Tag Archives: Kansas City Missouri

Postcard – Kansas City MO from YMCA Building 1917

Postmarked: 16 March 1917 from Kansas City MO Addressed to: Mrs. Alex Gray (Lula’s mother), Craig, Mo. Kansas City, MO 3-16-17 Dear folks: Got the box all OK and I am feeling real well don’t know when I can come … Continue reading

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Postcard – Thornton & Minor Sanitarium, Kansas City MO 1926

  Postmarked: 6 July 1926, Kansas City MO To: Miss Erma Gray (Lula’s sister), Craig, Mo. Kansas City Mo. July 6, 1926 Dear Folks: Well just about the same heat is just about to get to me. The nurse said this … Continue reading

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Postcard – Sky Ride at Chicago’s World Fair 1933

Postmarked: 18 August 1933, Chicago IL To: Mr. Alex Gray, Craig, MO The thrill of this “Sky Ride” trip above the greatest fair the world has ever known reminds me of the joy experienced in hearing from my grateful Thornton and Minor … Continue reading

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Postcard – Public Bath House, Paseo, Kansas City, MO

Postmarked: February 9, 1916, Kansas City MO Addressed to: Mrs. Rose Gray, Craig, MO Kansas City, Mo. Feb. 9, 1916 Dear Sister: Just got your letter & will write to tell you to bring Pa’s over-coat also his razor & shaving … Continue reading

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Marshall Auto Store – 1940s and 1950s, Kansas City, Missouri

My grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan (1903-1988) loved cars. He had a long career as a salesperson and manager of Marshall Auto Store in Kansas City, Missouri. I remember riding with Grandma to pick up Grandpa from work at Marshall Auto Store … Continue reading

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Albert Gibson Cowan (1884-1963)

I grew up, from age 5, living with my grandfather Wallace Paul Cowan (1903-1988). He went by the name Paul, and was a quiet man. He didn’t share a lot, but it was clear he was bitter about his father. … Continue reading

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