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White, John Barber
Martha Humphreys Maltb...
Nettie Thompson Grove
Annette W Curtis
A Biography of Joseph Smith Thompson
This 11-page paper includes in narrative form a history of William McMillan Thompson and his son Joseph Smith Thompson. The family had Scottish origins, came to America and were involved with the Mormon...
A Few Interesting Facts About Kansas City Streets
Article looks at some Kansas City streets that run east-west as well as some north-south streets and gives the names today compared to the names used in early Kansas City. Also included in the article...
A President's Family Tree
Kansas Citian Flora Boldridge discovers that she can trace her roots back to Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings. She believes that she is the only descendent of them living in Kansas City.
A Visit in Platte County History
Photo and article about "the second oldest home in Platte County," the "home of Missouri State Representative Meg Harding" in 2001. Built (the original part remaining) in 1837 "by David Johnson" (1814-1887),...
Abiel Leonard and Odon Guitar Papers Finding Aid
1809-1959 (bulk 1850-1890)
Abiel Leonard (1797-1863) was a schoolteacher, lawyer, landowner, and politician who lived in Missouri during the early years of statehood. He served in the Missouri state legislature in 1834 and was appointed...
Description of the dedication of the "Kansas Room at the Antioch branch" of the Johnson County Public Library (Kansas) by the Friends of the Library "including a gift from Eleanore Sheley."
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin Papers Finding Aid
circa 1870-1925 (bulk 1890-1916)
Ada Greenwood MacLaughlin, daughter of Kansas City School Superintendent James Greenwood and his wife Amanda, was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on August 1, 1860. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri,...
Advice of Couple Tracing Family Lines--'Don't Discount Handed-Down Legends'
Article about the genealogical research by the author and her husband, Hilary Bush, a former candidate for governor of Missouri, about their family histories, with a photo of Claire Grantham Bush.
Albert Gallatin Boone Genealogy
File contains photocopies of records of Boone family history from writings in a Bible, with photos of Albert Boone.
Andrew Sublette: Rocky Mountain Prince, 1808-1853
Chapters of the book about the genealogy of the family of Andrew Sublette (1808-1853) and his brother William Sublette (1799-1845), mountain men from Kentucky and Missouri descended from French Huguenots....
Annals of Platte County, Missouri Finding Aid
William M. Paxton was born in Kentucky in 1819 and became a citizen of Platte County, Missouri, in 1839. Early in his life he was a lawyer, later becoming a merchant. Besides writing about the history...
Auto-Biography of Anna E. Charles Krueger, Jr.
Autobiographical article about Anna E. Charles Krueger, Jr., or Anna Krueger, tracing her family ancestors to their arrival in Westport, Missouri in 1849 from Germany.
Biography of Corrvine Patterson (1848-?), Businessman and Politician
Biography of Dorothy Lillard (1908-1995), Teacher and School Administrator
Biography of James Wesley Hurse (1866-1935), Minister
Biography of John Barber White (1847-1923), Lumber Magnate and Library Donor
Biography of Lafayette A. Tillman (1859-1914), Barber, Soldier, and Policeman
Biography of Minnie Lee Crosthwaite (1872-1963), Social Worker and Community Leader
Biography of Rev. Samuel W. Bacote (1866-1946), Minister
Biography of William J. Thompkins, M.D. (1884-1944), Physician and Hospital Administrator
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