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Ray County, Missouri
William Rufus Jackson
Theodore S Case
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After 87 Years, Price Candy Co. Closes Its Doors: Bank Forecloses on Factory in Richmond
Article about the closing and liquidation of the Price Candy Company, "an 87-year-old confectionery manufacturer" founded in the old downtown Jones Store building. Description of the company's history,...
Alexander W. Doniphan Is Honored
The majority of this issue is about Alexander W. Doniphan. It begins with a list of numerous places and things named for Doniphan and continues with transcribed extractions from newspapers about the Doniphan...
Andrew (Andy) McGuire
Charcoal portrait of Andrew McGuire in coat over a tab-closing shirt. The drawing is signed by the artist. Below the signature is "Andy McGuire" written in different handwriting and black ink.
Best of Missouri: Richmond Saves the Show
Photos, article and ad about the newly-restored Farris Theater in Richmond, Missouri (in Ray County, Missouri), opened in 1901 as the Dougherty Auditorium by Sam Dougherty, "a wealthy gold miner."
Bloody Bill Anderson
Brief article describing the life and death of William ''Bloody Bill" Anderson, including a previously unpublished photograph, and several photos of Anderson's dead body. Anderson died October 26, 1864,...
Bloody Bill, Noted Guerrilla of the Civil War: Anderson Was Picturesque Leader of Bushwhackers in War on the Border
Description of Maurice Roberts, "chairman of the board of police commissioners of St. Louis, Missouri" and later "chief counsel for the Frisco railroad," involved in the arrangements of the funeral for...
Portrait and biographical sketch of Charles Hughes, a judge and former mayor of Richmond, Missouri. He was born in Kentucky in 1822 and moved to Caldwell County, Missouri, as a lawyer, becoming "at different...
George W. Warder
Photos, illustrations, and information on Colonel George Warder (1848-1906), builder and founder of the Warder Grand Opera House in Kansas City in 1887 at 9th and Holmes Streets (later rebuilt as the Auditorium...
Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05
Biographical sketch of James Garner, "one of the brilliant members of the Kansas City bar," born in Richmond, Missouri, in 1852 and coming to Kansas City in 1887.
Historic Sites in Mormon History at Richmond, Missouri
A series of articles and plat maps of important sites in Mormon history in Richmond, Missouri including the David Whitmer Home, Richmond jail, a list of Mormon prisoners in Richmond, and biographical information...
History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties, Missouri
Biographical sketch of Dr. Nathan Smith, a physician born in Virginia in 1825 and moving to Sibley, Missouri in 1852 before relocating due to the Order Number 11 (living temporarily in Richmond, Missouri)...
History of Kansas City, Missouri
Photo and bio of Colonel George Warder, "a lawyer, a business man, a financier, a scholar, and a poet" of Kansas City. Born in Richmond, Missouri in 1848 and coming to Kansas City in 1878 as a published...
July 25, 1931
Happy Hollow Goodwill Tour in Richmond, Missouri.
Letters from Alexander W. Doniphan
Copies of letters of Colonel Alexander Doniphan, a Richmond, Missouri bank president and Mexican War veteran from Liberty, to his cousin Emma Doniphan in the late 1870s, with reminiscences about Alexander's...
Liberty (Mo.) Tribune Papers Finding Aid
1800-1880s, bulk 1830s-1860s
This collection contains items crica 1832–1880s submitted to the Liberty (Mo.) Tribune for publication in the newspaper. They cover a variety of topics. Of particular interest are letters written from...
Map of Ray CO. MO.
Map of Ray County, Missouri, that includes roads, towns, churches, schools, and railroads. Includes townships of Polk, Knoxville, Grape Grove, Fishing River, Richmond, Crooked River, Orrick, and Cadem....
Marking Missouri History
History of Richmond, Missouri, and Ray County, founded in 1820 and 1827, respectively,. The latter "named for Missouri legislator John Ray," describing their early settlements, Civil War period, and postwar...
Men of Affairs in Greater Kansas City, 1912: A Newspaper Reference Work
Photo and bio of Alexander Maitland, Jr., "president of the Kansas City Bridge Company," born near Richmond, Missouri, in 1866 and coming here in 1898, with "offices in the Orear-Leslie Building."
Meteorology--The Richmond Cyclone
Article describes the tornado or cyclone on June 1, 1878, in Ray County, Missouri, nearly wiping out the town of Richmond, with a map of its path through town.
Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
One paragraph of biography about Jacob Milligan, "a representative from Missouri" born in Richmond, Missouri, in 1889 and serving in World War I before becoming a national representative there.
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