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1. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Photo and autobiography of William Whitehead Taylor, or William Taylor, a retired brickmaker and building contractor. Born in England in 1844 and raised in Kansas City during the border warfare and Civil...

2. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of W. E. Ryder, "vice president and general manager of the Midland Asbestos Manufacturing Company." Born in Ohio in 1867 and coming to Kansas City in 1900 as organizer of the company...

3. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Photo and bio of John Prescott, a builder and former miller. Born in Iowa in 1859 and coming to Kansas City in 1898 as a miller before building "the Terminal Warehouse at Broadway and the Belt Line tracks"...

4. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of James Pringle, "secretary and treasurer of the Western Contracting Company." Born in Kansas City in 1880 and joining his father's construction business.

5. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Photo and bio of Philip Benz, a retired Kansas City building contractor from "Alsace, France, now a German province," arriving in Kansas City after the Civil War, graduating from Spalding's Commercial...

6. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of George Wollaston (1842-1907), "a well known contractor and builder of Kansas City." Native of Delaware coming here in 1883 as a building contractor and Union Civil War veteran with...

7. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of E. M. Walton, "the inventor of the Walton stone machine" and engaged "in the manufacture of concrete stone under the name of the Walton Granolithic Stone Company." Born in Pennsylvania...

8. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of William Allen Williams, or William Williams, "connected with various corporate interests, including the Kaw Valley Construction Company, the Williams Mining Company and the Orient...

9. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of John Hurst Taylor Yost, or John Yost, "one of the best known of the old residents of Kansas City." Born in Indiana in 1833 and coming to Kansas City in 1872 as a Union Civil War...

10. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Photo and biographical sketch of Siegfried Beverforden, a German-American construction contractor with "the firm of Hayes & Beverforden," specializing in church architecture around the country, moving...

11. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of German-American construction contractor John Betterman, "one of the most active builders in Kansas City," arriving in Kansas City in 1883 and beginning construction contracting in...

12. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Drury Underwood (1833-1890), a brick manufacturer, former building contractor of Kansas City, and "organizer of the Kansas City Gun Club." Native of Saint Louis, Missouri coming...

13. L. J. Smith L. J. Smith 1908 Biographical sketch of L. J. Smith, a retired railroad builder. Born in Indiana in 1857 and coming to Kansas City in 1883 engaged in railroad construction for the Santa Fe Railroad with "office here in...

14. Willis Prather Willis Prather 1908 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...