William George Micheau, 1880-1949

Born 31 Dec 1880, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois
Died 15 Nov 1949, St Louis, Missouri
Occupation: Barber*
Parents: George Micheau, Sr. & Mary Emma Roy
Spouse: Clara Robinson (or Roberson), 1885-1938

*“It will doubtless be observed by the reader, that a majority of our colored aristocracy belong to the tonsorial profession; a mulatto takes to razor and soap as naturally as a young duck to a pool of water, or a strapped Frenchman to dancing; they certainly make the best barbers in the world, and were doubtless intended by nature for the art. In its exercise, they take white men by the nose without giving offense, and without causing an effusion of blood.”

Cyprian Clamorgan, The Colored Aristocracy of St Louis (1858)

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One Response to “William George Micheau, 1880-1949”

  • Moultrie Creek says:

    Cyprian Clamorgan. With a name that rolls off your tongue like music, it’s not surprising that he would have the gift of words.

    ” . . . take white men by the nose without giving offense, and without causing an effusion of blood.” It’s priceless!


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