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Wallace Campbell Goffe

Wallace Campbell Goffe was born in New York City December 26, 1865.  He spent his boyhood in that city, attending the public and high schools. 

     At an early age he secured a position with the Wall Street firm of Goffe and Randle, and for ten years remained in that wonderful thoroughfare, learning and rising.  In 1891, while identified with the firm of Jones, French & Maury, he met the late H. F. Peavey, and was induced by the capitalist to leave New York for Kansas City.  His position out here was the chief clerk of the Midland Elevator Company, but he only remained there for two years.

     In 1893 the grain commission firm of Goffe, Lucas & Carkener was organized - all three fellow employees - and success has crowned its efforts from the start.  The chief business of the firm is receiving and shipping, and progressive, yet conservative, methods have established it strongly.

     Mr. Goffe is a director in the Grain Exchange, and has ever been identified with those movements tending to the development of Kansas City.

     He married Miss Bevie Gill in 1893.
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