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William Frederick Kuhn

William Frederick Kuhn was born in Lyons, New York, April 15, 1849.  When he was eight years old his parents removed to a farm in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, where he remained until his majority.  He was graduated in 1875 from Wittenburg College, receiving the degree of A. B., and later had the degree of A. M. conferred upon him.

   He taught school in Ohio until 1862, when he entered the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, receiving his diploma in 1864.  He first practiced in Eldorado, Kas., but came to Kansas City in 1888, where he has since been engaged in the practice of medicine.  For several years prior to 1893 Dr. Kuhn occupied the chair of materia medica and therapeutics in the University Medical College, and from 1893 to 1899 he held the chair of neurology in the Medico-Chirurgical College and the Women's Medical College.  He is president of the Kansas City School of Medicine and a member of the faculty of the Western Dental College.

     He has been honored with more offices and degrees in Masonry, perhaps, than any other man in Kansas City.

     Dr. Kuhn was twice married.  His first wife was Elizabeth C. Wilson, of Belle Centre, Ohio, who bore him two children, Elizabeth and Harold.  She died in 1887, and October 21, 1891, he married Miss Jessie O. Wilson.
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