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Deaths: Miss Margaret McCaul
Obituary for Miss Margaret McCaul, "85, a retired school teacher and author" residing at 8100 Wornall Road. Description of her life and career as a native of Eagleville, Missouri, coming to Kansas City...
Deaths: Mrs. Edna Forsythe Grimshaw
Obituary for Mrs. Edna Forsythe Grimshaw, or Edna Grimshaw, "221 W. 48th, a widely known Kansas City voice teacher," born in Linneus, Missouri, and keeping a "studio at the Jenkins Music Co. more than...
Deaths: Mrs. H. James Hood
Obituary for Mrs. Louisa Davidson Hinde Hood, or Louisa Hood, "5900 Mission road, Fairway," Kansas, the wife of H. James Hood. Description of her life and career as a native of Newburg, Missouri, coming...
Deaths: Mrs. Hildred A. Orr
Obituary for Mrs. Hildred Orr, "58, a piano teacher 25 years at the Kansas City Conservatory of Music." Native of Falls City, Nebraska coming to Kansas City about 1926 and residing at 3434 Gillham Road...
Deaths: Mrs. Mabry M. Bills
Obituary for Mrs. Mabry Bills, dying at the age of 72, a teacher in Kansas City of "mathematics and science a[t] Central Junior High, Manual High, Northeast Junior High, Southwest High, and Bingham Junior...
Deaths: Mrs. Sarah Rawlings
Teacher Rawlings was "one of the first students to attend Froebels school in Baltimore where pupils were taught to train kindergarten classes."
Deaths: P. Caspar Harvey
Photo and obituary for P. Caspar Harvey, "retired professor of English composition at William Jewell College and former Liberty city councilman," who was born in Gallatin, Missouri, and lived in Liberty...
Deaths: Richard J. Smith
Photo and obituary for Richard Smith, or Rick Smith, "65, of 2944 Lockridge," a "Kansas City musician, composer, music teacher and executive assistant to the president of the American Federation of Musicians...
Dictionary of American Biography
Biographical sketch of William Torrey Harris, or William Harris (1835-1909), a noted American philosopher and educator native to Connecticut and moving to Saint Louis in 1857. Description of his life and...
Don Bosco High is a Casualty
April 9, 2011
After ten years in operation, the Don Bosco Charter High School announced that it will close at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Declining enrollment and poor attendance were cited as the primary...
Dr. Caleb Ritter
File containing a pamphlet (reprinted from the Jackson County Medical Journal of December 5, 1931) with photo and information on Dr. Caleb Ritter, a physician and medical school teacher coming to Kansas...
Dr. Guy Vaughn Price: Former Junior College Teacher Was 72
Obituary for Guy Vaughn Price, or Guy Price, "72, former head of the social science department at the Kansas City Junior college," residing at 525 West 59th Street. Native of North Carolina coming to Kansas...
Dr. James Wildish
Obituary for Dr. James Wildish, chairman of the Kansas City Junior College Chemistry Department, dying at the age of 91 in 1973.
Dr. William F. Kuhn
Obituary for Dr. William Frederick Kuhn, or William Kuhn (~1849-1924), a Kansas City physician and "adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Rosedale, since 1904;...
Dr. William Williamson
Obituary for Dr. William Williamson, a physician and head of the neurological section of the University of Kansas Medical Center from 1951 to 1963 before dying at the age of 50 in 1967.
DuPont Heiress Becomes "The Prisoner's Friend"
Photo and biographical article about Mother Mary Jerome Shubrick, or Mary Shubrick (1830-1894), a "teacher and helper of the poor and imprisoned" known as "the Prisoner's Friend" in Independence, Missouri....
Article about the Gillis Home and its educational services for children with dyslexia, or difficulties with reading. Description of the home's teachers and its history, starting at 23rd and Tracy Avenues...
Earl Van Horne Obituary
Obituary for Earl Van Horne, a teacher at Westport High School dying at the age of 70 on August 5, 1954.
Early Days in Kansas City
Copy of a painting of the Town of Kansas on the river front, with a steam boat in the Missouri River.
Early Schools of Jackson County
History of Highland Academy from the point of view of one of its students, Stephen Ragan, describing the ambitions of the school and problems in keeping adequate teachers. Also a footnote about his first...
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