|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1873|
|Death: ||Jan. 4, 1926|
MO Death Cert. #998
Age: 52 years
Male, White, Married
Occup: Attorney / Busby, Sparrow & Patterson
Father: James M. Busby, b. KY
Mother: Lena Atkinson, b. MO
Residence & place of death: 427 Ward Pkwy., K C MO
Informant: Mayme D. Busby (wife), 427 Ward Pkwy., K C MO
Senator William G. Busby of Carrolton was born on a farm in Carroll County April 3, 1873, and is the oldest son of James M. and Lena Busby. He was educated in the common schools of the county and state university at Columbia, and was admitted to the bar at Carrollton July 19, 1894. He has built up a large and lucrative practice in the trial and appellate courts of the state, and is the senior member of the law firm of Busby and Withers.
On April 5, 1898, Senator Busby was elected to the office of mayor of Carrollton, in which capacity he served two terms. He succeeded during his two terms as mayor in having the city vote bonds for $50,000 with which to pave the streets and construct one of the best sewer systems in the state. At the general election in 1910 he was elected state senator from the eighth senatorial district, composed of the counties of Carroll, Ray, Caldwell and Daviess, and was a member of the forty-sixth and forty-seventh general assemblies. As a member of the senate he succeeded in having enacted into law more important measures than any other member of either house. He was the author of the bill creating the Public Utilities Commission, which is the most important measure enacted by the Missouri Legislature in recent years. He was also the author of the anti-loan shark law, the anti-single tax constitutional amendment submitted by the Legislature to be voted on at the next general election, and also a bill appropriating $10,000 for the erection of a statue of General Shields on the Courthouse Square at Carrollton.
Senator busby married Miss Mayme Devlin, daughter of Joseph H. Devlin, and they have two sons, William G., Jr., and Joseph Devlin.
[Source: A History of Northwest Missouri, ed. Walter Williams, Vol. 1, p. 419, Lewis Publishing Co. 1915)
James M. Busby (1843 - 1916)
Marcelena A. Adkinson Busby (1851 - 1915)
Mayme Devlin Duval (1879 - 1959)
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section W-5
Created by: Jerry
Record added: Jun 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111841151