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Beachy, R S
Biographical sketch of Alexander Bettis, vice-president of the Kansas City Power and Light Company since 1924, starting with the company in 1904, before that working for the Home Telephone Company. Description...
Biographical sketch of Arthur Taylor, a lawyer with offices in the Battery Block in Independence, Missouri, born in Canada in 1893.
References to and descriptions of August Meyer (1851-1905), or A. R. Meyer, as "capitalist and leader in matters of public improvements" and as one of the three most important developers of Kansas City's...
Biographical sketch of Benjamin Harrison Henthorn, or Ben Henthorn, president of the College of Commerce at 408 East 11th Street who was born in Burden, Kansas, in 1888. Description of his life and career,...
Charles Smith, Architect
Biographical sketch of Charles Ashley Smith, or Charles Smith, an architect in the Finance Building. Born in Ohio in 1866 and coming to Kansas City in 1887 as an architect with William Hackney before becoming...
Biographical sketch of Charles Putnam Todd Woodbury, or Charles Woodbury, a lawyer at 1016 Baltimore Avenue. Born in Kansas City in 1889 at 337 Garfield Avenue and coming to Kansas City in the 1910s, becoming...
Biographical sketch of Chester Smith, president of the Kansas City Power & Light Company at 1330 Baltimore Avenue. Born in Kansas City in 1888 and starting out as a lawyer and accountant involved in the...
City Limits Map
Map showing extensions of the city limits from the original 1853 size to 1909.
Biographical sketch of Clifford Jenkins, secretary and treasurer of the Jenkins Music Company at 1217 Walnut Street, born in Illinois in 1869 as the son of John W. Jenkins, raised in Kansas City, and joining...
Courthouses of Jackson County, Missouri
Photos and descriptions of the Independence and Kansas City courthouses beginning as a two-room log cabin in Independence.
Biographical sketch of Daniel Boone, Jr., president of Midland Life Insurance Company at 3 East Armour Boulevard. He was born in 1879 in New York, growing up in Saint Louis, and moving to Kansas City in...
Biographical sketch of David Forrester, or D. Bruce Forrester, vice-president and general manager of the General Box Company at 1600 West 8th Street. He was born in Chanute, Kansas, in 1881 and began the...
Biographical sketch of David Thompson Torrens, or David Torrens, chairman of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company at 3520 Broadway. Born in Illinois in 1873 and coming to Kansas City in 1919 as a member...
Biographical sketch of David Victory Whitney, or David Whitney, president of the Kansas City College of Pharmacy at 1721 Baltimore Avenue. Born in Kansas City in 1864 and starting out as a journalist with...
E. Kemper Carter
Biographical sketch of E. Kemper Carter, president of Carter-Waters Corporation at 2440 Pennway Street. He was born in 1884 in Saint Joseph, arriving in Kansas City in 1920 with the Sinclair Refining Company,...
Biographical sketch of Ernest Howard, senior partner of Ash-Howard-Needles & Tammen, consulting engineers at 1012 Baltimore Avenue. He was born in Toronto in 1880 and came to Kansas City about 1901 as...
Biographical sketch of Frank Nowland Daniels, president of Dascomb-Daniels Lumber Company at 5201 East 9th Street, growing up in Lathrop, Missouri, and working at the Pacific House hotel in Kansas City...
Biographical sketch of Frank Perky, manager of the Perky Brothers Transfer & Storage Company at 3212 Independence Avenue (with previous location built in 1913 at 2431 Prospect Avenue, "one of the finest...
Fred Jenkins, Sr.
Biographical sketch of Fred Jenkins, Sr., president of the Jenkins Music Company at 1217 Walnut Street, born in Illinois in 1870 as a son of John W. Jenkins, raised in Kansas City, and joining the business...
Biographical sketch of George Edwards, president of the Edwards-Ludwig-Fuller Jewelry Company at 1115 Walnut Street. He was born in Saint Louis in 1860, raised in Illinois, and lived in Chicago until becoming...
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