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321. Albert Spaar Albert Spaar 1908 Photo and bio of Albert Spaar, manager of "the Val Blatz Brewing Company of Kansas City" since 1893. Born in Milwaukee in 1864 and coming here in 1885 "as bookkeeper for this branch" of the brewery.

322. Albin Longren Albin Longren 1999 Photo and bio of Albin Kasper Longren, or Albin Longren (1882-1950), "a barnstormer, exhibition flyer, and a builder, designer, engineer, and manufacturer of airplanes," native to Leonardville, Kansas...

323. Alden Millard Alden Millard 1896 Biographical sketch of Alden Millard, publisher of "the Millard Implement Directories of Kansas City, Omaha and St. Louis" starting in 1886 and "justice of the peace of Independence," Missouri, starting...

324. Alexander Bettis Alexander Bettis 1938 Biographical sketch of Alexander Bettis, vice-president of the Kansas City Power and Light Company since 1924, starting with the company in 1904, before that working for the Home Telephone Company. Description...

325. Alexander Doniphan Alexander Doniphan 1876 Portrait and biographical sketch of General Alexander Doniphan. He was born in 1808 in Kentucky, arrived in Missouri in 1830 as a lawyer, moved in 1833 to Liberty, was elected state representative in 1836,...

326. Alexander Doniphan Alexander Doniphan 1998 Biography of Alexander W. Doniphan, a Missouri military leader originally from Kentucky, gaining prominence during the 1846 Mexican War and 1838 Mormon War, memorialized in a statue in Ray County, Missouri,...

327. Alexander Harris Alexander Harris 1968 Photo and bio of Alexander Harris (1820-1898), twice mayor of Kansas City in 1866 and in 1888, born "either in Kentucky or Tennessee" and keeping a saloon in Kansas City by the early 1850s "on Main Street...

328. Alexander Majors Alexander Majors 1998 Entry about Alexander Majors (1814-1900), "[f]reighting expert" of the Kansas City area starting in 1840s Independence, Missouri along the Santa Fe Trail and later becoming a partner in the Pony Express....

329. Alexander Majors Alexander Majors 1862 Description of Alexander Majors by the author, explorer Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890), upon their meeting in Saint Joseph in 1859 as "formerly one of the contractors for supplying the army in Utah--a...

330. Alexander Majors Alexander Majors 1999 Biographical information about Alexander Majors (1814-1900), the primary force of the Russell, Majors, & Waddell overland freighting business, operating wagons and stagecoaches, including the Pony Express,...

331. Alexander Majors Residence Alexander Majors Residence Postcard of the Alexander Majors Residence

332. Alexander Sloan Alexander Sloan 1896 Biographical sketch of Dr. Alexander Baxter Sloan, or Alexander Sloan, a Kansas City physician. Born in Cole Neck, Missouri in 1827 and raised in Lee's Summit, Missouri before traveling to California in...

333. Alf Brant Alf Brant 1896 Biographical sketch of Major Alf Brant, "superintendent of the Kansas City workhouse," moving to Missouri in 1857. He served in the Union army in the Civil War, in 1876 moved to Kansas City. starting the...

334. Alfred Benjamin Memorial Alfred Benjamin Memorial 1934 Description of the memorial to the vice-president of Abernathy Furniture Company and philanthropist.

335. Alfred Gregory Alfred Gregory 1896 Biographical sketch of Alfred Gregory, "of the firm of Beardsley, Gregory & Flannelly, attorneys at law, Kansas City," born in Maryland in 1858 and coming to Kansas City in 1887 as a lawyer.

336. Alfred J. Miller Alfred J. Miller 1906 Biographical sketch of Alfred J. Miller, "purchasing agent of the M. K. & T. railway system," born Pennsylvania in 1865 and moving to Sedalia, Missouri, in 1892. Not to be confused with the artist Alfred...

337. Alfred N. Gossett Alfred N. Gossett 1902 Photo and biographical sketch of Alfred N. Gossett, a lawyer born in Sharpsburgh, KY in 1861 and moving with his family to Independence, MO in 1867. Gossett started practicing law in Kansas City in 1883,...

338. Algot Jackson, Sr. Algot Jackson, Sr. 1968 Biographical sketch of Algot Jackson, Sr., "president of the A. R. Jackson Kansas City Show Case Works." He was born in Sweden in 1846 and came to Kansas City in 1869 as a construction worker engaged in...

339. Ali's Story Ali's Story August 9, 2009 Article revisits the events surrounding the brutal murder of Ali Kemp at a Leawood swimming pool in 2002. A pool maintenance worker, Benjamin A. Appleby, was convicted of the murder in 2006. It consists...

340. All American Music All American Music July//1974 Description of the Youth Symphony, for youngsters of ages 11-21, recommended from their own school bands.