Lazia, John F.

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From James M. Pendergast to Kathleen Pendergast

Photocopy of a letter from James M. Pendergast to his wife Kathleen Pendergast. James recounts the details of John Lazia's funeral which the local newspapers believe to be Kansas City's largest funeral gathering. He then updates Kathleen on his trip to Monroe County and on his upcoming trip with Harry S. Truman to Cameron, Missouri. The letter is written on Jackson Democratic Club letterhead that also includes Harry S. Truman and T. J. Pendergast as members of the executive board. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

From James M. Pendergast to Kathleen Pendergast

Photocopy of a letter from James M. Pendergast to his wife Kathleen Pendergast in Lexington, Virginia. James explains the circumstances of John Lazia's death and mentions being there with him as he died in the hospital. James then updates her on other personal details. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum does not hold the original document.

From Lester Seacat to Jesse Barrett

Letter from Lester Seacat describes an enclosed chart of election-related activities in various districts in Kansas City.

From Anonymous to Lloyd C. Stark

Unsigned letter to Governor Lloyd C. Stark describing acts of corruption taking place throughout the city stemming from businesses affiliated with the Pendergast machine and John Lazia.

From Anonymous to Lloyd C. Stark

Unsigned letter to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, including a clipping from the Kansas City Times, regarding the demand to prosecute violations of election laws. The letter also mentions that Prosecutor Tom Graves intends to marry the widow of John Lazia.

From Anonymous to James A. Reed

Letter from an unknown writer to James A. Reed discussing the potential appointment of Dr. Porter to city coroner or other potential placements should coroner not be possible.

From A. Ross Hill to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr.

Letter from A. Ross Hill to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on July 18, 1934. Hill reports from Kansas City on a Jacob L. Milligan campaign event, the aftermath of John Lazia's death, and campaign speeches against Harry S. Truman.

From A. Ross Hill to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr.

Letter from A. Ross Hill to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on July 10, 1934. Hill reports from Kansas City that Frederick Whitten is campaigning against Truman and that John Lazia was shot that previous night.

City Beverage Company - Kansas City, Missouri, Analysis of Officers' Salaries and Dividends Paid

An analysis of the salaries and dividends paid to officers of the City Beverage Company from 1933 through 1947. The document includes the salaries and dividends of Thomas J. Pendergast, Jr., Phillip H. McCrory, A. P. Spaar, Rhea Lazia and the estate of John Lazia, and William H. McCrory. The analysis also provides totals of salaries and dividends given for each year and the total of both figures given to each officer from 1933 to 1947.

Citizens' League Bulletin, No. 747

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article entitled "King of Kansas City, Emperor of Missouri" about the corrupt activities of Boss Tom Pendergast of Kansas City.

Citizens' League Bulletin, No. 653

Citizens' League Bulletin issue with the main article being a reproduction of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report and editorial on Kansas City corruption and vice. Other articles document exorbitant car insurance premiums in Kansas City, pervasive public gambling and prostitution, and the relationship between Tom Pendergast and John Lazia.

Articles of Agreement of City Beverage Company

Articles of Agreement of City Beverage Company, Kansas City, Missouri. The document defines the company's capital stock, shares, and term length. The shareholders and board of directors are listed as Philip H. McCrory, William H. McCrory, Albert P. Spaar, and John Lazia. The articles then list the five purposes of the company.