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 William Rockhill Nelson

William Rockhill Nelson

Birth
Indiana, USA
Death 13 Apr 1915 (aged 74)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 11311 · View Source
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Cofounder of the Kansas City Star newspaper (along with Samuel Morss). He led a long and vociferous campaign (using his newspaper) in support of a City Beautiful Movement, which resulted in many of Kansas City's most beautiful parks and boulevards. He also imported squirrels from other states and let them loose in the parks. He was a real estate mogul and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art was built and filled from his estate.


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  • Added: 30 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11311
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Rockhill Nelson (7 Mar 1841–13 Apr 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11311, citing Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .