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William Volker
Birth: Apr. 1, 1859
Death: Nov. 4, 1947

A businessman and philanthropist, he was a bachelor and a multi-millionaire. At age 52 he married, stating that he'd put $1 million in his wifes name, and he intended to give away the rest of his fortune. From then until his death, he did just that, often anonymously. Among other things, he donated the land for the University of Kansas City, now the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Volker Road and Volker park were named in his honor. 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick Volker (1825 - 1904)
  Dorothea Bourhen Volker (1826 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Rose Roebke Volker (1877 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sophia Volker Pieper (1849 - 1897)*
  Alwine Volker Rumsfeld (1856 - 1924)*
  William Volker (1859 - 1947)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: Oct 23, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6871132
William Volker
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William Volker
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William Volker
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