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Pendergast, James F
Nancy J Hulston
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
William S Worley
William Rufus Jackson
November 30, 2014
First in a four-part series of historical fiction set in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1904 and focusing upon a murder investigation carried out by the city's first African-American police officer Lafayette...
Alderman Jim Pendergast
Biography of James or "Big Jim" Pendergast, older brother of Tom Pendergast, starting in Kansas City politics in the late 1870s as a saloon keeper and City Council alderman in the First Ward, including...
Biography of James Francis Pendergast (1856-1911), Kansas City Alderman
Boss Tom's Legacy
Article analyzes the impact of political boss Tom Pendergast on the growth of Kansas City.
Criminal Aspects of the Pendergast Machine
Detailed examination of the Kansas City political machine of Tom Pendergast (starting with his older brother James Pendergast), "one of the most powerful city machines in United States history," from "the...
Crossroads of America: The Story of Kansas City
Chapter of the book about James Francis Pendergast, or James Pendergast (1856-1911), older brother of Tom Pendergast and originator of the Kansas City Pendergast political machine. Born in Ohio and coming...
James Pendergast--An Appreciation
Biographical article about James Pendergast, or Jim Pendergast, referred to here as "'Boss' Pendergast."
James Pendergast Is Dead
November 11, 1911
Obituary for James Francis Pendergast, or James Pendergast (Big Jim), city politician and older brother of Tom Pendergast, dying November 10, 1911.
James Pendergast Memorial
Postcard of the James Pendergast Memorial
Jim's Monument to Be Unveiled
Article announcing the ceremony for the memorial for James Pendergast, a "philanthropist and politician. ..in Mulkey Square," at 13th and Summit Streets.
Jim's Monument to Be Unveiled: Ceremonies in Honor of Pendergast's Memory to Be Held Tomorrow
Article about the unveiling of the statue at 13th and Madison Streets in Mulkey Square of James Pendergast (1856-1911), alderman of the First Ward of Kansas City from 1892 to 1910 and a saloon keeper in...
K. C.: A History of Kansas City, Missouri
Photo (in about 1902) and description of James Pendergast, or Big Jim Pendergast, arriving in Kansas City in 1876 before his younger brother of Tom and opening a hotel and saloon (the Climax Saloon) on...
Kansas City: Rise of a Regional Metropolis
Chapter explains the rise of James Pendergast and then Tom Pendergast in Kansas City politics and machine control. Also explains how their control of the city affected events that happened as the jazz...
Legislators of the City: Lower House
Portrait of James Francis Pendergast, or James Pendergast, a city councilman of the First Ward of Kansas City and older brother of Tom Pendergast.
Local Pipe Dreams: That of the Hon.
June 18, 1904
Poem about James Francis Pendergast, or Jim Pendergast, older brother of Tom Pendergast and political boss of the "North End" of Kansas City.
Portraits of A. B. Olson (5th Ward) and James Pendergast (1st Ward), members of the lower house of the City Council of Kansas City in 1894.
Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
Biographical descriptions of James Francis Pendergast, or James Pendergast (1856-1911) and his younger brother Tom Pendergast, heir to James's Kansas City political machine.
Past Times: The Other Pendergast
Photo and biographical article about James Francis Pendergast, or Big Jim Pendergast (1856-1911), "founder of the Pendergast dynasty" and First Ward City Council member in Kansas City. Description of his...
Political History of Jackson County: Biographical Sketches of Men Who Have Helped to Make It
Photo and bio of James Francis Pendergast, or James Pendergast, "Democratic alderman from the First Ward" and older brother of Tom Pendergast. Born in Ohio in 1856 and brought to Buchanan County, Missouri...
Souvenir of Kansas City and Her Fire Department
Photos of James Pendergast (1856-1911) and Martin Regan as members of the lower house of the City Council of Kansas City.
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