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D. P. Collum

D. P. Collum was born at Mauch Chunk, Pa., August 10, 1867.  His parents moved to a farm near Brooklyn, Iowa, while he was very young, and Mr. Collum lived there until early manhood.  His education was secured at the district schools in the county where he was raised and at the Indiana State Normal School, where he afterwards went for a term of four years.  Three of these years were devoted to the classical course, and the last year Mr. Collum studied law.  Later he studied law in a law school in Des Moines, Ia.

     Mr. Collum came to Kansas City in 1885, and engaged in Mercantile pursuits, also studying law at night at the Kansas City School of Law.  He graduated from this institution while in the employ of the American Wringer Company.  He remained in its employ for a number of years, and finally bought out the Western interests of the company.  This business he has conducted since under the firm name of the Collum commerce Company, its line of merchandise having been extended to include every article of household furnishings.  The company has eleven branch stores scattered through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

     Mr. Collum, since taking up local residence, has been prominent in the social and benevolent movements of local Catholic societies and is affiliated with several of them.

     He was married July 13, 1885, to Miss Bee Anne Healy in Brooklyn, Iowa.  They have one child, James Emmett, who is thirteen years of age.
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