Uraih Spray Epperson (1861-1927) Papers (KC0183)
U.S. Epperson was born near Indianapolis, Indiana. The Epperson family came to Kansas City in 1868. Epperson began working at the Fowler Packing Company in 1890 and stayed with the company for 22 years, the last ten as general manager. In 1902, he organized and operated the Elevator Underwriters, a fire inter-insurance exchange for grain and grain elevators, and in January, 1905, organized and became manager of the Lumbermen's Underwriting Alliance. Later he also incorporated the Epperson Land & Investment Company. Epperson took an active part in promoting and improving Kansas City, with his involvement in many political, social and industrial developments. After his death in 1927, his wife, Elizabeth Weaver Epperson, continued to take an active role in the cultural development of Kansas City.
The papers contain financial records, insurance policies, newspaper clippings, photographs and other miscellaneous items relating to the personal finances and interests of Epperson and his family. 1882-1930.
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