Years in print:
In December, 1878, Thomas & Stone, by request of several of the leading millers and mill-furnishing houses of St. Louis, began publishing the St. Louis Miller. The paper was successful from the first number. The proprietors are both young men. Mr. Thomas is a native of St. Louis; Mr. Stone was born near Cleveland, Ohio...The St. Louis Miller is alone in its field, its nearest competitor being at Chicago.
(From the History of St. Louis City and County by John Thomas Scharf, 1883).
William L. Thomas (editor) and Kilburn H., Stone, publishers.