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Charlotte R White
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Biographical sketch of Zadock Martin, "one of the earliest and for many years an influential citizen of Platte County," born and reared in Tennessee and moving to Platte County, Missouri, in 1828 as an...
Young & Bradley
Description of business between Main Street and Walnut Street that manufactured "superior carriages and buggies."
Description and history of the Huston Wyeth house built in St. Joseph during 1918-1922. Wyeth was president of Wyeth Hardware & Manufacturing Company. Includes architectural drawings for original first...
Work Is the Only Cure for Criminals
Police Judge Harry G. Kyle states his belief in the efficacy of hard work for controlling ciminal behavior. Second part of article tells about how well fed and housed the inmates of the Vine Street Workhouse...
Description of business at 557 Main Street manufacturing shirts and underwear along with "Dealers in Men's Foreign and Domestic Furnishing Goods."
Woodward, Faxon and Co.
Description of wholesale druggists at 511 Delaware, establishedd in 1878, "having moved from Lawrence, where they had both a retail and a wholesale department."
Woodhurst Villa, Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Photograph of Woodhurst Villa owned by Dr. William S. Woods. According to the "Kansas City Journal," July 5, 1917, "Of late years Dr. and Mrs. Woods have maintained a home at Excelsior Springs and divided...
Biographical sketch of Wood Arnold, vice-president of the Kansas City Life Insurance Company at 3520 Broadway Boulevard, starting with the company in 1911 and previously working with the Long-Bell Lumber...
Wolferman Dairy Farm
Photos and description of the Wolferman Dairy Farm "located about a mile south of the city limits of Kansas City, [97th Street] and Holmes street" and "owned by Fred Wolferman, Kansas City merchant" with...
Biographical sketch of Winfred Kelley, or W. B. Kelley, president of the Jackson County Title Company, Incorporated, in Independence, born in Iowa in 1877 and arriving in Independence, Missouri, about...
Wilson, Fisher & CO.
Description of business at 406 Delaware Street carrying "Teas, Spices, Etc." They also stocked imported and domestic cigars. Along with William A. Wilson, H. C. Fisher and George Kennard were partners...
Photo and description of W. M. Prather, a "general contractor" with offices "at Builders' Exchanges" and residence at 1516 Holmes Street. Native of Iowa coming to Kansas City in 1875 as a building contractor,...
Photo and bio of Willis Prather, "a general contractor and builder." Born in Iowa in 1853 and serving the Union in the Civil War before coming to Kansas City in 1871 as a carpenter and later turning to...
Biographical sketch of Dr. Willis Percival King, or Willis King, a physician born in Macon County, Missouri, in 1839 and coming to Kansas City in 1888 as "a local surgeon of the Missouri Pacific Railroad."...
Photo and descriptions of Willard Winner (1849-1929), a Kansas City street railways and real estate developer experiencing a meteoric rise and fall in the 1880s-1890s. Native of Iowa coming to Kansas City...
Portrait and biographical sketch of Reverend William Yeaman, "Chancellor of William Jewell College" since 1875 (in Liberty, Missouri) and former Baptist minister in Saint Louis born in Kentucky in 1832....
Biographical sketch of William Harvey Winants, or William Winants, "vice president of the Midland National Bank." Born in New York in 1845 and coming to Kansas City in 1865 as a merchant before becoming...
Photo and bio of William Thayer, dry goods merchant born in Louisville in 1852 that came to Kansas City in 1871 as a member of Bullene, Moore & Emery.
William Swain's Gold Rush Account
Chapter II of the book describes the Missouri River portion of the start of the Gold Rush journey in 1849 as seen through the account of William Swain. Included are detailed entries of his diary and letters...
Biographical sketch of William Suiter, president of the Suiter Farm Company at 1016 Baltimore Avenue. Born in Benton County, Missouri in 1892 and starting out as a banker in Osceola, Missouri before coming...
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