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"JAMES H. McCoRD. the expansion of a superb firm in a urban is a compendium of the growth and improvement of the town itself, for the latter is yet a meeting of fellows and their households, who're ultimately pointed out with the furthering of those transactions. the nice urban of St. Joseph, with its heterogeneous industries and far-reaching alternate and trade, owes its significant development and prosperity to its place as a allotting heart of the goods of an unlimited nation, and its focus of construction; however it isn't any much less indebted to the nice enterprise homes, and the enterprising males who've built them from modest beginnings to extraordinary. dimension. one of many biggest and most crucial advertisement issues of St. Joseph is the wholesale grocery apartment of Nave-McCord Mercantile corporation, which below the directing head and hand of its president, James H. McCord, keeps to fulfill with the prosperity which it loved lower than its founder, the overdue James McCord."
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Ruff crossed the Isthmus of Panama on a burro, while her two children were carried on the backs of natives in wicker chairs. The mother did not see her children from the time the natives trotted off with them in the morning till nightfall. Mr. Dougherty still has the two chairs. This primitive method of transportation is in striking contrast to that afforded by the recently-constructed canal. Four children were born to Major and Mrs. Dougherty: Capt. , born at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, December 7, 1828, the first white child born in Kansas, and the oldest living at this time, being a retired resident of Liberty, Missouri, and a veteran of the Civil war, having been a member of the Second Missouri Regiment, Confederate Army; Annie Elizabeth, born August 29, 1824, in Council Bluffs.
Mary S. (Trigg) Black grew up in Ray County, and was at one time a pupil of her husband, while he was engaged in teaching. She was a kind and loving mother, and died December 9, 1904, at the age of sixty-nine years. , Annie Alice and Eugene Davis. Joseph Edwards Black was brought to Richmond when four weeks of age by his mother, who rode in from her father's plantation horseback, and Richmond has been his home ever since. His education came from the public schools and among his instructors are remembered Samuel J.
Of Kansas City, Missouri; and Francis, who is deceased. The mother is still living in the old homestead place in St. Joseph, which she has occupied for fifty years. She is a woman of Christian character, is still active, and is devoting her time to various charities and missionary work in connection with the First Presbyterian Church of St. Joseph, of which she is the oldest living member. James H. McCord was born at Savannah, Missouri, while the family were temporarily sojourning there, being brought to St.