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Where is Kansas City, Missouri, USA? 

Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA

Kansas City was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory. Confusion between the two ensued and the name Kansas City was assigned to distinguish them soon thereafter...wikipedia


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News  1830 - December 29 - A very heavy snowstorm ushered in the "winter of the deep snow." The storm produced 30 inches of snow at Peoria IL and 36 inches at Kansas City MO.

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December 29, 1830
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News  1879 - Fatal Loss and Fire. Fire Persons Burned To Death In The Ruins Of A Candy Manufactory.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 8. - A terrible disaster occurred at the corner of Second and Main Streets yesterday afternoon. Four brick three-story building occupied by Carle & Sons, cracker and candy manufacturers, tumbled down and were completely consumed by fire. At the time the accident occurred, 107 ...Read MORE...


News  1882 - Tornado
KANSAS CITY, June 17. - This city was visited last night by a terrific tornado, which unroofed and overturned houses, blew down trees and fences and worked general havoc. Fowler Brother's cooper were blown down, and Thoman madden, who was in the latter, was killed. The Howell Hotel, at Roseda's a...Read MORE...


News  1884 - A Trained Ditched.
Kansas City, August 29 - Switch engine No. 27, of the Council Bluffs railway, was badly ditched about five o'clock this morning while taking a train of empty stock cars out of the stock yards. The train was on the western track, next to the Kaw river, and was in the rear of the Stock Exchange when...Read MORE...


News  1895 - FIRE AT KANSAS CITY. Property to the Value of $300,000 or $350,000 Go Up in the Flames. WAS AIDED BY A HIGH WIND.
In One Hour Nothing but Walls and Burning Debris Remained to Mark the Place Where the Building Stood - Western Newspaper Union and the Western Type Foundry Principal Sufferers.

KANSAS CITY, March 14. - Fire destroyed between $300,000 and $350,000 worth of property at Fourth and Broadway last...Read MORE...



News  1895 - Lost His Life in a Burning Theater.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct 10. - Fire which started from an unknown cause on the stage of the old Comique theater yesterday resulted in the complete destruction of the building. $8,000 damage to an adjacent building occupied by Mrs. John Hughes as a saloon, and the death of Alvin E Canaday,...Read MORE...


News  1898 - May 14 - A severe thunderstorm, with some hailstones up to 9.5 inches in circumference, pounded a four mile wide path across Kansas City MO.
South-facing windows were broken in nearly every house in central and eastern parts of the city, and several persons were injured. An even larger hailstone was thought to have been found, but it turned out to be a chunk of ice tossed out the window of a building by a prankster.
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May 14, 1898
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News  February 12, 1899 - The temperature dropped to 22 degrees below zero at Kansas City MO.

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February 12, 1899
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1901 - Kansas City - The Central City by Charles S. Gleed
In early literature and in early United States Indian treaties the Indian word” Kansas” appears as Caucis, Konza, Konseas, Kons, Kanzaw, Kanzau, Kaw, and Kanzas. Kansas, meaning smoky, was the name of a tribe of Indians still existing in the Indian Territory and it came to be applied to all the...Read MORE...


News  1901 - KANSAS CITY THEATRE BURNED. Coates Opera House a Complete Loss - "L'Aiglon" Was Booked for Monday.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 31 - Fire late to-night destroyed the Coates Opera House, the principal theatre of Kansas City, situated at Tenth Street and Broadway, and occupying a detached building. WALKER WHITESIDE and his company were playing "Heart and Sword" in the house, and had just concluded the...Read MORE...


1916
Kansas City, a city of Missouri, the second in population and importance, is in Jackson co., on the right or S. bank of the Missouri River, \ mile below the mouth of the Kansas River. Lat. 39° 8' N. ; Ion. 94° 37' W. It is an important railroad-centre and situated 235 miles (direct) W. by N. of St. ...Read MORE...


News  1921 - TRAIN SMASH INJURES TWO - A FORD WAS STRUCK AT ARLINGTON AVENUE.
Broken Bones Were Received by the Men in the Car, but They Narrowly Escaped Death.

John H. Lewis, Kentucky and Hultig avenues, Mount Washington and George L. Sevedge, Sterling and Peery avenues, [illegible], narrowly escaped death about 7:15 o'clock this morning when the Ford sedan in which they ...Read MORE...



