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Conway F. Holmes

Conway F. Holmes, youngest child of Nehemiah and Mary Holmes, was born in 1864 in Kansas City, Missouri, and received his education in the local schools and the business college at Poughkeepsie, N. Y.  Like his brother, Walton, he entered the street railway service while yet a lad, and in 1886 became superintendent of the Grand Avenue Cable Company.  With is brother he brought about the first street railway consolidation and the subsequent merging of all the Kansas City lines into the Metropolitan Street Railway system, of which he became general superintendent and later general manager.  In addition to his duties with the Metropolitan, he was president of the Kansas City Electric Light Company, a director in the Kansas City State Bank, and a vice-president and member of the Executive Committee of the American Street Railway Association.

     In 1885 he married Miss Maud Gregory, daughter of Kansas City's first mayor, and has one son, named William Gregory.
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