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Businesses -- Early
Biography of Irish construction contractor William Ahern, of William J. Ahern & Son, with a photo of his son and business partner, John J. Ahern. Description of his various building projects, including...
Biography of William Adams, "one of the prominent and influential citizens of Jackson county," as an "important factor in public affairs" and "agricultural interests" through county road improvement during...
March 23, 1905
Photo and biography of William Martin Abernathy (1860-1908), a military leader involved in the Spanish-American War and with the Abernathy Furniture Company in Kansas City.
William A. Hall
Biographical information about William A. Hall
William A. Bovard Jr.
Article in the book by William A. Bovard, Jr., a Kansas City architect and the son of William A. Bovard, Sr., owner of the William Bovard Building Moving and Raising company. Photos and descriptions of...
William (Bloody Bill) Anderson
Portrait and description of William Anderson, or Bloody Bill Anderson as a member of William Quantrill's guerrillas at the Centralia Massacre before being killed "in attempting to cross the Missouri near...
March 2, 1905
Photo and bio of Willard Winner, a real estate and railroad developer. Born in Iowa in 1849 and coming to Kansas City in 1863 as a merchant before entering the real estate business about 1880, engaged...
Photo and bio of Willard Winner, a railroad and real estate developer of Kansas City as "president of the Industrial Development Company." Born in Iowa in 1849 and raised in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas...
March 22, 1905
Portrait and biographical sketch of Willard Hyatt, a merchant and realtor in Kansas City, native to New York and coming to Kansas city about 1877. Description of his later career as a real estate developer...
April 21, 1905
Biographical sketch of Willard Bross, vice-president of the Sinclair Coal Company, at 1012 Baltimore Avenue. He was born in 1875 in Nebraska, arriving in Kansas City in 1914 with the Midland Coal Company,...
Book reviews of works by Will Henry, winner of Western book awards from the 1950s to the 1970s, born as Henry W. Allen in Jackson County about 1912.
June 20, 1905
Photo (of William Bent) and entry about the Bent brothers and their fur trading operations partially under Bent, St. Vrain & Company, the "[l]argest United States business firm in the Southwest." Descriptions...
March 20, 1905
Biographical sketch of Wiley Cox, president of the Kansas City State Bank at 812 Delaware Street, born in Mississippi in 1848 and starting in the banking business in Springfield, Missouri, arriving in...
Wilderness Kingdom--Indian Life in the Rocky Mountains, 1840-1847: The Journal & Paintings of Nicolas Point, S. J.
May 20, 1905
Illustrations (copies of his paintings) and descriptions of the Kansas City and Westport areas by Father Nicolas Point (1799-1868), pioneer Catholic (Jesuit) missionary of Kansas City. Depictions of the...
Wild Bill Hickok: King of the Gun-Fighters
Booklet about the life of Wild Bill Hickok, describing experiences in the Old West and Kansas City, published by Haldeman-Julius, based in Girard, Kansas.
Review of the 1953 book "Automobile History Scrapbook No. 2" by Wilbur Phillips.
Wilbur H. Dunn Park
Description of the 9.23-acre park acquired in 1937, between Meyer and Paseo Boulevards on two sides, and 68th Street, with photos, drawing, and history.
Wilbert Vaults Have Exclusive Sealing Method
History and illustration for the "K. C. Wilbert Vault Co.," a manufacturer since 1933 of burial vaults with hermetic concrete seals.
Widows' and Orphans' Home Society
Information about the society established on August 11, 1866 and incorporated in 1867 under the name The Widows' and Orphans' Home Society of Missouri.
Why They Kill: The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist
Discussion in the book about both Perry Smith and Dick Hickock who murdered the Clutter Family in Holcomb, Kansas.
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