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Carrie Westlake Whitne...
D M Bone
Peck, George B
George B Peck Dry Good...
Dry Goods Stores
Abernathy Furniture Co...
Biographical sketch of Dr. Abraham McKenzie, "a successful practitioner of osteopathy." Born in Lewis County, Missouri, in 1860 and training at Kirksville, Missouri, before coming to Kansas City in 1899,...
Photo (of Arthur Stilwell) and description of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway built by Kansas City railroad magnate Arthur Stilwell.
Biographical sketch of August Meyer (1851-1905), a civil engineer and native of Saint Louis, Missouri, coming to Kansas City in 1881 as a mining investor and co-founder of the park board and the park and...
Colonel J. L. Abernathy
Biography of Colonel J. L. Abernathy (1833-1902), moving to Kansas City in 1870 after establishing a furniture store in Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1855, and before that a dry goods store in Rushville, Indiana....
Photo and ad for the Densmore Hotel at 9th and Locust Streets, opposite the old Main Branch Library and managed by James Ketner.
Biographical sketch of Dimner Wallis, "engaged in the real-estate business and financially interested in other business concerns of Kansas City." Born in Pennsylvania in 1855 and raised in Johnson County,...
Photo of the J. A. Gallagher residence called "Hawthorn."
Biograhical sketch of George Brown, retired founder "of the firm of George L. Brown & Son, contractors and builders of Kansas City," born in 1842 in Montreal, Canada and moving to Kansas City in 1852,...
Photo and bio of George Peck (1863-1906), co-founder of the George B. Peck Dry Goods Company and a native of Detroit.
Photo and bio of George Peck (1863-1906), president of the dry goods or department store, the George B. Peck Company. Native of Detroit coming to Kansas City in 1889 as a partner of John Doggett as organizers...
Indian Mounds in Missouri
Descriptions with photos and maps of Indian mounds across Missouri (pages 53-97)and a list of numbers and locations of Indian mounds in Jackson County, Missouri, on page 85.
Biographical sketch of John Hackett (1843-1905), "engaged in general contracting business in Kansas City for a number of years," a native of Ireland emigrating to Kansas about 1865, erecting Fort Riley...
Biographical sketch of Louis Grieb, "a stone contractor and builder," who was born in Germany in 1858 and emigrated to Kansas City in 1888. He "superintend[ed] the construction of such buildings as the...
Portrait and biographical sketch of Nehemiah Holmes (1826-1873), "called the father of the street railroads of Kansas City," born in New York and coming to Kansas City in 1856 as an engineer, realtor,...
Nelson, William Rockhill
Biographical sketch of William Rockhill Nelson, "founder, owner and editor of The Kansas City Star," born in Indiana in 1841 as a son of Isaac DeGroff Nelson and grandson of William Rockhill. Description...
Photo and bio of Philip Brown, "the oldest resident attorney of Kansas City," born in Pennsylvania in 1833 and becoming a lawyer in Iowa, then moving to Kansas City in 1857, "one of the founders and incorporators...
Photo and bio of Thomas Pain, "secretary of the Campbell Glass and Paint Company of Kansas City." Born in England in 1849 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1869 as a carpenter and painter.
Biographical sketch of Verdi Banta, "manager of the Heim Brewery," after having "spent all his life in Kansas City," starting his career as a postal carrier at the Federal Building and then postmaster...
Photo and bio of Willis Prather, "a general contractor and builder." Born in Iowa in 1853 and serving the Union in the Civil War before coming to Kansas City in 1871 as a carpenter and later turning to...
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