Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA



 

Notizen: Wikipedia 2016:
Kansas City, or K.C., is the largest city, and second largest metropolitan area, in the state of Missouri. It is the 37th–largest city by population in the United States and the 23rd–largest by area. It is the central city of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which straddles the Kansas–Missouri border. It was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. Originally called Kansas after the river, this became confusing upon the establishment of Kansas Territory in 1854. The name Kansas City was assigned to distinguish the two.
Sitting on Missouri's western border, with downtown near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, the modern city encompasses 316 square miles (820 km2). Most of the city is located in Jackson County, but portions of the city spill into Clay, Cass, and Platte counties. It is one of Jackson County's two county seats (the other being Independence). The 18th and Vine Neighborhood gave birth to the musical styles of Kansas City jazz and Kansas City blues. It is also known for Kansas City-style barbecue. The area is infamous for the Border War that occurred during the American Civil War, including the Battle of Westport and Bleeding Kansas. Major suburbs include the Missouri cities of Independence and Lee's Summit and the Kansas cities of Overland Park, Olathe, and Kansas City.
History:
Kansas City, Missouri, was officially incorporated as a town on June 1, 1850, and as a city on March 28, 1853. The territory straddling the border between Missouri and Kansas at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers was considered a good place to build settlements.
The first documented European visitor to Kansas City was Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, who was also the first European to explore the lower Missouri River. Criticized for his response to the Native American attack on Fort Détroit, he had deserted his post as fort commander and was avoiding French authorities. Bourgmont lived with a Native American wife in a village about 90 miles (140 km) east near Brunswick, Missouri, where he illegally traded furs.
To clear his name, he wrote Exact Description of Louisiana, of Its Harbors, Lands and Rivers, and Names of the Indian Tribes That Occupy It, and the Commerce and Advantages to Be Derived Therefrom for the Establishment of a Colony in 1713 followed in 1714 by The Route to Be Taken to Ascend the Missouri River. In the documents, he describes the junction of the "Grande Riv des Cansez" and Missouri River, making him the first to adopt those names. French cartographer Guillaume Delisle used the descriptions to make the area's first reasonably accurate map.
The Spanish took over the region in the Treaty of Paris in 1763, but were not to play a major role other than taxing and licensing Missouri River ship traffic. The French continued their fur trade under Spanish license. The Chouteau family operated under Spanish license at St. Louis in the lower Missouri Valley as early as 1765 and in 1821 the Chouteaus reached Kansas City, where François Chouteau established Chouteau's Landing.
After the 1804 Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark visited the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, noting it was a good place to build a fort. In 1831, a group of Mormons from New York settled in what would become the city. They built the first school within KC's current boundaries, but were forced out by mob violence in 1833 and their settlement remained vacant.
In 1833 John McCoy established West Port along the Santa Fe Trail, 3-mile (4.8-kilometre) away from the river. In 1834 McCoy established Westport Landing on a bend in the Missouri to serve as a landing point for West Port. Soon after, the Kansas Town Company, a group of investors, began to settle the area, taking their name from an English spelling of "Cansez." In 1850, the landing area was incorporated as the Town of Kansas.
By that time, the Town of Kansas, Westport and nearby Independence, had become critical points in America's westward expansion. Three major trails – the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon – all passed through Jackson County.
On February 22, 1853, the City of Kansas was created with a newly elected mayor. It had an area of 0.70 square miles (1.8 km2) and a population of 2,500. The boundary lines at that time extended from the middle of the Missouri River south to what is now Ninth Street, and from Bluff Street on the west to a point between Holmes Road and Charlotte Street on the east.
The Kansas City area was rife with animosity just prior to the U.S. Civil War. Kansas successfully petitioned the U.S. to enter the Union as a free state that did not allow slavery under the new doctrine of popular sovereignty. Missouri had many slaves. Slavery sympathizers crossed into Kansas to sway the state towards allowing slavery, at first by ballot box and then by bloodshed.
During the Civil War, the city and its immediate surroundings were the focus of intense military activity. Although the First Battle of Independence in August 1862 resulted in a Confederate victory, the Confederates were unable to leverage their win in any significant fashion, as Kansas City was occupied by Union troops and proved too heavily fortified to assault. The Second Battle of Independence, part of Sterling Price's Missouri expedition of 1864, also resulted in a Confederate triumph. Once again their victory proved hollow, as Price was decisively defeated in the pivotal Battle of Westport the next day, effectively ending Confederate efforts to occupy the city.
General Thomas Ewing, in response to a successful raid on nearby Lawrence, Kansas, led by William Quantrill, issued General Order No. 11, forcing the eviction of residents in four western Missouri counties – including Jackson – except those living in the city and nearby communities and those whose allegiance to the Union was certified by Ewing.
After the Civil War, Kansas City grew rapidly. The selection of the city over Leavenworth, Kansas, for the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad bridge over the Missouri River brought about significant growth. The population exploded after 1869, when the Hannibal Bridge, designed by Octave Chanute, opened. The boom prompted a name change to Kansas City in 1889 and the city limits to extend south and east. Westport became part of Kansas City on December 2, 1897. In 1900, Kansas City was the 22nd largest city in the country, with a population of 163,752 residents.
Kansas City, guided by architect George Kessler, became a forefront example of the City Beautiful movement, offering a network of boulevards and parks.
The relocation of Union Station to its current location in 1914 and the opening of the Liberty Memorial in 1923 provided two of the city's most identifiable landmarks. Robert A. Long, president of the Liberty Memorial Association, was a driving force in the funding for construction. Long was a longtime resident and wealthy businessman. He built the R.A. Long Building for the Long-Bell Lumber Company, his home, Corinthian Hall (now the Kansas City Museum) and Longview Farm.
Further spurring Kansas City's growth was the opening of the innovative Country Club Plaza development by J.C. Nichols in 1925, as part of his Country Club District plan.
At the start of the 20th century, political machines gained clout in the city, with the one led by Tom Pendergast dominating the city by 1925. Several important buildings and structures were built during this time, including the Kansas City City Hall and the Jackson County Courthouse. The machine fell in 1939 when Pendergast, riddled with health problems, pled guilty to tax evasion.
Kansas City's suburban development began with a streetcar system in the early decades of the 20th century. The city's first suburbs were in the neighborhoods of Pendleton Heights and Quality Hill. After World War II, many relatively affluent residents left for suburbs in Johnson County, Kansas, and eastern Jackson County, Missouri. Many also went north of the Missouri River, where Kansas City had incorporated areas between the 1940s and 1970s.
In 1950, African Americans represented 12.2% of Kansas City's population. The sprawling characteristics of the city and its environs today mainly took shape after 1960s race riots. The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. was a catalyst for the 1968 Kansas City riot. At this time, slums were forming in the inner city, and many who could afford to do so, left for the suburbs and outer edges of the city. The post-World War II idea of suburbs and the "American Dream" also contributed to the sprawl of the area. The city's population continued to grow, but the inner city declined. The city's most populous ethnic group, non-Hispanic whites, declined from 89.5% in 1930 to 54.9% in 2010.
In 1940, the city had about 400,000 residents; by 2000, the same area was home to only about 180,000. From 1940 to 1960, the city more than doubled its physical size, while increasing its population by only about 75,000. By 1970, the city covered approximately 316 square miles (820 km2), more than five times its size in 1940.
The Hyatt Regency walkway collapse was a major disaster that occurred on July 17, 1981, killing 114 people and injuring more than 200 others during a tea dance. At the time, it was the deadliest structural collapse in US history.
In 1911, Elias Disney moved his family from Marceline to Kansas City. They lived in a new home with a garage built by Elias Disney, which became the location for Walt's very first animation, at 3028 Bellefontaine. In 1919, Walt Disney returned from France where he had served as a Red Cross Ambulance Driver in World War I. Walt started the first animation company Laugh-O-Gram Studio in Kansas City. Later, the company went bankrupt, Walt Disney moved to Hollywood, and started The Walt Disney Company on October 16, 1923.

