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J. M. Baptiste
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TitleJ. M. Baptiste
AbstractBiographical sketch of J. M. Baptiste, the founder of the United Chemical Company in Kansas City, and his wife, Dr. Mary I. Steele Baptiste, the succeeding president of the company, with photo and history of the company started in 1913 at 13th and Main Streets, later moving into the former Pacific House Hotel at 4th and Delaware Streets.
NotesTo understand the story [of the United Chemical Company] one must know the beginnings of its founder, J. M. Baptiste. He was born on the island of Madeira. ..At 17, young Baptiste went to South America. ..Hearing that Park College, Parkville, Mo., offered educational opportunities for those in his financial circumstances. ..he traveled to Kansas City. ..Today [1950] United Chemical Co. can count over two hundred items in its line, including disinfectants, soaps, insecticides, cleaning aids, first aid and hospital specialties, deodorants and sanitary supplies.
Date1950
SourceKansas City Centennial Souvenir Program
LocationMVSC Q 090.9 K162K
Page12
Local SubjectBaptiste, J. M.
Chemical Companies
United Chemical Company
Baptiste, Mary I. Steele
Item TypeBook Section
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Item ID107056
CONTENTdm number3089
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