Percy Werner, Noted Attorney Here, Dies After Long Illness
April 29, 1929
Barrister, Who Was 72, Represented Prominent Companies.
Percy Werner, prominent St. Louis attorney, died yesterday morning at his residence at 5505 Cates avenue, after a lingering illness. He was 72 years old.
Werner was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 29, 1857, and was the son of Fried__h and Hedwig Werner. He was educated in the public schools in that city, received his college degree from Cincinnati University and later, in 1887, from the Cincinnati Law School.
Following his graduation Werner moved to St. Louis. He has maintained a law firm in this city for the past forty-two years. Werner was married in St. Louis to Miss Nina Matthews, daughter of the late Leonard Matthews, on November 6, 1889.
When first opening practice in the city Werner was associated with the late Garland Pollard in the law firm of Pollard & Werner. Pollard died in 1898.
From 1883 to 1886 Werner was assistant general counsel for the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad and from 1888 to 1898 Werner was the general counsel for the American Refrigerator Transportation Company.
He was also for a period general counsel for the Associated Car Companies and the Union Casualty and Surety Company.
Belonged to Clubs.
Werner was a member of the Noonday Club, the University Club and a member of the St. Louis Bar Association.
Besides his widow, Werner is survived by four sons, Courtney, Howard, Saunders Norvell and Matthew Werner, and two daughters, Mrs. Trifon von Schenk and Miss Virginia Werner. One son, Percy Werner, Jr., a former newspaper man, was found dead at his home on February 12, 1928. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
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