My husband recently purchased a copy of "Meyer Brothers Druggist" magazine dated April, 1899.The following obituary is included.I am not an Addington researcher but hope that this will help someone.
"Wm. B. Addington, President of the St. Louis Physicins' Supply Company, 510 Spruce street, and living at 3125 Morgan street, died suddenly March 27 while seated in a chair in the office of his brother, D. F. Addington, at Seventeenth and Olive streets.Cerebral hemmorrhage is he supposed cause of death.The Coroner will hold an inquest.
Mr. Addington was 47 years of age, born in Virginia and had been a resident of St. Louis for years.For several yeas he and his brother conducted a drug store at Seventeenth and Olive streets, and also one at Seventh and Olive streets.Recently they have been manufacturing phosferrone and other similar products, also handling physicians' supplies.Mr. Addington was prominent in single tax circles.He left a wife, a 14 year old daughter and a 3-year old boy.Mr. Addington had charge of the pharmaceutical laboratory of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy for two or three years when first established, about 1879.He also wrote frequently for the pharmaceutical press about that date."