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Kansas City Life Insur...
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Jack C Cox
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Harkins Commercial Pho...
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Fast changing industry outpacing insurance company's adaptation capability.
Biography of Francis A. Foster (1824-1906), Postmaster and Fire Chief
Biography of Phillip Curls (1942-2007), Legislator and Political Activist
Blue Cross--Blue Shield
Articles about the local histories of national insurance companies Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. Blue Cross established here in 1938 as "Group Hospital Service, Inc. of Kansas City" and Blue...
File containing information about the BMA Building at Union Station Plaza and at 31st and Southwest Trafficways, "from sea level. ..the tallest office structure here, its base level equivalent to perhaps...
The high-rise white marble BMA Tower is the home office of BMA at 31st Street and Southwest Trafficway. The BMA Tower received architectural acclaim upon its completion in 1963 and among other awards received...
BMA's Golden Year
Photo and obituary for BMA founder W. T. Grant, or William Grant.
Bruce Dodson Insurance Company
Full frontal and side view of the Bruce Dodson Insurance Company; located at 2800 Wyandotte.
Business: Financial Guardian Makes Quiet Growth
History of the Financial Guardian company, an insurance brokerage firm started in 1970 at 912 Baltimore Avenue and moving with expansion to the "penthouse suite atop the Penntower Building at 3100 Broadway"...
Charles Eugene Waldron, Jr.
June 14, 2008
Obituary for Charles Eugene Waldron, Jr., who died on March 10, 2008. He was born May 19, 1909, and was the great-great-grandson of Kansas City pioneer Thomas A. Smart. Among other things he was a member...
Continental Casualty Company
Newsletter published by the Continental Casualty Company insurance business at 616 East 63rd Street in Kansas City.
Deaths: Dwight L. Strother
Photo and obituary for Dwight Lynn Strother, or Dwight Strother, "6711 Oak, owner of the Dwight Strother Insurance company," a native of Oklahoma coming to Kansas City about 1927.
Deaths: Ross J. Ream
Photo and obituary for Ross Ream, "74, of 229 Ward parkway," a lawyer and co-organizer of "the National Protective Insurance company in 1926" and a native of Gaylord, Kansas.
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference
Photo and bio of Samuel Simpson, "since 1885 a representative of life insurance interests in Kansas City." Born in Virginia in 1843 and growing up in Boonville, Missouri before entering the insurance industry...
Obituary for Erick Williamson, chairman of the boards of the Interstate Insurance agency and Associated Agencies, Incorporated, dying at the age of 78 in 1969.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City looks to Jake Mascotte to turn things around.
Form Negro Risk Firm: Crusader Life Company Obtains Kansas
January 3, 1957
News article about the Crusader Life Insurance Company, “a new Negro-owned organization” with “plans to establish headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas.”
Frontier Mystery, Modern Answer?
February 3, 2006
Article reports the 2006 attempts by professors at the University of Colorado to exhume the body buried in lot 555 of Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas. The unmarked grave holds human remains at the...
Funeral Services Held for Mrs. Fannie Clay
June 5, 1953
Vertical file with photo and biographical article about Mrs. Fannie Bell Clay, or Fannie Clay, of 2619 Euclid Avenue. Clay "was employed by the Burns and Pinkerton Detective agency for many years and after...
Garrett A. Walsh Dies
Photo and obituary for Garrett Walsh, "75 years old, a prominent insurance man and realtor here" with residence at 4908 West 83rd Street in Prairie Village, Kansas. Native of California, Missouri coming...
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