Bryan Mullanphy

Bryan Mullanphy

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 15 Jun 1851 (aged 41)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 3, Lot 18
Memorial ID 6133771 · View Source
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Philanthropist. He was the only son of John Mullanphy, St. Louis' earliest millionaire. Educated in Europe, he was disinherited by his father because his expressions of generosity were considered to be "reckless habits," and the great Mullanphy fortune was divided among his seven sisters. They later re-divided their interitance to include him. In 1840, he was appointed a Judge of the Circuit Court and in 1847 was elected Mayor of St. Louis. Never married, Mullanphy's will was in litigation for 9 years before being declared void because it was written while he was under the influence of alcohol. Rather than allowing such evidence to be admitted to the court and spoil his public image, his sisters relinquished their claims to his estate. Mullanphy founded the Travelers Aid Society, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Mullanphy Hospital, Mullanphy Park and Playground, Mullanphy School, Mullanphy Immigrant Home and countless other bequests to the poor and unfortunate who came to St. Louis in his era.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger



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  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6133771
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bryan Mullanphy (16 Sep 1809–15 Jun 1851), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6133771, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .