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Death of Quantrill Aide
March 4, 1932
Article reports the death of Frank Smith, who died on his eighty-sixth birthday, March 3, 1932. Smith was 17 years old when he participated in William Clark Quantrill's August 21, 1863 raid on Lawrence,...
Deaths: Mrs. H. James Hood
Obituary for Mrs. Louisa Davidson Hinde Hood, or Louisa Hood, "5900 Mission road, Fairway," Kansas, the wife of H. James Hood. Description of her life and career as a native of Newburg, Missouri, coming...
Deaths: Mrs. Martha Enloe
Obituary for Mrs. Martha Bliss Taylor Enloe, or Martha Enloe, dying at the age of 93, born in Mississippi, and with her late husband John Enloe "founders of the Greater Kansas City Foundation for Retarded...
Deaths: Mrs. Norman Strauss
March 21, 1966
Photo and obituary for Mrs. Marilyn Fred Strauss, or Marilyn Strauss, "36, vice-president of the Council of Jewish Women and chairman of the board of sponsors of the Children's Rehabilitation unit of the...
Deaths: Mrs. Paul S. May
Obituary for Mrs. Gladys May, "48, of 120 [West 61st Terrace], a founder of the H. E. E. D. (Help Educate Emotionally Disturbed) School," later "known as the Children's Special Education Center, 400 [West...
Debora Green Back in Court
Discusses Debora Green's argument that she was not competent when she entered a "no contest" plea agreement in her trial for murdering her children on October 24, 1995 and attempting to murder her husband...
Denise Clinton Murder Case
A collection of over 50 pages of photocopied newspaper clippings from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times detailing the kidnapping and murder of Denise Clinton and the subsequent investigation of...
Don't Forget the Children Tomorrow!
January 23, 1967
Page 7 of the January 23, 1967 edition of the Kansas City Star, urging Kansas Citians to vote "for" the school levy issue on the January 24, 1967 ballot.
Draw Me a Story
Article about Lisa Ernst, a writer and illustrator of children's books about animals wo grew up in Oklahoma and started in advertising in New York before settling into her studio residence in the Westport...
Eagle's Nest was Ours, This was Home Turf
March 17-30, 2005
The Eagle's Nest, or American Legion Post 213, was an anchor of the neighborhood at Argentine Boulevard and 26th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. The post was founded by Hispanic veterans who returned from...
Eerie Tunnel Offered Greenwood Elementary Kids Safe Passage Under Busy KC Intersection
October 30, 2013
The author reminisces about her experiences as an elementary school student using an underground passage called "The Tunnel" at the intersection of 27th and Cleveland Avenue. Built in the early 1900s,...
El Centro Raises Funds for Daycare Rehab
August 22, 2002
Article describes the capital campaign by El Centro to renovate the Academy for Children, a bilingual day care center. The building, donated by the Archdiocese of Kansas City Kansas, was formerly the St....
Ex-Slave Was a Success in Early Independence
February 23, 1986
Biographical article with photo about Hiram Young (1815-1882), a wagon-maker and ex-slave in 19th century Independence, Missouri. Young is described as "one of the richest men in Jackson County" by 1860...
Families Ponder Return to KC District
April 19, 2013
Article describes an effort by parents living in Southwestern Kansas City and Kansas City School District officials to reopen the Hale H. Cook for elementary-aged students beginning in the fall of 2014....
Family Watch, Inc.
File contains material distributed by Family Watch, Inc.
Father of Miss Capitola Jones Dies in Topeka
March 14, 1952
Vertical file containing an obituary for John Paul Jones, a Kansas City lawyer dying at the age of 96 on March 7, 1952. Jones was born in a log cabin "of slave parentage" and "was licensed to practiced...
First Director of Museum to Return to Kansas City
Photo and biographical article about John Ripley Forbes, or John Forbes, "the first director of the Kansas City Museum who went on to establish 50 children's science centers and museums." Description of...
For Young Readers
Photo and biographical article about Paul Hendrich, an Overland Park author writing about her experiences in a children's summer camp.
Former Director of Major Housing Project Dies
March 27, 2009
Article about the life of Dr. Gertrude Hooker Keith, 94, first director of the Wayne Miner Housing Project. She also worked on numerous community projects including the Spirit of Freedom Fountain, Bruce...
Founder of Mercy Dead: A Long Illness Fatal to Dr. Alice Graham, Lover of Children
Portrait and obituary for Dr. Alice Berry Graham, or Alice Graham, co-founder of Mercy Hospital," dying "at the home of her sister, Dr. Catherine Berry Richardson, 121 Clinton Place," at the age of 63....
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