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1. Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians 1938 Biographical sketch of Richard Fairbanks Townley, or Richard Townley, president of the Townley Metal & Hardware Company at 200 Walnut Street. Born in Kansas City in 1895 and joining his family's company...

2. George Gross George Gross 1896 Biographical sketch of Colonel George Gross, a hardware store and mining industry executive born in Arkansas in 1847 and engaged as a Confederate officer in the Civil War. He arrived in Kansas City in...

3. Hardware and Implement Industry Exhibit Hardware and Implement Industry Exhibit Signboard at unidentified exposition showing collage of Kansas City hardware companies and officials.

4. Illustrations Illustrations June//1902 Description of the building being built for the Richards & Conover Hardware Company at 5th and Wyandotte. Also includes a sketch of the building.

5. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of James Townley, "president of the Townley Metal & Hardware Company." Born in Cincinnati in 1848 and coming to Kansas City around the 1880s with his J. P. Townley Metal Company at...

6. Men of Affairs in Greater Kansas City, 1912: A Newspaper Reference Work Men of Affairs in Greater Kansas City, 1912: A Newspaper Reference Work 1912 Photo and bio of Thomas Ridge, an insurance agent born in Kansas City in 1859 as a son of Dr. Isaac Ridge and becoming a hardware and sheet metal manufacturer and then realtor and banker.

7. T. F. Willis T. F. Willis March 2, 1905 Biographical sketch of T. F. Willis, organizer and "president of the Hall & Willis Hardware Company," with residence at 2613 Troost Avenue. Born in Kentucky in 1845 and coming here in 1879 as organizer...

8. The Kansas City Centennial The Kansas City Centennial 1950 Photos (including J. F. Richards), illustrations, and history of the Richards & Conover Hardware Company founded by John Richards (1834-1922) in Leavenworth in 1857 before being moved to Kansas City in...

9. The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men //1878 Photo and bio of William Wyeth, a hardware and saddlery company executive of Saint Joseph. Born in Pennsylvania in 1832 and moving to Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1859 as a hardware merchant opening a Kansas...

10. Townley Hardware is Moving its area operations to Denver Townley Hardware is Moving its area operations to Denver December 22, 1984 Article reporting on the relocation of Townley Hardware to Denver, Colorado. The article described the history of the company, which was founded in 1884 and continued under the same ownership until sold...

11. United Hardware Company United Hardware Company File contains a fold-out undated promotional piece on the United Hardware Company located in Kansas City at 1225 Union Avenue

12. Who's Who in Kansas City Who's Who in Kansas City April/8/1923 Photos and biographical article about John Myers Townley, or John Townley, vice-president of the "Townley Metal and Hardware Company," born in Indiana in 1876 and raised in Kansas City.

13. Who's Who in Kansas City Who's Who in Kansas City July/24/1921 Portraits and biographical article about John Richards, "president [of the] Richards & Conover Hardware Company." Born in Virginia in 1834 and moving to Sibley, Missouri in 1849 before becoming a western...