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Carrie Westlake Whitne...
D M Bone
Walter B Stevens
Charles Van Vleck
Biographical sketch of Charles Van Vleck, "founder" of the method of "organotherapy," a treatment of for the "mentally deficient, through the use of animal gland extracts." Born in New York in 1858 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....
Cyrus B. Sweet
Biographical sketch of Cyrus Bardeen Sweet, or Cyrus Sweet, "vice president and assistant general manager of. ..the Long-Bell Lumber Company." Born in Illinois in 1861 and coming to Kansas City in 1900...
Photo and biography of Daniel Ahern, "the efficient chief of police" and native of Ireland born in 1855, entering the Kansas City police force in 1881.
Photo and bio of David Beals, "president of the Union National Bank of Kansas City," establishing shoe stores in Saint Joseph, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, and Salt Lake City from 1859 to the 1870s after...
Biographical sketch of David Orrison, a retired dry goods and furniture merchant residing at 220 Olive Street. Born in Ohio in 1836 and joining John Doggett as operators of "a wholesale and retail dry-goods...
Photo and bio of Day Kellogg Smith, or Day Smith (1845-1894), a railroad manager native to Chicago and superintending "the Kansas City Belt Railway from 1885 until its completion in 1892.
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,...
Dr. Bernhard Lindberg
Biographical sketch of Dr. Bernhard Waldemar Lindberg, an osteopathic physician and "a contributor to medical, osteopathic and theosophic journals." Description of his life and career, born in Sweden in...
Dr. G. Wilse Robinson
Biographical sketch of Dr. G. Wilse Robinson, a physician and "superintendent of the Insane Hospital at Nevada," Missouri. Born in Saint Clair County, Missouri in 1871 and coming to Kansas City in 1892....
Dr. Isaac Ridge
Photo and bio of Dr. Isaac Ridge (1825-1907), "the first college graduated physician to locate in Kansas City." Native of Kentucky coming to Kansas City in 1848 with offices on the Levee serving as a doctor...
Dr. John Hofsess
Photo and bio of Dr. John Hofsess, a physician born in Illinois in 1869 and moving to Missouri in 1874 with his parents, then coming to Kansas City in 1905 as an osteopathic physician and teacher at the...
Photo and bio of Edward Graves, "a real-estate dealer and builder" born in Virginia in 1824 and moving to Missouri about 1834 and then to Kansas City about 1871. Description of his renovation and construction...
Biographical sketch of Edward Douglas Kirk, or Edward Kirk, "a member of the firm of McAnany & Kirk, conducting a detective agency in Kansas City, in which connection they have done excellent work in the...
Biographical sketch of Edward Meier, "manager for the Green Tree Brewing Company at Kansas City, a branch of the St. Louis Brewing Association." Born in Germany in 1857 and emigrating to Kansas City in...
Biographical sketch of Edward Swinney, "president of the First National Bank of Kansas City and president of the American Bankers' Association," born in Virginia in 1857 and coming here in 1887.
Photo and bio of Eugene Jaccard, founder of "the Jaccard Watch & Jewelry Company," born in Saint Louis in 1861 and coming to Kansas City in 1888, establishing his business that year and serving as its...
Photo and bio of Eugene Jaccard, former president of the Jaccard Watch & Jewelry Company. He was born in Saint Louis in 1861 and came to Kansas City in 1888, establishing his business and heading it until...
Biographical sketch of Long-Bell Lumber Company executive Frederick Bannister, with the company since 1892, originally from Olathe, Kansas, listing his various other business affiliations and stockholdings....
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