William P. Trickett was born in this city January 9,
1873. He passed all his life here with the exception of three
years, and acquired his education in the public schools of this
city. Immediately after leaving school he went into railroad
work out of town for various roads in the South, and returned here in
the employ of the Kansas City, Ft. Scott & Memphis Railroad.
After he had worked there for a time, he went with the Kansas City
Transportation Bureau in 1892, being its chief clerk. He has
remained with the Bureau since. In April, 1897, he was made
secretary of the Bureau, and in the following July was made
commissioner. Probably no other person in the city was situated
so well as he to gain intimate knowledge of railroad affairs of the
city. This knowledge Mr. Trickett gathered together and
published as a "Railroad History of Kansas City," which is
recognized as the standard authentic story of the railroad and
commercial development of the town.
Aside from this, his
position at the head of the Bureau has given him opportunity to become
a considerable factor in forwarding the interests of the city and that
he has done so is testified to by the esteem in which he is held by
the business men of the town generally.
Mr. Trickett is an active member of the
Commercial Club and is affiliated with the Elks.
He was married June 26, 1895, to Miss Lillian
May Miller. They have one child.