William Volker

William Volker

Death 4 Nov 1947 (aged 88)
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 6871132 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Bill Walker
  • Added: 23 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6871132
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Volker (1 Apr 1859–4 Nov 1947), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6871132, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Bill Walker (contributor 656) .