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Dr. Johnston Lykins: Baptist Missionary, Realtor, Doctor, First Legal Mayor of Kansas City
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TitleDr. Johnston Lykins: Baptist Missionary, Realtor, Doctor, First Legal Mayor of Kansas City
AbstractPhoto of Dr. Johnston Lykins (1800-1876), illustration of his home (built in 1857 at 12th and Washington Streets), and biographical article describing his life and career as a Baptist missionary, realtor, doctor, native of Virginia, and first legal mayor of Kansas City. Also "in charge of the first post office west of Independence" at the Shawnee mission in Kansas in 1831; editor and publisher of "the first newspaper in Indian language" at the mission; realtor with land on the Riverfront; "host to Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton, explorer John Charles Fremont and other notables" at his first home at 2nd and Wyandotte Streets; and "for a number of years president of the Mechanics Bank of Kansas City."
NotesSame titled published in "The Blue & Grey Chronicle", August, 2003, V.6, Number 6, p.4-8
AuthorFred L. Lee
DateWinter 1996
SourceKansas City Genealogist
Local SubjectLykins, Johnston
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID113938
CONTENTdm number16481
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