Frederick Sterling Doggett was born in Chicago March
1, 1856. He received his early education in the public schools,
and later attended the Chicago University. After emerging from
the latter institution at the age of seventeen, he entered the
laboratory of the 'Chicago Sheffield Steel company, where he remained
for three years. He then migrated to Colorado, and for
four years was engaged in mining and kindred
In 1878 Mr. Doggett came to Kansas City, and
secured employment in the Union Pacific offices, and a year later went
over to the Chicago & Alton road, just built. When he
left the C. & A.'s employ in 1886 he had risen to the position of
general western freight agent.
Since 1886 Mr. Doggett has devoted himself to
his own business affairs, principally the management of the Blossom
House, having married a daughter of the late G. H. Blossom.
A very busy man, Mr. Doggett has always given
freely of his time to public movements. He was one of the first
members of the Commercial Club, and has served as vice-president of
that organization. He was also a moving spirit in the
organization of the Kansas City Club, and was its president for a
term. He was elected a director of Convention Hall in 1900 and
re-elected in 1901, and is a leader in the Priests of Pallas
Association. He is a thirty-second degree Mason, a Knight
Templar, and a Shriner.