Wallace Campbell Goffe
was born in New York City December 26, 1865. He spent his
boyhood in that city, attending the public and high schools.
At an early age he secured a position with
the Wall Street firm of Goffe and Randle, and for ten years remained
in that wonderful thoroughfare, learning and rising. In 1891,
while identified with the firm of Jones, French & Maury, he met
the late H. F. Peavey, and was induced by the capitalist to leave New
York for Kansas City. His position out here was the chief clerk
of the Midland Elevator Company, but he only remained there for two
In 1893 the grain commission firm of Goffe,
Lucas & Carkener was organized - all three fellow employees - and
success has crowned its efforts from the start. The chief
business of the firm is receiving and shipping, and progressive, yet
conservative, methods have established it strongly.
Mr. Goffe is a director in the Grain
Exchange, and has ever been identified with those movements tending to
the development of Kansas City.
He married Miss Bevie Gill in 1893.