James T. Ware (1858 – )

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was born April 4, 1858, in Bourbon County, Kentucky. His ancestors have been Americans since this country was discovered and his great grandfather was an officer in the Revolutionary War. Mr. Ware came to Kansas City fourteen years ago, and began life here as bookkeeper for a smelter company. Although taking an active interest in politics, Mr. Ware was never a candidate for office until 1900, when he was nominated for county assessor on the Democratic ticket which was defeated by an unfortunate split in the party. Although defeated, Mr. Ware made so many friends by his genial manners and energetic personality as well as his graceful acceptance of defeat, that he emerged from the campaign stronger than before. He has been repeatedly urged since then for important appointments at the hands of the Governor; but has invariably declined, saying that he did not wish to become a chronic officeseeker. Mr. Ware has a host of friends, is universally respected, and will doubtless be heard of in the future as a standard-bearer in Jackson County politics.”

Source:  Political History of Jackson County: Biological Portraits of Men Who Helped to Make It, Published by Marshall & Morrison, Kansas City, Mo., 1902, pages 88-9


James T. Ware (1858 – ) — 1 Comment

  1. Bourbon County, KY is where my ancestors came from. I’ll have to follow up on this man and see what I can find. Thank you.


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