Originally shared on the JoCo History blog.
The Obituary Index, maintained by the Johnson County Genealogical Society (JCGS), consistently tops the list of most visited JoCo History website collections. Upon first glance, the index can seem overwhelming, but once you learn how to use this tool, it can serve as a valuable resource in genealogical research.
This true crime fiction genre book covers “the case of the century”. In the year 1909 a prominent Kansas City family because the center of investigation of a mysterious cases of mass poisoning. A wealthy Mr. Swope, who donated his land to the city for Swope park, and several members of his family, the Hydes, died under suspicions circumstances.