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Nettie Thompson Grove
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Walter Wayne Smith
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Frederick Walter Toomey Obituary
Obituary for Frederick Walter Toomey, or Frederick Toomey, a school teacher and former catcher for the Kansas City Blues baseball team dying on June 27, 1958.
G. B. Buster
File containing a photo and article about G. B. Buster, winner of the 1954 Pageant Press book contest for his book "Brighter Sun," based on his grandfather's life as a slave. Buster was also a retired...
Obituary for Gaitha Page, first black graduate of the Kansas State Teachers College, dying at the age of 89 on February 22, 1970.
George B. Peck Dry Goods Company
Postcard of the George B. Peck Dry Goods Company building
February 25, 2010
Obituary for George Cascone, owner of the Cascone family restaurants in North Kansas City, Kansas City, and Overland Park, who died February 22, 2010. Cascone first was a teacher at St. Charles Catholic...
George Leonard Waterhouse Obituary
Obituary for George Leonard Waterhouse, or George Waterhouse, a teacher here more than 30 years dying in 1969.
Obituary for George Beuford Winburn, or George Winburn, a retired school teacher and veteran of World War I dying on June 25, 1969.
Get Outta My Kitchen: Doctor, Lawyer, Merchant. ..Chef?
Photo and biographical article about John Swanay, "a music professor at the UMKC Conservatory" and gourmet chef.
September 1, 1993
Photos and biographical article about Ginny Graves, a teacher in Kansas City of other teachers in through large seminars on the subject of historic tradition and preservation, especially the built environment,...
Gone But Not Forgotten: Carl Betz 1854-1898
First paragraph of article states that part of the article was prepared in 1962 by Mr. Betz's 3 daughters. Carl Betz was a pioneer for his time in the field of physical education and worked for the Kansas...
Obituary for Miss Grace Leedy, a teacher at high schools such as Manual High School, born in Texas and dying on September 13, 1969.
Graduating Students At E.C. White School
Exterior view of the graduating class and teachers posed on the steps at E.C. White School, June 1938. Back of picture contains names of pupils. School was located in the Country Club Plaza area.
Grimy Hands Learn to Love Needlework
December 3, 1916
Article profiling the work of Mrs. J. M. Curtice teaching children of immigrants to sew at the Swope Settlement House, located at 16th and Campbell. Curtice is described by the author as one of the pioneers...
April 16, 1948
Biographical article about Percy Caruthers, biology teacher at Lincoln High School. Caruthers was born in Mississippi on November 13, 1910 and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated from the University...
Guests at the Hotel Snapp
Vertical file contains a biographical article about Lincoln Johnson, a 60-year-old hat checker at the Hotel Snapp in Excelsior Springs, Missouri with an remarkable memory for hat owners. He was born in...
Guides, Philosophers and Friends: Studies of College Men
Chapter of the book about William Torrey Harris, or William Harris (1835-1909), the United States Commissioner of Education from 1889 to 1906 and native of Connecticut, moving to Saint Louis as a teacher...
H.G. Dwiggins Taken by Death; Leader in Civic and Educational Circles
December 17, 1948
Vertical file contains a photo and obituary for Horace Greeley Dwiggins, or H.G. Dwiggins, Sr., a pioneer African American teacher and postal worker in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born in Tennessee in...
File contains an invitation worded: "The Faculty of Lincoln High School invites you and your friends to witness a presentation of 'A Man, a Life, an Inspiration' and the Distinguished Service Medal awared...
Harley Selvidge Dies
Photo and obituary for Harley Selvidge, "81 years old, long known as the dean of Kansas City high school coaches." Native of Holden, Missouri becoming "supervisor of boys' physical education of all high...
Obituary for Harry Harwell, a retired principal and teacher in the Kansas City School District, dying at the age of 74.
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