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James Pendergast
Birth: Jan. 27, 1856
Gallipolis
Gallia County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1911
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Crime figure in Kansas City, Missouri. James Pendergast was the brother of Kansas City boss, Tom Pendergast. The roots of organized crime in Kansas City trace back to the beginnings of the Pendergast political machine, which had its origins in the 1890s. James Pendergast was born in Gallipolis, Ohio in 1856. Twenty years later he arrived in Kansas City with little in his pockets. In 1881 he won big at the local racetrack by betting on a horse named Climax. With his winnings Pendergast purchased a combination hotel and saloon. The saloon, which he named Climax, was located on St. Louis Avenue in an area of Kansas City MO called the West Bottoms, not far from the banks of the Missouri River. James Pendergast Jr. is in the Abbey Mausoleum just inside the door, on the right. (bio by: Bill Walker) 
 
Burial:
Mount Saint Marys Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 39.08535, -94.53426
 
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Record added: Apr 15, 2001
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James Pendergast
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James Pendergast
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James Pendergast
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- elaine bailey
 Added: Nov. 10, 2013

- Tammy Robinson
 Added: Jun. 25, 2012
A pansy for an infamous bum.
- Mr.Ron
 Added: Jul. 5, 2011
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