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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,...
Biographical sketch of Albert Holmes, "city treasurer of Kansas City," born in Iowa in 1876 and coming here in 1882, entering his father's real estate business until elected treasurer in 1904.
Photo and bio of Albert Spaar, manager of "the Val Blatz Brewing Company of Kansas City" since 1893. Born in Milwaukee in 1864 and coming here in 1885 "as bookkeeper for this branch" of the brewery.
Algot Jackson, Sr.
Biographical sketch of Algot Jackson, Sr., "president of the A. R. Jackson Kansas City Show Case Works." He was born in Sweden in 1846 and came to Kansas City in 1869 as a construction worker engaged in...
Biographical sketch of Arthur Stilwell, a prominent builder of railroads, interurbans, and residential districts in the Kansas City and surrounding areas. Born in New York in 1859 and coming here in 1879...
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...
Biographical Sketch of Joel H. Lipscomb
Biographical sketches of J. H. Lipscomb, a realtor and former lawyer, and his father Joel Lipscomb (1813-1893), an early settler of Jackson County and native of Kentucky. Description of Joel, arriving...
Blue, George Frederick
Biographical sketch of George Frederick Blue, or George Blue, a conductor and representative of the Santa Fe Railroad Company and Kansas City Southern Railroad while living in Kansas City, starting in...
Biographical sketch of Frank Brown, a veterinarian and vice-president of the Kansas City Veterinary College, "today  the largest veterinary college in America." He was born in Illinois in 1862 and...
Captain Walter Whitsett
Biographical sketch of Captain Walter Whitsett, "captain of station No. 1 of the police department." Born in Lafayette County, Missouri in 1867 and coming to Kansas City in the early 1880s as an assistant...
Biographical sketch of Carl Kent, "secretary, treasurer and general manager of the Meriden Creamery Company of Kansas City" at 546 Walnut Street, born in Nebraska in 1878 and coming to Kansas City in 1903....
Biographical sketch of Charles Richard Lockridge, or Charles Lockridge, organizer of the Commercial Bank and overseer of his father's estate, born in Kansas City in 1860. Description of his father, Thomas...
Biographical sketch of Charles Mohrle, "a representative of prominent brewing companies" in Kansas City until moving to Milwaukee in 1909. Born in Germany in 1867 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1886...
Biographical sketch of Charles Raber, a retired western freighter, brewery worker, and billiard hall keeper residing at 3818 Genesee Street. Born in Switzerland in 1841 and emigrating to Westport in 1855...
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...
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