W. W. DAVENPORT, now editor of the Holt County Sentinel, has been intimately identified with the Republican newspaper press of Missouri. He was born at Columbia, Boone Co., Missouri. At an early age he became connected with the Columbia Statesman, then as now edited by Col. William F. SWITZLER. He subsequently became editor of the North Missouri Messenger, published at Mexico, Mo., and was connected with that paper until 1867.

In 1868, he purchased the St. Charles Cosmos of which he was editor and proprietor for four or five years. Residing in St. Charles until June, 1876, he then became managing editor of the St. Joseph Herald. He sold his interest in that journal in Nov. of the same year to take charge of the Holt County Sentinel. He is an able and vigorous writer, a thorough and experienced journalist, and an earnest Republican.

The political sentiments of the Sentinel accord with those of a majority of the people of Holt Co., but it is also a welcome visitor to every family, whatever their politics, interested in matters concerning the county. Its local department is unsurpassed, its editorial columns vigorous and original, while it warmly advocates every project calculated to forward the growth and development of this part of the state.

Source: "An Illustrated Historical Atlas Map, Holt County, MO," published by Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia, 1877
Provided by Dave Roberts of Lyon County, Kentucky, a former Holt County resident.