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William Southern, Sr.
Biographical sketch of William Southern, Sr., "editor and manager of the Daily and Weekly Sentinel, Independence, Missouri." Born in Tennessee in 1850 and moving to Missouri in 1870 before joining the...
Biographical sketch of William Snower, proprietor of the Kansas City White Goods Manufacturing Company at 1819 Baltimore Avenue. Born in Austria in 1889 and emigrating to Kansas City in the 1910s as an...
Photo and bio of William J. Smith, president of the Kansas City Cable Railroad Company with residence at 914 Locust Street. Native of New York coming to Kansas City in 1866 as an agricultural implement...
Biography and drawing of William Sherley "Old Bill" Williams, or simply Old Bill Williams. He was first an interpreter at Harmony Mission for the Osage Indians in the early 1800s, later becoming practically...
Photo and bio of William Scarritt, a lawyer born in Kansas City in 1861 at 42nd and Central Streets with residence at the 3240 Norledge Places.
William S. Williams
Biographical chapter about William Sherley Williams, or William Williams (1787-1849), also known as Old Bill Williams. He was a native of North Carolina raised just west of Saint Louis, Missouri, where...
Biographical sketch of William Rule, "cashier of the National Bank of Commerce" in Kansas City, born in Saint Louis in 1858.
March 19, 1905
Biographical sketch of William Reynolds, a lawyer born in Pike County, Missouri in 1874 and starting out as a school teacher and lawyer there with Champ Clark before coming to Kansas City in 1903.
William Quantrill and the Lawrence Massacre, August 21, 1863
June 23, 1905
The first paragraph of the article states, "This essay is based primarily on the written recollections and reminiscences of those who were personally associated with William Clarke Quantrill and the Lawrence...
March 14, 1905
Chapter of the book about William Quantrill, "the greatest guerrilla the world ever produced." Description of his life and career, moving to Kansas in the late 1850s and surviving an attack by "Kansas...
Portrait and biographical sketch of William Phelps, a Missouri state representative born in New York in 1845 and moving to Carthage, Missouri, in 1867 as a lawyer.
March 20, 1905
Biographical sketch of William Peet, a Kansas City "[s]oap manufacturer" and co-founder of "the present Peet Brothers' Manufacturing Company" in 1872 with his brother Robert Peet. Born in England in 1847...
March 26, 1905
Photo and bio of William Peet, "president of Peet Brothers Manufacturing Company, one of the big commercial interests of Kansas City and one of the largest soap concerns in the United States." Born in...
Biographical sketch of William Peery, a retired resident and former mayor of Linneus, Missouri, born in Audrain County, Missouri, in 1842.
Portrait and biographical sketch of William Paxton, a Missouri state senator and Civil War veteran born in Ohio in 1837.
Portrait and biographical sketch of Dr. William Mosby, a physician in Richmond, Missouri, born in Kentucky in 1824.
Biographical sketch of William Montgall (1850-1890), a Kansas City realtor and bank investor "born in the suburbs of Kansas City, on the old Brush creek farm" of his father Rufus Montgall and buried in...
March 22, 1905
Biographical sketch of William McCrum, "organizer and vice president of the Orthwein-McCrum Investment Company of Kansas City." Born in Kansas City in 1877 and becoming a stockbroker around 1900 until...
William Least Heat-Moon: A Background and Appreciation
Photo and biographical article about William Least Heat-Moon, or William Heat-Moon, a native of Kansas City (born as William Trogdon) and travel book writer living near Columbia, Missouri. Author of the...
William Larkin Webb
Obituary for William Larkin Webb, or William Webb (also known as W. L. Webb), a resident of Independence and author of a three-volume work on the history of Kansas City and the book "Centennial History...
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