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Biographical sketch of Zadock Martin, "one of the earliest and for many years an influential citizen of Platte County," born and reared in Tennessee and moving to Platte County, Missouri, in 1828 as an...
Photo and bio of Wallace Pratt, "one of the most prominent railway lawyers in Missouri," born in Georgia in 1831 and coming to Kansas City in 1869 as a corporate lawyer.
Photo and bio of Thomas Connor, "president of the Miners' Bank, Joplin," Missouri, born in 1847 in Ireland and moving to Ohio in 1851, involved in the Civil War and moving to Missouri in 1871, establishing...
Photo and biographical sketch of Talton Turner (1791-1858), "government land surveyor" of central Missouri. Native of North Carolina moving to Howard County, Missouri as a farmer and hemp raiser before...
Biographical sketch of Simeon Armour (1828-1899), or S. B. Armour, "banker and a man very prominently identified with the industrial interests of the west" as a Kansas City packer and banker. Description...
Photo and Bio of Monroe R. Collins Jr.
Photo and bio of Monroe R. Collins Jr., the head of the Saint Louis real estate firm of M. R. Collins. Jr. & Company, founded in 1884.
Photo and Bio of Major J. Lilly
Photo and bio of Major J. Lilly, a school superintendent in Unionville, Missouri, born in Randolph County, Missouri, in 1872.
Photo and bio of George Hoagland
Photo and bio of George Hoagland, "for many years one of the leading business men of St. Joseph." He was born in New Jersey in 1814 and moved to Boonville, Missouri, in 1838, entering the lumber and construction...
Photo and Bio of Dr. John Hodgen
Photo and bio of Dr. John Hodgen (1826-1882), "one of the greatest of Western physicians and surgeons." He was born in Kentucky and moved to Saint Louis in 1848 as a doctor, becoming a medical professor...
Photo and Bio of August Hoevel
Photo and bio of August Hoevel, a businessman in Saint Louis who was born there in 1845 and became a Union officer in the Civil War and afterwards engaged in furniture and other businesses.
Photo and bio of Paul Byrd Moore, or Paul Moore, "private secretary to Governor Lon V. Stephens." Born in Charleston, Missouri in 1867 and writing travel articles for various journals before becoming a...
Biographical sketch of Dr. Nimrod Polk Wood, or Nimrod Wood, a physician born in Jackson County, Missouri in 1857 and moving to Blue Springs, Missouri in 1881 and then to Independence in 1898.
Portrait and biographical sketch of Nehemiah Holmes (1826-1873), "one of the most progressive citizens of Kansas City during its formative period, and founder of the street railway system of that city."...
Photo and bio of Reverend Nathan Scarritt (1821-1890), an anti-slavery minister and "benefactor" of Kansas City. Native of Illinois moving to Fayette, Missouri in 1845 before becoming a teacher in 1848...
Missouri Governor Stephens
Photos (of the governor and his wife Margaret Stephens) and bio of Lawrence Stephens, or Lon Stephens, "Governor of Missouri." Born in Boonville, Missouri in 1858 and moving to Saint Louis as a banker...
Photo and bio of Dr. Joseph Finis Robinson, or Joseph Robinson, "physician and superintendent of the State Insane Asylum at Nevada," Missouri. "[B]orn near Knobnoster [Knob Noster, Missouri], Johnson County,...
Photo and bio of Joseph Van Clief Karnes, or Joseph Karnes, also known as J. V. C. Karnes, a Kansas City lawyer. Description of his life and career. He was born in Boone County, Missouri, in 1841 and started...
John Richards, Harware Store Merchant
Photo and bio of John Richards, early "hardware merchant" in Kansas City. Born in Virginia in 1834 and moving to Missouri in the early 1850s as a hardware store employee (at Sibley and Saint Louis) before...
John Major and Alexander Majors
Biographical sketches of Reverend John Sleet Major, or John Major (1788-1872), and Alexander Majors (1814-1900). Description of John Major as "a fine type of the pioneer preacher" and native of Virginia...
Photo and bio of John Doniphan, "legislator, lawyer and historian," born in Ohio in 1826, and moving in 1848 to Liberty and then Weston, Missouri. Description of his career after the war, becoming "the...
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