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Portrait and mention of William Gentry, "of Pettis [County, Missouri, nominated in 1874], for Governor."
Photo and bio of Dr. William Davis Foster, or William Foster, "one of the most eminent members of the medical profession and successful practitioners of Kansas City," born in Iowa in 1841 and moving to...
Photo and bio of Dr. William Forster, "homeopathic physician and surgeon," born in Denmark in 1856 and emigrating to America about 1867, arriving in Kansas City in 1885 as a doctor.
Short sketch of the late Reverend William Crowell, a "distinguished preacher and editor and author" for the Baptist Church in Missouri, including the General Association meeting in Cooper County in 1858...
March 25, 1905
Photo and bio of William Creason, formerly in "charge of the wholesale orders of the Long, Bell Lumber Company" in Kansas City around 1900, later organizing the Adair County Lumber Company in Kirksville,...
Photo and bio of William Cowherd (1860-1915), mayor from 1892 to 1893 and national representative from Missouri starting in 1896. He was born near Lee's Summit and came to Kansas City as a lawyer in the...
William Chrisman Residence
Illustration of "the residence of Wm. Chrisman, Independence, Missouri," in the country.
Photo and bio of William Chrisman, a Jackson County lawyer and native of Kentucky moving to Missouri in 1848, involved in many area banks, engaged as the president of the Chrisman-Sawyer Banking Company,...
Biographical sketch of William Chiles, "the owner of one of the finest farms of Jackson county," a one-time companion of William Quantrill during the Civil War on a trip to Missouri from Texas, after the...
Biographical sketch of Dr. William Edwin Chappell, or William Chappell, a native of Kentucky and a physician in Kansas City starting in 1881, residing at 906 East 6th Street.
William Bridges Thayer In Memoriam
Photo and obituary entry for William Thayer (1852-1907), "a member of the Emery, Bird, Thayer Dry Goods Company" of Kansas City and native of Louisville.
Portrait and biographical sketch of William Bonnifield (1814-1875), mayor of Kansas City for one month in 1863, arriving in the city "about the end of the 1850's, being interested in mining with the McGee...
Biographical sketch of Judge William Bernard, a realtor in Westport, former judge (1873) of Jackson County, former mayor (1869) of Westport, and early settler of northwestern Missouri, born in Virginia...
May 14, 1905
Photo of William Bent in 1869 at Fort Dodge with Arapaho Indians.
May 21, 1905
Photo and chapter of the book about William Bent (1809-1869), a prolific fur trapper, Indian trader, mountain man, and Santa Fe Trail freighter.
William B. Strang, Jr.
Photo and bio of William B. Strang, Jr., or William Strang, "dreamer, visionary, inventor, real estate and community developer, prometer, and entrepreneur-on-a-shoe string" coming to Kansas City from New...
William B. Knight
Portrait and biographical sketch of William Baker Knight, or William Knight, engaged in "the projection, planning and construction of the public improvements and the cable railway system of Kansas City."...
William Allen White, Author of "In Our Town"
Photo of William Allen White, or William White, author of the book "In Our Town."
William Allen White Book Award
Photos, illustrations, and information on the William Allen White Children's Book Award established in 1952 at the Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, Kansas for children's books authors.
March 22, 1905
Biographical sketch of William Alexander, a cabinetmaker in Kansas City starting in 1885 with a shop "on West Ninth street," also "a valued member of various fraternal organizations, being connected with...
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