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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.
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 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 Day Kellogg Smith, or Day Smith (1845-1894), a railroad manager native to Chicago and superintending "the Kansas City Belt Railway from 1885 until its completion in 1892.
Biographical sketch of Dimner Wallis, "engaged in the real-estate business and financially interested in other business concerns of Kansas City." Born in Pennsylvania in 1855 and raised in Johnson County,...
Dr. Bernhard Lindberg
Biographical sketch of Dr. Bernhard Waldemar Lindberg, an osteopathic physician and "a contributor to medical, osteopathic and theosophic journals." Description of his life and career, born in Sweden in...
Dr. G. Wilse Robinson
Biographical sketch of Dr. G. Wilse Robinson, a physician and "superintendent of the Insane Hospital at Nevada," Missouri. Born in Saint Clair County, Missouri in 1871 and coming to Kansas City in 1892....
Dr. Isaac Ridge
Photo and bio of Dr. Isaac Ridge (1825-1907), "the first college graduated physician to locate in Kansas City." Native of Kentucky coming to Kansas City in 1848 with offices on the Levee serving as a doctor...
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