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Photo and bio of William Kemp (1889-1968), mayor of Kansas City from 1946 to 1955 and a leader of several organizations during the Kansas City Centennial in 1950. Description of his life and career as...
Biographical sketch of William Jones, "among the pioneer settlers of Jackson county," born in Kentucky in 1820 and coming here in 1854 as a farmer in Prairie Township.
Biographical sketch of William Johnson, "extensively engaged in farming and stock-raising," born in 1850 in Ohio and coming to Jackson County, Missouri, in 1869.
William Jewell College
A history of William Jewell College, located in Liberty, Missouri. In 1843 Dr. William Jewell of Columbia, Missouri, made an offer of $10,000 in land for a Baptist-sponsored college. By 1849 a charter...
William Ivey Nichols
Biographical sketch of William Ivey Nichols, or William Nichols, a Kansas City livery dealer. Born in England in 1816 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1869 and opening a livery business at 10th and Main...
Biographical sketch of William Hornbuckle, or W. D. Hornbuckle, "farmer of Jackson county," born in Johnson County, Missouri, in 1842 and moving to Westport about 1851 with his parents.
Portrait and biographical sketch of William Hillman, a state representative, sheriff and mayor of Bethany, Missouri, who was born in Indiana in 1837 and moved to Missouri as a child.
Portrait and biographical sketch of William Heryford, a Missouri state representative and farmer who was born in Chariton County, Missouri, in 1818 (then Howard County), leaving the state during the Civil...
Portrait of William Hays.
Photo and bio of William Hayde, Jackson County License Inspector starting in 1898, born in Iowa in 1863 and coming to Kansas City in 1879.
Biographical sketch of William Harvey, "freight agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad, his office being in Kansas City," who was born in New York in 1833 and came to Kansas City in 1883.
Portraits and biographical description of William Hamilton (1786-1877) and his wife Eliza Hamilton (1804-1877), natives of Kentucky arriving in Jackson County, Missouri, in 1849. Description of his career...
William Hall (1815-1888)
April 18, 1905
One paragraph of biography about William Hall (1815-1888), "(father of Sebree Hall)," a national representative from Missouri and native of Maine moving to Fayette, Missouri, in 1841 and becoming a judge...
William H. Gentry
Biographical sketch of William Gentry, "pharmacist and X-ray technician at the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City." He was born in Smithville, Missouri, in 1887 and worked in his father's drugstore...
1968 (second edition)
Photo and bio of William Samuel Gregory, or William Gregory (1825-1887), the first mayor of Kansas City in 1853 for 10 months, a native of Kentucky arriving in Kansas City in 1844 and becoming a grocery...
Chapter of the book about William Gordon, "a surveyor, a clerk, a trader, a trapper, and an Indian affairs officer," supposedly a native of Virginia and War of 1812 veteran, in Saint Louis by 1818 and...
William Gilpin and John Wesley Powell
Numerous descriptions of and references to William Gilpin, one of the "two men who would have been worth his [Henry Adams's] attention as a historian" (page 1) in 1868, along with John Wesley Powell, both...
June 21, 1905
Short biography of William Gilpin (1813-1894) written by James Whiteside. Article includes citations. Gilpin helped plat the site of Kansas City and envisioned Centropolis in the area. He was at various...
William Gibbons Pearson
Biographical sketch of William Gibbons Pearson, or William Pearson, president of the Stine & McClure Undertaking Company at 3235 Gillham Plaza in Kansas City. Born in Reno County, Kansas, in 1876 and coming...
Portrait and biographical sketch of William Gentry, a railroad executive, former Union officer in the Civil War, and farmer in Sedalia, Missouri, who was born in Howard County, Missouri, in 1818.
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