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William H. H. Piatt, 91
October 29, 1959
Obituary for William Henry Harrison Piatt, (~1868-1959), a former football star for Kansas University and Kansas City lawyer. He formed the firm of Piatt & Marks which he closed in 1950. He is bured in...
When Memories Meld with History
Article about Lieutenant Joseph Boggs (1749-1843), one of the few Revolutionary War veterans buried in the Kansas City area, his grave located at Union Cemetery.
Westport's Hidden Burial Ground: Where Forgotten Pioneers Rest
Reprint of article from the Kansas City Star May 11, 1902 about the "old Westport graveyard." It appears to have been set aside for graves about 1835 and was the one general graveyard until "judge Bernard...
Illustrations and information on the following subjects: the Daughters of Old Westport, the McCoy Plat of the old town of Westport, Westport city government council proceedings from 1857 to 1883, early...
Wachsmann Marker at Union Cemetery
Louise Davis, great granddaughter of Jim Bridger (right), and Adrienne Christopher at Wachsmann marker, Union Cemetery.
Union Hill's Future Builds Upon History
October 27, 2004
Article provides information concerning additional development in the Union Hill area south of Crown Center. A $50 million addition named Founders at Union Hill is planned with buildings named after several...
Union Hill Development Underway
Article about the housing development between 31st, Union Cemetery, Gillham, and Main Streets, supported by Hallmark Cards.
Union Cemetery Tour
June 5, 1905
A Union Cemetery tour guide booklet prepared for docents/guides for a tour in 1983. Additional commentary supplementing Mr. Goff's remarks by Fred L. Lee. Includes information on Thomas Smart, Alexander...
Union Cemetery Historical Society: Tombstone Inscriptions
Photo of John McCoy's (1811-1889) tombstone in Union Cemetery and listing of his vital dates.
Union Cemetery Crypts
Full frontal view of two crypts. Cemetery located at 28th and Warwick Trafficway.
Mention of Benjamin Jaudon, born in 1796, in a listing of people interred at the Union Cemetery "born in the 18th Century [sic]," including also William Gillis (1792), John Harris (1795), Colonel W. M....
Original interments into the supposed first Kansas City cemetery, starting with Elizabeth Porter (1750-1845) and including William Chick (1794-1847).
Mention of the burial sites of George Caleb Bingham, "Kansas City's first artist, a man of national renown," missionary Dr. Johnston Lykins, and wife of both, Mrs. George C. (Mattie) Bingham, at Union...
June 9, 1910
Union Cemetery is one of the oldest burial places of Kansas City, being established in 1857 between Kansas City and Westport.
Description of Milton Payne, Kansas City's third legal mayor succeeding John Johnson in 1855 and buried in an unmark grave (similarly to Nehemiah Holmes) in Union Cemetery. Description of Payne also as...
Brief descripton of John Johnson, second legal mayor of Kansas City for about a month in 1855 before being succeeded by Milton Payne.
Manuscript about Kansas City's Union Cemetery (number 14).
One brief paragraph about "[t]wo pioneer physicians of Westport," Dr. Henry Foote Hereford, or Henry Hereford, and Dr. Joel Morris.
Two reels of film available in the library contain burial records for 1889-1978, original deed book, soldiers graves, etc.
Listing of people "born in the 18th Century" and buried in Union Cemetery including Richard Simpson (born in 1770), Mrs. Elizabeth Porter (born in 1750), Reverend James Porter (born in 1786), and Mrs....
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