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John S. Mott

John S. Mott was born in St. Mary's, Ohio, May 2, 1846, and spent his boyhood there, receiving his early education in the local academy.  He then secured admission to West Point, but the civil war intervened, and in 1863 he went out of the military school as a first lieutenant, and until Lee's surrender fought for the Union.

     After the war he resigned from the army, and commenced the study of medicine in the University of Michigan, and was graduated in 1867.  He came straightway to Kansas City, where he remained until 1878, when he removed to Independence.  Few men were more prominently connected with the building of Independence than Mr. Mott, who played a prominent part in the mercantile as well as the professional life of the town.  He practically built the Trinity Episcopal Church of Independence, and put it on its feet.

     In 1894 Dr. Mott came to Kansas City where he has ever since been.  He has specialized on the eye, nose, and throat in New York, London, and Paris, and devotes his time exclusively to that work.  He belongs to the local medical bodies, and the American Academy of Medicine.

     He is a Mason and a Knight Templar, and also belongs to the Loyal Legion and the G. A. R.

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