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 Washington Henry Chick

Washington Henry Chick

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 18 Dec 1918 (aged 92)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot Kansas City Heritage 433&439&807&808&809
Memorial ID 14931237 · View Source
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"The oldest citizen of Kansas City" Description of his life and career as an assistant to his father William Chick at their early store.
Thomas Marr, married Mary Jeffries 2-23-1823 by William Chick, Justice of the Peace in Jefferson County, Missouri.
Washington Henry Chick, as a boy, roamed the hills when the land was a jungle. He saw the city take root from nothing when he worked in his father's store. In later years he talked of the McGees on O.K. Creek and Tom Smart who lived on the corner of what became 11th and Main Streets. The Smart land was covered with a jungle of trees and brush, but Mr. Smart hired a man to clear it at $2.00 a day. Tom Smart told Chick "he did not know where he was going to get the money, but afterwards he took a jug of whiskey to the levee and sold it to the Indians and made enough to pay the man." This farm, for which Smart paid $5.00 an acre, laid the foundation of two large fortunes, the Smart and Swope fortunes.
(Note: The above biographical information written by TJ Cochran

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Link to wife provided by Bruce Wertz, 14 Apr 2014
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Inscription


W. H. CHICK
FEB. 9, 1826
DEC. 18, 1918


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  • Maintained by: J F-B
  • Originally Created by: TJ Cochran
  • Added: 14 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14931237
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Washington Henry Chick (9 Feb 1826–18 Dec 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14931237, citing Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by J F-B (contributor 47283216) .