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Architect Who Shaped KC's Landscape Dies
December 4, 2007
Ralph Myers, one of the most influential architects in Kansas City, died on December 3, 2007. Myers and his partner Clarence Kivett were responsible for designing the triple-terminal Kansas City International...
Arthur Brainerd Dies: Show Business Career Was Nearly 64 Years
Photo and obituary for Arthur Taunton Brainerd, or Arthur Brainerd, a show business man in Kansas City for 64 years, dying at the age of 81. Description of his career, moving from Illinois to Kansas City...
Artist, Full Circle
March 15, 2009
Profile of Kansas City area artist Andrzej Zielinski who has received national acclaim for his contemporary paintings of cell phones, laptops, and other high-tech devices. A native of Parkville, Missouri,...
At U. M. K. C.
Article about "Eric Bransby, professor of art at U. M. K. C." and his murals "executed at Rockhurst College, Brigham Young University, the University of Illinois, the Air Force Academy, and the Air Defense...
Bennett D. Levy
October 20, 2005
Obituary for Bennett D. "Bud" Levy who died October 19, 2005, at Menorah Medical Center. He was born January 30, 1922 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He moved to Kansas City in 1945 and was co-founder of...
Buffalo Jones, Top Man of the Amazing Kansans
Illustrations and biographical article about Charles Jones, better known as Buffalo Jones (1844-1919), a famous buffalo hunter and trainer and contemporary of Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok. Description...
C. E. Johnston Dies
Obituary for Charles Johnston, "69, past president of the Kansas City Southern railway and a former Kansas Citian." Born in Illinois in 1881 and coming to Kansas City in 1906, serving as company president...
Cave Walls Present Prehistory Mystery
September 2, 2008
Report about paintings in a cave, known as Picture Cave, in east-central Missouri. Archaeologists Jim Duncan and Carol Diaz-Granados believe them to as significant as the Cahokia Mounds in Illinois. Analysis...
Charles J. Stuck
Obituary for Charles Stuck, "68, former sales and general manager for the Cowie Electric company here," coming to Kansas City in 1903 from Illinois as an electrical engineer.
Crime Figure Here Linked to Murder: Charge Filed against Joseph Nastasio, Jr., in Springfield, Ill., Rape-Slaying
Photo and biographical article about Joseph Nastasio, Jr., "former Kansas City hoodlum" arrested on rape and murder charges in Illinois at the age of 32. Formerly "gain[ing] notoriety in Kansas City in...
Deaths: Galen V. R. Gloyd Dies
Photo and obituary for Galen Gloyd, "78, of 16 East [68th Street]," a retired United States Army Corps of Engineer architect. Native of Illinois coming to Kansas City about 1909 and designing "the home...
Deaths: Gilbert G. Postlewait
Photo and obituary for Gilbert Postlewait, founder of the Postlewait Glass Company dying at the age of 79 in 1955. Native of Illinois coming to Kansas City about 1900.
Deaths: Gilbert G. Postlewait Glass Company Was Started by Him 35 Years Ago
Obituary for Gilbert Postlewait, "79, of 1023 North Liberty street, Independence, president of the Postlewait Glass company, 1819 Troost avenue." Native of Illinois coming to Kansas City about 1900 and...
Deaths: Livestock Firm Partner Dies
Photo and obituary for Fred Thies, "89, active in the livestock commission business for 72 years." Native of Illinois coming to Kansas City about 1887 and residing in Kansas City, Kansas.
Deaths: Miss Ethel Walker
Obituary for Miss Ethel Walker, "4949 Tracy, an educator here 50 years." Native of Illinois coming to Kansas City about 1900 and teaching at kindergartens in the Kansas City School District from 1904 to...
Deaths: Mrs. L. Virgil Miller
Photo and obituary for Katie Miller, "81, of 2440 W. Paseo, wife of Virgil Miller and a leader in community affairs." African American native of Illinois coming to Kansas City about 1915 and becoming "treasurer...
Deaths: Mrs. Maud Strother
Obituary for Mrs. Maud Strother, "87, of Oklahoma City, widow of Sam B. Strother [or Samuel Strother], former mayor of Kansas City and Jackson County public administrator." Native of Illinois raised in...
Dr. Roy J. Rinehart, Dean of the School of Dentistry at U. of Kansas City, Dies
Obituary for Dr. Roy Rinehart (1880-1957), dean of the University of Kansas City School of Dentistry, dying at the age of 76. Native of Illinois coming to Kansas City after service in World War I, graduating...
Elija P. Lovejoy
Illustration and biographical article about Elija Lovejoy (~1802-1837), "one of America's foremost fighters for freedom of the press," based in Saint Louis, Missouri, and killed in Alton, Illinois, by...
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...
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