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Businesses -- Early
Biographical sketch of Winfred Kelley, or W. B. Kelley, president of the Jackson County Title Company, Incorporated, in Independence, born in Iowa in 1877 and arriving in Independence, Missouri, about...
Wilson, Fisher & CO.
Description of business at 406 Delaware Street carrying "Teas, Spices, Etc." They also stocked imported and domestic cigars. Along with William A. Wilson, H. C. Fisher and George Kennard were partners...
Wilson McLean Real Estate Company
Entry describing the business of the "Wilson, McLean & Co., real estate, money, insurance, investors of capital. First mortgage real estate, township, school district and municipal bonds bought and sold....
Photo and description of W. M. Prather, a "general contractor" with offices "at Builders' Exchanges" and residence at 1516 Holmes Street. Native of Iowa coming to Kansas City in 1875 as a building contractor,...
Photo and bio of Willis Prather, "a general contractor and builder." Born in Iowa in 1853 and serving the Union in the Civil War before coming to Kansas City in 1871 as a carpenter and later turning to...
Biographical sketch of Dr. Willis Percival King, or Willis King, a physician born in Macon County, Missouri, in 1839 and coming to Kansas City in 1888 as "a local surgeon of the Missouri Pacific Railroad."...
Photo and descriptions of Willard Winner (1849-1929), a Kansas City street railways and real estate developer experiencing a meteoric rise and fall in the 1880s-1890s. Native of Iowa coming to Kansas City...
Portrait and biographical sketch of Reverend William Yeaman, "Chancellor of William Jewell College" since 1875 (in Liberty, Missouri) and former Baptist minister in Saint Louis born in Kentucky in 1832....
March 20, 1905
Biographical sketch of William Woods, "[s]enior member of the Crescent Lumber Company" in Kansas City. Born in Kentucky in 1861 and coming to Kansas City in 1890 with the Long-Bell Lumber Company before...
Biographical sketch of William Harvey Winants, or William Winants, "vice president of the Midland National Bank." Born in New York in 1845 and coming to Kansas City in 1865 as a merchant before becoming...
March 10, 1905
Biographical sketch of Dr. William Wilkins, "a physician and scientist" born in Michigan in 1848 and coming to Kansas City in 1887.
April 19, 1905
Biographical sketch of William Warner (1839-1916), "lawyer, soldier, congressman and United States senator from Missouri." Native of Wisconsin serving the Union in the Civil War and afterwards coming to...
William Warder Avery
Photo and bio of William Warder Avery, or William Avery, "chief clerk of the general passenger agent" of the Kansas City Southern Railway, born in Clinton, Missouri, attending William Jewell College, and...
March 2, 1905
Photo and bio of William Wallace, a lawyer and former journalist and prosecuting attorney of Jackson County involved with the capture and conviction of members of the outlaw gang of Frank and Jesse James....
Photo and bio of William Thayer, dry goods merchant born in Louisville in 1852 that came to Kansas City in 1871 as a member of Bullene, Moore & Emery.
William T. Harris: A Critical Study of His Educational and Related Philosophical Views
Photo and entire book about William Torrey Harris, or William Harris (1835-1909), a prominent American philosopher living in Saint Louis, describing his life and career, a native New Englander known for...
William Swain's Gold Rush Account
Chapter II of the book describes the Missouri River portion of the start of the Gold Rush journey in 1849 as seen through the account of William Swain. Included are detailed entries of his diary and letters...
Biographical sketch of William Suiter, president of the Suiter Farm Company at 1016 Baltimore Avenue. Born in Benton County, Missouri in 1892 and starting out as a banker in Osceola, Missouri before coming...
Biographical sketch of Dr. William Strother, a physician born in Kentucky in 1827 and moving to Lee's Summit, Missouri in 1882.
William Stone Woods
Photo and bio of Dr. William Stone Woods, or William Woods, "president of the National Bank of Commerce of Kansas City, Missouri." Born in Columbia, Missouri in 1840 and coming to Kansas City in 1880 as...
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