September 10, 1870, Charleston, Missouri.

December 24, 1955, St. Louis, Missouri.

Oak Grove Cemetery, Bel-Nor, Missouri.


Danforth grew up in Mississippi County, Missouri, and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1892. He founded the Ralston-Purina company in St. Louis in 1894, and was a co-founder of the American Youth Foundation (AYF) in 1924. His works include: