Frank P. Walsh was born in St. Louis, Missouri, July
20, 1864, and came to Kansas City to reside upon attaining his
He left school at the age of ten years,
beginning the struggle for existence as a telegraph messenger boy in
his native city. He educated himself as a stenographer, and was
an expert in that line when admitted to the bar in 1889.
His study of law, by the way, was carried on
in the office of Gardiner Lathrop and as a lawyer he sprang at once
into prominence, and now ranks at the very head of the Missouri
bar. He is an attractive and forcible public speaker.
Mr. Walsh was married in 1891 to Miss
Katherine O'Flaherty, of Kansas City. They have five children,
Katherine Marie, Sarah Louise, Cecilia, Frank P., Jr., and John
Mr. Walsh is a member of the Commercial Club,
and has always been active in every movement for the advancement of