|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1897|
|Death: ||Apr. 28, 1977|
Winfred Luscombe Post was born in Carthage MO. He graduated from Carthage High School in 1916. He earned his medical degree from Washington University in 1922, specializing in disorders of the eye, ear, nose, and throat. Dr. Post moved to Joplin MO to begin his medical practice. There he met the elegant Elizabeth Clark; they married on Nov. 8, 1925.
The young couple shared a common passion for art history, English architecture and design, and antiques. Soon after their marriage, they built a quaint stone cottage at 2630 E. 15th Street in Joplin. The Posts later added a large wing and a second story to create a magnificent English Tudor-style mansion.
Winfred Post was an active civic leader in Joplin's formative years following the mining boom. During World War II, he took time off from his medical practice to serve in the Air Force Medical Division. The Posts often entertained soldiers from Camp Crowder in their home.
Winfred and Elizabeth Post were the proud parents of two adopted children: Elizabeth Robberson "Missie" Post (1932-1937) and Eleanor Luscombe "Ellie" Post (1937-1981).
The Posts were generous philanthropists who actively supported the arts in Joplin. They helped found the Joplin Historical Society and Spiva Art Center. They received many awards and honors for their efforts.
The Posts had planned to leave their house, furniture, and art collections as a museum. Although that could not be accomplished, their desires were fulfilled with the establishment of the Post Memorial Art Reference Library, 300 Main Street, Joplin MO 64801. Phone 417.782.7678. For more information about the Posts, visit the Post Library. On the web at www.postlibrary.org.
Winfred Bryant Post (1874 - 1941)
Elizabeth Eleanor Luscombe Post (1873 - 1957)
Elizabeth Robberson Clark Post (1900 - 1976)
Elizabeth Robberson Post (1932 - 1937)*
Eleanor Luscombe Post Brady (1937 - 1981)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
Plot: Section 17
Maintained by: Preservation Nut
Originally Created by: Kelly
Record added: Oct 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60199071
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