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William P. Trickett

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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.
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