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August R. Meyer
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1851
Death: Dec. 1, 1905

Born in St. Louis Missouri, studied mining and metallurgy in Europe. He and co-investor Horace Tabor both struck it rich in Leadville Colorado. Opened a smelting plant in the Argentine district of Kansas City Kansas, that employed 1,000 men. In 1892 he was appointed president of the first Park Board in Kansas City Missouri, known as the father of the parks and boulevard system. Meyer Boulevard is named in his honor. His estate at 45th and Warwick later became the Kansas City Art Institute. (bio by: Bill Walker) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Emma Jane Hixon Meyer (1857 - 1932)*
 
 Children:
  Helen Meyer (1880 - 1886)*
  Roger Meyer (1880 - 1886)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: Mar 31, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6305296
August R. Meyer
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August R. Meyer
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August R. Meyer
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Being loved as you were loved,Vanquished, you still live on,Held long as letters carved in stone.Until the day we meet again,I pray that you are now at peace.
- TJ Cochran
 Added: Sep. 12, 2006
REPOSE EN PAIX!
- quebecoise
 Added: Dec. 29, 2004

- Charles Haig
 Added: Dec. 5, 2004
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