquis, A.N. Marquis and Co., Chicago, 1912, page 621