News  1925 - EXPLOSION AND FIRE WRECK KANSAS CITY PLAY HOUSE; NUMBER OF DEAD UNKNOWN. HUNDRED PEOPLE IN THEATER AT TIME OF DISASTER, BUT DEATH LIST CANNOT BE DETERMINED UNTIL SEARCH OF RUINS IS MADE; EXPLOSION BELIEVED DUE TO GAS LEAKAGE.
Kansas City, Mo. - (AP) - Firemen and an army of workers from the street department Friday began searching the smoldering ruins of the Gillis theater for bodies of persons believed to have lost their lives when a fire and an explosion wrecked the theater and more than a dozen stores here late...Read MORE...


News  1932 - AVIATRIX SUFFERS BROKEN NECK IN PLANE CRASH.
Kansas City, Aug. 7 (AP) - MILDRED KAUFFMAN, 25-year-old Kansas City aviatrix, was injured probably fatally, and RUSSELL SHAW, her passenger, received a severe head injury when MISS KAUFFMAN'S plane locked wings with another at an altitude of 75 feet above Fairfax Airport here tonight. MISS...Read MORE...


News  1933 - June 17 – Union Station massacre: In Kansas City, Missouri, Pretty Boy Floyd kills an FBI agent, 3 local police, and the person they intended to rescue, captured bank robber Frank Nash.

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June 17, 1933
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News  1935 - CRASH AT PARK NEAR KANSAS CITY. 60 HURT AS PIER COLLAPSES AT WINNWOOD BEACH; SIDE SHOW SNAKES INTO CROWD. PANIC FOLLOWS, MANY TRAMPLED. VOLUNTEERS WITH ROPES, 'HUMAN CHAINS' USED TO PULL VICTIMS FROM MUD.
Kansas City, July 5. AP - Dropped 18 feet into the mud at Winnwood Beach, approximately 50 persons were injured, none seriously, when a section of an amusement pier collapsed last night.

Panic caused by release of a box full of snakes being exhibited on the pier accounted for injury of several...Read MORE...



News  1957 - DEATH TOLL MOUNTS TO 35 AS TORNADO STRIKES KANSAS CITY. GREATEST LOSS OF LIFE IS IN RUSKIN HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION.
Kansas City, May 21 (AP) - The year's deadliest tornado thus far slashed across Kansas City's southern outskirts at sundown yesterday, leaving 35 dead and more than 200 injured in its 80-mile path.

Injured were still being dug out of wreckage as late as 7 a.m. (CST) today and the search for...Read MORE...



1968 - Race riots occurred in Kansas City after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Eichenlaub
flag  Clarence Eichenlaub (3 January 1893, Kansas City, Missouri, USA - 10 March 1912, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Muller
flag  Lillian Antoinette Muller (May 19 1903, Kansas City, Missouri, USA - , )
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Hewitt
flag  Ruth Elizabeth Hewitt (4 May 1919, Everett, Massachusetts, USA - 21 February 2005, Kansas City, Missouri, USA)

Rider
flag  Alfred Dana Rider (29 December 1862, , Illinois, USA - 22 May 1933, Kansas City, Missouri, USA)

Sprague
flag  Estelle Irene Sprague (11 August 1876, Rochester, New York, USA - 14 October 1927, Kansas City, Missouri, USA) gravestone
flag  Frederica Douglass Sprague (9 August 1880, Rochester, New York, USA - 23 October 1943, Kansas City, Missouri, USA) gravestone
flag  Harriet Bailey Sprague (27 November 1866, Rochester, New York, USA - 1 November 1940, Kansas City, Missouri, USA) gravestone

Truman
 U.S. President flag  Harry S Truman (8 May 1884, , Missouri, USA - 26 December 1972, Kansas City, Missouri, USA) gravestone
flag  Walter David Truman (6 February 1881, Hamilton, Iowa, USA - 18 June 1938, Kansas City, Missouri, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1913
Daniel Joseph Sullivan (4 July 1886 - 19 October 1935) & Alice Mae Servaes (19 October 1896 - 22 May 1967)
married 26 September 1913
 




Cemeteries in Kansas City, Missouri, USA


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