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1. Biography of Robert Gillham (1854-1899), Rapid Transit Pioneer Biography of Robert Gillham (1854-1899), Rapid Transit Pioneer 1999

2. Day Smith Day Smith 1908 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.

3. Henry Nottberg Henry Nottberg 1908 Biographical sketch of Henry Nottberg, "one of the partners in the United States Engineering Company [at 107 West 13th Street], which was organized in 1904, and makes a specialty of heating, ventilating...

4. Ira Fleming Ira Fleming 1908 Biographical sketch of Ira Fleming, "president of the Cherokee & Crescent Coal Company," born in Illinois in 1860 and raised in Clinton, Missouri, coming to Kansas City in 1904 as a mining engineer and...

5. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Thomas Toohey, "a retired railroad engineer living in Kansas City." Born in New York City in 1835 and coming to Kansas City in 1870 as a Union Civil War veteran and "engineer on...

6. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of John Edward Thomes, or John Thomes (1846-1893), a railroad engineer and native of New York City coming to Kansas City in 1891.

7. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Photo and bio of Joseph Hoover, "extensively identified with the bridge building interests between the Mississippi river and Colorado" as well as "the Canton Bridge Company with headquarters at Kansas...

8. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Photo and bio of S. Y. High, "superintendent of the waterworks of Kansas City," born in Pennsylvania in 1856 and coming to Kansas City in 1888 as superintendent of the Kansas City Nut & Bolt Company, "appointed...

9. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Louis Root, "superintendent of Mount Washington cemetery of Kansas City." Born in New York in 1853 and coming here in 1887 as a civil engineer "associated with George E. Kessler,...

10. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Stephenson Waters Fox, or Stephenson Fox, "consulting engineer of Kansas City," born in Mississippi in 1856 and arriving in Kansas City in 1903, "engaged principally on river control...

11. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of A. Sheridan Ennis (1827-1898), "a civil engineer" and native of Pennsylvania moving to Missouri, then Kansas as a Union officer in the Civil War, before engaging in civil engineering...

12. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of John Waddell, or J. A. L. Waddell, a prominent bridge architect and engineer born in Canada in 1854 and emigrating to Kansas City in the 1880s.

13. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Photo and bio of William La Fayette Hutchison, "head of the Kansas City Electrical Construction Company," born "near Leeds in Jackson county," Missouri, and joining his company in 1990 as an electrical...

14. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of George Morton Walker, or George Walker, a retired railroad engineer. Born in Pennsylvania in 1830 and raised in Missouri before coming to Kansas City in 1877 as a railroad engineer...

15. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of William Vliet (ca. 1831-1893), "a bridgebuilder and contractor in general civil engineering work." Native of Cincinnati coming to Kansas City in 1876 as a civil engineer for "the...

16. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Daniel Bontecou, "consulting engineer of Kansas City" born in Massachusetts, arriving in Kansas City in 1881 as private engineer, becoming chief engineer for the Kansas City Belt...

17. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Frederick William Fratt, or Frederick Fratt, "president of the Union Depot Bridge & Terminal Railway Company of Kansas City," born in Wisconsin in 1859 and becoming a railroad engineer...

18. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Wynkoop Kiersted, "a civil engineer of Kansas City, born in New York in 1857 and coming to Kansas City in 1887, becoming "chief engineer of the Kansas City waterworks" and designer...

19. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Austin Wickes, a retired railroad worker of Kansas City. Born in New York in 1841 and coming here in 1883 "to operate a stationary engine" before becoming city engineer.

20. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Photo and bio of Matthew Kinlen (1858-1901), "identified with industrial interests in Kansas City as a contractor." Description of his life and career, born in Pennsylvania and coming here as a railroad...