James William Buel
James William Buel (1849-1920) was a prolific American author. For many years Buel was a reporter on a St. Louis newspaper. He left St. Louis to write several books including one which told of his travels and experiences in Russia and Siberia and attracted wide attention. This work was highly complimented by Robert Ingersdl. Buel's "The Beautiful Story." which translated the Bible into every day English was one of his earlier works and had a wide circulation.
Buel was official historian of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. At the time of his death Buel was president of the Buel-Town Chemical Company of San Diego. He also published many other works related to American history in the late 19th century.
He died in San Diego, Cal., at the age of 71 years. He was survived by his widow, a son, Richard Buel and two daughters. Mrs. Ernest Thayer, of Santa Barbara, Cal. and Mrs. George E. Bradley of St. Louis.
The St. Louis Star and Times, 17 Nov 1920, Wed, page 12