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Geburt

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Geburt    Personen-Kennung 
1 Bowersox, Marjory Ellen  21 Sep 1926Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I165385
2 Clark, Frank Edward Jr.  12 Mai 1931Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I157791
3 Day, Roy Henry Jr.  5 Aug 1934Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I12948
4 Foley, Rev. Donald G.  8 Jul 1924Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I5932
5 Fritz, Joseph Anton  2 Sep 1883Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I22134
6 Haddock, Donna Christine  24 Dez 1960Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I51178
7 Haines, Guy A.  27 Jun 1928Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I19629
8 Scudder, Jeanne  24 Nov 1925Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I157802
9 White, Albert Roscoe  15 Aug 1925Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I92362
10 White, Dorothy  27 Jun 1921Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I92360
11 White, James Melvin  17 Jun 1923Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I92361

Gestorben

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Gestorben    Personen-Kennung 
1 Brown, George Washington  18 Jun 1953Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I92678
2 Brown, LeNora Melissa  8 Mrz 1946Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I92671
3 Deis, Robert  26 Mai 1965Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I101343
4 Gamber, Alvin W. Sr.  21 Okt 1974Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I191027
5 Haddock, Donna Christine  11 Apr 1965Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I51178
6 Knipp, Gertrude Caroline  24 Mai 2017Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I165794
7 Kuhn, Clarence James  31 Okt 2002Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I153530
8 Maskewich, Milena  Dez 1978Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I101354
9 Meidinger, Herbert O.  15 Okt 1996Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I63228
10 Nagel, Charles Cleo  8 Sep 1975Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I22653
11 Perdue, Martha Mathilda  20 Feb 1932Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I92668
12 Schneider, Samuel Renatus  4 Mai 1899Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I107118
13 Thoreson, Agnes Marie  13 Mai 1990Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I115642
14 White, Albert Roscoe Sr.  12 Jan 1962Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I92357
15 White, James Melvin  29 Jan 1974Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I92361
16 White, Marvin Leroy  28 Okt 1955Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I92358
17 Williams, Jennie Louise  26 Okt 1936Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I92740
18 Williams, Martin  30 Mai 1913Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I92741

Begraben

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Begraben    Personen-Kennung 
1 Deis, Robert  Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I101343
2 Schneider, Samuel Renatus  Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA I107118

Verheiratet

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   Familie    Verheiratet    Familien-Kennung 
1 Digilio / Pope  16 Apr 1950Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA F4529
2 Mapes / Noland  4 Aug 1951Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA F51903
3 Scheerer / Scudder  16 Sep 1940Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA F51911