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Biographical sketch of Wood Arnold, vice-president of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company at 3520 Broadway Boulevard, starting with the company in 1911 and previously working with the Long-Bell Lumber...
Biographical sketch of Winfred Kelley, or W. B. Kelley, president of the Jackson County Title Company, Incorporated, in Independence, born in Iowa in 1877 and arriving in Independence, Missouri, about...
Biographical sketch of William Suiter, president of the Suiter Farm Company at 1016 Baltimore Avenue. Born in Benton County, Missouri in 1892 and starting out as a banker in Osceola, Missouri before coming...
Biographical sketch of William Snower, proprietor of the Kansas City White Goods Manufacturing Company at 1819 Baltimore Avenue. Born in Austria in 1889 and emigrating to Kansas City in the 1910s as an...
William Gibbons Pearson
Biographical sketch of William Gibbons Pearson, or William Pearson, president of the Stine & McClure Undertaking Company at 3235 Gillham Plaza in Kansas City. Born in Reno County, Kansas, in 1876 and coming...
April 21, 1905
Biographical sketch of Willard Bross, vice-president of the Sinclair Coal Company, at 1012 Baltimore Avenue. He was born in 1875 in Nebraska, arriving in Kansas City in 1914 with the Midland Coal Company,...
Biographical sketch of Walter Jaccard, chairman of the board of the Jaccard Jewelry Corporation at 1017 Walnut Street. He was born in Saint Louis in 1870 and joined his father's Jaccard Watch & Jewelry...
Biographical sketch of Rolla Craig Coleman, vice-president of the American Safety Tank Company at 912 Baltimore Avenue who was born in 1900 in Kansas City and started as an insurance agent in 1922 until...
Biographical sketch of Roland Ford, treasurer and assistant secretary of Fred Harvey, Incorporated, "restaurant operators on the Santa Fe Railroad," headquarted locally at the Kansas City Union Station....
R. S. Beachy
Biographical sketch of R. S. Beachy, president and founder of the First Mortgage Investment Company at 1016 Baltimore Avenue in Kansas City, established in 1927 after being vice-president of the Waddell...
Biographical sketch of Lou Holland, president of the Holland Engraving Company. He was born in New York in 1878 and came to Kansas City in 1902 as an engraver, establishing his own company in 1916, and...
Biographical sketch of Laurence Piersol, president of the investment company of Bennett, Piersol & Company at 1014 Baltimore Avenue in Kansas City. Born in Ottawa, Kansas, in 1898 and coming to Kansas...
Biographical sketch of Joseph Franklin Porter, or Joseph Porter, chairman of the board of the Kansas City Power & Light Company at 1330 Baltimore Avenue in Kansas City. Born in Iowa in 1863 and working...
Biographical sketch of Joseph McCrary McCune, or Joseph McCune, a lawyer in the Fidelity Building, born in Kansas City in 1891 as the son of Henry McCune.
Biographical sketch of John Francis Thice, or John Thice, a lawyer and former Missouri state representative with offices in the Battery Block in Independence, Missouri, born in Chicago in 1886.
Biographical sketch of John Strother, a lawyer with offices in the Chrisman-Sawyer Bank Building in Independence, Missouri. Born in Kentucky in 1869 and moving to Lee's Summit, Missouri in the 1880s as...
Biographical sketch of John Elliott, president of the R. S. Elliott Arms Company at 1508 Grand Avenue who was born in Maryland in 1881 and arrived in Kansas City in 1906, buying his present guns and weapons...
John Adams Prescott
Biographical sketch of John Adams Prescott, or John Prescott, president of the Prescott-Wright-Snider Company at 918 Baltimore Avenue. Born in New Hampshire in 1866 and coming to Kansas City in 1894 as...
Biographical sketch of Jesse Porter, a realtor in the Westover Building in Kansas City. Born in Kansas City in 1861 and starting in the real estate business "in partnership with his brother, James B. Porter,...
Biographical sketch of James Lapsley, founder of the Lapsley-Baker Lumber Company at 1718 Brooklyn Avenue, born in Kansas City in 1876 and starting in the lumber industry in the 1890s with the Long-Bell...
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