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  1. “About 1850 the leading dry goods house of St Louis was that of Rutherford & Day Franklin O. Day the junior member of the firm and afterwards one of the most prominent merchants of the city was born in Burlington Vt Oct 31 1816 both of his parents being natives of that State.”

    Mr Day was associated in many important enterprises such as the St Louis Bridge, the Merchants Exchange, etc. and was a director in Merchants National Bank, the Franklin Savings Bank and the Boatmen’s Insurance Company”

    From “The History of St. Louis City and County” link: https://books.google.com/books?id=lIk6AQAAIAAJ&lpg=PA1298&ots=oAgvyRMFLj&dq=rutherford's%20dry%20goods%20st%20louis%20mo&pg=PA1297#v=onepage&q=rutherford's%20dry%20goods%20st%20louis%20mo&f=false

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