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Coates House Hotel
//1858 (1950 in Second...
Amy Johnson Miller
C C Spalding
Charles P Deatherage
Charles S Stevenson
A Brief History of Old Westport
Originally published in The Kansas City Star in March 1933, this is a first installment written by Major William W. Harris. It discusses the first settlers and Westport Landing.
Annals of the City of Kansas: Embracing Full Details of the Trade and Commerce of the Great Western Plains. ..
//1858 (1950 in second edition)
Description of the Coates Addition owned by Kersey Coates, and the Coates House hotel, designed by architect John Johnson, referred to on the local history index card as the Hotel Lindell, "[o]n the corner...
Boxer's Words Go Free after Years in Prison
Photos and biographical article about John Johnson, "known to the world as Jack Johnson, former heavyweight champion of the world and the first black boxer to hold the title." Description of his life and...
Charles S. Stevenson Papers Finding Aid
Charles S. Stevenson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1895, but grew up in Olathe, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. He worked at Hallmark Cards from the end of World War I until 1960. After retirement...
Dr. J. W. Parker Account Books Finding Aid
1851-1872 (bulk 1856-1872)
Dr. J. W. Parker was called John as well as James and settled in Westport, Missouri, in 1851 where he practiced medicine among the white settlers and the Shawnee, Wyandotte, and Delaware Indians. During...
Early History of Greater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas: The Prophetic City at the Mouth of the Kaw
Photo and bio of John Johnson, "the third elected mayor of the Town of Kansas" in 1855 and a native of England, emigrating to Kansas City in 1852 and employed by Colonel Kersey Coates "as the architect...
Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference
Portrait and biographical sketch of Dr. John Johnson, a physician born in Massachusetts in 1817 and moving to Saint Louis in 1841.
Gabriel Prudhomme Estate
A 16 page typescript (carbon copy) paper on the Gabriel Prudhomme estate, the parcel of land on the riverfront area in the 1820s "bec[oming] the Town of Kansas" following its owner's death in 1831. Description...
History of the State of Kansas
Portrait and biographical sketch of John Johnson, "the pioneer settler and banker of Highland, Doniphan County, Kan.," in 1854. Description of his life and career. He was born in 1817 in Illinois and became...
Biographic article about "Mayor Johnson, who, it now appears. ..was the first architect and construction superintendant of the original Coates House, at that time called the Broadway hotel."
One page about the second legal mayor of the city, John Johnson (1816-1903), trained as an architect in England and becoming designer of the Broadway Hotel, later called the Coates House, in 1857 at 10th...
Information about John Johnson (ca. 1760-1833), a native of North Carolina coming to Kansas City in 1825 with his family, settling at about 14th and Waldron Avenue before building a log cabin at about...
John Johnson Material
This folder of material includes newspaper clippings which include Johnson's obituary, typescripts of 11 letters dated 1853-1875, family record pages from a family Bible, photocopies of photographs of...
Our Easley Ancestors and Their Relatives
Information about the Johnson family of Kansas City, Missouri, starting with John Johnson (1770-1833), the half-brother of Christopher Mulkey, and Johnson's family, including his son James Johnson (1802-1867),...
Prominent Kansas Citians
File contains copies from Kansas City newspapers with pictures of "prominent Kansas Citians." Some are undated but most date from the 1920s and 1930s, although one item, "Growth Along All Lines is Marked,"...
Photocopy of the map and abstract of the title to the Gabriel Prudhomme estate land, split up following Gabriel's death in 1831 and partly apportioned to John Johnson (between 3rd, 4th, Cherry, and Holmes...
Ramos Vertical File List
A list of the file names in the Ramos collection. This collection includes books, pamphlets, newspaper articles, and vertical files relating to the African American experience. Begun around 1920 by librarians...
Swing's Man of the Month: Kearney Wornall--"Mr. Energy Himsel"
Illustrations and biographical article about Kearney Wornall, a banker and "chairman of Kansas City's Community Chest Fund Drive." Born in Westport, Missouri in 1891 at 39th and Baltimore Avenues as a...
The Book of Missourians
Biographical sketch of John Davis Johnson, or John Johnson, a Saint Louis lawyer born in Illinois in 1844, serving in the Union during the Civil War.
The Pioneer Doctor in the Ozarks White River Country
Book about the author's father, John Cabell Breckenridge Johnson, or John Johnson, an Ozarks doctor near Branson, Missouri, before the creation of Lake Taneycomo, with illustration map of the area.
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