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Felix La Force

Felix La Force was born in Boone County, Missouri, August 21, 1847, his parents, natives of Kentucky, being pioneer settlers in that section.  His education was received in the district schools, and at the age of fifteen he commenced to earn his own living, accepting a position as clerk in a dry goods store in Columbia.  He remained there for twenty years, working up to a junior partnership.

     In February, 1881, Mr. La Force came to Kansas City, and in partnership with W. B. Grimes, W. S. Woods, and James  H. Dayton founded the wholesale dry goods company of Grimes, Woods, La Force & Co., and became its buyer and general manager.  In 1863 Mr. Grimes bought out his partners, but Mr. La Force remained as buyer until 1885, when he joined with his brother, Mr. W. B. La Force, in the banking and general brokerage business.  He is now in the general brokerage business by himself.

    Mr. La Force was one of the early members of the Kansas City Club, and has ever given freely of his time to public movements.  He was elected a member of the Convention Hall Directorate in 1901 and re-elected in 1902.  He is also a charter member and director in the Union National Bank.

     Mr. La Force married Miss Ella Estill, of Howard County, Missouri, in February, 1881.

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