Morton Wollman was born in Leavenworth, Kansas,
January 1, 1863, the son of Jonas Wollman, a pioneer merchant of that
ancient town. He went to the public and high schools of
Leavenworth, and deciding against a college education entered the
employ of his father.
He remained in business in Leavenworth for
five years, and then, anticipating the exodus to Kansas City, the
Wollmans came to this place in 1888, where the family has ever since
played a prominent part in the professional and business life of the
Mr. Wollman went into business for himself
soon after coming to Kansas City, dealing in wholesale general
merchandise, and from a small beginning has built up a large and
Mr. Wollman is unmarried, and lives with his
parents in a stately old house on the West Side.
He is a member of the Knights of Pythias and
is also an Elk and a Mason.
He has ever been a believer in the future of
Kansas City, and has denied neither time nor trouble in bringing about
the growth and greatness of the town.