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Rev. William Barnaby Faherty dies; noted St. Louis historian

Rev. William Barnaby Faherty dies; noted St. Louis historian

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The Rev. William Barnaby Faherty, a prolific author and noted St. Louis historian, died today at St. Louis University Hospital.

He was 96 and had been in declining health, friends and family said.

He taught history for many years at St. Louis University and wrote more than 40 books of history, fiction, essays and poetry.

His writings explored the Roman Catholic experience in St. Louis. One of his most recent works was “Catholic St. Louis: A Pictorial History.”

For more on this story, see Tuesday's Post-Dispatch and follow-ups on stltoday.com/.

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