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Frank J. Shinnick

Frank J. Shinnick was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 13, 1859.  He went to the public schools, and received a good elementary education, but at the age of fifteen circumstances compelled him to earn his own living.

     He commenced to learn the brick-making trade, and completed his apprenticeship in St. Louis.  He came to Kansas City in 1878, and by exercise of energy and ability soon quit the plying of his trade and went into the contracting and manufacturing business, in which he has ever since been engaged.  Since 1894 he has been senior member of the firm of Shinnick & Massman, which does one of the largest contracting and brick manufacturing businesses in the West.

     Mr. Shinnick is now serving a term as president of the Master Builders' Exchange, and is a member of the Manufacturers' Association.  He has served as a member of the Upper House, and might have gone farther had he chosen to give more time to politics.

     Mr. Shinnick married Miss Anna Buske in 1886, and they have three children, one boy and two girls.
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