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Story of W. J. A. Schubel

William James Andrew Schubel, the eldest son of Louis H. Schubel and Cecelia R. (Ogle) Schubel, was born on a farm two miles east of Cedar Hill, Jefferson County, Missouri, on February 28, 1875. He spent his early manhood on the farm and clerking in country stores.

Mr. Schubel was educated in the common school of his district and in the Chillicothe Normal, and taught in the common schools of Jefferson County for nine years.

He married Mary Kansas Lee, Septemer 20, 1899. To this union were born four boys and one girl.

Schubel secured a position in the Jefferson County Collector's office in April 1907. He served until August 15, 1909, when he was appointed clerk of the Circuit Court to fill a vacancy. William Schubel was elected to two full terms and retired on the first Monday in January 1919.

On March 1, 1919, he took over the Abstract business and with C. T. Jarvis formed the Jefferson County Abstract Company. 

In June 1920 Schubel united with the Hillsboro Baptist Church upon a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized the same day by Rev. George Steele, in the waters of Big River, just below the Mill Dam at Cedar Hill. The same place his younger sisters had been baptized before him.

William Schubel served in several capacities of his church association. He served as Clerk from August 1920 to 1925. He was then elected Moderator for one term, 2 years. Schubel was again elected Clerk several years later and served in that capacity for twenty or more years.

In October 1922 W. J. A. Schubel was elected as a member of the board of trustees of Will Mayfield College at Marble Hill, and served until the closing of that institution. He also served for a number of years on the Board of the Missouri Home for Aged Baptists, Ironton.

When the Southeast Missouri Baptist Foundation was established at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as a department of the Teacher's College at that place, he was selected as a member of the first Board of Trustees.

W. J. A. Schubel gave much of his time and contributed freely and joyfully to all phases of the Lord's work and particularly to the cases he was called to serve.

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