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Businesses -- Early
Standard Oil Company
Ida M Tarbell
T R Tinsley
'She Got the Job Done': Millionaire Hudson Dies
Biography of Mary Hudson, "a self-made multimillionaire who succeeded in a man's world of oil, land and cattle." Her oil company was established in 1933 at 25th and Broadway Boulevard and grew until Hudson...
. ..Presenting L. Russell Kelce: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Biographical article about L. Russell Kelce, "chairman of the Chicago Great Western Railroad." Raised in Pittsburg, Kansas and coming to Kansas City in 1931 "as vice president in charge of operations"...
A Tip of Our Beaver to You, Kansas City
History of the local oil and heating company dealing also with Mobil Oil products, since 1916.
Big Indian Oil and Development Company
The company is listed in the Kansas City, Missouri directories from 1920-1922: Big Indian Oil and Development Company, 616 Gumbel Building. It is listed in the Kansas City, Kansas directory from 1924-1942...
Biography of Mary Hudson (1912-1999), Oil Baroness
Charles Toomey Obituary
Obituary for Charles Toomey, president of the Midco Oil Company, dying on November 11, 1957.
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians
Biographical sketch of Ernest Cope Winters, or Ernest Winters, an oil operator in the Midland Building. Born in Strong City, Kansas in 1885 and coming to Kansas City in the 1901s with the Standard Oil...
Cornelius D. Struble
Photo and obituary for Cornelius Struble, "67 years old, 5537 Linden drive, Mission, president and owner of the Western Oil and Gas company, and an active mason." Native of Bennington, Kansas coming to...
Deaths: George E. Roe
Obituary for George Roe, "69, of 3414 Wabash avenue, a former divisional manager at St. Louis for the old National Refining company." Former Kansas Citian from 1903 to 1923 returning here to retire in...
Energy: More Questions Than Answers
Discussion of options taken for alternative fuels to oil made by local concerns.
Family Business: The Howells, Jesco Resources Inc.
Article about the passing down of a family business dealing in manufacture of grease and oil manufacture, established in 1929.
Fight Against Flood Damage
Many photos with text displaying the sediment and wreckage that was cleaned up quickly after the flood.
Flood Hits Industry
Sugar Creek refinery near Kansas City only source of oil after the flood's damage to other plants.
George Wasson Thompson Obituary
Obituary for George Wasson Thompson, or George Thompson, a Standard Oil Company employee for 40 years before dying at the age of 82 in 1960.
Golden Wells--Golden Rivers
Illustrations and article about the oil industry in the Kansas City area, describing the operations of several area companies such as the Standard Oil Company, the Phillips Petroleum Company, the Sinclair...
Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05
Discussion on the economic impact of the "large supply of petroleum and natural gas in Kansas and the Indian Territory" for the "development of Kansas City."
Grub-Stake Oil Association
City directory listings: 1917: First entry (Grub-Stake Oil Association, Robert S. Stone, president; J. W. Wright, vice-president; Freeman P. Cornish, secretary-treasurer, 413 Bonfile Building, 1003 Walnut)....
Imperial Kansas City: Her Wonderful Growth and Resources
Entry describing the oil company's facilities and operations, established in Kansas City in 1880.
Jackson County, Missouri: Its Opportunities and Resources
Photos and description of the Jackson County town of Sugar Creek, established between Independence and Kansas City as an industrial district built around an oil refinery at the turn of the 20th century,...
Kansas and the Standard Oil Company: A Narrative of To-Day
Photo of Governor Edward Hoch of Kansas, "[u]nder whose leadership the fight against the Standard Oil Company in the legislature was inaugurated and carried to a finish," with brief description of the...
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